E-Newsletter: March 31, 2019
In This Issue

  • School-Wide Information

  • PTO Events

  • Introducing Rivers

  • 2019 - 2020 School Calendar

  • Lion Artists of the Week

  • Elementary School News

  • Elementary Teacher Olympics

  • State Testing Schedule

  • Rivers' Attendance Madness

  • Art Show

  • Spring Fling Dance
  • Middle/High School News

  • State Testing Schedule

  • Rivers' Attendance Madness

  • Middle and High School Dances

  • The Lions Pride

  • Looking Ahead
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A Note From Dr. Compton
Dear Lions,

Words cannot express the gratitude I'm feeling towards our Pride right now. We've had some outstanding weeks at Riverwalk Academy, however, this past week has to be one of the best. In the words of Josh Pray, an up and coming comedian, here are my "5 things" why this past week was a great week.

Number 5: Our Track team rocks. Our varsity team is made up of 7th - 9th grade students. Our student-athletes competed on Tuesday at Clover and ran against the Clover and Ft. Mill Varsity team. Those teams are comprised of 9th - 12th grade students. Can you imagine what it's like stepping up to the start line, as a 7th grader, standing in between a senior and a sophomore? That has to take the courage of a lion. Well our team did, and check out the results from the 400M event:
Number 4) We have an awesome Board. On Tuesday, the Riverwalk Academy Board held their general meeting and it was a great meeting. Not only did they spend a few extra minutes recognizing some extraordinary students, but they did so in style!
Number 3) We love our music! I was going to check on something outside on Thursday when I ran into the 4th grade class with Mr. Wright during their music class. Mr. Wright had his students making some beautiful music on their recorders, while outside enjoying the beautiful Spring weather.

Number 2) Our PTO is spectacular. In the middle of their fundraiser, Community Day planning, and everything else they do, they surprised the staff with a lunch on Wednesday. The timing of their lunch couldn't have been any better. The staff had an extra pep in their step Wednesday afternoon.
Number 1) Our parents are the best! We'll wait to share some pictures from Saturday's PTO Community Day, but the number of you who showed up was impressive. You all keep answering "the call for help." Because of you, our grounds look outstanding. We still have some work to do, but this weekend showed everyone why our Pride is Powerful.

Lions, thank you!

Robert Compton, Ph.D.
Head of School
School-Wide Information
PTO Information
We hope to see you all on Monday at 6:00 pm during the next PTO general meeting.
Lions, we are half way there. Thanks to you, the PTO has raised $5,000 towards their Project Green. Please consider helping bring closure to this project. We promise, you're in for a visual treat tomorrow when you come by to see all the work that was done over the weekend.

Click here to donate.

Riverwalk Academy  Bowling night at Strikers is this Sunday. The lane reservation has been extended until Wednesday ! There will be Raffle Baskets and prizes on the night, be sure to tell your family and Friends! All funds are going toward our School beautification project. 

Click here to reserve your lane.

Thank you for all of your support, hope to see you on April 7th.

Re-Introducing Rivers
Parents, thanks to the hard work of our PTO, Rivers the Lion now comes in multiple forms. Above is Rivers as a cartoon. He also likes to go on adventures. Below is a picture of Rivers when he spent the weekend at the USC Natatorium.
We'll share with everyone next week how you can check Rivers out so he can go on an adventure with you and your family. We'll create a way to track Rivers and all of his upcoming travels.
2019 - 2020 School Calendar
On behalf of the calendar committee, we appreciated all the feedback you provided on the school calendar. The 2019 - 2020 has been approved by the school board. Click the image for a larger view.
Lion Artists of the Week
(picked by Dr. Compton's daughters)
Check out Riverwalk Academy's online art gallery at  Artsonia . Artsonia is the World's Largest Student Art Museum. Yet it's so much more than that! It's a free, safe, educational program designed to connect parents and families with their child's creative activities at school.

If you have any questions, please contact  Ms. Griffith.
Pig in Oil Pastels
Harleigh Dellinger, Kindergarden
Watercolor Koala
Gracie Barlow, 1st Grade
Elementary School News
Elementary Teachers at Adventure Air
Lions, on Thursday at 5:30 pm, your elementary teachers (Ms. Jackson, Ms. Mavrakis, Ms. Wilson, and Ms. Laster) will compete against other elementary teachers from different schools in the area at the Rock Hill Adventure Air Elementary Teachers Olympics.

