August 12, 2015, Bettendorf, IA - Workers from Bi-State Masonry have begun a $25,000 masonry and brick repair project at the historic Joseph Bettendorf Mansion that overlooks downtown Bettendorf. The grant from the Hubbell-Waterman Foundation was received by Rivermont Collegiate, the current owners, and is the first-phase in a total repair and restoration project that will cost an estimated $180,000. All funds are being privately raised and any company, group, or individual wishing to contribute should contact the school.

The 100 year-old structure built between 1914 -15 is listed on the National Historic Register and holds great significance in the Quad Cities community. It has served since 1972 as the home of Rivermont Collegiate (formerly St. Katharine's-St. Mark's) the only independent and religiously unaffiliated college prep school in the Quad Cities.

Contact Rivermont Collegiate at 563-359-1366. Visit www.RivermontCollegiate.org<http://www.RivermontCollegiate.org

"A Taste of Rivermont"

An event celebrating the diversity of our students and faculty.

Date: June 7, 2015

Time: 1:00 to 4:00 pm

Location: Rivermont Collegiate, 1821 Sunset Drive, Bettendorf (Rain or shine)

An alcohol-free, family-friendly event.

FEATURING "TASTES" FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Also included: Silent Auction, cash raffle, live entertainment
from the RME Winter Blues All-Stars, the Barley House Band, and Rivermont students
as well as a kid's "Fun Zone" with bounce house, face-painting, balloon clowns and stilt-walking juggler.

Proceeds to benefit the school.

Friday, May 29, 2015

10:00 a.m.

Becherer Hall Auditorium

1821 Sunset Drive - Bettendorf, IA

 

Commencement Speaker: Chad Pregracke - Founder and President of Living Lands & Waters and a winner of CNN's 2013 Heroes of the Year awards. Pregracke was also featured on Mike Rowe's "Somebody's Gotta Do It" CNN program last April.

 

Graduates

 

Raza Adam Dada, son of Aisha and Sohail Dada

To attend University of California-Berkeley, California

Sukhmani Gill, daughter of Gupreet and Sohan Gill

To attend St. Ambrose University, Iowa

Ryan Howell, son of Deb and Brad Howell

To attend Edgewood College, Wisconsin

Tejasvi Kotte, daughter of Madhavi and Ramana Kotte

To attend University of Iowa, Iowa

Hayley Moran, daughter of Deena Harroun and Ken Moran

To attend University of Iowa, Iowa

Michal Porubcin, son of Chae Hee and Michal Porubcin

To attend Columbia University, New York

Lauren Sears, daughter of Melissa and James Sears

To attend Lake Forest College, Illinois

Suhas Seshadri, son of H.M. Rathna and T.V. Seshadri

To attend University of Miami- Coral Gables, Florida

Loring Telleen, daughter of Amy and John Telleen

To attend Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri

Gwyneth Vollman, daughter of Colleen Small-Vollman and Brant Vollman

To attend Lindenwood University, Missouri

 

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With a 2015 Iowa AP (Advanced Placement) Index of 5.33, Rivermont Collegiate is again the top ranked AP school in Iowa.

The Belin-Blank Center of The University of Iowa College of Education annually releases the Iowa AP Index to recognize Iowa high schools for providing Advanced Placement opportunities. The 2015 Iowa AP Index is based on May 2014 AP exams and graduation data. The formula is the number of AP exams given divided by the number of students in the graduating class. A high AP Index is a reflection that a school has a culture that is supportive of and places emphasis on student participation in AP courses and exams.

It's important to note that Magnet schools, Specially Accredited College Preparatory schools (Rivermont Collegiate), non-accredited schools, and home schools are not included in the AP Index Top 50 ranking. These schools, however, can receive special recognition for their score, as Rivermont has. Furthermore, because all schools are scored using the same formula, the Iowa AP Index provides a fair comparison across all school sizes and types, whether schools are included in the AP Index Top 50 ranking or not.

 

For more information on the Iowa AP Index, visit http://www.iowaapindex.org/index.htm

Rivermont Collegiate is the Quad Cities' only Private College Prep School for PreSchool through 12th Grade.

