CEDARCREST HIGH SCHOOL OFFERS WANIC SUMMER ACADEMY
COURSES FOR SUMMER 2018
The courses run June 26 - July 13 from
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Students can earn a
.5 credit in just 13 days!
Washington Network for
Innovative Careers (WANIC) offers courses at various high schools in
area districts. These programs are open to all students entering
grades 9, 10, 11, and 12, from Bellevue, Everett, Issaquah, Lake
Washington, Mercer Island, Northshore,
Riverview, and Snoqualmie Valley School Districts.
Tuition is free; the only cost to attend a WANIC Summer
Academy class is a $50 supply fee (assistance available for students
who qualify for free or reduced lunch). Students earn .5 Occupational
Education high school credits, except where noted differently.
Students provide their own transportation and their own lunch.
Classes will be held weekdays from June 26 to July 13
and meet from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (there is no school on July
Applications will be accepted online beginning at 3:00 p.m. on April 13, 2018,
These classes are in high demand, spaces this year will
be allocated via lottery. If interested, please visit your high
school's Counselor or Career Specialist for more information.
By Janet Gavigan,
Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources
It is hiring season at the Riverview School District and
the Human Resources Department is in the midst of our recruitment
activities which includes attending state-wide career fairs, posting
job openings and updating our promotional products. Integral to the
goals in the Human Resources section of the District Strategic Plan
is the ongoing efforts of continually enhancing our recruitment
Exciting and new this year is our new recruitment video
on our Human Resources page on the district website, created by
students from Cedarcrest High School. This
partnership between Human Resources and students Taylor Berberich and
Andrea Pitts, with teacher oversight by Tim Kennedy, and mentor (and
previous CHS graduate) Devon Young, meant more than 25-plus hours of
video were shot, including multiple teacher and student interviews
and classroom visits. The concept was based around the idea of
"Why Riverview" and was designed to show the value of
working in a district that feels like a community and like home.
The entire team worked diligently over the course of the
first semester to research, create the vision, and shoot all the
footage. Then, the students did the heavy lifting of editing and
culling through the many hours of video to finalize the product that you
can now see on the district website, on our Human Resources page.
This video was truly a very special and unique
experience that we believe can only happen in the Riverview School
District, because of our dedicated staff and willingness to work
together as a team to make students the center of all we do. This
project exemplifies our district mission, "Educate
Children," as the project shows how leaders in the district were
able to find a way to provide an applied, real-life learning experience
for students, highlighting our commitment to our values and beliefs.
Special thanks go out to Taylor, Andrea, Mr. Kennedy,
Mr. Young and the Riverview HR and Communications team of Stacy Cook,
Donna Reier, and Michael Ward.
We hope you all enjoy the video!
SECOND ANNUAL COMMUNITY JOB FAIR - MAY 5, 2018
Vendors, local businesses, and our Riverview
community all come together for this second annual event!
BUSINESS AND OPERATIONS
By Ruby Perez, Director
of Business and Operations
Riverview School District continues to conduct periodic meetings with
school representatives, community members, and local police and fire
partners to strengthen efforts in the area of emergency preparedness.
The Emergency Management Committee has updated its 5-year plan to
incorporate the appropriate Alert
(ALICE) curriculum and corresponding district-wide drills for the
2018-19 school year.
Maria Mahowald, Riverview's Emergency Operations
Coordinator, leads a training of Riverview administrators,
supervisors, and coordinators.
With summer rapidly coming right around the corner, groundwork
for assembling a preliminary draft of the upcoming fiscal year
operating budget is in process. We anxiously await to hear the
financial implications from this short legislative session and look
forward to providing the Riverview School District with another
fiscally responsible budget.
