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Tuesday, July 17, 2018


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New RISD Elementary Principal Nominee

Dear Rivendell Families and Staff,

I am pleased to announce that I will be nominating Ms. Julie Donahue as the next elementary principal in the Rivendell Interstate School District. Ms. Donahue has been an educator for approximately 20 years, with the last 4 years as principal of the Concord (VT) Elementary School.

Ms. Donahue was initially one of seven interviewees with a search committee made up of teachers, parents, a School Board member and administrators. She was then one of three finalists who visited the district on Thursday (4/12/18). While visiting WES and SME, she was able to meet with staff, a small group of students and community members. She also had an in-depth interview with the Leadership Team and the Superintendent.

References commented on Ms. Donahue's deep knowledge of project-based learning; her connections to students, families and staff; and her transformational leadership. We are so thrilled to have Ms. Donahue joining us as of July 1, 2018. She will be nominated to the school Board on May 1st at our regular Board meeting.

Elaine Arbour
Superintendent of Schools


Public Notice

RISD Community Meeting, March 27, 2018 Slideshow Presentation

2007 Snapshot of the Rivendell Interstate School District (Prepared by Raymond J. Proulx)

Meeting Agenda for Rivendell Review Committee Meeting, July 10, 2018, 6:30 p.m. Westshire Elementary School, West Fairlee, VT

School Board Meeting Tuesday, June 05, 2018, 06:30pm June 5, 2018, 6:30 p.m.; District Office Conference Room, Orford, NH

2018  Annual District Report

2017-2018 Rivendell Interstate School District Calendar
 (Approved by School Board 04/04/2017)
2018-2019 Rivendell Interstate School District Calendar (Approved by School Board 02/06/2018)

Board Meeting Minutes


Latest News

Registration for RA Fall 2018 Sports is now open.

A parent/guardian is able register by clicking on this link.

Cycling to Quebec City

During a two-week bike trip to Quebec City and back, Rivendell Academy students will explore Vermont and Quebec, study with the teacher chaperones and learn to work towards challenging goals they will set for themselves before the trip. Prior to the trip the students will train, research, plan, journal, and fundraise. During the trip they will continue their learning and journaling. Upon their return, students will share their experiences through the presentations to appropriate audiences.
They have set up a website and blog to find out more about the trip follow and their adventure


April 28 Saturday, Westshire Elementary School 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

May 12 Saturday, Samuel Morey Elementary School 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

If your child will be five years old on or before August 31, 2018, and your town of residence is Fairlee, Orford, Vershire or West Fairlee, please contact the appropriate elementary school listed below as soon as possible to pre-register your child for Kindergarten and to set up a time for orientation.

Fairlee or Orford Residents –
Call Amanda Perry at 802-333-9755

Vershire or West Fairlee Residents –
Call Amber Kilduff at 802-333-4668

2018 - 2019 RISD Calendar

2018-2019 Rivendell Interstate School District Calendar (Approved by School Board 02/06/2018)