Riverside changes enhance educational environment

Published 12:19 am Saturday, July 28, 2018

RESERVE — Riverside Academy was built by the hands of volunteer parents and members of the community, but over time has seen various additions and updates.

Since its opening in 1970, our beautiful school has developed into a campus with many facilities for the arts, academics and athletics currently covering 20 acres and consisting of 13 permanent buildings.

We are committed to providing our students with an exceptional academic program and an educational environment conducive to learning.

Riverside will have several new changes across campus for the 2018-19 school year.

As an independent, private school, any and all updates are a result of fundraisers or donations.

Our Capital Improvement Project has enabled Riverside to make the necessary modifications our current and new families will see upon returning to school in August.

The first projects completed on the agenda were our brand new elementary playground followed by the LED welcome sign where messages and reminders can be seen by everyone driving past the school.

Each of our first through fifth grade classrooms received new Collaborative Learning Desks as well as Promethean Boards. These state-of-the art touchscreen boards will allow our teachers to take their lessons to the next level energizing the learning environment.

The safety of our students is a top priority in the classroom and across school grounds.

Our security system has been revamped and upgraded with more cameras, alarms and emergency protocols, and all outside doors have been replaced to ensure a locked campus.

The driveway leading to the back of school has been given a facelift as the asphalt was resurfaced for smoother access to facilities.

Over the years, normal wear and tear takes its toll; ergo, we have replaced cafeteria tables as well as our courtyard benches for students to enjoy during recess and lunch.

Lastly, for a more productive use of the gymnasium, an electrical dropdown gym divider has been installed.

In the near future, our softball field will have new bleachers and the Band Hall will be extended for our ever-growing Marching Pride of Riverside Rebel Band.

As we approach our 49th school year of Riverside Pride, we cannot help but be incredibly grateful for the past, present and future community support that has allowed Riverside to become the wonderful school it is today.

We are Riverside.

We are One.

Go Rebels!