Riverside Public School receives FFVP Sponsor The USDA’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) provides funding to elementary schools to serve free fresh fruits and vegetables to children throughout the school day. The program is designed to help combat childhood obesity by teaching children the importance of developing healthy eating habits. The FFVP expands the variety of fruits and vegetable children experience and hopefully increases their fruit and vegetable consumption. Funds provided to each school cover the costs associated with administering the program including the cost of food and labor. Districts eligible must have fifty percent of its families qualify for free and reduced lunches. Riverside Public School no longer meets this criterion. We are so thrilled to announce that Henderson State Bank will sponsor the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program at both Riverside campuses for the 2019-20 school year. Thank you Henderson State Bank!!! #BeACharger⚡⚡ #BestCommunity #FamilyFirst
🚨Looking ahead for the week of September 9th-13th🚨 The week at a glance- MAPs testing starts on Monday and runs all week! Monday, September 9- JH VB @ 4 PM & JH FB @ 5 PM @ Bartlett, No JV football Scholastic Book Fair in the Library @ Cedar site Tuesday, September 10- FBLA lunch meeting in Mrs. Holka’s room XC @ Centura @ 4:30 PM Var VB @ Heartland Lutheran @ 6 PM Scholastic Book Fair in the Library @ Cedar site Wednesday, September 11- FFA Husker Harvest Days Parent Teacher Conferences 4-7 PM at both sites Scholastic Book Fair in the Library @ Cedar site Thursday, September 12- HS Quiz Bowl meeting at lunch JH VBall vs SA @ 2 PM @ Spalding site Cornhusker Public Power @ 12:45 PM for Grades 4/5 @ CR site and @2:20 PM in Spalding Scholastic Book Fair in the Library @ Cedar site Friday, September 13- RPS Grandparents Day for K-5 students @ both sites during lunch JH XC @ Aurora @ 3:30 PM A glance ahead- Monday, September 16- PK-K Grandparents Day @ CR site, JHVB @ 3 PM & JH FB @ 4 PM vs St. Francis @ Spalding site, Scholastic Book Fair in the lunchroom @ Spalding site #BeACharger⚡⚡
Check out the Scholastic Book Fair. It's a great way to buy books for your children, grandchildren, their teachers, and the school library! The Scholastic Book Fair will be at the Cedar site on Monday, September 9 through Thursday, September 12. The fair will be open in the library during parent/teacher conferences on Wednesday, September 11. The following week the Scholastic Book Fair will be at the Spalding site on Monday, September 16 through Thursday, September 19. The fair will be open in the multi-purpose room during parent/teacher conferences on Wednesday, September 18.
⭐UPDATED:⭐ 🚨Game times and locations for this week:🚨 - 🏐 Thursday (9/5) in Greeley and play at 6:30 & 7:30 -🏐 Friday (9/6) in Taylor starting with JV at 5pm -🏈 Friday (9/6) in Taylor starting at 7pm -🏃♂️ Friday (9/6) in ALBION starting at 4:30pm #BeACharger⚡⚡
🚨Game times and locations for this week:🚨 - 🏐 Thursday (8/5) in Greeley and play at 6:30 & 7:30 -🏐 Friday (8/6) in Taylor starting with JV at 5pm -🏈 Friday (8/6) in Taylor starting at 7pm -🏃♂️ Friday (8/6) in St. Paul starting at 4:30pm #BeACharger⚡⚡
The week at a glance- Monday, September 2: No School, Labor Day Tuesday, September 3: Down list begins Wednesday, September 4: FFA Seniors to Aurora Cooperative Thursday, September 5: MTSS Conference in Kearney Dist. Range Judging @ St. Paul VB ∆ @ Greeley vs. Fullerton and CV (5:30/6:30/7:30) Friday, September 6: JH/V XC @ Boone Cent., Albion CC (4:30 PM) HS VB @ Twin Loup, Taylor (JV 5:00 PM V to follow) HS FB @ Loup County, Taylor (7:00 PM) A glance ahead- Monday, September 9- JH VB, FB, & JV FB @ Bartlett Tuesday, September 10- @ 3:40 PM, XC @ Centura, Var VB @ Heartland Lutheran Wednesday, September 11- FFA Husker Harvest Days, Parent Teacher Conferences 4-7 PM Thursday, September 12- JH VBall vs SA Other Announcements: Reminder: when attending medical appointments please remember to return your medical excuse to the office to be medically excused on PowerSchool. MAPs testing starts on September 9th! Principals will have schedules out soon. PK Grandparents Day Monday, September 16 K – 5th grade Grandparents Day at the Cedar Rapids site cafeteria - Friday, September 13. Please call the office (308-358-0640) or have your grandchild sign you up for lunch. Parent-Teacher Conferences - Wednesday, September 11 & 18, (4:00 to 7:00) PM) at both sites. New format this year, no early dismissal the day of conferences and parents have two dates to pick from to attend. No School Friday, September 20
