Mrs. Hawbaker, twelve of her students, and Ms. Craig at Riddle Elementary have decided to participate in the 3,000 squats challenge in April for the children's heart foundation to support congenital heart failure. They will be doing 90 squats at school each day with homework of 10 each night and 100 each day on the weekends to get 3,000 squats a piece for the month of April! Mrs. Hawbaker is sponsoring each kid that completes the challenge for $5. The kids and teachers are building teamwork, creating comradery, working for a bigger cause, and learning dedication and commitment to support congenital heart failure in babies and children. Here is a picture of the team, they are calling themselves, Heart Squatters, with their very own trackers. Best of luck to all those doing the challenge! #MCUSD2 #Mattoon #RiddleElementary
about 2 months ago, MCUSD2
Riddle Elementary children participating in a squat challenge for the Childrens Heart Foundation
Riddle students have organized a canned food drive running through April 8th. The students chose a theme for each day, but will gladly accept all varieties of items each day. Students have placed collection boxes in each grade-level hallway. Their goal is to deliver 1000 items to the Mattoon Food Bank at the end of the week. We hope you will join us in supporting this community service project. This promotional poster was created by Aiden, a student in 4th grade. #MCUSD2 #Mattoon #RiddleElementary #CannedFoodDrive
about 2 months ago, MCUSD2
Riddle Elementary School Canned Food Drive
It's National School Librarian Day and National Library Week and our celebration of Mattoon District Librarians continues. Next up, we want to say thank you to Mrs. Muzzy who works at Riddle Elementary School. "I have been running Riddle Elementary School Library since the school opened in the fall of 2003. I may be biased, but our library is the most beautiful room in the school! I love helping students and staff find just the right books to learn from and enjoy. Our students recently voted in the Illinois Readers Choice Elections. Students in K-3 read from the Monarch Nominated Books, and grades 4-5 read the Bluestem Books. There are so many great books it can be a difficult choice! We recently took a group of students to Barnes and Noble to help select books for our library, and now are gearing up for the Battle of the Books for our upper elementary students. Each and every day is a new adventure in the library." - Mrs. Muzzy #MCUSD2 #Mattoon #RiddleElementary
about 2 months ago, MCUSD2
Jennifer Muzzy, Librarian at Riddle Elementary
The Miss Bagelfest Pageant will be held on July 16th, 2022. This form is due on orientation night (April, 29th, 2022). If you have any questions, contact Heather. #MCUSD2
about 2 months ago, MCUSD2
Miss Bagelfest Pageant Application for July
Have a fun and safe day. Happy Friday Greenwave Nation! #MCUSD2 #Mattoon
about 2 months ago, MCUSD2
April Fools Day Graphic
The Mattoon Middle School will be hosting 6th Grade Orientation on April 26th from 5:30-7:00 PM. Please arrive at the Wildcat Gym on time to ensure you don't miss anything. Students will be able to meet the teachers, practice opening lockers, tour the building, and enjoy a scavenger hunt while learning more about MMS. #MCUSD2 #Mattoon #MMS #Orientation
about 2 months ago, MCUSD2
6th Grade Orientation Flyer
Remember the Kindness Cafe? They are a group of students at Riddle Elementary that brainstorm ways to spread kindness and serve others throughout the school and community. Their next "Dollar Drop Day" is Friday, April 1st. They are asking students and staff to donate $1 and wear mismatched clothes. The money raised will go to the Salvation Army (voted on by the school). They created this graphic all on their own to help spread the word about their fundraiser. You can hit "share" if you'd like to help them out. #MCUSD2 #Mattoon #RiddleElementary #KindnessCafe
about 2 months ago, MCUSD2
Dollar Drop Mismatch Day for Kindness Cafe
Kindness Cafe Group  giving money to the MPD
Congratulations to Riddle Elementary's Camden Hedges for being the 1st student to ever earn 30 Miles participating in the Riddle Run Club. A special thank you to Mrs. Drake and the Riddle Elementary STEAM class for helping Camden check 30 miles done. What an awesome accomplishment! #MCUSD2 #Mattoon #RiddleElementary #RunClub
about 2 months ago, MCUSD2
First Riddle Student to Earn the 30 Mile Club
We love seeing students' artwork hanging in the hallways! #MCUSD2 #Mattoon #RiddleElementary #Art
about 2 months ago, MCUSD2
Riddle Elementary school students artwork
The Kindness Cafe is a group of students at Riddle Elementary that meet twice a week to discuss ways they can spread kindness and serve others throughout the school and community. This is a first-year student ran and operated group, facilitated by multi-age teacher Mrs. Simpson. Students brainstormed "Dollar Drop Days" where each month money is raised for a different place in the community. The place selected each month is voted on by the entire school. For February, $150 was raised and went to the Mattoon Police Department. Pictured is Officer Kasey Alexander accepting the check from the Kindness Cafe. "I absolutely LOVE these projects with these kids. I have found great joy in taking a step back and letting the kids take the reins to plan, organize, brainstorm, etc. every step of the way. I am literally just a guide on the side to step in if they need me. To say I am proud of those kids is an understatement. All the credit goes to them. It is such a pleasure to watch them blossom as leaders." - Mrs. Simpson We are so proud of the Kindness Cafe and the kids who are using their talents and strengths to lead and serve. #MCUSD2 #Mattoon #RiddleElementary #KindnessCafe
2 months ago, MCUSD2
Kindness Cafe presents check to the MPD
We want to say thank you to Diamond Bros Insurance & El Vaquero/Tacos Amigos for providing a luncheon for the Riddle School employees on March 10th. The luncheon was to celebrate the success of the SmartDollar Program. SmartDollar is an employee financial wellness program that helps equip participants with budgeting, debt reduction, savings for the future, and retiring with confidence. Dimond Bros. is one of our SmartDollar Wellness program sponsors for the district. #MCUSD2 #Mattoon #RiddleElementary #SmartDollarProgram
2 months ago, MCUSD2
Chad Arnold with Diamond Bros Agent celebrating the success of the SmartDollar Wellness Program
The last day to turn in cash or checks for the POP fundraiser at Riddle Elementary is Monday, March 21st. Thank you for all of your support with this AMAZING fundraiser. Level-up prizes will be delivered soon, and we are looking forward to celebrating our students at our Day of Awesomeness in May! #MCUSD2 #Mattoon #Riddle #StepItUp #Fundraiser
2 months ago, MCUSD2
POP Step It Up Fundraiser at Riddle Elementary Thank you for the help graphic
Congratulations to our Riddle Elementary "Step It Up Fundraiser" Amazon gift card winner! Please check your students donation page and help them reach their donation goals you set! There is still time for donations! More details coming soon about level up prizes! Thank you for supporting Riddle PTA. #MCUSD2 #Mattoon #RiddleElementary #StepItUpFundraiser
2 months ago, MCUSD2
Amazon Gift Card winner from the Step It Up Fundraiser
Riddle Elementary teachers Lyndsey Weber (multi-age 1/2) and Tim Wheeler (3rd grade) attended the Illinois Reading Council conference in Springfield. They attended sessions with authors and educators with a focus on literacy. Tim also presented a session on classroom libraries with co-presenter Jennifer Connolly. Pictured here, Miss Weber displays a book John Schu gave her during his Wednesday night presentation. Mr. Wheeler meets author Brian Selznick who is autographing a copy of Baby Monkey, Private Eye for the classroom library. #MCUSD2 #Mattoon #RiddleElementary #IllinoisReadingCouncil
2 months ago, MCUSD2
Mr. Wheeler meets author Brian Selznick who is autographing a copy of Baby Monkey, Private Eye for the classroom library
 Miss Weber displays a book John Schu gave her during his Wednesday night presentation at the Illinois  Reading Conference
We have more some winners from the Riddle Elementary Step It Up Fundraiser! Mini fridges stuffed with cash 💰 It’s not too late to send out messages for Monday's final drawing for a $250 Amazon gift card! (And yes...it was crazy hair day when this photo was taken :) #MCUSD2 #Mattoon #RiddleElementary #StepItUpFundraiser
2 months ago, MCUSD2
Another student winner of the cash stuffed mini fridge as part of the Step It Up Fundraiser
Riddle Student who won a cash stuffed mini fridge for the Step It Up Fundraiser
Other prize winners from the Step It Up Fundraiser Event at Riddle
Mrs. Hawbaker's 3/4 Multi-Age class worked very hard to set and accomplish daily and weekly goals. As a celebration, the class was donated enough cans for every student to silly string their teacher and student teacher. Let's just say...the students were more than happy to participate and reach their goals for this reward! #MCUSD2 #Mattoon #RiddleElementary
2 months ago, MCUSD2
Mrs. Hawbaker's 3/4 Multi-Age class reached their goals and as a reward got to silly string their teachers
Mrs. Hawbaker's 3/4 Multi-Age class reached their goals and as a reward got to silly string their teachers picture 2
Mrs. Hawbaker's 3/4 Multi-Age class reached their goals and as a reward got to silly string their teachers picture 3
Mrs. Hawbaker's 3/4 Multi-Age class reached their goals and as a reward got to silly string their teachers picture 4
Thank you for sending out your messages and supporting Riddle Elementary School with the Step It Up Fundraiser. There is still time to send out those messages and be entered into our drawing for some amazing prizes! #MCUSD2 #RiddleElementary #StepItUpFundraiser
2 months ago, MCUSD2
Here is your 2022-2023 board-approved school district calendar #MCUSD2 #Mattoon #SchoolCalendar
2 months ago, MCUSD2
MCUSD2 Board Approved 2022-2023 School Calendar
We are growing our team here at Mattoon CUSD 2. Here are a couple of employment opportunities we currently have in our District. For more details head to www.mattoon.k12.il.us and look under the Human Resources tab. #MCUSD2 #Mattoon #NowHiring
2 months ago, MCUSD2
Hiring District School Psychologist and a Franklin Preschool Teacher
Congratulations to Riddle Elementary Day 1 Step It Up Fundraiser winners!! There is still time to complete the golden ticket and enter to win some amazing prizes! #MCUSD2 #Mattoon #RiddleElementary #StepItUp
2 months ago, MCUSD2
Step It Up Fundraiser Prize Winners