Additionally, the district has commenced updating its
20-year capital facilities plan to include potential land acquisition
and bond planning. At the February 27, 2018, School Board meeting,
the Riverview School District Board of Directors approved moving
forward on initiating the first steps in a potential land
The Board unanimously approved a motion allowing the
district to open up a process that will entail working with the City
of Duvall, private landowners, and other community agencies to see if
the property can address the district's needs for potential growth
and expansion of Cedarcrest High School.
With an increase in residential construction in Duvall
and Carnation, and student enrollment numbers projected to grow
steadily in the coming years, the district is hoping to respond
proactively to these increasing challenges. Additionally, finding
sufficient land, appropriately zoned and not designated as wetlands
or other potential restrictions, is challenging.
We are excited about these new opportunities and what
they will mean for our students and community!
2018 CEDARCREST HIGH SCHOOL PLANT SALE
The popular FFA
fundraiser returns in April and May!
By Kaye Wetli, Food Services
Mornings can be really crazy! The alarm doesn't go
off...the kids don't want to get up...there's no time to eat breakfast
before the bus comes...or kids are just not ready to eat. Or maybe
your teenager grabs a can of soda and a candy bar on the way to
school. If this sounds like your house, we have good news for you.
Breakfast is served at school!
School breakfast will energize your child's day and
provide them with a healthy start, helping to achieve success in
school. The United States Department of Agriculture lists several
benefits of breakfast:
breakfast can help improve math, reading, and standardized test
who eat breakfast are more likely to behave better in school and
get along with their peers than those who do not.
helps children pay attention, perform problem-solving tasks, and
who eat breakfast are likely to have fewer absences and
incidents of tardiness than those who do not.
have shown that children who eat breakfast on a regular basis
are less likely to be overweight.
breakfast provides daily servings of fruit, whole grain options,
protein options, and milk for lasting energy.
Breakfast at school is affordable, too. If you qualify
for free and reduced-price meals, you also qualify for the breakfast
program, with no additional paperwork. In the traditional breakfast
program students who eat school breakfast report to the cafeteria
before class and eat their meal in the cafeteria.
We encourage your student to eat breakfast to
establish healthy eating habits and to support student achievement at
CEDARCREST'S LUCY HARPER ADVANCES TO
STATE HIGH SCHOOL ART SHOW
piece, Last Light at Lime Kiln, was one of 12 pieces
selected to advance...
March 2, 2018, Cedarcrest student Lucy
Harper was one of 12 winners chosen from the Puget Sound Educational
Service District (PSESD) Regional High School Art Show. Her piece,
Night at Lime Kiln, was among the selections earning
the highest scores and will advance to the 45th Annual State High
School Art Show at OSPI (Office of Superintendent of Public
Instruction) in Olympia, WA.
Harper also received one of five King County Executive
Awards and earned the "Best in Show - 3D" award
are in order for two other Cedarcrest
students who earned recognition at the event. Megan Reid
received an award for "Outstanding Achievement - Ceramics"
for her piece, Suppression.
And Elli Viljamaa received an
award for "Outstanding Achievement - Drawing" for her
piece, A Closer
To read about all the recipients at the PSESD Regional
High School Art Show, see images of the 12 winning selections, and
see a list of all awards handed out, please click here.
By Christopher Collins, Director of
2017-18 has been an eventful school year!
In the fall, IT deployed almost 1,000 devices to students
in grades 6-8 at Tolt Middle School and to
students in the PARADE and CHOICE programs at the Riverview Learning
Center. Additionally, another 500 devices were added to elementary
The department focus this spring will be supporting state
testing across the district and preparing for Phase Two of the
student-issued device initiative: Full implementation with another
1,000 devices checked out to Cedarcrest
High School students for the beginning of the 2018-19 school year.
As we move closer to having a device in
the hands of each student, IT continues to collaborate with the
Teaching & Learning department to increase the meaningful use of
technology in classrooms for the purposes of engagement,
differentiation, and acceleration of student learning. In
pursuing these goals, we are also building relationships with local
and global partners such as Microsoft and Skooler.
