The Weekly Warrior

Week of March 1st, 2021

Upcoming RHS Events/Announcements

Thursday, 3/4-Swim Meet vs. Central @ Riverdale @ 5:00

Friday, 3/5-End of 3rd 9 weeks

Friday, 3/5-Red Cross Blood Drive

Monday, 3/8-Flex Day-No Students at School

Thursday, 3/11-3rd 9 weeks Report Card

Thursday, 3/11-Swim Meet @ Smyrna @ 5:00

Monday, 3/15-Baseball Home Opener @ 6:00

Tuesday, 3/16- Parent Teacher Conferences

Tuesday, 3/16-Baseball @ LaVergne @ 6:30

Class Schedule for the week of 3/1:


3/2- Even

3/3- Odd

3/4- Even

3/5-Skinny (All Classes)

***Progress Reports can be found under "Portfolio" in the Family Access section of Skyward.***


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CONGRATULATIONS to Monteria (Lasha) Bigsby for winning the TSSAA State Championship in her wrestling weight class. She is the first lady warrior wrestler to bring home this title AND she did it in her first year of wrestling! Congratulations as well to Coach Rudas, Coach Sacharczyk and Coach Keeley.

Boys' Basketball Awards

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Congratulations to Santonio McDaniel (left) on being selected for the boys' basketball All-Tournament team! Congratulations to Damon Fann (right) on being chosen for the 7-AAA All-District team.

Girls' Basketball Awards

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Congratulations to TK Goff and Garen Haney on being named 7-AAA All District for the season. Congratulations to Acacia Hayes on being named the 7-AAA Co-MVP and 7-AAA All-Tournament! Acacia is also an AAA Miss Basketball Finalist and a Gatorade Tennessee Player of the Year Finalist!


You've taken the pictures - now it's time to verify your name for the yearbook! In the front entrance of the building (over by the trophy case) are all the senior portrait pages. Follow the steps below to verify.

  1. Find your picture
  2. Make sure your name is spelled correctly (as it appears in Skyward)
  3. Make sure your name matches your picture
  4. If there is an issue, scan the QR on the wall
  5. If there are no issues, YAY! You're all done 🙂

You have until 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 3rd to verify. Underclassmen will be posted for verification later this week.

Also, there is a price increase on March 1st - order your yearbook today to save some $$$$! Go to

Seniors -PLEASE double check the spelling of your first, middle and last name in Skyward for diplomas and transcript purposes. Any misspellings please email John Vaden at with correct spelling

Seniors - also make sure you have ordered the correct gap and gown sizes. Questions and concerns please email John Vaden at

If you scored a composite score or super score of 30 or higher on the ACT, please notify Mrs. Peck at A screenshot of the score may be sent to her. This is for our 30+ Wall of Fame.

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St. Baldrick's Sponsorships

If you are interested in being a sponsor for St. Baldrick's this year, please see below!
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Winter Guard Updates

Tickets for remaining Winter Guard competitions can be purchased on the host school's website.

March 13th @ Springhill High School

March 27th Tennessee State Championships @ TBA


Congratulations to Miranda Cameron, Mercedes Glasgow, and Emma Brewer on earning 2nd place for their Nutrition Project in FCCLA's Star Events! They will be competing in state competitions April 13.

RHS Band News

2021 MTSBOA Honor Band Audition Results

Congrats to the following students for earning a position in the Middle TN School Band and Orchestra Association's Mid-State Honor Band Clinic. These students submitted video recorded auditions that were adjudicated by MTSBOA Association members and selected from students all across Middle Tennessee.

9th Grade: Aidan Amphonephong - 10th Chair, Silver Band (trumpet)

11th Grade: Sage Taylor - 2nd Chair, Silver Band (baritone sax)

12th Grade: Kane Davis - Alternate (horn)

12th Grade: Riley Russell - 2nd Chair, Gold Band (baritone sax)

Marine Band Masterclasses

Throughout February and March (March is Music in our Schools Month), the Riverdale Band is hosting several masterclasses by members of the "President's Own" U.S. Marine Band. In February, members of the Marine Band hosted a masterclass on "Brass Instrument Fundamentals" and in March the masterclass will cover "Tips for a Successful Music Audition". These masterclasses have also featured RHS student performances. Elgin Hii (trombone) performs for Master Seargent Matt Summers during the February masterclass (pictured).

