Welcome to the FAMILY at Riverside Elementary!
I just have to tell you kids and parents, I’ve missed you this summer. It’s too quiet around here. It’s just not the same without the excitement and sounds of motivated students filling the school. So, Welcome Back! HERE WE GO!
As we as a faculty and staff have contemplated the purpose and mission of Riverside we have realized that our school is here to provide three basic opportunities: To LEARN, To LEAD, and To LOVE. We hope that each of our students will develop the ability to learn for a lifetime, lead by example, and love each other.
It is with these three purposes in mind that we are excited to set out on a new path as we become a Leader in Me school. The Leader in Me is a student leadership program designed around the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Kids. These habits are:
Habit 1: Be Proactive – You're in Charge
Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind – Have a Plan!
Habit 3: Put First Things First – Work First, Then Play
Habit 4: Think Win-Win – Everyone can Win
Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood – Listen Before you Talk
Habit 6: Synergize – Together is Better
Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw – Balance feels Best
Much more will be shared with you about this motivational program in the first few months of school. At Riverside Elementary, our staff has made a commitment, we are committed to creating a school that knows no limits to the academic success of each student, and we have only one goal, that every student, without exception and without excuse, will be proficient in language arts, reading and mathematics.
I am looking forward to this coming year with so much enthusiasm and hope. I am looking forward to helping our students become leaders. I can’t wait to watch our Redhawks soar!
Believe! Achieve! Soar!
Principal Burke Staheli