Upcoming Events

Hi Rapids,

As we approach the halfway mark of the school year, think about the year so far. Has it been a good one? If it has, great! If not, is there something the PTSO can do to help or change to make it better for everyone? The PTSO is here to assist in making James River High School a better place for everyone.

The PTSO is here to support every student and teacher. We do this in a number of ways:

  • New technology in classrooms and for the school as a whole
  • Senior scholarships
  • Support for library needs
  • Speakers and education programs for students and families
  • Faculty and staff appreciation events and the Golden Apple Teacher Award
  • Parent volunteers for events throughout the year

We are planning an exciting new event for later in the school year, so be on the lookout for information as it becomes available.

If you haven’t already joined the PTSO, please take a moment to do so to help us achieve our goals for the year.

If you have any questions, or to become involved, contact us at jrhsptso@gmail.com


Kim Miller

PTSO President



Join us in our efforts to make James River High School the best high school in Chesterfield County!  


Here's how you can support James River High School and the PTSO: 

First--Become a member!  If you haven't done so already, join the James River PTSO and encourage your student(s) to join as well. The PTSO is the only organization in the school that supports every student and family at JRHS. Please click here to join.


Second--Support James River HS and PTSO programs by participating in our fundraisers--we have several options:

  • The Clothing to Cash Recycling Program—Bring your old clothing, shoes, linens, accessories and toys to the white bin in the teacher parking lot. James River gets paid for every pound collected, so the more you donate, the more the more the school makes! Whenever you’re cleaning out your closets throughout the year, please drop your donations in the bin. We accept all unwanted items including clothing, shoes, towels, tablecloths, etc. We accept all conditions, too – don’t worry about how ragged the towels are! Remember, the PTSO receives money based on the pounds of clothes recycled each month. Clothing to Cash sells the used items at their thrift stores or recycles them into rags or other items. Don’t wait for the school year to start – drop off your donations today!
  • Kroger Community Rewards Program:  Continue your support of James River PTSO every time you shop and use your Kroger Shopper's Card.  Just login in at https://www.kroger.com/account/enrollCommunityRewardsNow and select JRHS PTSO.  If you chose to support JRHS PTSO last year, your Kroger Rewards will automatically roll over to support the PTSO once again this year.  
  • PTSO Benefit Nights:  The PTSO will host benefit evenings at local restaurants. Come and have dinner and help raise funds for the PTSO. Look for announcements in the PTSO newsletter throughout the year for more information on dates, times and locations.


Third--Support James River and the PTSO programs through a one-time financial contribution.

To supplement funds raised through membership dues and fundraisers, we also offer a "One Gift" Program.  Another option to the fundraisers, your "One Gift" contribution is tax-deductible and may be eligible for corporate Matching Gift Programs.  Contact your company’s HR department for more information. 

Click here to make a One Gift donation.


Fourth--Get involved! 

High school is an important time to be engaged in your child's educational experience. There are ways to be involved, no matter how much time you have to offer.  After you join the PTSO, please complete and submit the Volunteer Form and someone from the PTSO Board will get back with you

Click here to get more information about volunteer opportunities.