Monday, April 18, 2016

School Store News

Are you looking for official Riverton gear? Need some customization for your group or team? Try the new Riverton on-line store for all your Riverton clothing needs.

Simply select your sport, club, or graduation year, the logo design, and sizes needed. The on-line pay feature is convenient and the product ships directly to your address in a matter of days. Check us out by clicking on the “Riverton Gear” link on the Riverton High home web page, or by going to

It’s never too early to start thinking about graduation and a warm, cozy, official, Riverton blanket or Riverton Gear is the perfect gift.

The plush Riverton blankets are still available in the main office and at the School Store

Friday, April 15, 2016

There will be a meeting for those who will be in grades 9-12 next year and are planning to try out for the volleyball team. Both parents and athletes are invited to attend. The meeting will be held at 8pm in the RHS Media Center on Tuesday, April 26th. 

The meeting will be brief (30 minutes max). We will be going over the High School Clinic (spring and summer schedule), tryouts, and athletes will have the opportunity to purchase gear for the season. If you have any questions email Coach Struck at


Thank you for not parking in the maroon parking stalls in the north parking lot between 2:30 & 7:00 p.m. Monday – Friday and Saturday mornings. We would rather not tow your vehicle as it is expensive for you to retrieve it!  Park in a yellow stall and you will be safe! Thanks for your cooperation. Always assume there will be a range…

1st Quarter 2016-17 DRIVER EDUCATION students (& parents)

It is not too early to get your Learner Permit if you have not already done so. You need to obtain your permit from the Utah Driver License Division BEFORE the quarter begins ( You must score a minimum of 80% on the Utah Driver Handbook examination to apply for a Utah learner permit. Coach Galley has Utah Driver Handbooks available free of charge in his classroom and he also offers the test free of charge in Room 2626 before school (Mondays & Tuesdays) at 7:00 a.m. You may also go directly to the D.L. D. to take the test. If you do not plan on getting a learner permit,
you should not register for Dr. Ed. Thanks!

There will be 2 classes held this summer (June 13-16, 20-22 & July 11-14, 18-20).
Please visit the Driver’s Ed. website to see class and registration details. You can access it from the RHS webpage (click on Academics, then Driver’s Ed.) Note: Students who previously were unsuccessful in Dr. Ed. are allowed to register for this class.

Thursday, April 14, 2016


Effective immediately, we will begin refunding lunch money to any senior with money remaining in their account.  Seniors will be able to come to the office, at the north end of the cafeteria, and obtain any funds remaining in their account.  Once any money is refunded, seniors will only be allowed to buy lunch with cash.  We ask that no checks or online payments be made after a senior receives their refund.

If a senior has a sibling within the district, the money in their account at the end of the school year will be transferred to a sibling's account.  This does not include siblings who attend charter schools.  If you have any questions please feel free to call me.

Susie Markus
Riverton High Lunch Clerk

Congratulations to Choir, Orchestra and Indoor Percussion!

Recently our choir and orchestra went to Chicago for tour. They received the following awards:
                      Madrigals received a Gold rating and took 1st place
                      Cadence received a Silver rating and took 2nd place
                      A'cappella received a Gold rating and took 1st place
                      Erica Wilson received Outstanding Pianist/Accompanist
                      Sydney Higgins received Outstanding Violin Accompanist
                      Orchestra received a Gold rating and took 2nd place
                      AND...Choir and Orchestra combined received The Chicago 

Fantastic job Jason Weimer, Matt Ulmer, the Choir and Orchestra students! 

Also our Indoor Percussion competed for the first time ever at the State Competition and took 2nd place!  Congratulations to Max Meyer and the Percussion team!
Student of the Month - April
Student and teacher who nominated student
Kaylee Holmes - Lindsay Maxfield
Joshua Canfield - Curtis Hagen
Iliana Madsen - Jaymie Williams
Bailey Underwood - Katelyn Elliott
Kai Kanistanaux - Clifford Strieby
Elizabeth (Bailee) Shaffer - Susan Wrathall
Matthew Obray - Tamra Rossiter
Sean Anne Murry - Ron Ence
Bryanna Park - Russ Crump

Student of the Month

Student of the Month - March
(Student and teacher who nominated them)
Raelynn Slade - Barrett Willson
(Russell) Bryant Young - Scott Gunther
Devin Boyd - Taletha Judy
Colton Swapp - Janilee Taylor
Dominick Jimenez - Mike Johnson
Samantha Petersen - Patricia Marshall
Cassidy Bailie - Allison Porter
Julia Gates - Melissa Usher
Davian Leota - Stewart Hudnall
Hannah Kartchner - Katie Borgmeier
Peyton Smith - Jason Weimer
Dominic Deros - Steven Nyhus
Dacota Shell - Trudy Pecorelli
Kylee Christensen - Joseph Edman

Drama News

There are a few spots open for sophomores and juniors for Stage Crew in the 2016-2017 school year.  Please email Mr. Eaton at if you are interested.
Sign up for Theatre 1013 and receive college credit!  

MDT Presents

Congratulations to Drama Team!

We are proud that the RHS Drama Team took 3rd place in region, 2nd place in plays (congrats cast of The Pillowman), won Most Professional Production, 1st and 3rd in Classical Scenes (Dalton Adams, Gentrey Jeppsen and Emma Tolman took 1st and Hannah Warden and Mattie Carter took 3rd) as well as qualified 40 students for State.  Way to go RHS Drama.

Spring Dance Recital

Come and support our dance students at Riverton High School. The Spring Dance Recital will be held on May 19, 2016 at 7:00 pm in the auditorium. Our Dance Co, dance classes and Ballroom-2 classes will be performing!  

