Locker item pickup / item return

Good afternoon Riverside Families.

As we approach the end of the 2020 school year, we will need to provide an opportunity for students to pick up items from their lockers, pay any outstanding student fees, turn in technology devices that have been checked out, and return textbooks

To complete this process we are asking our families to enter the Riverside parking lot at their assigned time and follow the arrows for drive up service at exit 6 (Main Gym entrance). Here students will turn in textbooks and Chromebooks. Students enrolled in summer school should keep their Chromebook through the first session. Families and students will then pull forward to receive any items from their locker before leaving the parking lot. Please note that at station two we will have someone on hand who can work with you regarding student fees. Some families may have additional outstanding school forms that will be available for completion as well.

The distribution schedule will be based on assigned locker location within the building and is as follows:

Tuesday May 26th: Basement and Floor One
– 7:30 – 11:30: Students with a last name between A through M
– 12:00 – 4:00: Students with a last name between N through Z

Wednesday May 27th: Floor Two and Floor Three
– 7:30 – 11:30: Students with a last name between A through M
– 12:00 – 4:00: Students with a last name between N through Z

Thursday May 28th: Floor Four
– 7:30 – 11:30: Students with a last name between A through M
– 12:00 – 4:00: Students with a last name between N through Z

If you have not yet paid your student fees, or have a balance, please consider making payments on the website mypaymentsplus.com prior to your pick up time. If this is not a viable option for you please bring exact change for the amount owed.

I want to thank you for your flexibility and patience in this process, as these are certainly unprecedented times. Please know that any items not picked up will unfortunately need to be discarded as of July 1st. We look forward to seeing you at your scheduled pick up time.

CLC Opens to Another Exciting Year

CLC Open

CLC “opened up” this week to another exciting year of academic enrichment and youth development activities. Students are encouraged to take part Monday-Thursday from 3:00-5:30 PM starting this week. All participants must be registered with CLC to take part in programming. Need an application? They can be found in the main office or in Rm. 100, the CLC Office, after school. Students are to meet in the cafeteria at 3:00 PM where a meal is served before going into Homework Help. Contact Ms. Clare at dusoldca@milwaukee.k12.wi.us or (414)906-4993 with any questions. Also stop by the CLC Office to follow announcements and scheduling information. See you after school!

8th Grade Open House

Open House (3)

Riverside University High School, a college prep school is inviting future students and families to join us to learn more about our college prep program. Riverside University High School offers a comprehensive high school experience. Advanced Placement (AP) is the focus of our work, with supports from College Possible, GEAR UP, PEOPLES PROGRAM and Pearls for Teen Girls. RUHS is a University Prep school with a bilingual program, PLTW in Biomedical and Engineering, the arts, music (band, orchestra, choir, drumline, guitar and jazz ensemble), athletics and extra-curricular activities and much more. Additional requirements are needed for enrollment.

La Escuela Superior Universitaria Riverside, escuela preparatoria a la universidad invita a nuestros futuros estudiantes y familias a que nos acompañen y aprendan más acerca del programa preparativo para la universidad. La escuela Riverside ofrece una experiencia superior exhaustiva. Nuestro enfoque es el Programa Avanzado (AP), con apoyo de los programas College Possible (Universidad es Posible), GEAR UP, PEOPLES PROGRAM, y Pearls for Teen Girls. Riverside es una escuela preparatoria para la universidad, la cual ofrece un programa bilingüe, el programa biomédico y de ingeniería PLTW, arte, música (banda, orquesta, coro, tambores, guitarra y jazz), programa atlético, actividades extra curriculares y mucho más. Hay requisitos adicionales para ingreso.

6th Annual Iron Tiger Triathlon Scheduled for Friday, June 3rd

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Calling All Triathletes & Fitness Enthusiasts!

Please join us for the 6th Annual Iron Tiger Triathlon!  The Iron Tiger Triathlon (ITT) is an end of the school year tradition for students at Riverside University High School, located on Milwaukee’s Eastside along the Milwaukee River Bike Trail.

For the second year we will be sharing this fantastic Riverside University High School (RUHS) tradition with the larger Metro Milwaukee community.  On Friday, June 3rd, we invite triathletes to kick off their 2016 tri-season with a USAT Sanctioned Sprint Distance Triathlon at Riverside.  This early summer triathlon tune up guarantees participants a warm pool swim with a beautiful scenic river bike ride followed by a paved trail run through the woods.  This is a great opportunity to build a strong community & support MPS!  Each year over 80 RUHS students participate in a modified triathlon.  This fun mini-triathlon is designed to introduce students to triathlons and encourage healthy habits and fitness.  The RUHS students will run their modified mini-tri right after school, and the sanctioned sprint distance triathlon for the community will begin at 5:00 pm.

Iron Tiger Triathlon – USAT Sanctioned Sprint Distance
Riverside University High School
1615 E. Locust Street
Milwaukee, WI 53208

 Friday, June 3rd

5:00 pm Start Time

$20 Youth (16-19 yrs)*

$35 Adult (20 yrs & up)*
*USAT membership required in order to participate.  Participants must bring either proof of membership or $10 to purchase a one day membership on site the day of the race.

