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Good afternoon, Pirate families,

This is Dr. Woods-Weeks calling with the weekly update.  Congratulations to the combined spring Orchestra and Band Concert for a magnificent performance this past Thursday evening. If you missed it, you missed a treat. One of our very own students, Mr. William Gavilan arranged one of the musical compositions and it was outstanding. He told me this was something he had been working on since his freshman year. You rock William, we are so proud of you!

Also, congratulations to Ms. Genesis Crawford. The School for Ethics and Global Leadership has offered her a place in the 2022 Ethics and Leadership Institute in London. Genesis was selected from a compelling pool of strong and diverse applicants. These students are selected for outstanding character, promise for leadership, and scholastic ability. Kudos to Ms. Ruby and Ms. Pulliam for the recommendation letters. Congratulations Genesis again, I know you will represent Riverside High School well….“Shine bright like a diamond!”

Congratulations to  the following student athletes who have advanced to the 4A state championship in track and field:

Women's 4x800 - Ellie Deskins, Tate Gasch, Anika Raburn, and  Elizabeth Healy

Men's 4x800 - Henry Haase, Julian Stienmeyer, Flyn Meadows, and Winston Gasch

Men's 110m hurdles - Jadrien Bumidang

Women's triple jump - Rafaela Drake

Women's 800 - Elizabeth Healy

Men's 4x400 - Jadrien Bumidang, Xavier McQueen, Jordan Thomas, and David Mack

Also, a special congratulations to Jadrien who finished FIRST in the 110m Hurdles! He is our Regional Champion.

Lastly, congratulations to Mr. Jeremiah Safford for being selected  as the winner of the March Riverside Pirate Hero Award! Somehow, we missed him in March, my deepest apology. We are grateful for all you do for our students and your continued commitment to excellence!

"This week the Riverside PTA will be recognizing the great work of teachers and staff in several departments: English, Healthy Living, ROTC, Instructional Support, and English as a Second Language.  In addition, we are recognizing the enormous contributions of the Custodial and Cafeteria Staff.  The PTA will provide small succulent plants and goodie bags for these awesome staff and teachers.  Please join us in thanking them for their wonderful service and dedication and wish them luck as they wrap up the year.

Also, all teachers and staff are invited to the final FriYay of the school year - this Friday, May 20.

As a reminder, AP make-up exams begin this week. The schedule for testing times, dates, and locations is available on the RHS AP Exam website. Govern yourselves accordingly!

Parents, we have just four weeks left before we begin final exams. Progress reports were distributed and are available in PowerSchool. Please continue to be attentive to your scholar’s progress as the academic year winds down. Continue your dialogue with your scholars about the school day. There is still time to improve and finish the year strong. Let me know how I may assist.

The Math I EOC Review session will resume tomorrow afternoon from 4:15 – 5:30. Those students selected to participate please be prompt and on time. We had 25 students last Monday. Snacks will be served.

Senior Cap and Gowns are available for pickup in the main office. Govern yourselves accordingly.

Senior Awards Day is Thursday, May 29th from 9:30am-12:30pm. Mark Your Calendar!

Further, seniors, if you received a scholarship letter or an award, please share that information with your counselor. Help us celebrate you!

Finally, your RHS Athletics Department is happy to announce our spring spirit week, May 23-27th.  See website for theme days.   

Theme days include:

Monday - Jersey Day 

Tuesday - Twin Day

Wednesday - Wacky Tacky Day

Thursday - Tropical Day 

Friday - Pirate Pride Day 

We also have the following events scheduled:  

  •  3 vs 3 student basketball tournament during smart lunch - May 23-27th
  • Student-faculty Basketball game - May 25th directly after school 
  • Powder Puff football game -  May 26th Time TBD, 6 or 7pm
  • Spring football game May 27th  - Time TBD, 6 or 7pm.

That said, parents please continue to help us enforce the DPS Code of Conduct by ensuring that your student adheres to the rules, 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!!