High School DAILY BULLETIN Monday, September 16, 2019 Blue Day Today’s LUNCH: Turkey & Cheese Sub, veggie cup, cookie, fruit, milk. Salad is also an option. Tomorrow’s LUNCH: Chicken Strips, mac & cheese, French fries, baked beans, fruit, milk. Salad is also an option. 3:00 p.m. – Student Council meeting in Mr. Clarkson’s room. Students will be called by intercom. 4:30 p.m. – JV football vs. Sabetha here 6:30 p.m. – High School Musical rehearsal School pictures are Wednesday for freshmen, sophomores and juniors. Extra order forms are available in the office. Friday is the registration deadline for the next ACT Test on Oct. 26. See Mrs. Vertin for more information. Spirit Days this week will be: today-Pajama Day; tomorrow-Twin Day; Wednesday-Jersey Day; Thursday-Super Hero Day; Friday-Spirit Day. 1st block teachers need to email spirit day participant numbers by class to Mr. Clarkson. The dance will follow the game until midnight. Admission is $4 per person. Students who plan to bring an outside date to the homecoming dance need to pick up an outside date form in the office.
High School DAILY BULLETIN Friday, September 13, 2019 Black Day Today’s LUNCH: Chili w/ cheese, baby carrots, cinnamon roll, fruit, milk. Salad is also an option. Tomorrow’s LUNCH: Turkey & Cheese Sub, veggie cup, cookie, fruit, milk. Salad is also an option. NHS students will be recycling during seminar today. Check with Mrs. Poirier for the schedule. 2:55 p.m. – Prom Committee meeting in Mrs. Poirier’s room. Students will be called by intercom. 4:15 p.m. – Football team leaves for Sabetha 5:30 p.m. – Pep bus leaves for Sabetha. Sign up in the office if you would like to ride. Student admission price to the game is $3. 7:00 p.m. – Football at Sabetha Saturday 7:15 a.m. – Volleyball team leaves for Nemaha Central 9:00 a.m. – Varsity volleyball tournament at Nemaha Central Students taking college classes this semester - please check your email and complete a survey for a broadcasting report about student stress. Thanks for your help! School pictures are Wednesday, September 18, for freshmen, sophomores and juniors. Extra order forms are available in the office. Spirit Days next week will be: Monday-Pajama Day; Tuesday-Twin Day; Wednesday-Jersey Day; Thursday-Super Hero Day; Friday-Spirit Day. The dance will follow the game until midnight. Admission is $4 per person. Students who plan to bring an outside date to the homecoming dance need to pick up an outside date form in the office.
Final Score: Riverside 14 - Hiawatha 13
Cyclones win 14-13 over Hiawatha. Congratulations on the hard fought win!
Riverside 14-7 over Hiawatha after 3rd quarter
Halftime score: Riverside 7 - Hiawatha 0
Concerts at school? Seems bizarre right? Well, at Riverside High School on Tuesday, August 3rd, there was a mini concert. Donphian West and Troy joined us in listening to the MVP Production! They gave a fantastic message in an entertaining way so that everyone listened. According to Isaac, “The message was heard through their music”. As all three singers shared their personal testament with a song, the crowd became mesmerized. Singing and rapping put a new perspective on a tough situation. Everyone was involved, clapping and jumping along with the music. Wanna listen to what Doniphan County schools witnessed? Give Nextera Music a try! Article by Kaitlyn Geeting Photos by Laura Benitz
School picture day is Wednesday, September 18th! Students will be sent home with order forms. If you'd like to order before Picture Day visit mylifetouch.com with your Picture Day ID. Please see the ID's below. Primary: EVTQ3BDDP Intermediate/Middle School: EVTH3FQRS High School: EVT2TCWHH
Riverside USD 114 has made a few revisions to some of the AM and PM bus routes. Please double check your child’s AM bus stop times and the PM drop off order and locations to verify the time and place for tomorrow, Friday, August 23rd as some times have changed in the mornings and drop off order and locations in the afternoon. Thank you. Use this link to view the changes: https://5il.co/9pfk
The 2019-2020 Riverside USD 114 bus routes and bus stops are posted on the USD 114 webpage at https://5il.co/9luz. Please have your child meet the bus at the designated bus stop closest to your home or your other designated pick up location. In addition, unless you have notified the school otherwise, this is the same location your child will be dropped off in the afternoon. For student safety purposes, the school will only transport authorized riders on each bus route. Bus riders are required to ride their assigned bus unless their parent or guardian provides the building office with a signed note and it is approved by the building principal. Non bus riders must also have written permission approved by the offices in order to ride. Example: Sally rides bus 4 and is having two friends, Becky & Debbie, spend the night on Friday. Becky does not usually ride a bus so she will need parental permission to ride bus 4 with Sally. Debbie does ride a bus, but usually bus 2, so she will also need parental permission to ride bus 4. Sally is riding her usual bus so does not need anything extra. In the event that you have not signed your child up to ride a school bus, please call your child’s school to complete a student bus form.
