The REAL Riverhill School

How is it possible to be extremely excited and poignantly sad at the same time? While these are definitely conflicting emotions, they are the emotions being felt by numerous members of the Riverhill Family at this particular time in the life of this special place we call Riverhill School! Riverhill has been located in these great old buildings in the …

STEM News April 2017

Interesting facts about pollinators… Pollinators support biodiversity. Honeybees visit five million plants to make one pint of honey. Butterflies and moths need a place to land on the flower so they prefer flat, broad-faced flowers.  Nighttime pollinators like moths and bats are attracted to the sweet scents or odors of the blooming plants.  Riverhill Technology Fair We will be hosting …

25 Reasons the Riverhill Staff Loves Their Students

It’s no secret that the Riverhill Staff loves their students so much! We asked them to name 25 reasons why, and here is what they said: They are willing to explore new ideas. They are unique. They have sweet spirits. They enjoy laughing. They make us feel loved – every day. They are super creative. They make us smile. They …

25 Reasons We Love Riverhill

Riverhill School is often called “The Way School Should Be”. There are so many reasons why the Riverhill Family embodies a community of people who love learning and love each other, but here are 25 reasons why we love it: Students who are excited and ready to learn Dedicated, loving, caring, supportive staff One Family (Students, Parents, Staff) Community Service …

Spanish, Art & Music Happenings August/September 2016

A couple of things that set Riverhill apart as an elementary school in the Shoals are our enrichment classes and the continual challenge of our students to achieve the highest levels of learning. Students visit each Enrichment class for 30 minutes per week. In these classes, they are exposed to content that when learned, compliments and improves their homeroom class …

Late Elementary School – A Foundation for Life

Riverhill School has a proud tradition of excellence in Late Elementary education. From an accelerated curriculum to a safe school environment to a nurturing staff, Riverhill excels in all areas for fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students. Students are challenged to set high goals and to work work hard to achieve those goals while still retaining their individuality and their creativity. Our fourth, fifth, …

High Marks from AdvancED

Riverhill School is accredited through AdvancED, an umbrella organization that includes SACS, AISA, and numerous other accrediting agencies. AdvancED covers over 32,000 public and independent institutions in over 70 countries and involves 20 million students. Schools are required to go through a re-accreditation process every five years. This process includes a visit from an External Review Team that spends several days on campus interviewing stakeholders …

Riverhill Now Offering Robotics and Engineering

We are excited to announce the addition of Robotics/Engineering classes to Riverhill’s curriculum! The class is taught in Pre K3 through Sixth Grade. Pre K3 through second grade students spend thirty minutes each week focusing on various projects while third grade through sixth grade students work as teams for forty-five minutes each week. Working together as a team is a …

Let’s Talk: Communication at Riverhill

Communication is one of the most critically important aspects of any relationship. A breakdown in communication can cause any number of crises from minor to more severe. The parent/teacher relationship is unique in that it requires a great deal of two-way communication to effectively educate each child. The Riverhill staff adopted the word “communicate” as a buzzword for the year; …

Welcome to the Riverhill Blog!

Before becoming Riverhill’s Principal, I taught Kindergarten at this special school for fourteen years. As concerned as I was about “leaving” the classroom, I have been pleasantly surprised to find I simply have a larger classroom with 140 students instead of 24! Each day at Riverhill is filled with excitement about learning, excitement about friends and family, and excitement about …