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  • View the 2019-20 budget + the 2024 strategic plan

    See what's in store for Riverdale's future and how you can be a part of it.

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  • Where will you find the class of 2019?

    This year’s class received 212 acceptances to 113 colleges/programs in the United States and Canada, and was offered more than $7.5 million in scholarships. See where you'll find the class of 2019 next year.

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  • 2019-20 sports registration opens on July 1

    All students MUST complete an online registration, turn in sports physicals and pay athletic fees by the deadlines listed in order to participate in 2019-20 school sports.

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  • Keep your kids reading this summer

    Here are a few resources to help your students retain all the reading progress they’ve made in school this year. Reading over the summer – even just 15 minutes a day – can help students start in the fall ready to learn, instead of losing reading skills.

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  • Jump Rope for Heart raises funds, teaches healthy habits

    Congratulations to all of our K-4 students for a very successful Jump Rope for Heart program these past few weeks. We’re excited to have raised $16,439.34 for the American Heart Association! Wow! In addition to being a worthwhile fundraiser, our students also learned a lot about keeping fit and healthy.

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  • Two RGS students win awards for Holocaust awareness

    Congratulations to 7th grader Reese G. for winning second place and 8th grader Emilie C. for winning third place in the middle school category for the 2019 Sala Kryszek Art & Writing Competition.

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  • 8th grader wins national writing award

    Congratulations to Tommy M., who advanced to win a national silver medal in the category of humor in Scholastic's Writing Awards for 2019.

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  • Robotics team goes further than ever before

    For the first time, Riverdale Robotics made it through to the district championships – a big accomplishment for our little high school. Going into the championships, Riverdale was ranked 53rd. But in the end, our Team Pandamonium finished in 16th place with a record of 7 and 5.

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  • The Oregonian: RHS girls' basketball team most improved in state

    Since coaches often base a season's success more on improvement than wins and losses, The Oregonian compiled a list of Oregon high school teams showing the most improvement this year. We're proud to share the Class 3A Riverdale girls' basketball team showed the most improvement in any class.

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  • Riverdale's bridge building reign continues

    Riverdale once again swept all top 20 spots at the 2019 Oregon Regional Model Bridge Contest, with the top two students qualifying to move on to the international competition.

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  • Art recognition for RHS students

    Seven RHS students were recognized for their submissions to the Scholastic Art Awards, including two Gold Keys, three Silver Keys and four Honorable Mentions. Additionally, two paintings by RHS students were selected to hang in Sen. Rob Wagner’s office in Salem this winter and spring.

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  • 2019 school year calendar

    Download the year-at-a-glance version and see all the key dates and breaks for 2019-20.

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  • Riverdale students tackle PSU Honors College coursework

    This three-trimester PSU Honors College course not only provides a total of 15 college credits, its content more closely aligns to Riverdale’s desire to focus on diversity, awareness and fostering a greater sense of empathy for differences.

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  • Brain breaks make a big difference

    Have you ever wondered what is happening in your child’s brain when, for example, they have a temper tantrum or get stuck on a negative emotion? Well, they do, too. That’s why our young students are exploring their brains and learning to build more adaptive ways of handling big emotions.

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  • Bringing creepy carrots to life

    The goal in reader’s theater is to effectively read a script aloud so the audience can visualize the action. Without the benefit of costumes or props, our little performers make the text come alive by using voice, facial expressions and gestures.

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  • Using art to enhance learning

    Our grade school art teacher makes a point of creating projects related to her students’ math, science or social studies lessons. These may include botanical drawings, animated simple machines or creative visual representations of insects, fish, flags and cities — or even totem poles.

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  • Tech education program expands at high school

    Thanks to the efforts of technology teacher Adam McLain and new funding from Oregon’s Measure 98, Riverdale High School’s technology department is adding more options for students interested in technology careers.

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  • Finding balance in difficult situations

    A series of presentations and workshops is using music, comedy and drama to teach forethought, insight and specific skills to help our middle schoolers navigate this journey.

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  • What I did this summer: internship summaries

    From manufacturing to medical research, our high school seniors kept very busy this summer thanks to some pretty interesting internships.

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  • Riverdale grad helps improve body armor for the US Army

    Thanks in part to one Riverdale graduate, future American soldiers will be better protected in combat by stronger and lighter body armor. Read more...

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