Request for Donations

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 7:58am

The Photography program at River Hill needs your support.  Do you own a neglected or dusty old film camera that your would consider donating to Photography for learning and use? We are fortunate enough to be one of a handful of high school programs in the country to offer traditional darkroom photography to students as part of the Visual Arts curriculum. Along with learning to photograph digitally and by using our computer lab, we also teach students to shoot film, process it, and print photographs the old-fashioned way. HCPSS supplies some funding to keep these disciplines vibrant: a few years ago when the district had to choose allocations for per pupil allotments and materials of instruction, photography was maintained as a priority component in Fine Arts.   As we all try to recycle our older tools and use our resources efficiently, the stand-alone camera is still a necessary piece of equipment.  If you have an old 35mm film SLR (Single Lens Reflex) camera or any photo or darkroom equipment that is not getting use but is still usable, consider donating it to River Hill High School. Many students do not have access to camera equipment and we find that parents, neighbors, or relatives have this equipment in a cabinet.  We ensure it will go to good use and promise to make great art out of your donation!

Please drop off equipment in the front office of River Hill High School or contact Jacob Cecil, Fine Arts Lead Teacher, at to arrange a pickup, answer questions about what we need or respond to any questions. Thank you for your support.