Beyond the Classroom

Riverhill provides a wide array of opportunities for experiences from which to learn. Students on all grade levels are paired with buddies who share their love for learning. Buddies can be seen reading in the learning center or doing science experiments together in the lab. Students also step outside the doors of the school to learn. They can be seen measuring the altitude of the sun, mummifying chickens, following a treasure map, or chasing the Gingerbread Man. Traveling beyond campus also provides more opportunities for learning. Whether attending a local play, attending a community disaster preparedness day, or traveling to the nation’s capital, all grades learn from their experiences. Just a small overview of some of the classroom enrichments and trips include:

  • Constitution Village
  • Thanksgiving Feast
  • Montgomery trip (4th grade)
  • Ritz theatre
  • Ivy Green
  • Pope’s Tavern
  • SciQuest Museum
  • Dauphin Island Sea Lab (6th grade)
  • Camp Coosa trip (5th grade)
  • Scholars Bowl
  • Science Olympiad
  • Builders Club
  • Student Government Association
  • Technology Fair
  • Science Fair
  • Visit to Lauderdale County Court House
  • Toyland trip
  • Visit to Amish Community
  • Shoals Theatre
  • Exotic Animal Show
  • Energized Group
  • Jump Rope for Heart
  • The Yo-Yo Guy
  • TVA Water Safety Show
  • UNA Observatory
  • Fossil Hunting

Community Service

Riverhill encourages students in all grades to serve others in the community. Students have created gifts for soldiers; collected canned goods, stuffed bears, gloves, and mittens; visited nursing homes; gathered and distributed books to promote literacy; supported the local animal shelter; and adopted families at Christmas.