Welcome to Riverview Elementary School! I hope you are excited about this new school year that your child and you are about to begin. I speak for our entire faculty and staff when I offer our heartfelt greeting to both new and returning students and soon-to-be friends in our Riverview family. As parents of children in Dawson County’s newest elementary school, you will have an opportunity to join our efforts to make your child’s first year a most special and memorable one.
As I welcome you, I want to tell you a little about our staff. This is my 26th year in education and 14th year as principal. I have been most fortunate to serve at each elementary school in Dawson County during my career. The staff of Riverview Elementary is a composite of experience and leadership from those schools and wonderful systems beyond our county. They will bring not only their expertise but also a true passion for teaching and learning.
A great school also needs enthusiastic parent involvement. Riverview Elementary School's reputation and success rests, in large measure, on your support. We extend a sincere invitation for your participation as a volunteer with our Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), our School Council and/or the Parent’s Cabinet. In addition, your assistance will be greatly appreciated for school activities such as book fairs, art shows, parent/teacher/student events, as well as in your child’s grade level.
You will be hearing about the Riverview Elementary S.P.A.R.K. It is our mission to:
- Cultivate Service-oriented students
- Instill in students a healthy Pride for our school
- Expect a positive and productive Attitude
- Teach students to show Respect for themselves and others
- Demonstrate that Kindness is contagious!
In order for students to be academically successful, they must have the building blocks to ready them for learning. That’s what the SPARK is all about!
We are about to embark on a wonderful journey together. Be assured your child will enjoy countless great experiences this year! We are the Riverview Eagles and our colors are blue, black, and silver. I can’t wait for you to …
Julia M. Mashburn, Principal