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Attendance – Winter Messages for Parents

Attendance is an important part of your child's education.  Click the link for important information and tips.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016


January and February have been really busy for RHS FCCLA.   FCCLA Region Conference was on February 4th.  Students have been working and preparing to compete in STAR Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition).  

The students represented RHS well and received the following recognition at Region:

GOLD:   Kyra Eccles, Ashley Lund, Serena Rausch, Amiee Scott,

SILVER: Braden Anderson, Katja Akiyama, Emma Angell, Alyssa Costanza, Emma Geersteen, Mason Francis, Harley Hamilton, Kaylee Holmes, Erin Jessen, Dallin McCarthur, Aspen Rodriguez, Cole Nebeker, Megan Sansom, Madison Sansom, Janika Sorenson, Victoria Steeneck, Colby Stone, Jordan Thorell, Morgan Thorpe,        Shelby Wickham, Anyah Zupanic

BRONZE:  Mandy Bringhurst, Ashlin Lee, Hannah Nay

February 8-12 was National FCCLA Week.  The RHS FCCLA officers planned activities for each day that included Plinko FCCLA Trivia, and “Lunch Art in the Commons”, RHS Chapter Lunch Bunch on Wednesday and TGI-FCCLA Friday (Thank Goodness It’s FCCLA Friday) Breakfast was Friday morning.

Students are now preparing for the FCCLA State Conference, which will be held on March 22nd, and 23rd at the Davis Convention Center.  Their STAR Events are very well done and we wish them the best of luck as they compete with students from all over the state.

Chapter activities will be on Thursday March 11th and April 14th.  Applications for RHS Chapter Officer will be available on April 1st from any FACS teacher.  The date in May for the closing social and induction of the new officers will be announced at a later date.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

44th Annual Utah All-State High School Art Show
Our students are participating in the All-State School Art Show held at the Springville Art Museum. We were allowed 21 entries and we got in 6 artworks with three awards. The show starts Saturday, February 6, 2016 and ends Friday, March 25, 2016. The Museum is opened from 10:00 am and 5:00pm Tuesday through Saturday. The Art Department will be taking a field trip on March 9th from 9:00-1:00. We encourage our art students to go and enjoy the show. Also parents and community feel free to take your families to see the amazing work produced state wide.
We may have had a small number get into the show…however we still feel it an honor to be represented.

Charcoal Drawing Entitled “Kendle” 32x40
          By Sidney (Nikki) Makar

1.      Kenzie Anderson- Tribal Tribute- clay
2.      Alli Lundell- l'elephant -clay
3.      Sidney Makar -Kendle -charcoal
4.      Alexis Merrill -Alt-j -photography
5.      Kourtney Sabey -Lacey -watercolor
6.      Tanner Wright -Nikki –pastel
Those who received an award are:
1.      Kenzie Anderson -Riverton High School -Tribal Tribute
2.      Kourtney Sabey Riverton High School Lacey
Representative Mia Love
1.      Sidney Makar Riverton High School Kendle

The District Art Show is right around the corner. Watch for details. It is held at the Southtowne Mall on the north side. 
February Students of the Month

Audrey Johnson
Kaylee Christiansen
Kierra Trickett
Brielle Jackson
Chandler Ellis
Sidney Makar
Alyssa Page
Morgan Hales
Matthew (Phillip) Hunick
Drama Department

Reflections Honors

The following students received awards at the Jordan/Region 6 Reflections Awards Night:

Honorable Mention: 

Photography: Lexi Sorensen

Award of Excellence: (These students will participate at the State Level)

Photography: David Fuell
Dance: Katherine Van Wagoner
Literature: Megan Sansom
Visual Arts: Sydney Makar


For the 2016-17 school year
FEBRUARY 22-25 in the choir room 1901
Sign up for a time slot to audition for one of our three top choirs:
A'cappella Concert Choir          
Cadence Women’s Choir          
Madrigals Chamber Choir
Sign ups for Riverton’s unique ‘Bell Choir’ are
 also happening during this time
            Encourage your student to audition!!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016


December was such a fun and exciting month for us. We have some fun things coming up these next few months so stay tuned!  Competitions are starting, so check with any FCCLA officer or FACS teacher to get help and ideas. These competitions look great on college applications and can count towards an enhanced diploma for the FACS department if you’re a senior.

In December we were very busy! We did a service activity and made stuffed monsters for The Festival of Trees. All proceeds were donated to Primary Children’s Hospital. Our members took a field trip to The Festival of Trees to check out all the trees and donations!  We also contributed to Silver Rush by selling Italian Sodas at lunch and they were a HIT!

FCCLA and SKILLS USA were in charge of this year's Boy’s Choice Dance, No Cash $mash! Thank you to all who helped with preparations and planning. We were so excited to see it all come together. The dance was Saturday, January 16 in the Big Gym.  The goal was to come dressed in whatever you want that doesn't cost a penny.   Prizes were awarded to the couples with the cheapest date ideas. It was a fun night for those who attended.

One of the greatest opportunities you have being an  FCCLA member are the competitions that are held.  STAR Events stand for Students Taking Action with Recognition.  In these events you compete as a team or individually in a specific category.  Groups of FCCLA students are working hard on their STAR Events in preparation for Region Convention - February 4th in Provo.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

SILVER PUPS PRESCHOOL is now taking names for the 2016-17 school year.  We are enrolling 3 1/2 - 4 year old children in our program.  The curriculum will focus on all areas of child development and your child will get lots of individual attention from the high school students. For more information please e-mail: