The PTSA of River Hill High School (RHHS) is currently seeking individuals who are interested in volunteering for this academic year, 2022-2023.  The positions we have open and a description of what they entail is below.  We especially are looking for a president-elect.  Please contact Lisa Krausz at president@riverhillptsa.org or Rhiannon Buckley at volunteer@riverhillptsa.org to further discuss your interest. Thanks so much!

Positions Open:

  1. SECAC Delegate
  2. Communications & Newsletter Coordinator
  3. Membership Coordinator
  4. HC Drug Free Liaison
  5. Reflections Coordinator

Position Description:

 

  1. SECAC Delegate – Under law, Howard County Special Education Citizens Advisory Committee (SECAC) advises the school system on the needs of students with disabilities. SECAC collaborates with other community disability advocacy groups to improve special education and the lives of students in Howard County. There are approximately 59,000 students in the school district and 11% of these students have special needs who have either an IEP or 504 Plan to assist them in school. We are seeking someone to serve as our representative for SECAC, which holds monthly meetings and to write blurbs for our newsletter to update our membership. This person also serves on the PTSA Executive Committee and is included in key decision making throughout the year.

  2. Communications & Newsletter Coordinator– The PTSA is in need of a communications coordinator who will be responsible for sending out weekly or bi-weekly newsletters to our membership: the All School Newsletter and the PTSA Membership Email.  The communications coordinator will work closely with the President and others in pulling together the news updates. Familiarity with either the MemberHub newsletter template or a similar newsletter template a plus. 

  3. Membership Coordinator – Assist the President and other PTSA leadership in cultivating PTSA members.  Utilize National PTA’s membership Toolkit for these recruitment efforts.  Help table at events and produce fliers for recruitment.

  4. HC Drug Free Liaison – Work with HC Drug Free, a local nonprofit, in advertising and collaborating on their programming. Write weekly or bi-weekly blurbs on HC Drug Free news to share with RHHS community through school and PTSA newsletter.  HC Drug Free is a great community resource working to keep teens healthy and educated when it comes to drinking and drug use.  This volunteer will keep our PTSA community informed of HC Drug Free events and find ways to collaborate and share information about their programs.

  5. Reflections Coordinator – Reflections is the National PTA's state and national arts program which provides students with access to artistic expression and opportunities for recognition.  Each year, over 300,000 students in Pre-K through Grade 12 create original works of art in response to a student-selected theme. This 50+ year-old program helps them explore their own thoughts, feelings and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence and find a love for learning that will help them become more successful in school and in life.  The 2021–2022 Reflections theme was I Will Change the World By…  This year’s theme is Show Your Voice. RHHS students will submit their completed works of art in one or all of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts. Reflections volunteers will work with the communications volunteer to market this program, help coordinate the program in the school, help submit the entries to the state body, and report on progress of the program at the monthly PTSA meetings. Learn more about the program here: https://www.pta.org/home/programs/reflections