First Grade Flag Ceremony

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In honor of 9/11 the first grade students at Riverview participated in the changing of the schools old flag with a bright new flag.  The students learned the correct procedures on handling, folding, and showing the proper respect towards the American flag.  

Kindergarten Graduation!

Lisa Muirbrook
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Kindergarten students graduated today!  They showed off what they have learned through rhyming and songs.  They sang about the alphabet, spelling, numbers, and their field trip to the zoo. Their performances were wonderful and so fun to watch.  Thank you, kindergarten teachers, for all of your hard work in giving these little ones a solid and happy foundation for the rest of their school years.

Congratulations kindergarten students!


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On Wednesday 4/24/13, six 6th Grade students from Riverview were among those representing the many "TERRIFIC KIDS" we have at Riverview and were honored by the Spanish Fork Kiwanis Club at an awards ceremony.The award recipients were: Brooklynn, Jorge , Amanda, Garrett, Racquel, Donovan,  Mitchell, and Kelina. 
These six students helped expemplify "TERRIFIC KIDS" in the following ways:

T- thoughtful

E- enthusiastic

R- respectful

R - responsible

I - inclusive

F- friendly

I- inquisitive

C- capable

Congratulations!  The program aired on Spanish Fork Cable Network, their names will be on a plaque at the school and they will be able to participate in the 24th of July Parade.  Great job to all of our wonderful 6th graders at Riverview and to these six individuals and thank you to the 6th Grade teachers for how you help enrich these students!  Continue to exemplify what "TERRIFIC KIDS" stands for each day.



Our school's orchestra performed for us last Thursday.  Mrs. Wangsgard did such a fantastic job helping these students learn their instruments and perform songs together as a group.  Some of the songs that required plucking the strings really caught the ears of the students!  Some of the orchestra members played familiar tunes that almost every student knew.  One was the theme song from Star Wars! 

Students were able to see and learn about the violin, the viola, and the cello.  The students sounded great!  Thanks for working so hard!  Mrs. Wangsgard said she wants even more 5th graders to join next year.  What a great idea!


Mr. Thorpe is Retiring

Lisa Muirbrook
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Charles Thorpe, currently teaching 4th grade at Riverview, is retiring this year!  He has been an educator in the classroom for 38 years.  He has touched the lives of so many students throughout the years, including some of the staff here at Riverview. There is a celebration today at the school's library in his behalf.

Mr. Thorpe is leaving a grand legacy.  All of us at Riverview will miss his greetings, his laughter, his hard work, and all that he does for us.  We wish you all the best with your retirement, Mr. Thorpe.  Thank you again for everything! Happy, Happy Retirement!

Plant A Tree

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4th graders experienced an Arbor Day to remember last week.  Students were able to share the importance of trees in the community and neighborhood.  They were able to help plant trees and participate with Spanish Fork in maintaining "Tree City" as a status symbol for the city.  Riverview 4th graders are happy to support that!

"Reading First"


Mr. Cox from Wells Fargo came to Miss Nelson's second grade class last Wednesday to read to and deliver books to their class.  The program is called "Reading First" which is a partnership between Wells Fargo, Desert Arc, and Scholastic, Inc. 

Not only did the students receive new books, they were able to hear some of the selections from  a student's dad.  They all had a great time, and were laughing at what was read.  Reading opens the doors to thought and imagination.  What a wonderful thing to have businesses who recognize the need for literacy in our lives.

Thank you Mr. Cox!

Crystal Apple Award


Horace Mann presents the Crystal Apple Award to a teacher each year.  The recipient is chosen by the faculty and peers.  This year's award goes to Amy Jensen!  Mrs. Jensen teaches first grade and loves it!  Her team member Michele LemMon gave tribute to her Wednesday afternoon.  She said that Mrs. Jensen is the most willing, helpful, excited teacher she thinks she has ever met, and that she absolutely loves first grade!  We are very lucky at Riverview to have Mrs. Jensen here.  Congratulations Mrs. Jensen!

D.A.R.E. Graduation

Lisa Muirbrook
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5th graders at Riverview graduated from their D.A.R.E (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program this past week!  This 16-week course taught the students skills to keep them safe from drugs, violence, unhealthy peer pressure, and gang activity. Some of the students shared their essays, and some were our "Super Students".

Congratulations D.A.R.E. graduates!