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Good afternoon RHS families,This is Dr. Woods-Weeks calling with the weekly update. I hope you all had a restful Veteran’s Day weekend!Congratulations to the RHS Chorus for a stellar performance last Thursday evening under the tutelage of Ms. Boliek. Kudos to you!Reports cards went home on Thursday, if your scholar has not shared his or her report card, please ask him/her to do so now. If you have a concern, please contact the teacher of record.Congratulations to the A/B Honor Roll students for your amazing hard work first quarter.Also, a shout out to Ms. Swaim for organizing the Destino Success Soccer tournament! Great fun.Upcoming AssessmentsThe ACT Fall Work Keys assessment will be administered to our 12th grade CTE concentrators November 14. Tuesday, November 14, 2023, Talent Show in the Auditorium.The Final “EOY” Benchmark is December 4, 2023. Mark Your Calendar! We must have 100% participation to determine where we are and what we need to do to finish the semester strong. Please govern yourselves accordingly.PTACongratulations to Ms. Kelly Newsome on being selected as the winner of a Riverside Pirate Hero Award! This award recognizes a Riverside teacher, coach, or other staff member who has gone above and beyond to support our community.Thankful for Riverside! This Thanksgiving, please help us support the staff at Riverside by donating turkeys or money contributions to the PTA. Our turkey giveaway was very popular with our staff last year. It is more important than ever to show love and appreciation to those who drive school buses, provide a safe and clean environment at Riverside, and otherwise support our children in school! We can let them know how much they are appreciated, but we need your help. If you are bringing a turkey, we ask you to deliver it Tuesday, November 21st by 8am. If you are sending in money, please donate by Monday, November 20th. Any extra donations will go to PTA to support its many teacher and staff appreciation efforts throughout the year! Thank you in advance for your generosity! Link to donate $ - Advisor-2024-2025 FAFSA application will open in December-Students AND parents should begin creating their FSA ID to be prepared for December-DPS Foundation Scholarship Application will open December 1st, 2023-Week of December 11th-15th will be dedicated to applying for financial aid and scholarships. There will be more information to come in the following weeks.AthleticsThe start of winter sports is officially here.  Your Riverside Basketball teams will host Person High School this Friday night, November 17th JV boys at 4:30 pm; Varsity Girls at 6:00 pm and Varsity Boys at 7:30 pm.  Tickets can be purchased by card or online at TICKETS.  All DPS athletic events observe a "Clear Bag Only" policy in conjunction with no Re-Entry.  For more information about winter sports please visit a reminder:Latino NightOur first LATINO NIGHT will be November 15th from 6-7:30 pm at the Media Center. Dinner and Childcare will be provided. For more information contact Ms. Keim. Mark Your Calendar!School Make-Up PicturesMake up picture day for all grades will be Thursday, November 16, 2023. Seniors this will be the last opportunity to have a yearbook photo taken. To date, we have less than 100 seniors with pictures. Please be present and report to pictures on time. A schedule will be sent out by Ms. Roth on Monday afternoon. Mark Your Calendar!SGA Thanksgiving Food DriveThe SGA is hosting their annual Thanksgiving basket drive continues this week. November 17 is the last day to donate.  See Mr. Hayes for more details.DPS Showcase of Schools will be held Saturday, November 18th from 10:00 – 2:00 pm at the Durham Convention Center.Yearbook AdsParents of Seniors - Don't forget to purchase your senior ad space in the yearbook.Design your own personal congratulations for your senior.Space is limited. Purchase ad space online.Yearbook SaleHave you ordered your yearbook yet?Yearbooks are available for purchase online at the link on the Riverside website.Payment plans are available for purchases made through Nov 24, 2023.Buy today so you won't miss out tomorrow.Parents, please continue to help us enforce the DPS Code of Conduct by ensuring that your student adheres to the policies and procedures set forth. Students show your school pride by wearing our school colors on Friday. I will see each of you at the River tomorrow. Go forth and make it a great evening. Roll Pirates Roll!Thanks.