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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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  • 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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