Students are encouraged to participate in activities while they are attending Riverside Academy. Our faculty and staff recognize the benefit of a well-rounded education and encourage participation of all students in extracurricular activities. A variety of activities are provided to meet the needs of all students.
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100th Day Program is a celebration of completing the first 100 days of school. Elementary celebrates with decorations, dressing up, and a school parade.
The 30 Plus Club is made up of students who have scored a 30 or higher on their ACT.
Riverside Academy’s 10th annual Arts Festival will be held on Thursday, March 15th from 6:45pm – 9:00pm. Every year our festival is centered on a different culture and theme. This year, our students will have the opportunity to experience the food, entertainment, and music of Acadian French culture. From zydeco music to Cajun culinary demonstrations, it will be an educational night filled with tons of fun. Each class will participate in an “Acadian French” themed presentation, contest, performance, or activity, and many clubs and groups will also be contributing. Please contact Mrs. Cheree Gomez if you would like to contribute to this special event. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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The Krewe Bord de L’eau Carnival Balls are themed celebrations each year that involve students from 1st through 12th to participate on a royal court, and to be placed according to how much money they raise and contribute to the school. The couple with the most money will be named Sr. King Rebel and Sr. Queen Dixie and Jr. King Rebel and Jr. Queen Dixie. Students in PK4 through 12th grade also have the opportunity to dress in costume and show what they have been taught through the arts, with a concentration in music, dance, and visual arts. Krewe Bord de L’eau originated in 1980 with the Junior Court, from an idea Mrs. Althea Cambre had to raise money for the school to build a new elementary building. The next year, the Senior Court was added. The Carnival Ball Committee was, and still is, composed of dedicated volunteer faculty members, parents, grandparents, and students who organize and create the grandeur event for everyone to enjoy.
Fall Fest 2018 Information Coming Soon!
Fellowship of Christian Athletes – Our mission and vision is to touch lives one heart at a time. F.C.A. focuses on serving our school and our community by equipping, empowering, and encouraging our students to make a difference for Christ. Rebels in Action is an extension of F.C.A. focusing on community service. See the Rebels in Action tab below.
National Jr. Beta Club is alive and thriving here at RA! Based on the beliefs of academic Achievement, Character, Leadership and Service, over 50 members are active on campus and in our local community. Members attend District Day in the fall and State Convention in early spring every year. Service is a key component in the club, with members who are constantly on the look for ways to serve others. “Let Us Lead by Serving Others”.
Jr. Beta is led by Amy DiMaggio. Mrs. DiMaggio has been certified teacher for 25 years, having earned a Bachelor’s of Science in English Education from UNO and a Master’s of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Southern Mississippi. She has also earned a Louisiana certificate as an Elementary and Secondary School Principal. She loves teaching young people the joys and skills of reading and writing. She and her husband reside in LaPlace with their daughter.
Read Across America is a a fun, school-wide event devoted to celebrating the love of reading and Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Older students read classic children’s book to our elementary students while assisting them with crafts and artwork.
Rebels in Action is a group created by our Spanish teacher, Mrs. Lisbeth Jackson. Rebels in Action stems off of Riverside Academy’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes Club, and focuses on community services throughout our parish. Our primary goal is to actually practice what we preach at FCA, and to live a life following Christ’s ways. We long for a change in this world; we are trying to be the change we would like to see.
Our Spelling Bee is a chance for our students to showcase their spelling skills. Grades K- 12th participate in classroom spelling bees that lead to a school wide competition, where students can win 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place. Students are given an opportunity to “Spell Like a Rebel!”
Spring Fest 2018 dates and information will be determined at a later date. A schedule of events and flyers for t-shirts and other events taking place during the festival will be attached once finalized. We look forward to everyone joining us this year and making our Annual Spring Fest a successful event!