Registration: August 6th, 12pm - 8pm and August 7th, 10am - 4pm
Registration information and needed forms will be mailed to each family in late July. As a reminder, school pictures will be taken during registration. Picture form can be downloaded at the bottom of this page. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our school office at 889-4384. We hope that you are enjoying your summer vacation.
Dear Parents and Friends,
To those of you with children new to Riverview, welcome. To those of you with children returning to our school, welcome back! Mrs. Zackery and I are looking forward to a great 2013-14 school year and building off the many accomplishments of the 2012-13 school year. A quick review of a few of the many celebrations from 2012-13:
· Riverview continues to show growth in student achievement as measured by the WKCE Assessment (Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Exam). Grade level and district averages once again improved from the previous year. This marks the third consecutive year of building growth and improvement. It is important to note that Riverview continues to outperform state assessment averages by a wide measure and Riverview ranks in the top three schools in Kenosha County.
· Riverview “Exceeded Expectations” on the Wisconsin State Report Card. This puts Riverview as one of the top schools across the State of Wisconsin.
· Purchased and implemented over 190 ChromeBooks (lap-tops) in Grades 4-8 this year.
· Fully implemented RtI program aimed at making sure that EVERY student is at grade level in reading and math. Students in need received individualized and personalized instruction.
· Development of a building wide TOPS (Totally Outstanding Positive Students) program for 2012-13 to recognize positive behavior at Riverview. In total, over 350 student were recognized for their outstanding work and behavior.
· Development of a Curriculum Trifold for every grade detailing curriculum bench marks and standards. The curriculum tri-folds are available on our web-site and ensure that ALL students are meeting the new Common Core Standards.
It is our promise to help make our school even better in 2013-14. We have so much to be proud of in our school, but by working together, the sky is the limit. We have many new and exciting initiatives that will focus our work during the 2013-14 school year. These include:
· Implementation of a new math series. Math Expressions will be used in grades K-5 and Big Ideas Math in grades 6-8. Both programs are published by Houghton Mifflin, a national leader in the implementation of the National Common Core Standards. A year-long committee studied the state math standards, analyzed assessment data to identify strengths and areas of need, and coordinated with Wilmot High School to ensure that students are prepared for math programs at the high school. After careful analysis and research, we are certain that Math Expressions and Big Ideas will provide problem solving skills along with computation mastery to ensure success for all students. Teachers spent a day in July being trained in the new series and a “Math Night” will be set for the fall to introduce the new programs to our parents.
· Safety of our students is our number one concern. With the unfortunate tragedy in Connecticut last spring, we gathered a group of staff and law enforcement officials to review our safety plan. Changes were made to make sure that our school is safe. Most notably, a buzzer system was added to our main office to increase building security. The buzzer system will let us know exactly who is entering the building and for what purpose. This is a major change at Riverview, but we appreciate your cooperation in advance as this added security measure will promote a safe learning environment for our students.
· We will continue to increase technology opportunities for all students. An additional 175 Chromebook (lap-tops) devices have been purchased for students in grades 3-8 bringing the total number of ChromeBooks to over 350 devices. Every student will have daily access to a Chromebook. In addition, students in grades 4K-2 will have access to class sets of tablets to aide in their learning.
Working with school age students is a challenge, a reward, an inspiration, and a job that we love. Each of the students possesses energy, enthusiasm, and a thirst to gain knowledge and ideas. We enjoy walking into the building everyday and watching the students grow emotionally, intellectually, and physically. To us, mentoring and helping young people is the most exciting and rewarding job in the world.
We believe that every child has much to offer to the school and community. It is our job to promote success and opportunities to learn. Students at this age are working to be independent, but they need caring and nurturing adults in their lives to help achieve their goals and dreams. It is the goal and mission of Riverview School to provide an environment that challenges each student while ensuring success for all.
We look forward to sharing your child’s education experience with you during the 2013-14 school year. The 4K-8 school setting is a wonderful opportunity to learn new things and develop learning strategies that will last a lifetime. The physical and emotional safety that we will provide at Riverview will help EVERY student find success this year and beyond. Together, we will make a difference.
John Gendron Andrea Zackery District Administrator Principal
Back to School Night Wednesday, August 28th (5:00-7:00) 5th & 6th Grade Informational Meeting at 5:15 PM in the Gym 7th & 8th Grade Informational Meeting at 6:00 PM in the Gym
First Day of School Tuesday, September 3rd