Preschool Information/Open House will be offered at staggered times on Tuesday, August 18. Teachers will be available from 12:30-5:30. For children to drop off supplies and meet the teacher. We will also go over our bus list and any other important information. We ask that only the preschool child and one adult be present.
Third Grade Orientation information Due to the changes this year, we will offer a staggered orientation for the third grade students. Teachers will be available from 12:30 - 5:30 in their classrooms on Monday, August 17. We ask that only the third grade student and one parent/guardian comes to drop off their items. Please enter through the main office in the Middle School building. We look forward to meeting you and hope that many of you are able stop by for a quick introduction. Thank you!
Middle School volleyball practice will begin Monday, August 17th from 3:30-5:00pm in the small Elwood gym located in the intermediate building. There will be a parents meeting August 24th at 5:00pm after practice in the main gym. Please have your physical, concussion form, and COVID form filled out and completed before the first practice.
Middle School football meeting this Thursday with a 7th grade parent meeting at 6:30 and an 8th grade parent meeting at 7:15. We will meet in the new gym on the East campus. Please bring any paperwork that needs to be turned in for your student-athlete.
Reminder!! There will be a mini cheerleading camp for incoming 7th and 8th graders that are interested in cheer for this upcoming year. Cheer camp will be on Tuesday August 11th and Wednesday August 12 from 9-11am, in the East Campus Old Gym. We would like to have you fill out the attached google form, so we can get an idea of how many people are interested in participating. Students will need to make sure they have their school physical completed prior to attending camp. Students will also need to wear masks to the camp, per the Governor's mandate. If you have any questions please email Miss Jay at email@example.com Google Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScLDPgWWkcS0ofNoc0KaRrtrDVn7seqBqMOraOBQo2hLOD9CA/viewform?usp=sf_link
All 7-8 students wanting to participate in KSHSAA activities this year must have a physical, concussion form, and a COVID form filled out and turned in before participating in the first practice. The forms can be found on there KSHSAA website: http://www.kshsaa.org
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Riverside USD 114 is accepting applications for Part-Time Cooks for the 2020-21 school year. Immediate Positions Available. Deliver Support Staff Application, located on the Riverside Website at www.usd114.org /District Information/Employment, 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 with questions. EOE
This is a reminder that there is a high school football player/parent meeting tomorrow night, August 4th at 6 pm in the high school auditorium.
Riverside parents, registration is scheduled next week. Please register online if at all possible to alleviate your need to come to school. Your presence is not required at school. You may see our reopening plan and complete forms online at https://www.usd114.org. Update your demographic information, submit your meal benefits application, and pay your fees through your Infinite Campus portal login. This step is done only once per family. The convenience fee for using online payment has been reduced this year. E-checks regardless of the amount are a .35 cent charge per transaction. Credit card processing charges add a 4.5% fee that covers the cost we are charged for processing your transaction. All other forms may be saved as a pdf and submitted by email to email@example.com or may be printed, signed, mailed, or brought to your students’ office with an in person payment. Notes: The meal benefit application does not work well on a phone and needs to be completed on a computer. HS Impact testing forms are not required at this time as this has been postponed. Not all documents are required for all grades, please note the side information to the document name. If you need your username or password for your portal, email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have a question call the school offices: Riverside High School 785-989-4426 Riverside Middle and Intermediate School 913-365-6735 Riverside Primary School 785-989-4425
There will be a football parent/player meeting on Tuesday, August 4th at 6:00 p.m. at the high school auditorium. All players and parents are encouraged to attend. If you are unable to make the meeting, please “like” the Riverside High School Football page on Facebook to find a video that will recap information shared.
There will be a mini cheerleading camp for incoming 7th and 8th graders that are interested in cheer for this upcoming year. Cheer camp will be on Tuesday August 11th and Wednesday August 12 from 9-11am, in the East Campus Old Gym. We would like to have you fill out the attached google form, so we can get an idea of how many people are interested in participating. Students will need to make sure they have their school physical completed prior to attending camp. Students will also need to wear masks to the camp, per the Governor's mandate. If you have any questions please email Miss Jay at email@example.com Google Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScLDPgWWkcS0ofNoc0KaRrtrDVn7seqBqMOraOBQo2hLOD9CA/viewform?usp=sf_link
Fellow Cyclones – An update as to our start of school. Today the State Board of Education met as required by recent Kansas state statute to review COVID related education executive orders. In their meeting the board voted down the motion to uphold the Governor’s order delaying the start of schools until after Labor Day. That vote keeps us on a path to opening schools on our original start date of August 20th 2020. This date was approved by the USD 114 board of education at their regular meeting back in March. USD 114 is committed to continue our planning process for the start of school and have our schools open in a safe manner for both students and staff alike. Our task to plan for the start of school continues and rest assured, we will continue to do that regardless of the date. As I mentioned last week, we will ask for a bit of survey data from our families and staff so we can make the most informed decisions possible. Please find the family survey link in all our regular district communication methods and at the bottom of this message. I thank you in advance for your feedback. It will help our planning efforts to make the most informed decisions to start school. Because of the number of abnormal situations this pandemic creates across the state, news and information often changes quickly and without much notice. Additionally, situations that may be happening in a certain part of the state, may not necessarily be happening closer to home. I thank you all for your continued patience and support as we work in our planning for the start of the fall term. USD 114 will remain steadfast in helping make the best decisions possible for the good of our kids and staff. The survey link is as follows: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSftiXCvvewdsv3jawou9vcLOEmBPXtBYOZ2ABTxsnu5aNHHOA/viewform?usp=sf_link tbg Travis Githens Superintendent USD 114 Riverside Schools 1409 Vermont P.O. Box 49 Elwood, KS 66024 Phone: 913-365-5632 firstname.lastname@example.org
Greetings Riverside family, this is Mr. Githens with an important announcement. This afternoon, during the governor's press conference, it was announced that K-12 schools in Kansas would not open until after the Labor Day holiday. We will make use of this extra time to plan and make the most of this situation. The delay in opening school will give Riverside more time to prepare for this unusual school year but it calls into question so many other things about what we already have on our calendars. It will take some time to sort through the implications of this order. We expect full details when the Governor’s formal executive order is released Monday July 20th, 2020. We also expect announcements from the Kansas State Activities Association for further guidance later as well. This is a difficult and challenging time. We stand committed to providing the best education possible while accounting for student and staff health and safety. Stay tuned for more details on how school will operate this fall. We can only start school when conditions allow us to do so. We are as anxious to have kids back in our building as you are. It is more than just what we do, it is who we are as cyclones. Rest assured, we miss our students! Thank you for your continued support of Riverside Schools. tbg
Preschool screenings will be held on Tuesday, July 14 at the West Campus. If you need to make an appointment please text Mrs. Smith at 816-244-3630. Children must have a preschool screening before they can enroll for preschool. We do ask if you have traveled outside of Missouri and Kansas that you let us know and we will schedule an appointment after you have been back in the state for two weeks.
2020 Graduation is today, 5:00, East Campus Gym. A reminder that it will be streamed live, so if you are at risk for the Corona Virus, we recommend you watch it online. If you are attending live, we highly recommend wearing a mask. We will have limited masks available, as well as hand sanitizer as you walk in.
This is a reminder that Rainbow Communications will host a live broadcast of the Riverside High School graduation ceremony. The broadcast will be available Sunday, July 12th at 5pm by accessing Rainbow’s live stream site at http://rainbowtel.net/rainbow-live. Scroll down login using Grad2020 as the username and Grad2020 as the password. See the illustration.
