Friday, February 27, 2015

Teacher Spotlight

Hi, my name is Buffy Blunck.  I am in my 17th year of teaching.  Prior to coming here to RHS, I taught biology, health science, anatomy and was an advisor for student government and HOSA at Jordan High and Brighton High.  Currently, I am the Work-Based Learning Specialist and Internship Coordinator here at Riverton High School.  I love my new job and am happy to wear my favorite color, purple, even more often.
I am thrilled to be working here in the community where I live.  I am married with two children, Izzy and Zeb.  Zeb is now an official Silver Pup here at RHS and Izzy is at Southland Elementary.

I am obsessed with sharks, Shark Week, the ocean, swimming anywhere I can, scuba diving and playing outside in the sun with my kids.  I am a very social, outgoing person and love getting to know people.  Traveling has always been my passion.  I have backpacked throughout Europe, studied abroad at Cambridge University and I was able to pet a Galapagos shark while cage diving in Hawaii.  My ultimate goal is to go to Australia and cage dive with great white sharks.  It’s no wonder that sushi is my favorite food.

Thursday, February 26, 2015


Instruction provided by the RHS Tennis Coaches & members of the RHS Tennis team. Camp participants will learn basic tennis moves and strategy and will play matches against their same age peers. Bring a racket if you have one.

Make checks payable to Riverton High School
Mail or bring registration form to:

Riverton High School Main office
12476 S 2700 W
Riverton Utah 84065
Hours 7:00am-3:00pm
For more information please call (801)256-5858 Karl McKenzie
We will have water and snacks during camp

WED April 15TH Grades 7-9 4:30-6:30PM Grades K-6 5:00-6:30
THURS April 16TH Grades 7-9 4:30-6:30PM Grades K-6 5:00-6:30
FRI April 17TH Everyone 3:30-6:30PM Hot Dogs and Tournament
(Same day registration 4:00pm Wed April 15th @ the courts)

NAME:______________________________ Referred by:________________
GRADE___DAY PHONE_________________EVE PHONE__________________

Release Form
In consideration of the benefits to be derived from participating in the RHS Tennis Program,
I__________________________, parent/guardian of__________________________, do hereby
release and forever discharge Riverton High School or any individuals affiliated with the aforementioned who may help with the Tennis program, from any and all actions, courses of action, claims and demands for, upon, or by reason of any damage, loss or personal injury which may be sustained by him/her during the course of or as a result of participating in the Tennis program. The above named child also has my permission to participate in all activities at Tennis camp and at all performances that may be offered. It is understood that this release is to be binding on myself, my assigns, my personal representatives, and heirs.

Student Spotlight

Jack Markman has a love of learning and demonstrates an excellent work ethic.  This is evidenced by the rigorous courses he is taking at Riverton High.  He is in several advanced placement courses. He has been on the honor roll all through high school maintaining a 3.9 grade point average.  He is involved in numerous activities and clubs.  Jack is a member of National Honor Society, Red Cross Club, MESA, the Interact Club, and the Ping Pong Club.  He has been a medalist in the Science Olympiad.  Jack is a member of the LDS seminary council and has earned his Eagle Scout award.    He loves public speaking, he loves to write and draw, he plays piano and harmonica and he has learned to juggle.  Jack is planning on getting a bachelor’s degree in a science or math field.  