 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE IRON TIGER TRIATHLON!

 We are also seeking sponsorships that will help to offset the costs associated with the Iron Tiger Triathlon and ensure that we are able to provide the opportunity to introduce students to the lifetime pursuit of wellness.  If you are affiliated with a business or organization that would be interested in contributing to this great event, please let me know.  There are also opportunities for individuals to offer their support as well, please consider sponsoring a student.  Below are just a few examples of how you can support the Iron Tiger Triathlon, and the attached document highlights the opportunities in further detail.

 Opportunities to Get Involved with the Iron Tiger Triathlon!

  • Register to participate in the Triathlon!
  • Sponsor a student!
  • Donate in-kind donations, such as: snacks & water for athletes, food for volunteers, prizes for awards!
  • Make a monetary donation to fund the event: T-shirts, signage, marketing!
  • Volunteer your time at the event!

 If you have any questions or would like to get involved please don’t hesitate to contact me at Julie@MilwaukeeRecreation.net or (414) 475-8934.

Assessment Notice to Families

Dear Riverside University High School Families and Community Partners,

Funny how time flies when you’re having fun—Can you believe Spring is finally here! We also are in the testing season again. These tests will help us determine what classes your child will need to be in next year and also what types of colleges or universities he/she will be encouraged to apply and seek additional information. Make sure to encourage your child to do his/her best on these assessments. At this time you should have received your child’s progress report (Snapshot)—just remember, EVERY CREDIT COUNTS! Your child needs to be in class doing their best work. Students have the opportunity to REVIEW, REVISE, REDO—There is no reason for failure—Do the work. Please check in with your child and their school counselor about what state tests they will be taking. Also check in regarding what extra help, tutoring, or after school CLC supports are available to get your child ready for these important exams and/or to improve their current grades in his/her classes. This can be a very stressful time for teens and young adults; now is the time to provide additional emotional support at home making sure that they are doing whatever it takes to reach their goals.

As always, I have an open door policy and welcome all feedback. Please come by on any day and take a stroll through our building. Please sit with your child through one of their classes. We welcome you with open arms and acknowledge that we are all a team devoted to getting your child to and through college.

For the children,

Principal Harris

Friday, December 5, 2014

Parents and students: School begins at 7:30am!! It is very important for students to arrive in a timely manner to get to their 1st hour class on time!!  Students do not earn credits towards graduation when absent from class!!  Promptness is an important skill and must be learned and reinforced!!  Please continue to encourage your child to report on time and ready to learn each and every day!!

Any student arriving after 7:20am, will need to enter the building through door 3 or 6 in the front of the building.  No students will be permitted to enter in the back through lower 5 after 7:20am except for students whose bus drop them off in the back of the building.

Attention Seniors!! The yearbook is waiting for your senior picture. Email Ms. Eisenzimmer or drop off your picture in Room 34. Don’t forget that your nominations for Senior Picks are due. Turn your sheet in today!!

From Ms. Walker: Two of my theater students, Demetrius Hagen and Janan Shabazz represented Riverside at the MLK Jr. Speech competition yesterday at CO. Five students were selected in each category to go on to the final round at GE this Saturday. Both Demetrius and Janan won in their categories! Go Tigers!!

Forensics Students: There will be a mandatory forensics meeting after school in room 207 at 3:30 today. Contact Coach Rachel if you have any questions. That is a mandatory forensics meeting today in room 207 at 3:30. Bring all filled out permission forms with you.

Young Women’s Wellness Group: We will meet after school today in the Library for a Nia dance class. Please be on time and come dressed to move. If you have questions, please see Ms. Berg in room 209. See you later!!

Reminder: Costume club will not be meeting again until after the holidays.  Listen for announcements in January with information about our next meeting when we will begin our preparations for the school musical.

BLOOD DRIVE: The National Honor Society in conjunction with the Blood Center of Wisconsin is again hosting the Riverside University High School Blood Drive today.

Winter clothing drive:  Do you have clothes that you no longer wear or need?  Help others in your community by donating your gently used or new winter clothes to Riverside’s 2014 Winter Drive.  We will be accepting donations from December 1st to the 11th.  The clothes you donate will be given to a local homeless shelter.  Also, we do ask that these clothing items are still in good condition.  And please, no undergarments.  The collection boxes will be located in your English classes and you will be given a donation slip to complete.  The English class that has the most donations will be rewarded on December 12th.  If there are any further questions, please ask any sophomore or junior class senate members, or come to rooms 104, 302, 402 during your homeroom.  Do a good deed and help keep someone warm this winter.

Students interested in attending the Latino Club can attend their meetings on Wednesdays during homeroom in room 117.  Any student needing tutoring in Spanish can see Ms. Cochrane on Thursdays after school in room 117.