RIVERSIDE USD 114 REORGANIZATIONAL MEETING DATE AND LOCATION CHANGE ANNOUNCEMENT. The next Riverside Board of Education Meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 5:30 PM. The location will be at the East Campus Conference Room in Elwood, KS. Audio attendance of the meeting will be available by connecting with the following by calling (773)231-9226 and utilize meeting ID of 665 103 8579. Board meeting informational documents are available with this link https://www.webschooltools.com/schools/USD114/BoardMeeting/login.php.
The Riverside Middle School 8th Grade promotion is scheduled for July 13, 2020 at the East Campus gymnasium at 7:00 p.m. Practice for the ceremony will be held Monday, July 13th at 10:00 a.m. at the East Campus gymnasium. A letter with further details will be mailed out to the parents of the 8th grade class, if you have not received a letter by Friday, July 3, please call the middle school office with any questions. You can also view the complete letter and guidelines on our school website at the following link: http://riverside114ks.apptegy.us/o/riverside-usd-114/page/2020-graduation-letter--2
The Riverside High School graduation ceremony is scheduled for July 12, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. at the East Campus gymnasium. Practice for the ceremony will be held Friday, July 10th at 9:30 a.m. at the East Campus gymnasium. A letter with further details will be mailed out to the parents of the senior class, if you have not received a letter by Friday, July 3, please call the high school office with any questions. You can also view the complete letter and guidelines on our school website at the following link: http://riverside114ks.apptegy.us/o/riverside-usd-114/page/2020-graduation-letter--2
HELP WANTED-(2nd Posting) Riverside USD 114 is accepting applications for a Full Time Custodian with benefits. 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 email@example.com. The Support Staff Application is located on the Riverside Website>District Information>Employment or may be picked up at the District Office. EOE
RETIREMENT & FAREWELL CELEBRATION Join us on Sunday, June 28, 2020 at the Wathena Community Center from 2:00-4:00 PM. We will honor Nancy Fuhrman, Janice Walker, and Bob Blair for their service to the Riverside USD 114 school district.
HELP WANTED Riverside USD 114 is accepting applications for a Full Time 9-Month Secondary Para Professional with benefits. 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. The Support Staff Application is located on the Riverside Website>District Information>Employment or may be picked up at the District Office. EOE
HELP WANTED Riverside USD 114 is accepting applications for a Full Time 9-Month Primary Para Professional with benefits. 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 email@example.com. The Support Staff Application is located on the Riverside Website>District Information>Employment or may be picked up at the District Office. EOE
Reminder! Tomorrow is Second Harvest Fresh Mobile Food Bank Pick up in Blair at 10am while supplies last.
Summer conditioning for ANY of our 7th and 8th graders this season will begin on Monday, June 8th from 7:00 to 8:00 PM at the East Campus football field/track. We will do this each week Monday through Thursday at the same time each day. The participants will need to bring their own water/sports drink as the building will not be accessible at this time. If they need to use the restroom, I will make sure they get to one. For at least the first three weeks, we will be staying outside to do our activities and practicing social distancing. I do ask that if your student is not feeling well, do not send them. This is not mandatory so they will not be punished for not making it for feeling bad. I would like them to bring a backpack with an extra pair of shoes and a hoodie in it. We will use this in some of our activities as "extra weight". If the student would like to add a few other items, I have no problem with that. Cancellations of these sessions would occur if inclement weather is called for between the 6:30 to 8:30 time frame. I will open the gate between the two buildings for everyone to enter through. If you are the pick-up person, please be on time maybe even a tad early. I have tried not to miss something, but you may contact me through my email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Thank you, Mr. Keller.
HELP WANTED Riverside USD 114 is accepting applications for a Full Time Custodian with benefits. 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 email@example.com. The Support Staff Application is located on the Riverside Website>District Information>Employment or may be picked up at the District Office. EOE
For those students not able to turn their school computers and supplies in last week, the East and West campus will be available tonight from 5 to 7. If you are still completing your school work, please leave a message with the East or West campus when you are going to return your supplies. You may drop off on the most convenient campus.
Riverside USD 114 Summer Activities Changes: As a result of recent changes to the Ad Astra Plan to Reopen Kansas, the start of Summer Driver Education has been postponed until June 15th. Driving will begin on July 1st. Specific details, including, sign up meetings will be advertised soon by the instructor. The start of Middle School Summer Weights & Conditioning has been postponed until June 8th due to the scheduled East Campus track repair on June 1st. High School Summer Weights & Conditioning will still take place starting June 1st. Specific details will be advertised soon by the coaches. No changes have been made to High School Graduation scheduled for July 12th or 8th Grade Promotion scheduled for July 13th. Please keep in mind that all of the summer activities scheduled contingent upon no further changes to the Ad Astra Plan to Reopen Kansas. In the event, of changes, the school will notify you as soon as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by these changes. We are closely following guidance provided by the Governor and KSDE on a daily basis realizing that more changes may occur in the future.
Please visit the following link for 2020 Drivers Education information. You can also find the documents by visiting the school website. Click the Explore tab and choose Riverside High School. http://riverside114ks.apptegy.us/o/riverside-usd-114/page/driver-ed-2020
If you can't make it to the drop off times during the day there will be a Tuesday evening drop off on May 26th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at both the East & West Campus for grades 3-12.
Riverside USD 114 is announcing the timeline for this summer's activities including graduations. Check the link to see the activities and dates. https://5il.co/g5pz
HELP WANTED Accounts Payables Clerk for Riverside USD 114. Duties include financial reporting and other office duties. Experience preferred. Deliver Support Staff Application, located on the Riverside Website or pick up at the District Office, 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
HELP WANTED Riverside USD 114 is accepting applications for the positions of Middle School Girls Basketball Coach and Middle School Boys Basketball Coach. Deliver Support Staff Application, located on the Riverside Website or pick up at the District Office, to Vicki Wyatt, PR/HR/BOE Clerk, Riverside USD 114, PO Box 49, 1409 Vermont, Elwood, KS 66024. Phone 913-365-5632 or email email@example.com. EOE
2020-2021 Riverside USD 114 School Calendar The Riverside Board of Education approved 2020-2021 school calendar is located by opening the following link: https://5il.co/g2wu
HELP WANTED Riverside USD 114 is accepting applications for the position of High School Volleyball Coach. Deliver Support Staff Application, located on the Riverside Website or pick up at the District Office, 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
Riverside USD 114 – Riverside Schools Accepting Sealed Bids for: 1996 International handicap bus (48 passenger) with 136,541 miles. To be sold as is. Accepting Sealed Bids for: 1997 International handicap bus (52 passenger) with 50,3212 miles. To be sold as is. For additional information, please contact USD 114 Superintendent Bob Blair at 913-365-5632. Bids MUST be submitted by June 5th at 3:00 PM on the sealed bid form found on the Riverside USD 114 webpage at https://www.usd114.org/ Address: 1409 Vermont Street, P.O. Box 49, Elwood KS 66024
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Riverside USD 114 is accepting applications for a Part-Time Cook. Deliver Support Staff Application, located on the Riverside Website at www.usd114.org /District Information/Employment, to Vicki Wyatt, PR/HR/BOE Clerk, Riverside USD 114, PO Box 49, 1409 Vermont, Elwood, KS 66024. Phone 913-365-5632 or email email@example.com with questions. EOE
RHS and RMS parents, students MUST have their sports physical for the school year 20-21 on the new KSHSAA physical form. Please print the form from the following link, from the school website, or pick one up by contacting the schools' main offices BEFORE getting your student’s physical for 2020-2021 school year. The form is available to print at this link: http://www.kshsaa.org/Public/PDF/FORM-PPE.pdf or under the parent tab on the school website.
