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Community Meeting

Community Meeting takes place most Wednesdays throughout the school year, as an opportunity to gather as a school and share important news and announcements. Following each Community Meeting, a summary of the announcements will be posted to this page.

If you would like to make an announcement at a future Community Meeting, please fill out the Google Form sent out by RHS Office Assistant each Monday. Form will be open and accepting responses until 10am each Wednesday.

Need help finding the Google Form? Email RHS Office Assistant.

Period Club- Kendra M. & Stella G.- Meetings are Mondays at lunch in Ms. Keldorf’s room (226). We will be holding a donation drive starting in May! Come join us- you can earn service hours for club participation.

Donations Drive- Gigi P. & Hudson T.- Study hall is hosting a toy drive for the Ronald McDonald House and the Randall Children’s Hospital. We are collecting cash, toy donations, craft supplies, and children books donations (new and in original packaging). The drive will run through April 17th-May 19th. Flyers will be posted that have links to both of these organizations, please check their websites to see other items needed. For example, The Ronald McDonald House also takes hygiene items (new and in original packaging).The donation bins and drop-off locations are located by the front desk. Thank you!

Flag Football- Ailey J. & Xilena H.- Our Girls Flag Football Team will be hosting a game this Friday night at 7:30pm at Lewis & Clark College!  Concessions will be available.  Come support our Riverdale Flag Football Team! Admission is free!

Model United Nations- Mrs. Hansen- Congrats to the RHS delegation! You all represented our school and well at the State MUN Conference! 

Model United Nations isn't a competition, and no one school "wins." The goal is to collaborate to create a working resolution that addresses current world issues. However, individual students are selected by their fellow delegates and committee chairs to be recognized. Please congratulate Eda D. who was awarded "Best Consensus Builder" for her Human Rights committee! If you are interested in joining MUN and attending the 2024 spring conference, talk to any of the RHS delegates or Mrs. Hansen to learn more about becoming a MUNster. There is also an opportunity to help select the countries RHS will represent next year at the country draft May 5. Stay tuned for more info about that.

Oregon Writing Festival- Ms. Trepka- April 14th is the last day to sign up for the Oregon Writing Festival. I will resend the interest form please fill that out by April 10th. 

Tryon Creek Volunteer Opportunity- Ms. Trepka- Tryon Creek is looking for students over the age of 14 to participate in counseling internships. Flyers have been posted by the front desk where the service hours forms are. 

After School Game Nights- Ms. Trepka- We will be having after school game nights on Friday 4/28, 5/12, 5/26 from 4pm to 6pm. There will be board games, card games, art stations, and we are working on obtaining a video game system. There will be a link to sign up emailed and posted soon. 

French Exchange Students- Ms. Christensen- This Friday April 7th, Riverdale will be welcoming two students from France.  Adeline and Hannah will be hosting these students for two weeks.  The French students will be shadowing Adeline and Hannah at school and may participate in classes with them for the next two weeks.  I hope you give them a warm welcome to Riverdale!

Artwork for District Arts Night- Mr. Orton- Please bring Mr Orton your best artwork made during this school year to be shown in the upcoming District Arts Night. Bring all artwork to Mr Orton by Friday April 21st. 

No Place for Hate Survey- Please fill out the survey emailed out by Grace during advisory today.

Model UN- Liam M.- All students attending the MUN spring conference should attend a short meeting during lunch in the library TODAY. We will be going over our trip itinerary, paperwork, and hotel room assignments. If you can't be there, you need to check in with Hansen ASAP.

Asian American Youth Leadership Conference- Supriya R.- Last year a small group of Riverdale students were given the opportunity to attend the Asian American Youth Leadership Conference, also known as the AAYLC, and this year we are hoping to do the same. For some background info: the AAYLC is a conference in which close to 500 high school students, selected from multiple school districts, both public and private, from Oregon and SW Washington attend. Students from diverse ethnic backgrounds, including Cambodian, Chinese, Filipino, Hmong, Indian, Iranian, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Mien, Pacific Islander, Pakistani, Thai, Tibetan, and Vietnamese, among others were in attendance. Utilizing the talents and experiences of college students and professionals to facilitate workshops, the conference incorporates various topic-related exercises and activities to enhance and reinforce leadership skills and ideals. The conference also gathers prominent members of the community to inspire Asian high school students to develop leadership qualities as well as to pursue leadership positions. We want to first consider all of our AAPI students for a spot at the conference, however if there are any spots left that those who identify as Asian American or Pacific Islander do not wish to fill, we would be happy to take students of other ethnic/cultural backgrounds. Any further questions can be answered by Abby Rotwein or Supriya Raj. For students wanting to get registered already, there are permission slip forms that they can fill out at the front desk. (They must also have their parents sign the form).

