The Weekly Warrior

Riverdale’s mission is a lifelong commitment to excellence!

Week of September 20th, 2021

Upcoming Dates and Events!

Monday, 9/20-Volleyball @ Page 6:00 (JV @ 5)

Monday, 9/20-Freshman Football @ Smyrna 6:00

Tuesday, 9/21-Girls' Soccer @ Blackman

Tuesday, 9/21-Volleyball vs. Smyrna @ RHS 6:00 (JV @ 5:00)

Thursday, 9/23-Volleyball vs. LaVergne @ RHS 6:00 (JV @ 5:00)

Thursday, 9/23-Girls' Soccer @ Oakland

Friday, 9/24- Football @ Smyrna 7:00


Class shirts can be purchased in Spear Gear! Freshman, Sophomore and Junior shirts are $10. Senior shirts are $15 and come with gloves.
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Seniors! You need to have your Senior Portrait taken with Smilestone photographers to have a senior quote and to be included in the portrait section of the yearbook. Make your studio appointment by November 1st. See Mrs. Peck in C-3 with any questions. Senior portrait make-up day will be on November 30th at RHS.

YouScience Testing

Freshmen students and parents: All freshmen students will be taking a career interest and aptitude assessment called YouScience. If you are in Coach Wells or Coach Pelchat's health class, you will be taking it September 22-24. If you are in Coach Kendrick's or Coach O'Neal's PE classes, you will be taking it October 13-15. Here is a 2-minute video that helps explain what the YouScience assessment will be like:

Sweatshirts On Sale!!

The Cheerleaders have started their Annual Sweatshirt Sale! This year you have the choice of two designs (see images below). Both designs will come in 1 of 4 colors (Black, Cardinal, White, Gray) and you can choose between a crewneck or a hoodie. All sweatshirts are $25. You may order online by using this link:

If you have any questions, please email or The sale will end on October 1st.

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Congratulations to our RHS Band and Color Guard! The band placed 3rd and the Color Guard placed 1st in their competition this weekend!
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Scenes from Homecoming Week!

Track and Field

If you are a newcomer to Riverdale, (male or female) and would love to be on the Dynamic Riverdale Track and Field Team, go see Coach Field in the morning in the gym. If you miss him in the morning, catch him during your lunch.

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Yearbooks, Yearbooks, Yearbooks!

The 50th annual Lance & Shield Yearbook is now available! Reserve your copy for the year's lowest price ($85) today at Quantities are limited & there will be a price increase on October 1st. This edition will be HUGE!

Please type in in code 2597 when ordering your yearbook online.

Attention Class of 2022!!! Important Information!!

  • In order to be published in the yearbook, you must have your senior portraits taken with our contracted school photographer, Smilestone Photography. Schedule your studio appointment by November 1, 2021 at or call 615-200-0765. There will be a Senior make-up day at RHS on November 30th.

  • Parents - we would love to have you commemorate your child's accomplishments with a senior ad! Ads may be purchased at (use discount code 2021RHSADBK for $10 off your order) or by filling out the Senior Ad form and returning it (along with payment) to Mrs. Peck in C-3.

Previous Yearbook Editions for Sale!

Looking for the perfect gift for a Warrior alum, but have no idea what to get them? Look no further! The yearbook staff has several years of previous editions for sale. All sales are on a first come, first served basis. Please contact Caron Peck at to check availability and pricing.


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Parking Passes

Complete the form below and THEN bring $10 (cash, check, or card) and the required documentation (drivers' license & registration) to SpearGear starting Monday, August 16th during your assigned LUNCH.

To obtain a RHS parking pass, you must:
a) have a driver’s license,
b) provide proof of insurance,
c) provide proof of car registration,
d) complete the information on this application, and
e) pay $10 for the parking decal to hang on the rearview mirror of the car.

Student Spotlight

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Noelani Oagles

Noelani is a Junior and is very involved here at Riverdale. She is in Beta, Band and Student Council and holds leadership positions in the latter two. She is a peer tutor for ESL and her teachers speak highly of her academic performance and integrity. Noelani is always helpful and carries herself with professionalism and grace every day. We are so thankful for all that she does for our school community!

Staff Spotlight

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Derek Picklesimer

Mr. Picklesimer is one of our Digital Arts teachers at RHS. He is a big part of our RTN production team and helps create a lot of the amazing posters and flyers seen around RHS. Mr. Picklesimer is one of the friendliest people you will meet at RHS and is always willing to help. He also coaches the bowling team. Fun fact: Mr. P. himself is a Riverdale alumni! Thanks for all you do!

Join our RHS Book Club!

We meet on the 3rd Thursday of each month before school and during all lunches. See Ms. Proctor or Ms. Rein in the library for more information!

About Us

Principal-Tamera Blair

Assistant Principals: David Cowan, Lindy King, Jay Seals, Meagan Turnbow

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