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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Originally posted Aug. 10, 2018

Riverview parents and guardians are invited to this important upcoming event, when you can learn about services and opportunities available to your student here at our school!

The event will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, and a Spanish interpreter will be available. 

We'll review our school parent involvement policy and the school-parent compact, and we will discuss Title 1 services our school provides to help boost academic opportunities for your student. We'll also talk about ways you can be more involved in your student's education.

We hope to see you there!

¡Los padres y tutores de Riverview están invitados a este importante evento próximo, cuando usted puede aprender sobre los servicios y oportunidades disponibles para su estudiante aquí en nuestra escuela!

El evento será de 5 a 6 p.m. Martes, 28 de agosto, y un intérprete de español estará disponible.

Revisaremos nuestra política de participación de padres de la escuela y el compacto entre escuela y padres, y discutiremos los servicios de Título 1 que nuestra escuela proporciona para ayudar a impulsar las oportunidades académicas para su estudiante. También hablaremos sobre maneras en que puede involucrarse más en la educación de su hijo.

¡Esperamos verte ahí!

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Marion High School invites local organizations and businesses to join in an exciting new tradition: the Giants Homecoming Parade!

The theme for this year’s parade is “Home Sweet Homecoming”. The MHS cheerleaders and Student Senate are partnering to bring this great tradition to life, and we hope the community will rally around our students! If you’d like to participate or sponsor, please contact cheer coach Kelly Berry at or call 618-8144 for more information.

The parade will start at the intersection of 26th and Washington streets at 5 p.m., run west on 26th Street to Carey Street, turn north, and end at Dick Lootens Stadium at MHS.

The Splash House parking lots will be the staging area for parade participants.

After the parade, join Giants fans as they tailgate before the big game against Richmond! The Homecoming game starts at 7 p.m. at Dick Lootens Stadium.

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Dear Riverview families:

It is my pleasure to be the principal of Riverview Elementary. For those of you who don't know me, this will be my seventh year as an administrator in Marion Community Schools. Before coming to MCS, I taught fourth grade for 10 years. I grew up with parents who were both teachers, and I know that I entered education wanting to teach children because of them. I love working with children and seeing them grow in knowledge every year. As you noticed, I started off this letter addressing you as family. That's right! You are family to us, and we love working with you.

I am extremely excited to start this school year! Last year, we saw a lot of academic growth from our students. We will be laser focused on reading and math, but also not forgetting science and social studies. Our teachers have been working very hard with getting their classrooms and lessons ready for your child. Please work with your teacher and communicate with him or her if you have any questions or concerns. Your child's teacher has his/her best interest in mind.

Our vision:

Riverview Elementary School is a place where all students are encouraged to strive for excellence academically, socially, and emotionally in a safe and supportive atmosphere. Our goal is to work in partnership with our parents and community to create an environment where students are empowered to discover their strengths and achieve their maximum potential. Opportunities are available for enrichment, intervention, and remediateion as necessary. We set high expectations for all students. Our entire school community shares the belief that all children can and will learn.

I am asking that you do what you can this year to get involved with your child/children at Riverview. We have many fun events planned. We also have many ways to get involved: volunteering in a classroom, Parent Advisory Council, Parent Nights, Family Nights, PASS (PTO), chaperoning a field trip, and more! We will communicate those events through our website and Facebook page, newsletters, and email/phone/text messages. You are very important to us! If you ever have any questions or concerns, please email or call me. I want us to work together to bring out the true potential of your child/children. We are a team. We are a family.


Lendon D. Schwartz, Principal
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News


If you would like to volunteer at Riverview Elementary, you will need to fill out a volunteer application from the office. This includes volunteering in a classroom, for a field trip, and any time you are with children at Riverview.

Parent Advisory Council

We need parents / guardians for our Parent Advisory Council.

This council will meet two to three times during the year. This Parent Advisory Council will help with our School Improvement Plan, and help make decisions for our students. If interested, contact our office: Call 662-2427 or stop by on a school day. 


PASS, which stands for Parents Allies for Student Success, is our parent-teacher organization. We need parents / guardians to help! 

PASS meets the second Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. Help make decisions and plan fun events for our students and teachers.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The August 2018 edition of the Riverview newsletter is now available!

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