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  • K-12 Student Handbook Beta Version Released

    We are so excited to share with you our first draft of the Riverdale School District K-12 Student and Family Handbook!

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  • Follow us on social media

    Make sure to tag us on your Riverdale social media posts

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • SafeOregon Tipline available for potential safety threats

    SafeOregon is a statewide secure place for students, parents, staff and others to confidentially share information of a potential threat to school or student safety.

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  • Growth vs. Fixed Mindset

    A recent blog post by Growth Mindset Trainer James Anderson really boils it down in a way we think will be meaningful for you. The basic gist? A Growth Mindset “is not growth itself. It’s an invitation to grow. It’s an understanding that growth is possible.” And this, he says, has an enormous impact on our motivations and actions.

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  • Reminder: Dogs on grade school campus

    For the safety of our students, dogs must be on leashes when children are present during school hours. Also, please continue to pick-up after dogs at all times and keep dogs off the playground/bark chip area where our children play.

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  • Riverdale now has its own weather station

    Riverdale has installed its own weather station atop the Commons at Riverdale Grade School. Now, the Riverdale school community can monitor real-time weather conditions at the school using www.weatherunderground.com or the corresponding mobile app. Learn how to access Riverdale's weather data.

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  • Habits of Mind: Gathering data through all senses

    November marks our first month-long habit: Gathering data through all senses. Most linguistic, cultural and physical learning is derived from the environment by observing or taking it in through the five senses. The more regions of the brain that store data about a subject, the more interconnection there is. Learn more about this habit.

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  • Habits of Mind: Creating, imagining and innovating

    Creating brings new ideas, concepts or ways that could solve a problem. Innovating allows students to invent a tool, equipment or a method that can solve an existing situation or problem. Imagining gives students the permission to form their own idea or picture of something within their thoughts. Learn more about this habit.

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  • Habits of Mind: Responding with wonderment and awe

    Students who exhibit this habit see things in a different way, take the time to appreciate how incredible the world and everything in it is, and are open to the mysteries of life and the amazing things that nature and man have created. Learn more about this habit.

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  • Habits of Mind: Taking responsible risks

    Responsible risk takers take educated risks, drawing on past knowledge, having a well-trained sense of what is appropriate and thinking about consequences. By holding back from taking risks, students miss opportunities. Learn more about this habit.

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  • Habits of Mind: Finding humor

    Scientists have found that laughing has positive effects on both physiological and psychological functions. Additionally, laughter releases creativity and provokes higher-level thinking skills, such as anticipating, finding novel relationships, visual imaging and making analogies. Learn more about this habit.

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  • Habits of Mind: Thinking interdependently

    Thinking interdependently is an important habit to develop in students for a variety of reasons. Negotiating relationships and adjusting to different personalities is an important real-world emotional intelligence that will be rewarded. Learn more about this habit.

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