These partnerships ensure the best tools and resources are available
to all members of the Riverview community, as these organizations use
our feedback to tailor their services to the needs of our teachers
Additional information about our projects can be found
at the new IT website: https://it.rsd407.org.
Finally, we would like to thank our community for
their approval of the recent district levies. This funding will
continue to support exceptional tools and services for all staff and students
here in Riverview.
ELEMENTARY'S BROOKE GILL QUALIFIES FOR NATIONAL REFLECTIONS PTSA ARTS
The annual PTSA Reflections Arts Competition starts at
the individual school level, moves to the district-level, then the
state-level, and eventually the national stage. This year, four
Riverview students received awards recognition at the state-level
competition, with one student, Stillwater Elementary's
Brooke Gill, earning her category's top honor and earning an
all-expense paid trip to the National PTA Convention in New
Competing in the Intermediate level (grades 3-5) for Music
Composition, Brooke received an "Outstanding
Interpretation" award for her piece entitled Don't Lose Your Hope.
earning "Outstanding Interpretation" awards earn an
expense-paid trip for awardee and chaperone to showcase their work on
stage at the National PTA Awards and Reflections Celebration; an $800
Young Artist Scholarship; a Gold Medal; a Certificate of Outstanding
Interpretation; a featured spot in the Reflections traveling
exhibition; and a $200 Prize for Local PTA Unit.
In the Primary level (grades K-2), Carnation Elementary student
Kai Quaale received an "Award of
Excellence" mention, in the category of Film Production, for the
The "Award of Excellence" prize earns awardees a $200
Young Artist Scholarship; a Silver Medal; a Certificate of
Excellence; and also features their work featured in the traveling
Two Riverview students also received "Award of Merit"
recognition at the state competition.
Competing in the Primary level, Carnation's Lily
O'Dell saw her work, Eye
of the Tiger, earn an Award of Merit in the Dance
Choreography category. At the High School level, Cedarcrest's
David Humbert earned an Award of Merit in the Film Production
category for his film, Biking
The "Award of Merit" prize earns recipients a Bronze
Medal; a Certificate of Merit; and sees their work featured in the
Thousands of students compete in the PTSA Reflections Arts
competition every year, and hundreds of entries are submitted by
Riverview students each fall. Participants compete in six categories:
Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition,
Photography, and Visual Arts.
We congratulate David, Kai, and Lily on their fantastic achievements,
and our Riverview community wishes Brooke all the best in New Orleans
later on this year!
To learn more about the PTSA Reflections competition, please click here.
TEACHING AND LEARNING
By Dr. Randy Stocker,
Director of Teaching and Learning
Greetings from the Teaching and Learning Department! It
has been a full year of student and staff learning in the Riverview
Our staff has been engaged in a wide-range of
professional learning experiences. We are working hard to support the
growth of our teaching staff in the context of their own classrooms
and schools. By embedding professional learning in the classrooms of
teachers, we can apply, assess, review, and adjust our teaching
practices more effectively and efficiently. Thank you to Robin
Nordquist and Amy Jacobson in the Teaching & Learning office for
all their behind-the-scenes efforts that make this work possible.
Our focus at Cedarcrest High
School, Tolt Middle School, and the
Riverview Learning Center has been on making learning and
instructional targets more visible for students through Concept Maps,
Vocabulary TIP Charts, and more specific feedback. We have also been
working on mathematical reasoning strategies at the secondary level. The
addition of this instructional practice requires students to think
more deeply and broadly about mathematical concepts. Mark Klune and Tracie Kelly, two of our Learning
Coaches, have been instrumental in the above work with staff.
At the elementary level, we have been focused on Units
of Study (UOS), our recently adopted reading curriculum. Our model
has been to work in the classrooms of each grade level at each school
to implement the reading curriculum. We have benefited from the
external expertise of two UOS trainers, and the work of Learning
Coaches Heather Nelson and Wendy Ward has been vital in this process.