RHS Drama- The Drama Club will be holding auditions for Shrek: The Musical on Wednesday, March 8th at 4:30pm in the Maverick Room. You can pick up an audition packet at the front desk or email Ms. Warren at for a digital copy. We will also be hosting a Shrek the Musical movie night on Monday, February 27th at 5:00 pm in the Maverick Room where you can see the show and get more information about auditions! See you there!

Athletics- Spring Sports start Monday 2/27!  Make sure you get signed up and get any information beforehand. Sports starting Monday are Track & Field, Tennis, and Golf! Let Mr. Duman know if you have any questions!

Girls Tennis- Attention Girls Tennis Players!  We have hired a new coach for the season and they will be here to meet with you tomorrow, 2/23, at lunch in Mr. Brown's room. Come by and introduce yourself. Season starts on Monday! 

Art Show at Lake Oswego Library- The Lake Oswego Library Art Show comes down Tuesday, February 28th!

Student Union- Student Union will meet at lunch on Thursday in Mr. Thompson's room.

Period Club- The Drive is continuing through this week and ending at the end of next week.

Multicultural Student Union- This week we will be coming up with ideas for projects or activities for trimester three. Some topics we’ll be exploring include: allyship and school culture. Our meetings are on Fridays during lunch in Mr. Thompson’s room/room 224. Everyone is welcome, so come check it out :) We will also have ethnic snacks for everyone to share!

Winter Formal Dance- Winter Formal tickets are $25 and come with starter cash for the casino. There will be 2 poker tables, blackjack, bingo and over $1000 worth of prizes, including gift cards, Nike products and more. You can purchase more casino cash online or at the dance.

Music requests are due by tomorrow and you can add your songs to the box in the Maverick Room for our DJ.

Winter Formal attendees will enjoy food, candy, beverages and rolled ice cream by “22 Below.”

Friday, 2/24 from 7:00-9:00pm in the gym, check in in the gym lobby. Permission slips are required, and you can pick them up at Grace’s desk.

Library AM Study Hall- The morning study hall in the library is now back and open at 8 am. We would love to get tutors matched with those that need it, so if interested please let us know!

Art Show at Lake Oswego Public library- Mr. Orton- Please visit the Lake Oswego Public Library to see amazing artwork from the Grade school and High School. The show comes down Monday, February 27th. 

State Testing Reminder- Mrs. Hansen- Juniors will be taking the state test in Math on Thursday and Friday this week! You do not need to study or bring anything special with you to test. You will be testing during your chemistry class. Everyone else - this means the library will be CLOSED for testing during 1st, 2nd, and 5th period on Thursday and Friday. Please take care of library business like checking out books and chromebooks or printing papers before 1st period or during lunch.

Science Bowl- Mr. Preacher- The RHS Science Bowl team competed at the regional competition at the University of Portland on Saturday, 2/11. The team represented well, going 2-2 (the only losses to teams that reached the quarterfinals), nearly making the playoff rounds, and having a great day of science. The team members, Henry B., Mathilde F., Konner B., Bjorn R., and Leif C. did our school proud!

Spring Sports Registration- Mr. Duman- Spring Sports Registration is now open!  If you are interested in golf, tennis, or track and field, get signed up!  Practice starts on 2/27!  Also, girls flag football sign ups are now open.  Flag football will start on 4/3.  Registration information can be found at Contact Mr. Duman if you have any questions! 

Oregon Girls Sports Leadership Summit- Mr. Duman- The annual Oregon Girls Sports Leadership Summit is  excited to announce its return for the 7th year in a row. The OGSLS was designed to give female student-athletes with an interest in leadership the same emphasis on instruction, encouragement,  and practice that we give athletes before asking them to compete. Asking student-athletes to be leaders without preparing them for the responsibility is unfair. Often, much is expected of our leaders but seldom do we intentionally teach them the necessary skills in order for them to succeed. 