The 2019-2020 Riverside USD 114 bus routes and bus stops are posted on the USD 114 webpage at www.usd114.org. Please have your child meet the bus at the designated bus stop closest to your home or your other designated pick up location. In addition, unless you have notified the school otherwise, this is the same location your child will be dropped off in the afternoon. For student safety purposes, the school will only transport authorized riders on each bus route. Bus riders are required to ride their assigned bus unless their parent or guardian provides the building office with a signed note and it is approved by the building principal. Non bus riders must also have written permission approved by the offices in order to ride. Example: Sally rides bus 4 and is having two friends, Becky & Debbie, spend the night on Friday. Becky does not usually ride a bus so she will need parental permission to ride bus 4 with Sally. Debbie does ride a bus, but usually bus 2, so she will also need parental permission to ride bus 4. Sally is riding her usual bus so does not need anything extra. In the event that you have not signed your child up to ride a school bus, please call your child’s school to complete a student bus form.
Football practice will start tomorrow, August 19th at 6:30 am for an hour walk-through. There will be a second practice at 4:00 pm. Both will be in Wathena. Physicals and concussion forms need to be signed and turned in. See you in the morning!
Middle School sports practices: Middle school girls start volleyball practice Monday, August 19th, from 3:30-5:30pm. Riverside Middle School football will start practice on Monday, August 19th from 3:30 to 5:30pm at the East campus. Athletes should wear a t-shirt, shorts, and cleats if they have them. Otherwise, bring shoes not flip flops. Tuesday will be at the same time, same place. Wednesday's practice will start shortly after school until 5:30pm. If students didn't get their physical at school in May, then make sure that is taken care of before they can practice.
The first day of school is quickly approaching!! Please remember to complete your Online Registration for your student if you haven't already done so! Visit our website: usd114.org Click on the Explore tab, select Parents & Students & choose the link to register online.
Riverside High School New Student and Freshmen orientation is tonight (Thursday) August 15th, at 7 pm in the Riverside High School Auditorium.
Riverside Middle School Volleyball practices start Monday, August 19th. They will last from 3:30-5:30pm.
May 2019 Seniors, if you have not picked up your diploma, you may do so in the Riverside High School office. If you owe money, you will need to bring payment before receiving your diploma. If you are unable to pick up your diploma, make a request to the High School office by calling 785-989-4426, and we will mail it to you.
Riverside High School will be a player's/ parent’s meeting for all high school football players tomorrow, Thursday, August 8th. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. in the West Campus Cafeteria.
