News and Announcements
10 days ago
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TEAM: As mentioned in previous communications, we are sticking with TEAM as our Word of the Year for the second year in a row. TEAM does a really good job of summarizing in one word the culture we are trying to create and sustain as a school district and community! The three B’s (belong, bond, believe) help describe what the best teams do - they create an environment where people feel they belong to something greater than themselves; they help people bond, moving from casual acquaintances to relationships of trust and vulnerability; they motivate people to believe in the mission of the team over their own self interests.
Branding: An anonymous community member designed and rented two billboards this summer with super positive messages about TEAM Riverside. The first billboard runs June 17-July 1 on Highway 395 north of Hawthorne Avenue and Wonderland. The second billboard runs August 5-18 on Newport Highway and Hawthorne Avenue. A big “thanks” to our community member! We appreciate positive public relations at no cost to the district!
Character Strong: For a number of years, our elementary schools have incorporated and intentionally taught character development through Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS), a framework that provides specific language and instruction to help our students grow socially and emotionally. I am excited to announce that Riverside Middle School and Riverside High School are partnering up on a similar approach at the secondary level - Character Strong. Principal Johnson, Principal Hull, thirteen staff members, and I plan to attend Character Strong training in August, and we plan to purchase curriculum to use in leadership classes and regular instruction. More information to follow!
- Congratulations CES: Please join me in congratulating Principal Juanita Murray (who retired last year) and the staff, students, and parents of Chattaroy Elementary for their selection as a 2017-2018 Washington State Recognized School for growth in student achievement, as well as closing gaps between the highest and lowest achieving students. Way to go, Stars!
- Budget updates: Please check out our Budget FAQ's. If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, please contact Superintendent Ken Russell at (509) 370-1717.
Capital Levy Updates
10 days ago
Last February, our community approved two levies by nearly 70%, including the 4-year (2019, 2020, 2021, 2022) Levy for Security, Facilities, and Technology Improvements. Here are some specific updates:
-Roofing: We repaired warranty issues on the roof of the 6th grade wing at RMS, and this summer we will replace or restore the following roofs this summer: metal shop and wood shop at Riverside HS, CES and RES breezeways, wood floor gym at RES, east wing of RES, district office, and grounds shop.