Arena Scheduling for 2015-16 - Important Dates

March 10 & 11                   Tuesday & Wednesday – 6:00pm to 8:00 pm. Incoming Sophomore Orientation held in the Riverton High School auditorium.  Students/Parents only need to attend one of these meetings.
April 7-10                             Tuesday – Friday – During the second week of April passwords will be sent home in the mail.  If you do not receive your password in the mail please contact the school.
April 13 & 14                       Tuesday and Wednesday – Counselor presentations to current 10th and 11th grade students during history classes regarding graduation requirements and class scheduling.
April 14                                 Tuesday – 6:00 pm – Parent online registration orientation night in RHS Tech Atrium.
April 20                                 Monday – 8:41-9:16 am – OHMS 9th grade Arena Scheduling online tutorial assembly.
April 22                                 Wednesday – 9:43 am – South Hills Middle School 9th grade Arena Scheduling online tutorial assembly.
April 23 & 24                       Thursday and Friday – Current 11th grade online registration begins.  Window opens April 23rd at 3:00 pm.  Registration assistance is available in the Media Center on April 23rd only – from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.  The window will close April 24th at 11:59 pm.
April 27 & 28                       Monday and Tuesday – Current 10th grade online registration begins.  Window opens April 27th at 3:00 pm.  Registration assistance is available in the Media Center on April 27th only – from 3:00 to 4:30 pm.  The window will close April 28th at 11:59 pm.
April 29 & 30                       Wednesday and Thursday – Current 9th grade online registration begins.  Window opens on April 29th at 4:00 pm.  Registration assistance is available in the Media Center on April 29th only – from 4:00 to 5:30 pm.  The window will close April 30th at 11:59 pm.
May 1 – 10                          Friday – Sunday – Online registration window is WIDE OPEN for all students.  The window opens May 1st at 1:00 am and closes May 10th at 11:59 pm

If you would like to make changes to your schedule over the summer the Arena Scheduling Window will be WIDE OPEN for all students June 8-14 and August 10-16. 

Graduation Deadlines for Make-Up Work - 2014-2015

  1. RHS Packets must be purchased by April 24 and all assignments and exams must be completed by May 11.
  2. BYU Coursework - They can work on that up to graduation (June 4) - however, BYU cannot guarantee grades in time for graduation for any coursework turned in after May 14 (for guarantee must complete coursework and test by May 14 - 3 weeks prior to graduation).  If doing a BYU test by "Speedback" or mailing a test to BYU, it must be in their hands by May 14. 
  3. EHS Coursework - Coursework must be finished by April 15 and the proctored final by May 1 to allow time to submit grades for graduation.  Students can continue to work after these deadlines; however, EHS cannot guarantee grades after the deadlines in time for graduation (June 4).
  4. Northridge Learning Center - All assignments and exams must be completed in time for the final grade to be on the Riverton High School transcript by May 7 - 4 weeks from graduation on June 4.  We cannot guarantee graduation if not finished by May 7. (Transcripts are NOT sent electronically and require processing and mailing time). 

Students of the Month - January

Student - Teacher that Nominated Student
McKenna Adams - Barrett Willson
Jane Allen - Scott Gunther
Isabella Marchesani - Taletha Judy
Spencer Lillian - Patricia Marshall
Camille Crapo - Robert Morris
Lane Gneiting - Lisa Craig
Tessa Rasmussen - Melissa Usher
Grant Anderson - Stewart Hudnall
Sam Portlock - Jim Marsh

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Teacher Spotlight

Max Meyer

Max Meyer is a native of Cleveland, Ohio but grew up in Erie, Pennsylvania.  His teaching experience includes Percussion Director of American Fork High School, Performing Arts Educator at Pioneer High School for the Performing Arts, Director of Fusion Percussion Ensemble, and Front Ensemble Coordinator for Erie All City Marching Band, McDowell Marching Band, Northeast Marching Band, Fairview Marching Band, and Weber State Indoor Percussion.

From 2008-2010, Max was actively involved in Drum Corps Associates (DCA) with The Empire Statesmen and White Sabers, both based out of Rochester, New York.  Throughout the fall and spring concert seasons, he participated in mentoring middle school and high school students in the Erie Junior Philharmonic.  Max has also arranged music for Fairview High School, McDowell High School, and E.P.I.C. Indoor Percussion Ensemble and here at Riverton High School.

Max is a member of the Hilltop Gospel Choir and Utah Wind Symphony.  He graduated Cum Laude from Edinboro University with his Bachelor Degree in Music Education



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 or ticket your vehicles!!!  Park in a yellow stall and you will be safe! Thanks for your cooperation.

