Congratulations Coach Wags!

Semper Fi AwardRiverside’s Head Football Coach, Patrick Wagner received the 2019 Coach Award from the Marines. Coach Wags was honored during a presentation for scholar athletes. The US Marines Corp Semper Fi Coaches Award is in its eighth year and is presented by the USMC and Glazier to honor coaches who are intentional in their efforts as leaders and who have a lasting impact on their athletes and communities.

Way to go Coach Wags!

 

RoboTigers Win!

Midwest Champions

Midwest Champions!

The students have been working all year learning, problem-solving, designing, building and programing. FIRST Robotics sets the theme of the competition. The 3oth season of FIRST® travelled to the outer limits of the universe in DESTINATION: DEEP SPACE presented by the Boeing Company. Essentially, there are 6 robots on the play field, and the robots are in a three team alliance where they aim to score more points than than the other alliance.  Matches are about 3 minutes long.

Our RoboTigers (Team 2830) took 1st place at the Midwest Regional in Chicago, stamping their ticket to the World Championships in Detroit in April. Four of the past five years, we’ve earned our spot to compete in the world competition.

Great work students!!

  

Modified MPS calendar adjusts for school days lost due to weather closings

Milwaukee Public Schools declared its sixth school closure day this year due to weather on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. To account for all instructional hours required by the State of Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, a number of calendar changes were proposed by MPS. The calendar changes were approved by the Milwaukee Board of School Directors on February 12.

The calendar changes are designed to minimize the impact on the overall school calendar and to avoid adding school days to the end of the year. Parents should take note of a significant change that makes Tuesday, February 19, an attendance day for all students. Prior to the weather closings, school was not scheduled to be in session on this date.

MPS partnership and charter schools, whose calendars may differ from the MPS calendar, may opt to revise and distribute calendar changes directly to families.

The complete list of adjustments to the remainder of the 2018–19 school year appears below. To download a flyer showing the calendar modifications, visit mpsmke.com/calendar

 

Students in Grades K–8 on the Traditional Calendar

• Beginning Monday, February 25, 2019, five additional instructional minutes will be added to each school day.

• February 19, 2019, formerly a professional development day for staff, will be a full student attendance day.

• April 2, 2019, formerly a professional development day for staff, will be a full student attendance day.

• June 13, 2019, formerly a records day for staff, will be a full student attendance day.

• June 14, 2019, formerly a professional development day for staff, will be a records day (no student attendance).

 

Students in Grades K–8 on the Early Start Calendar

• Beginning Monday, February 25, 2019, five additional instructional minutes will be added to each school day.

• February 19, 2019, formerly a professional development day for staff, will be a full student attendance day.

• April 2, 2019, formerly a professional development day for staff, will be a full student attendance day.

• May 23, 2019, formerly a records day for staff, will be a full student attendance day.

• May 24, 2019, formerly a professional development day for staff, will be a records day (no student attendance).

 

Students in Grades 9–12 on the Early Start Calendar

• Beginning Monday, February 25, 2019, 12 additional instructional minutes will be added to each school day.

• February 19, 2019, formerly a professional development day for staff, will be a full student attendance day.

• April 2, 2019, formerly a professional development day for staff, will be a full student attendance day.

• May 20, 2019, formerly an exam day, will be a full student attendance day.

• May 21, 2019, formerly an exam day, will be a full student attendance day.

• May 23, 2019, formerly a records day, will be a half-day of student attendance for exams.

• May 24, 2019, formerly a professional development day, will be a half-day of student attendance for exams.

Black Lives Matter Week of Action

 

Staff: In order to view this video while on the MPS network, you will need to visit this link AND login to YouTube (using your MPS Google account) in order to have unrestricted YouTube access.  This can be done by logging in near the top right corner of the YouTube landing page. If you have questions on accessing your MPS Google account, please contact Tech Support at 414-438-3400.

BLM LogoCelebrate National Black Lives Matter Week of Action

Join us for this important week of action! Listen, learn, and add your voice to the narrative that will bring about positive change. Please visit tinyurl.com/BLMWeekofAction to register. All events are free and open to the public. Walk-ins are welcome as space permits. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for all events.

Monday, February 4, 2019 • 6:00–7:30 p.m.

  • Examining the Black Lives Matter at School National Demands – Panel Discussion
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. School – 3275 N. 3rd St., Milwaukee, WI 53212

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 • 6:00–8:30 p.m.

  • Talking Black in America – Movie Screening and Talk-back
  • Wisconsin Black Historical Society & Museum – 2620 W. Center St., Milwaukee, WI 53206

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 • 6:00–7:30 p.m.