There will be a Second Harvest Fresh Food Pantry tomorrow, Friday, May 1, 2020 10-12pm at New Life Church; 1860 HWY 36, Blair, KS. While supplies last!
The Kansas Association of School Boards in coordination with the Doniphan County Special Education Cooperative is conducting an online survey to seek input on desired characteristics of the new director of special education. The survey will take approximately five minutes to complete and can be accessed at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DCSEC The link is now active and will remain active until Friday, May 1st at 11:45 p.m.
Riverside USD 114 Track areas will be open beginning on Saturday, April 25th! Our school district has been granted permission to open our track areas on both campuses for the benefit of the public. The playground equipment on both campuses will continue to remain off limits. No social gatherings are allowed on the bleachers, track, outdoor basketball court, or other areas on school property. The CDC, state health agency, and local heath department are still urging everyone to avoid social gatherings and to continue social distancing - stay at least six feet from other people. If social gatherings are occurring, the track areas will be closed. Thank you for your continued positive support during this unprecedented school closure.
The Middle School staff will host a parent forum at the following times: 6th Grade Thursday, April 16th at 6:30 pm 7th Grade Tuesday, April 21st at 6:30 pm 8th Grade Wednesday, April 22nd at 6:30 pm Open to all grade levels: Friday, April 24th at 1:00 pm This is an opportunity for parents and teachers to have a constructive conversation about our online continuous learning plan. Please feel free to speak up, but be polite.
Reminder: The Riverside Family Pulse Survey at https://forms.gle/5MerYBYj2h53wfd67 will remain available through May. The survey will be checked each Thursday for updates. You may submit responses multiple times if you would like to add or update information. If you have not submitted a response please consider filling this form out. This survey will allow us to see if there are patterns indicating that we need to make adjustments to our continuous learning plans to better meet the needs of students and families. Thank you for your help!
Riverside Counselors have compiled Covid Resources pertaining to county covid and social emotional resources, as well as the counseling continuous learning plan. These resources can be found at this link. https://www.usd114.org/o/riverside-usd-114/browse/121188
This is a reminder that the USDA and Kansas Department of Education are enabling us to offer free school meals to all children from 1 to 18 years old. These meals are reimbursable meals for the district from those agencies. All students may participate and the district will be able to count any and all meals as reimbursable meals. There is not a limitation on who and how many students can participate in this program. Students may pick up lunches at either campus distribution location. Please remember that we ask that you call or text the following numbers by 10:00 am everyday to let the school know how many meals to prepare for your children: East Campus Pick Up: 816-752-6935 (11th Street, south-bound – same as student drop off line) West Campus Pick Up: 816-390-2486 (Pick Up Location: Jessie Street south-bound – in front of RHS)
Please follow the link to the Riverside Family Pulse Survey. This survey is to help the Riverside School system better meet the needs of students and families. This will help us grow into this new way of supporting you. It will allow us to see if there are patterns indicating we need to make adjustments to our plans. Thank you for your help! https://forms.gle/5MerYBYj2h53wfd67
Drive Thru/Walk Thru School Meals are being served at both pickup locations Monday through Friday each week. Meals will be served even on days that are scheduled as non school weekday attendance days. (for example Easter break) Meals will be served through the last scheduled school day of this school year which is Thursday, May 21st.
This afternoon our school district was advised by the local Health department and KSDE to lock down and prohibit the use of the West Campus track area and playground to all persons. This action was necessary due to numerous reports of people in non-compliance of the playground and social distancing restrictions. This area will be closed until further notice. Thank you for your positive cooperation.
USD 114 NAMES NEW SUPERINTENDENT Mr. Travis Githens begins leadership of USD 114 on July 1. March 30, 2020 The USD 114 Board of Education has announced the selection of Mr. Travis Githens, as the new superintendent. Mr. Githens will take the reins on July 1, 2020, after the resignation of Mr. Robert W. Blair at the end of the 2019-20 school year. Mr. Githens has broad educational experience, as a teacher, administrator and an educator of educators. He has been principal of Chase County Junior & Senior High School USD 284 Cottonwood Falls, KS, teacher at Lincoln Elementary School, Fredonia USD 484, and Vice-President for Career and Technical Education at Independence Community College. He oversaw developing new academic programming and curriculum, mentoring faculty, managing large budgets including federal and state grant funds, working with contractors during two major campus construction and expansions for both building and system wide levels. The mission of Riverside Schools is to provide a safe environment that empowers children to obtain their educational and personal potential as life-long learners. Board President Jennifer Davis says that Mr. Githens emerged from a very thorough search process as the right candidate to lead the District. “The Board is certain in our choice of Mr. Travis Githens and confident that under his leadership USD 114 will continue to be recognized as excellent environment for learning. Jennifer Davis, Board President, explained that community input, including the involvement of a committee of stakeholders was a key factor in the success of the superintendent search process. The committee included support staff, teachers, administrators, parents, and community members. “The input from the community as a whole was very helpful to our process.” The Board selected two finalists, who were interviewed by the Board. As a board team we feel we made the right selection to serve our students and our community.
There will be a special Board of Education meeting for the Purpose to Approve KSDE Waiver/Superintendent Search tonight, Monday, March 30, 2020 at 5:30 PM in the West Campus Multi-Purpose Room in Wathena. You may listen to this meeting by calling (773) 231 9226 and utilize the meeting ID of 665 103 8579. See https://www.usd114.org/o/riverside-usd-114/page/audio-board-meeting-attendance-information for more details.
RHS parents: The following link is the high school continuous learning plan with information on student learning expectations for this quarter. https://5il.co/eaje
Board to Interview Superintendent Candidate USD 114 Mr. Travis Githens will be interviewing for the position of superintendent with the board of education on the evening of March 26, 2020. Mr. Travis Githens is the 2nd of two candidates that the USD 114 Riverside board of education will be interviewing. Candidates were selected for interviews based on their fit with desired characteristics that were developed with input from focus groups that were utilized throughout the search process. Mr. Travis Githens is currently serving as Principal of Chase County Junior Senior High School USD 284 Cottonwood Falls, KS. He is in his fifth year in that position. Previously, Mr. Githens served as a teacher for one year in Fredonia USD 484 Lincoln Elementary School. Mr. Travis Githens’ Schedule March 26, 2020 4:00-5:00 Tour of the East & West Campus district facilities and Elwood & Wathena communities with Superintendent and Principals. 5:00–5:30 Virtual Introduction & Message from the finalist recorded & available on the district Facebook & website later in the evening. This change is due to COVID-19 guidelines. 5:30–9:30 Dinner with Board & Formal interview with the board and candidate conducted in executive session. The board of education will conclude interviews on March 26, 2020. They will then determine which candidates are the best fit for the superintendent position in USD 114 Riverside.
As your students bring home their technology please remember these important tips! You can also view our acceptable use policy at the link below! https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/326257/MS_Use_Policy.pdf
USD 114 Board of Education to Interview Superintendent Candidate Mrs. Jennifer Gatz will be interviewing for the position of superintendent with the board of education on the evening of March 25, 2020. Mrs. Jennifer Gatz is the 1st of two candidates that the USD 114 Riverside board of education will be interviewing. Candidates were selected for interviews based on their fit with desired characteristics that were developed with input from focus groups that were utilized throughout the search process. Mrs. Jennifer Gatz is currently serving as the Director of Student Learning for the District of USD 113 Prairie Hills, Sabetha, KS. She is in his/her fourth year in that position. Previously, Mrs. Gatz served as a principal for one year in USD 113, and an Administrative Intern for one year. Dr. Jennifer Gatz’s Schedule March 25, 2020 5:00 Virtual Introduction & Message from the finalist recorded & available on the district Facebook & website later in the evening. This change is due to COVID-19 guidelines. 5:30 – 9:30 Dinner with Board & Formal interview with the board and candidate conducted in executive session The board of education will conclude interviews on March 26, 2020. They will then determine which candidates are the best fit for the superintendent position in USD 114 Riverside.