Today was AWESOME. Our Taking Charge @RSChargers students planned, prepared, & delivered lunch to Alf Metz. His smile, their smiles -- this is what life should always be about. Blown away by the compassion and awesomeness by our teachers and students. If anyone in the area needs a smile, let us or @erin_vandewalle know! #proudprincipal #BeACharger ⚡⚡
For the week of August 26th- August 30th The week at a glance- Monday, August 26: Student ID pics @ CR site starting at 10:30 AM, Volleyball Jamboree @ Albion @ 6 PM Tuesday, August 27: Student ID pics @ SP site Wednesday, August 28: CTE meeting in Ord from 10 AM- 2 PM Thursday, August 29: X Country @ St. Paul @ 4:30 VFB vs Central Valley @ 7 PM @ Wolbach (tailgate starting at 5:30pm till kickoff) Monday, September 2- Labor Day NO SCHOOL
What a fun evening watching our student athletes play the sports they love. Our Gatorade scrimmage was a great success and loved seeing all that summer work paying off for our students. Shout-out to our coaches for the preparation that goes into it every day. Lastly, thank you #ChargerNation for your support and attendance at both events! I love the pride our community has for our kids! Great job to everyone and looking forward to the upcoming seasons. #RPSway #BeACharger⚡⚡
What a privilege to have the great @KarenHaase come and speak to our @RSChargers students, parents and staff about internet safety. It was very insightful & was a fantastic opportunity to be a part of. Thanks go out to her & her team for the awesome job! Thank you to everyone that could attend. #BeACharger #RPSway ⚡⚡
What an awesome first day! Many pictures to follow. Just want to remind everyone that school is dismissed at 1pm today and we will be back to normal schedule tomorrow! #BeACharger ⚡⚡ #RPSway 🐴
Congratulations to the newest Riverside FFA American Dregree Recipients. Caitlin Langer, Kyle Noble and Macy Zentner will be receiving their American FFA Degree at the 92nd National FFA convention this fall. The American FFA Degree is the highest degree achievable in the National FFA Organization, the American FFA Degree shows an FFA member’s dedication to his or her chapter and state FFA association. It demonstrates the effort FFA members apply toward their supervised agricultural experience and the outstanding leadership abilities and community involvement they exhibited through their FFA career. American FFA Degree recipients show promise for the future and have gone above and beyond to achieve excellence. Caitlin, Kyle, and Macy, we are extremely proud of all your hard work. Way to represent Riverside FFA!
Good afternoon! We are close to the beginning of the year and excited for the start of school. This year, we will have KSB law firm at our schools giving a presentation on internet safety. This presentation is mandatory for a grade 6-12 parent or guardian to be present at and to sign a permission slip for the release of a school laptop. The date is August 14th (Wednesday). Spalding will start at 10:15am and go to 11:15am. Cedar will begin at 12pm and go to 1pm. You may attend either site. If you can not make one of these times, please contact the school office. Thank you and looking forward to seeing everyone soon! #BeACharger
Tomorrow is your last day to order your Charger apparel. The first link will have t-shirts, long sleeves, and hoodies. https://stadiumsportsoneill.com/collection The second link will have your polos and 1/4 zips. https://stadiumsportsoneill.com/products/riverside-chargers?_pos=1&_sid=a17a03338&_ss=r #BeACharger⚡️⚡️
Just under one month until we charge back to school! Some reminders as you prepare: 1.) Supply lists were sent home in the June Newsletter & can also be found on our website. 2.) Kindergarteners, 7th graders, and all JH & HS sports participants need to have current physicals for the 19-20 school year. Physical forms can be found on our website, the NSAA website, or picked up at school. Forms must be turned in before the first day of practice for Fall athletics!
🅾️🅱️🅰️🆎💉 If there are any students interested helping with the next blood drive, at the Parish Center in Cedar on the 19th, could you please email Kyle Jensen at email@example.com. With volunteering, you would be awarded a 50 dollar gift card and a chance at a 1,000 scholarship. You would be asked to recruit other students, faculty, and other community members to donate to support the need. We are shooting for recruiting of ten donors for each volunteer. If any questions, contact Kyle, Linda Braun or Mary Morgan. Thank you.
