Friday, November 6, 2015

Teacher Spotlights

Katie McBride

I was born and raised in South Jordan, Utah which is also where I currently reside. I graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in special education with a severe endorsement. I am currently in my 5th year of teaching. Previous to Riverton High School, I taught at Bacchus Elementary in Granite District for three years before moving to Kauri Sue Hamilton last year. I also love to coach and do so every chance I get. I currently coach a competitive softball team and have high school experience coaching basketball and softball. Some of my favorite hobbies include: bowling, playing softball, camping, fishing and spending time with my dog Manny. I also like long walks on the beach, skipping to work and jamming out to Bon Jovi in my classroom. 

Mary Poppins

Riverton Girls Basketball Tryout Dates

Varsity/J.V. Teams
 Monday November 9th, 2;35-5:00 pm Aux Gym
Tuesday, November 10th 2:35 - 4:00 pm Main Gym

Sophomore Team
Monday, November 9th 5:00 - 7:00 Aux Gym
Tuesday, November 10th, 4:00 - 6:00 pm Main Gym

Hey Silver Wolves!

Do you want to be part of a club with super fun activities and tons of fun people?  Then join FCCLA!  We are a Family and Consumer Science (FACS) based organization that gives members the opportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop skills for life.  Here is some information about our upcoming FCCLA activities and things that have been going on in FCCLA at Riverton High.

            In October our activity focused on the National Program Student Body. Student Body is all about teaching members the importance of a healthy lifestyle and how to achieve it. For our Chapter activity we created a number of mini stations with activities that promoted a healthy lifestyle. The activities included hopscotch, four square, and Just Dance. Following the activity we provided healthy snacks like chips and salsa, as well as fresh vegetables and a delicious dip.
We also went to Cornbelly's for a Region Activity. Cornbelly's was a fun and exciting opportunity for our members to meet and make new friends from schools within our region which include Bingham, Copper Hills, Grantsville, Herriman and other high schools.  

Every year, as a Chapter we participate in the Festival of Trees.  Last years instead of making and donating a tree we made stuffed felt and fabric monsters dolls for children. These monster dolls are adorable and teach members valuable skills that they can use to be future homes which is one of our goals in FCCLA. We will be holding two activities in November for members to work on and complete monsters and other projects to donate. Once completed, our chapter will take a fieldtrip to Festival of Trees. Be sure to listen to announcements and look for posters in the halls for more details.

Just a reminder to students that are interesting in joining FCCLA.  We are still currently accepting applications!  It’s not too late to join in the fun.  You can pick a form up from any of the FACS teacher. Make sure you pay the $20 fee in the main office and return the receipt application to Mrs. Giron in room #1520.

~Riverton High School FCCLA Officers 2015-2016

RHS Art Department

Upcoming activities for the ART DEPARTMENT
  •  Those students interested in attending the SLCC 2015 High School Workshop Day on November 13th need  to get the information from their teachers. Classes fill up fast. 
  •  Also ART STOCK is coming up on November 10th at Jordan High School. Art Stock is an incredibly fun experience. All schools from Jordan and Canyons meet for a day of food, prizes and creating art. 
  •  Portfolio day is coming up for art students who want to interview with colleges.  Portfolio Day will be on Saturday November 14th and High School Seniors can start making appointments now!   All the information you need is on their website: Students need to register with the Springville Art Museum for times.

News from the PTSA

Riverton PTSA has a new website. Go to for the latest news.
**PTSA Student Club meets the first Monday of each month in the South classroom inside the library at 2:35. The cost to join is $20 which includes PTSA membership dues and the cost of a t-shirt. Our Next meeting is November 2nd. Contact the PTSA Student Club Advisor Pamela VanWagoner 801-604-5531.

**During the month of November YOU have the awesome opportunity to nominate 3 outstanding Educators from Riverton High School for the prestigious 2016 Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching! Administrators, teachers, counselors, parents and students are invited to nominate outstanding teachers that have made a difference in the lives of their students and colleagues through their professional excellence, leadership, commitment to values, and devotion to teaching. PLEASE take a moment to email the PTSA at with the teacher's names and why you have nominated them.  This is a great opportunity to let your teachers and colleagues know how much they are appreciated.