Riverside High School Students may pick up their personal belongings and other needed educational materials at any of the following times: Wednesday, March 25: 1:00 - 3:00 pm Thursday, March 26: 1:00 - 3:00 pm Friday, March 27: 1:00 - 3:00 pm Students will be expected to park their vehicles in the student parking lot across the street from the high school. Students will call the high school office phone number, 785-989-4426. After calling, an RHS staff member will deliver their belongings to the parking lot. Students will be expected to stay in their vehicles until their belongings are delivered and not congregate with other students. In the event that students are unable to pick-up at any of the above times, please call the high school office and make an alternate appointment.
The Doniphan County Health Department has ordered that the use of all playground equipment is prohibited to mitigate the spread of the Coronavirus (COIVD-19). As a result, our school district has closed the playgrounds on both campuses. Thank you for your cooperation. The link provided is to the Doniphan County Health Department Order: https://5il.co/e40s
Superintendent Bob Blair has posted an update on the district's plans to meet your students' needs under the current state restrictions due to COVID 19. Click on this link to see the update: https://5il.co/e0t6
Internet Availability Survey: Please help us as we plan and consider what content can be delivered online and where we might find resources to help by completing this form: https://forms.gle/pwFpy7UmYtxtoV2Q9
There will be a special board meeting for purpose of COVID-19 Update/Superintendent Search/Personnel Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 5:30 PM Located at West Campus Cafeteria, Wathena, KS 66090 Meeting Agenda 1. Call to Order & Prayer 2. Adoption of Agenda and Approval of Consent Agenda a. Waive Time, Date, and Place 3. Update on COVID-19 Plans 4. Personnel Actions 5. Adjournment You may call (773) 231 9226 and utilize the meeting ID of 665 103 8579 to listen to this meeting. You will be muted on entry to the meeting. Public comments are not allowed during a meeting so please remain muted during the meeting. During executive sessions, audio broadcast will be muted.
In reference to obtaining student belongings: In accordance with the latest directive from the state governor, the school district buildings are restricted from allowing students to pick up items until after a full 2 weeks closure. We will communicate more information as we meet the state requirements. Be aware that changes are sent to us almost daily. At the point the schools are cleared to distribute belongs, we will develop and communicate an orderly plan for students to pick up personal belongings, and needed school materials and technology. With our current knowledge this will be no sooner than March 30th.
Riverside USD 114, all Driver's Education meetings have been postponed until further notice.
Today at 4:00 pm, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly announced the statewide closure of all Kansas school buildings, ceasing in-person instruction through the duration of the 2019-2020 school year. Our school, like all other Kansas schools will be implementing an at home Continuous Learning Plan for students beginning the week of March 30, 2020. Please read the document for more information on the timeline and plan going forward. https://5il.co/dveb
Drive Thru/Walk Thru Meals beginning Wednesday, March 18th! Riverside Schools will be preparing meals during the time school is closed. We ask that you call or text the following numbers by 10:00 am everyday to let the school know how many meals to prepare for your children: East Campus Pick Up: 816-752-6935 (11th Street, south-bound – same as student drop off line) West Campus Pick Up: 816-390-2486 (Pick Up Location: Jessie Street south-bound – in front of RHS) Please let us know the number of 18 year-old and under meals you will need. Due to the current National Emergency, the Federal and State agencies have moved to Summer lunch requirements, which allows any child 18 years and below to eat for FREE. The USDA guidelines require that we physically see the students receiving the lunches. Students may pick up lunches at either campus distribution location. The same day lunch and next morning breakfast will be handed out daily between 11:30 am – 12:30 pm. I am sure we will be flexible due to this being an absolutely unique experience, please be patient and stay positive, as we will all work together as partners to do the best for our students. Summary: 1. Call or text 816-752-6935 for East Campus Pick up or 816-390-2486 for West Campus Pick up by 10:00 am. 2. Students 18-Under; FREE 3. Pick up from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm at either of the two locations listed above. 4. Be patient and positive, we will get through this together! https://5il.co/dujk
Riverside USD 114 will hold a special meeting tonight for the purpose of discussing Covid 19, you may call (773) 231 9226 and utilize the meeting ID of 665 103 8579 to listen to this meeting. You will be muted on entry to the meeting. Public comments are not allowed during a meeting so please remain muted during the meeting. The meeting agenda is here: https://5il.co/drx1 and the latest informational KDHE document is here: https://5il.co/drx0 Please read these reference documents.
Parents, with today’s recommendation from KDHE and KSDE, Riverside schools will now be closed this week. Website access for an explanatory document is at https://5il.co/dqpk
Parents, please read the attached document from Superintendent Bob Blair. School will be in session Monday, but please pay special attention to the 5 bulleted points that apply to activities, facility use, visitors, and bus route changes. These changes are being implemented at the direction of the state. These changes will affect you and your students immediately, please read them. If you do not receive emails, this document will be available on the school website (https://5il.co/dq87) and Facebook.
Softball Parents/Guardians: There will be a parent/player meeting on Tuesday, March 17th at 7:15 in the auditorium on West Campus. Please plan on attending if possible. Thanks, Coach Bliley 🥎🌪🥎
Riverside SADD Students Participate in "Taking Down Tobacco Day" at the State Capitol. Thursday March 5 students from Riverside High School and other schools around the state gathered together with the American Cancer Society to advocate against tobacco the tobacco industry's influence in their communities and among their peers in the annual "Taking Down Tobacco" day, formerly known as "Kick Butts Day". It is a day where students are able to go to the state capital to meet with their state government officials to discuss what can be done to affect laws regarding tobacco use and help promote healthier decisions being made in their communities. Several students from Riverside HS attended this event along with counselor Shelly Vertin. It was a great opportunity to learn more about the legislative process, practice leadership and advocacy skills and influence change at the state level. A big thank you to our local leadership and Mrs. Vertin for supporting our group in this and other endeavors. Image: SADD group - (Back) Jordan Feuerborn, Ceynaan Byrd, Reprensentative John Eplee, Meah Thacker, Delanie Hundley, Kaitlyn Geeting and Eunyque Byrd. (Front) Danielle MacKnight, Grace Feuerbacher and Endiah Byrd.
The Spring Scholastic Book Fair will begin March 16-19 at the West Campus Library in Wathena. Family nights will be March 17th and 19th from 3:30-6:30 pm. We hope you can stop in. Thank you for your support!
On Tuesday, March 10th, there will be a baseball parent/player meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the East campus gym. ⚾️🌪⚾️
Cyclones fall to McLouth 51-27 in Sub-State Semifinals. Many return on the boys and girls teams next year! Much to build on!!
Cyclones down 38-12 late 3rd
Cyclones down 15-7 at sub-state semifinals after first quarter.
RIVERSIDE BLOOD DRIVE MONDAY, March 9, 2:00 - 5:30 Walk-in’s are welcome! Riverside High School Gym Schedule appointment by emailing Kerren Poirier: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please visit the link below to see the KSHSAA boys basketball bracket.We will play the 7:30pm game on Friday! http://www.kshsaa.org/public/ScoreCenter/Brackets/Basketball/2ASub-State.cfm?Activity=2&WeekID=4491
Riverside High School NHS will host a blood drive next Monday, March 9th. Monday, March 9th will be last NHS Bloodrive of the year. The drive will run from 2:00pm - 5:30pm. Please plan to donate; the blood bank supplies are dangerously low.
