to Jun 26

Dale Carnegie Young Adult Leadership Program

The Dale Carnegie Young Adult Leadership Program, open to all Howard County H.S. students (rising 9th to 12th grade), teaches life skills in communication, interpersonal skills, public speaking, stress management, and self-confidence. This is a world renowned program offered at River Hill for the first time.  

YALP is the high school version of the internationally renowned Dale Carnegie Course. Warren Buffett, American business magnate, investor, author and philanthropist, is a graduate of the Dale Carnegie Course…listen to what he has to say:

  • Manage stress more effectively – Great leadership is not born out of good times but when faced with adversity and challenges

  • Build confidence– particularly in public speaking (we build confidence throughout our lives – no matter how confident we are right now, we can always stretch and grow)

  • Refine social skills– even those out are already outgoing can enhance their communication and listening skills

  • Sharpen interpersonal and leadership skills

  • Strengthen advocacy & communication skills– it’s not just what we say but ‘how’ we say it…

  • Prepare for college interviews

  • Eligible for 2 college credits

Hear what past grad Todd has to say Todd’s Story (DECA Student)

Visit our Testimonial page at: for other grad testimonials

Summer Young Adult Leadership Program Schedule. Please note weekend times are different from weekday.

Wed. May 29  Orientation – 6:00 – 8:30pm – parents welcome

Sat. Jun 1 - Session 1 – 9:00am – 12:30pm    

Wed. Jun 5 -Session 2 – 5:00 – 8:30pm

Sat. Jun 8- Session 3 – 9:00 am to 12:30pm

Wed. Jun12 - Session 4 – 5:00 – 8:30pm

Sat. Jun 15 -Session 5 – 9:00am to 12:30pm

Wed. Jun 19 Session 6 – 5:00 – 8:30pm

Sat. Jun 22 - Session 7 – 9:00am to 12:30pm

Wed. Jun 26 Session 8 Graduation – 5:00 – 8:30pm

* If students miss more than one session, the RH YALP instructor will work with the students to schedule a make-up.

Dale Carnegie contact Janet Rohner at or 


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7:00 PM19:00

PTSA General Membership Meeting

The PTSA general membership meeting will be held Monday June 10, 2019 at 7pm in the Media Center at RHHS.  Membership will vote on amendments to the bylaws (listed below), candidates for PTSA executive board, and the 2019-2020 budget.

Amendment 1: When determined by the executive board, one of the two delegates may be assigned to attend PTACHC and one delegate may be assigned to attend other meetings of interest such as SECAC (Special Education Citizen;s Advisory Committee).

Amendment 2: Create one position for Secretary, combining the roles of the corresponding secretary and recording secretary.

Amendment 3: An officer's term may be extended for three consecutive terms (rather than only two), for a total of three years in a position.

The May 13 meeting of the PTSA at 7pm will be a regular meeting.   

See you there!

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Post Prom Party - P3
to Apr 27

Post Prom Party - P3

Post Prom Party (P3) is an event sponsored by the PTSA in an effort to keep our students safe on Prom Night.  This year P3 will be held on Friday, April 26, from 11:30 p.m. - 2:30 a.m. at the Main Event Columbia. All Juniors and Seniors, and their guests, are welcome to attend.  P3 is a fabulous party filled with great entertainment, delicious food, and incredible prizes. Be on the lookout for a packet of information which is being mailed to all families in the next few weeks. 

For more information, visit .

To see how you can get involved, contact Wendy Balda at or Sandra Barton at

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7:00 PM19:00

College Admissions Panel

Interested in learning what college admissions counselors are really looking for from applicants?  If so, you will not want to miss this presentation! Admissions representatives from University of Maryland, George Washington University and Dickinson College have already been confirmed.  We will likely be receiving confirmations of attendance from a few more universities as well. More details to come! Stay tuned!

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6:00 PM18:00

1st Annual Hillfest


Join River Hill High School in a celebratory showcase of its exciting and diverse student community.  With food from around the world, performances, club presentations, art, music and more, HillFest will offer fun for the whole family!  Come find yourself at River Hill!

HillFest is a celebration of our dynamic, creative River Hill High School community.  In addition to food, performances, and information about clubs and school activities, we'll have an Art Expo of original art created by River Hill students.

Volunteers Needed to Share a Dish

In preparation for the event, the PTSA is seeking volunteers to provide a variety of food samples from the diverse cultures represented within our school. Examples may include: dumplings, bruschetta, empanadas, falafel, samosas, dolmades and any other delicious appetizers or dishes that showcase foods from around the world

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8:00 AM08:00

HillFest Art Expo Forms Due

HillFest is a celebration of our dynamic, creative River Hill High School community.  In addition to food, performances, and information about clubs and school activities, we'll have an Art Expo of original art created by River Hill students.

All students are invited to participate.  Just complete the attached form (or you can pick one up in the school office) and place it into the Art Expo box in the school office by Thursday March 7 (one week before HillFest) so we can estimate display needs.  Any type of art is welcome -- drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, whatever you have created.

Art should be delivered by 2:15pm on March 14 (the day of HillFest). 

  • Original artwork must be completed in the past two years.

  • Art must be ready to hang or self standing.  (You may hang your own art if you like. that afternoon) 

  • Please label your artwork with your first and last name. You may also include a one-page artist statement.

We'll also be seeking volunteers to help set up the displays starting at 2:15pm on Thursday March 14.

Please contact with questions or to volunteer.

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7:00 PM19:00

How to Navigate Naviance to Connect Your Children’s Strength and Interest

Feeling a little anxious about the process of getting your child to a career? Do you know how to navigate the college and career tool called Naviance to connect children’s strengths and interests to postsecondary and career goals?  Please join Ms. Kami Wagner, Instructional Facilitator for School Counseling and Related Services of Howard County Public Schools on May 17, 2018 from 7:00PM – 8:00PM for hands on instruction and discussion in the Computer Lab of River Hill High School.

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to Apr 28

Post Prom Party (P3)

P3 immediately follows Prom on April 27. The Post Prom Party (P3) has been a tradition at River Hill High School for 14 years and has been successful in providing a safe, fantastic and fun event for all students on the night of Prom. There is evidence that ‘prom night’ safety issues are dramatically reduced in communities that sponsor AFTER PROM programs. To that end – we want to provide a SAFE and MEMORABLE event for all RHHS Juniors, Seniors and their guests to attend. For more information, visit the Post Prom Party (P3) page.

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7:00 PM19:00

Tackle Teen’s Mental Health Challenges

Come to join Professor of Child Psychiatry, Jeff Q. Bostic, MD, EdD, of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital for the discussion of how to promote positive mental health in high school students, how to manage anxiety and stress, and how to engage with your teenager to recognize and respond to emotional distress. Professor Bostic has worked with approximately 100 school districts in USA and abroad regarding school mental health.

Place: RHHS Cafeteria.

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