If you have any questions please email:
Stacie Woolley
PTSA Awards

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Drama News!

Congratulations to the students that made the RHS Improv Team (Alexa Ballard, Captain).  We will be preparing for a fun Improv Show (with the Off-Broadway Theatre troupe) in December for Silver Rush.  Come see these funny people.

Drama Club shirts are available to ALL RHS students for $10.  Pay in the Main Office under Drama Club.

Please pay off all class fees by the end of Oct.

All New York City trip deposits ($350) MUST be turned in to Mr. Eaton BEFORE/BY OCT. 30th, 2015.  See him for more details (parents are invited on this trip as well).


Congratulations to the following students who will competing at the Utah High School Shakespeare Competition in Cedar City UT October 1-3.

Monologue Competitors
Whitney Gillman
Garrett Gunnell
Hannah Warden

Scene Competition
Gentrey Jeppsen & Heather Winkler
Logan Johnson & Kaylie Walker

Tech Olympics
JD Abel- Stage Management
Mason Francis- Construction
Craice Healy- Hair and Makeup
Daryll McKane- Lighting
Bailey Montgomery- Sound
Hanna Snow- Costumes
Kaylie Walker- Rigging
Hannah Warden- Props

Dance Duo- Hamlet
Monique Welker
Joe Field

Dance Ensemble- Romeo & Juliet
Kacie Carlsen
Kylee Christensen
Raven Ekins
Abbi Forbes
Morgan Hales
Taylor Hall
Gabi Hindoian
Allyson Hoggard
Brynnli Kitchen
Katelyn Loosli
Kayla Maxwell
Caitlyn McCabe
Samantha Simonich
Savannah Sommer
Jaime Tandiman
Maylee Warr
Kylee Wilstead
Breanna Young

Acting Ensemble- Coriolanus
Dalton Adams
Emma Barlow
Brenna Barnson
Dani Brady
Dee Bucio
Olivia Casper
Nicholas Chevalier
Blake Christensen
Kaylee Garn
Daxton Gates
Whitney Gillman
Garrett Gunnell
Ben Hamilton
Ash Hansen
Gracie Healy
Dakota Huber
Gentrey Jeppsen
Logan Johnson
Brooklyn Paxman
Kyle Peterson
Serena Rausch
Kaylie Walker
Hannah Warden
Monique Welker
Heather Winkler

Mary Poppins

The Riverton High School Drama Dept. is already off and running with 3 major auditions behind us.  

The RHS Performing Arts Dept. is proud to present, Disney's Mary Poppins Nov. 19, 20, 21 and 23rd at 7:00pm.  There will be a special Saturday, Nov. 21st matinee at 2:00 p.m. (with a special Spoonful of Sugar Tea Party with Bert and Mary preceding that matinee).  Tickets will go on sale in the Main Office Oct. 12th.  RHS students have a special Student Appreciation night on Thursday, Nov. 19th where they will get a $1.00 off their ticket with their RHS ID.  Get tickets for the whole family before they fly away...

If you have a business you would like to advertise in our program (or help be a sponsor for our Tea Party), for Mary Poppins, please contact Mr. Clin Eaton at to find out advertising rates.  We have a variety available and would like to help feature your business!!

Student Spotlights



     Grace Driggs is a senior at Riverton High School who maintains a 4.0 grade point average. She is the oldest of six children and loves spending time with her family.  She has taken mostly college level classes here at Riverton High. She is enrolled in three Advanced Placement courses this year and has taken and passed five AP classes with high scores in the past.  Grace is the current secretary of the National Honor Society and has earned her academic letter.  She has many talents among them being really good at math. She has used that talent to create a fairly lucrative job of tutoring kids after school.  She loves all sports although she is not involved in any particular sports team. She loves to run and play tennis.
     Grace is very outgoing and friendly.  She was voted 1st attendant at Homecoming this year.  She loves helping people and tries to give service whenever she can.  She is a peer tutor in the special education department.  A perfect day for Grace would be watching the movie “Megamind” and eating corn. She can beat almost anyone on the “name that line in a movie game", especially Disney.  She has plans on serving and LDS mission and attending college to pursue a master’s degree in math or science.             


