Help us welcome Elliott Ayo to the Rivercrest family! Mr. Ayo will be our new Band Director beginning in the new school year. He comes to us from Sulphur Springs ISD where he currently serves as Assistant Band Director. During his time at Sulphur Springs ISD, both the middle school and high school band programs have experienced immense growth and pronounced success. Mr. Ayo attributes program growth and success to the core belief that a positive student experience is of utmost importance. Prior to Sulphur Springs, Mr. Ayo taught at Winnsboro ISD as the Director of the middle school band. Elliott is married to Jana and they currently reside in Winnsboro. They are looking forward to establishing themselves and becoming longtime residents of our community.
Please help us welcome our new Head Football Coach, Ty Huie. Coach Huie comes to us from Bartlesville Public School in Oklahoma where he teaches Math and coaches football and baseball. Coach Huie has been in Bartlesville for three years and is excited to come back to Texas. Prior to Bartlesville, Coach Huie was a teacher/coach in his hometown of Cooper, Texas. Ty is married to Samantha Huie and they have one child, Keller. Coach Huie is excited about being a part of our community and building lifelong friendships. He is not only dedicated to the athletic program, but also dedicated to the community he serves. Coach Huie stated that he plans to use his role as Head Football Coach to instill lifelong traits for the student athletes in the program.
Justin Milton, who is in his 8th year here at Rivercrest, has been promoted to Athletic Director for our district. Coach Milton has coached a variety of sports over his career on both the girls and boys side and has spent the last 6 years serving as the Girls Athletic Coordinator/Head Girls Basketball Coach. Justin’s wife Mallory is also employed at Rivercrest and works at the elementary campus as a Math RTI teacher. Their daughters are very active in our school and love bleeding REBEL BLUE. “When I was hired at Rivercrest in the summer of 2012, I was the lowest member on the coaching staff and taught JH Math. I learned quickly that if you work hard every day, hold the kids accountable, and love what you do, everything else tends to work out. When a community supports the school like ours does, you have the opportunities for success in both athletics and academics. Having the opportunity to be at a district like Rivercrest has been a blessing and something I am grateful to be a part of.”
Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA 34 gave Texas Public School Boards the authority to make the final decision on masks for their school district. Rivercrest ISD Board of Trustees unanimously agreed to make the wearing of masks optional for both students and staff in school and on school buses. Rivercrest will continue to take steps to reduce the risk to students, staff, and their families by continuing daily disinfecting protocols, socially distancing when possible, and quarantining students and staff if they have a high risk exposure. We will continue to monitor cases in our area and, if needed, can mandate masks again in the future.
Today, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced that he is will be lifting the mask mandate in Texas effective next Wednesday, March 10th. To continue to comply with the current executive order, Rivercrest ISD will continue to make masks mandatory inside the school buildings, on all buses, and when social distancing is not possible, through Friday, March 5, 2021.
For the Rivercrest fans attending the Regional semi-final game at Ryan High School in Denton Tuesday night, there will be construction around the school so allow yourself plenty of time to arrive at the gym on time. Parking will be in areas 1, 2, 3 & 4 and spectators will enter through the front of the school/main building. Gates will open at 6:00.
Rivercrest Basketball Playoff Information For those not able to attend the regional semi-final game at Denton Tuesday night, there will be two options to hear or view the game live. East Texas Radio Mix 107.7 FM will broadcast the game live on the radio. The only other way to view the game live is to subscribe to the NFHS Network. A month subscription will cost $10.99 and allows the subscriber to view this game and any other game offered by NHFS in the month of March. Here is the information to subscribe to the NFHS network. https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/billy-ryan-high-school-denton-tx/gam4436d02c7f 2021 UIL Boys Basketball Playoffs Rivercrest High School vs. Cisco High School - 03/02/2021 | Live & On Demand Watch the 2021 UIL Boys Basketball Playoffs Rivercrest High School vs. Cisco High School - 03/02/2021 live and on demand online on the NFHS Network www.nfhsnetwork.com
Below is the information to purchase tickets for Rivercrest’s Regional semi-final game vs Cisco Tuesday night at Denton. Ticket sales will start at noon on Monday and only 600 tickets will be sold for the event. They are not designating 300 per side, so it will be first come, first serve for the 600 tickets. Important information!! Spectators can purchase tickets by going to this link: https://gofan.co/app/school/TX12422 and selecting the Cisco vs Rivercrest boys basketball game. Tickets will be available to the public via the GoFan website beginningNOON on MONDAY 3/1, until the game sells out. Once the game is sold out, we will not extend the seating capacity. Online tickets are on a first come, first served basis. Total gym capacity is set for 600 individuals. Spectators will need their digital tickets on a handheld device to bevalidated upon entry. Please remind them not to validate tickets themselves. This will be a ticketless and cashless entry. Screenshots or printouts of the ticket will not be accepted. Denton ISD requests that all spectators pre-screen before leaving home and wear a mask before entering the building. Fan FAQs How to Buy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkZqTY5d6Bg&feature=youtu.be How to Share: https://gofan-schools.helpscoutdocs.com/article/44-how-to-share-your-tickets
Rivercrest ISD will dismiss school at 1:00 on Tuesday, March 2nd to give Rivercrest fans time to safely travel to Denton for the Rebels Regional semi-final game against Cisco. School will start at the regular time Wednesday morning.
