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Summer at the VIEW

Early Start Summer Program

Date: May 23 - July 1             Time: 8:15a - 3:15p                Days: Monday - Friday

Before Care: 7a - 8:15a          After Care: 3:15p - 6p

Location: Early Childhood Education Center

Grades: Infant Toddlers (6 weeks - 2 years)

Participants: Currently enrolled students in ECEC program

 Our program utilizes an exploratory approach to meet each individual toddler and infants developmental needs. Our toddler program has access to the school district’s National Nutritional Program.

 Little Explorers Summer Program

Date: May 23 - July 1             Time: 8:15am - 3:15pm

Location: Early Childhood Education Center

Grades: Pre-K (3yrs - 5 years)

Participants: Currently enrolled students in ECEC program

Cost: Contact Crystal Hunter for more details at 314.869.3211 ext. 1811

The Early Childhood Little Explorers Summer Camp is a Kindergarten readiness program.  Enrollment for this program is based on  teacher recommendation for  current students enrolled in the RGSD Early Childhood Program.  The focus of the summer camp is pre-academics and Kindergarten preparedness.  Our scholars explore academics through a project and developmentally appropriate approach.  

Early Childhood SSD Extended School Year (ESY)

Date: June 13 - July 7             Time: 8:15a - 11:15a              Days: Monday - Thursday

Location: Early Childhood Education Center

Grades: Pre-K (3yrs - 5yrs)

Participants:  Qualifying students identified by SSD

The Special School District Extended School Year (ESY) summer program is for students with disabilities that currently receive services from SSD and have been determined eligible by the student’s IEP team.  The ESY program provides interventions and services for students based on each student’s identified needs.  Transportation is available for selected students that meet eligibility criteria.     

Studio Schools Summer Literacy (K-5)

Date: June 6 - June 24                       Time: 8:30a - 1:30p

Location: Moline Elem., Meadows Elem., Lemasters Elem., Lewis & Clark Elem.

Grades: K - 5th

Participants:  Elementary students at the four schools

Through the Missouri School Improvement Grant, students from Lewis & Clark, Lemasters, Meadows and Moline Elementary Schools will have the opportunity to participate in Studio Schools Literacy Academy.  During this three-week program, students will be engaged in individualized guided reading instruction while exploring exciting fiction and nonfiction titles.  Students will have fun reading, writing and improving comprehension skills by applying high yield strategies.

Jump Start Reading and Math

Date: June 6 - June 24                       Time: 8:30am - 1:30pm

Location: Moline Elementary School

Grades: 2016 3rd & 4th graders

Participants: Qualifying Danforth, Gibson, Glasgow , Highland and Moline students 

The Jump Start Summer Program is designed to work with third and fourth grade students who are reading two or more grade levels below their current grade.  Each student will receive 180 minutes a day of instruction in reading.  Students will work in small groups utilizing motivating materials to practice and develop vital reading and writing skills each day.  Students will also be taught math for 60 minutes as they work to better understand, develop, and practice skills so they may become more accurate and efficient in math computation.  This program is designed to give the students a “jump start” into the next school year. 

Girls Inc.

 Date: June 6 - July 1              Time: 8:30am - 2:00pm          Days: Mon - Fri

Location: Koch Elementary

Grades: 1st - 5th grade girls

Participants:  Emphasis on students enrolled in Danforth, Gibson, Koch, Meadows, L&C (all elementary schools eligible)

Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Trained staff and volunteers build lasting, mentoring relationships in girls-only spaces that are physically and emotionally safe and where girls find a sisterhood of support with shared drive, mutual respect, and high expectations. Hands-on, research-based programs provide girls with the skills and knowledge to set goals, overcome obstacles, and improve academic performance.    Girls Inc. develops research-based informal education programs that encourage girls to take risks and master physical, intellectual and emotional challenges. Major programs address math and science education,  media literacy, economic literacy, violence prevention, the arts and sports participation.

