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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • New PTC grant secured for teacher site visits

    Thanks to a generous new grant from the Parent Teacher Club, grade school teachers will have the opportunity to spend a day observing a teacher at another school — or even within Riverdale — for inspiration and to learn new tools.

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  • Nope, not that mole

    For those who have forgotten their chemistry studies, a mole is a unit used to measure atoms and molecules. But how can you illustrate that for younger students who have no concept of that math?

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  • Tootling vs. tattling

    Tootling is all the rage in the 3rd grade classrooms. It may sound like a funny word, but the impact is quite serious. See why...

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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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  • Thank you! Fundraising efforts support upcoming basketball season

    Thanks to the huge success of the 1st Annual Riverdale Golf Tournament, our community’s generosity made it possible to provide a stipend for one additional coach and one additional assistant coach than the district budget could support, among other sports-related costs.

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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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  • 2019-20 Tuition rates announced

    The board has approved a 3 percent increase in tuition for the 2019-20 school year to keep pace with the rising cost of education.

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  • RGS art teacher Liz Randall recognized

    We’re so proud of Riverdale Grade School’s art teacher, Liz Randall, who was selected as a 3rd place winner of the Oregon Art Educator Association’s “Teachers as Artists” exhibit at the Maryhill Museum of Art. Read more.

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