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8th Grade Raiders

Check here for everything you need to know as an Eighth Grade Raider! We will use this page to post updates and reminders about anything and everything related to eighth grade at Riverdale and your future at Houston High School. 



Riverdale 8th Grade Parents, 


Can you believe it is already May? Below is some information regarding 8th Grade Graduation and rehearsal. If you have any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Ward!


Monday, May 22 - Graduation Practice, 9:00 – 11:00am

  • Please be on time for school! Bus leaves at 8:40am
  • Students will travel to Grace Evan by bus from Riverdale.


Monday, May 22 – 8th Grade Picnic, 11:30am, Back Field

  • Parents are welcome and can order lunch as well.
  • More information to follow about ordering lunch!


Graduation is Tuesday, May 23, 6:30pm @ Grace Evangelical Church (9750 Wolf River Blvd)! 

  • Students arrive at Grace Evan at 6:00 pm. 
  • No tickets needed, no limit to attendees!
  • Attire for the ceremony includes modest dresses for the girls and dress shirts, ties, and dress pants/khakis for the boys, sport coats optional. Boys’ shirts should be tucked in. No jeans, please. School dress code applies to graduation attire. Caps and Gowns will not be worn.
  • Videos/photographs will not be taken of the ceremony/students, so please make arrangements to capture your child’s moment(s) accordingly.
  • We ask that you refrain from yelling or applauding as students’ names are being called and certificates are presented.


We look forward to celebrating our 8th Graders!