Boys and Girls Club

Date: June 8 - July 29                       Time: 7:30am - 5:30pm          Days: Mon - Fri

Location: Highland Elementary

Grades: 1st - 5th graders

Participants:  Emphasis on students enrolled in Glasgow, Highland, Moline and Lewis & Clark (all elementary schools eligible)

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis (BGCSTL) Summer Day Camp will serve campers through fitness and sports, performing arts, music, reading, gardening, financial literacy, nutrition, exciting field trips and more.  BGCSTL offers more than 20 fun and dynamic programs and support services in five core areas: Character & Leadership Development; Education & Career Development; Health & Life Skills; The Arts; and Sports, Fitness & Recreation. Free dental and vision care are provided in partnership with Saint Louis University Center for Advanced Dental Education and Eye Care Charity of Mid America.

Special School District Summer Program (ESY)

Date: June 6 - June 24                       Time: 8:00am - 12:45pm        Days: Mon - Fri

Location: Moline Elementary

Grades:  K - 12th

Participants: RGSD SSD students who have been identified to attend

The Special School District Extended School Year (ESY) summer program is for students with disabilities that currently receive services from SSD and have been determined eligible by the student’s IEP team.  The ESY program provides interventions and services for students based on each student’s identified needs.  Transportation is available for selected students that meet eligibility criteria.     

Camp Flourish (Third Presbyterian)

Date: June 6 - July 29             Time: 6:30am - 6:30pm          Days: Mon - Fri

Location: Gibson Elementary

Grades: Kindergarteners - 8th graders

Participants:  Students by application only

Cost:  Call TCPreschool.org or call 868-9600 for fees. State Assistance Accepted

Camp Flourish is excited to once again host a summer camp for students Kindergarten through 8th grade. Each year the camp serves students from public, private and parochial schools from over 39 zip codes in the St. Louis area. Due to increased enrollment and community need, the camp has expanded to an additional location at Gibson Elementary School. Camp Flourish's enrichment program includes Christian philosophy lessons, field trips, computer fun, outside activities and much more.

Counseling and Prevention Services

Date: June 6 - June 24                       Time: Varied by student        Days: Mon - Fri

Location: Moline Elementary

Grades: K- 5th grades (as needed support in secondary schools)

Participants:  Selected students enrolled in a RGSD Summer School Program

Students who have been identified as needing additional social and emotional supports will receive individual, group and whole class intervention, counseling and prevention services intended to increase self-empowerment and skills which ultimately help students be productive and maintain a school environment conducive to teaching and learning.

YMCA Mad Science Camp

Date: June 6 - July 8               Time: 9:00a - 3:00p                Days: Mon. - Fri.

Location: Westview Middle School

Grades: Current 7th - 8th

This is a great opportunity for RGSD scholars, keeping them involved in learning and having fun doing it.  We are planning the focus around the theme, “Literacy through Science Exploration.”  This focus will be incorporated in the YMCA Science Gone Mad Program and will also include field trips.  Participants will also be involved in enhancement activities focusing on the National YMCA Initiatives of Healthy Eating and Physical Activities (HEPA), a community service project and monthly family activity opportunities to strengthen and encourage family bonds.

 “Our Mississippi” Summer Boot Camp

Date: June 6 - July 8                       Time: 9:00a - 3:00p                Days: Mon. - Fri.

Location: Westview Middle School

Grades: 7th - 8th                               

Participants:  Westview Middle School students

Students will engage in new and unique experiences to connect them to the Mississippi River and its watershed by focusing on STEAM education. Students will develop community ownership through cleanups and beautification projects;  read and respond to relevant literature to increase their understanding of the river and the outdoors;  focus on life skills which identify and develop their personal strengths; and interact with professionals in the STEAM fields to gain an understanding of career possibilities.

The “Our Mississippi” curriculum is developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and has been approved by the National Education Standards.

 6th Grade Transition

Date: June 6 - June 17                       Time: 9:00a - 1:00p                Days: Mon. - Fri.

Location: Central Middle & Westview Middle

Grades: All Incoming 6th Grade Students

Incoming 6th graders will attend a two week academic program with emphasis in reading, writing, and mathematics where students will have the opportunity to apply skills learned. The program will also provide a variety of enrichment courses designed to assist students in achieving optimal individual and personal growth.

