Weekly Update | September 22 - 28

Updated: Sep 20, 2019

Happy September!!

Can you believe we already a month into school?? Thank you so much for all of your support as we get the year started! We are grateful to everyone who came to Back to School Night to learn more about what is going on in classrooms & what is coming up over the course of the year. In case you missed it, here are the course overviews for each grade level:

If you are looking for After School Enrichment Programs, please check out Access Roaring Fork & Ballet Folklorico!

Access Roaring Fork

1st- 8th Grade on Mon, Tues, & Thursday from 3:30- 5:30 pm The program begins on Oct. 7.  Sign up here: https://www.accessafterschool.org/programs/second-shift/. 

Ballet Folklorico

Thursdays  4:30-5:30 2nd- 8th Grade beginners. Transportation provided to students within Riverview boundaries starting Oct 7 at 5:30 PM. Sign Up Here: http://www.aspensantafeballet.com/folklorico/aspen/aspen-folk-schedule.php

Please let us know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns about anything going on at school or anything that we have coming up (see below)!

As always, thank you for everything you do for your kids, for all of us in the middle school, and for Riverview. Middle School can be a tricky time to maneuver, and we appreciate everyone working together as a team to support our kids.

We appreciate all of you so much!

The Middle School Team

Upcoming Events:

  • September 23 4:30 - 6:30 | Volleyball game at Basalt Middle School

  • September 25 5:00 - 6:00 | Parent Advisory Committee

  • September 25 4:30 - 6:30 | Volleyball game against Aspen @ Riverview

  • September 27 7:45 - 8:45am | Parent & Community Coffee -Topic: After School Programming

  • September 30 4:30 - 6:30 | Volleyball game at Rifle Middle School

September Habit of the Month: Executive Skills

“The more a piece of information is repeated or relearned, the stronger the neurons become, and the connection becomes like a well-worn path through the woods...the more frequently and the more recently we learn something and then recall it or use it again, the more entrenched the knowledge”

Frances Jense, MD The Teenage Brain

The habit of the month for September is Executive Skills. As you have likely gathered, explicitly teaching Executive Skills to Middle Schoolers is pertinent to their growth and success. We hope you can find ways to reinforce our instruction around responsibility, time management, impulse control, and organization at home. Students will be working on Executive Skill lessons during crew, and receive an additional 15 minutes a day focusing on organization and planning after Block 3.

Here are a few resources for you regarding Executive Skill development: