Message from Superintendent/Elementary School Principal

The staff of Riddle Elementary is really looking forward to a year full of great learning opportunities and exciting experiences. I am really happy to see students back in the halls and be able to meet all the new students and parents.

​In addition to our fantastic staff, we have a wonderful Title I program that enhances what is taught in our classes, a very busy Panther Parent Club that volunteers and fundraisers to do extra events and activities for our students, our fifth- and sixth-grade band programs are admired around the country, and the Riddle community also sponsors some after-school athletic club opportunities for our elementary students. 

​As you can tell, Riddle Elementary is an active, busy place where lots of learning experiences are provided. If you have any questions, or just want to stop by and say hi, please feel free to come and stop by the office. 

Riddle Elementary School

463 Park Street

Post Office Box 270

Riddle, Oregon  97469

(541) 874-2226 | Fax: (541) 874-3265

Principal Dave Gianotti

Dave Gianotti, Principal

Title Night

Over 400 Panther community members came to Title Night to play games, engage with each other and show off Halloween costumes. Title Night is a school-wide event we put on a few times per school year; it is designed to keep communities involved in the learning process with their student, putting the focus on fun-with-learning. 

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Homecoming 2022

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Tailgate Party, BBQ & School-Wide Dance

It’s an annual event! The Riddle School District staff and students enjoy putting together a tailgate party with a community BBQ every year.  In addition to our BBQ fun the Elementary Panthers are the half-time show at the football game with a school-wide dance. This year our Panthers line danced to Cotton Eye Joe.

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Welcome Back Panthers

It was a great first day back to school after a long, hot summer.  The Riddle Elementary Panthers are really excited and looking forward to the 2022-2023 school year.  We started our year with an assembly to introduce our new and enthusiastic staff, play some games and a refresher on some school rules and expectations.  Be Safe, Respectful, Responsible & Kind!

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Panther Pride Stone Soup Thanksgiving Meal - 2021

We are thankful! Our entire elementary school celebrated Thanksgiving by sharing a community meal with each other on November 19.

The event required many helping hands on deck. Each grade level made butter in their classrooms. The cafeteria staff baked fresh bread. 

Sixth graders read the classic story, Stone Soup to small groups of younger students and discussed how one stranger brought an entire group of suspicious villagers together. 

Delicious Seven-can Soup was served from a giant kettle. The soup’s ingredients were made possible thanks to families and staff who donated cans of beans, tomatoes, chili or corn. 

Thank you to everyone who helped make this special event memorable.

Seven-Can Soup


1 (14- to 16-ounce) can chili, no beans

1 (14- to 16-ounce) can black beans

1 (14- to 16-ounce) can great northern beans

1 (14- to 16-ounce) can pinto beans

1 (14- to 16-ounce) can corn

1 (14- to 16-ounce) can diced tomatoes

1 (10-ounce) can roasted diced tomatoes with green chilies

Optional: 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese

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Sixth-grader reads Stone Soup to younger students

Volleyball Camp

The Riddle Irish Volleyball team came and gave a great 3-day camp for our Panther’s. 

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1st Grade Ant Farm

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Ant Farm


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Decorating Riddle Town Christmas Tree

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