Academic Excellence

Idaho National History Day 2017

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Not only did 84 Riverstone students continue their exceptional tradition in the regional National History Day competition this weekend, but Riverstone was also the host to all Treasure Valley competitors!

Congratulations to the 35 Riverstone students advancing to the State competition on Saturday, April 15 at the College of Idaho – the student names and their placements in their respective categories are included below.

Individual results are as follows. Please congratulate these students if you happen to see them. Please also thank our dedicated teachers and staff who made all of this possible: Jeff Cole, Trevor Lindsay, Joe Beard, Kate Riede, and Andy Johnson.

Grade 5

  1. Blake B – Youth Individual Website, 2nd Place
  2. Thomas B and Ethan E – Youth Group Website, 1st Place
  3. Laura F – Youth Individual Exhibit, 3rd Place
  4. Nolan G – Youth Individual Exhibit, 1st Place
  5. William G – Youth Individual Exhibit, 2nd Place
  6. Carter H -Youth Individual Historical Paper, 3rd Place
  7. Lily S – Youth Individual Historical Paper, 1st Place
  8. Fiona VDG -Youth Individual Historical Paper, 2nd Place

Grade 6

  1. Parker B – Junior Individual Performance, 2nd Place
  2. Lucas E – Junior Individual Website, 2nd Place
  3. Annie L – Junior Individual Website, 1st Place
  4. Gabby M – Junior Individual Historical Paper, 3rd Place
  5. Katie M – Junior Individual Historical Paper, 2nd Place
  6. Michael M –  Junior Documentary, 3rd Place
  7. Nina N – Junior Individual Website, 3rd Place
  8. Aidan S – Junior Individual Exhibit, 1st Place
  9. Kimberly S – Junior Individual Exhibit, 4th Place

Grade 7

  1. Solomon B – Junior Individual Exhibit, 3rd Place
  2. Darci D – Junior Individual Website, 2nd Place
  3. Andrew E – Junior Documentary, 2nd Place
  4. Meghan F – Junior Individual Exhibit, 3rd Place
  5. Derek L – Junior Individual Performance, 1st Place
  6. Hailey W – Junior Individual Exhibit, 2nd Place
  7. Ryan W – Junior Individual Website, 3rd Place

Grade 8

  1. Spencer B – Junior Individual Exhibit, 2nd Place
  2. Walker C – Junior Individual Website, 3rd Place
  3. Emma G – Junior Individual Historical Paper, 1st Place
  4. Gavin G – Junior Documentary, 1st Place
  5. Olivia G – Junior Individual Website, 1st Place
  6. Ethan H – Junior Documentary, 1st Place
  7. Nathan M – Junior Individual Website, 1st Place

Grade 9

  1. Max C – Senior Individual Website, 1st Place
  2. Samantha E – Senior Individual Website, 3rd Place
  3. Tess E – Senior Individual Historical Paper, 1st Place
  4. Aiden G – Senior Individual Exhibit, 2nd Place
  5. Edie J – Senior Individual Historical Paper, 3rd Place
  6. Maeve P – Senior Individual Historical Paper, 2nd Place
  7. Gwyneth W – Senior Individual Website, 2nd Place

Riverstone Students Receive Idaho Scholastic Writing Awards

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This week, 19 Riverstone students were recognized for excellence in writing by the Idaho Scholastic Writing Awards – an affiliate of the national organization that works to honor and encourage the voices of young writers. Student submissions were blindly judged by panels of leading writers and artists in our community. Each student’s work will be submitted to the national awards, which entails massive scholarship opportunities and a possible invitation to the awards ceremony at Carnegie Hall. For more detailed information about the awards, please visit www.artandwriting.org.

The students who were honored at the Idaho level (names included below) will be recognized at a spring ceremony at Boise State University on Sunday, Mar 19 at 4:30 PM. All Gold Key and Silver Key recognitions will be submitted to the national awards, which entails massive scholarship opportunities and a possible invitation to the awards ceremony at Carnegie Hall. For more detailed information about the awards, please visit their website here.

Grade 12
  • Nina E: Poetry – Gold Key
  • Ethan T: Poetry – Gold Key
  • Audrey T: Poetry – Honorable Mention

Grade 10

  • Laurel C: Short Story – Honorable Mention
  • Olivia D: Personal Essay/Memoir – Gold Key, Silver Key and Honorable Mention
  • Aela D: Poetry – Honorable Mention; Flash Fiction – Silver Key and Honorable Mention
  • Anwen R: Personal Essay/Memoir – Honorable Mention and Honorable Mention
  • Maryana T: Personal Essay/Memoir – Honorable Mention
  • Ian W:Personal Essay/Memoir – Honorable Mention

Grade 9

  • Aiden G (Gr 9): Flash Fiction – Honorable Mention
  • Maeve P (Gr 9): Personal Essay/Memoir – Gold Key and Honorable Mention

Grade 8

  • Rachel C (Gr 8): Flash Fiction – Silver Key
  • Louisa G (Gr 8): Poetry – Honorable Mention; Flash Fiction – Silver Key; Critical Essay – Honorable Mention
  • Olivia G (Gr 8): Flash Fiction – Gold Key
  • Emma G (Gr 8): Flash Fiction – Honorable Mention
  • Alyson G (Gr 8): Flash Fiction – Silver Key; Poetry – Honorable Mention
  • Ethan H (Gr 8): Flash Fiction – Gold Key
  • Nathan M (Gr 8): Crictical Essay – Gold Key; Flash Fiction – Honorable Mention
  • Faye S (Gr 8): Critical Essay – Honorable Mention

And thank you to our English teachers, Amanda Micheletty and Jeff Cole, for guiding our students with their entries for this year’s competition!

The Typical Riverstone 9th Grader

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Grade 9 Middle Years Programme (MYP) math students were recently asked the question: “Are you typical?”

After brainstorming various parameters that could help describe their class, students paired up to write survey questions and created their own statistical analysis projects. They now better understand what it means to be a typical Grade 9 student at Riverstone.

Some questions asked were, “How long is the typical 9th grade Riverstone student’s ear?” or “What is the average amount of time spent on Snapchat each day?” or “What is the furthest distance you have moved houses?” The results of the survey were enlightening and at times unexpected, emphasizing the importance of gathering data to make informed decisions about our world.

Check out a few photos below of their findings!

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