Here is another link for polos and jackets. We have some great options to choose from! #BeACharger ⚡⚡ https://stadiumsportsoneill.com/collections/screenprint-and-embroidery/products/riverside-chargers
Here is our online order form for Riverside apparel for the 2019-2020 year! Orders due by July 26th! Spread the word! Code: Chargers #BeACharger ⚡⚡ https://stadiumsportsoneill.com/collections/screenprint-and-embroidery/products/riverside-chargers-screenprint-items
Hello all football parents! I hope your summer is going well! Football season is just around the corner. We will have a team football camp from 9-11 am from July 22nd-26th. Then again from 5:30-7:30 pm the 29th-31st which would be the nights of the youth football camp. I apologize for the short notice. Please remind your boys of the schedule as well. Next year we will have a schedule in place much sooner. I am looking forward to this season and expect to get a lot of good work done during the camp. If you have questions/concerns you can contact me at (308)223-9491. Thank you! Cory Valasek
Summer School info and registration forms for all incoming 1st-5th graders are due Friday, July 12th. They are available on our website! Click on "Forms" under the "Parents" section (or click here https://5il.co/7z8x). Please
The Speech Retreat that was scheduled for July 1 for any high school students interested in competing on the speech team has been rescheduled for July 22 at 9 am.
Best of luck to @RSChargers, @Tmarty23 representing the Charger blue and gold another time in the Sertoma classic! Live feed is below. Going to be a heck of a game with lots of talent on the field! https://strivsports.com/2019-8-man-all-star-game/
Summer School info and registration forms for all incoming 1st-5th graders are now available on our website! Click on "Forms" under the "Parents" section (or click here https://5il.co/7z8x).
How about a round of applause for our student-track-athletes and their coaches for a fantastic year! Through the weather, through the doubting and through the rollercoaster of a season, they were able to compete and every athlete was able to get better and make PRs. Congrats to our four state qualifiers and the medals that were brought home! Also thank you to Ms. Kaczor & Mr. Wragge for the constant updates from Burke! Looking forward to seeing what next year brings! #BeACharger ⚡⚡
🚨Update from Burke:🚨 Hope made her opening height of 8 foot to start the day in pole vault!!! One of her best jumps! She couldn't make the next height but what a way to end her year! Congratulations on a great season 🎉. #BeACharger ⚡⚡
🚨Update from Burke:🚨 Bloom runs a PR with 26.25 in the 200 and makes finals! She won her heat, which was the fastest of the meet so far! Keep grinding! #BeACharger ⚡⚡
Tomorrow, May 14th at 7:00 pm is the Middle School Awards Night and 8th Grade Promotion at the Spalding Site.
🎓 Tomorrow is GRADUATION DAY! 🎓 Doors open at 1:00 with ceremony beginning at 2:00. If you can’t make it, you can catch it live on our Striv page! https://striv.tv/channel/riverside/
The Drivers Education student/parent meeting has been moved to May 15th at 7 PM in the Cedar Rapids Library.
Hope everyone had a wonderful extended weekend and ready to kick off an exciting week! We will start back with Steve Vandewalle‘s normal bus route tomorrow. Here’s hoping for great weather so this continues for the rest of the school year and thank you for your patience.
Great article over our own Alix Bloom! Keep up the great work! https://www.theindependent.com/sports/preps/track_and_field/riversides-s-alix-bloom-is-putting-together-a-strong-season/article_0e94e8bc-60b7-11e9-81e1-6fa663dfa7d3.html #BeACharger ⚡⚡
Congratulations to the following students who medaled at the Junior High Track Meet today in Fullerton: Girls Triple Jump, Kayce Martinsen, 5th Place Girls 400 Meter Relay; Ashtyn Heikes, Kaimyn Rutten, Emma Rankin, Kayce Martinsen; 6th Place Boys Pole Vault, Carson Bloom, 1st Place Boys 100 Meter Hurdles, Andrew Krick, 3rd Place Boys 100 Meter Dash, Andrew Krick, 4th Place Boys 200 Meter Hurdles, Andrew Krick, 3rd Place Boys 400 Meter Relay; Carson Bloom, David Lozano, Antonio Ayona-Zoucha, Andrew Krick; 4th Place
Happy spring! We will be having a normal 8 AM start tomorrow. Please use caution and allow extra time for travel. Reminder, Steve Vandewalle’s bus route will continue as a pickup and drop off site in Belgrade only. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow.
