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Smart Teen Financial Literacy Class May 2nd- Date Change

NEW DATE- MOVED to accommodate ACT/sports events.  Does your teen frequently purchase lunch, sodas, coffee drinks, or like to spend money at the mall with friends?  Would you like to show them that investing their summer job money in just 4 years will result in over $305,000 at age 65 or $2.8 MILLION if they

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RHS Volunteers Needed

There are many ways to become involved as a Riverdale parent. It’s fun, and a wonderful way to connect with the school and other parents. Here are some immediate needs. Lunchtime Help in the Library:  cover the desk so our librarian gets a lunch break.  Weekly, bi-weekly, monthly. Junior and Freshman Class Coordinators: we still

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Warnings about new Netflix series ’13 Reasons Why’

On Monday, both Riverdale Principals sent out a letter warning parents about the Netflix series ’13 Reasons Why,” which many teenagers are binge watching without adult guidance and support. The show – about a teen who takes her own life and leaves behind audio recordings for 13 people she believes contributed to her death –

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A look back at District Arts Night

We’re delighted so many of you could join us to celebrate our students’ art last week at our annual District Arts Night. Below are some highlights from the evening, which you can read more about in this article by the Lake Oswego Review.                        

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RHS Robotics finishes strong in first competition

The Riverdale “Pandas” (Team Pandamonium #2915) had a great run at this weekend’s First Robotics Competition tournament in Wilsonville, finishing in 14th place overall (out of 40 teams). Throughout the competition, the Pandas competed in alliance teams of three in which they amassed points as they won matches. (See robot #2915 in action in this video) The team

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January Parent Coffee: Adolescent Depression, Signs & Services

Please join us on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. in the Gym Lobby when our speaker will discuss adolescent depression. Christopher Dirda, a second-year Physician’s Assistant student specializing in adolescent depression at OHSU, will discuss the science of adolescent depression, its signs, parental role, screening, suicide prevention, treatment services and trends. He has a short video

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PTC Skybox Social Basketball Game, Friday, Jan. 27

Shake off the post-holiday and winter blues by joining other Riverdale parents for the annual Skybox Social during a Mavericks basketball game. Adults can mingle and watch the game from the comfort of the Maverick Room while enjoying PTC-provided light snacks and beverages. Students can watch the gym and purchase snacks from the concession stand,

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Final results of Holiday Basketball Tournament

The Mavericks hosted the 7th Annual Riverdale Holiday Basketball Tournament during winter break, including 14 teams from across the state. Maverick girls took the runner-up trophy in the championship game, losing to the Faith Bible Falcons, 60-29. Maverick boys finished the tournament in third place after beating the Westview Wildcat Frosh team, 74-58. Find more tournament details on the

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YES Club Candy Fundraiser

Starting today and running through Dec. 16, the YES Club will be conducting a fundraiser event called “Break the Chains of Slavery.”Club members will be selling candy before and after school, and during lunch, for $1 per bundle. Everyone who purchases will get to break one of the links off a paper chain until the

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RHS PTC Parent Coffee: Link to College Presentations

Did you miss January 2016’s PTC Parent Coffee?  Click here for the PDF version of former college counselor Kathleen Reid’s fantastic presentation: Helping Students Survive the College Admissions Process-2 College counselor Robert Lovvorn presented this valuable information at an October 2019 PTC Parent Coffee: College Counselor Coffee Presentation

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Eleven fall athletes earn All-League honors

Congratulations to all of our athletes for pushing themselves during the fall season. Among these, there were 11 students who earned All-League honors in their sport: Boys’ Soccer: Glenn Sutter – 1st Team, Theo Salzberg – 2nd Team, Amos Brown – 2nd Team Goalie, Henry Thomas – Honorable Mention, Brian LaFranchi – Honorable Mention. Girls’

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Parent/Caregiver Training for special needs

The Columbia Regional Program’s monthly meeting is this Saturday, Nov. 19, from 10 am to noon. The topic will be “Supporting Your Child’s Communication,” and is a special training session for parents and caregivers of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The meeting location is 833 NE 74th Ave, Portland, OR 97213. Coffee and refreshments are provided. All participants must