3rd & 4th Quarter DRIVER EDUCATION students (& parents)

It is time for you to get your Learner Permit if you have not already done so. It is to your advantage to get 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 (Mon-Thur) 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 3rd or 4th 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 look ahead and save the date for when you will need to attend. Please note that the general public and any other family members or friends are also invited to join us at this powerful presentation. The Zero Fatalities Parent Night is informative and life changing.

R.H.S. Auditorium from 7:00-8:15 p.m.

3rd Quarter  Monday, February 9th  
4th Quarter  Monday, April 13th

Back in ’82…or ’72…or even ’92…

Times sure have changed. Kids who once were begging to get their driver’s licenses are becoming more difficult to find. Now that teens can survive anywhere with a little food, water, and their phone, transportation and face to face human interaction just isn’t that important anymore. So, why drive? It’s dangerous and expensive and they have apps to download and games to play! R.H.S. currently has several hundred students who have passed the classroom phase but have not completed the driving phases (range and/or road, including the road test). Please do not make the mistake that many are making: thinking that they can just go to the D.L.D. and ask for a license without completing the state-mandated requirements. If your son or daughter has dragged his or her feet and would now like to join the millions of other Americans who have a driver license, please send them to Coach Galley in Room 2626. Regardless of the reason(s) or excuse(s) for not completing, he can help the “licenseless”.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015


Our cheerleaders took 1st place at their state competition on Saturday! Congratulations to the team for a great performance. They would love your support at their USA Championship Competition to be held here at Riverton High School on Saturday, February 21st.


January 30th, 18 DECA students participated in Region Competition and five students placed 3rd in their various categories: Jake Wilcox in Business Finance, Taylor Putnam and Rachel Bartsch in Marketing Communications, Zach Kelly and Cole Thorpe in Sports and Entertainment Marketing. Congratulations students!

Monday, February 2, 2015


Congratulations to our drill team who took 3rd place at Region.  They will be competing on Friday, February 6th at UVU.  We will be having a spirit bus available for 50 students.  The tickets will be $4.00 for students and Senior Citizens, $8.00 for adults and free for children 5 and younger.  The cost to ride the bus will be $4.00.  You can sign up for the bus at the main office as well as buy your tickets.  Good luck Silverline!

Concurrent Enrollment

 Information for 2015-2016

What is it? College courses available for high school juniors and seniors at their local high school. They will receive high school credit AND college credit at the same time.
Courses available at RHS:

MATH/ENGLISH/SCIENCE   (requires testing scores) 
BIOL 1010/1015 -Intro to Biology                             
ENGL 1010- Intro to Writing (seniors only)               
HUMA 1010- Humanities (seniors only)                               
MATH 1030- Quantitative Reasoning  
MATH 1050 -College Algebra
MATH 1040 -Statistics 
MATH 1060 -Trigonometry    

 - Want to enroll in a Math, English or Science CE course next year?  Fill out the following online form ASAP :

ART 1010 Exploring Art                                         
ART 1020  Intro to Drawing                                     
AUTO 1010 Maintenance & Light Repair                    
AUTO 1150 Electrical & Electronics                          
THEA 1013 Intro to Theatre- theory only (Weber)
NUTR 1020 Foundations of Nutrition (Weber)
INTD 1010 Interior Design (Interior Design II)
MKTG 1030 Intro to Marketing
FHS 2400 Marriage and Family (0.5 Fin Lit Credit & .05 CTE)

For more information on How to ApplyCost,Testing requirements & other time Sensitive Information: 

Concurrent Enrollment: English, Math & Science

Concurrent Enrollment : English, Math & Science Requests for 2015-2016

Any student wishing to take a Concurrent Enrollment course in English, Math or Science for next year MUST do the following:

1.        Complete online survey  NOW – March 20 to identify classes you wish to enroll in. (you can do it from home or in Career Center)
2.      Complete online SLCC application & pay application fee by March 20, 2015. (Instructions in Career Center & at
3.      MATH, ENGLISH or BIOLOGY students MUST also submit qualifying ACT scores OR sign up for Accuplacer testing by MARCH 20, 2015. Testing will be available at RHS March 30-April 10, 2015  (Juniors taking ACT for first time in March should sign up for Accuplacer  just in case ACT scores do not qualify or arrive in time.)
4.       Enroll in courses through Arena Scheduling in April 2015
5.       “Registration/Tuition” fees will be paid for as classes start in the Fall of the next school year.

