On Thursday, February 14th Gilchrist Elementary Student Council members traveled to Riley Elementary to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a “Fall in Love with Reading” party in Mrs. Williams’ kindergarten class. The students worked together to make a Valentine craft, play games, and of course read! With the help of the Killearn Kiwanis Club and the Polka Dot Press, each kindergartner went home with a Valentine book of their own.
Students also enjoyed a picnic lunch thanks to Killearn Firehouse Subs, and a yummy desserts donated by Student Council members. It was a wonderful event that allowed students from two different schools to share their love of reading and meet new friends too!
Ahmed Temple #37,Prince Hall Shriners proudly presented the students at John G. Riley Elementary School with 50 coats for the cold winter days ahead. The Shriners also presented to one of its members and principal of the school, Mr. Karwynn Paul with a check in the amount of $ 750 to used for the students and daily operations at Riley. The Shriners are a organization that provide outreach and support through various activities and events in our community.
D.I.V.A.S (Distinguished Intelligent Achieving Virtuous Sisters) is a program that was initiated this year at John G. Riley by Latoyer Hankerson (3rd grade teacher).This program is proposed for young ladies in grades 3rd-5th and meets every Tuesday (2:45-5:00). They focus on various topics ranging from self-esteem, creative dance, culinary, arts and craft, character development and many more. She is really excited to initiate a program to help young ladies and to encourage positive emotional, social, mental, and physical development. This program will provide a nurturing experience that enlighten their paths and empower their future. It will help envision a world where every young lady will activate her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. Through hands-on activities, mentoring, presentations, and field trips, the young ladies will discover the world in a positive manner.