Region 2 AA Regional Semi Finals Rivercrest vs Cisco Tuesday March 2nd 7:00 @ Denton Ryan HS Rivercrest will be visitors Tickets will be online only, no passes accepted Ticket link will be posted tomorrow or Monday morning.
Congratulations to the Rivercrest Rebels with a Regional Quarterfinal win against Celeste.
Rivercrest Rebel Area basketball game information. Rivercrest vs Honey Grove Tuesday Feb 23rd @ Paris High School Tip-off 7:00 PM Honey Grove- Home Rivercrest- Visitor $5 Tickets Tickets can be purchased by clicking on https://gofan.co/app/events/246321?schoolId=TX16138 Tickets will be on-line only. No tickets will be sold at the gate. Please have the ticket pulled up on your phone to expedite entry into the event. Face Covering: All employees, parents, visitors and students 10 years of age or older must wear a face covering or face shield upon entry to an area where UIL activities are being conducted and when not actively practicing or play in the contest, unless an exception applies. If you do not have a face covering there will be no admittance. Temperatures will be checked upon entry. If anyone has a temperature over 100.4 they will not be admitted to the event.
Due to no produce delivery, the cafeteria will not be able to offer chef salads as a lunch option at any campus this week. The JH & HS campus will follow the menu listed for the week of Feb 16-19. The elementary menu changes are on the website under Elementary Cafeteria Menu. You may call us with any questions at 903-632-5205 ext. 3040 Lisa Roach, Child Nutrition Director
Rebel Basketball Area Playoff Game Information Rivercrest vs Honey Grove Tuesday Feb 23rd @ Paris High School 7:00PM if a single game 8:00PM if a double header Actual game time will be posted as soon as it is confirmed. Tickets will be sold online and the link will be posted Monday Rivercrest will be the visiting team. Go Rebels!
The Rivercrest boys basketball playoff game that was originally scheduled for Friday, February 19th has been rescheduled to be played on Saturday, February 20th. Tip-off will be at 4:00 pm in the Prairiland High School Gym.
Rivercrest ISD Parents and Community, Rivercrest ISD is cancelling classes for the remainder of this week due to weather conditions. Classes are closed from Monday, February 15th through Friday, February 19th. These are “bad weather days” and not “remote learning days” Again, the temperatures and weather conditions can be dangerous, so please take care of yourselves and be careful. School will resume on a normal schedule on Monday, February 22, 2021. Stay warm and be safe, Stanley Jessee
Rivercrest ISD Parents and Community, In anticipation of the extreme weather conditions that are forecast for this weekend and next week, Rivercrest ISD is cancelling classes for Tuesday, February 16th and Wednesday, February 17th. I know the forecast for the rest of the week doesn’t look very promising, but we will make those decisions as we get closer to that time and have more current information. As a reminder, all students are out of school Monday due to a scheduled staff development day. These days that are taken off next week are not “remote learning” days, they are “snow days”😊. It isn’t very often that we get snow in our area so I hope our kids (and parents) are able to enjoy time playing and having fun! Keep in mind though, the temperatures and conditions this weekend and next week will no doubt be uncomfortable, and can also be dangerous, so please take care of yourselves and be careful. Stay warm and be safe, Stanley Jessee
Rivercrest ISD will have a two hour delayed start tomorrow, Friday, February 12th. This will give is time to evaluate road conditions. Classes will start on all campuses at 10:00.
*Girls Playoff Game Update* The start time has been moved up to 6:00 PM tonight at Sulphur Springs HS for the Lady Rebel Bi-District playoff game. Fans can enter the gym beginning at 5:00 PM
Rivercrest ISD will be closed today due to hazardous road conditions. Be careful if you have to travel. We plan on starting school at regular time Friday morning.