Oct
20
8:00am 8:00am

Biography Fair

Biography Fair has its roots in so many Riverside traditions but one is rarely as captivating as Bio Fair. Students start thinking about it during the first week of school. And the day it arrives, you can hardly recognize the middle school students on campus. Their costumes so elaborate and the displays so detailed. The students are even overheard speaking to each other in character. The elementary students even catch the bug by performing short speeches and interviews in their characters and all the students act as audience to one another while proud parents look on.

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Nov
17
8:00am 8:00am

Community Service Day

Nothing means more the Riverside Community than giving back. This caring group of students, faculty and staff work together to contribute to local causes offering donations of food, cleaning and decorating projects, supporting local schools or community centers and all in the name of thanks. 

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Nov
27
8:00am 8:00am

Grandparent's Day

We invite the grandparents of our students to school to spend as much time as they would like with their grandchild. It is a wonderful way for them to see their grandchildren in this important setting and get to know Riverside. Their is coffee and snacks at break and a catered lunch with opportunity to meet with the head of school. 

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Dec
14
to Dec 19

Mid-Term Exams

6th-8th graders will take cumulative semester exams during most of the last week before winter vacation. There will be two-hour tests each day, a specific schedule will be shared in the Monday Memo the week prior.  Teachers will use class time to review exam content.

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Mar
19
to Mar 23

Play Week

Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:00 pm in The Barn.

Play Week is the time when 6th-8th grade students collaborate on the production elements of our all school play. We depart from academic classes while students work on set construction, costume collection, prop development, choreography, publicity, and full rehearsals. 

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Mar
28
12:30pm12:30pm

Early Dismissal

Students are encouraged to attend Parent Teacher Conferences but if not, please make arrangements for them to be picked. Students are welcome to join the after-school program on that day and will be supervised until 5:00 pm.

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Mar
28
1:30pm 1:30pm

Parent Teacher Conference

Faculty welcome the opportunity to meet with students and their parents to discuss learning, for typically 20 minutes for elementary (K-5th grade) students and 10 minutes for each teacher middle school students have. Teachers would like to encourage students to attend conferences with their parents and plan to ask a question or share a comment, concern, or celebration. Please call Krystal as soon as possible to schedule conference times.

Email: krystal.ingalls@theriversideschool.org

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May
5
9:00am 9:00am

Spring Clean-Up

Spring Clean-Up is a community effort to spruce up our campus in conjunction with Vermont’s Green Up Day.  Families bring tools and a helpful attitude to wash windows, complete minor repairs, care for our gardens, touch up paint, and rake gravel.  Students helpfully engage in these chores and recognize how their efforts lead to school improvement.

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May
25
to May 31

Final Exams

6th-8th graders will take cumulative semester exams during most of the last week before summer vacation. There will be two-hour tests each day, a specific schedule will be shared in the Monday Memo the week prior.  Teachers will use class time to review exam content.

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Jun
2
10:00am10:00am

Graduation

Graduation is an official school day that celebrates the efforts of all of our students during the school year and especially those of our graduating class. Speeches, awards, and musical performances comprise a ceremony in the cedar circle, followed by a community potluck lunch.

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Oct
13
5:00pm 5:00pm

Oktoberfest

Celebrate the taste of the season with this flavorful and highly anticipated annual event!

NEW THIS YEAR!  Oktoberfest 2017 is now a FRIEND-raiser and no longer a fund-raiser. Invited guests are treated to complimentary local craft brews, tasty appetizers, and conversation to welcome new families and celebrate the start of a new school year.

 

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Oct
7
9:00am 9:00am

Fall Festival

The Parent Advisory Group's Annual Fall Festival is an event you do not want to miss. The donation items fill the barn beyond capacity, you never know what you are going to find! Volumes of books, clothes and shoes galore, ski equipment, furniture...the list goes on...And all handpicked by the generous staff of parents and volunteers that supply food and muscle for one of Riverside's biggest fundraisers.  

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Jun
26
to Jun 30

Summer Day Camp at Riverside

Sign Language with Patrice McDonough
Signers will learn skills and information about the language used by the Deaf Community in the United States. Singing, signing and storytelling will all be part of the fun as participants will learn more than 500 ASL vocabulary words.

Painting with Barb Eidel
We will be mapping color with the color wheel to learn how to paint a landscape, a portrait, a still life, and an abstract painting. We will use different painting media: acrylic paint, watercolor and ink- for our explorations. Wood burning and using stains are also a possibility. So join us for a painting adventure!