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Archery Matches

The Archery Team has three remaining matches this year. They are as follows:

March 13th @ Stewarts Creek Middle

March 19th and 20th @ Whitworth

RTN Announcements

If you have any announcements for RTN, please e-mail Mrs. Smith the day before you would like it on RTN!


The decision has been made to extend the Tennessee Promise Scholarship FAFSA deadline and the priority FAFSA deadline for the Tennessee Student Assistance Award to March 1, 2021. This deadline extension will be in effect for new and continuing students.

C/O 2022! Work-Based Learning

ATTN: Class of 2022! Work-Based Learning is an elective course available to Seniors here at Riverdale. Students need to apply by following the link below and submitting the form. Students participate in individual work-based learning experiences in professional settings when they meet the hours required for full time course equivalent. These experiences include registered apprenticeships, cooperative education (co-op), and internships.

If you are interested please follow the link and fill out the interest form. At the end of the form you will be given a link to copy/paste and email to two of your teachers. Email Ms. Colbert at This is due no later than March 1st.

Red Cross Blood Drive-March 5th!

Our next Red Cross blood drive will take place from 8 AM - 2 PM on March 5th in the Red Cross donor coach outside the gym. Please see Mr. Lewis for more information!

Virtual Enterprise

Virtual Enterprise is a Junior/Senior class that offers:

-students/entrepreneurs the ability to run a virtual business

-Departments include-marketing, sales & design, accounting, administration, and human resources

-Travel to Pigeon Forge and NYC for possible competetions!

-You also get your ECONOMICS credit!!!!

Please see Mrs. Kell if you are interested, spots fill up fast!

RHS Winter Gear!

There is winter gear available in SpearGear! These are currently on sale in the school store. The sizes available are Small- 3XL. Email if you are interested in purchasing one of these limited items! Great idea for Christmas! See pricing below. Cash, check, or credit/debit card accepted.

White Quarter Zip: $35.00

Gray Fuzzy Snap Pullover: $60.00

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Distance Learner Information

We have a dedicated page on our website for students who are Distance Learning.


If you have questions or concerns about attendance, please e-mail

Student Council News

Student Council meets every Monday night at 6:00 in the SLR. If you are interested in joining, you are welcome to attend a meeting. Masks and social distancing are required at meetings. If you would like more information, please see a Student Body officer or a teacher-sponsor (Mr. Raney, Mrs. Cerchiaro, Mrs. McDowell or Ms. Proctor).

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Student Spotlight-Lexy Mejia

Alejandra (Lexy) Mejia is a bright and fun freshman at Riverdale High School. She is patient with others, and kind to the people around her. She listens and pays attention well in class, and always tries her best on everything she does. We are so proud to have her here at RHS!

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Staff Spotlight-Hunter Intorcia

Ms. Intorcia is an ESL teacher at Riverdale. She has done a lot of work with monitoring of transition students, working with teachers and students on failures, and does a lot to help with WIDA coordination (huge job with changes due to absences and getting DLs to attend). Plus, she is an awesome PLC lead and helps keep the team focused and on task in those meetings. She works so hard to make sure that everyone feels heard. She runs the chess club and attends events here at the school.

Yearbook News


Your annual portrait proofs were emailed to the parent/guardian email address in Skyward. If they did not receive this, please email Smilestone at and they will send you the appropriate code so you can view and order your pictures.

Yearbook needs YOUR pictures!

In an effort to include all Warriors in the 2021 yearbook, the yearbook staff is busy creating some special pages! We are looking for pictures of the following:

  • Cool Activities in Your Classes
  • At Home Students in Their Workstations
  • Pictures of Your Unique Masks
  • Activities/Games Played During Quarantine

Email your pictures to Mrs. Peck at

Our Front Office Is Open! 8:30am to 3:30pm Monday - Friday

Join Our School Book Club!

If you are interested in joining our book club, please see a librarian or click here:


Get In Touch!

Principal: Tamera Blair

Vice Principals: David Cowan, Lindy King, Lee Nachand, Megan Turnbow

Purchase a Yearbook by scanning this code!

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