Students will be placed in small groups and will be instructed by Math and English Language Arts Teachers. School Counselors will provide students with the Counselor’s Connection which focuses on transitioning to middle school, Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS), and personal goal development.

Project Lead the Way: Gateway Academy Summer Day Camp

Date: June 13 - July 1             Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm          Days: Mon - Fri

Location: Riverview Gardens High School

Grades: 7th & 8th graders

Participants:  Students enrolled in Central Middle and Westview Middle

Project Lead the Way is the nation’s leading provider of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs.  PLTW is helping students develop the skills needed to succeed in the global economy.  The middle school summer program will offer three courses: Written & Verbal Communications; Computer Applications; and Beginning Engineering.

High School Credit Recovery

Date: June 1 - June 28                       Time:   Session I  7:00a - 9:00a    Session II 9:00a - 11:00a      Session III 11:00a - 1:00p    Days:  Mon. - Fri.

Location: ACE Locations:       1060 Chambers Ave.       10075 Lewis & Clark Blvd.      9290 West Florissant Blvd.

Grades: 9th - 12th grades

Students will have the opportunity to enjoy a small classroom setting and individualized assistance to regain necessary skills and credits in courses that proved particularly difficult during the year.

Project Lead the Way – High School

Date: June 6 - June 10                       Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm          Days: Mon - Fri

Location: Riverview Gardens High School

Grades:  Incoming 9th graders

Participants:  Students who are incoming high school freshman

 Project Lead the Way is the nation’s leading provider of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs.  PLTW is helping students develop the skills needed to succeed in the global economy.  The middle school summer program will offer three courses: Written & Verbal Communications; Computer Applications; and Beginning Engineering.

Jazz and Band Camp

Date: TBD                               Time: 9:00a - 1:00p                Days: TBD

Location: Riverview Gardens High School

Grades: 6th - 12th

Participants:  Talented and dedicated students interested in music

Riverview Gardens Band Camp is a fun yet  intensive workshop, where new and returning students begin training for the upcoming fall competitive season. Students learn and review basics in music and marching while better understanding technique and theory. Students will be exposed to various musical genres and be encouraged to tryout for select band positions. Students will learn not only how to play an instrument but be part of a band.

Explore the World of Marketing

Date: June 13 - June 17         Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm          Days: Mon - Fri

Location: Riverview Gardens High School

Grades:  9 - 12th                    Participants:  High School Students

ETW Marketing summer camp 2016 will provide students an opportunity explorer the 4’ P’s of marketing by creating, designing, promoting and positioning a product designed by students. ETW Marketing summer camp will be filled with interactive educational games and behind the scenes field trips that correlates with an interactive virtual business program through Knowledge Matters. This camp session will provide high students an opportunity to acquire the importance of understanding how technology is an integral part of the Marketing Education Program designed to make learning fun while focusing on key business, marketing, and personal financial concepts including accounting, marketing, management, entrepreneurship, sports marketing and management, financial literacy, hospitality, and more.

 Finance and Career Exploration Academy

Date: June 13 - June 17                     Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm          Days: Mon - Fri

Location: Riverview Gardens High School  (Rm 936)

Grades:  8th and 9th

Participants:  Middle school and high school students

Finance and Career Exploration Summer Academy provides students  an opportunity to learn about finances and various careers. The camp is geared to teach students about subjects that directly impact their lives such as financial literacy, goal setting and education.

                    FOOD and FUN 

Feed the Mind

Date: June 13th - July 21       Time: TBD                   Days: Mon. & Wed.; Tues & Thurs.

Location: Glasgow, Highland, Koch, Lewis & Clark

Grades: PK-12th

Participants:  All Riverview Gardens School District community children up to 18yrs

Students and community members are welcomed to enjoy a FREE book twice a week while the Food Truck dispenses meals at four RGSD elementary schools. Keeping scholars reading throughout the summer will be easy when all children have the opportunity to make their own selections to be included in their personal library collections.  No advanced notification is needed, students will simply take the books that interest them most.

