Each day at RJH starts with a moment of silence followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Announcements are also read as well as Words of Wisdom, which gives students a positive thought for the day. Morning announcements always end with, “The choices you make today, shape your world tomorrow.”
We provide a wide variety of programs for our students. Below are links to
the district academic site that will explain the specifics of each of our
programs including standards and more..
General Curriculum Standards
Indiana Academic Standards describe what Indiana students should know and be able to do. View these by grade level.
In addition to academics excellence, we also foster the growth and development of character in our students to create a positive environment.
6+1 Writing Traits
6+1 Trait Writing is a powerful framework used to learn and use a common language to refer to the characteristics of writing.
Grading Scale Information
View information about the district's grading scales.
Special Services / Special Education
HSE provides a full continuum of special education services for our students. Special education includes specially-designed instruction to meet a student’s unique educational needs and related services to support a student’s educational program.
We offer a formal program to high-ability learners starting in grade three through twelve. The REACH program reflects the our priority and commitment to our gifted learners, whose unique needs cannot be developed adequately in the regular education program.
English as a New Language (ENL)
A program which is dedicated to those students whose first language is not English.
Below is a list of tests that are related to grades 7 and 8. The X's indicate which grades the test is administered in. Click any test below for more information...
English, science, math and social studies are teamed for purposes of curriculum coordination and student individualization. Each team of four teachers shares a common preparation period and common group of students.
Most students are assigned heterogeneously grouped classes. Exceptions occur in English and math. Advanced curricula are offered at both seventh and eighth grade levels in English. Seventh graders are placed in regular math, advanced, or Honors Algebra. Eight graders are placed in regular math, Algebra, Honors Algebra or Honors Geometry.
RiverTime is a 30 minute block of time at the end of each day which provides students:
an opportunity to get started on homework
establishes good study habits
additional support from teachers
All 7th and 8th graders must purchase a Riverside Junior High physical education uniform (shorts and tee shirt), to be worn in class. Uniforms are sold the first week of class, and at Preview Day. Seventh graders may use the same uniform in grade eight.
Students at Riverside Junior High have opportunities to participate in several leadership-building activities. Student Council, class officers, peer tutors, office, technology and library aides all occupy positions of responsibility. Active involvement in extracurricular opportunities also enhances student leadership skill.
Within core curriculum delivery, enrichment lessons and activities are offered. Many assignments and projects encourage student creativity and thought. All seventh graders are offered the opportunity to participate in our outdoor education program conducted at Camp Tecumseh. With over 95% participation since its inception, students attend 3 days and 2 nights at a camp near Lafayette, Indiana. Under the direction of teachers, camp personnel, and specially selected and trained Fishers High School student-counselors, RJH students complete a wide variety of environmental and ecological activities.
Within the core curriculum there are many activities that providing exciting, in-depth learning opportunities. The Bayview environmental simulation, egg-drops, model rocket projects, lab experiences, CPR training, social studies debates and simulations, Rube Goldberg contests, literature circles, and cultural fairs are only a few of the activities that are woven through the curriculum.
The DARE program in grade seven is taught in health classes with the goal of deterring drug and alcohol abuse among our students.