Riverview Elementary is a grade K-4 building located near the hospital in the southeast corner of Big Rapids. We have approximately 320 students and our staff members repeatedly look for best practices, solid academic programs, and effective content delivery to maintain continued success.
Riverview prides itself on working hard academically and continues to strive for academic excellence, creating a positive school environment and engaging in community service. Throughout the school year, all kids at Riverview go through a battery of assessments to gather data for school improvement and increased student performance. All staff members frequently attend professional development to help drive the academic success of Riverview. Technology has come to the forefront in education so Riverview instructional staff are learning and utilizing an array of technical devices within the classroom. We are fortunate to have SMART Boards, SMART Slates, netbooks, and iPads in many of the classrooms for an enhanced learning experience. Students in all grades work with each other as mentors, reading and bus buddies, as well as academic tutors.
Our learning environment is also enhanced through a partnership with Ferris State University, which includes education students, “Reading Literacy” work study students, volunteers from FSU Athletic Department, social organization volunteers, and research students. Many community members volunteer their time at Riverview to work with our students academically and build relationships.
Riverview students participate in many positive learning environment activities which include spirit week, book fairs, math and reading nights, choice time, ice cream socials, parades, field trips, and parent teacher conferences.
Riverview students participate in community service projects throughout the year including food drives, holiday door tag hanging, and card making plus fundraising for specific community organizations.
The staff at Riverview continues to work hard at making our students’ experience at school the best it can be!
To instill in all Riverview students a healthy self-image, a love of learning and the desire to achieve their best in tomorrow's world.