The middle school teachers competed two weeks ago and it was a blast. Riverwalk Academy walked away with the spectator awards, for having the most fans in attendance.

Spectators get in for only $3 and the school who comes in 1st place in the events, will win 100% of the spectators' fees.

We hope to see you there Thursday.
3rd 5th Grade State Testing Schedule
Parents, please "save the dates" for this spring's testing schedule

  • May 13 - SC Ready English Part 1 (3rd - 5th)
  • May 14 - SC Ready English Part 2 (3rd - 5th)
  • May 16 - SC Ready Math (3rd - 5th)
  • May 20 - SC PASS
  • Science: 4th Grade
  • Social Studies: 5th Grade
Rivers' Elementary Attendance Madness
Round 3 Update: Final Two
Mitchell's Madness vs. V is for Victory
Congratulations to those classes who moved on to the final two. #EveryDayMatters
Annual Art Show - Save the Date
Middle and High School News
Middle and High School State Testing Schedule
Parents, please "save the dates" for this spring's testing schedule

Middle School
  • May 13 - SC Ready English Part 1 (6th - 8th)
  • May 14 - SC Ready English Part 2 (6th - 8th)
  • May 16 - SC Ready Math (6th - 8th)
  • May 20 - SC PASS
  • Science: 6th and 8th Grades
  • Social Studies: 5th and 7th Grades

High School
  • May 21 - English 1 Writing (EOC) (9th and a few 8th graders)
  • May 23 - English 1 Reading (EOC) (9th and a few 8th graders)
  • May 28 - Algebra 1 (EOC) (9th and a few 8th graders)
Rivers' Attendance Madness 2019
Congratulations to the classes who moved on to the final two. Good luck to Ms. Foster and Mr. Wilson. #EveryDayMatters
Middle/High School Dances
8th/9th Grade Formal
8th/9th Grade Students , the date for your formal is May 10, 2019.

Questions? Please contact Ms. Foster or Ms. C. Wilson.
6th/7th Grade Dance
6th/7th Grade Students , please save the date for your dance: April 11, 2019. The dance takes place from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm and tickets can be purchased at the door.
Looking Ahead
Monday, 1st
  • 3rd Grade Field Trip to Camp Cherokee
  • Beginner Band Practice (5th - 9th grade) @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Johnston)
  • Elementary School Club @ 3:00 pm- 4:30 pm (A. Greenberg)
  • Middle/High Beta Club @ 3:15 pm- 4:30 pm (C. Wilson/Slifer)
  • Track Practice, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm (M. Wilson)
  • PTO General Meeting @ 6:00 pm (PTO)

Tuesday, 2nd
  • Marathon Kids Running Club @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm (Laster)
  • Advanced Band Practice (5th - 9th grade) @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Johnston)
  • Track Practice, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm (M. Wilson)

Wednesday, 3rd
  • Report Cards Distributed
  • Chorus Club @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Wright)
  • Beginner Band Practice (5th - 9th grade) @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Johnston)
  • Track Practice, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm (M. Wilson)

Thursday, 4th
  • Advanced Band Practice (5th - 9th grade) @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Johnston)
  • Track Meet @ York High (M. Wilson)
  • Rock Hill Adventure Air Elementary Teachers Olympics @ 5:30 pm (Compton)
  • Come See Me Parade @ 6:30 pm (Davis)

Friday, 5th
  • No Activities Scheduled

Saturday, 6th
  • Riverwalk Academy at the JDRF Walk @ 8:30 am at Carowinds (Laster)
  • Riverwalk Academy at Healthy Kids Zone @ 10:00 am at Velodrome (Davis)

Save The Date (future items)
6th/7th Grade Dance: 4/11 (Manigault/Belle)
Marathon Kids 5K hosted by Riverwalk Academy: 4/26 (Laster)
8th/9th Formal: 5/10 (C. Wilson/Foster)
Art Show: 5/16 ( Griffith )
Lions Pride
You never know when you will be spotted out in the community showing your #LionsPride.
We spotted Malcolm Riddle (K) on Saturday showing his Lions Pride during the PTO Community Day.
We'd love to show off our families wearing their Riverwalk Academy gear. Please send any photos, with a caption, to  Dr. Compton   and they just might end up here for all to see.
Looking Ahead

First Grade

  • Baumeister
  • Bowman
  • Matlock

Third Grade
Fourth Grade

  • Greenberg
  • Tillman

  • Krebs
  • C. Wilson

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