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Riverside Middle School gets another 'Excellent' rating

Published on Friday, November 21, 2014

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Gail Denton's 8th-grade ELA classes work on their performance skills.

Gail Denton's 8th-grade ELA classes work on their performance skills.



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RMS students see robots in action.

RMS students see robots in action.



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Christopher Gary of the Greenville County Police Department has students' attention.

Christopher Gary of the Greenville County Police Department has students' attention.

Riverside Middle School receives Excellent rating Riverside Middle School achieved an Absolute Rating of Excellent and a Growth Rating of Excellent for the third year in a row.

Students get pointers from Warehouse Theatre

Erika Whatley and Amanda Sox, teaching artists with the Warehouse Theatre's This Wooden O outreach program, visited Gail Denton's 8th-grade ELA classes Nov. 6-7 to work with students on their performance skills.

During the two-day residency, students were involved in many kinesthetic activities that focused on referencing the text, examining point of view, determining character motivation and practicing other close reading skills.

Lessons were directly linked to students' work on William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night's Dream. 

RMS students learn about robotics, engineering

Wayne Bobo of Century 3 and Josh Westmoreland of Diverse Industries recently visited Riverside Middle School students.

The students learned about robotics and different areas of engineering.

Students were able to learn about the different functions of robots, how they are programmed, and even got to see a demonstration of a robot in action.

Police officer speaks to students about forensics, crime scene investigations

Christopher Gary of the Greenville County Police Department spoke to 8th-grade students about forensics and crime scene investigation.

Students learned about gathering important evidence, how the evidence is documented, and separating facts about crime scene investigation from what is portrayed in the media.

Students interested in law and public safety got to explore future career paths. (pictures attached)

 

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