2220 Veteran’s Parkway
Building Open to Students
Student Instructional Day
8:15 am to 3:00 pm
About River Valley
River Valley Middle School (RVMS) houses grades six through eight and has approximately 950 students. The mission of RVMS is to create an environment in which our diverse student population can acquire the skills, knowledge and responsibilities necessary to become productive citizens in an ever-changing world.
A six period day has students engaged all day. We begin with our IMPACT class where students are either in an enrichment class or an intervention class to help them get on grade level. 6th grade is on an A/B day schedule. Core classes include Careers at sixth grade, Health at seventh grade, and Tech Ed/Career Class at eighth grade.
Technology is a daily part of instruction through the use of Promethean boards in all academic classrooms and student Google Chromebooks. Teachers can communicate with students and parents through Power School, Google Classroom (per teacher) and school email.
An involved PTO provides student and teachers with support through volunteer service. A partnership with Communities in Schools provides after school tutoring for academic improvement.
RVMS has many before and after school clubs. Students also may participation in fifteen different sports teams or clubs. The Media Center not only provides 23,000 + collection of materials for students, but also a virtual library for 24/7, 12 months a year access to reading materials. 1
Student leadership programs include National Junior Honor Society, InterACT (in conjunction with the Jeffersonville Rotary Club), Student Ambassadors, and Student Council.
Student participation in extracurricular activities including athletics, leadership, theater, band, choir, service clubs, and fellowship activities.
Continuous improvement of instruction modeled on the Harvard University DataWise Program, with a district-wide working relationship with Harvard University
IMPACT Intervention/Enrichment daily for all students, nationally recognized Read 180 Program, Young Hoosier Reading Challenge
Faculty and staff who are dedicated to using cutting-edge instructional practices and developing their skills through professional development
Band and Chorus have received Gold ratings at contest for over twenty year
PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Support) program rewards students monthly and quarterly