Summer Food Truck

Date: June 13 - July 21           Time: 10a/11a            Days: Mon. & Wed./Tues & Thurs.

Location: Glasgow and Highland/ Koch and Lewis & Clark

Grades: PK - 12th

Participants:  All children in the Riverview Gardens community

Children ages 18 years and younger who live in the Riverview Gardens community, may enjoy breakfast and lunch on the go provided by the district at no charge. The nutritious meals help to provide nourishment to children who are not enrolled in a summer program which provides a breakfast or lunch option. Families are encouraged to meet the café on wheels at designated days and times where food is provided for each child present.


 Malinda Rowsey Named Riverview Gardens Teacher of the Year

Once again Riverview Gardens schools nominated some of the best educators in the district and region to represent their building as Teacher of the Year. In the annual Teacher of the Year Breakfast, all district nominees were honored for their exceptional dedication to students. Central Middle School took the Best in Show Table Award for their unique and decorative table display.
Teachers were later honored at the Special Administrative Board Meeting where Highland Elementary's Malinda Rowsey was announced District Teacher of the Year. All school honorees received awards and Cardinals Baseball tickets donated by Diane Stirling and Character Plus.
Malinda holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Harris Stowe State University in Early Childhood Education and a Master of Arts in Education and Innovation degree from Webster University. Rowsey has been teaching for 6 years, three of which have been in the Riverview Gardens School District. “Knowing that I make a difference and that the ripple effect of that difference has such potential to effect positive change, is very rewarding”, notes Malinda. 
Malinda Rowsey will represent the district and compete for the state honor later this year. 
Nicole Stockmann Honored for Exceptional Life Saving Efforts
Riverview Gardens nurse Nicole Stockmann recently received a Citizens Award at the Bellefontaine Neighbors City Council meeting for her role in saving a man's life. Late last year, Nicole administered life saving measures to a gentleman who was in cardiac arrest in front of Gibson Elementary School. Her training and cool demeanor helped to stabilize the man until EMS and police officers arrived. 
In addition, she will be honored for her life saving activities at the 2016 East Central Region Life Saving Awards Banquet in May.
RGHS Student Joshua Woodard Wins Voice Scholarship

Opera Theatre announces Artists-in-Training competition winners (St. Louis Post Dispatch)

Every April, Opera Theatre of St. Louis' Monsanto Artists-in-Training program, now in its 26th year, provides college-level voice lessons for high school students from around the region. AIT is a musical success story; recognized as one of 10 model American programs for at-risk youth, it helps to turn around lives while simultaneously providing educational benefits. Among its alumni are operatic success stories Jermaine Smith and Julia Bullock, along with many who've gone on to successful non-musical careers.

Every year, the current crop of AIT students give a recital to show what they've learned, and to compete for scholarships. On April 10, the 23 members of the program's class of 2015-16 competed for a total of $11,250 in scholarships, with renowned mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves as adjudicator. full story
Joshua Woodard won 4th place at the adjudication recital and received a $400 scholarship, the youngest student to place!!!  Click on the following link and hear Joshua approximately one minute into the video.  view video
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis (BGCSTL) is excited to announce that we are applying for a 21st Century Community Learning Center Program grant from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for a new Club site in the Riverview Gardens School District!

The 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program creates community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities for children, particularly students who attend high poverty and low-performing schools, to offer students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs.

BGCSTL is dedicated to ensuring that our community’s youth have greater access to quality programs and services that will enhance their lives and shape their futures. For nearly 50 years, BGCSTL has provided a safe place for youth who need us most to learn and grow. Through the support of 21st Century Community Learning Centers, we can expand our reach and impact more youth to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.

Have Questions?

