Thank you for visiting the website for The “Excellent” River Valley High School. River Valley High School is about to embark upon a new tradition in September 2012. Thanks to the efforts of many, the Raider athletic facility will open on the campus of our beautiful school. Raider athletes are already reaping the benefits of the facility, including new weight room, rubberized track, field event facilities, football field, resourceful concession stands, and many other amenities.
While speaking with the student body, I ask each student to reflect upon their own actions. I ask each student “how are you contributing to our excellence?” Once again, students of River Valley High School have worked for RVHS to be rated as “Excellent” by the Ohio Department of Education. River Valley High School failed to meet the state indicators for graduation rate and attendance. Attendance will be an area of focus for the 2012-2013 academic year. Please take a moment to review the Gallia County Local Schools attendance policy and make up procedure.
It is my pleasure to serve the school and community as the fourth principal of River Valley High School. I am a 2001 graduate of RVHS, and I am proud to return as a Raider. Pride, Tradition and Character are three strong pillars of River Valley High School. As members of the school community, I thank you for contributing to the success of our students and our school.
Thanks to the community, R.V.H.S. has facilities to take great pride in. The custodial and maintenance staffs have worked all summer to ready the school for students. Thanks to their commitment to excellence, the school looks crisp and ready for another year. I would like to say “thank you” to the community for providing River Valley Students with a state of the art building for the third year. If you haven’t yet visited the site to see the progress toward a beautiful athletic facility, please do so. Thank you to the Board of Education, the Gridiron for Gallia Committee and the school community for your support to the project.
River Valley High School will continue to implement the Ohio Improvement Process (O.I.P.) throughout the academic year. The Ohio Improvement Process (O.I.P.) is a process that schools and districts across the state use to examine data, develop implementation plans, monitor results and evaluate results of student achievement. The district adopted two-hour late arrivals will contribute greatly to the implementation of this process. The process will allow faculty and staff to monitor the success of students and provide interventions for those that need additional assistance. Faculty will also conduct peer observations to assist in studying the new Ohio Teacher Evaluation System.
RVHS has a tradition of providing a challenging curriculum to our students that requires higher order thinking. Continuing with that tradition, Gallia County Local Schools, and River Valley High School will be continuing to implement the senior capstone course for the 2012-2013 year. I would like to thank all of the community mentors that assisted students during the 2011-2012 academic year. It was a pleasure to hear the praises the community mentors had for the class of 2012. The Senior Capstone course allows students to delve deeply into a topic of their choice within one of four following schools of thought: (1) Our World: Cultural and Social Issues (2) Health, Sciences and Mathematical Applications (3)Fine Arts, Language and Literature, Performing Arts or (4) Business and Technology.
The fall athletics programs are in full swing at River Valley. Extracurricular activities provide students with experiences, opportunities for leadership and situations that require them to uphold high levels of character. Students that participate in extracurricular activities gain leadership and interpersonal skills essential to life beyond high school. If your child is not involved in an extracurricular activity, academic or athletic, please contact the school to see what we can offer them.
I look forward to a wonderful year. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at 740-446-2926 or firstname.lastname@example.org
T.R. Edwards, Principal
River Valley High School