Howard Scott Jacobson III is his full name but everybody calls him Trace.  Trace is a senior at Riverton High School who maintains a 4.0 grade point average. He scored 33 out of 36 on his ACT.  Trace likes to challenge himself in school. A majority of his classes are honors or college level classes. He has received two academic letter awards. Trace has been very involved in sports at Riverton High. He has lettered in track and basketball and has played on the golf and baseball teams for two years.  He is planning on continuing to play basketball for Riverton in his senior year. In addition to all his participation in sports, he is a member of Health Occupations Club and the National Honor Society.  He has received his   Eagle Scout award and has volunteered for the Make A Wish foundation. He plans on serving an LDS mission and attending the University of Utah to major in Biology and eventually become an Orthopedic Surgeon.  His goal is to have a great family and a wonderful career.

Driver Ed Information


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…

2nd Quarter DRIVER EDUCATION students (& parents)

It is time for you 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, please see your counselor to transfer out of 2nd quarter Dr. Ed. Thanks!


Our popular Dr. Ed. Parent Nights are scheduled in the auditorium each quarter for the parent(s) of current Dr. Ed. students. We encourage you to plan ahead and save the date. Please note that the general public and family members or friends are invited to join us at this powerful presentation. The Zero Fatalities Parent Night is informative and life changing.

2nd  Quarter – Monday, November 30th
3rd & 4th Quarter – Monday, March 7th 


Juniors, the PSAT will be given the morning of October 14, 2015.  There is limited space so it will be first come first serve. The cost is $17.00.  Remember this is the only way to receive National Merit Scholarship money plus it is excellent practice for the ACT that you will be taking in the Spring.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

School Store News

Looking for that perfect graduation gift? Here are some great ideas! Get your graduate the gift that will remind them of their high school pride for years. Available in the Main Office or at the School Store.  We have plush, super soft blankets that measures 60” X 80”. You can’t go wrong with choosing this as the perfect gift for your graduate.

We also have sweatshirts- $30-$45.  Choose from:  Cotton ($30), High Performance Fleece ($35), High Performance Half Zip Fleece ($45)

Friday, May 8, 2015

Students that earned Enhanced Diploma Awards in all 5 areas!

Earning an Enhanced Diploma is an achievement for which any student can be proud.  Enhanced diplomas are earned in five different areas: Academic, Service, Departmental, Activity, and Attendance. Each area requires consistent effort and dedication for a period of three years.  The following students have earned Enhanced Diploma awards in not just one area but all five areas.

Jack Markham  (spotlighted in the February Howler) possibly playing professional baseball and getting a degree to become a Psychologist.

Jeff Arens maintains a 3.8 GPA and has been on the honor roll every quarter in high school.  He earned the Academic Enhancement diploma by successfully completing numerous rigorous courses in core subject areas such as AP Calculus and AP Language and Composition.  Evidence of effective time management for Jeff is his ability to juggle academic work with extracurricular activities.  Jeff is a two sport athlete.  He has been on the basketball and baseball teams at Riverton High and has lettered in these sports.  He enjoys playing guitar and piano and serving others.  His future plans include going on a mission for the LDS church, attending Utah Valley University on a baseball scholarship,

Sierra Spencer is a 4.0 GPA student.  She has completed fourteen honors and advanced placement classes here at Riverton High.  She has received a scholarship to BYU and is exploring careers in math or science. Sierra has been involved in the Interact Club, Red Cross Club, National Honor Society, MESA Club, Spanish Club, and the Science Olympiad. She is the vice-president of the Science Olympiad.  She won first place in the state MESA competition where she earned a gold medal.  She has been involved in service through herchurch and community by serving in the Soup Kitchen and Make-a-Wish Foundation.  Her hobbies include playing the piano, reading, water and snow skiing.

