What year will I graduate if i’m in kindergarten 2018?


Option #1: Payments

  • Payment 1 $60 due by February 3rd
  • Payment 2 $60 due by March 9th

Option #2: Pay in full

  • Payment $120 due by March 9th

Payments can be made as cash, check, or credit card to Mrs. Walter or online through ACORN. All payments and a permission slip must be submitted my March 9th, 2020.


Prom Timeline

  • March 13 – Permission slips available on website
  • March 27 – Guest slips due

Ticket sales:

  • April 13-17 $80
  • April 20-29 $90
  • April 30-May 1 $100


We’re happy to announce that for the 7th year in a row we have not increased the price of these senior dedications, and once again are offering a further discount if you order by October 31st.



Herff Jones came in to share with seniors information about how to order caps, gowns, announcements and other senior products. A summary of the presentation is in the video above. There will be ON CAMPUS ordering on October 15th from 6-8pm and October 16th during lunches. The company will be on campus to take the orders and answer more individual questions. Again – this is a contracted company handling the orders and the school cannot deal with any of these orders directly, so these are your best opportunities to order.



Senior Portraits have been COMPLETED.



Senior Fee Discount: Pay your fees at RRHS Registration on August 1st or August 6th, or through ACORN before August 11th at a discounted rate of $80.

Senior Fees DO NOT INCLUDE A CAP and GOWN purchase. You must purchase this separate through the Herff Jones company – there will be an assembly Aug 28th with all the ordering information.

They can be paid via ACORN, and we will accept a check, cash, or CCARD. Senior Fees must be paid by May 1st. If fees are not paid, you will not be permitted to go to the senior breakfast. Please see Mr. Bruno (senior class administrator) or Mrs. Walter (senior class sponsor) if you have any questions or concerns with student fees or anything else related to the 2019-2020 graduation.

Senior Fees cover the following senior class expenses:

  • Rental facilities at USF
  • Graduation diplomas, printing, covers
  • Medallions
  • Graduation programs
  • Decorations
  • Laude cords
  • Class gift to school
  • Senior Breakfast
  • Val/Sal/President gifts and medallions
  • Senior Class Scholarships
  • Graduation kits


Please note, senior year is EXPENSIVE, with numerous costs for River Ridge senior activities, college applications and other regular life expenses. Here is a link to a general list of costs (obviously these vary per person) – you’ll notice that if you pay early for things such as senior fees, yearbook, homecoming or prom tickets, etc, you’ll save money. These are general idea of expenses, not exact details.


A much more detailed calendar will be forthcoming, but some key dates that are set:

  • Introductory Senior Meeting with Herff-Jones – August 28th
  • Homecoming – September 28th
  • Prom – May 9th @ Innisbrook
  • Senior Breakfast – May 22nd
  • Graduation – June 4th at Yuengling Center

A Letter to My Kindergarten Graduate

Dear Ella,

Sweet baby girl, I can’t believe your Kindergarten year is over. Everyone told me it would go quickly and of course they were right. You survived a year of firsts; new friends, new school, new routine, and you did it all in stride. Your Mom survived too, although I think you handled it better than me.

Remember the first day when we walked hand in hand into that big new school building? I was so nervous for you and I think you were a little scared, although you did a good job hiding those jitters. I didn’t. My tears hit the moment I let go of your hand. I have a feeling that will happen a lot through the years.

I’m sure I will cry at each new milestone you reach. You’ll just have to roll your eyes at me because I can’t help myself. The tears flow because I’m so proud of the young lady you’ve become. You’re so smart and incredibly kind to your peers. You’re a little boy crazy, too – which might make your daddy cry someday.

I’m a little sad. Not because you are growing up, that’s natural and wonderful and expected, but because the older you get the closer goodbye becomes. Someday you’ll leave to make your own dreams and discover your own adventures. And I want that for you. But secretly, I’m already crushed at the reality that will be. You see baby girl, you (your sister, too) are the answer to my dreams. What a gift you’ve given me by just being you.

I know this summer you’ll spend hours playing with your friends at the pool and in the yard and each hour of independence will make your mom seems less cool. And that’s OK. But I really hope we have at least a couple more school years like this one.

I loved walking hand in hand with you to your class each day and the smile I received each afternoon at pick-up will forever be etched in my heart. I know how lucky I have been to get to see you off and pick you up each and every school day. Not many mamas are given that gift, Ella. It’s one I cherish.

I loved having school lunch with you. You were so proud to have your mama sit next to you and lovingly introduced me to your friends. I wonder how long you’ll let that be. Can we never let it end?