Riverside USD 114 is accepting applications for a Substitute Teachers for the 2019-20 school year. If you have 60 or more college hours, you are qualified to apply for your Emergency Substitute Teaching License through KSDE. For more information contact Vicki Wyatt, PR/HR/BOE Clerk. Phone 913-365-5632 or email email@example.com EOE
The links below include slides with helpful tips regarding Online Registration & Payments. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vR-_ZRjwrtklZtzoQgxde2aAP-fUDLKd2HRmxYbVrvAxsdbpad7gAA1ZhlNzqukBx4hRc2A_awBfCff/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000 https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vTcDoyFuoJeHmuvjRmrKd2fMpm3uCJI1W1-NcUYF_Z1YJLWAo4YvZpkNf0CaFDlxJjDlMQBNnn_pXxK/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=5000#slide=id.p
Riverside parents, you may start registering your student for school this year by utilizing your Riverside School District 114 online school portal access. Household information and personal information will be updated by online submission this year. You may get a head start by completing this portion of the registration process before coming to your student's school to complete enrollment, or you may utilize the computers at the school to update your information when you come to register. Your portal login information is as follows: Access the site at https://riversideks.infinitecampus.org/campus/portal/riverside.jsp Click on "Campus Parent" and then enter your current parent portal information or click on "New User" and use your personal id number as your activation key to access your account. ( email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to obtain this number) You are a Campus Portal user if you had an account to check student grade and fee information last year. Entering your data at last year's registration did not create you as a portal user and you will need to click on "New User". On the portal site you will be able to update your information as well as view your student's grades, fee balances, lunch account activities, calendar items, and pay fees and lunch balances online. Paying online adds a 4.9% convenience fee. This fee is charged to us to offer this option and is paid to the processing vendor and not the district. On this site you will also enter changes to household phone numbers, address information, and update emergency and pickup contacts. If your mailing address differs from your physical address, please enter both and designate them as to what they are. Only one login is necessary to access all of your childrens' information. Once you have accessed the site for the first time you will use your account information to enter the site and will not need your activation key a second time. Call the HS office number at 785-989-4426 extension 190 to access technology support if you have any questions or need help setting up the account, or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
This information was distributed to us this week by KDHE and KSDE. Effective Tuesday, August 2, 2019 the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is implementing new vaccination requirements. Two new vaccines have been added and will be required for school-age children for the 2019-2020 school year – meningococcal and Hepatitis A. Your student may already meet these requirements, check with your doctor if you have any questions about whether your student needs additional vaccinations.
Riverside Middle School Cheer Camp will be held August 5th-7th 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. in the East Campus new gym.
Riverside Preschool will be having a Screening day on Monday, July 29th. Any student living in the Riverside School District, who will be four by August 31, 2019 may sign up to attend. This is for children that have not previously been screened. Children must have a screening before enrolling in Riverside Preschool. We will not be doing screenings at enrollment. Please call the district office at 913-365-5632 to schedule an appointment.
Board of Education Meeting The July 2019 Regular Board of Education Meeting is rescheduled to Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 5:30 pm. The meeting location will be at the District Office, 1409 Vermont, Elwood, KS 66090.
Riverside USD 114 is accepting applications for a Primary ½ time Pre-school Teacher certified to teach in Kansas or the willingness to obtain Kansas certification for the 2019-20 school year. If interested please fill out the certified application on the Riverside website at www.usd114.org . Once on the site go to the District Office Tab, Employment, print off a certified staff application and return it to the Riverside District Office, Attn: Vicki Wyatt, PO Box 49, Elwood, KS 66024 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org . Also include a copy of your cover letter, resume, official college transcripts, current Teaching License, and 4 letters of reference. For additional information call 913-365-5632.
There is a middle school volleyball scrimmage at Doniphan West High School Wednesday, June 12th at 5:30 - 6:30 pm. Please be there at 5:15 pm. This is for upcoming 7th and 8th graders.
Riverside USD 114 is accepting applications for a Full Time Primary Para for the 2019-20 school year with start date in August of 2019. Deliver Support Staff Application to Vicki Wyatt, PR/HR/BOE Clerk, Riverside USD 114 District Office, PO Box 49, 1409 Vermont, Elwood, KS 66024. Phone 913-365-5632 or email email@example.com EOE
The high school summer weights programs starts tomorrow, June 3rd. Boys will be from 6:30-8:00 am and and the girls will be from 8:00-9:00 am. Reminder for boys who are going to the Benedictine football camp, the deposit and form must be turned in to coach Paden by tomorrow if you are planning on going.