This week’s RHS basketball games are put on by the KSHSAA; therefore there are no passes allowed except those from KSHSAA. Also the admission prices are $5.00 for students and $7.00 for adults. Scot Koranda, Athletic Director
Due to staffing, Wednesday and Thursday lunch menus this week will be switched around. Wednesday's menu will be turkey pot roast and Thursday will be the chicken parmesan. (March 4-5)
Wrestling send-off for state today at 12:10! Good luck wrestlers!
Attention Parents: All grade levels have a meatless option today for Ash Wednesday and for all Friday's through Lent for lunch.
BUS DRIVER'S NEEDED Riverside USD 114 is accepting applications for a Substitute Bus Route and Activity Bus Drivers. For additional information contact Bob Blair or Vicki Wyatt at 913-365-5632. If interested please deliver Support Staff Application located on the Riverside Website to Vicki Wyatt, PR/HR/BOE Clerk, Riverside USD 114, PO Box 49, 1409 Vermont, Elwood, KS 66024 or email email@example.com. EOE
Riverside Preschool Screenings will be Friday, April 3, from 8:30-2:30. Any student living in the Riverside School District, who will be 3 (or 4 years old and not already a current riverside preschool student) by August 31, 2020 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.
Parents of all K-8 students don't forget to sign up for the kids heart challenge. We are approximately 140 students away from our goal. There is no cost to sign up. If we reach that goal we will be awarded $500 in P.E. equipment for all students to benefit from. Thank you for your support!
Support the 2020 Riverside softball team by buying some delicious Country Cookies. These cookies are St. Patrick's Day themed and we are offering 3 different options. Option 1: Individually Boxed Shamrock Cookies (similar to the ones made for Valentines Day) - $3 Option 2: 16 sugar cookies with Shamrock sprinkles - $15 Option 3: 16 cookies: 1/2 chocolate chip, 1/2 sugar shamrock sprinkle - $15 Orders and money are due on March 4th. The cookies will be ready on March 15th. If you are interested, get ahold of one of the softball players or feel free to email Miss Bliley (head softball coach) at firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order. Thanks in advance for all of your support!
Riverside USD 114 is hosting the Doniphan County Spelling Bee at the West Campus on Wednesday, March 25 at 4:00 p.m.
Attention all K-8 parents! We need your help. Our Kids Heart Challenge has begun and they've informed us that if we get 250 students signed up online we will get an extra $500 gift certificate for P.E. equipment! This would help our program so much! All you have to do is go to www.heart.org/kidsheartchallenge Search Riverside Elementary in Wathena, KS and sign up all of your students! Thank you so much for your support!
Parent’s night recognition schedule: Girls senior basketball players and managers, senior cheerleaders and senior dancers, will be introduced with their parents no earlier than 5:45 after JV game. Boys basketball players and managers and parents will be introduced immediately following the girls varsity game.
Congratulations to the Wrestlers for placing in the Big 7 League Tournament. Luke Horn (1st), Austin Geeting, Beau Horn, Kaedin Juhl, and Ben Trueblood (2nd), and Quenton Barron (3rd). Regionals next week!
The Riverside Middle School basketball game scheduled for today (Thursday, February 13th) is postponed.
The Middle School boys basketball game vs. Sabetha that was scheduled for this evening has been postponed.
This is Bob Blair, Riverside Superintendent of Schools. Due to inclement weather and poor road conditions, there will be no school tomorrow (Thursday, February 13th) for all Riverside USD 114 schools. Again, there will be no school tomorrow. Thanks. Thank you.
The Middle School boys basketball game that was postponed for this evening has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 18 at Holton starting at 4:30. Only 8A and 7A will be playing. Order of games will be 8A followed by 7A.
The Middle School boys basketball game for tonight against Holton has been postponed. Make up date TBD. There will be no practice tonight.
Albany TV on Facebook is currently covering the Wrestling Tournament Riverside is attending.
Make-up dates for Middle School Boys Basketball: Feb. 12th @ Holton start time 4:30 p.m. Feb. 25th vs. Perry at home. Start time 4:30 p.m. 8A and 7A in new gym. No B games
What an AWESOME SOUPer Bowl service project! Riverside Primary brought in a total of 242 items for a winning score for the Kansas City Chiefs 230 to 12. We are SUPER proud of our Cyclone students and their willingness to give back to our communities. These items will be donated to Eleanor’s Food Pantry and Meers’ Community Cupboard which serve the Elwood and Wathena communities. Thank you to our families and friends for supporting this service project and encouraging us to be caring, contributing members of our community. Pictured from left: Andy Benitz, Brayton Wilson, Brooks Griffin, Gunston Mullins, Boston Wilson, Bryston Cross, Kaeven Harrington, Parkyr Meers, Violet Evans, Lance Blake
The Riverside Dance team will be hosting a Rock'n Riverside Dance Clinic for students in Pre-K through 8th grade! See form for more information. If your student does not bring home a form and you cannot print the form from Facebook, provide the information from the Facebook form on a piece of paper and return that.
The Middle School boys basketball game originally scheduled on Thursday, January 30th has been moved to Tuesday, February 4th at 4:30 pm in Hiawatha.
Due to Nemaha Central rescheduling high school games, Riverside Middle school will only be playing the 8th grade A basketball game at 4:30 pm followed by the 7th grade A game at the Nemaha Central Middle School tomorrow, Monday, January 27th. All B team players will have practice tomorrow after school until 5:30 pm. Please contact Coach Aubrey at 816 262 0561 for questions
Due to inclement weather and deteriorating road conditions, all Riverside Schools will release students early today (Thursday, January 23rd). The West campus will be dismissed at 12:30 pm and the East Campus at 12:45 pm. There will be no afternoon preschool and no activities this evening.
High School Basketball schedule changes for McLouth games this Friday, January 24th: Girls will play in the Gold Gym at 6:00 p.m. and the boys will play in the Gold Gym at 7:30 p.m.
This is Bob Blair, Riverside Superintendent of Schools. Due to inclement weather and poor road conditions, there will be no school today for all Riverside USD 114 Schools. Again, there will be no school today.
This is Bob Blair, Riverside Superintendent of Schools. Due to inclement weather and poor road conditions, there will be no school tomorrow, Tuesday, January 21st for all Riverside USD 114 schools.
Congratulations to the Riverside Boys Basketball Team for their 50-48 win over previously unbeaten Royal Valley!!
Today's RHS basketball games vs Royal Valley are rescheduled to tomorrow (Saturday, January 18th). The games will be played at Royal Valley starting at 2:30 pm with the varsity girls playing in the main gym and JV boys in the secondary gym. At 4:00 pm varsity boys will play in the main gym and JV girls in the secondary gym. The bus will leave at noon for the games.
The RHS Wrestling meeting at Plattsburg tomorrow Saturday January 18th, is still being held. The start time has been changed to to 10:30 am.
This message is from Bob Blair, Riverside Superintendent of Schools. Due to inclement weather and poor road conditions, there will be no school tomorrow, Friday, January 17th, for all Riverside USD 114 schools.
HELP WANTED: Riverside USD 114 is accepting applications for a PT Cook. 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 email@example.com. EOE
Friday’s high school basketball games against Perry LeCompton have been rescheduled. The boys’ games will now be played at home on Thursday, January 30th. The boys will play all 3 games with JV/C starting at 4:30 pm and varsity at 6 pm. The girls’ games have been rescheduled to Monday, February 3rd. They will play the JV girls’ game starting at 4:30 pm and the varsity game at 6 pm.
