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Happy First Day of School, RPDS!

Today we welcomed our RAMS back to campus! It was a great day as we welcomed over 370 students to RPDS to kick off the 2022-2023 school year.

A Sweet Start with Sundae Monday!

Sundae Monday is the sweetest Monday of the whole year! We enjoyed welcoming families back to campus for this cherished RPDS tradition, marking the start to a new school year. 

RPDS Welcomes Early Learners at Play & Preview

This week RPDS hosted a fun summer gathering for our incoming PreK 3, PreK 4 and Kindergarten students and their parents. During Play & Preview, our newest students had the opportunity to meet and play with their soon to be classmates on the playground, preview their classrooms, and enjoy a sample music lesson. 

RPDS Celebrates Read Across America Day

Happy Read Across America Day! This day celebrates the fun of reading, inspired by the books of Dr. Seuss. This morning, our community Read Across Riverside, by starting the day with 10 minutes of silent reading. Then throughout the day, classes enjoyed fun books read to them by our RPDS staff. Ask your student about their guest reader, and take a few moments to read something fun, yourself today. Happy Reading!

PreK 4 Learns About the Letter S and Service Animals

This week PreK 4 studied the letter 'S'! Yesterday students had the opportunity to meet their classmate Harper's service dog, Kirby, as part of their 'S' week studies. Harper's mom took time to read a special story that taught students how service dogs help people and the unique ways they work with their owner.

RPDS LEGO League Teams Enjoy Competing

This year Riverside Presbyterian Day School had three LEGO League Explore teams composed of 1st through 3rd Grade students. The three teams included the RPDS Robot Builders, RPDS Golden Builders, and RPDS Legends! These teams have been meeting since August working hard on the Cargo Connect season. 

RPDS Honors Legacy

It was a special morning at RPDS as the Alumni Council hosted a Legacy Chapel for all alumni, and their parents, who have children currently attending RPDS. We welcomed and celebrated over 50 alumni and grandparents this morning in Chapel. Thank you to Ashley and Keith Daw for delivering a wonderful message, encompassing the love we have for our school. We look forward to more moments of connection with our RPDS alumni in the coming months. To learn more about RPDS alumni and get connected, visit

Kindergarten Attends the Wedding of "Q" and "U"!

This morning Kindergarten celebrated a very special wedding! Today Q and U said "I do" and agreed to forever be by each other’s side! All of Kindergarten joined as witnesses to the beautiful ceremony. Their wedding vows promised that U would always be by Q's side. Congrats to the happy couple!

Go RPDS Rams Volleyball!

RPDS has three girls volleyball teams competing this season! We enjoy watching these girls grow more and more confident in their skills and develop tremendous sportsmanship throughout the season. They have a few weeks left in their season so join us in cheering them on

Modeling the Riverside Way Through Toy Donations

RPDS 6th Grade student, Jimmy Hunt recently donated some of his old toys and magnetic building tiles to his former PreK 3 teacher Mrs. McNeil to use in her classroom. After Mrs. McNeil shared with her class about the gift from Jimmy, one PreK 3 student, Annie Jetton, took the initiative to write a thank you note to Jimmy without her parents even knowing! This sweet story is a great example of our students, both big and small, living the Riverside Way.

Reading Buddies Return!

Recently our 3rd Grade students visited with our Kindergarteners on the Rice Sports Zone for reading buddy time. 3rd Grade students read a book with their Kindergarten "buddy" and also helped them find their sight words. Such a fun and special day at Riverside!

Kindergarten Celebrates the 100th Day of School

Our Kindergarten students returned from the weekend 100 years old! Today in Kindergarten, students celebrated the 100th day of school with fun work stations and by dressing up as 100 year-olds!