There is a football meeting tomorrow (Friday) morning at 10 am for high school players. The meeting is in Elwood at the East Campus gym.
2019-2020 RHS cheerleaders: There will be a parents' meeting Tuesday, May 28th, at 6:30PM in the West campus auditorium. All cheerleaders and parents are encouraged to attend.
Riverside USD 114 is accepting applications for the following coaching positions: Asst. HS Volleyball, Head MS Volleyball, Head & Asst. HS Football, Asst. HS Boys Basketball, Head MS Girls and Boys Basketball, Head MS Wrestling, Head HS Softball, & Asst. HS Cheerleading. Deliver Support Staff Application to Vicki Wyatt, PR/HR/BOE Clerk, Riverside USD 114, PO Box 49, 1409 Vermont, Elwood, KS 66024. Phone 913-365-5632 or email firstname.lastname@example.org EOE
Any current 6th through 11th grade students that are interested in the biology trip to Florida next June should attend an informational meeting tomorrow, Thursday May 15th, in the middle school science room at 6pm.
The Riverside boys' baseball team will be playing their regional games this afternoon at Maur Hill High School in Atchison. Game time is 3:30 pm. If the team wins the two games today, they will advance to the regional finals at Sabetha on Thursday, May 16th.
Due to wet field conditions, today's regional softball games scheduled at Atchison, have been moved to Wednesday, May 15th at 3 pm.
Riverside USD 114's May board meeting will be Monday, May 20th, at 5:30 pm in the district board room. This meeting was rescheduled from the today's original 2nd Monday date.
On Monday May 13th, at 7:00 pm the 8th grade promotion exercises will be held in the new gym on the East campus.
The Elwood park board is looking for umpires.Umpires must be 16 years old or older. Games run from May 16th through June 28th. Anyone interested can contact Travis Holcomb @ 816-383-3080.
The Riverside High School baseball games scheduled for today at Oskaloosa have been cancelled. The varsity and junior varsity softball games scheduled against Perry Lecompton at home have also been cancelled. No make up dates are scheduled.
The middle school track meet scheduled for today has been rescheduled for Friday May 10th. Field events start at 3:00and running events at 4:30.
The Elementary K-5 Field Day has been moved to Monday May 13th on the East Campus. K-2 will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 10:30 a.m. 3-5 will begin at 12:30 p.m. and finish at 2:30 p.m. Students need to wear athletic clothing and running shoes. No swimming suits allowed.
The Big 7 middle school track meet at Royal Valley scheduled for today (Tuesday, May 7th) has been postponed. The rescheduled date has not yet been determined.
The junior varsity softball games for tomorrow Saturday May 4 have been cancelled because of wet fields.
Monday, May 6th, Riverside High School's National Honor Society will host a blood drive. The blood drive will be from 2 pm until 6 pm. All units donated help the school make progress towards a scholarship.
The varsity baseball games and the junior varsity softball games scheduled for today at Royal Valley have been cancelled and will not be made up. The varsity softball game is still being played at Royal Valley. Today's track meet at Sabetha is still on.
K-3 have their concerts this Thursday night! K-1 starts at 6:00. They may wear anything animal related. No masks, please. Arrive by 5:45. 2-3 starts at 6:45. They may wear western/pioneer outfits. Arrive by 6:30. Meet in the music hallway. Cyclone shirts can also be worn.
There are two changes in the middle school track schedule. There is no track meet Thursday May 2nd. The second, on Tuesday, May 7th, the league meet at Royal Valley will start at 3:00 pm for field events and 4:30 pm for running events.
Riverside USD 114 is having a special Meeting for the Purpose of Discussing Personnel scheduled for Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 5:30 PM at the Riverside District Office, 1409 Vermont, Elwood, KS 66024.
Riverside High School baseball and softball games scheduled for tonight (Monday, April 29th) have been cancelled. No make-up date has been scheduled yet.
