Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education, visits Riverview Gardens High School
Riverview Gardens High School hosted Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education, Jim Shelton, Deputy Secretary of Education, Congressman William Lacy Clay, Jr. and others, during a recent visit to the area. Students spoke with the Secretary about ways to improve relations between law enforcement officials and community as well as ways to move the region forward academically, socially and racially. Read more in the St. Louis Post Dispatch article.
Middle School Student Wins local MLK Oratory Contest
Congratulations to Carlissa Hinton, 8th grade student at Central Middle School, for being one of the middle school winners of the 2014 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratory Contest sponsored by North County Churches Uniting for Racial Harmony and Justice (NCCU). The finalists presented their oratories before a panel of seven judges and a timer on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at John Knox Presbyterian Church, 13200 New Halls Ferry Road, Florissant.
As one of five winners in four categories, Carlissa will present her oratory at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Celebration at 3:00 p.m. St. Louis Community College- Florissant Valley, Terry M. Fischer Theatre on January 18, 2015.
The public is invited to the celebration where each of the winners will receive a $100 check.
Local Resources for Riverview Gardens School District Families Affected by Ferguson Unrest
Riverview Gardens School District families and community members affected by recent events in Ferguson may seek assistance from organizations who are able to provide various resources. Please view the attached documents for a list of resources available. As the United Way list is updated daily, please feel free to call 211 for most recent information. (Resource Links)