Navigating the River

Week of December 2

We want to hear from you!

If you have Questions, Celebrations or any Ideas that you would like to share with the Riverwatch Team, please use the link below. Your feedback will help to guide the information in our newsletter to ensure that this communication is meeting your needs.


Questions, Celebrations and Ideas Form

What is happening on the River?

Upcoming Dates

December 4 - Family Connect Night

December 6th Holiday House Giving Tree Donations Due (Click HERE)

December 10 - School Spelling Bee

Panther Basketball Season is Here!!

Game Schedule

December 6 - All four teams play at DeSana

December 11 - Girls at Liberty Middle; Boys vs. Liberty at Home

December 13 - All four teams vs. South Middle at Home

Come support our Panthers!

Access the complete basketball schedule HERE. Students are welcome to join us after school for home games. A game day permission slip is required. Students: $4 and Adults: $6 with concessions available.


For nights where there are two games, students must be picked up by 7:30pm. Students who are not picked up on time may be required to have a parent attend the game with them.

Restorative Circle Updates

As you know, students participate in a Restorative Circle with their teacher and a small group of students on Mondays during Flex Time. This week (Monday, December 2) students discussed Empathy. This was our final lesson wrapping up the acronym for PRIDE, our PBIS expectations.


P - Personal Responsibility

R - Respect

I - Integrity

D - Determination

E - Empathy


To follow up on the Restorative Circle conversation with your student, talk to them about Empathy, and how we show Empathy to others. One of the topics they discussed with their Circle was how it made them feel to show Empathy or when Empathy was shown to them. It would be interesting to know how your student responded...

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RMS Yearbooks On Sale Now

Purchase Your Yearbook Now!!

Things end but memories last forever...with your yearbook. Purchase your yearbook now!

  • Go to www.balfour.com.
  • Search for Riverwatch Middle School.
  • Click on the icon labeled Yearbook & Ads
  • Follow the instructions on the website.


If you have any questions, please email lscheaffer@forsyth.k12.ga.us.

Nominations for December Teacher of the Month

Nominations are open for November's Teacher of the Month. Please nominate a teacher and/or give special recognition to a staff member. All employees receive a copy of the notes from the Riverwatch community. Click HERE to nominate.

Next 8th Grade Field Trip

Our second trip of the year is scheduled for February, 2020. We will visit Mercedes Benz Stadium, the National Center for Civil Rights, World of Coke, and Oakland Cemetery.

See the flier for additional details. Go to My Payments Plus to register and make payment.

Panther Pit Stop - Shop Now!

Check out all the great merch at our school store!! Click HERE! The school store is open daily from 8:40am - 9:00am. For more information, check out the website.

Community News

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Transition Information for Parents of 8th Grade Students

Out of District High School Information

Each high school in Forsyth County has specific programs and pathways that are offered. If your child has an interest in one of the pathways offered at a high school other than Lambert High School, you may find information about the process to request an Out of District approval here. Please note that requests are reviewed at the district level and do not guarantee acceptance. You may also visit the Riverwatch Counseling Page on our website for additional information.

PTSO Updates

Want to get involved, volunteer, assist with donations, see what's happening?

Click HERE!
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8th Grade Dance - Planning Mtg December 6th

Please join us for a planning meeting on Friday, December 6th at 3:30pm at the school. If you are unable to make the meeting and interested in helping please email riverwatchmiddleptso@gmail.com. We are looking for many hands to make for light work.


The PTSO is accepting semi-formal dresses which will be used for a "swap n shop" in early spring in preparation for the dance.

Staying Connected to Riverwatch!

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