Parents of Riverside High School baseball and softball student-athletes will be recognized during home games on Thursday, April 25th, when Riverside will host Nemaha Central. The softball parent's recognition will be held between the two varsity softball games at approximately 5:30 pm. The baseball parent's recognition will be held between the two varsity baseball games at approximately 6:30 pm.
The RHS Booster Club is hosting a banquet and awards night on Friday, May 3, to honor and recognize all high school student-athletes (cross country, volleyball, football, wrestling, basketball, track, softball, baseball, cheer, and dance). Dinner will be at 6:00 pm, with Awards Program to follow at approximately 7:00 pm. All Riverside High School student-athletes, including managers, and coaches that RSVP will be provided dinner. All other guest dinners are $13 each. All attending the dinner MUST RSVP by April 26. RSVP and payment may be turned in to the high school office. Cake and drinks will be available to all attending the awards program.
The start time for the Riverside High School softball games for tomorrow (Friday, April 12th) have been moved up 30 minutes. Instead of starting at 4:30 pm, games will now start at 4:00 pm. These games are against Maur Hill and will be played in Atchison at the Sports Complex. The complex is located west of Atchison Elementary School, which is located at 825 North 17th Street in Atchison, Kansas.
This is a reminder Back to Basics baseball and softball clinic will be held tomorrow, Wednesday April 10th. Please send your student with their glove and helmet is recommended. Students in grades K-2 that have signed up will be transported by bus to the East Campus.Students grades 3-8 will remain on the East Campus for the clinic following school. At the conclusion of the clinic, participants will be either picked up in Elwood at the gym or bussed back to Wathena at 6:15 for pick up. In an effort to make pick up run more smoothly, please contact the office IF you would like your student bussed back to Wathena. It will be assumed all other students will be picked up on the east campus by 6:15. You can reach the Primary office at: 785-989-4425 or the Intermediate office at (913) 365-6735.
Riverside Preschool Roundup will be Monday, May 13th from 8:30-2:30. Any student living in the Riverside School District, who will be 3 by August 31, 2019 may sign up to attend. Please call the primary office at 785-989-4425 to schedule an appointment. We will do a developmental screening as well as hearing and vision. We will have a speech pathologist and an occupational therapist to address any speech or fine motor concerns.
The Riverside USD 114 board meeting scheduled for Monday, April 8th, has been rescheduled to Tuesday April 9th. The meeting will be held at the same time and place (5:30 pm at the board office). Audio attendance is available utilizing the information from the following link: https://www.usd114.org/domain/289
‼️Attention‼️ The Back to the Basics clinic held by the Riverside High School baseball team will be re-scheduled for Wednesday, April 10th at the east campus. The clinic will be from 3:45 p.m.-6:00 p.m. The students from the west campus will be shuttled by bus to the east campus after school. Students participating from the east campus will remain there until the clinic begins. There will be two pick-up points at 6:15 p.m. If you wish to pick up your child in Elwood, they can be picked up from the east campus. There will also be a bus to transport students back to the Wathena campus for pick-up. Thank you for your understanding and flexibility during this process! Go Cyclones! 🌪
Riverside USD 114 will be moving grades 3-8 back to the East Campus this weekend. The school is in need of volunteers on Saturday morning beginning at 8:00 am on the West Campus in Wathena. All volunteers should sign in with Mr. Blair in front of the high school gym prior to moving items from the West Campus or from the First Baptist Church back to the East Campus. Trucks, trailers, and large SUV’s are needed. Thank you.
All Riverside students will be attending school in the Wathena learning locations next week from Monday, March 25th, until Friday, March 29th. In addition, the bus routes will be operating the same as last week with buses picking students up at their bus stops in Elwood and dropping middle school students off at the First Baptist Church in the mornings. After school, bus routes 4 and 5 will be dropping students off at the East Campus after school.
