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/sixanders@msn.com.

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 sixanders@msn.com.  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



ASL State Competition was March 28th at Spanish Fork High School. We had the following students participate in State Competition in the following areas:

Timothy Johnson - Level 1 Receptive
Dani Welland - Level 1 Receptive
Melanie Nielson - Level 1 Expressive Storytelling
Maddie Ulmer - Level 1 Expressive Storytelling
Sam Duddleston - Level 1 Expressive Storytelling
Kaeleigh Cavanee - Deaf Art
Makenna Casady - Deaf Art
Erika Ford - Level 3 Receptive
Kiana Lance - Level 3 Receptive