This meeting is still being held tonight: For anyone interested in joining the Northeast Knights Youth Wrestling Club, there will be a meeting Monday, January 13th from 5:30-6:30 pm in the multi-purpose room. Ages 5 and above are welcome to come. If you have any questions call Tim Resler at 816-244-9959.
The following activities are cancelled today: The high school scholar’s bowl meet is cancelled. The middle school basketball game is cancelled. Today’s sports practices are cancelled. Today’s board meeting had also previously been rescheduled until Tuesday, January 21st.
Due to incoming winter weather conditions, Riverside West Campus Schools will be dismissed at 12:45 pm and Riverside East Campus Schools will be dismissed at 1:00 pm. The high school basketball games scheduled for tonight are cancelled and all practices for both HS and MS tonight are also cancelled. For tomorrow’s scheduled events both the wrestling meet and JV basketball tournaments are cancelled.
BOARD OF EDUCATION JANUARY REGULAR MEETING CHANGE NOTICE. The Riverside USD 114 Regular Board of Education Meeting previously scheduled for January 13, 2020 has been rescheduled until Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 7:00 pm at the District Office Board Room, 1409 Vermont, Elwood, KS.
For anyone interested in joining the Northeast Knights Youth Wrestling Club, there will be a meeting Monday, January 13th from 5:30-6:30 pm in the multi-purpose room. Ages 5 and above are welcome to come. If you have any questions call Tim Resler at 816-244-9959.
RHS HS FFA members: There will be an FFA meeting at 3:00 pm in Miss Bliley's room on Sunday, January 5th. Officers need to come at 2:30 for a short meeting before other members arrive.
Reminder: Students return to school on Wednesday, January 8th, 2020. Teachers have InService days on the 6th and 7th.
Due to sickness and lack of numbers, we will NOT have enough for a C Team Boys game tonight. We were also already not having a C Team girls game. Schedule: 4:30 JV Boys in Small Gym 4:30 JV Girls in Main Gym 6:00 Varsity Girls in Main Gym ASAP Varsity Boys in Main Gym"
The Community Christmas Program scheduled for tonight at Riverside High School has been postponed until this Thursday night at 7:00 pm.
The Jr. High Cheerleaders for boys basketball will have their first practice on Wednesday December 18th at 6:00 a.m. in the East Campus new gym.
This is reminder to parents of students in grades 1-5. The annual skating party at B & J Skate Center is tomorrow, Thursday, December 12th. Grades 1 and 2 will skate in the morning. Grades 3-5 will skate in the afternoon. Please make sure your child has heavy socks on.
Riverside Middle School boys' basketball practice will start tomorrow after school from 3:30pm-5:30pm in the small gym in Elwood. Basketball attire and tennis shoes are required.
The Riverside Booster Club will be hosting a Chili and Soup Supper tomorrow night, Tuesday, Dec 10th, at the East campus during the Riverside vs Doniphan West High School Basketball games. Serving will start at 5:00pm. Come enjoy some good food and cheer on your Cyclone Basketball teams!
Riverside Senior Kaitlyn Geeting was awarded the SAFE student of the month award for the month of November. SAFE is a program that focuses on seatbelt safety, preventing driver impairment and developing leadership in high school and middle school students. The program is sponsored by the Kansas Traffic Safety Resource Office. Not only has Kaitlyn played a key part in the leadership of this program but she also has helped lead our RESIST efforts to promote tobacco and vape free healthier lifestyles, assisted with presentations in the elementary school Booster Rooster program, past DARE programs and other SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) activities. She has shown herself to be a strong, outspoken leader who even during our visit to the state capitol last year as part of the annual "Kick Butts Day" event stood up and spoke before lawmakers advocating lawmakers make changes to further assist in the fight against the tobacco and vape industry. As a sponsor it is great to have her leadership and the efforts she puts forth, as well as our other leaders, and I look forward to the rest of this year and the many other events we have planned.
Check out the Superintendent's newsletter update at https://www.smore.com/0y862-superintendent-s-community-update
Riverside Primary students raised a record $400 in change during our Pennies for Pajamas service project! We were able to purchase more than 70 pairs of pajamas which will be gifted to Kaden’s Kloset and used to address the needs of children in Doniphan County. THANK YOU to our families, friends, and staff who encourage our students to give to others and be contributing members of our Elwood and Wathena communities.
The purpose of this message is to provide an update regarding last week's issue with potential bed bugs. After our school district hired a licensed pest management company last week to treat three locations for potential bed bugs, no further evidence of bed bugs has been discovered. The only confirmed bed bugs were discovered at the Alternative School building in Elwood last Wednesday, and the location was treated that day. Please see the attached email document or Facebook for more information.
Riverside HS SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) members met with the Wathena City Council during their last open meeting on Monday November 18 to discuss the creation of a Tobacco and Nicotine Free Parks policy for the City. Jennifer Haynes, NEKES CDRR program coordinator, was present to help discuss the policy and its implementation. Riverside SADD consists of a group of 16 Riverside students who work with Kansas RESIST and Tobacco Free Kansas to help promote healthy lifestyle choices, cleaner air and environment for the schools and community by advocating against tobacco usage in any form, including vape, e-cigs, smokeless and smoking forms. We were excited to see where the city council vote positively for the creation of a policy against the use of tobacco around the city park and limiting its use to the parking lot areas. We believe this will provide a big step toward a much healthier and safer atmosphere for young and old to enjoy the city park. Image 1: SADD Members - Back Row: Ceynaan Byrd, Kaitlyn Geeting, Jim Cera, Jaycee Lundy, Jennifer Haynes, Grace Feuerbacher Front Row: Jaismon Murphy, Delanie Hundley, Danielle MacKnight Image 2: Delanie Hundley speaks to the City Council
Last Thursday the Riverside High School health science students had the chance to travel down to Kansas City and tour the Cerner World Headquarters and participate in activities that provided education on living healthy and making good choices in life. This was the culmination of a project our students participated in called Health-e Foundations. In this program students worked in groups with a fictional patient - analyzed their inpatient and outpatient treatment plans, assessed their lifestyle choices and managed their pharmaceutical and billing issues. Image 1: Riverside health science students listen to a presentation by Cerner Employees. Image 2: Students break into smaller groups to participate in healthy living sessions.
Last Wednesday, Mrs. Newton's Marketing and Accounting classes took a trip to the Federal Reserve Bank in Kansas City. They toured the money museum and learned how the Fed affects their everyday life. They then headed back to St. Joseph and toured Yellow Frog. There they learned about the different services Yellow Frog offers and the different careers that make it happen.
Big 7 Football and Volleyball all-league: Beau Horn honorable mention Outside Linebacker, Bradley Libel H.M. Defensive Back and Wide Receiver, Yegor Dittemore H.M Kicker and Tight End, Josephina Huff H.M. Outside Hitter, Isaac Webb H.M Wide Receiver, and Kobe Davis H.M. Quarterback. Congratulations!!
Riverside USD 114 is accepting applications for a Custodian/Maintenance. 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
Riverside USD 114 – Riverside Schools Accepting Sealed Bids for: 2007 International Bus (32 passenger) with 77,742 miles. It needs mechanical work. Accepting Sealed Bids for: 2001 Ford E-150 cargo van with 211,219 miles. There is rust on the body and undercarriage typical for an older vehicle. For additional information, please contact Robert Blair, USD 114 Superintendent at 913-365-5632. Bids MUST be submitted by December 6th at 1:00 PM on the sealed bid form found on the Riverside USD 114 wegpage at https://www.usd114.org/
Date: November 8, 2019 To: Riverside School Community Over the past 48 hours, Riverside USD 114 and local law enforcement investigated two reports of possible threatening statements directed toward Riverside High School. Both incidents were thoroughly investigated and law enforcement concluded that there were no credible threats of school violence. None of our students and staff were ever in any danger. The safety and security of our students and staff continues to be our district’s top priority. Robert W. Blair, Superintendent Riverside USD 114
Please see time correction for the Blood Drive! RHS National Honor society is sponsoring a blood drive Monday, November 11th from 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm. The Blood Drive is being held in the RHS gym.
