The Weekly Warrior

Riverdale’s mission is a lifelong commitment to excellence!

Week of January 24th, 2022

Upcoming Dates and Events!

Tuesday, 1/25-Varsity Basketball @ Blackman

Tuesday, 1/25-Wrestling vs. LaVergne & Spring Hill

Thursday, 1/27-Boys' Wrestling Region Duals

Friday, 1/28-Girls' Wrestling Region Individuals

Friday, 1/28-Swim Regional Championships

TDOE & UT Martin Offer Free ACT Prep Workshops and Classes to All Tennessee High School Students and Teachers

In partnership with the University of Tennessee at Martin (UT Martin), the department recently announced that all Tennessee high school students and teachers will have access to workshops that help prepare students to succeed on the ACT, one of the most important college entrance exams offered to high school students across the country. These workshops began in Summer 2021 and are expected to continue through Fall 2022.

This fall we will offer five (5) ACT Teacher Workshops. These free, two-hour workshops, conducted via Zoom, will provide strategies and practical skills to teachers to help them improve student ACT outcomes. Interested teachers can learn more about and register for the workshops here.

The ACT Success Tactics Workshops and Mastery Classes and Virtual Office Hours are available to rising 11th and 12th graders in Tennessee. During these free virtual workshops, we will share resources and tools that will teach students effective test-taking strategies, as well as provide them content practice in specific subject areas. Interested students can learn more about and register for the workshops, classes, and office hours here.

Swim Team News

The Riverdale swim team swam lights out this Saturday at the 2022 Rutherford County Swimming Championship meet. These are swimmers that made finals which are the Top 6 in Rutherford County.

Girls team finished 2nd and the Boys team finished 3rd.

(Sr) Leah Secker won 1st Place in the Ladies 200 Freestyle and 500 Freestyle

Girls 200 Medley team won 3rd Place

Madison Fleming, Natalee Davenport, Leah Secker, Kaylee Earls

(11) Kerolos Ebrahim placed 5th place in the 200 Freestyle, & 2nd place in the 100 Freestyle

(12)Natalee Davenport placed 6th in 200 IM (qualified for Regions)

(11) Logan Moran placed 4th in the 200 IM

(11) Madison Fleming placed 4th in the 50 Freestyle, & 2nd place in the 100 Breaststroke

(9) Austin Davis placed 6th in the 50 Freestyle, & 4th place 500 Free

(11) Ryan Ward placed 2nd in the Men's 500 Freestyle (also qualified for STATE), and

4th place in the 100 Backstroke

(12) Tyler Strader placed 5th in the 500 Freestyle

Girls 200 FREE RELAY team won 2nd place
Madison Fleming, Faith Bundshuh, Leah Secker, Kaylee Earls

Boys 200 FREE RELAY team won 2nd Place

Kerolos Ebrahim, Ryan Ward, Tyler Strader, Austin Davis

(12) Kaylee Earls placed 3rd in the 100 Breaststroke

Girls 400 Freestyle Relay won 5th place

Natalee Davenport, Abby Gerald, Darby Crowell, Madison Vanderwoude

Boys 400 FREESTYLE TEAM team won 2nd place

Kerolos Ebrahim, Tyler Strader, Ryan Ward, Austin Davis

We are headed to Regional Championships next Friday Jan. 28th in Nashville

9 student/athletes have qualified. GOOD LUCK WARRIORS!!!

Leah Secker

Madison Fleming

Kaylee Earls

Natalee Davenport

Tyler Strader

Ryan Ward

Austin Davis

Kerolos Ebrahim

Logan Moran


We're excited to announce that the following students have been selected for the All-Midstate Honor Bands:

Aidan Amphonephong, 10

Aiden Creighton, 9

Hailey Harrell, 10

Elgin Hii, 12

Lucas McAlister, 10

Aidan Pullum, 12

Sage Taylor, 12

The following Freshmen were selected for Freshman Honor Choir (Jan 20):

  • Katie Brown
  • Elexis Thepthongsay
  • Abigail Wilder

The following students were selected for Mid-State Honor Choir (Jan 28):

  • Tawni Phakousonh
  • Andrea Montaño
  • Colby Davis
  • Robin Houghton
  • Miles Brown
  • Mara Watson
  • Madison Couture

And finally, the following students were selected for the Tennessee All-State Honor (April 27-29--Opryland Hotel):

  • Colby Davis
  • Mara Watson
  • Andrea Montaño (alternate)

Choir Trip to Hawaii

Members of the Riverdale Choirs traveled to Hawaii in early December to honor the memory of the attack on Pearl Harbor 80 years ago (December 7, 1941). They performed at the USS Missouri and marched in the Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade. Students also presented medals and leis to veterans present during the ceremony.

More Choir News

The Riverdale Singers were recently presented with an Appreciation Plaque from Sgt. Herron with the Rutherford County Sheriff's Department for their participation in the 20th Anniversary recognition of the 9/11 attacks.

New Merch in Spear Gear! $35 each!

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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.

Student Spotlight-In Memory

Cameron Herman

"I had the pleasure of teaching Cameron for a year and a half, here at Riverdale. Every single day he would come to school with a smile on his face and it would light up our entire classroom! Our hearts are broken that he is no longer with us, but we are at peace knowing that he is jumping and singing for joy up in Heaven. Cameron will be forever in our hearts!"

On behalf of the entire RHS family, we extend our heartfelt sympathies to Cameron's family during this time.

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Staff Spotlight

Gayle McElroy

Ms. McElroy works at RHS as an EA in our Special Education department. She is amazing with all of her students, always has a smile on her face and a kind word to those she meets. We are so thankful that she is a Warrior!
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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.

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About Us

Principal-Tamera Blair

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

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