I loved the school projects and the stars and smiley faces you received on each paper. You’ve learned so much in just a year! My hearts swells with pride when I hear you read your next chapter book or try so hard to write sentences without asking for help. Gosh you’re a smart 6-year-old! I’ve known it all along.

Ella my darling, you will always be wonderful, you will always be brave, you will always be beautiful, you will always be intelligent, you will always be strong, you will always be kind, you will always be perfect in my eyes. I’m proud of you, now and forever and I’m so excited to watch you grow.

Love always and forever,


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How to Figure Out What Year a Child Will Graduate From High School

The average child will graduate high school at the age of eighteen, following twelve years of primary and secondary school. You can determine the year your child will graduate by either taking their current age and subtracting it from eighteen, or their current year in school and subtracting it from twelve, and then using the result to estimate your child’s graduation year.

Calculating by Age

To determine graduation year by your child’s age, establish her age as of May in the current year. Then subtract this age from 18 and add the result of that subtraction to the current year. If your daughter is 9 years old in May of 2015, for example, you would subtract nine from 18. The outcome of 18 minus 9 is 9, so you would then add 9 years to the current year, or 2015 plus 9, to estimate that your daughter will graduate from high school in 2024. This method assumes that your child will have begun first grade by age 6 and will not have skipped any grades, as these adjustments could skew your calculations. For example, if your daughter begins school a year early at age 5, you would have to adjust your upper number down from 18 to 17, as at that pace she would graduate at the earlier age.

Calculating by School Year

You can perform the same calculation using your child’s current year in school and subtracting it from 12, the total number of school years before high school graduation. Then add this result to the current calendar year. If your son is in first grade in 2015, for example, subtract 1 from 12, resulting in 11. Then add this number to the calendar year, or 2015 plus 11, suggesting that your son will graduate in 2026. You must take into account any adjustments in the years of schooling required. If, for example, your son is for some reason must repeat a year of schooling due to missed graduation requirements, you would need to adjust your total number up from 18 to 19.

June 10, —, 2014 — Tanishq Abraham has accomplished more at age 10 than many students twice his age.

The Sacramento, California, native received his high school diploma last weekend, becoming one of the youngest ever to graduate high school in the United States.

Home schooled since the age of 7, Tanishq passed a state exam in March that certified he had met the appropriate academic standards to receive his diploma.

“It wasn’t easy because of the bureaucracy, but I have put a lot of hard work into this and I am very happy that I am finally graduating high school,” Tanishq told ABC News.

Abraham is powering ahead, scoring well on the SATs and finishing up the community college classes he has been taking since he was 7 years old. “I am going to finish my community college by almost next semester and then I will have my associate’s degree, after that I will transfer to university,” he said.

Tanishq says he would like to transfer to UC Davis to study medicine. “It would be nice if I could go to a place like M.I.T., it would be really great but I am so young so I can’t stay in the dorms over there,” he said.

In kindergarten, Tanishq says he realized he had a special gift.

“I could read books that were meant for second and third graders, I was also able to do math like second and third graders,” Tanishq said. “I actually like to learn, I guess it just comes more naturally to me than to others.”

Tanishq says his favorite subject is science but says he also enjoys other subjects like history and social studies. “I also kind of like math,” he added. He became a member of MENSA, an international society for those with high IQs, at the age of 4.

His mother Taji Abraham says she decided to home school her son because he was too far advanced for his grade level, and that other students had begun to tease him and steal his belongings.

“We did not want to hold him back,” Abraham told ABC News, adding that the family provides Tanishq with opportunities to socialize with kids his own age through extracurricular activities such as boys chorus and swim classes.

“I really like home school,” Tanishq said. “I know that a lot of people think that with home school you don’t get the social interactions, but I have lots of extracurricular activities such as singing classes.”

“Even two of my friends came to my high school graduation from San Francisco Boys Chorus,” he added.

Taji Abraham said she was nervous at first about her son sharing a college classroom with students twice his age. “It was a little scary for us, the first couple of times I was there with him, but going through the first two classes it gave me the confidence that he could handle it,” she said.

“He’s a very social child, he gets along well with everyone,” Abraham added.

Tanishq even received a letter from President Obama lauding his accomplishment.

“Congratulations on your graduation. This special occasion is the culmination of years of study, and I am pleased to join your family and friends in celebrating this milestone,” it read.

For Tanishq, for whom the future looks particularly bright, the White House may indeed figure in his aspirations.

“I would like to be a doctor, but I haven’t decided what type of doctor I’ll be,” Tanishq said when asked about his career plans. “Also a medical researcher, and president.”