BGCSTL is completing the application for the 21st Century Community Learning Center. To review the application or for more information, please contact Indigo Sams, Vice President of Operations at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis,here
The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis (BGCSTL) is to inspire and enable youth ages 6 to 18 to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. For nearly 50 years, BGCSTL has been providing after-school, teen, sports and summer programs to youth in the St. Louis area while also providing a safe place for them to learn and grow. The Clubs now serve St. Louis youth at six locations (Adams Park Club, Ferguson Middle School Club, Herbert Hoover Club, O’Fallon Park Club, Hazelwood Southeast Middle School Club and Twillman Elementary School Club) and within several other schools (including Normandy High School and Roosevelt High School) and through our Mentor St. Louis Program.
Boys & Girls Clubs
of Greater St. Louis
2901 North Grand Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63107
(314) 335-8000
Fax: (314) 652-7509

Riverview Gardens Spelling Bee Winners Advance
Super spellers from Riverview Gardens participated in the district level competition proceeding 19 rounds before the three top finalists were placed. This year's event was hosted at Koch Elementary where Rev. Cedric Potis, Third Presbyterian was announcer and Dr. Scott Spurgeon was senior judge. Next year's event will be held at Danforth Elementary as first place winner Sabrina Ramirez (3rd grade) took top honors. Second place winner Marcus Harris (5th grade), Meadows and third place winner Wayne Lovings (5th grade) Koch, also received trophies for their hard work and exemplary spelling. 
NJROTC Brings Home Another Trophy
Two Riverview Gardens High School NJROTC teams recently participated in the local Sea Perch Competition held at Pattonville High School. The event evaluated teams on three areas including an obstacle course, maneuverability exercise and a presentation to 5 Boeing engineers. Riverview Gardens teams represented themselves, unit, school, and district with PRIDE and earned a third place trophy.

Board Member Veronica Morrow-Reel Named One of the Area's Unsung Heroes
The May edition of Small Business Monthly will feature 9 outstanding female professionals (business owners, employees or non-business owners) who use their influence to help others. Mrs. Morrow-Reel is one of the Wonder Women selected for not only achieving success personally, but also serving and often steering organizations and causes that improve our region’s culture and economy. 
Riverview Gardens High School Band Performs with Award Winning Jazz Singer 
At a recent gala before hundreds of participants, the Riverview Gardens Jazz Ensemble was accompanied by award winning songstress Denise Thimes for an impromptu presentation. In recent years, the jazz band has won many awards and accolades for its outstanding jazz performances and its critical acclaim has not escaped the internati
onal star who took an opportunity to perform with the high school students.
Koch Elementary Students Win First Place in Gifted Education Contest
Students at Koch Elementary School won first place for their video entry in the Gifted Association of Missouri's ?2016 contest. The video was another in the series of segments written and produced by fourth and fifth graders involved in KochTV, a program designed to provide a platform for student opinions and ideas through public speaking, writing and video production. Students produced a special segment for the contest, noting the importance of gifted education programs for students in Missouri and won first place in the elementary video category.
The scholars will be recognized for their entry on February 24th at the State Capitol and will speak to legislators about their comment to gifted education programs in Missouri. 
Cameron Johnson Awarded Greater North County Chamber Scholarship
The Greater North County Chamber recently hosted its Luncheon and Scholarship Awards event where Riverview Gardens senior Cameron Johnson, received $1,000 for his academic achievements. Johnson was one of six selected from the highly competitive applicants attending area schools in North County.

Riverview Gardens Named Innovative District by the International Center for Leadership in Education 

In addition to presenting at the 2016 Model School's Conference, Riverview Gardens School District has been named one of the 2016 Innovative Districts by the International Center for Leadership in Education. The designation was based on several factors including:

  • RGSD's systemwide approach, being able to move systems forward to create cultures of innovation in its own way
  • The schools in the district have embraced a systemwide vision and “made it their own”
  • There are pockets of success across multiple schools with respect to student learning, including rapid improvement
  • As district leaders, RGSD has embraced the three elements of organizational leadership, instructional leadership and teaching as a way to support instructional excellence
  • The district has specific focus areas that are being addressed in innovative ways
  • As district leaders, RGSD recognizes that students come first and is on a continuous road of improvement

The district will be honored at the 24th Annual Model Schools Conference in June.






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