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