Riverview School District e-Newsletter #1 - 2016-17


Welcome to the first edition of our Riverview School District e-Newsletter for the 2016-17 school year. Enclosed below is a gathering of recent articles, important reminders, and other information which reflects the outstanding work done each and every day by our students, educators, staff, and administrators.

If you have any questions regarding this e-Newsletter, feel free to contact Michael Ward, Communications Coordinator for the Riverview School District, at



Starting our first Newsletter with a "Thank you!" to our wonderful Riverview community. This is a thank you that reaches both within and beyond our school community, but never loses sight of the fact that keeping students safe and healthy is a concern we all collectively share.




Riverview Learning Center's PARADE Program Named a Repeat Winner as School of Distinction for 2016.


Cedarcrest's Marc Hillestad Selected as WSECU Teacher of the Week!


Cedarcrest Junior Aaron Davenport Takes a Big LEAP


The Healthy Youth Survey is returning.


Riverview Names 2015-16 Curriculum Leadership Award Recipients


Take a look through Riverview's Critical Indicators of District Performance, as published by the Center for Educational Effectiveness.


Carnation Elementary Students Make Memories for Camp Korey Attendees


TASTE WASHINGTON Day was a rousing success on October 5, 2016! 

Learn more about this annual district-wide event which brings Washington-grown fresh produce into all of our schools!


SAY HELLO TO RABENA THE RAVEN! Now featured at the Riverview Learning Center, look for a story soon about how this incredible work of art has made its way to the RLC and the Riverview School District from Hornby Island, British Columbia, Canada!




Our Riverview Food Services department has established a partnership with My School Menus, an affiliate of Health-e Living. If you click on the link below, you can type in your school's name and an interactive menu will appear, providing you with ingredients, nutritional information, and all the important details regarding the food available to students in the Riverview School District each and every day!




Currently, all 2016 - 2017 Choice Transfer applications for applicants living outside the Riverview School District boundaries are closed. Our schools are at capacity and all new applications for the current year will be denied.This does not apply to students living within the Riverview School District wishing to attend another elementary other than their neighborhood school. (In-District Transfer Requests)


We will start accepting applications for the 2017 - 2018 school year starting Wednesday, February 1, 2017 and will close on Friday, March 31, 2017. Any applications received after March 31st will be held until the 2nd week of September. This allows our schools to verify class loads for the 2017 - 2018 school year.





Riverview Learning Center Principal



Cherry Valley Elementary Principal.



Eagle Rock Multi-Age Principal, Assistant Director of Student Services, and Professional Learning Leader. 


Say hello to our new Certificated Staff for the 2016-17 school year! 


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If you are receiving this message, you have already signed up for our District-wide Constant Contact e-mail list. Did you know that our schools have their own individual 
e-mail lists they use to update information to their families in school-specific announcements and newsletters?

Visit the links below and sign up for e-mail alerts to any and all schools your students attend to stay up-to-date on the latest information! 


Cedarcrest High School

Tolt Middle School

Cherry Valley Elementary

Stillwater Elementary

Carnation Elementary
Eagle Rock Multi-Age Program

Riverview Learning Center




For up-to-date scores, schedules, standings, statistics, and more information for Cedarcrest High School sports, please visit the Cascade Conference Website.




The Red Wolves Varsity football team have crossed the midway point of their season, with a 3-3 record, following a recent win over Granite Falls and loss to Sultan.


REMAINING: Eatonville (Home, October 14; Senior Night) and Cedar Park Christian (Bothell) (@ CPC, October 21)


The Red Wolves JV squad are 5-1 on the season, winners of five straight. 


REMAININGThey play the same schedule as the Varsity to close out the season, reversing home and away games with the Varsity team. On October 17, they travel to Eatonville to take on the Cruisers.


Red Wolves C-Team football have a 1-1 mark on the season.




The girls' soccer Varsity, JV, and C-Team have put together great seasons this far. 

For the Varsity team, they are currently 8-3-3 (7-2-1 in conference), right in prime position for a postseason berth to the 2A District tournament in late October.


REMAINING: Granite Falls (@GFHS, October 17, 6:00); and South Whidbey (Home, October 19, 7 pm). 


For the JV squad, they are an astonishing 14-0-0 on the year, with a overall goal differential of 77-4 in their fourteen games. 


REMAINING: They will play the same schedule as Varsity, with their games beginning two hours earlier than the Varsity schedule.


C-Team have a 5-2-0 record on the year!


REMAINING: Edmonds-Woodway (@Mountlake Terrace HS, October 17, 7pm); Cascade (Home, October 18, 5pm); Lake Stevens (@Cavalero MidHigh, October 21, 4pm); Jackson (@JHS, October 24, 4pm); and Lake Stevens (Home, October 26, 5pm)




It has been a stellar season for Cedarcrest Boys and Girls Cross-Country so far this year, with awards, accolades, and new personal bests defining the year.

Congratulations on both the Boys and Girls' squads finishing the season undefeated!!!

These summaries are courtesy of Coach Bruce McDowell.


September 7: The Conference Preview saw Madi Shinn the individual winner and the girls' squad finished first in the team score.  Five girls finished in the top 10. On the boys' side, Grant Van Valkenburg was the individual winner and the boys' squad finished first in the team race.  


