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  • Welcome to RDE Emily Shallington

    Emily Shallington joins RDE 3rd grade Team

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  • Welcome to RDE Alissa Fritz

    Alissa Fristz joins RDE 1st grade Team

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  • Welcome to our 1st Grade Team Erica Jordan!

    Hello River Dell Family,  My name is Erica Jordan. I will be one of the new 1st grade teachers this year.  I originally came from Thailand.  I received a bachelor's degree (English/Psychology) and a master's degree (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) from Payap University, Thailand.  Recently, I earned an MAT degree (Elementary Education, K-6) from UNC at Chapel Hill. 

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  • Erin Shepard joins our 3rd Grade Team

    Hello River Dell Family, I'm Erin Sherpard and I'm so excited to be joining the 3rd Grade Dream Team.  I graduated from East Carolina University (Go Pirates!) in 2003 and then began my teaching career in Wilson, NC.  I have taught there for the last 19 years and have experience in 2nd and 3rd grade. I am married and have 2 children, who I love spending time with. 

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  • Cassie Winfield joins our Kindergarten Team

    I am excited about joining the Kindergarten team at RDE.  My passion is teaching and building positive relationships with all of my students and their families.  My aspiration is for the students to fall in love with learning and reach their full potential.  I was born in Maryland and moved to Clayton in 2016.  I graduated from East Carolina University.  I have a wonderful husband and two amazing children, Jacob and Josiah.  When I am not in the classroom, I love traveling, visiting museums, and family game nights.  I look forward to meeting all the students and their families at RDE.  

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  • Ms. Lawhorn named semi-finalist for Flame for Learning award

    Congratulations to one of River Dell’s amazing 5th grade teachers, Gail Lawhorn!! She is one of the most passionate educators we know. Ms. Lawhorn puts her heart and soul into teaching, and her love of words is contagious!! Ms. Lawhorn is very deserving of this honor!

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  • Leading with the Heart

    Congratulations to River Dell’s Leading with the Heart representative, Mrs. Susan Heard! Mrs. Heard goes out of her way every day to help anyone, and everyone, who needs it. She is a wonderful leader to our EC team, and she is loved by students, staff, and parents alike. Thank you for all you do for RDE!

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  • River Dell Beginning Teacher of the Year

    Congratulations to River Dell’s First Year Teacher of the Year representative, Mrs. Cierra Davis Ricks! We are so proud of you!

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  • National School Counseling Week

    We are thankful for our two amazing school counselors!! They do so much for the students, staff, and parents at River Dell Elementary. We appreciate all they do. Thank you Mrs. Denton & Mrs. Headley Allen!

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  • RDE students Meets Community Helpers

    Evan loves trucks and was excited to see a Milk truck on campus. He asked to meet our comunity helpers and was pleasantly greeted by the Milk delivery employees and one of our School Bus Drivers. Such a great experience for Evan!

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  • Remembering Lucy Hutchins

    Family, friends, and RDE staff came together on Sunday to remember our sweet Lucy Hutchins, who was tragically taken from us way too soon. Thank you to the PTA and Lucy’s classmates for donating the Buddy Bench that will forever be a reminder of Lucy and what she meant to our River Dell family.

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  • Jenny Durko named River Dell Elementary Principal

    Jenny Durko was named the principal of River Dell Elementary at the May Johnston County Board of Education meeting, effective June 7.

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  • Grant Awarded to River Dell PTA

    The RDE PTA has been awarded this grant during the phase 1 program to further support our students and teachers at River Dell for the upcoming summer and school year. RDE is the ONLY Johnston County School to have received this grant and one of only 7 NC schools in the state. Thank you to NCPTA and Tic Tok for this opportunity to support our community! RDE RACERS ROCK!!!

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  • River Dell Elementary announces February Student of the Month

    River Dell Elementary announces February Student of the Month The character trait for February was Critical Thinker and Inquirer. A student from each class for showing these traits and they are as follows.

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  • Box Top Winners

    Congratulations to Mrs. Smith's fifth grade class who were the box top winners for the month of September. As a reward they received Popsicle's and the box top trophy for the month.

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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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