I would like to take a moment to thank all of you for making me feel so loved and welcomed during the first few weeks of school. I have enjoyed getting to know all of you. It is a joy to make my daily rounds to all of the classrooms and see the high level of respect the students have for their teachers and the diligence with which they complete the work assigned to them by their teachers. It is truly remarkable to witness.
Today I walked into a classroom just as the teacher was finishing the morning devotional with her class. Then I heard what had to be one of the sweetest prayers of thanksgiving I have ever heard. The student was thanking God for the school and for the ability to pray at school and say the Pledge of Allegiance, among other things. It truly blessed my heart!
This is the Riverdale I am growing to love more and more every day. I am looking forward to a great year, even amidst all of the chaos in the world right now. Parents keep up the good work. Together we can instill solid Christian values into a new generation of young men and women who will become leaders.
Mr. Danny Rester