Congratulations to the following students who have made the Rivermont Collegiate 1st Quarter Honor Roll!

Middle School (Grades 6-8)

High Honors (All grades B+ or higher or B or higher for courses designated as Upper School level)

Asha Alla

Elizabeth Decker

Clayton Douglas

Faith Douglas

Jessica Elliott

Aislinn Geedey

Jacob Hansen

Mary Aisling McDowell

Dwira Nandini

Elizabeth Paxton

Grace Sampson

Anna Senjem

Honors (All grades B- or higher or C+ or higher for courses designated as Upper School level)

Christopher Cumberbatch

Kenton Fee

Chirag Gowda

Jewell Hixon

Jonathon Kokoruda

Jozef Porubcin

Lauren Schroeder

Elias Sheumaker

Genevieve Strasser

Nikhil Wagher

Jack Westphal


Upper School (Grades 9-12)

Headmaster's List (GPA 3.85-4.00)

Adam Dada

Anastasia Eganova

Maram El-Geneidy

Tejasvi Kotte

Summer Lawrence

Benjamin Nordick

Manasa Pagadala

Emilia Porubcin

Michal Porubcin

Shravya Pothula

Suhas Seshadri

Alexander Skillin

Loring Telleen

MingSui Tang

Distinction (GPA 3.50-3.84)

Christian Elliott

Shivani Ganesh

Ryan Howell

Amanda McVey

Victoria Mbakwe

Grace Moran

Thomas Rodgers

Pavel Yashurkin

Merit (GPA 3.00-3.49)

Spencer Brown

Hema Chimpidi

Sukhmani Gill

Hayley Moran

Lauren Sears

Former Student Brings University Choir to Rivermont Collegiate for Performance & Workshop 

What: Ladies of Lee Choir (Lee University - Cleveland, TN) perform at Rivermont Collegiate, offer workshop for Rivermont Show Choir

When: Friday, 10/18 - 1:00 p.m.

Where: Rivermont Collegiate campus - 1821 Sunset Drive, Bettendorf

The Ladies of Lee Choir from Lee University in Cleveland, TN will perform for Rivermont students this Friday, 10/18 at 1:00 p.m. in the Rivermont auditorium.  The Ladies of Lee, directed by Dr. Loralee Songer, travel throughout the eastern U.S. and graciously offered to provide a show for Rivermont students.  The President of the Ladies of Lee is Marlee Sullivan, a former Rivermont student and daughter of Mark and Jennifer Sullivan of Silvis, IL.  The Ladies of Lee will also conduct a workshop for Rivermont's Upper School Show Choir following the performance.  The Ladies of Lee are comprised of 44 students, freshman through seniors.

What a Day!

3rd Grader To Enjoy Private Flight Over QC, Secret Tour of Historic Bettendorf Mansion

What: Rivermont 3rd Grader to take private flight over QC as part of "Headmaster for a Day"

When: Wednesday, 10/9 - 10:00 a.m.

Where: QC International Airport (Moline) & Rivermont Collegiate campus (1821 Sunset Drive, Bettendorf)

Aidan Sears, 3rd Grade student at Rivermont Collegiate, will take to the skies next Wednesday with Rivermont Headmaster Todd Zachary! Aidan will be taking a ride in a private plane above the Quad Cities and, if weather permits, will even have the opportunity to help steer the plane.

This special day was purchased last spring by Aidan's parents, Melissa and Jim Sears, at Rivermont Collegiate's annual Auction and Dinner fundraiser. This "Headmaster for a Day" item is always popular at the event! A retired Air Force Colonel, Rivermont's new Headmaster Todd Zachary will take Aidan on an unforgettable ride. After the flight, the two will return to Rivermont, where Aidan will enjoy lunch with teachers and sit in on an Upper School class or two. Aidan will also tour hidden rooms, tunnels, and passageways of the historic Bettendorf Mansion on the Rivermont campus.

The plane will take off at approximately 10:00 a.m. from Quad City International Airport. Aidan, Mr. Zachary, and the pilot will be in the air for about an hour.

Rivermont Collegiate is excited to announce that Bonnie Campbell, College Counselor and Chinese language faculty, has been hand-selected to join the Board of Trustees of the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS).

This is a significant honor for both Ms. Campbell and Rivermont.  ISACS is a membership organization of more than 230 schools from 13 states of the Midwest region (including Rivermont Collegiate).

Ms. Campbell has been a member of Rivermont's faculty and staff for 16 years and holds a B.A. from the University of Washington and M.A. from the University of Oregon.  She was recently awarded Rivermont's Waterman Chair of Distinguished Teaching, which provides a stipend for professional growth.  With the help of this stipend, she spent 2 weeks over the summer immersed in Chinese language and culture in Taiwan.  Her trip included a visit to the Taipei American School, where she taught English Literature for 2 years.

For more information, contact Brittany Marietta at (563) 359-1366 or


Taipei American School -

Rivermont Collegiate -
·         Enhanced STEM programs
  • Introduction of Singapore Math
  • Interactive Science for all students, Junior Kindergarten - 12th Grade
  • Expanded technology suite in every classroom
  • Greater collaboration with local colleges and universities

Don't miss the opportunity to explore what's in store for the brightest young minds in the QCA - to arrange an interview with Mr. Zachary, contact Brittany Marietta at (563) 359-1366 ext. 308 or 

"Rivermont's future continues to shine brightly!  Our steadfast vision is to provide exceptional education to the entire Quad Cities region.  We embrace today's global landscape and prepare our graduates for the world beyond our campus.  We are Rivermont Collegiate of the Quad Cities - proud of our rich heritage yet eagerly embracing our community's future." - Todd Zachary

With summer in full swing, parents have likely heard the dreaded words from their children, "I'm bored."  Keep young minds sharp and active at Rivermont Summer Camp!  Week-long classes are offered through August 2nd for preschool through high school.  Classes are open to the entire Quad City community.  Registrations are still being accepted but don't delay - classes are filling up!


