Middle School parents work together to provide social activities for 7th and 8th graders at Riverdale. Activities include the Friday Night Dancing School, a formal Winter Dance, and a year-end 8th Grade Brunch and Promotion celebration.  One fundraiser usually occurs to pay for the 8th grade class gift.

For more information or if you’d like to help, please contact your 7/8 Activity Chairs: Christina Summers (8th) and Danielle Anfuso (7th). If you have any questions about the fees or paying online, please contact Wanda Dawson.  Thanks!

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Key Dates

7th/8th Grade Activities Key Dates:
-October 4th, 2016: Parent Information Meeting, RGS Commons (7pm-8pm)
-January 25, 2017: ALL 8th Grade Parent Meeting, RGS Commons (7pm-8pm)
-February 11th, 2017: 7th/8th Grade Winter Formal (Dinner 6:00, Dance 7:15-9:15)
-June 3rd, 2017: Field Day (and Dance for 6th-8th Grades)
-June 4th, 2017: 8th Grade Brunch (11:30am for 8th graders and parents only)
-June 7th, 2017: RGS Awards Ceremony & 8th Grade Clap Out (Time TBD)
-June 8th, 2016: 8th Grade Promotion & Party (7pm)

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8th Grade Promotion

Eighth graders celebrate the end of their grade school experience with a long standing tradition—”Promotion”. This is a big deal at Riverdale Grade School. Their final day of grade school is capped off by a beautiful and touching promotion ceremony.

8th grade parents will have more information to be on top of, so stay in touch with your Promotion Chairs: Suzi Maddocks and Michelle Janke.

Pay your fee for Promotion by January 25th. This fee covers the cost of the 8th grade promotion ceremony events and an after-party.

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8th Grade Promotion Brunch

The 8th grade brunch is one of the most cherished traditions associated with 8th grade promotion. Each 8th grader and his/her parents are invited to this event held on Sunday, June 4th at 11:30 a.m. for special recognition, a delicious brunch, and a chance to sign each other’s memory books.

There is an additional cost of $35 per person for the 8th grade student, and each of their parents. There is a limit of 3 per family total, including the student.

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Quite a field trip for 7/8th Advanced Band

Last Friday, our 7th/8th Advanced Band students took part in a jam-packed day of music – starting with the annual Portland Public Schools Band Festival and concluding with a field trip up to Seattle. Students participated in an adjudicated student performance and a clinic by a professional conductor at the festival, and then experienced an

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Language ART brings another round of creative expression

Thanks to the creative mind and generous time of Riverdale parent Heather Bogaty, 7th grade language arts students participated in the second annual Language ART day, a twist on the highly popular RGS Art Lit program. As part of their poetry unit, students studied Robert Frost’s poem “The Road Not Taken” during instructional time with

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Music field trips for 6-8th band students

        Music teacher Lindsey Sandoval has announced two upcoming field trips for middle school band students: in April, the 7th/8th Grade Band will be headed to Seattle to visit the EMP Museum and attend a concert at the prestigious Benaroya Concert Hall, and in February, the 6th Grade Band will watch the

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7th/8th Grade Fees

Please pay the following fees by 1/25:
7th Grade: Winter Formal Fee $35
8th Grade: Winter Formal Fee $35 AND Promotion Events $165
**Financial Assistance is available through the PTC. Please contact the District Office for information.

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