Sponsor Contact Information: Mrs. Nill, firstname.lastname@example.org 313-274-3211Choir club is a group for anyone who likes to sing, grades 5-8. We meet several times per week in the spring with our major performance being at the Dearborn Heights Spirit Festival. No music reading experience is necessary.
Intramural Sports Program
Sponsor Contact Information: Mrs. Nill, email@example.com 313-274-3211
National Junior Honor Society
Sponsor Contact Information: Mrs. Benavides, firstname.lastname@example.org 313-274-2101 and Mrs. Greene, email@example.com 313-278-3930
The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding middle school students. More than just an honor roll, NJHS honors those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, Character and Citizenship. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its founding in 1929. Riverside’s NJHS members are held to a high standard of conduct in school, sports, and their community. It is expected that NJHS members constantly strive to be positive role models both at school and within the community at large. Seventh grade students may apply for membership in Riverside’s NJHS chapter during the last trimester of the school year. Qualified candidates will be considered based on their GPA (3.5 or higher) and a proven record of community service, leadership, citizenship, and character. Members will serve during their eighth grade year.
Sponsor Contact Information: Mr. Phillips firstname.lastname@example.org 313-274-3398
Sponsor Contact Information: Mrs. Milotz email@example.com 313-274-3235
5th/6th gr. Variety: Mrs. Brighton firstname.lastname@example.org 313-274-7546
7th/8th gr. Variety: Mrs. O’Hara email@example.com 313-792-0227
5th - 8th graders will audition to share their talents with the student body. Singers, dancers, magicians, gymnasts, musicians, and many more will have the opportunity to share their amazing skills.
WEB (Where Everybody Belongs)
Sponsors are Mrs. Culling-Biggs firstname.lastname@example.org 313-274-2479 and
Mrs. Hales email@example.com 313-274-3203
WEB is part of a national program that helps to ease the transition for students entering the middle school, in our case 5th graders, by giving them 8th grade leaders to bond with so that they feel comfortable to go to them for help or advice, or just to know someone cares.
8th grade WEB Leaders and other students from other grades complete our WEB Advisory. All of these students help to run: the recycling program; the fundraising programs to benefit those in need, including two canned food drives; the allocation committee, which decides how much we can help whom; and the recognition committee, that chooses the staff, student, and parent volunteer of the month from the list of suggestions made by the school community. Most of the WEB Advisory meetings take place during 6th hour on Wed. and Fri.
Some 8th grade WEB Leaders go into 5th grade classrooms to teach academic based lessons about areas of concern for the 5th graders and their teachers, like "teamwork." These academic WEB leaders are trained after school and teach during 2nd hour on the dates chosen by the 5th grade teachers.