Alumni Day usually draws people back to their former high school or college, but The Riverside School has the unique position of hosting an Alumni Day at the elementary and middle school level. The school had the honor of hosting 15 alumni on January 5, 2017.
Once on campus, they were greeted by the student body during morning assembly, had time to tour and participate in class activities, chat and catch up with their friends and faculty as well as meet with the Head of School to create class agents for future sustainability goals.
Joel Gilbert, science teacher, mused, “Deanna Emery, currently at Harvard, and I discussed how she is in the same program my sister-in-law is in - working for the Smithsonian in Astrophysics. Armen Emery plans to come back and judge our annual bridge building competition. LaTina Webber sat in on biology and challenged the kids to learn more bones than I was teaching. She threw out bone after bone for them to absorb.”
It is no surprise that for many at The Riverside School, Alumni Day is one of the most special days. It is inspiring for everyone to see these individuals grow and achieve their goals and make their dreams come true.