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Directories Now Available

The new 2016-17 Riverdale Directory is now available for purchase online or at the front desk from Sam for $10. Soon after you order online you will receive an email notice that your directory is waiting for you (or your student) to pick up at the RHS front desk. The directory helps you keep connected with your student’s

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New Websites launch Monday, Nov. 7

Get ready for these new websites! DISTRICT SITE for prospects and community members who are interested in learning more about our schools. (Think of this as a marketing site.) GRADE SCHOOL SITE for current grade school parents (and students, too, if they’re interested) to find all the daily school resources you’ll need. HIGH SCHOOL SITE

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RHS Info Day Volunteers and Contributions Needed

Fall Information Day is upon us, and two dads are needed to assist with parking at this important event, from roughly 12:15 to 1:30 pm on Sunday, Nov. 6. Please contact Karen Grebert or Hilary Chandler, if you are interested in this volunteer opportunity. Store-bought snacks are also needed for the RHS Info Day. If you’d like

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RHS PTC Parent Coffee: Teens and Digital Safety

Dave Fowler, Riverdale parent and Head of Privacy and Digital Compliance at Act-On Software, spoke at our October Parent Coffee. His subject was “Our Teens in the Digital Marketplace and What You Need to Know NOW,” which was a timely and riveting topic.  Some of the issues he addressed included: Big Data Social Media Internet Safety Resources If you

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Concussion testing in November

Athletes who would like to do optional ImPact Concussion Testing may do so on the following dates (high school athletes can attend at either school): Thursday, Nov. 3 in the Riverdale High School Library, 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15 in the Riverdale Grade School Computer Lab, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

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Fall Concert on Nov. 10

Mark your calendar and plan to join us at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 10 in the Maverick Room, for another great concert featuring the Maverick Choir and Creative Band Projects. Look forward to a mix of familiar and original songs by both groups.

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Register now for winter sports

Registration is now open for winter sports, including basketball and swimming. In order to participate on the first day of practice – Monday, Nov. 14 – you must complete your online registration and pay the $350 athletic fee by that date. Register for winter sports.

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Senior athletes will be recognized on Oct. 21

Senior athletes (and their parents) from all fall sports – soccer, volleyball and cross country – will be honored at the Fall Senior Athlete Recognition Night on Friday, Oct. 21 at Lewis & Clark Griswold Stadium. This special recognition event happens during halftime of the Girls’ Varsity Soccer game. The game starts at 7:30 p.m. and the recognition

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RHS Time to Schedule Conferences

Thursday, Oct. 13, 8:30 am to 7 pm; Friday, Oct. 14, 8:30 am to noon Parent teacher conferences for first trimester are just around the corner. Teachers are available to meet with parents and students during scheduled conference times in the RHS Gym. Families are asked to keep meetings with each teacher under 10 minutes so waiting

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RHS: Calling All Entrepreneurs!

Riverdale students with an interest in business innovation and entrepreneurship have a great opportunity to develop those passions starting this fall. TiE Young Entrepreneurs is an initiative to inspire, challenge and empower students to become the next generation of entrepreneurs, business and community leaders. On Sunday, Oct. 2, TiE Oregon’s Startup Sunday and TiE Young Entrepreneurs Kick-off will be held

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New: MarimbaLab at RHS

Riverdale has purchased two 9-foot long chromatic marimbas and is now offering marimba classes, aka MarimbaLab, after school! Students will play in a small marimba band, learn music theory and composition. MarimbaLab is a company run by Michael Charles Smith, a local marimba soloist, composer and educator.  He has taught several MarimbaLab classes at RGS and is excited

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RHS Student Achievement

Students place third in engineering competition On May 26, Wade Klein and Ian Collier placed third in the country during the finals of the Engineering Encounters Bridge Design Contest, a national online engineering competition.The duo had qualified for the final round of the contest by designing one of the 40 most efficient virtual bridges using software

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