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Jun
19
to Jun 23

Summer Day Camp at Riverside

International Cooking with Jill Nicol
Young chefs will creatively cultivate their interest in food, while also exploring cultures from around the globe. Throughout the week, participants will spend time preparing meals from different regions of the world and discovering those cultures as they experiment with new ingredients. Students will also learn about kitchen safety and a variety of cooking techniques. The week will culminate with an exhibition and celebration in which students will share their culinary creations.

Film Making with Daniel Fales
In this week-long film-making camp we will dive into making movies and videos ourselves. Join us as we learn the art of video production and film-making. Participants will be the directors, the lighting crew, the film crew, the acting talent, and the post-production crew. You will work in teams to take on projects that will allow you to practice and learn skills such as shot design, framing, camera movement, lighting, storytelling, editing, and post production.

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Jun
12
to Jun 16

Summer Day Camp at Riverside

Calligraphy with Lauren Ruffner
Participants will embrace their individuality, enjoy the freedom to create their own style of writing, and explore the artistry of fonts. During the week they will practice writing in a number of different fonts, create their own, and prepare pieces of work to display their newfound skills. Younger students will learn about the parts of a calligraphy pen and three basic alphabets. Older students will also explore pen angle, additional fonts, and other flourishments.

Nature Art with Kate Renner
Participants will use the resources of the fields and forest that surround the Riverside campus to embark on a variety of art projects. Some days will be spent entirely outside, incorporating the natural elements of the landscape into our artwork. We might do plaster castings of found objects, large fiber sculptures on the trees in cedar circle, or a felting project that uses both wool and fibers collected from the fields. Themes explored during the week might include: the science of color and color theory; exploring movement and Newton's laws by making kinetic toys and sculptures; fiber arts like weaving, felting and sewing with found and recycled materials; and playing with our food-- using basic kitchen staples to make beautiful artwork.

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Jun
3
10:00am10:00am

Graduation

Graduation is an official school day that celebrates the efforts of all of our students during the school year and especially those of our graduating class. Speeches, awards, and musical performances comprise a ceremony in the cedar circle, followed by a community potluck lunch.

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May
30
to Jun 1

Final Exams

6th-8th graders will take cumulative semester exams during most of the last week before summer vacation. There will be two-hour tests each day, a specific schedule will be shared in the Monday Memo the week prior.  Teachers will use class time to review exam content.

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May
8
to May 10

Spring Field Trip: Quebec City

Spring Field Trip is a two-night expedition to an exciting destination. 4th-8th graders embark together on a trip to explore the attractions and learning opportunities in a place like Montreal, Boston, Cape Cod or Quebec City.

Spring Field Trip 2017 will be to Quebec City.

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May
6
9:00am 9:00am

Spring Clean-Up

Spring Clean-Up is a community effort to spruce up our campus in conjunction with Vermont’s Green Up Day.  Families bring tools and a helpful attitude to wash windows, complete minor repairs, care for our gardens, touch up paint, and rake gravel.  Students helpfully engage in these chores and recognize how their efforts lead to school improvement.

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May
4
5:00pm 5:00pm

Coffee House about Bullying and Transitions

Giving our kids roots and wings - helping them to not only survive adversity and change, but to flourish

“A wise woman once said to me ‘There are only two lasting bequests we can give our children.  One of these is roots; the other, wings.”  Hodding Carter

Goals of the Presentation:

To give parents basic information on development as it applies to students as they grow--primary grades, entering junior high, and those transitioning to high school.  What is typical, as well as what may be unique challenges for Riversiders.  What do we as parents, friends, and teachers need to know to help guide these students?

To discuss specific challenges of bullying, feeling left out in peer groups, and surviving exclusive grouping that are naturally occurring behaviors in schools regardless of grade level.  What do we know?  What can we expect?  How can we uniquely address concerns?  How can we give our children the coping mechanisms they will need to move forward with such challenges?

What concerns or thoughts do we as parents have going forward?  What do our own students or alumni wish they knew?

How can Riverside continue to use the leadership strengths of it older students to address bullying and exclusion on and off campus?

Ellen Moore, MS, LCMHC.  

Ellen has worked as a therapist with children and adolescents since 1992 in the Northeast Kingdom.  She has been in private practice for 15 years in Lyndonville, working with students from all of the local public and private schools, as well as their parents and families.  She has 3 children Molly, 17 (Riverside class of 2013), Eli, 15 (Riverside class of 2015) and Macy, 9 who is in the third grade Riverside

 Child care will be provided and refreshments will be served. 

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