Riverway Learning Community holds Saturday School at the FRFF


Riverway Learning Community, a tuition-free Minnesota charter public school located at 1733 Service Drive in Winona, will hold the second of three Saturday Schools of the year on February 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (primary) and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (secondary) at the Frozen River Film Festival (FRFF).

Life is busy and Riverway Learning Community recognizes that it can be difficult for parents and guardians to get to their children’s school during the week. So, each year Riverway facilitates three separate learning opportunities on three different Saturdays during the year — one in the fall, one in the winter, and one in the spring. The first Saturday School was held in September at the West Lake Pavilion where attendees engaged in biking, walking, spinning poi, slacklining, kickball, arts/crafts, yard games, and more. The time has come to gather again, this time for a different yet equally enriching experience.

On February 10 the students and staff of Riverway will gather with parents, guardians, siblings, and friends at the Frozen River Film Festival to partake in the wide variety of film screenings characteristic of the festival. Secondary students and their families will attend an entire block of films in the morning and another full block in the afternoon. In between they will pause for a shared meal. Primary students and their families will attend the specialty children’s block of films in the morning, after which they will return to the school to partake in a hot meal together.

The third and final Riverway Learning Community Saturday School is scheduled to take place in April and will be held in conjunction with Winona’s Earth Day celebration.

Questions about Riverway’s second Saturday School of 2017-2018 may be directed to Riverway by calling 507-474-6120 or by emailing riverway@hbci.com.

Riverway, established in 2000, provides a uniquely individualized education to over 100 students in a community-like atmosphere. Students learn in a supportive environment that enhances self-worth, creativity, and responsibility. With Montessori classrooms for students in preschool through grade six, project-based education for 7th-12th graders, and an inclusive special education program, all students’ needs are met in multi-aged settings through an integrated curriculum that connects learning to life. Environmental education is an important focus and meshes perfectly with the expectation of our authorizer, the Audubon Center of the North Woods.


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