  • Black Lives Matter Poetry Open Mic Night
  • Rufus King International Middle School – 121 E. Hadley St., Milwaukee, WI 53212

Thursday, February 7, 2019 • 6:00–7:30 p.m.

  • MTEA Black Caucus Awards Night and Soup Dinner
  • United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County – 225 W. Vine St., Milwaukee, WI 53212

Friday, February 8, 2019 • 6:00–7:30 p.m.

  • MTEA Black Caucus Black Lives Matter Social
  • — Must be 21 or older; Refreshments and food specials available —
  • Skybox Sports – 2213 N. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53212

 

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ACT Testing Parent Letter

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The ACT® Plus Writing and ACT WorkKeys are part of the state required tests for all 11th graders in Wisconsin. The ACT® Plus Writing assesses students’ academic readiness for college, and is a requirement for admission into many colleges. The ACT WorkKeys assesses students’ skills that real jobs require. Complete test descriptions appear on ACT’s website www.act.org.

The ACT® Plus Writing test will be administered to all 11th grade students on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. This day is a regular school attendance day for 11th grade students, and all 11th grade students are required to be present. This includes those 11th grade students with disabilities who will participate in the alternate state assessment. After the test is completed, 11th grade students remain in school for the rest of the school day. All students in grades 9, 10, and 12 will be excused for February 20, 2019.

The ACT WorkKeys will be administered to all 11th grade students on Thursday, February 21, 2019. After the test is completed, all 11th grade students remain in school for the rest of the school day. This day is a regular school attendance day for all other grade students.

To help your child prepare for the ACT® and the ACT WorkKeys, practice tests and exemplar items can be found at: https://dpi.wi.gov/assessment/act/practice-test. Another tool for practice that is free and easy to use is available through ACT Academy: https://academy.act.org/.

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Annual Surveys – Tuesday, Feb. 5th

It is that time of the year again for RUHS to complete the mandatory School Climate Survey and the Youth Risk Behavior Survey  (YRBS). On Tuesday, February 5th we will be following the College Prep Bell Schedule to accommodate completion of BOTH SURVEYS and allow ample time to continue with class instruction.

Parents: If you do not want your child participating in the district’s annual survey, please return the form to our office ASAP.

YRBS – 2019 – Passive Parental Permission Form – English

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Final Evidence for Semester 1

Dear Riverside families;

In an effort to align our assessment practices with Standards Based Grading principles, Milwaukee Public Schools has revised our Final Exam policy to offer students a Final Evidence of Proficiency. This is recorded in Administrative Policy 7.34. Final evidence is no longer graded separately from the coursework completed but will instead be evaluated by the teacher along with all the course evidence to determine a student’s final proficiency level. Listed below are the important details of the Final Evidence procedures to support students in demonstrating their highest levels of content mastery for each course.

What is final evidence? Final evidence is a comprehensive assessment of the standards for the course which could be a paper test, online assessment, performance or portfolio of work. Teachers will determine what evidence will be collected during the final school days to demonstrate mastery of the standards that each student needs.

Who needs to complete final evidence? ALL students should complete final evidence to show mastery of the standards for each course. Final evidence allows students an opportunity to demonstrate their highest level of mastery of the course standards and that final mastery level (coursework including the final evidence) will be recorded on the semester report card. Only those students that are eligible for an exemption may be excused from the final evidence schedule. Exemptions are conditional based on proficient status in the course, no unexcused absences, attendance at or above 95% for the course and no unfinished business (except senior fees). Students who meet these criteria may still complete the final evidence in order to show advanced work and receive a higher grade on the semester report card. In addition, Riverside will grant an exemption to a student if they have a course-evidence average of 100%, but may not meet the other conditions. Students can exempt all courses for which they meet the above criteria.

When is final evidence collected? Final evidence will be offered in all high school courses in the last 3 days of the semester. For this semester, December 18, 19 and 20 will be final evidence days. Students will complete/submit final evidence according to the school schedule in the morning and students will be dismissed early on each of the final evidence days. Final evidence days are school days and all students other than those with approved exemptions are expected to be in attendance on December 18-20. Please check out our calendar for specific schedule for evidence days.

Respectfully,
María González Edwards
Principal

State Report Card

Please check out Riverside’s State Report Card for the 2017-18 school year. State law (Act 55) specifies that annually every public school, including charter schools, and each private school participating in a Choice program is to provide parents with a copy of their school report card and a list of their educational options, including the Special Needs Scholarship Program.

For a list of educational options, please visit: http://mps.milwaukee.k12.wi.us/en/District/About-MPS/School-Board/Office-of-Accountability-Efficiency/Educational-Options.htm