RGHS Choir Students Accepted to Monsanto Artist in Training Program through Opera Theatre St. Louis
Three Riverview Gardens High School Choir scholars have been accepted to the Monsanto Artist-in-Training Program through Opera Theatre St. Louis. Raven Brooks, Etosh Walker, and Joshua Woodard (all juniors) are incredibly talented and dedicated musicians. The three will represent RGHS, the only high school to have more than two students accepted into the highly selective program.
Established in 1990 and unique in the United States, Opera Theatre’s Monsanto Artist-in-Training Program sets out to identify, coach, and encourage talented students from high schools across the St. Louis area with weekly voice lessons by opera professionals at one of the four area universities. The program also offers master classes with visiting artists, awards more than $25,000 annually in scholarships, and provides college guidance to high school graduates. The program was one of 10 in the nation to be recognized by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities with the “Coming Up Taller” Award for success in serving at-risk youth.
The ultimate goal of AIT is to identify students who will go on to further music study and perhaps a professional singing career, but the program has other goals as well, such as enhancing self-esteem, finding new means of expression, learning to set rigorous achievement standards, and rewarding disciplined commitment.
Koch Elementary principal selected to receive 2016 Leadership Award from NCI
Koch Elementary School principal, Howard Fields, has been selected to receive a 2016 Leadership Award from North County Inc. (NCI)at the NCI Salutes 30 Leaders in their Thirties Reception and Luncheon on October 27th, 2016. This award is being given to individuals who are making a significant impact on North County through their profession and/or community involvement.
North County Inc. is an economic and community development association that works on uniting business and community leadership to collaboratively work on enhancing the area’s quality of life, promoting business expansion and retention, supporting job creation, and market the benefits of living and working in North St. Louis County. Since 1977, NCI has served as the voice for North County, connecting people, ideas and resources for the betterment of the entire community.
Jada Goodman, senior at RGHS, was honored by St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, along with other high school students as part of the County’s yearly Outstanding Student Leadership Conference. The students were recognized with a proclamation at a special ceremony on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 in the County Council Chambers.
“These students exemplify the values that make our community great,” County Executive Stenger said. “They were chosen for this conference based on outstanding contributions to their schools, their communities, and their leadership abilities.”
Jada Danielle Goodman is a member of the National Honor Society, College Ambassadors, and Vice President of the Student Council. She plans to attend Southeast Missouri State University to study Entrepreneurial Management.
The one-day conference was a collaboration between the St. Louis County Department of Human Services and Washington University. Students spent the day on the university campus, working with faculty to enhance their understanding of community issues and increase their motivation to continue to contribute to the St. Louis region.
“It’s a great opportunity for students from many different backgrounds to come together on this special day. No matter where they live or where they go school, today, they share a common bond.” Youth Project coordinator, Brian Wieher said. “They are their schools representative for such a meaningful program.”
All student participants are in high school in St. Louis County, and have been nominated by their school administration._________________________________________________________________________
Early Childhood Education Center Pre-K Enrollment
The Riverview Gardens Early Childhood Center (ECEC) is open to all resident children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old. ECEC offers a variety of programming opportunities for the youngest learners of our district. We strive to foster connections, inspire curiosity and develop lifelong learners by supporing families, children and the community.
RG ECEC is accredited by the Missouri Accreditation of Programs for Children and Youth as well as licensed by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.
For more information on how to enroll your child, please call 314.869.3211.
Riverview Gardens School District is now enrolling students K-12th grades at each assigned school location for the 2016-2017 school year. (Students entering kindergarten must be 5 years old before August 1st.) Call 314.869.2505 ext. 0 to find out which school your child will attend.
ENROLLMENT - After August 4th, 2016
Please contact the student's assigned school for enrollment packets and appointment times.
**Students eligible to receive district sponsored transportation who enroll after August 4th are NOT guaranteed school transportation assignments for the first day of school. (Student who live more than one mile from their assigned school may be eligble for district transportation).**
Please contact FirstStudent at ext. 4607, if you have not received information regarding your child's bus route.
If you are new to the district, please bring the following:
Student's birth certificate
Student's social security card
Parent/Guardian's proof of residency with child residing at the address
Copy of student's IEP or 504 plan if applicable
DCN number if necessary
If transferring from another school district please also include:
Previous school's address and phone number
Last report card (for students enrolling in 1st-12th grades)
Transcript and discipline report (for students enrolling in 6-12th grades)