Ability, Character, and Citizenship are the foundations of the belief system at Riverbend Junior High School. Students continually strive to maximize their abilities and stretch their limits. We believe in being of high moral character and always demonstrating and finding the best in each of us. We expect all members of the Riverbend family to continue to show the kindness and consideration that is good citizenship.
With great joy I send you season’s greetings. This has been a wonderful and exciting year at Riverbend Junior High School. Our students are working hard in their classes and enjoying the many activities we have had this year. Our teachers are dedicated to their students and are taking on many new and exciting methods with which to engage and challenge them. The support from our Parent Council and our many dedicated parent volunteers has never been stronger. And our staff members who have wholeheartedly dedicated themselves to supporting our mission of providing the very best social and educational environment for students are fabulous. I feel privileged and honored to be able to work in this supportive and amazing community. I am grateful for your help, trust, input and desire to make Riverbend the best environment for our children.
I thank you for allowing us to be a part of your child’s life. I never take for granted the opportunity and responsibility to help them in their growth towards adulthood. Yet, what warms my heart the most is when I see our students smiling, laughing and clearly enjoying themselves in this safe and caring school community. At this time of year with the holiday season upon us and we get that stressful feeling that there is too much to do with not enough time to do it, it may help to remind ourselves what famed mystery writer Donald E. Westlake once said, “As we struggle with shopping lists and invitations, compounded by December’s bad weather(it’s coming!), it is good to be reminded that there are people in our lives who are worth this aggravation, and people to whom we are worth the same.”
This is the time of year for rejoicing and for rededication. I truly hope you will have the time to spend with those people in your life that mean the most to you and enrich your life. Please give yourself the time to recharge your spirit, and rededicate yourself to the people and causes that mean the most to you.
Mr. D. Beharry