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Saturday, November 28, 2015


Upcoming Events

Fri Nov 27
Thanksgiving Recess/No School
Mon Nov 30 @ 4:30PM - 07:15PM
Jv & Var boys scrimmage at Craftsbury
Mon Nov 30 @ 5:30PM - 08:30PM
jv & var girls scrimmage vs Kearsarge
Tue Dec 01 @ 6:30PM -
School Board Meeting
Thu Dec 03 @ 5:30PM - 08:30PM
jv/vg scrimmage vs Mascoma
Sat Dec 05 @ 3:00PM - 06:15PM
VB/VG @ Twin Valley
Tue Dec 08
WES Holiday Concert
Tue Dec 08 @ 5:30AM - 08:15PM
JV/VB @ Oxbow
Thu Dec 10 @ 5:30PM - 06:30PM
7/8 Boys vs Lyme
Fri Dec 11 @ 5:30PM - 08:15PM
JV/VG @ Oxbow
Sat Dec 12
RA - Lions Club Basketball Tournament
Sun Dec 13
RA - Lions Club Basketball Tournament
Tue Dec 15 @ 5:30PM - 07:45PM
7/8 Boys and Girls @ Thetford
Wed Dec 16 @ 5:30PM - 08:30PM
VG/VB vs Woodsville
Wed Dec 16 @ 6:00PM -
SME K-3 Holiday Concert
Thu Dec 17 @ 5:30PM - 08:30PM
JVG/JVB vs Woodsville
Thu Dec 17 @ 6:00PM -
SME Grades 4-6 Holiday Concert
Fri Dec 18 @ 5:30PM - 06:30PM
7/8 boys @ Lyme
Fri Dec 18 @ 5:30PM - 08:30PM
Jv & Varsity Girls vs Thetford
Tue Dec 22 @ 5:30PM - 08:30PM
JV& Varsity Boys vs Thetford

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As my sixth year as Superintendent of the Rivendell Interstate School District begins, I am pleased to offer a welcome for the 2015-16 school year. I look forward to seeing the effort, caring and commitment that all of our teachers, staff and administration will make on behalf of your child(ren).

Our teachers bring to Rivendell both education and life experiences that support a vital learning environment. I know our students are fortunate to have the varied educational opportunities our schools make available to them. With effective teaching and learning, they will flourish, grow, and develop a wider and deeper knowledge. Quality instruction will support our students as they meet and use their learning potential.

I also know that our partnership with parents is important. We will be most successful in knowing and understanding your child when we have positive and open communication with you. We will work hard to communicate effectively and we appreciate the support you give us.

Both New Hampshire and Vermont are facing education financial challenges. Rivendell will continue to be diligent in the budget development process in order to meet student needs in a cost effective manner. We recognize, although small schools have many advantages and strengths, the small number of students can at times be financially troublesome.

As your child enters school you will find new teachers in each location. We are excited to be able to once again recruit talented, interesting and enthusiastic educators. Although we will miss those who have moved on to other opportunities, we expect the connections and instruction provided to your child will continue to be positive.

If your child is entering preschool, I offer a special welcome, as this is an exciting timeeven though it may be a little scary. If your child is a senior, it can also be an exciting but potentially stressful and scary time as the next chapter of life comes close. Whatever age and grade, my hope is that teaching and learning will flourish and both parents and educators will look back on the year and see lots of successful experiences and growth.

Enjoy the year!
Brenda L. Needham



Latest News

Public Notice

Rivendell 2016-2017 Budget Public Forums will be held:
Tuesday, January 5, 2016 – 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. @ Rivendell District Office Conference Room, Orford, NH

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 – 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. @ Westshire Elementary School, West Fairlee, VT
The preliminary 2016-17 proposed school budget will be presented at these forums. Click here for more information.

Rivendell is Featured in the "Here in Hanover" Magazine

Rivendell is featured in the Winter 2015/2016 issue of "Here In Hanover" magazine. Click here to read the Article. (it starts on page 63).

Act 46 Presentation

Click here to view the Rivendell Board presentation shown at the Act 46 Public Forum on November 3, 2015. It is important to note that the Board is just taking preliminary steps and looking at possible ideas for the future. There will be more public forums in the future. Please check our website periodically for updates.