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Student artwork is displayed throughout the school
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Riverdale was named a Reward School by the TN Dept of Education
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Riverdale offers an award winning visual arts program in a state-of-the-art art studio
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Online Registration opens on July 1st

  • Online registration opens on July 1st, 2019
  • Back to School/Meet the Teacher/Schedule Pickup Events have been posted
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Back to School Events

Back to School Events Set For 2019-2020 School Year

Germantown, Tennessee--June 19, 2019--Please mark your calendars:
Meet the Teacher/Schedule Pick Up/Open House:

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 – HMS and HHS 4:00 – 7:00

Thursday, August 8, 2019 – DES, FES, FHES, Riverdale 4:00 – 7:00 
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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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GMSD has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation

Germantown, Tennessee, March 26, 2019 – Germantown Municipal School District (GMSD) has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education.   More +
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Be Our Guest; as the Raider Theater presents Beauty & the Beast Jr. this weekend

Germantown, Tennessee--March 24, 2019--Raider Theater presents Beauty & the Beast, Jr. March 28-30th at 7pm with a 2pm matinee on Saturday in Gym B at the back of the school. Tickets are available for purchase (cash or check only) 30 minutes prior to the each show. Tickets may also be purchased on line at On-line tickets are good for any show and will be available at will-call each night. A Silent Auction will be held Thursday, on opening night only! Bid on a principal for a day, as well as great jewelry, outings, art work, gifts, and more!

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Houston High, Farmington, and Riverdale are hosting a shoe drive!

Germantown, Tennessee--March 25, 2019--Houston High, Farmington, and Riverdale are having a shoe drive!

Here is how it works:

  1. We are accepting gently worn, used and new adult and/or children shoes through April 15th
  2. Acceptable shoes are flip flops, tennis shoes, heels, boots, sandals…
  3. Shoes will be picked up by Funds2Org, a for profit organization, who will redistribute to microenterprise partners and used in developing nations for impoverished people to start their own businesses.
  4. Funds2Org will pay per pound and send a check to Operation Red Shoes (on behalf of GMSD), a non-profit organization, who benefits St. Jude patients and families with essential assistance.
  5. Once Operation Red Shoes receives a check, they will host an event for those involved to be a part of the giveaway to the St. Jude patient and family.

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Purpose Statement:
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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Contact Information

School Address:
1745 Miller Farms Road
Germantown, TN 38138
Phone 901.756.2300
Fax 901.759.4520
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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Sun Aug 25 2019

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