Caitlin Stock has been involved in many activities at Riverton High and has been highly successful both academically and socially.  She maintains a 3.9 GPA while being enrolled in mostly honors and advanced placement courses.  She has been on the honor roll every quarter of high school, has received an academic letter and was named the ELKS Foundation most valuable student.  She is a member of National Honor Society, and several other clubs: Symphonic Orchestra, Bell Choir, Red Cross Club, and FCCLA.  She has served as a chapter and state officer for the FCCLA.   She plays piano and harp and says “she loves to go on adventures with her friends.”  She has served church and community in many ways. She is part of the No Kid Hungry hunger relief program and Lead 2 Feed disaster relief program. She has been award a full-tuition Leadership Scholarship to Salt Lake Community College where she will finish her general education requirements then she will transfer to the University of Utah to major in Political Science.  Her goal is to be a Foreign Service Officer.  She loves to travel and plans on participating in a study-abroad program in Israel.


It has been a great year for FCCLA.  The closing social and new officer Induction will be May 14th 2:45 in the Media Center.  All members are invited.  Year in Review slide show will be shown.   STAR Event participants, Power of One,  Dedicated Members and Member of the Year will be recognized.  
New Officers for 2015-16 will be installed.
     President - Anyah Zupancic
     VP of Programs - Harley Hamilton  
     VP of Membership - Katja Akiyama & Megan Sansom
     VP of Public Relations - Madison Sansom,  Mason Francis & 
          Victoria Steenbeck
     VP of STAR Events - Emma Angell & Katelyn Wallace
     VP of Community Service - Janika Sorenson 
     Senior Representative - Sonia Afridi
     Junior Representative - Ashlin Lee 
     Sophomore Representative - Jordan Thorell

And a  SPECIAL THANKS for this year's officers: 
Lakyn Butterfield, Caitlin Stock, Whitney Nordhoff, Thekla Hughes, Janika Sorenson, Madi Burgess, Sierra Francis, Megan Whitefield, Annalisa Lewis, EmmaAngell and Mikayla Christensen.  
They made this year awesome for FCCLA!

Auto Skills Contest

Congratulations to Wade M. Tate and Cason Q. Hales who won the Utah Ford/AAA Auto Skills Contest.  These two students, along with their instructor Jay Hales will travel to Dearborn, Michigan for the national contest in June. They will represent Utah and compete against teams from all 50 states.  Way to go!

Girls Basketball Camp

Annual Riverton High Girls
        Basketball Camp
      Date: June 8 -11, 2015
      Time: 8:00 am -11:00 am
      Cost: $50
      Grade: 7-12
      Instructors: Coach Ence and Staff
              Payable to: Riverton High 1st day of camp

Spring Dance Showcase

Riverton High School Spring Dance Showcase will be held on May 14 @ 7:00 pm in the RHS Auditorium. Performing groups will be:
  • Dance Company
  • Adv. Dance
  • Interm Dance
  • Ballroom-2

Jordan School District MESA Award Recipients

The following students were honored at the MESA (Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement) Awards Banquet held on April 29, 2015.  Congratulations to these 3 students!

Sierra Spencer - Outstanding Math
Sierra is highly motivated, mature, independent, has enthusiasm and possesses leadership skills.  She is a 4.0 student and has taken a very rigorous schedule including several AP, and Honors classes.  She is ranked #1 of 648 students.

Sierra is interested in careers in math or science.  She plans to complete a Bachelors degree and possibly a Master's degree.

She likes to play the piano, read and water & snow ski.

She enjoys participating with Science Olympiad, MESA, NHS, Red Cross, and Interact.  She is a math scholar and has earned medals in Science Olympiad.

Sierra will be successful because of her zest for life.

Rebecka Olivares - Outstanding Science
Driven is the best word to describe Rebecka.  She is driven toward becoming a Biochemical Engineer and is working toward that goal.  

Education to Rebecka is more than just grades.  She has completed a rigorous schedule while attending RHS, consisting of 9 honors classes, 5 AP classes and 4 concurrent college classes.  She is currently enrolled in the biotech program at the JATC.

