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  • School Supplies Donated to RDE

    Thank you to Overland Contracting Inc. for donating school supplies to River Dell Elementary. The company held a Fill the Bus campaign and were able to donate many school supplies to RDE. "We are thrilled about the amount of supplies that were donated to our school," RDE Principal Chad Jewett said. "They will be put to great use and are greatly appreciated by our students and staff."

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  • Payne Recognized at Employee of the Year

    Educators that serve outside of a classroom setting were recognized for the important roles they play in Johnston County Public Schools at a special Employee of the Year reception on March 21.

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  • RDE Student of the Month Announced for March

    The character trait for the month of March for Johnston County Public Schools was integrity.

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  • RDE Chorus Participates in CHHS Preview Concert

    River Dell Elementary Chorus performed their Showcase of the Stars music during a combined concert at Corinth Holders High School on Thursday, Feb. 28.

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  • RDE holds Math Night at Food Lion

    Students ranging from pre-kindergarten to second grade from River Dell Elementary had a chance to show off their math skills at Math Night on Feb. 28.

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  • First grade class receives box of goodies per grant money

    First graders in Cindy Raynor's class at River Dell Elementary School were excited to receive a box of goodies that is going toward a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) project they have been working on.

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  • Khonyakin places second in Johnston County Spelling Bee

    Congratulations to River Dell Elementary student Alex Khonyakin who placed second in the Johnston County Spelling Bee. After winning the school spelling bee earlier this year, Khonyakin went on to the county spelling bee where he competed with every other elementary school winner. "Alex placed second over all int the county spelling bee and we are super proud of him and all his hard work," RDE assistant principal Jenny Durko said.

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  • National School Counselor Week

    River Dell Elementary would like to say a huge thank you to our three guidance counselors; Ashley Denton, Ray Headley-Allen and Liz Sinclair. "National School Counselor week took place Feb. 4 through the 8, however we are always so appreciative of our school counselors," RDE Assistant Principal Jenny Durko said. "We are lucky to have them all at RDE."

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  • Sinclair named RDE's Leading with Heart

    Congratulations to River Dell Elementary's guidance counselor Liz Sinclair who received the "Leading with the Heart" award. "We are so excited to award Liz Sinclair with the Leading with the Heart recipient," RDE Principal Chad Jewett said. "Mrs. Sinclair is a supporting and caring school counselor to all of our students, parents and staff members." Johnston County Public Schools honored 50 employees, including Sinclair, for going above and beyond in and outside of the classroom at the district’s annual “Leading with the Heart” reception on Feb. 21.

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  • River Dell Elementary announces student of the month for February

    In February, the character trait was fairness and a student from each class was chosen for showing fairness in the classroom.

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  • Chili Cook-Off Winners

    On Friday, Feb. 1, River Dell Elementary staff participated in a chili cook-off to gear up for Superbowl weekend. Thirteen teachers entered chili into the competition which was judged by special guest Johnston County Public School Opertations Direcetor John Bell, School Resource Officer Mike Medlin and Board of Education member Tracie Zukowski. The staff was also able to enjoy the chili's and appetizers that were provided. There were five top spots who received a golden spoon as a prize. In fifth place Julie Bennett and Lindsay Pecora tied for the spot. In fourth place was Nancy Wielechowski, in third place Kim Perez and in first place was Rachel Squillini.

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  • First Grade Teacher Receives Grant for RDE

    Congratulations and thank you is in order for first grade teacher Cindy Raynor who received a $625 from Johnston County Education Foundation. Raynor applied for this grant based on her project “Story Time with STEM Friends.” On Jan. 16 Raynor was presented with her check from Brandy Crocker. Raynor’s first grade class is forming a friendship with Mrs. Joyner’s Kindergarten class through STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Friends. Each month the two classes get together with an integrated reading and STEM activity that the students enjoy.

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  • RDE Announce Student of the Month for January

    The character trait for the month of January at River Dell Elementary was dependability. Each teacher chose one student from their classroom that represented dependability.

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  • Fourth Grader acts as Principal for a Day

    In December a lucky fourth grader was able to shadow River Dell Elementary Principal for a whole day. Matthew Briggerman in Mrs. Welch’s fourth grade class had the highest bid at the RDE Fall Festival for the prize of being principal for the day. During the day Briggerman shadowed RDE principal Chad Jewett for the day. During the day he made phone calls, visited classrooms, organized lost and found and helped clean the cafeteria.

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  • Fourth Graders Participate in Project Based Learning

    Fourth graders at River Dell Elementary this year are participating in project based learning. Project based learning is when teachers assign a task for the class to work on together in order for everyone to master the skill. Right now fourth graders are participating in “History Mystery.” Students are studying the lost colony of Roanoke and students are creating theories as to what happened to the colony.

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  • Miss North Carolina and Garner’s Outstanding Teen visits RDE

    River Dell Elementary had some exciting visitors on Dec. 22 when Miss North Carolina Laura Matrazzo and Miss Outstanding Teen Karlee Sanderford paid a visit to our students. Assemblies were held that day for all the students to go and see the ladies. Each one gave a performance and had a question and answer session with the students. After each assembly students were able to take pictures with the pageant winners.

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  • Fifth Grader Wins RDE Spelling Bee

    Congratulations to Alex Khonyakin for winning the River Dell Elementary Spelling Bee. Khonyakin competed against fourth and fifth graders. Each class in those grades had a representative from the classroom in the spelling bee. Khonyakin is in Mrs. Rippard’s classroom. “I’m very excited that I won the spelling bee and can’t wait to compete in the county one,” Khonyakin said.

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  • Third Grader Acts as Assistant Principal for a Day

    Recently, one of River Dell Elementary students had the opportunity to experience the school day from a different view. Third grader Natalie Pridgen acted as assistant principal on Dec. 19. She spent the whole day shadowing RDE assistant principal Tandra Batchelor-Mapp. She started by unloading students off of the buses. She arrived at school before any other students to help with this duty. She then went on to make phone calls, visit the classroom and help in the cafeteria.

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  • RDE Announces Students of the Month for December

    Congratulations to students from River Dell Elementary who were chosen for Student of the Month for December. The character trait for the month was The students who were chosen are as follows:

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  • Author Visits Second Graders at RDE

    Second graders in Margie Riedel's class had an exciting visitor on Dec. 18. Author Sherry C. Storrs visited the classroom and read her new book "The Giraffe, the Sun and the Apricot." "The students were so excited to meet her and were very engaged with her story," Riedel said.

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