• >>The Center for Gifted Education's 2017 Focusing on the Future conference will
    be held on Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 8:45 a.m.–3:00 p.m. 

         *Exposure to career opportunities in various professional fields for grades 6-12.

         *Separate sessions will be held for parents, guardians, and counselors

         *At William & Mary’s School of Education, Williamsburg, VA 23185.

         *All students must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or group chaperone.

         *All participants must register for the event by January 27, 2017.

         *Information @

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  • >>UVA Summer Enrichment Programs

       * Are you interested in an academic challenge this summer?

       *Consider the Summer Enrichment Program @ UVA for rising 5th-11th graders

       * For an applications go to

       *Or visit or call 434-924-3182 for details.

       *Application deadline is February 15. There is limited financial aid available for the program. 

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  • >>Students interested in applying to the Commonwealth Governor’s School for the 2017-2018 school year may get information from Mrs. Mann in the G & T office (beside room 254) or from The application deadline is Feb. 14, but students need to see Mrs. Mann regarding testing.

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  • The Spotsylvania Career and Techncal Center is having an Open House on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. Come see what you can be at SCTC!  They have over 19 Program areas- Industry Certification- Build, Create, Design!  We will be scheduling for next year soon, so time to start thinking about what classes you would like to take.

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  • The Riverbend Debate Team is hosting an in-house tournament on Saturday February 18 @ 8 a.m.  The subject is "Does science leave room for free will?" Contact Mr. Garrison for details.

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  • Talent Show Auditions are Jauary 31st and February 1st.  Online registration, a link, has been sent to your GAPPS account sign up by January 23, 2017. Talent show is Friday, March 3rd @ 7 p.m.



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  • >>Attention Juniors and Sophomores: Summer Residential Governor’s School Academic programs are available in the areas of

    1. humanities,
    2. math, science, & technology,
    3. agriculture/genetics/biotechnology/environmental management, and
    4. medicine & life science.
    5. There are also mentorship programs in engineering and marine science.

    Please see Mrs. Mann as soon as possible in the Gifted and Talented Office (next to room 254) for more information. Your application deadline is much earlier than the one on listed the website! The month long programs are relatively FREE, but highly competitive! 

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  • Therapy Dogs in the Counseling Office. Next week in preparation for exams, students will be able to sign up for 10 minute time slots to de-stress with the dogs during 3rd Block.  We are asking that students come durng lumch or during 3rd Block study halls only. Students may sign up anytime with Ms. Jacobsen to take part in the sessions.

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  • >>Send your favorite Bear an Exam Survival Kit through PTSA during semester exams

         * $5.00

         * Exam kits are packed with a variety of goodies and a drink

         * Delivered during the first day of exams

         * Complete the form and return it to the office by 1/18/17

         *Click here for the form: Exam Survival Kit Form

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  • Juniors & Seniors: The ASVAB Test is Thursday, March 2, 2017 @ 7:35 a.m. at RHS.  The test is FREE!!! Sign up in the Counseling Office.  Limited to 60 students.

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  • >>Attention Sophomores: The Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Foundation is currently seeking nominations for its spring conferences.  

    * Interested sophomores see Mrs. Mann no later than Wednesday, January 11, in the Gifted and Talented Office

    *Our school covers the entire cost of this program. 

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  • >> TEST PREP - Riverbend students may sign up for help in preparing the SATs and the ACTs. Check out this document: SAT and ACT Prep.

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  • Make-up Days will be January 27, 2017 (B-day) and February 20, 2017 (A-day). 

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