Visit www.rivermontcollegiate.org or call 563-359-1366.

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We are excited to announce that Rivermont Junior Alexis Shaheen was recently awarded a $500 Atlee Hendricks Memorial Scholarship for outstanding vocalist from the Quad City Symphony Orchestra.

Atlee Hendricks was a physician in the Quad Cities. Upon his death, a youth ensemble scholarship fund was created in his memory. Two Hendricks Scholarships have been awarded this season, one to an outstanding instrumentalist, the other to an outstanding vocalist.

Rivermont Collegiate is the Quad Cities' only Private College Prep School for PreSchool through 12th Grade.

Visit: www.RivermontCollegiate.org

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On Monday, May 4th, Rivermont Collegiate students competed amongst 700 students from 110 schools across Iowa in the state's National History Day contest in Des Moines. State competition champions are invited to compete in the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest at the University of Maryland June 14-18, 2015.

The Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest will comprise nearly 3,000 students from the United States, Guam, America Samoa, Department of Defense Schools in Puerto Rico, and international schools in China, Korea and South Asia for scholarships and prizes.

We are exceptionally proud to announce that Rivermont students will be representing the state of Iowa at the national competition. Among those recognized include :

·         Manasa Pagadala (10th Grade), Shivani Ganesh (10th Grade), Emilia Porubcin (10th Grade), Kenton Fee (9th Grade), Hema Chimpidi (10th Grade)

National Competition Qualifier

Division: Senior

Category: Group Performance (topic: Women's Suffrage)

  • Lauren Schroeder (8th Grade)
    National Competition Qualifier
    Division: Junior
    Category: Individual Documentary (topic: Dietrich Bonhoeffer)

·         Anastasia Eganova (11th Grade)

National Competition Alternate, Women's History Award

Division: Senior

Category: Individual Paper (topic: Mother Jones)

Rivermont students worked tirelessly on their projects and presentations and we could not be more proud and excited for this exceptional opportunity. Good luck to our National Qualifiers as they prepare for the competition in June.

For more information about The Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest, visit: www.nhd.org

Rivermont Collegiate is the Quad Cities' only Private College Prep School for PreSchool through 12th Grade. For more information visit: www.RivermontCollegiate.org

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Congratulations to Rivermont  juniors Christian Elliott and Alexander Skillin who have met the high PSAT score requirements to enter the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. Based on the October 2014 Preliminary SAT/NSMQT Test taken by about 1.5 million juniors, these two Rivermont students are among the 50,000 highest scoring test takers recognized as National Merit Scholarship participants. In the fall of 2015 about 16,000 students will be named Semifinalists from this pool of high scoring students and will proceed to the Finalist competition.

Best of luck to both of you in the next round, Alex and Christian!

Located in Bettendorf, Iowa, Rivermont Collegiate is the Quad Cities' only Private College Prep School for PreSchool through 12th Grade.

Visit www.rivermontcollegiate.org or call 563-359-1366.

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We are excited to share that 5 Rivermont students placed in the 2015 Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program Art Contest
sponsored by the US Fish and Wildlife Service. The competition was fierce with 529 entries from across Iowa.

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

Michal Porubcin: First Place, Grade Group 10-12 (12th Grader)

Alexander Xiao: Third Place, Grade Group 4-6 (6th Grader)

Eve Strasser: Honorable Mention, Grade Group 4-6 (7th Grader)

Angela Jones: Honorable Mention, Grade Group 4-6 (6th Grader)

Sarah McVey: Honorable Mention, Grade Group 4-6 (6th Grader)

More information about the contest:  http://www.fws.gov/juniorduck/2014jdspbrochuresdffinal-small.pdf

Rivermont Collegiate is the Quad Cities' only Private College Prep School for PreSchool through 12th Grade.
For more information visit www.rivermontcollegiate.org or call 563-359-1366.

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April 1, 2015 - Rivermont was the only high school and one of only two middle schools to represent the Quad Cities at the Iowa State Science and Technology Fair in Ames on Thursday, March 27 and Friday March 28.  The competition was fierce with over 700 participants from across the state. Presenting their projects during the competition culminated a long journey of hard work, research, imagination and steadfast support of faculty, staff, parents and fellow students.

