Posted Thursday, Nov 19, 2015 10:35:14 AM
After testing hypotheses and gathering results, RPDS Sixth Grade students proudly shared their scientific research projects at the 2015 Science Fair.
Posted Thursday, Nov 19, 2015 10:33:06 AM
The artwork of five RPDS students has been selected in the Angel Notecard Competition put on by Angels for Allison.
Posted Thursday, Nov 5, 2015 10:24:34 AM
We need to remember that in education, building foundational skills and cumulative knowledge takes time, practice and patience. Language acquisition (English included) is not instantaneous; success in Algebra is built upon mastery of math facts and computational skills. Proficiency in studio art hinges upon theory, history, reflection and practice. Our cultural impatience is driving a rising expectation that we surely must be able to skip steps to reach for more rapid results; "there must be a faster way!" I continue to feel that there is a wonderfully healthy opportunity here, if we will take time to "refresh, reform, and renew." The highest peak affords the best view. To scale such a summit always takes time and care. Shortcuts and the substitution of "good enough" hilltops will prove unfulfilling and second-rate.
Posted Wednesday, Nov 4, 2015 1:04:35 PM
Fifth graders recently traded their indoor classrooms for an outdoor one at Camp Montgomery as they participated in Pathfinder, an outdoor education program that encourages students to learn experientially.
Posted Thursday, Oct 29, 2015 9:32:00 AM
On-going character programs like The Riverside Way and our commitment to tackle spiritual formation in concrete, inter-denominational ways are all essential aspects of our intentional work in training today's students as the "Bridgers" of the future. Take every opportunity to reach across the generations.