This amazing opportunity is recommended for all female student-athletes in grades 8-12 and is sure to be an exciting, jam-packed event! Over the course of the day, we will celebrate the history of Title IX, hear from a Professional/Division 1 athlete panel, enjoy a keynote motivational speaker, and collaborate in break-out sessions that will include hot-button topics like... Defining my leadership style, What are my values as a leader? and Where will sports help take me in my future?  Students will  “Explore” what it takes to be a leader, “Connect” with their peers, “Commit” to leadership, and “Create” their own leadership style. If interested in attending, let Mr. Duman know. Spots are limited. 

Watching Paint Drying Club- Callum H.- We meet on Tuesdays during lunch in Mr. Orton’s room. Our first meeting had over 20 in attendance…our goal is to have the entire student body attend! Be there or be square!

Period Club- Talya D. & Clara G-P- Our meetings are on Mondays in Ms. Keldorf’s room. We are continuing the period product drive through the end of this month and will be holding a packing party once the drive closes. You can earn service hours for helping us pack and attending club meetings.

Earthquake Relief Fund- Talya D., Kaan E., Sarp E. & Eda D.- Look for a link in an upcoming Riverdale new eblast to donate for earthquake relief in Turkey/Syria. 

GSA Valentines- Saph L.- Thank you to everyone who filled out and made valentines for the GSA Valentine's Day event. We'd like to thank Mr. Orton's art classes especially for helping decorate and write the cards the few days before Valentines. You all did a wonderful job in making this event happen. Unfortunately, we could not give everyone every valentine they received because we didn't expect a total of 337 valentines. You all should be proud of yourselves for pulling that off. On behalf of the GSA, I wish you all a wonderful day!

Environmental Club- Adeline C.- We have set up a new hydroponic system on the library balcony. Stop by to see its progress, and follow us on Instagram to track the vegetables and herbs' growth. They are already sprouting! Also, come to the Biology Room during lunch on Thursdays to discuss doing another gravity water campaign, recycling the cans, earth day, and any other ideas you may have. 

Casino Night Dance- Maverick Club- Ticket and song request info is in the Maverick room. Tickets are $25. Permission slips and guest passes are available at Grace’s desk.

Yearbook- Spencer J.- There is still time to get senior pictures and baby pictures turned in. Follow the link that Grace sent out in an email last week.

Robotics Team- We have our first competition on March 3rd and 4th! (Announcement featuring our robot which cannot be described through text because it’s just that cool).

Athletics- Mr. Duman- We are excited to announce our January Student Athletes of the Month!  This month, the awards go to Abby Z. and Nathan J.!  Congrats! 

See your lovely art at the Lake Oswego Public Library this month- Mr. Orton- Swing by the Lake Oswego Public Library this month to see the Riverdale Winter Art Show! 

Art Club- Tess B.- Art club is continuing to be in Mr.Orton's room at lunch on Thursdays. Currently we'll be working on valentines, and once Valentine's day is passed we're planning to start picking a design to put on art club t-shirts.

Student Union- Olivia S. & Colin C.- Student Union will be meeting Thursday in Mr. Thompson’s room. Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Watching Paint Dry Club- Madison R. & Callum H.- Tuesdays during lunch in Mr. Orton’s room! 

GSA- Saph L.- As of last night, we've had 109 responses to our Valentine's Day form. I'd like to thank everyone who's filled out messages so far, especially those who've done multiple. You people are true gifts to your classmates. Additionally, I'd like to thank Orton's color theory class for decorating some of the cards using the techniques they've learned so far in class. It's genuinely so wholesome and wonderful to see everyone's messages and the work they're putting in to make this event happen. As of now, Mr. Thompson is offering extra credit to those who fill out valentines, and you can help us make the physical cards in his classroom during every school day lunch until Valentine's Day. We're working on some delicious rewards for those who fill out 5 or more valentines, so keep an eye out for news on that.

L.O. Men’s Lacrosse- Hudson T.- The lacrosse meeting is postponed until next Wednesday at 5:00.  The location is still Fly Pie Pizza in Lake Oswego.  If you plan to attend, please let Hudson T. know by Monday.  There will also be a sign up sheet outside Mr. Duman’s office.

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