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Hi Rapids,

Welcome to a new school year! Take a minute to think about it: What makes for a great school year? We’d like to hear your ideas on what the PTSO can do to help make it a great year at James River High School and to continue to make James River High School a great, successful school.


We, as a PTSO, are here to support every student and every teacher. We do this in a lot of different ways:

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

We need your help to do the above items. How can you help? You can volunteer your time when you see a request for help. You can make a tax deductible donation to the PTSO “One Gift” Program. You can sign up for Kroger Community Rewards, for which Kroger will donate a percentage of your purchases to the PTSO. You can also donate your unwanted clothing, bedding, etc. to the Clothing for Cash Program (this bin is in the JRHS parking lot).


Above all, to help us out, join the PTSO! We need your support to achieve our goals of helping in the ways outlined above.


If you have any suggestions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at jrhsptso@gmail.com. I would love to hear your ideas on what would make our fantastic school even better!


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.