The 2019-2020 Riverside softball team will be selling the apparel on this link until Sunday, November 17th as one of our fundraisers this year. We'd love to have your support. If you'd like to order, click the link below and it will take you to the website. In the picture attached are just a few of the possible options you'll have available. https://stores.inksoft.com/WS27206/shop/home
Give Where You Live Day- The Riverside USD 114 Fund was established to raise funds for new playground equipment! https://www.givewhereyouliveday.com
Cyclones down 15-9 at half.
Cyclones down 7-3 after first quarter.
The Riverside SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) student organization is active in several areas this year, all aiming at helping their peers to make better informed and overall safer decisions in life. They have once again joined with larger state and national organizations such as Kansas Traffic Safety Resource Office programs SAFE (Seatbelts Are For Everyone) and Booster to Belts promoting consistent and proper seat belt usage; Kansas RESIST (advocating against the use of tobacco and vape products), as well as SADD's own activities to promote drug and alcohol free lifestyles. This group has already received grants from these organizations to conduct training, attend conferences, do surveys and promote events and legislation in the communities of Wathena and Elwood and at the state level. A couple of those activities have already begun. The first of which is the seat belt survey backed by law enforcement where students observe vehicles entering into school parking lots and drop off locations and observe/record seat belt usage and driver distractions to be reported at the state level. Members of SADD also have collected signed pledge cards from students at lunch and take monthly drawings for Casey's gift cards. The winners for the months of September and October were Delanie Hundley, Chase Walters, Morgan Miller and Charity Piveral. In addition to these drawings, banners were created for students to sign and be placed in the middle and high schools. Several other activities such as a poster contest for the elementary students, and "Vape Free Day" is in the works, and several of the student leaders will be attending the Kansas Teen Traffic Safety Conference in Topeka. For more information on this group, the activities being planned, or if you would like to provide assistance in any way, please contact Jim Cera, group sponsor, at the high school. Image: September and October drawing winners - Charity Piveral, Chase Walters, Morgan Miller and Delanie Hundley.
School Picture Retakes for the West Campus are on November 14th & for the East Campus on November 15th.
Be sure to take advantage of the "Full Calendar" button on our website, http://www.usd114.org ! It is under the Explore page and shown below. You can view the calendar and you can sync it with your own devices!
The West Campus phones in Wathena for the primary and high school are experiencing intermittent phone service for incoming calls. Centurylink has been notified and is working on the problem. If you are unable to complete your call to the office today, you may call the East Campus at 913 365 6735 or email email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com for any messages that need to be delivered before the end of the day.
The Riverside Cross Country runners finished off their season last week at Jackson Heights and Alma - Wabunsee. The Jackson Heights meet we have been going to for the last 2 decades and it has always been a great prep race for our regional meet at the high school level. It is also the last race for middle school runners. Carter Hewins, 8th grader, ran very well in the race placing 2nd in the race with a time of 13:23 for the longer than 2 mile course. Hayden Daugherty placed 1st in the JV division and in the top 20 overall in his race at Jackson Heights Tuesday. On Saturday, we traveled to Alma for the Class 2 A regionals meet. It was a beautiful morning for a race and Hayden ran well, placing 41st with a time of 20:42, a large improvement in time over his freshman year. Thank you to everyone who supported these runners. We look forward to track season and know there's a lot of off-season work to be done now to prepare. Image: Hayden passes a runner from Bennington HS in the 2nd mile of the race.
Riverside’s Friday playoff football game against Southeast of Saline will be at Home in Wathena starting at 7:00 pm.
The 5th annual Riverside Drama Haunted House is tonight and Saturday. Guided tours begin tonight, Friday, October 25th, at Half-Time of the home football game. It reopens Saturday, October 26th at 7pm. The last tour will be at 10pm both nights. The cost is $5 per person.
Riverside Cross Country runners Laci Orcutt and Hayden Daugherty competed in the Big 7 League Cross Country Championships on Thursday at the Hiawatha Country Club. Although a bit windy, it was a beautiful day to run against some good competition. Laci's race was first and it was her first race back, coming off a patellar tendon injury. She competed very well until about 2 miles into the race and was unable to finish when her knee flared up again. It was a pretty difficult thing for her and myself as a coach, to have her work as hard as she does and love the sport as much as she does, just to have this injury happen and then recur. Our male athlete, Hayden Daugherty, then competed in the combined jv/varsity race, placing in the top 30 varsity runners and 4th as a jv entry, earning himself a medal and running a new personal best. His time of 20:06 was a 2 minute improvement over our last race on this course back in September and almost a 45 second improvement overall this year. With 2 races left, he's doing very well this season and we hope to close things out well at Jackson Heights (Tuesday) and Alma on Saturday. Image: Hayden leads a pack of runners close to the 2 mile mark of his race.
Riverside HOSA (Future Health Professionals, formerly Health Occupation Students of America) members attended the annual state fall conference held in Topeka Wednesday. It was a great time to learn about different professions, visit with colleges and recruiters and learn more about the competitive events being held at the spring conference. There were over 300 students and advisors in attendance along with state leaders and professionals from hospitals and treatment facilities around the state. It was a fun and informative time for these students who are planning to pursue health professions as a career. The conferences and HOSA are great assets to developing and implementing our health science curriculum and challenge the students to develop critical thinking skills as well as provide real life, hands-on situations for them to learn in. Image: HOSA Members in Attendance - (L to R) Brooke Kiehnhoff, Broc Studer, Emily Kiehnhoff, Aubrey Cordonnier, Bailey Patterson, Paige Ralston and Laci Orcutt.
Due to lack of players on the Hiawatha team, the 6th grade basketball girls will not be playing Monday’s game. (Monday, October 21st)
Cyclones improve to 5-2 with a 55-0 win over Horton. Important last regular season game next Friday at Riverside. Congratulations Cyclones!!
The Book Fair at the East Campus will close at 5:00 p.m. today.
This is a reminder that students have no school this Friday and next Monday. (October the 18th and 21st) Teachers have conferences and inservice time. We will see your students again Tuesday the 22nd!
The JV football game scheduled for Monday, October 21st, against Horton has been cancelled. Also, the JV football game October 28th scheduled against Pleasant Ridge has been cancelled.
Thursday Riverside XC runners Laci Orcutt and Hayden Daugherty competed in the Sabetha Invitational at the Sabetha Country Club. It was our first real cold day of the season with north winds dropping the temps to under 30 degrees wind chill and light rain. In spite of the conditions, both runners ran very well. It was Laci's first race of the season, just coming off of a knee injury. She ran well though, placing 6th in the JV division with a time of 26:02. Times were pretty slow due to the conditions but Hayden still managed to pull off a personal best in his race placing him in the top 10 JV and 51st in varsity among some of the top teams in the state. His time was 20:33 for the 5k course. We have a little over 2 weeks to go in the season and are looking forward to continued improvements seeing all of their hard work pay off. We head to the Big 7 League meet at Hiawatha on Thursday at 4:00pm. Images: 1)Hayden Daugherty runs ahead of a group of runners in the second mile of the race. 2)Laci Orcutt runs well through the middle of her race.
