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Welcome to Riverside High School
Welcome to Riverside High School.
It’s not the brick and mortar that makes Riverside High School the best in the state. It’s the students, staff, and community working together that makes Riverside what it is.

Each year I look forward to outstanding students who fill our hallways with fun and laughter. I get excited when I see their accomplishments as they fill our classrooms with academic achievements and the success that can be felt when they meet the expectations of a rigorous curriculum taught by capable teachers and support staff.

Outstanding schools are governed by a few good rules with members of the school and community working together to educate students. We offer an outstanding, comprehensive academic program with multiple Advanced Placement courses along with amazing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) courses. We offer courses that allow students access to college credit without ever leaving our campus. We also offer an extra-curricular program with a wide variety of athletics and activities that are designed to enhance the school experience for everybody.

Please join us, be involved, and help us make the best educational experience the state of Washington has to offer.

John McCoy
Principal's Weekly Message
February 14, 2018

The following is a beautiful story that has changed my life for the better ever since it happened:

Many years ago I had accompanied a bunch of students to Mexico for spring break. I had left my wife home with three very young kids and I felt badly that she was not able to come along. While I was there, I got caught up in the spirit if Mexico and I purchased a big hand-woven basket. It sat somewhere in the basement for almost a year.

Then, getting caught up in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I went and had the basket filled with flowers for my wife. I felt like it was such a romantic gesture on my part and I was anxiously waiting for her surprised, yet affectionate reaction to my creativity.

I should have known my sweetheart just a little better. She was actually angry that I had spent so much money on something that would just die and wither away like flowers.

Now, I do what I always do for Valentine’s Day…Nothing. Life is so much better and my wife and I are completely content!

Next week you should be seeing progress reports come home with your child on Thursday, February 22.

Happy Valentine’s Day!,

John McCoy
The mission of RHS is to provide a safe, nurturing environment encouraging all students to develop their full potential and become independent thinkers, lifelong learners and responsible citizens who contribute to the betterment of the world through curricular, co-curricular and/or extra-curricular activities.
Riverside High School Rotary Student of the Month
Riverside High School Rotary Student of the Month
Deakon Lamb is our February Student of the Month.

Deakon is a 12 year senior at Riverside High School. He has a 3.2 grade point average.

Deakon is currently taking Chemistry, CWI and AP English at RHS. Deakon is also a Running Start student. He is attending Spokane Community College.

Deakon is a varsity wrestler at RHS, and in the past has participated in Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, and Football.

Deakon has been accepted to Washington State University. He will be studying Environmental Sciences/Wildlife Biology.

When Deakon is not in school, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, and hiking. Congratulations, Deakon!