EXCELLENCE WITHIN R.E.A.C.H.
Help our Community - Help our Students - Bring Home the Kettle
Riverview Gardens high school students recently participated in a partnership effort with the Salvation Army to raise funds for the non-profit organization through its red kettle bell event. The RG high school mascot and jazz band performed at the St. Louis Mills mall while also soliciting donations, ringing the red kettle bell and interacting with area shoppers. (See photos attached)
Mascots from area schools were asked to participate and are competing to win a "Kettle Award" which will be given to the school who raised the most money while ringing the bell and an "Online Award" for the district who raised the most funds online. Tim Ezell, Fox2 news reporter, will present the awards live on air to the winning school mascots on Tuesday, December 10th at 8:30a.m. (Tune in to cheer us on!)
You still have time to help RGHS bring home the kettle. If you would like to donate money to the Salvation Army and have it go towards the Riverview Gardens fundraising efforts, please feel free to do so by clicking the link attached. http://donate.salvationarmyusa.org/midland/riverview
Riverview Gardens Model United Nations Team Passes UN Resolution
Riverview's team members Jessica Wright, Adina Nelson, Johnathan Johnson, Billy Washington, Juanita Gregory, Charles Tate, Tra'vell Thomas, Renezia Steed, and Alexius Turner wrote and presented a resolution that passed at Saturday's Model United Nations convention. Their resolution was written from the perspective of Haiti to help create a sustainable and inexpensive solution to provide millions of Haitians access to clean drinking water that would be filtered by a solar power desalination system.
School facilitator Nicholas Metropolous indicated, “not only did our team's resolution pass, but it passed with 45 countries voting yes, 2 nations voting no and only 1 nation abstaining from voting.”
The RGMUN team’s resolution passed by the largest margin of any of the participating schools and teams. It was one of only three resolutions to pass at the conference with over thirty schools participating in the event. Riverview's team is held in high regard and regional ranking.
Metropolous adds, “Several of our team members are in the running for possible Model UN college scholarships because of their display of such promise at the competition this weekend.”
RGSD Offers Free Title I Preschool
Title I Preschool is a federally funded program providing services to children with developmental needs, ages three to five years. Children must be 3 years old by July 31 of the upcoming school year. Services are provided at no cost to eligible children which is determined through a developmental screening process. Families must provide their own transportation for classes which are held five days per week.
Contact Mary Krekeler at email@example.com for more information regarding the RGSD Title 1 Preschool Program, the Early Childhood Center or Parents as Teachers.
The Riverview Gardens School District, along with families and the community, nurtures academic excellence in all students, preparing them to be college and career ready in an ever-changing society.