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Riverdale Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Festival & Silent Auction

Germantown, Tennessee--October 9, 2019--Riverdale is celebrating its 50th anniversary on Saturday, November 2nd, with a festival and silent auction featuring guest speakers including Dave Carlisle, Richard Holden, and Helen Argo. There will also be a Mix & Mingle and program for alumni of ages as well as school tours led by student ambassadors. 

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HHS Lady Mustangs Elementary and Middle School Basketball Clinic

Germantown, Tennessee--October 7, 2019--Come join us on Saturday, October 12 to get into the gym and work on skills that will translate into success on the court.
Clinic will be center around drills and competition with basketball fundamentals.
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Groovy Grandparents invade Riverdale for breakfast as the first event in a series celebrating the 50th anniversary of the school

Germantown, Tennessee--September 9, 2019--Riverdale students and their grandparents started their day off great with some warm Chick-Fil-A biscuits last Friday morning. The kids and their grandparents had the opportunity to take some throw-back groovy pictures at the 1969-themed selfie station. More +
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Reese Kougher named Higher Education Student of the Year by Tennessee Arts Education Association

Germantown, Tennessee--September 6, 2019--Each year, the Tennessee Art Education Association recognizes outstanding art educators from across the state, in a variety of categories.  These amazing teachers exemplify the qualities and standards of what it means to be a great art educator, going above-and-beyond for their students.  One of GMSD’s newest staff members has taken the top honors for college students in art education. More +
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Art at Riverdale is getting a technical boost from the Germantown Education Foundation

Germantown, Tennessee—August 20, 2019—Melissa Cychowski has been teaching many mediums of art for twenty-five years and has spent her last six years practicing her passion at Riverdale School.  She recently entered the Germantown Education Foundation’s summer grant contest in high hopes of receiving a 3-D ceramic printer for the Riverdale STEAM program.  More +
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Shannon Ward is named the new Assistant Principal of Riverdale K-8 School

Germantown, Tennessee--May 23, 2019--Germantown Municipal School District is pleased to announce that Shannon Ward has been named the new Assistant Principal of Riverdale K-8 School.  Mrs. Ward has been teaching for 22 years.  She earned her Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Memphis and has since taught Kindergarten, third grade, and fifth grade.  Mrs. Ward earned her Master of Science in Leadership and Policy Study with a Concentration in School Administration from the University of Memphis.  More +
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Speaker Reception featuring Marcus Aurelius on Thursday, May 2 from 5:30-7:00 PM at Riverdale Elementary School

Germantown, Tennessee--April 29, 2019--ServiceMaster by Cornerstone hosted cityCURRENT Speaker Reception featuring Marcus Aurelius on Thursday, May 2 from 5:30-7:00 PM at Riverdale Elementary School. 

Marcus suffered a severe spinal injury while preparing to deploy with the U.S. Army, and after dying on the operating table twice, was left paralyzed from the neck down and told he'd never walk or use his hands again. Once he started seeing his Adversity as a gift instead of a curse, something miraculous began to happen. At our event, Marcus will be sharing his story and important lessons from his life and book, The Gift of Adversity: Overcoming Paralysis and Pain to Find Purpose.
This event, hosted by ServiceMaster by Cornerstone in conjunction with Germantown Municipal School District and Riverdale Elementary School, is free and open to the community. Space is limited and an RSVP is required. Refreshments will be provided.

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Germantown Municipal School District is creating its new 5-Yr Strategic Plan and wants to hear from all of its stakeholders

Germantown, Tennessee--March 27, 2019--Germantown Municipal School District is beginning a 12-month journey to establish a new strategic plan for our  schools.  Your feedback is essential .  Please answer the following five questions.  The district is soliciting feedback from parents, students, community members, business partners and employees.  All answers are anonymous. More +
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Riverdale’s mission is to develop student learners who reach their greatest potential while embracing diversity and fully participating in the collaborative network of home, school, and community.

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School Address:
1745 Miller Farms Road
Germantown, TN 38138
Phone 901.756.2300
Fax 901.752.7939
School Hours:
Early Arrivals to cafeteria no earlier than 8:00am
Dismissed to classes at 8:15am 
From Germantown Rd and Poplar Ave
Travel west on Poplar Avenue approximately 2 blocks. Turn right on Miller Farms.
The school is about 3 blocks down on the left.
From Germantown Rd and Neshoba
Travel west on Neshoba. Turn left on Miller Farms.
The school is on the right about 100 feet from stop sign. 

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