Riverside High School
Order The Helm While Supplies Last!
$55 for the yearbook - bring cash or check to Room 146
Options include a plastic protective cover ($2) and autograph pages ($3).
Friday Night Lights
Students and parents filled the parking lots and packed the sides of the roads Friday night as Riverside hosted the first round of boys lacrosse state play-offs, baseball and softball.
The Pirates advanced to the second round with a 16-11 lacrosse victory over New Bern. Read more.
Pirate baseball remained in first place in the conference with an 11-1 trouncing of Person.
The softball team lost 5-2 to Person in a battle for first place in the conference.
Independent Study Student Presents Japanese Culture
Japanese language, anime books and videos and food were on display Saturday afternoon, April 27 when Jessica Hernandez presented her final independent study project in the Media Center. She had studied Japanese culture and language during the semester. The Festival was a presentation of what she had learned. Jessica was joined by a koto player who made a presentation on the instrument’s history.
Engineers Dare the White Waters of Charlotte
Riverside's engineering students traveled to the national white water rafting center in Charlotte for a day of rapids and zip lines. Read the story.
Good Grades = Good Burgers
Before Graduation Party...
Riverside High School will be sponsoring "SENIOR FEST" for our Graduating Class of 2013. This is our end of the Year Outdoor Bash to salute our Seniors. Thursday, May 23, 2013 from 12:30-2:30pm on the Football Field.
Here Comes Graduation!
- Graduation June 6, 1pm. Cameron Indoor Stadium, Duke. (Graduates must arrive by 12:15pm)
- Final graduation practice - June 5, 9:15am, at Duke
- First graduation practice - June 4, 12:30pm, at Riverside
- Applications for handicapped parking - turn in by May 31 to Chorus Room
- Payments for graduation photos by Strawbridge Studios - turn in by May 31 to front desk
Final Exam Schedule Set - First Exam May 29
- Read about the new Common Exams for many subjects
- Download schedule and graduation information (en español)
- Read More on New Exams and Early Release Schedule
Senior Awards Night Set for May 21Students will be decked out in graduation robes for the annual awards night ceremony set of May 21, 6:30pm. Read more
PTA to Host College Planning Session Thursday Evening
Learn about what the College Foundation of North Carolina has to offer. Thursday, Mar. 21, 6:30-7:30pm in the Media Center. Read more.
Prom 'Spring Cleaning Extravaganza' Fund-Raiser Set for Saturday
Join the fun. Donate items of new and gently used items, or come and shop. Saturday, Mar. 23, 8am - 12 noon. Click here for details.
Acción Diferida 13-14 March - Differed Action Program Set for Mar. 13-14
An immigration lawyer will meet with parents the evening of Mar. 13, and with students on Mar. 14, to present information on the Differed Action program.
ACT to be Given Mar. 5
All Durham juniors will take the ACT college preparatory test on Mar. 5. The test will be administered during the first two periods of the day. Students should bring a calculator and pencils, but leave their cell phones at home or in their car.
Curriculum Fair Feb. 19th
On Tuesday, February 19th, Riverside's Showcase of Schools will combine with their annual Curriculum Fair to highlight course content and program specialties. Additional information will be provided about AP Courses, Financial Aid for College, and Constructing a Four Year Plan for your student. For more details, click here.
Open House Set for Feb. 12
Spring semester Open House will begin with an important PTSA meeting at 6pm which will include information on new mandated end of year tests in many subjects. (Read related story here). There will also be a discussion of course registration which will be run on-line for the first time. Parents will have a chance to meet their child's teachers starting at 6:30pm.
Course Selection for 2013-2014 to Begin Feb. 11
Students and parents are encouraged to download the course selection document and make their choices this week. (Download the PDF). Riverside will be doing all registration on-line for the first time.
AP Schedule and Rates Now Available
Riverside to Host MLK Basketball Tournament Saturday
"We are hosting some of the best talent from all over the state this Saturday. It is a great opportunity if you love basketball to catch some of the top players in North Carolina," says basketball coach Brian Strickland. Tip-off is 1:30pm
DATA to Run Direct Bus to Riverside
Beginning Jan. 5, DATA buses will run directly from the downtown station to Riverside, once an hour, all day. Read more.
Here Come the Exams
Spring Semester Schedule Changes Offered Electronically
Groups Helping the Community - See How You Can Help
Wrestlers Sell Spaghetti to Raise Funds
Pirate wrestling team is selling spaghetti dinners on Wed., Dec. 19, before their first home match against Northern. Tickets for the Spaghetti Dinner sale are $7 and may be purchased from any wrestler on the roster. For more information, email Coach Palmer.
Two More Days for Treasures For Troops
Students send gifts overseas to soldiers. Read the story.
STEM Career Day Fills Lobby
Representatives staffed tables from post-secondary education and workplaces in science, technology, engineering and math. Read the full story.
After-School Bus Service Begins Thursday
Afternoon buses will leave Riverside on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at 4:15pm. The buses are intended for use by students who stay for after school help, club meetings or other school-related activities.
College Application Week Set for Nov. 13-16
Activities will include essay writing workshop, field trips to local colleges, Spanish-language presentation from the College Foundation, representative visits from colleges and the military.
Strings in the Garden Set for Sunday
The Duke Gardens terrace will be the site for the Riverside Strings Orchestra fall concert on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2:30pm. The concert is free; however, it will be cancelled in the event of rain.
Breast Cancer Awareness Week Oct. 22-25
Cheerleaders will be selling pink t-shirts; students and supporters will wear the t-shirts in the stands at the senior night football game Thursday evening, Oct. 25. Shirt orders can be made in the cafeteria during lunch, Thursday night at the game, or on-line here. Proceeds will be used to support breast cancer research. $12 per shirt for S, M, L, XL & $14 for XXL.
Time Running Out on Athletic Booster Coupon Books
For only $20, Riverside supporters can help boost Pirate sports and receive discounts at area restaurants. See the story.
My Child is in High School: Now What?
Ninth Grade Parent Night is set for Sept. 26, 6pm in the Media Center. Riverside counselors will answer any and all questions about high school.
Riverside Opens with PRIDE
Students can earn gifts and prizes ranging from shirts to prom tickets when "caught" showing outstanding behavior. The new program is called PRIDE: Persistence, Respect, Integrity, Discipline and Excellence. (Read the full story)
Prior to the opening of school, Student Services led a successful Freshman Orientation. Read the story here.
Pirates in the News
- Pirate Silver: Volleyball star and Riverside graduate Megan Hodge ('06) played on the silver-medal winning US Olympic team. Read the News & Observer profile.
- Pirate Football: Read the Herald-Sun Preview
- Erin Samuels ('12) grabs KFC scholarship to study sports medicine at UNC-CH