Riverview Educational Foundation
PO Box 186
Oakmont, PA 15139
Riverview Educational Foundation's Commitments to the Riverview School District
"Children must be taught how to think, not what to think."
Commitment to: Enrichment
The children of Riverview School District arrive at the school doors with a variety of home and life experiences. Children develop at different rates. Riverview recognizes this and makes enrichment opportunities available at the elementary level. In addition to early exposures to enrichment, every single student at the Junior and Senior High levels is eligible to participate in activities that extend and enhance their classroom learning.
Your donation will ensure that these opportunities are maintained and grow in the future. Again, the list below is impressive and demonstrates that there is success and opportunity available. Please help us continue to offer these fabulous experiences to the students of today and tomorrow.
Here is a sampling of the enrichment opportunities offered at the Junior and Senior High:
- Equations 7-12 – Soldiers & Sailors – Part of the national academic games league, students creatively use higher level math skills and critical thinking to complete equations.
- OnSets 7-12 – Soldiers & Sailors - Part of the national academic games league, students learn about set theory and rules and use critical thinking to outwit their opponent in completing sets.
- CalcuSolve 7-12 – Sponsored by the AIU, students work individually and in teams to complete extremely challenging math problems.
Computers, Technology, Engineering
- CyberPatriot – 9-12 – Sponsored by the Air Force and the Department of Defense, students use knowledge of computer operating systems to identify and fix threats to simulated networks. – Team sponsor – PacketViper LLC.
- PSU Engineering Day 8 – Students from Penn State’s engineering program come to North Allegheny and lead workshops that teach a variety of engineering principles.
- K’NEX Challenge 7-8 – Sponsored by the Northern Area Gifted Consortium, students use engineering and design principles to compete in a variety of challenges.
- STEM Design Challenge (K’NEX) 7-8 – Sponsored by the AIU, students are given a problem, and then bring their K’NEX structure to the competition.
- North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad 7-8 – Sponsored by CMU, the NSA, and Google, students solve incredibly difficult linguistics puzzles with applications for computer science and other fields.
- BotsIQ 9-12 – Sponsored by Southwest PA Manufacturing Industry, students work with corporate partners to design, plan, manufacture, and build a 15 pound robot that “fights” robots from around the region and state. – Team Corporate Partners – Conco Inc. and VersaFab Inc.
- Fluid Power Challenge 7-8 – Sponsored by the National Fluid Power Association and Wojanis Inc, students use principles of hydraulics, pneumatics, and engineering and design to build structures that will complete an assigned task.
- Battery Car Race 7-8 – Sponsored by the AIU, students design car that will use 2 double A batteries and race while carrying a full 20 ounce water bottle.
- Governor’s STEM Challenge 9-12 – Sponsored by the Governor’s Office, students used technology to develop and build a device that solves a problem facing the community.
- PA Computer Fair 7-12 – Students design and present an original project.
Social Studies/ General Knowledge / Verbal
- Hometown High Q - 9-12 – Students compete in a popular televised event and are quizzed on a variety of challenging topics.
- Academic Challenge 9-12 – Sponsored by the Northern Area Gifted Consortium, students work as a team to compete in a cross curricular quiz bowl game.
- Academic Challenge 7-8 - Sponsored by the Northern Area Gifted Consortium, students work as a team to compete in a cross curricular quiz bowl game.
- History Bowl 7-8 – Sponsored by the AIU, students visit the Heinz History Center and learn about the center’s exhibits while finding the answers to puzzles and questions in the competition.
- Academic Globequest 7-8 – Sponsored by the Northern Area Gifted Consortium, students use their knowledge of geography to solve problems within a fun competition.
- Mock Trial 7-12 – Sponsored by the Northern Area Gifted Consortium, students prepare for a fictional case and play the parts of the witnesses and lawyers in the case.
- Writing Workshop 7-8 – Sponsored by the Northern Area Gifted Consortium, students attend a workshop and complete a variety of creative writing exercises within a theme.
- SciTech Days 7-8 – Students attend a series of workshops at the Carnegie Science Center covering a variety of concepts.
- Science Bowl 7-8 – Students explore the Carnegie Science Center and compete in a variety of science-based competitions.
- Faraday Chemistry Lectures 7-8 – Sponsored by the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh, students watch a series of exciting chemistry demonstrations and learn principles in chemistry.
- Sam Rhine Genetics Seminar 9-12 – Students attend this annual seminar and learn about cutting-edge advances in genetics.
- National Science Olympiad 7-8 – Sponsored by the Department of Energy, students study concepts across many content areas in science and compete in this national quiz-bowl type event.
- Pittsburgh Regional Science Fair 7-12 – Students design and present an original investigation.
Cross-Curricular / Critical Thinking
- Creative Convention 7-8 – Sponsored by the Northern Area Gifted Consortium, students use critical thinking and problem solving skills to compete in a variety of tasks.
- Chess 7-8 – Sponsored by the Northern Area Gifted Consortium, students compete to make the traveling team that participates against the best chess players from surrounding schools.
The list of enrichment opportunities is wide and deep. The activities are open to each student at the Junior and Senior high levels. Let’s be sure that all the materials and resources for greater innovation are available to continue such a rich tradition of success and achievement beyond the core course offerings.
Please donate now.