Student Life at riverwalk academy


Band is for 5th, 6th and 7th

Band is every Tuesday and Thursday after school from 3:00-4:10 under the direction of Monte Johnston. If you have any questions, you can contact him at

Girls on the Run

3rd – 5th Grade

Girls on the Run will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 PM – 4:45 PM.  This season we have three coaches for Girls on the Run. Melissa Maloney will be overseeing the program.  She has coached for 8 seasons.  Her daughter Sarah goes to Riverwalk and they are really looking forward to Melissa’s 9th season with Riverwalk this year! The goal is to keep the girls engaged, moving, have fun, and to be inspired. This will be Stacy Spinatto’s first season to coach. Her daughter Isabella is looking forward to running her third 5k this year. Stacy has been a substitute teacher at Crowders Creek.  Julia Fichera will also be a first-time coach this season. She does not have a daughter in the program, however, she does have two children that go to Riverwalk.   We are looking forward to a great Girls On The Run season!If you need more information, you can contact Melissa Maloney at missiemaloney@gmail.comOver a period of 10 weeks, girls in the 3rd through 5th grade participate in an after-school program like no other. Designed to allow every girl to recognize her inner strength, the Girls on the Run curriculum inspires girls to define their lives on their own terms. Throughout the season, the girls make new friends, build their confidence and celebrate all that makes them unique. The Girls on the Run lessons encourage positive emotional, social, mental and physical development.  Participants explore and discuss their own beliefs around experiences and challenges girls face at this age.  They also develop important strategies and skills to help them navigate life experiences. We start with helping the girls get a better understanding of who they are and what’s important to them.  Then, we look at the importance of team work and healthy relationships.  And, finally, the girls explore how they can positively connect with and shape the world.Physical activity is woven into our program to inspire an appreciation of fitness and to build habits that lead to a lifetime of health.  At the end of each three month session, the girls participate in a Girls on the Run 5k event.  This celebratory, non-competitive event is the culminating experience of the curriculum.  Completing the 5k gives the girls a tangible understanding of the confidence that comes through accomplishment as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals.  Crossing the finish line is a defining moment when the girls realize that even the seemingly impossible IS possible.

Let Me Run


Let Me Run is a nonprofit holistic health program for 4th through 8th grade boys. Using running as the vehicle to inspire, teach and reach boys, our comprehensive curriculum breaks down destructive male stereotypes that often stand in the way of positive futures for boys. Twice a week for seven weeks, our trained coaches guide teams of six to fourteen boys through the program, designed to amplify confidence, self-expression, and respect for others. Each fall and spring season culminates in a 5K race that celebrates the boys’ emotional, social and physical growth.

Let Me Run coaches guide the boys through lessons about wellness and well being, like respect, positive competition, and nutrition. Our lesson plans, including “Real Men Show their Feelings, Everyday Heroes, and Getting to Know You,” prepare boys for the long run by encouraging full expression of their individual feelings. Plus, the coaches instruct boys on proper running form and correct stretching techniques.

Student Council

2017 - 2018 Student Council Officers

2017 - 2018 Student Council Officers

Riverwalk Academy is proud to announce the start-up of our 2017-2018 Student Council! The Riverwalk Student Council will be involved with community projects, encouraging school leadership among the student body, school spirit events, PTO, fundraising events, school tours and much more. Learners will get to be a part of starting new traditions and being the voice of the student body. Student Council will meet every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 3:45 p.m.-4:30 p.m. There might be other days that members will need to stay in order to help set up for events, but these will be announced well in advance.

The Student Council Board will consist of the following offices: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Member At-Large, which will be filled by elected 6th-grade learners. Student Council will also consist of two elected grade-level representatives from 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.

Learners interested in running will need to do an electronic application that can be found at the following link:

The application can also be found on the Riverwalk website.

Learners running for 6th grade Board positions will write a speech and present it to the 4th through 8th grade learners during morning announcements. Candidates are able to create posters, flyers, and buttons to hand out during the 2 days before elections. They may not hand out food or other bribes to get votes. After the learners give their speech to their grade level, their peers will vote. Voting will also be done electronically this year in homeroom classes. The winning candidates will hold their position for the remainder of this year.

● Monday, September 11, 2017, at 4:00 p.m .

○ Applications will be open online

● Friday, September 15, 2017, by 4:00 p.m.

○ Last day for all applications to be submitted. No late applications will be accepted.

● September 18th – 22nd

○ Applications will be reviewed by Student Council Advisors

● Monday, September 25 th

○ Speeches will be given on, during morning announcements.

● Sept. 25th-27 th

○ Campaigning (Posters, buttons, flyers) can begin .

● Wednesday, September 27 th

○ Elections

● Thursday, September 28 th

○ The winning candidates will be announced

● Friday, September 29 th

○ Welcome and Expectations meeting for New Candidates during Community PBL Block

We are very excited and look forward working with each of you.

Thank you,

Student Council Advisors

Ms. Tillman

Safety Patrol

Riverwalk Loves our Safety Patrol team!  For more information, contact Mr. Wilson.

Riverwalk Academy Environmental Club



We will meet every 3rd Thursday of the month, from 3:45-4:30 in Mrs. Davis' 5th Grade classroom

Club Description

The Environmental Club is a group open to 4th-8th graders. The Environmental Club's goal is to raise awareness about environmental issues through community outreach, environmentally-themed fundraisers, and participation in community events and competitions. This club will take a student led, PBL style approach to raise awareness and offer solutions to environmental issues facing our school and community.

We hope you can make it to our first meeting on Thursday, October 19th.

We would also like to invite any parents who are interested in helping with this club to join us at our first meeting to receive additional information.

Environmental Club Sponsors:

Mrs. Davis and Mrs. Krebs