Riverview Intermediate School Campaign
In partnership with the Sartell-St. Stephen School District, we are working to fund a strategic need and opportunity for our 3rd through 5th grade students that will inspire creativity, 21 st century skill development and high levels of learning through engagement and hands-on experiences. We have a donor who has committed to match donations up to $100,000 for this initiative!
In the fall of 2020, building grade configurations in the school district will change to align learning spaces and student needs to deliver the best programming possible. The current Sartell Middle School, which houses 5th through 8th graders, will shift to serving 3rd through 5th grade students as Riverview Intermediate School. The intermediate school leadership team, comprised of teachers and administrators, have researched best practices in meeting young adolescents' specific needs. They have an exciting vision for re-purposed areas that will be specifically designed with these students in mind.
STEAM Lab and Outdoor Classroom
We believe that in order to provide leading-edge experiences, education needs to keep up with current trends, practices and tools because let’s face it, an Etch-a-Sketch was cool back in the day and still has some uses, but in today’s world, we need to provide our kids with access to robots, coding and hands-on engineering experiences that are preparing them for life in the 21st Century.
Students that have the opportunity to tinker with an engineering kit, experience programming and flying a drone, interact with educational touch panels or observe as plants literally grow in front of their eyes, will be more engaged, more excited and more ready to problem-solve and think critically when their passion is ignited.
Flexible Activity Space
We know how active 8-11 year olds are and we want to celebrate and capture that energy in ways that can propel them to learn in new ways, promote healthy lifestyles, engage in teamwork and community-building, and simply provide an outlet to get the wiggles out and play.
Promoting physical experiences for students such as scaling climbing walls, using yoga mats, interacting with a MotionMagix screen and participating in games that will engage their minds and bodies in a safe, positive and fun environment. We are looking to support a newly-purposed flexible space with equipment that is designed with the intermediate child in mind.
Multi Media Library Space
Leading-edge education is what we are all about. The media center is a major hub that promotes a traditional and enhanced space for academic learning and exploration where students feel welcomed to find a good book, research a concept, create and make, or simply be part of an environment that is designed for collaboration.
Flexible seating, media displays, makerspace and age-appropriate shelving for books will transform how students use this educational space and provide an environment that students want to return to over and over again making the media center the heart of the school.
In order to make this project a reality, we need your financial help today. For every dollar we raise, we have a donor who has committed to match up to $100,000 for this initiative!