While congratulations are in order for every Rivermont student who participated in the Science Fair, these students excelled, capturing the following awards:

Upper School:  

9th grade  

Nikhil Wagher  

  • Awards: ASM Materials Education Foundation Special Award
  • 1st place - Category of Engineering
  • Selected as Student Observer for the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh, PA (Top three freshman overall)
10th Grade

Maram El-Geneidy 

  • Awards: 3rd place - Category of Medicine & Heath Science

Manasa Pagadala

  • Awards: Champion Overall (2nd place project from overall categories)
  • Selected to represent Iowa in the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh, PA
  • 1st place - Category of Energy and Transportation
  • $5000 Scholarship from Iowa Energy Center
  • $2000 Scholarship from Iowa Biotechnology Association

 

Middle School:

6th grade

Angela Jones

  • Awards: 1st place - Category of Chemistry
  • Overall Middle School Champion - Category of Chemistry
  • Qualifier in the Broadcom MASTERS (top 10% of Junior High projects)

Kadin Shaheen

  • Awards: Special Award in Excellence
  • 1st place - Category of Energy and Transportation?
  • Qualifier in the Broadcom MASTERS (top 10% of Junior High projects)

Sean Dougherty

  • Awards: 2nd place - Category of Energy and Transportation

Rohan Abernathy-Wee

  • Awards: 1st place - Earth Science and Astronomy
  • Qualifier in the Broadcom MASTERS (top 10% of Junior High projects)

Sarah McVey

  • Awards: 3rd place - Medicine and Health Science

Ava Satterfield

  • Awards: Honorable Mention - Category of Environmental Science

Alexander Xiao

  • Awards: Honorable Mention - Category of Environmental Science
Rivermont Collegiate is the Quad Cities' only Private College Prep School for PreSchool through 12th Grade.
For more information visit www.rivermontcollegiate.org or call 563-359-1366.
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March 31, 2015 - Congratulations to the following students who have made the Rivermont Collegiate 3rd Quarter 2014-15 Honor Roll!  

Middle School (Grades 6-8)  

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

Rohan Abernathy-Wee  

Asha Alla  

Harris Ciaccio  

Elizabeth Decker  

Annika Didelot  

Sean Dougherty  

Jessica Elliott  

Aislinn Geedey

Jacob Hansen

Emad Haque

Sofia Hunner Rojas

Mary Aisling McDowell

Sarah McVey

Nandini Reddy

Grace Sampson

Ava Satterfield

Lauren Schroeder

Peyton Seberg

Anna Senjem

Kadin Shaheen

Genevieve Strasser

Jack Westphal

Claire Westphal

Alexander Xiao

 

Honors (All grades B- or higher or C+ or higher for courses designated as High School level or advanced track math)

 

Christopher Cumberbatch

Michael Cumberbatch

Evan Didelot

Jaden Fee

Chirag Gowda

Angela Jones

Allyson Lewis

Dwira Nandini

Jozef Porubcin

Davis Priest

 

 

Upper School (Grades 9-12)

 

Headmaster's List (GPA 3.85 - 4.00)

 

Adam Dada

Clayton Douglas               

Faith Douglas    

Anastasia Eganova

Maram El-Geneidy

Tejasvi Kotte

Hayley Moran

Benjamin Nordick

Manasa Pagadala

Emilia Porubcin

Michal Porubcin

Suhas Seshadri

Alexander Skillin

Loring Telleen

 

Distinction (GPA 3.5 - 3.84)

 

Spencer Brown

Hema Chimpidi

Christian Elliott

Kenton Fee

Shivani Ganesh

Aditya Gohain

Carly Gott 

Ryan Howell

Andrew Laufenberg

Molly Lewis

Thomas Rodgers

Nikhil Wagher

Pavel Yashurkin

 

Merit (GPA 3.00 - 3.49)

 

Jacob Engelke   

Jesus Fuentes

Brittany McDonald

Nathan McVey

Bhavana Purighalla

Nadezhda Sinutkina

Gwyneth Vollman

 

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