Drama Department

The Riverton High School Drama Dept. is pleased to present the Utah premiere of the smash Ken Ludwig comedy, Leading Ladies playing Feb. 19th-23rd at 7:00pm.  Tickets are $7.00 for adults and $6.00 for students high school and younger. 
In this hilarious comedy by the author of Lend Me A Tenor and Moon Over Buffalo, two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo (played by Sam Portlock and Porter Bagley) , find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing "Scenes from Shakespeare" on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country of Pennsylvania. When they hear that an old lady in York, PA is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long lost English nephews, they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. The trouble is, when they get to York, they find out that the relatives aren't nephews, but nieces! Romantic entanglements abound, especially when Leo falls head-over-petticoat in love with the old lady's vivacious niece, Meg, who's engaged to the local minister. Meg knows that there's a wide world out there, but it's not until she meets "Maxine and Stephanie" that she finally gets a taste of it.

Auditions for the RHS 2015-2016 MDT class will be on March 30th and 31st.  Audition packets are now available in the Main Office and in the RHS Drama Room.  Please email if you have any questions.

Congratulations to Sam Portlock for receiving a $150 cash award for Outstanding Auditions at the Utah Theatre Conference at BYU in January.  Congratulations to McKenna Adams for having a staged reading of her original play read at BYU.  Congratulations to Porter Bagley and Olivia Casper for getting to work with famed Broadway composer Frank Wildhorn on their audition pieces (and getting nothing but positive feedback).  Finally, congratulations to the RHS MDT class for getting to perform their revue, I Got You for the Utah Theatre Conference at BYU.

Tickets are now on sale for the Broadway Tour of Mamma Mia! on March 13th.  They are $51.00.  Please see Mr. Eaton if you are interested in attending.

RHS Theatre Students!  Start preparing now for Region Drama Competition in March.

Boys Tennis Tryouts!

Boys tennis tryouts will be on February 25th, 26th, 27th right after school on the tennis courts.  Bring your racket and come try out.  We would love to see 9th grade boys and any other boys, even if they have not tried out before. Tryouts will be from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm each night. 

Choir Tryouts

Tryouts for Acappella Choir (Large Concert Choir), Cadence (Select Women's Choir), and Madrigals (Select Mixed Choir) will be held in the choir room Feb 20thFeb 23rd, and Feb 24th.  Interested students should prepare a short section of a song to perform.  See Mr. Ulmer in room 1901 for more details, or for questions:

Region Skills USA Competition Winners!

Auto Service Technician
1st - Corben Hales
Place Digital Cinema Production
2nd - Chandler Haws,Shelby Moss, Isaac Van Wagoner
Fire Science
1st Amy Turcotte (competed for JATC but RHS student)
 Motor Cycle Technology
1st -Cason Hales
2nd Austin Sanders
3rd – Riley Popcock
Power Equipment Technology
1st Kyle Moss
2nd Sterling Holt
3rd Kyle Moss
Collision Repair Technology
1st Cameron Hopper
3rd Tyson Davis
(JATC program but RHS students! )

Reflection Winners!

The following students received Honorable Mention Awards:
Lauren Beck(12th Grade)  Music
Marina McNeill (12 Grade) 3D Art
Katherine Van Wagoner (10th Grade) 3D Art

The following students received the Award of Excellence and will be representing RHS at the State Reflections contest in April:
Emma Barlow (10th Grade) Dance

Shelby Moss (12th Grade) Film