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News for Riverview Elementary School


Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Riverview PTO is sponsoring a Martin Luther King Jr. essay/poetry contest for grades one through four and a coloring contest for preschool and kindergarten.

Submissions to the contest need to be submitted to the PTO by the end of the school day Jan. 11 (2:30 p.m.).

Information sheets have been sent home with students regarding the rules for the contest, as well as the recommended writing topics.

Winners will be announced Jan. 13, with first, second, and third place winners being chosen from each grade level. 

We're looking forward to seeing the creative efforts of our students to commemorate this important day when we remember the life of a man who challenged us to continue the world-changing work he undertook — to make our communities a better place to live for all, regardless of the color of their skin, the size of their paycheck, the job they do, the language they speak. 

As the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said: "We cannot walk alone. And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall march ahead. We cannot turn back."
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Welcome to 2017!

It’s a new year full of endless possibilities. When a new year begins, it is a common practice all around the world to make
resolutions. Their purpose is to provide motivation to make a fresh start.

Here are some quick tips that relate to some popular New Year's resolutions:

If your goal is to eat better, but are also watching your budget, you could start by taking inventory of what you already have, making a weekly meal plan, sticking to it when at the grocery store. Avoid last-minute meal plans when possible that require unplanned trips to the store.

Another popular resolution is exercising more. This can be something as simple as choosing to take a walk around the block or choosing the stairs instead of the elevator. It’s recommended to start small and work your way up to longer walks and more activity.

Whatever your resolution may be for 2017, the teachers and staff at Riverview Elementary wish the best in this new year for you and your family! 
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News An important note for Marion Community Schools parents and staff: The phone number for the MCS Transportation Department has changed as of Tuesday, Jan. 3.

You can now reach them at 651-2091.

This change may be temporary; we will update if we revert to the old number. 

For more information about the Transportation Department, click here.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Marion Community Schools Board of School Trustees recently honored the winners and finalists in the annual MCS holiday card competition.


Every year, art teachers across the district select the best artwork from their students to submit to the competition. Then, winners are chosen at the district level, and the winning artwork is used in the annual MCS holiday cards, which are made available to order in November. The cards are printed at the Marion Regional Career Center.

This year, the winning artists were Lucille Schlotterback, a Little Giants Preschool student at Frances Slocum Elementary School, and Sesilia Guy, a fourth-grader at Kendall Elementary School. Here's a look at the cards featuring their artwork: 

     

The other finalists honored by the board at the Dec. 14, 2016, meeting were:
  • Gracie Chandler, fourth grade, Kendall Elementary
  • Trammy Chau, preschool, Frances Slocum Elementary
  • Katie Cheshire, fifth grade, Justice Intermediate 
  • Tyrelle Cox, third grade, Frances Slocum Elementary
  • Elijah Dennison-Sander, preschool, Kendall Elementary
  • Ryleigh Dillman, second grade, Riverview Elementary
  • Cherish Frazier, 11th grade, MHS
  • Justin Johnson, 11th grade, MHS
  • Eli Lootens, 10th grade, MHS
  • Halle Mims, fourth grade, Frances Slocum Elementary
  • Alex Nikolulis, fifth grade, Justice Intermediate 
  • Silas Oyler, preschool, Frances Slocum Elementary
  • Raven Sollars, third grade, Allen Elementary
  • Andrew Terhune, first grade, Riverview Elementary
  • Kyliegh Yeakle, fourth grade, Allen Elementary
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News A group of Riverview Elementary students recently went caroling at three local health care centers. 


This group spread holiday cheer and spirit with others and put big smiles on lots of faces! They visited Brookdale Assisted Living Center, Miller's Merry Manor, and Northwood Manor.

We are proud of this group for showing GIANT kindness and care for the elderly in our community!