Rebecka loves to play soccer and has been a member of the RHS Girls Soccer team.  She also loves to serve and has spent several hours donating her time at Christmas, going to the food bank and was involved in the school's annual charity drive.  Rebecka was granted a MESA Scholarship but was unable to accept because she will be attending school in Colorado. 

Keegan Pitchford - Overall Oustanding

Keegan is very mature for his age and has a lot of inner strength and determination.  He also possesses great people skills.  Keegan is a very kind and caring person.  

Keegan is a 4.0 student and has taken a very rigorous schedule including several AP, Honors and Concurrent college level classes.  He is ranked 1 out of 648 students and scored a 33 on the ACT.

Keegan would like to become a Nero-Scientist, focusing on research and cures for neurological diseases, specifically Alzheimer's disease.  His goal is to obtain a masters degree in Nero Science.

Keegan is the president of Science Olympiad, and is a member of MESA.  He also is part of the NHS and has served as a Senior Patrol Leader with the Boy Scouts.  He has placed in several state level competitions for MESA and in Technology.

Keegan has been involved with many community and scouting activities.  He is also participating in an internship with InnovaBio.  I fully expect Keegan to find the cure for Alzheimer's!

Student of the Month

March - Students of the Month  - (Student  - Teacher who Nominated)
Macadey Burgess (Hall)
Christine Clawson (Briggs)
Callie Privett (Foringer)
Jonathan Cruise (Marble)
Chloe Generaux (Rogers)
Braden Nielsen (Maxfield)
Makenna Casady (Corefield)
Colton Graham (Terry)

FFA Winners!

FFA State Contests took place during the end of April.  Students did exceptionally well at them!! Here are the results of their efforts:

Ag Issues: 1st place and a gold ranking.  This team will be representing Utah at the National FFA Convention in Louisville Kentucky. Team includes: Justin Mckenzie, Danika Nageli, Jossie Workman, Adriana Thacker, Kayla Turner and Brooke Hardy.

Ag Communications: 3rd place and Gold ranking.
Team includes Shaylyn Knappenberger, Kaitlyn Knappenberger and Kim McClellan.

Horse Judging Team: Gold ranking
Team includes: Kailey Black, Adriana Thacker, Amy Turcotte and Katie Strickland.

Livestock Judging: Silver ranking
Team is: Ashton Oborn, Layne Zaharias, Ethan Lemmon, and Austin Turpin.

Poultry Judging: Silver ranking
Team includes: Shaylee Lear, Logan Little, Kailey Black and Ashton Oborn.

Dairy Judging: Bronze ranking
Team includes: Koltin Roberts, Garrett Carter, Dustin Peck and Brigham Moore.

Floriculture Team: Bronze ranking
Team includes: Kayla Turner, Shaylee Lear and Brenna Vincent.

Vet Science Team: Silver ranking
Team includes: Katie Strickland, Kim McClellan, Shaylyn Knappenberg.

Congratulations to these students!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

     We want to congratulate Kasey Tolley for his entry into the 2015 Junior Duck Stamp Contest. We will find out his placement in the competition on May 9th at the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge in Brigham City. Well done Kasey!!!  He spent many, many hours on his painting so be sure to give him a "good job" comment when you see him.
    Also on April 17th the District Art Show goes up at South Towne Mall. Be sure to check out the talented students in our Art Department. It will be up for 2 weeks. 
     Riverton High had 6 art entries make it into the Springville Art Museum. We doubled our entries from last year. It may not seem huge, however it is. It is a juried show and only a few select make it into the museum. Our students' who were juried in were: Annalena Schmider, both her submissions made it into the show! Her pieces were a small prisma (colored pencil) of a leaf and a beautiful charcoal self portrait.  Karlie Curtis had an oil painting of herself, Rebecca Pederson had an oil painting of her friend, and our SBO Kirsten Spencer had a prisma drawing of a wooden maniquine sitting by a fireplace, and Kimberly Dang had a photograph. Watch for them at the District show.

Watch for the annual Riverton Art Show sometime in the middle of May. If you want to submit for this show please see your art teacher. all entries are welcomed. 
     And last but not least our 3rd Annual "CHALK THE WALK" will coming near the end of may. Watch for the flyers.

