RGHS Ram-ily Connection
Partnering with Parents for Student Achievement
A "Message" from the Principal
Wow, it's November! In-person teaching and learning at the high school is well underway and we are continuing our journey into the 2nd quarter. I know for certain that we could not have successfully accomplished this effort without each of you, your patience, understanding and support. I am so excited for the resilience of your children, our scholars. Their ability to continue in the face of change and push past their frustrations is commendable and I am so very proud of each of them. The high school Ramily of staff members have been excited to see the return of your children in their classrooms and the ability to get back to the business of traditional education. This first quarter has been spent getting to know and reconnecting with our scholars. We are in awe of how much our juniors and seniors have matured during our time away those 18 months and are happy to see them step up as being the leaders on our campus. Our freshmen and sophomores are excited about the newness of high school, being reunited with friends and all that high school brings. As a whole, we are on a mission to create a safe and supportive environment that is respectful, firm, fair and consistent. A conducive learning environment for all.
As a school leadership team, we have spent a lot of time over the course of the first quarter trying to find ways to better serve our scholars in this transition back to in-person learning. As you may have seen on countless news networks, schools across the nation are experiencing challenges with the return to traditional learning. Our high school is not exempt from those same challenges. There has been an increase, in comparison to previous years, in physical altercations occurring and inappropriate behaviors being displayed on our campus. This brings about a host of serious concerns and we need your help. Please support our efforts by encouraging your scholar to understand the importance of the decisions that they make during this pivotal time in their life. Please also encourage your scholar to create positive interactions on social media. Social media, when used in a negative manner, creates an undesirable learning environment as those negative interactions are brought onto our campus. Freshmen and Sophomores are being reminded of their need to do their very best in classes, get to class on time and that classes they do not successfully pass will have to be taken again in order to meet the graduation requirements. We need each of you to reiterate this in your homes. We are here to support all scholars and have resources to support additional needs that extend beyond the academic learning in the classroom. We are also looking into a variety of ways to support students who are struggling with emotional issues or are in need of academic guidance through our professional school counseling team. We also have group and individual counseling available. Please reach out to our Social Worker for more information. The first quarter has ended, report cards have been mailed and it is apparent that there are additional academic supports needed for many of our scholars, especially in the freshmen and sophomore grades as they get acclimated to high school. Our teachers are working together, spending countless hours to improve upon their practices, finding ways to support scholars and collaborating with each other to ensure that they are able to provide instruction to your children in a manner that is informative and supportive. As such, we have availability for night school and other extended learning opportunities should your scholar need assistance with meeting the credit requirements. Please encourage your child to reach out to their teachers and/or grade level counselor for more information.
As always, we are a RAMily, we are one and through it all, we will get through this together. Thank you for your support throughout this return to teaching and learning. Stay safe, remain healthy and know that we are here for each of you every step of the way.
PARENT FOCUS: WE NEED YOU PARENTS!
Mr. Gaither would like to recognize Arissa. He stated, "Arissa Ford Jones in my B8 zoology class always comes to class focused and ready to participate. She is incredibly bright but doesn't hesitate to ask clarifying questions when she needs to."
Mr. Gaither would also like to recognize E'Magyne. He stated, "E'Magyne Boone in my A2 pre-AP biology class is always on time and ready to start as soon as she gets in the classroom. She is a great lab partner and helper to her classmates, and she works diligently on her assignments each day."
Mr. Hediger would like to recognize Teana. He stated, "She is going above and beyond academically, athletically (Volleyball & Student Council) and taking advantage of workshops for college. Most recently she attended a workshop through the St. Louis County Police Department as she is interested in earning a four-year degree and then joining the police force as a lieutenant with aspirations of moving up within the force. She is very mature, focused and of high character."
Mrs. Robertson would like to recognize O'Shae. She stated, "O'Shae Barner is in my Pre-AP English II class and is doing an excellent job. He is a kind and caring individual and is a model student. I appreciate his hard work and willingness to always do more than is asked of him."