September 10: The Tahoma Relays, a co-ed event, saw "The A-Team" finish in the top ten. In running order, the squad of Grant Van Valkenburg, Ian Fay, Ben Benson, Alicia Krivanek and Madi Shinn finished sixth overall against a very stellar field. Athletes of the meet were Ryan LaTurner, Bennett Smith, Katelyn Wells and Helen Lutzenhiser.


September 17: The 

Apple Ridge Invite, in an apple orchard, west of Yakima. 

In Race One, a relatively flat course, our two highest placers for both genders were Ben Benson (2nd), Justin Young (13th), Lily Krueger (2nd) and Elsie Dombek (4th). 

In Race Two, building in a couple uphill climbs, we scored with Grant Van Valkenburg (1st), Daniel Murphy (8th), Madi Shinn (2nd) and Kate Vergillo (7th). Race Three has one of the those uphill climbs for the second race. But at two miles, there is a long 600m climb that is not for the faint of heart. Our top scorers were Ian Fay (2nd), Emmett Klaiber (5th), Alicia Krivanek (3rd) and Megan Reid (6th). Athletes of the Meet were Ben Benson, Daniel Murphy, Alex Perry, Lily Krueger and Elsie Dombek.


September 24: The Bellevue Invite, held at Lake Sammamish State Park. With 40+ teams at this meet, we were hoping for top 10 performances by the different squads. The kids more than exceeded that. Our Open Boys finished 8th. Our J.V. Girls finished 9th. Then our Varsity kids really took it to another level with both finishing 5th.  The only teams that beat us were 4A schools and for both genders, three of the four teams that beat us are ranked 4A schools.  Our Athletes of the Meet were Austin Ward, Gideon Bender, Kaden Overman, Kelly Hall, Alison Swift and Sama Shams.


October 1: The Sunfair Invite in Yakima. This course is a totally different course and quite simply, there is not a lot of flat. This meet has quite a few class and JV races before Varsity flight races.  First race started at 9:30. Last race went at 3:30. In the non-varsity races, we had 9 boys (out of 16) and 6 girls (out of 7) come away with top-50 ribbons. For the varsity races, it is seven flights and all seven flights are scored.  For these races, the top 15 gets medals.  We came away with all seven boys and five girls placing in the top 15. 


Our Athletes of the Meet were Ian Fay, Alicia Krivanek, Chase Bolin, Emmett Klaiber and Brady Shaw.  Also in the running were Kelly Hall, Elsie Dombeck, Alison Swift and Connor Eck. For this meet, all schools that are 2A (our classification) and smaller are lumped together in the battle for trophies for the top three teams. The boys finished first amongst the "small schools" while the girls finished second. Both squads were 9th overall.

October 6: Cedarcrest vs. South Whidbey High School. The girls ran first and finished first in the team race.  We were led at the front by Alicia Krivanek (1st), Madi Shinn (2nd) and Lily Krueger (3rd). Rounding out our scoring five were Kelly Hall (5th) and Mary Cate Babcock (6th). The boys ran second and also finished first overall.  We were led at the front by Ian Fay (1st), Grant Van Valkenburg (2nd) and Ben Benson (3rd).  Rounding out our scoring five were Emmett Klaiber (8th) and Chase Bolin (10th). 


Athletes of the Meet were Patrick McCabe, Briggs Hansen, Connor Eck, Cecelia Kiesow, Anna Christensen and Anna Parker.  


October 13: The CXC squad finished up the regular season with a meet at King's HS with South Whidbey in attendance as well. The course was an unusual distance of 2.4 miles and was ran on the bark trails running through the woods surrounding the King's campus. 


For the girls squad, we finished first in the meet and finished the season undefeated. Alicia Krivanek was the overall winner with Madi Shinn the runner-up. The meet was another good show of our overall depth. Six of the girls finished in the top 10 and we put ten girls in the first 18. The boys squad also finished first in the meet and also finished the season undefeated. Ben Benson was the overall winner with Grant Van Valkenburg the runner-up. Similar to the girls race, we had some nice depth to our finish. Six of the boys finished in the top 10 and we put eleven boys in the first 22.

Our Athletes of the Meet were Jackson Frank, Brodie Robertson, Jake Ward, Mary Cate Babcock, Ginger Van Valkenburg and Lexie Nelson.


REMAINING: Cascade Conference Championship (Blue Heron Golf Course in Carnation, October 20, 4pm). District and State tournaments to follow.



Varsity Volleyball have played  hard and stayed competitive, holding a 4-8 record (3-7 in conference). The Red Wolves have two contests remaining before the District tournament begins on November 1.


REMAINING: Granite Falls (@GFHS, October 17, 7pm); and South Whidbey (@CHS, October 19, 7pm).


The JV team (3-8, 2-7 conf.) and C-team (6-2, 5-2 conf.) also are down to their final games of their season.

The JV team and C-team mirror the Varsity schedule, taking the court first at 5:15 pm. 




Tolt Middle School families, with students playing sports, please feel free to send along scores, updates, and information to Riverview's Communications Coordinator, Michael Ward, at; or, via direct message to the Riverview School District Facebook page (linked above). 


Pictures, summaries, etc. are always appreciated!




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The Riverview School District complies with all federal and state statutes and regulations and does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  This holds true for all district employment and student opportunities.  Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the school district's Title IX/RCW 28A.640 Officer (Janet L. Gavigan, 425-844-4500) and Section 504/ADA Coordinator (Dr. Ken Heikkila, 425-844-4500) at 15510 1st Ave. NE, Duvall, WA 98019.