Points of Pride
Riverside Middle School, located just a few yards from the historic Rio Grande, opened its doors in the 1971 - 1972 school year. The official school mascot is a rebel, showing burnt orange and blue colors. Student success is a priority at our school which makes attending Riverside Middle school fun and exciting. We have been an integral part of our community serving students, parents, and grandparents.
STEM (SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATHEMATICS)
Riverside Middle School is a TEA T-STEM Designated Middle School for the fourth year in a row. The goal is to be more aligned with the T-STEM Academy at Riverside High School. Riverside Middle School teachers are gearing up for a great 2019-2020 school year. This year RMS will be introducing STEM projects for every student throughout the year. Everything from quick one day challenges to larger project based learning. Riverside Middle School offers various STEM classes through Project Lead The Way such as coding, green architecture, medical detectives, robotics, design and modeling. Students also have the opportunity to participate in more STEM programs through our 21st Century/ACE after school program. The launch of our new Riverside Middle School STEM Academy will provide opportunities in STEM to all RMS students.
Riverside Middle School offers 33 student clubs and organizations that support students in the areas of advanced academics, STEM, fine arts, Special Olympics and athletics.
In the past several years, Riverside Middle School students have achieved highest recognition through Duke Tip, a national organization that identifies academically gifted students. The goal is to continue increasing the amount of our students who qualify for this honor.
Riverside Middle School was awarded a grant in the amount of $20,000 from Project Lead The Way to implement the Gateway Introduction to Computer Science. This grant was made possible by a generous grant from Verizon.
Riverside Middle School has been a proud recipient of recent grants including $2,500 VEX Robotics Grant, $5,000 Lowe's Toolbox for Education Grant, $1,500 Kellogg's Back to School Grant and $1,000 Math Counts Grant.
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