Course Completion Recognition
Master Chief Jones would like to recognize the following students for showing improvement and completing their Rams Recovery courses:
1. Sherell.Rucker US history S1
2. Davion Macker Algebra S1
3. Devin Daughterty
4. Ebony Parker US History S1
5. Diona, Buchanon Physics
1st Quarter Scholars of Excellence
1st Quarter Perfect Attendance
WHAT'S GOING ON AT THE VIEW?
- Nov 5-Applications for the Sapphire Dance Team are due to Ms. Kay in room 409 (auditions will be held on Nov. 8-11 in the PAC from 3:00-5:00 PM)
- Nov. 5-Soccer Practice begins @ RGHS from 2:45 PM-4:45 PM (Practice continues on Nov 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, and 19th) A physical is required. See form below for details.
- Nov 7-FAFSA Frenzy (SEE FLYER BELOW FOR DETAILS)
- Nov 9-SAB Meeting (available on YouTube) 7:00 PM
- Nov 23-SAB Meeting (available on YouTube) 7:00 PM
- Nov 29-Blood Drive @ RGHS in the gymnasium from 10:30 AM-2:00 PM
Additionally, yearbook orders are currently being accepted. Orders can be placed online by going to: jostensyearbooks.com
Choosing: RIVERVIEW GARDENS HIGH SCHOOL, RIVERVIEW MO
(See the flyer below for details)
STL Youth Jobs--Connecting Youth to Employers: Ages 16-24
RGHS REMINDERS & UPDATES
2021-2022 RGHS Admin Team
Office 2: A-F
Mr. Alex Clark- Assistant Principal
Office 3: G-L
Mr. Jamison Rusthoven-Assistant Principal
Office 4: M-S
Dr. Monica Perry- Assistant Principal
Upper Office 9: T-Z
Dr. Jarret Smith-Alternative Ed. Administrator
Lower Office 9
Ms. Mashonda Behling-Special School District Area Coordinator
Mr. Zachary Thurwalker- Athletic Director
Home to School Coordinator Team
The Home to School Coordinator Team is committed to continue our efforts to support students and families as they connect with the school community during the 2021-2022 school year. We aim to encourage students to attend school regularly and strive for academic success. In doing so, we will connect with school counselors, teachers, administrators and community agencies to implement strategies and develop activities that will promote student success. Feel free to contact us using the information provided below:
- Mrs. C. Brown: Office 2 (A-F)
- Mr. D. Pitts: Office 3 (G-L)
- Mr. T. Martin: Office 4 (M-S)
- Ms. T. Pikes: Office 9 (T-Z)
Student Support Team
9th grade counselor: Ms. R. Ross
10th grade counselor: Mr. M. Wharton
11th grade counselor: Mrs. T. Beverly
12th grade counselor: Mrs. A. Graham
Social Worker: Ms. W. Ross
College Advisor: Ms. M. Morrison
Click here to view the district's Return to School Plan for the 2021-2022 school year.
Expectations: Learning During a Quarantine
In the event that scholars and/or teachers are sent home for 10 days of quarantine, the affected group of students will participate in virtual learning with their classroom teacher. Students and teachers must log into Google Classroom for virtual learning during the quarantine period. Therefore, teachers will implement the concurrent teaching model that was implemented in Spring 2021, using the Google Classroom platform.
Student Class Schedule
- Student's lunch pin is their username
- Student's 6-digit birthday is their password, ie.091619 (September 16, 2019)
Click here to login and access class schedules, grades, and other important information.
Please review the Student Handbook with your child to stay up to date with RGSD policies.
RGHS Dress Code & Mask Guidelines
Additionally, students must get a temporary ID if they do not have their permanent ID when they check in at school. The prices for temporary ID's and Replacement ID's are the following:
- Temporary ID= $ 1.00
- Replacement ID= $ 3.00
- Replacement ID and lanyard=$ 5.00