Riverdale’s Aspiring Scientists Take Advantage of Research Opportunities

With an accelerated science program, an annual science symposium, and a student research laboratory on campus, it is clear that Riverdale‘s science department encourages students to delve deep into their scientific interests. These opportunities allow students to explore their passions for science outside of the traditional classroom environment with limited adult guidance and extraordinary hands-on experiences.

Project Broadway Empowers Underprivileged Kids in NYC Through Theater

From participating in choral, acting, and dance classes at school, to watching Broadway productions in Manhattan, the arts play a substantial role in students’ lives. With an arts education, kids are able to develop critical and creative thinking skills in addition to learning how to work as a team. However, exposure to such privileges is not universal among kids in New York City.

The Body Project, run by Project Heal, is a body-acceptance based program designed to promote positive body image, focus on healthy eating, and discuss cultural messages around body image. The project has helped 3.5 million girls in 25 countries and has been used by many colleges and high schools including Riverdale. Guidance counselor Ms. Christina Young explained Riverdale’s interest in the program when she said, “We wanted to bring it in because so many of us struggle with accepting our bodies and our body image in the face of all the cultural messages we get about appearance.”

Whether it be rushing into class or multitasking, iPhones are prone to damage. To help the Riverdale community repair their valuable iPhones, the UFixIt Lab was created. This student-led tutoring center teaches members of the Riverdale community how to easily fix their impaired iPhones.

With a strong and successful start to the season, the Riverdale winter sports teams have been very competitive and hungry for the late-season wins. Each team has created meaningful memories as they strive to improve their records in the remaining weeks of the season.

The boys’ football and soccer teams headed onto the fields for preseason on August 16, 2018, and the rest of the fall sports teams followed on August 20, 2018. Riverdale’s preseason is held during the last two weeks of summer, and allows student-athletes and coaches to begin preparation for their seasons.