Altus Public Schools is a thriving K-12 school district surrounded by fertile agriculture land, connected to Altus Air Force Base, and immersed into the middle of the community of Altus. These work together to create a diverse population and the rich heritage of Altus Public Schools. Seven campuses and an Administration Center make up the Altus Public Schools District which serves approximately 3,300 students. School sites are divided into grade-level centers with two grades per school. L. Mendel Rivers Elementary located on Altus Air Force base is an exception; students in Pre-K through 4th grade call Rivers their school. Altus High School is home to 9th through 12th grades and offers a diverse array of academic classes and extra-curricular activities to build our Bulldogs into Dedicated, Noble and Ambitious citizens.
L. Mendel Rivers Elementary School will host their 4th annual Science Fair on January 31, 2023. Students in grade 2nd-4th are encouraged to participate.
Evacuation Drill - Thursday, September 29
We will be conducting an Evacuation Drill on Thursday. This is only a drill. The safety of all of our students is of the utmost importance to all of us at Rivers Elementary School.
We have been working diligently this year to review our plans, test them and make changes as needed to assure our students' safety. We strive to provide a safe learning environment for all students. In order to maintain a safe environment for our students, we find it necessary to practice drills and exercise our procedures put in place. So far this year, we have practiced a fire drill, a lockdown drill, and a tornado drill. We find it to be equally important to practice an evacuation drill. This drill would be put in place in the event that we needed to relocate for a variety of reasons. With the help of Base Security Forces, we will practice an evacuation drill on September 29, 2022
Rivers WEBSITES FOR DISTANCE LEARNING
Websites for Math & Reading
Istation Home for Parents visual guide
http://studyisland.com Click on the orange Login button on top right.
Next choose Study Island for Schools (We already have your child on this program.)
Your teacher will provide you with the Username and Password.
Websites for Reading Books Online
http://www.getepic.com (teacher will send instructions)
Location: any location
Username: provided by teacher
Username: on teacher resource.
Password: on teacher resource.
School: Follett eLearning, McHenry, IL (These two things should automatically save)
Spelling & Language Arts
Login Page: https://www.usatestprep.com/member-login
Account ID: Rivers83
Password: 5 digit number then riv (AR numbers)
Rivers Read Aloud
Parent Involvement Activities*Reader's Theater *
Reader's Theater is a fun way for parents to get involved in their child's reading!! What is Reader's Theater?? What is Reader's Theater? It's a way to involve students in reading aloud. In Reader's Theater, students "perform" by reading scripts created from grade-level books or stories. Usually they do so without costumes or props. Reader's theater is a strategy that combines reading practice and performing. Reader's theater is a strategy for developing reading fluency. It involves children in oral reading through reading parts in scripts. In using this strategy, students do not need to memorize their part; they need only to reread it several times, thus developing their fluency skills.
So, let's have fun! Go to the link below and pick a script on your child's reading level. Assign parts between you, your child, siblings, etc. Work on it all week! First reading, learn all the words. Subsequent readings, work on reading while stopping at periods, reading with expression, making a question sound like a question, and making an exclamatory sentence burst with excitement!