March 23, 2019 Dear Riverside USD 114 Community, As I have said so many times, the towns of Elwood and Wathena are wonderful places to live and raise families. On behalf of Riverside USD 114 and the Board of Education, I would like to say thank you to everyone who has helped our school during the recent flood evacuation and relocation of students. Our school is very blessed to have such a supportive school community. Our district has been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from parents, volunteers, the Cities of Elwood and Wathena, Elwood and Wathena Police Departments, Doniphan County Sheriff’s Department, Kansas Highway Patrol, Elwood and Wathena fire departments, the Missouri Air National Guard, Doniphan County Emergency Management, Kansas Emergency Management, members of the Elwood Gladden Drainage District, our local businesses, and our local churches. It has been great to see so many people working together to battle the floodwaters to protect our community, specifically our East Campus in Elwood as well the homes and businesses of many of our families. Please know that we are grateful to each and every one of you for supporting our students and staff during this time. Riverside has been privileged to work side by side with you in our school family. None of our students could accomplish great things without the assistance of all of us working together to relocate them and support them. We are hopeful that the threat of flooding in Elwood and east Wathena will be short-lived and we can resume our normal operation in the near future. If anyone encounters problems the school can help with, please contact our administration and we will work closely with you as partners to provide assistance. Over the past week, I have witnessed two towns come together as one community who cares about its members. Please know that you are greatly appreciated. Your support means so very much to the young people in our schools. Warmest Regards, Robert W. Blair, Superintendent
The Riverside High School baseball game at home versus Fall City that was on the schedule for Tuesday, March 26th, is now being played on Monday, March 25th. Start time will be 4:30 pm. There will be only one varsity game played. There will be no junior varsity game.
This weekend's drama production of Romeo and Juliet, originally scheduled for Frdiay, March 22nd through Saturday, the 23rd, has been postponed to a date to be determined. Thank you.
Parents of East Campus students, the following information is in effect until students return to the East Campus location. Starting tomorrow morning, parents who need to contact the middle school and intermediate office should call 785-850-0306 for attendance and questions that need to be addressed by that office. Parents who need to contact the students’ intermediate teachers during the school day should contact the primary office number at 785-989-4425. Parents with students in grades 6-8 dropping off kids at the First Baptist Church in Wathena should follow these instructions. Student should be dropped off at the 3rd Street basement door and all cars should be facing north when they drop off students, south bound cars should not be dropping off students. Parents should not drive or park in the alley beside the church. Riverside Middle School students participating in track will have track practices after school next week on the west campus until 4:30 pm. Parents can pick those students up on the west campus at 4:30 pm.
Reminder: Riverside USD114 parents: Due to the river stage forecast of over 30 feet for next week, all students in grades 3-8 and the alternative school students will be having classes in Wathena. Grades 3-5 can be dropped off at the west campus in Wathena on the primary side beginning at 7:15 am. Grades 6-8 can be dropped off at the 1st Baptist Church in Wathena at 407 North 3rd Street. All students will attend school from 7:55 am to 3:15 pm. Students in grades 3-5 can be picked up at 3:15 pm on the west campus on the primary side, students in grades 6-8 can be picked up at 3:15 pm at the 1st Baptist Church on 3rd Street, do not drive or park in the alley. All morning bus routes will run as normal and pick students up at the regular stops in both communities. East campus students who normally walk can meet buses at the East Campus at 7:25 am to take the bus to the West Campus. Alternative school will be held at the Wathena Community Building, but students should be dropped off at the West campus in the morning to be transported to and from that building. Any East Campus students who have personal belongings may come to the East Campus tomorrow between 9 am and noon to retrieve any personal belongings in their lockers or classroom.
Riverside Middle School students participating in track will have track practices after school next week on the west campus until 4:30 pm. Parents can pick those students up on the west campus at 4:30 pm. Thank you.
Riverside School parent-teacher conferences for all grades are happening tonight, Thursday, March 14th. West Campus hours are from 3:30 -7:30 pm and for East Campus 3:45 pm - 7:45 pm.
Student safety is our number one priority.
The Riverside USD 114 School District will be holding meetings for the purpose of educating the public on the need for the Capital Outlay Levy, which will also include a designated time for questions from the patrons of the District.