The Spalding Site Music Concert scheduled for tonight is postponed until Tuesday, April 16th at 7:00 pm.
Riverside Public School will be closed Thursday, April 11 due to weather. Stay safe everyone!
🚨🚨The Burwell track meet for this Friday has been cancelled and there will be no make-up date🚨🚨 #BeACharger⚡⚡
Good morning Riverside families. Due to the current road conditions and anticipated weather the rest of the week, starting tomorrow, Wednesday, we will return to one pickup and one drop off site for Steve Vandewalle‘s bus route until further notice. We will have a pick up point in Belgrade at the bus barn at 7:15 AM and a drop off point around 3:55 PM. For those that will now be taking and/or picking your child up from school, the doors open at 7:30 AM for breakfast with classes starting at 8 AM. School dismisses at 3:36 PM for pick-up. We are sorry for this inconvenience and we will keep you updated when we are able to provide the normal busroute again.
Please visit the “Riverside FFA” Facebook Page for a recap on all of the amazing accomplishments of our kids at State FFA! What a great job over the 3 days & special thanks to Ms. Peterson for leading another successful year! https://www.facebook.com/groups/147780811903420/ #BeACharger ⚡⚡
Congratulations to the Riverside JH Track team on a successful meet yesterday in Osceola! All student athletes competed well and it was a great way to start the season. Individual medalists include: Kayce Martinsen (Triple Jump 3rd Place) Andrew Krick (3rd Place 100 Meter Dash, 3rd Place 100 Meter Hurdles) David Lozano (4th Place Shot Put) Girls 4x1 6th Place (Ashtyn Heikes, Averi Fulton, Emma Rankin, Kayce Martinsen) Boys 4x1 3rd Place (Carson Bloom, David Lozano, Antonio Ayona-Zoucha, Andrew Krick) Boys 4x4 6th Place (Billy Glesinger, Casey Greger, Marty Bailey, Hayden Clark) Our next meet will be Tuesday, April 9th in Albion at 3 o’clock. We hope to have a good next few days of practice and hope to see as many supporters there as possible. Go Chargers!
Tomorrow, Riverside will have members on stage at all 3 convention sessions. If you would like to watch, here is the live stream link. Session 5 @ 9am (Neeley and Molly’s Agriscience Fair results) Session 6 @ 1:30 (Ag Biotech Results and Mariah’s Sr. public speaking results) Session 7 @ 4:30 (Seniors receive State FFA Degrees) https://livestream.com/Inspirmedia/NEFFA2019
Good luck to the Riverside FFA members competing at the 91st Nebraska State FFA Convention this week! 🏅State FFA Degree Recipients- Bubba Bloom, Morgan Haschke, Ty Martinsen 👩🏻⚖️ Sr. Public Speech- Mariah Marisch 👩🔬🔬👨🔬 Agriscience Fair Projects- Keaton and Trey Carraher, Neeley Greger and Molly Carraher, Paul VanDeWalle and Michael Bernt, HaiLee McCready and Haley Munn, Miranda Langer and Hope Schalk, Patrick Groeteke and Trent Carraher 👨🔬🐟👩🔬 Agrisciene- Miranda Langer, Patrick Groeteke, Tristan Nolan-Ray, Hope Schalk 🌷🌻🌹Floriculture- Morgan Haschke, Neeley Greger, Molly Carraher, Ashlei Bower 🌽🐂🚜 Farm Management- Ty Martinsen, Morgan Haschke, Michael Bernt, Trey Carraher 💼🧾✒️Ag Sales- Ryan Berger, Tony Berger, Trent Carraher, Chris Esch 🔬🐐🧪Ag Biotech- Mariah Marisch, Kelsie Hupp, Dalton Rankin, Molly Carraher
Order your RPS Yearbook online now-April 26! Name stamp feature is available online only. https://bit.ly/2WJhnah You can also order a yearbook later in the year by calling either office & sending payment of $30. We must have the payment in order to reserve your yearbook.
Good evening! Hope everyone is ready for an awesome week. We will be returning to our normal bus route and time for Steve's morning route. We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow. Thank you!
