The River School community joins together for these fundraising events in support of the school and its mission. Staff, parents, grandparents, alumni parents, friends, and businesses are involved as volunteers, donors, and sponsors.
Scholarship Auction: Rock the River
The River School Auction raises funds in support of scholarship through Live, Silent, and Online Auctions. Our goal is to raise $200,000 net proceeds for the school's Scholarship Fund which provides funds for children with and without hearing loss, to attend our school and benefit from its innovative model. 100% of net proceeds support The River School Scholarship Fund.
Jill Bailey Chenet’s RiverWalk
RiverWalk is an annual community-wide event for River School families, alums, grandparents and friends. Families can walk on the stroller-friendly C&O Canal Tow Path or hike along the Billy Goat Trail.
The day starts with an Alumni Breakfast where past students and families reunite to share memories, see teachers and catch up.
River School’s Annual Spring Picnic is held in conjunction with RiverWalk and serves as the end point for walkers. The picnic includes food, games, entertainment and more, all in a beautiful outdoor park.
Jill Bailey Chenet’s RiverWalk is named in memory of our beloved teacher and friend who taught her students, and all of us, to love, laugh and celebrate life.
RiverWalk proceeds go to The Jill Bailey Chenet Scholarship Fund, which supports “Tootie Time” tutoring at The River School, a program to help deserving children succeed in school and become life-long readers.