The South River High School Parent-Teacher-Student Organization (PTSO) supports students and teachers by supporting Cultural Awareness, Student Recognition, and Peer Mentoring activities, and sponsoring the Recognition Walkway, Scholarships, Driver’s Ed and SAT Prep classes.  We support and help out with Homecoming, Prom and other class events, as well as student clubs and special assemblies.  In addition, teachers count on us to help provide classroom supplies, instructional materials and textbooks.


A letter from your PTSO President:

Dear Parents,

The PTSO would like to remind you of some things we are working on for this year…

South River High School is a GREEN SCHOOL, which means the newsletters are no longer produced in paper form. Newsletters and other important announcements are now posted on this website,, or sent to you electronically via the South River Tracker.  We are encouraging all families to sign up for the South River Tracker Email Alert System.  In order to do that, contact Kathy Kraus at  If you aren’t signed up for this service, you will likely miss important updates or late breaking information.

We encourage you to support your PTSO by becoming a member and supporting our ongoing fundraising efforts, such as Driving School, SAT Prep classes, and Market Day, and new this year, Parking Space Auction for Seniors, as well as our annual membership drive.

Almost 2,200 students attend SRHS.  Only 307 families joined the PTSO last year.  Make a difference and join.  We are holding a Membership Drive Contest to encourage greater participation.  Your membership may help your child’s graduating class win extra funds!  The higher the percentage of PTSO membership enrollment for a class, the more money we can contribute to their class fund.

Please Join Today!

Use the Membership Application (below) to send your payment to the school or pay via PayPal with a credit card.  Your financial contribution of $25, as well as your support of our other fundraising activities, will go a long way in supporting the educational programs and staff at South River High School.  Remember, joining the PTSO does not mean you will be expected to attend monthly meetings, although your participation is very much appreciated.


Christine Sabota, SRHS PTSO President


PTSO Excutive Board for 2013/2014

President Christina Sabota
Vice President Nora Morris
Treasurer Kathy Kraus
Secretary Laurie Thorne
Membership Coordinator Kathy Kraus
Hospitality Coordinators

Michelle Phibbons / Kristina Seidel

Market Day Coordinator Christina Sabota
Volunteer Coordinator Donna Randall

All PTSO meetings are held at South River High School at 6:30pm in the main office conference room.  See the calendar on the Home Page for dates.  For questions or concerns, please contact Christina Sabota at 443-254-2008.

2013/2014 PTSO Membership and South River Tracker Application

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See what South River PTSO has been up to


The South River Tracker

Don’t miss out on important dates and information – sign up for the South River Tracker now!  The Tracker will email you whenver information is sent home about upcoming events at school and important information for the graduating class.

If you would like to receive our messages, please send an email to and be sure to include any additional addresses that you want to have messaages sent to (for example – work, home, spouse, grandparent, neighbor, etc).  You can have as many email addresses as you like.

This is a great way to be sure that you get information in a timely manner.  Please be assured that all email addresses are kept confidential and that we run multiple antivirus programs before anything is sent or received.  Since many email providers filter messages based on content, subject line or sender’s address, you may need to add southriverptso to your safe senders list and/or address book to keep our messages from going to your junk mail folder.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact

South River Tracker and Membership Application


PTSO Needs Volunteers!

Would you like to be involved at your child’s school?  South River PTSO would love to have you be a part of the team!  There are many ways you can be involved – we want South River to be the best school it can be!!

You can sign up at the PTSO Volunteer table at Back to School Night or email us at  WE NEED YOU!   Some of the areas where help is needed include:

General Volunteer -be a Front Desk Greeter, Office Helper, NEST Helper, help with Copying/Mailing projects, and more.  Expect the Unexpected! We migh call for help with anything!
Hospitality and Staff Appreciation Events – provide food, drinks and/or help during hospitality events (Student of the Month Breakfasts, Staff Appreciation functions, and other events throughout the year
Student Activities – chaperone field trips, prom breakfast, clubs, Mock Interviews, etc
Support Group Member – PTSO, Sports Boosters, Music Boosters

The list can go on and on.  If you are not able to give time at the school, maybe you can give time from home.  Please get involved – Our students need you!

Please complete the PTSO Volunteer Application, return it to the school, and someone will contact you.  Thanks for your support!


Fundraising Ideas

The PTSO is looking for new fundraising ideas.  No idea is too small.  We would love to hear any suggestions for fundraising ideas that could be incorporated into the school program.  The more money we can raise, the more support we can give our students.  If you have any ideas or know of something we can do, send your suggestions to or drop by one of the regularly scheduled meetings to present your idea.  All are welcomed!

Teacher Wish List

The PTSO is trying to raise funds to provide teachers with items that they are wishing for that could help them in the classroom.  We are asking for monetary donations to help fill these requests.  We want our students to get the best education that they can and that is why we are trying to fund much needed school supplies, text books and equipment.

Some of the most expensive items on the Wish List are ink and laser cartridges for the school printers, Smart Boards ($2,500 each), LCD Projectors ($650 each) and Document Cameras ($600) and mounting any one of the electronic tools costs $1200.  Business sponsors are welcomed, if you happen to know of a business that would like to work with us, please pass on our email address.

Please consider making a 100% tax deductible contribution to this worthwhile project.  A small donation from many parents will go a long way to meeting teachers’ and students’ needs.  All checks should be made out to South River High PTSO, and mailed to SRHS PTSO, 201 Central Avenue East, Edgewater, MD  21037.

Each year we work hard to support our school.  Let’s show them how much we appreciate being a Seahawk by granting their wishes.  For more information, contact us at


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