Graduation Party!

Date: June 4, 2015 

Time: 11:00 pm - 3:00 am

Location: Boondocks, Draper, Utah

Ticket sales: May 26 and 27 (during both lunches) , and also June 3 (at graduation practice)

Cost: $25 if you purchase tickets at the school/ $30 if you purchase at the door at Boondocks

The PTSA is seeking your support for this event. We will be charging the students a fee to attend the party but are trying to keep the fee as low as possible. We are asking for donations of cash to "sponsor" students who cannot afford to attend the party but want to go. We are also asking for donations of goods and services to be given out as door prizes. Please help us achieve our goal to provide a safe, fun, and drug free evening as they celebrate their graduation. If you are willing to donate please contact me; Cheryl Anderson 801-243-5099/

The Riverton High School Region Drama Team tied for 1st Place Sweepstakes with Lone Peak on March 19th.  Congratulations to the over 40 students that qualified for State as well as the play (Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind) which took 3rd place in plays.  Congrats to L'Ren Beck and Gabi Geddes for taking 2nd place in Classical Scenes and Emily White, Logan Johnson and Whitney Gillman for taking 3rd place in Musical Theatre.  Special play acting awards were also presented to the cast of Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind for Ensemble Acting and McKenna Adams and Garrett Gunnell for comedic duo.  Riverton's play will perform for judges at Riverton High School onFriday, April 10th at 3:00pm.  All individual events will compete at state on Saturday, April 11th at Bingham High School.


The RHS MDT Class is pleased to present the spring musical Children of Eden by Stephen Schwartz (the creator of Wicked).  Based on the first 5 books of Genesis, Children of Eden takes the timeless stories of Adam, Eve, Cain, Abel, Noah and his family in a musical form.  Featuring all of the MDT students (and some special guests as animals on the ark), seating will be limited to 100 people per show so get tickets soon.  

Drama students, update your Thespian sheets by May 1st (especially new members).  Officer applications are also due by May 1st so apply to be a Riverton High School Thespian Officer.

Stage Crew needs Juniors and Sophomores!!  See Mr. Eaton for more details.

Start saving now for our 2016 NYC Trip.  See Mr. Eaton for more details.

From the PTSA

We would like to thank the community of Riverton and the schools, senior citizens, local
daycare centers and church organizations for their overwhelming support of this
project.  With your help we gathered 12,897 valentines and they were shipped to military
men and women serving in the United States and abroad.  We also delivered about 2,000
valentines to the Salt Lake Veterans Hospital.
Thanks for showing our military that Utah Cares!
Nicole McDonald and Kaitlyn Knappenberger
Earning for Learning Day (formerly PTA Day) will be Thursday April 23rd, 2015
Please mark your calendars and bring your shopping list to any Harmon’s store.
On that day Harmon’s will donate 5% of net sales to be divided among participating
schools.  Last year Harmon’s donated over $54,000 to Utah schools and hope to
increase it by 5% this year.  Please spread the word to family members, neighbors,
co-workers and neighbors.  Riverton High will be at the South Jordan store at the District
between 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm and PTSA student group members will be hosting a tattoo table
and SBO”S will be hosting a face painting table. Funds that are donated to Riverton High
will be used to continue programs and projects that benefit the student body. 
On behalf of the entire RHS PTSA board we would like to thank you for your support this school year.
Thank You,
Sheila McDonald
RHS PTSA President

