Riverwalk Academy introduces track team

Riverwalk students ready to begin

Riverwalk students ready to begin

Riverwalk Academy just started its first Track Team. The team allows six through ninth graders join.

Track practices are held Monday through Thursday and start at 3:05 p.m. Mr. Wilson lets everyone know when it's time for Track. The team then walks to the Mods and enters Mr. Wilson's room.

Mr. Wilson and Ms.Foster are the main Track coaches, but Ms. Belk also helps out. Matthew White, Rob LaFortune, and Lilly Fite serve as the Track Team Captains.

The Track Team’s goal is to recruit more members, and they also want everyone to improve their running abilities by the end of the season.

When you join, you are required to bring a water bottle and shorts or leggings to make running easier.

To join, ask Mr. Wilson or Ms. Foster. When you get approval, you must pay a $65 fee for the clothing and for runs/meets.


Photos were taken from the first track meet at Northwestern High School on Mar. 12, 2019.

The next track meet will be Tuesday, Mar. 26, 2019 at Clover High School.

After that, a track meet will be held on Thursday, Mar. 28, 2019 at York Comprehensive High School, and another on Tuesday, Apr. 2, 2019 at the same location.

Be sure to show up and support the Track team!

Riverwalk Academy Book Club begins reading The Hate U Give for 4th quarter

The Riverwalk Academy book club meets from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Fridays in Ms. Manigault’s classroom. Students read a book silently until she provides further instructions.

The club book is currently reading The Hate U Give, provided by the teacher.  

Soon, the club will begin to write assignments and do reports on the book. Members will ask questions about morality, the book’s plot, and the author’s intention.

Club members enjoy many authors and love discovering new books to discuss. Soft music plays in the classroom, and soon the club will have beanbags and (electric) candles.

We asked Ms. Manigault a few questions to learn more about this club:

Q1:  What does the book club value most?

A1: “Classroom discussion and getting children to discuss the books. We definitely focus on that more than everything else.”

Q2: What is the goal for this club?

A2: “I’d say it's for us to talk about our feelings and feel safe to discuss our thoughts for the book. This is a safe place.”

Q3: What type of assignments will the club be doing in the future?

A3: “Mainly likes and dislikes about our book. For example, today’s was ‘Where have you seen hate in the world?’ And there will be many more related to it.”

Q4: Are there limits on how many students you can take? Do you have to buy the book yourself?

“Yes and no. I will take as many students as are willing to read, but I’d like to keep it at 11. You do not have to buy the book yourself, but you do have to check it out if you plan on keeping it after-school.”

Book Club members also write and share their thoughts about other books, sometimes writing quotes and talking about each author.  

To join, students must ask Ms. Krebs or Ms. Manigault.

Riverwalk Academy goes to Adventure Air Sports

Riverwalk Academy will be going to Adventure Air Sports today (Mar. 14, 2019).

Riverwalk Academy will meet at Adventure Air Sports on Cherry Rd. from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm.   

Adventure Air Sports recently installed new a zip line. They also have have a climbing wall and a Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course.

To attend, you must pay $14. If you need socks, it will cost three extra dollars.

If you are under 18, your legal guardian must sign a waiver. Guardians are also asked to watch their children and keep them safe while following the rules.

For more information, contact  Adventure Air Sports by calling 803-670-874. You may also call Riverwalk Academy at  803-327-8400.