Student Council and National Elementary Honor Society
These are two organizations that help foster leadership in students. The student council is open to students in grades 4 and 5. They complete an application and are elected by their peers. The National Elementary Honor Society is also open to 4th and 5th-grade students. Students with outstanding character, service, and academics are selected for this organization.
Safety Patrol at River Gate consists of responsible students that exhibit leadership skills. These students "rise above the rest" every day by greeting students and parents when entering the school building and ensuring that all students are following behavior expectations in all settings of the school building. Safety Patrol members are nominated by their classroom teachers. All members have to follow academic as well as behavior expectations in order to continue with their position on the River Gate Safety Patrol Team.
Students in all grades and all chess playing levels are welcomed. The club meets on Tuesday mornings from 7:30 am to 8:15 am. Shawn Pealer from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Scholastic Chess Association ( http://www.cmsca.org/) teaches pointers and tips to help our more advanced players; while Josh Frisk, our wonderful parent volunteer, teaches our beginner players. Parents and teachers are welcome to join in and play during our Tuesday morning practices - no matter your playing level/ability.
River Gate Choir
Students in fourth and fifth grade are welcome to audition during the second and third week of September, and then the third week of Dec. and first two weeks of January. The choir meets on Tuesday afternoons from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Students must have transportation provided at 4:30.
GNN (Gator News Network)
GNN is River Gate’s broadcast production of morning announcements. All students will get a chance to be featured on the broadcast at some point during the school year.
Girls on the Run
GOTR is a life-changing, non-profit program for girls in the 3rd through 8th grade. The mission of GOTR is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. The 20-lesson Girls on the Run curriculum combines training for a 5K (3.1 miles) running event with lessons that inspire girls to become independent thinkers, enhance their problem solving skills and make healthy decisions. All of this is accomplished through an active collaboration with girls and their parents, schools, volunteers, staff, and the community.
Let Me Run
Let Me Run is a nonprofit program that includes our fourth and fifth grade boys. It is a seven week program that ends with a celebratory 5k! Throughout the program boys learn about wellness and well-being. Participants walk away with a healthy understanding of respect, positive competition, and nutrition. Participants learn the proper running form and stretching techniques.