RIVERSIDE DANCE CLINIC PARENTS: Due to the cold, feel free to put a long sleeve shirt under the clinic shirts tomorrow. Leggings/sweatpants/joggers are recommended as well. See ya'll at 7pm in the multipurpose room💙🏈
Seniors and senior parents mark your calendars - October 17th at 6pm is our Senior/Parent Financial Aid Night! Joshua North, Financial Aid Director - will present information about the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and the types of financial aid your student can receive from post-secondary schools, including technical schools, community college and 4 year colleges/universities. Also, Mrs. Vertin will present information about the post-secondary planning process, scholarships, etc.
All Riverside USD 114 schools will be engaged in a crisis response drill this morning. This is only a drill to train students and staff in crisis response procedures. Thank you
Kindergarten Parents: Thursday's field trip to the Red Barn has been rescheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, the 9th, due to the weather forecast for Thursday. Again, Thursday's field trip is moved to tomorrow, Wednesday the 9th. Thank you.
The book fair is set up and ready for shopping. We also have an online fair going for the next 3 weeks. You may shop online for tons of additional items and they will be shipped directly to your home. We still earn credit just like we would if you come shop at our library! Here is the link https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/riversideschoolwestcampus2 Just click on Riverside West Campus - Wathena and begin shopping. Thank you for supporting our schools fall Scholastic Book Fair! We appreciate it!
Riverside wins 51-12 last night over ACCHS, improving to 4-1. Big game at home next week against Nemaha Central!
Cyclones up 38-6 at the half at ACCHS.
With fall approaching it is time to test our emergency messaging system to see if parents and staff are receiving messages in the manner they wish. If there is a weather or other type of message that would require quick notification please verify that the method that you received notification on after 4:30 pm today (Friday the 4th) is how you would like to be notified. If you would like changes made, or did not receive a message and wish to, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 785.989.4426 extension 190.
Riverside XC runners Carter Hewins (middle school) and Hayden Daugherty (high school) competed at Perry Lecompton Thursday. The location of the course was moved to Perry Lake State Park in Ozawkie due to flooding of the original course. This course was much better and more closely represented what would be considered a true cross country course with narrow trails, winding route, mud, hills and not on a golf course. It was a beautiful day to run as well and both athletes took advantage of the great competition. There were 16 schools at the meet from all over the state and ranging from 5A to 1A schools. Carter ran well, recording almost a minute personal best finishing the 2 mile race in 11:25 and Hayden fought some challenges in a large, tough field finishing just over 23 minutes (23:02) for the course. Overall it was a good day for these guys and we're looking forward to next race at Sabetha and potentially having Laci back to run with us. Photos: Carter Hewins competes hard to catch another runner. Hayden Daugherty leads a group of runners through the middle of his race.
RMS students should be dropped off on 11th Street (the far east side of the campus). The alley from 12th street will also not be available.
The East Campus parking lot south of the new gym will be closed starting at 7 am tomorrow (Friday the 4th) for resurfacing. You will need to find alternate parking for a few days until this project is complete.
The Superintendent's Community Update is now available at this link: https://www.smore.com/0y862-superintendent-s-community-update Check it out to see the progress that is being made on building repairs.
The Doniphan County Health Department will be giving flu shots at the Riverside West Campus in Wathena tomorrow, October 2nd, from 12:30-1:30 pm. Shots will also be available at the East Campus on Monday, October 7th, from 1:00 – 2:00 pm. If you, or anyone in your household is interested, you can pick up a consent form and information sheet at either school. The forms are also available on the Health Dept. website. If you have any questions, please call the school at 785-989-4425 or the Health Dept. at 785-985-3591.
This deadline has been extended through tomorrow, October 2nd: Please return your form by tomorrow. The Riverside Dance team will be hosting a clinic for students in Pre-K through 8th grade. The performance will be at halftime during the October 11th game, against Nemaha Central. Practice will take place at 5:30-7:00 p.m., on October 7th, in the Wathena gym. The cost is $20; that covers snacks and a t-shirt for your student.
The K 2 Field trip to the 4H grounds on Wednesday, Oct. 6th (tomorrow) has been cancelled.
Two of the Riverside XC athletes competed at the Nemaha Central Cross Country Invitational on Thursday at the Spring Hill Golf Course in Seneca. The weather finally gave us a break and both runners had the opportunity to compete against some strong competition on a beautiful day. Carter Hewins began the afternoon with the 8th grade 2 mile race. He ran well, earning a medal by placing 5th in the meet with a time of 12:39. Hayden Daugherty was next to run and did very well placing 21st in the varsity race, earning a medal with a time of 20:52. Images: Carter Hewins gets off to a great start in his race. Hayden Daugherty comes across the bridge headed to the finish line
Your child's attendance at school is very important. Please watch this video to find out why every single day at school is needed for your child to be successful. https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=hEDQWgvJwHU
27-21 Maur Hill. 9 minutes left.
21-14 Maur Hill at the half.
Maur Hill up 14-7 over Cyclones after 1st quarter
Middle school football win 24-14 over Royal Valley
Due to forecast of thunderstorms tomorrow, Friday September 27th, the varsity football game at Maur Hill in Atchison has been moved up to 5:30 pm. The team bus will leave at 3:00. Pep bus will leave at 4:15.
This is a reminder that the Riverside Middle School football game is being played at Highland Community College this evening. The game against Royal Valley will begin at 6:00 pm. (Thursday, September 26th)
The Doniphan County Health Department will be giving flu shots at the Riverside West Campus in Wathena on October 2nd, from 12:30 – 1:30 pm. Shots will also be available at the East Campus on October 7th, from 1:00 – 2:00 pm. If you, or anyone in your household is interested, you can pick up a consent form and information sheet at either school. The forms are also available on the Health Dept. website. If you have any questions, please call the school at 785-989-4425 or the Health Dept. at 785-985-3591. Thank you
Riverside High School and Middle School XC competed in their second meet of the season Thursday on a hot and humid day at Hiawatha Country Club. The times were slower than normal on the hilly golf course because of the weather, but we're still happy overall with the results. Compared to last year we still saw improvements and are looking forward to our next race at Nemaha Valley hopefully having both other runners back. Pictures: Hayden Daugherty works hard up one of the many hills. Carter Hewins passes a group of runners in his 2 mile race.
Congratulations to the football team and their coaches for their convincing 42-14 win over Royal Valley last night. Great finish to the homecoming week activities!
Parents, please do not share photos that are placed by your child’s teacher on Class DoJo to social media (Facebook, etc.) if there are students other than your own children in the picture. Class DoJo is a site shared by the teacher with only the class group. Social media shares with the world. Some parents at enrollment chose to opt out of publishing their children’s photos on social media sites. Please respect the choice of parents to not have images of their children shared.
Riverside 21 - 6 over Royal Valley - 3rd quarter
Booster Club is sponsoring a photo opportunity fundraiser tomorrow (Thursday the 19th). Details are in the images attached. Parent/player pictures will be taken at the specified times and places. All parents should wear jeans and a plain white t-shirt. Booster club would like to see all parents and players to participate in this photo opportunity!
UPCOMING RHS 2019 HOMECOMING EVENTS: Thursday, 9/19 - High school students will compete in Human Foosball at 7 pm on the football field. The bonfire will follow at 8 pm. Booster Club will be serving hotdogs and cookies. Friday, 9/20 - The Homecoming Parade will begin at the high school at approximately 1:15 pm and end downtown with a community pep rally. Homecoming coronation will be that evening at 6:30 pm.
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.