opened its doors to the fourth
grade students of Florence Township in September,
2007, when the students of Marcella Duffy School and
Florence Middle School consolidated and now occupy
the newly renovated former Florence High School
The merging of two quality teaching staffs and
consolidation of resources once shared between two
campuses have even further enriched the resources
and learning experiences of our students.
Now one school, we continue to
espouse the advantages of smaller learning
Toward that end, Riverfront maintains grade
level schedules which are differentiated to match
the developmental needs of our students’ five
different grade levels.
Fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students
receive instruction in primarily self-contained
learning environments for instruction in core
The extended block schedule in seventh and
eighth grades is designed to align with best
practices of middle level philosophy and includes a
home base/advisory period, common academic
instructional time for grade level teams, and common
planning periods for core subject teachers at each
Students at every grade level
receive a full complement of exploratory cycle
Leading the exploratory experience is the
interactive technology course in which students
combine computer skills to solve real world problems
as well as gain exposure to current
In addition, students may elect courses in
computers, art, music, drama, Spanish, and consumer
and library science.
Band and chorus are co-curricular courses
additionally offered to students as an option either
during school or after school.
Small group instructional
opportunities are designed to meet the needs of
special education students, students who need
essential skill support in mathematics and literacy,
gifted & talented learners, speech & language
instruction, and occupational and physical
Staff development training is
encouraged and fostered toward the goal of
differentiating instruction and infusing technology
in its delivery to meet the needs of students’
different learning styles.
Toward that goal, teachers are extending
their application of Smartboard and Internet
technologies as comprehensive teaching tools.
Riverfront houses three classroom computer
addition, parents can gain access to their child's
grades in the teacher grade book and assignment records through our cutting
edge Genesis Parent Access Portal.
Staff members attend workshops and trainings,
both within and out of the district, in order to
develop their skills in newest technologies,
research, and strategies related to effective
teaching and learning.
focus on challenging students to think critically
and analytically is balanced by equal attention on
their social-emotional and character development.
We continue to expand Character Education and
Anti-Bullying initiatives to foster a school culture
that teaches students to honor diversity, resolve
conflicts through peaceful solutions, and to make
thoughtful decisions, as they continue to develop
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