Category Archives: Athletics

Senior Night Volleyball

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We had a great turnout for our High School Girls’ Volleyball Senior Night with a winning match against Victory Charter School! Students wore their Riverstone colors throughout the school day to show support for the team and were thrilled when the players signed “otter graphs” after school. The grand finale for the day came when we celebrated our seniors by thanking them for their dedication to making our school (and Volleyball team!) great.

A note from the coach, Demi Dlouhy:
“I want to give a big thank you to all of the fans who came out for the Senior Night match. Riverstone hasn’t seen a rocking crowd of that size this season and while the team didn’t play as expected in the first game, they focused up and played hard to win the next three. I am very proud of our five seniors. With all the energy they received from the crowd their adrenaline was pumping. They were able to pull off the win against Victory Charter School and I am looking forward to Thursday’s home match against Victory Charter School which will determine if we will participate in the District Tournament.”

National Orienteering Coach Leads Clinics with Riverstone Kids

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Erin Schirm, Orienteering USA’s Head Junior Coach, visited Riverstone February 3-4 to conduct workshops for students interested in improving their abilities in this growing sport involving navigation and endurance. Erin found out about Riverstone when Alex P (’14) and Ben Brock, Director of Outdoor Education, applied for a grant with OUSA intended to help grow the youth orienteering movement.

Riverstone was the only school in the country to be awarded the grant. As the Head Junior Coach, Erin wanted to come see what Riverstone Orienteering is all about (orienteering is a major component of PE for students in Grades 8 and 10). He was very happy with what he found! Fifteen students braved the freezing after-school workshops and most left asking when they could do it again! With Erin and OUSA’s generous support, look for more orienteering opportunities in the future!

Middle School Volleyball

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Our Middle School Volleyball team has been hard at work improving their skills this season! At yesterday’s game against Victory, the girls showed their best teamwork to date, including creating longer rallying and cheering each other on in between points. Although they lost overall 1-2, the girls were thrilled to win their first game!

Thank you to Middle School Spanish teacher, Jessica Davidson-Almuveder, for coaching the girls this season. Go Otters!


Riverstone Fùtbol Club Starts Strong

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The Riverstone High School Soccer Team, also known as Riverstone Fùtbol Club (a nod to their international origins), had their first game last weekend. The score was 10-0 in favor of the Otters at the end of the game.

Watching the team, two things were clear: our older students were stepping up as strong leaders on the field but additionally, our new players were welcomed into the mix with open arms.

And, true to tradition, we have players from around the world on the team, including players from China, France, Sudan, and Myanmar (Burma). We also had a great group of parents and friends cheering on the team.

Thanks to coach Katie Stauffer for working with the players this year!

Go Otters!

Commencement Exercises for the Class of 2013

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The Class of 2013 was honored this past week during Riverstone’s Senior Dessert and Commencement Exercises.

The tradition of a Senior Dessert began with the first graduating class in which graduates, families, and staff gathered to share memories and best wishes for the future. True to history, this year’s event was wonderful, and even included a personal message for one of the graduates arriving via video from his older sister who is studying abroad in Istanbul! We also had several Riverstone alumni in the audience. Check our school facebook page for photos.

Commencement Exercises were held on Thursday, May 23 in the Kennedy Gymnasium. You will notice that Riverstone graduates wear different colored caps; each student chooses their own color, reflecting their individuality within the larger class. Again, Riverstone continued its special tradition of a teacher speaking about each graduate, as well as each graduate having the opportunity to reflect upon their time at Riverstone. The speeches were personal, motivating, funny, and memorable. More photos will be posted on the school’s facebook page as well.

Thank you to the families, friends, staff, and other members of the Riverstone community who joined us in these celebrations. Your support is what makes our school truly special.

Great Start to Spring Soccer!

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The High School and Middle School Soccer teams played their opening games of the spring season this past Saturday. The High School team won their game 4-2 and the Middle School team tied both of their games, 5-5 and 3-3.

This coming Saturday, Middle School plays at 12:oo PM and High School plays at 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM at the Optimist Soccer Fields.  Go Otters!

The first four pictures were taken at the High School game  (Riverstone in blue) with the last three pictures taken at the Middle School game (Riverstone is in white).


Ice, Fog, Rain and Snow Does Not Deter Riverstone Orienteers

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Congratulations to Riverstone students, Connor D, Alex P, Natalie P, and Parker T, for their recent success with the City of Trees Orienteering Club! Along with Outdoor Education Director, Ben Brock, our students were victorious over  the wintery conditions on their way to outstanding finishes at the meet this past Saturday.

Orienteering,  kayaking, and rock climbing are a few of the amazing activities that Ben has introduced into our Middle Years Programme PE class.

Due to technical difficulties, we cannot load photos on the blog right now but we can link you to the City of Trees blog with photos and great stories. Check it out here.

Congratulations again!