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Sr. Parent Letter

April 1, 2015
Dear Graduating Senior and Parents/Guardians:
As we approach the time of graduation, the faculty and administration of Riverton High School congratulate those seniors who have achieved success in academics, athletics, and activities while in high school. This letter is to inform you of the upcoming events during the last few weeks of school. Please read and review the following items carefully as we would ask all graduating seniors to cooperate. Additionally, we ask for your help and support to allow the school year to end as smoothly as possible.
Senior Dinner Dance will be held on Saturday, May 23 at 6:00 pm at The Show Barn at Thanksgiving Point. This is a non-date dance. Tickets are $40.00, and may be purchased in the main office beginning Monday, May 11.  The last day to purchase tickets is Wednesday, May 20.  Dinner will be served promptly at 6:00 pm; attire is best-dress.  Students should plan to be on time.
Caps and Gowns will be distributed on Wednesday, May 13 during lunches. Seniors must be passing all classes without any NG’s and have paid all fines in order to receive their caps and gowns.
Sr. Assembly will be on Wednesday, May 20 at 9:15 am in the auditorium. This will be a tribute assembly to the RHS class of 2015 consisting of student performances and a video of the past year’s events.
Sr. Panoramic Picture will be taken at 9:15 am on Thursday, May 21 at Riverton High School.
Senior Award/Enhanced Diploma Open House will be held at the high school media center on Thursday, May 28 at 6:00 pm. Parents are invited to attend.
Silverwolf Medallion Awards Dinner will be held in the tech atrium on Thursday, May 28 at 4:00 pm. This dinner is for the student recipients only.
Graduation Rehearsal will be held at 9:00 am on Wednesday, June 3 in the main gym. All graduating seniors who intend to participate in the graduation ceremony must attend graduation rehearsal. The Senior BBQ will be held immediately after rehearsal.
Senior Graduation Party sponsored by the PTSA will be held on June 4.  It will start at 11:00 pm – 3 am at the Boondocks Funcenter.  Tickets will be $25.00 presold at school or $30.00 at the door. Tickets will be pre-sold during lunches May 26-27 and at graduation practice June 3 at 9:00 am.  Come celebrate with your senior class.  The release form is included and must be signed in order to purchase a ticket. Return form to PTSA when ticket is purchased.  If there are any questions contact Cheryl Anderson  You will need ID at the door to be admitted to the party.
The year’s events will culminate with the graduation ceremony on Thursday, June 4 at 3:00 pm. The event will be held in the UCCU Center at Utah Valley University in Provo. In order to facilitate preparations for the ceremony, graduates are asked to arrive by 2:00 pm.
Parents, we ask you to help us in making graduation a solemn celebration. We are requesting that students be in best dress underneath their graduation robes. Graduating young men are to wear dress shirt and tie, dress slacks, and dress shoes. Levis (denim), shorts, tennis shoes, flip-flops, and sandals are not appropriate. Graduating young ladies are to wear dress shoes and dresses or skirts of length no longer than the graduating gown. Extremely high heels, flip-flops, and casual sandals are not appropriate.
Additionally, the administration asks for your assistance with the demeanor and dress during graduation. The Jordan District policy regarding dress at graduation is as follows:
In order to maintain dignity and decorum at high school commencements, students participating in commencement exercises are subject to the dress and grooming standards of the Jordan School District Dress Code and wear the prescribed cap and gown during the ceremony* without additional ornamentation or decoration. Personal items such as clothing, accessories, or jewelry that draw undue attention or detract from the dignity and decorum of the occasion shall not be allowed. Mantles, cords, insignias, or medals signifying achievement, honor or recognition are restricted to awards issued and approved for display at graduation by the local high school.
* “During the ceremony” refers to the entire duration of the commencement program, from opening processional to completion of the recessional.
Individual photographs will be professionally taken as students receive their diploma. The purchase of this service is optional and further details will be announced at graduation rehearsals. Only ceremony participants will be allowed within the ceremony area. Family members and friends will be asked to stay in the seating areas. If you would like to take individual pictures, please do so before or after the ceremony. Parents are encouraged to leave young children at home.
Unfortunately, we sometimes have disciplinary issues at the end of the school year. Please be aware that certain violations of district or school policy could prohibit your child from being able to participate in end of the year activities including the graduation ceremony. Seniors who fail classes during 4th quarter due to lack of effort or attendance may not be allowed to participate in the graduation ceremony.
We appreciate the efforts of faculty, administration, staff, and parents to make the end of the year and the graduation ceremony very special for graduating seniors. If you have any questions, please call Mr. Curtis Hagen, Assistant Principal, or Mr. Jerry Payne, Counseling Department Chairperson. Congratulations to the seniors and the parents of the graduating class of 2015.
Thank You,                                                                                     

Carolyn Gough