Want an awesome experience? Our students have the opportunity to listen to Stacey Kreycik Miller, from the Kreycik Elk & Buffalo Ranch, read her new book about Suzie! "Suzie Saves the Day" is a lovable tale of an elk's heroic moment to save her beloved kin. Students will have the opportunity to purchase a signed book for $13 if interested! This will take place this Friday, March 22nd at 1pm. #BeACharger ⚡⚡
Good evening! We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow at our normal start time of 8 am! Reminder, Steve VanDeWalle's bus route (Belgrade area) will have pickup in Belgrade by the bus barn only at 715am. We will not be driving country roads with the bus. Drop off will be the same as well at the bus barn around 4pm. All other routes are the same. For those that travel the country roads, allow extra time to drive. If you are to be late, please call the office and let us know ahead of time. Be safe and we look forward to having a great week! #BeACharger ⚡⚡
Good evening Riverside families. Due to the conditions of country roads we will NOT be able to offer Steve Vandewalle‘s bus service until further notice. Where Highway 56 did open up today, we will have a pick up point in Belgrade at the bus barn at 7:15 AM if you wish to have your child picked up there. That will be our drop off point after school each day as well around 3:55 PM. For those that will now be taking and/or picking your child up from school, the doors open at 7:30 AM for breakfast with classes starting at 8 AM. School dismisses at 3:36 PM for pick-up. We are sorry for this inconvenience and we will keep you updated when we are able to provide the normal busroute again.
With everything that has happened this past week, we were unable to collect very many RSVP’s for our Title I/STEM/Title III Parent night for next Tuesday, March 19. Please do us a huge favor by filling out this form to give us an idea of how many supplies we still need to collect. You only need to fill this form out if you have a Spalding site student in grades Pre-K thru 5th or a Riverside Middle School student. Please fill the form out even if you are not planning on attending. https://goo.gl/forms/xSPhml0ixUk6lUyd2 Supplies that are needed: 2 liter pop bottles, toilet/paper towel rolls, and any type of cardboard boxes(ex-cereal, pancake, pop tart, crackers) Bring these to the Spalding Site office if you have any of these. Thank you!!
Due to the extensive flooding and conditions of roads, Riverside Public School will NOT be having school Friday, March 15th. Please use extreme caution when traveling and stay safe Charger Nation. Our hearts go out to you and the entire state of Nebraska.
Riverside Public Schools will be closed on Thursday, March 14 due to road conditions!
Riverside Public School is closing immediately due to extreme flooding. Our counties have been elevated to a code red where travel is not advised. Please contact the school office if you can not make it to pick up your child as we will help make additional arrangements.
🚨There will be no MakerSpace today after school for Cedar site students.🚨 Please pass along to all who may need to know! Thank you! #BeACharger ⚡⚡
If you are still needing your Riverside State Basketball Shirts, you may pick them up today at the Rapid Stop in Cedar. This does not include any shirts that are on backorder. Go Chargers! Take State!
Riverside Public Schools will be closed on Thursday, March 7 due to weather! If you are headed to the state tournament today, please travel safely!! Best if luck today Chargers!!!
Speech time!!! Riverside speech invite taking place in Cedar Rapids today! Competition should begin around 9am so come on down and see all our talented kids compete! Best of luck to everyone and earn those medals! 🎭🥇🥈🥉🏆 #BeACharger ⚡⚡
Due to the forecast of dangerously cold wind chills tomorrow morning along with some drifting of roads, Riverside Public Schools will have a 10:00 Late Start on Monday, March 4th. No morning preschool. Travel safely!!
Hey Riverside Community! Come join us this Monday at the Cedar Site for the Boys State Basketball Pep Rally at 6:00 pm followed by Community Speech Night at 6:30 pm. Hope to see you there!
Good evening RPS families. We will have a regular start time tomorrow. Please allow extra travel time as we know winter road conditions exist. Also, 8th grade students will not be traveling to Northeast Community College on Friday. It has been rescheduled to March 21st.
Good morning. There will be NO school today, Wednesday. The Conference Speech meet has also been canceled. Enjoy your day scooping snow and sledding!
We will have a 10 AM late start for all 9-12 students tomorrow. Remember, no school for PK-8 due to the speech meet starting at 11 AM. We will have more weather related updates in the morning. Have a great evening.
The FFA pancake feed has been postponed due to weather. It is rescheduled for next Sunday, February 24 from 9am to 1pm. Thank you for understanding and see you next Sunday!
The games with Central Valley tonight have been cancelled. Best of luck to the boys in subdistrict play Tuesday night in Albion!