Limited supply of our Riverside winter hats left.   If you are interested in purchasing a hat please see Ms. La Llave in room 218 as soon as possible.  Hats are $15 & you’ll love the warm feeling you’ll get from the hat as it keeps you warm throughout the winter months.

From Damita Bordeaux-Osley: The purpose of CLC (Community Learning Center) is to create community learning centers that provide students with academic enrichment opportunities as well as additional activities designed to complement their regular academic program. You can call the school for myself or Mr. Vince Stump with any questions you may have.  Thank you.

If students need to print before school or during passing time for class, we now have a printer kiosk located in the Leonard’s Common/lobby 5 they do NOT need to log in just have a jump drive/flash drive to print from.

Parents, students will no longer be called from their classes the last 15 minutes of the school day(2:30pm).  This disrupts the classroom learning environment.  If for some reason you need to pick-up or release your child from school before the end of the school day you need to make sure your child has a note and it must be submitted to the attendance office at the beginning of the school day.  As a school, we understand that emergencies do arise, however, our focus must be on teaching and learning with the least amount of classroom disruptions as possible. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

Remember parents & students to always: DO YOUR BEST, TRY YOUR HARDEST and GIVE YOUR ALL!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Parents and students: School begins at 7:30am!! It is very important for students to arrive in a timely manner to get to their 1st hour class on time!!  Students do not earn credits towards graduation when absent from class!!  Promptness is an important skill and must be learned and reinforced!!  Please continue to encourage your child to report on time and ready to learn each and every day!!

Any student arriving after 7:20am, will need to enter the building through door 3 or 6 in the front of the building.  No students will be permitted to enter in the back through lower 5 after 7:20am except for students whose bus drop them off in the back of the building.

Attention Seniors!! The yearbook is waiting for your senior picture. Email Ms. Eisenzimmer or drop off your picture in Room 34. Don’t forget that your nominations for Senior Picks are due. Turn your sheet in today!!

From Ms. Walker: Two of my theater students, Demetrius Hagen and Janan Shabazz represented Riverside at the MLK Jr. Speech competition yesterday at CO. Five students were selected in each category to go on to the final round at GE this Saturday. Both Demetrius and Janan won in their categories! Go Tigers!!

Forensics Students: There will be a mandatory forensics meeting after school in room 207 at 3:30 this Friday, December 5th. Contact Coach Rachel if you have any questions. That is a mandatory forensics meeting this Friday in room 207 at 3:30. Bring all filled out permission forms with you.

Young Women’s Wellness Group: We will meet after school Friday, December 5 in the Library for a Nia dance class. Please be on time and come dressed to move. If you have questions, please see Ms. Berg in room 209. See you Friday!!

Reminder: Costume club will not be meeting again until after the holidays.  Listen for announcements in January with information about our next meeting when we will begin our preparations for the school musical.

BLOOD DRIVE: The National Honor Society in conjunction with the Blood Center of Wisconsin is again hosting the Riverside University High School Blood Drive on Friday, December 5, 2014.  Students 16 and older may sign up with Ms. Jackson in room 314 or with an NHS member.

Winter clothing drive:  Do you have clothes that you no longer wear or need?  Help others in your community by donating your gently used or new winter clothes to Riverside’s 2014 Winter Drive.  We will be accepting donations from December 1st to the 11th.  The clothes you donate will be given to a local homeless shelter.  Also, we do ask that these clothing items are still in good condition.  And please, no undergarments.  The collection boxes will be located in your English classes and you will be given a donation slip to complete.  The English class that has the most donations will be rewarded on December 12th.  If there are any further questions, please ask any sophomore or junior class senate members, or come to rooms 104, 302, 402 during your homeroom.  Do a good deed and help keep someone warm this winter.

Students interested in attending the Latino Club can attend their meetings on Wednesdays during homeroom in room 117.  Any student needing tutoring in Spanish can see Ms. Cochrane on Thursdays after school in room 117.

Financial Aid Night is coming Thursday, December 4 at 6:00pm in the cafeteria.  Be there to find out more information about completing the FAFSA and transitioning to college.  Hope to see you there.

Limited supply of our Riverside winter hats left.   If you are interested in purchasing a hat please see Ms. La Llave in room 218 as soon as possible.  Hats are $15 & you’ll love the warm feeling you’ll get from the hat as it keeps you warm throughout the winter months.

If students need to print before school or during passing time for class, we now have a printer kiosk located in the Leonard’s Common/lobby 5 they do NOT need to log in just have a jump drive/flash drive to print from.

Parents, students will no longer be called from their classes the last 15 minutes of the school day(2:30pm).  This disrupts the classroom learning environment.  If for some reason you need to pick-up or release your child from school before the end of the school day you need to make sure your child has a note and it must be submitted to the attendance office at the beginning of the school day.  As a school, we understand that emergencies do arise, however, our focus must be on teaching and learning with the least amount of classroom disruptions as possible. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

Remember parents & students to always: DO YOUR BEST, TRY YOUR HARDEST and GIVE YOUR ALL!!