What: Rivermont Summer Camp 2013

Where: Rivermont Collegiate - 1821 Sunset Drive, Bettendorf

When: Week-long classes offered now through August 2nd

Who: All Quad City students, preschool through high school

More Info & Registration: or (563) 359-1366

June 17-21: Video Production (Grades 6-9, 12:30-3:30 p.m.)

June 24-28: Spy Camp (Grades K-1, 12:30-3:30 p.m.)

July 8-12: Locomotion (PreSchool-Junior Kindergarten, 8:30-11:30 a.m.)

July 15-19: CSI Crime Scene Investigator (Grades 2-3, 12:30-3:30 p.m.)

July 22-26: Robotics (Grades 4-6, 12:30-3:30 p.m.)

July 22-26: Lego Robotics (Grades 2-3, 8:30-11:30 a.m.)

July 22-26: Young Actors' Studio (Grades 4-6, 8:30-11:30 a.m.)

July 29-Aug 2: Around the World (Grades 2-3, 12:30-3:30 p.m.)

Registration is now open for Rivermont Collegiate's SAT/ACT Prep Course.  This class is open to the entire Quad City community and will be held on the Rivermont Collegiate campus in Bettendorf.  Rivermont faculty experts will provide hands-on tutoring and tips, including access to for practice tests, flash cards, sample problems, vocabulary words, and more.  Teachers will lead discussions, answer individual questions, teach topic reviews, and discuss test taking tips.


What: SAT/ACT Prep Course

When: July 8-12 (Mon.-Fri.), 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Where: Rivermont Collegiate - 1821 Sunset Drive, Bettendorf, IA

Cost: $150/student

Registration is available on the Rivermont website at or by calling Linda Paget at (563) 359-1366.

Link to brochure and registration:

Rivermont Collegiate is honored to welcome Kim Reynolds, Lieutenant Governor of the State of Iowa, as our 2013 Commencement Speaker.


Members of the press are invited to join us for this distinguished speaker!

Rivermont Collegiate 126th Commencement

Friday, June 7, 2013

10:00 a.m.

South Lawn of the Historic Bettendorf Mansion

1821 Sunset Drive - Bettendorf, IA

Contact: Brittany Marietta - (563) 359-1366 ext. 308 -

Rivermont Collegiate is honored to welcome Kim Reynolds, Lieutenant Governor of the State of Iowa, as our 2013 Commencement Speaker.


Rivermont Collegiate 126th Commencement

Friday, June 7th, 2013

10:00 a.m.

South Lawn of the Historic Bettendorf Mansion

1821 Sunset Drive - Bettendorf, IA

Contact: Brittany Marietta - (563) 359-1366 ext. 308 -

Lt. Governor Reynolds and Rivermont share a passion for STEM education.  Reynolds is the Co-Chair of the Governor's STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Advisory Council and was the only elected official named to the "100 Women Leaders in STEM" by STEMconnector in 2012.  At Rivermont, students begin working with discipline-specific science teachers in Kindergarten and math courses allow them to accelerate to the most appropriate level, regardless of their age or grade.  Technology is interwoven into Rivermont's curriculum, including Kindles, iPads, and a robotics program that spans grades 3-12.  We are thrilled to welcome a recognized STEM leader to Rivermont's 126th Commencement!

For additional information about Lt. Governor Reynolds, visit

Rivermont Collegiate announces the retirement of 3 respected and beloved faculty/administrators at the end of this school year: Suzanne Johnson, Assistant Headmaster and Early and Lower School Head (40 years at Rivermont), Katherine Topalian, First Grade Teacher (32 years at Rivermont), and Linda Hampton, Middle & Upper School Science Faculty (29 years at Rivermont).

Suzanne Johnson began her career at Rivermont (then known as St. Katharine's-St. Mark's) in 1973, the same year the School moved from its original location in Davenport to the historic Bettendorf Mansion.  Sue began teaching Middle School Science, Math, and Physical Education.  She also taught 5th Grade for 19 years before moving into her current position as Assistant Headmaster and Early and Lower School Head.  She has been recognized as a recipient of Rivermont's Waterman Chair of Distinguished Teaching.

Katherine Topalian has taught over 500 Rivermont first graders to read, having held the position of First Grade Teacher for 32 years!  The beloved "Mrs. T" has been recognized as a recipient of Rivermont's Golden Apple Award for Exceptional Teaching and Waterman Chair of Distinguished Teaching.  Always involved in the life of the School, Kathy served as Chair of Grandparents' & Special Friends' Day for over 12 years and Chair of ISACS (Independent Schools Association of the Central States) Evaluation Committees 4 separate times.

For 29 years, Linda Hampton's passion rubbed off on everyone around her as she inspired Rivermont students to take an interest in science.  Though students have consistently taken top science fair honors under her guidance, Linda made a habit of treating every student as an award winner and valuing each project.  She has been the recipient of Rivermont's Golden Apple Award for Exceptional Teaching and Waterman Chair of Distinguished Teaching, as well as numerous outside awards, including Outstanding Mentor at both the Hawkeye Science and Engineering Fair and the State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa.

The dedication of these retirees is a direct reflection of their belief in Rivermont and our mission.  Rivermont is the Quad Cities' only private college prep school, dedicated to academic excellence and maximizing the potential of each student.  We congratulate Sue, Kathy, and Linda on all they have accomplished and thank them for the difference they've made in the lives of students they taught and faculty who were privileged to work with them.