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Riverside has won the Regional Greensylvania Competition!!!! Our high school
beat out Holy Cross, Lakeland and North Pocono in the Intermediate Division.
Special thanks goes out to Mr. Pabst and his Math students who did all of
the hard work of the collections and weighing of the recycling. Excellent
job Mr. Pabst and your Math students! Excellent job to the faculty, staff,
and students who, as always, are presented with the opportunity to be called
the best, and take it to the next level!
The recycling bins will remain in all of the classrooms
and Riverside will continue our efforts to be Green! Great job everyone!
Spring Keystone Exam Dates/Grade Levels
Below is the
schedule for Keystone Exams which will begin next week. Below the test name
and date is a list of students that will be taking that particular exam:
Algebra I Keystone: Tuesday,
May 14, 2013
-Any junior who did not score proficient on the exam in December
-All sophomores (excluding those who passed the Alg I Keystone in 2011)
-Any freshman taking Algebra I this year
-8th grade Honors Algebra I students
Biology Keystone: Thursday, May 16, 2013
-Any junior who did not score proficient on the exam in December
Literature Keystone: Tuesday, May 21, 2013
-Any junior who did not score proficient on the exam in December
GREAT EXPECTATIONS is coming to
Riverside! This stunning new production, directed by Graham McLaren, has
been hailed as "outstanding," "haunting," and "utterly brilliant." The
production was captured live on February 7, 2013 from the Vaudeville Theatre
on London's West End and made ready for its big screen debut on this March
in theatres across the US. Combining the literary greatness of a classic
19th-century novel with breath-taking 21st-century production values, GREAT
EXPECTATIONS will be a one-of-a-kind cinematic event not to be missed.
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your tickets now to attend Charles Dickens' GREAT EXPECTATIONS, a
recorded simulcast performance from London, UK to be shown on May 2nd in the
Riverside Jr/Sr High Auditorium. Proceeds to benefit the Drama Club.
Showtime is 6:00pm but refreshments start at 5:00 so come early!
Click here to get your Riverside tickets online
Tickets can be
purchased at the door too!
Read! Book Club uses Skype to talk with author Carrie Ryan
On April 2, the Vikings Read! Book
Club got to talk with author Carrie Ryan about her New York Times best-selling
book The Forest of Hands and Teeth. They used Skype to hear Carrie talk about
her inspirations for writing and the process of having her writing published.
They also had an opportunity to ask her questions about her novels.
Click the link to find out about Carrie Ryan and her best-selling novel.
Also, our high school library has the entire Forest of Hands and Teeth trilogy.
Andrew Gallagher selected to Regional Chorus.
and best wishes to Andrew who will be at Midd West High School on March 21 -
23, with 160 of the top singer from a 10 county area for Regional Chorus.
On Friday, March 1, we celebrated
READ ACROSS AMERICA!
Thank you to everyone
who participated!! We had a great day with our annual Speed Reading Competition
and a Book Trivia Bowl where students buzzed in to win prizes. Faculty members
were guest speakers throughout the day. They shared stories and encouraged
reading to our high school and junior high students. Students, faculty, and
staff enjoyed Dr. Seuss birthday cake thanks to our high school PTA and the
Riverside Education Association. The day was a huge success!
to the winners of the Jr. High “Read Across America” Poster Contest:
1st place: Sierra Anderson
2nd place: Bree Carpenter
3rd place: Abby Fairclough
Sierra received a movie pass from Cinemark Theater and our runners up received
small prizes. Thank you to everyone who participated!
grader Shelby Slaboda was the fastest reader during our Speed Reading
Competition. She read 185 words in 30 seconds! Shelby also won a Cinemark
movie pass. Go, Shelby!
This year our theme for Door Decorating was Classic Books/Stories.
Congratulations to Door Decorating Winners from each grade:
Life Skills: Charlotte’s Web – Mrs. Weidow
7th Grade: Stuart Little – Mrs. Wasalinko
8th Grade: Rip Van Winkle – Ms. Gedrich
9th Grade: The Hobbit – Mrs. McDermott
10th Grade: Fahrenheit 451 – Mrs. Malinowski
11th Grade: The Great Gatsby – Mr. Davis
12th Grade: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow – Ms. Temples
Click the link to see pictures of the decorated doors and pictures of our event.
2013-2014 Miss Viking - Abbey Wzorek
2013 Winter Senior Parents' Night
Congratulations to Ellie Helcoski
who will be representing our
school at the Regional Poetry Out Loud competition at WVIA studios on
COMPLETION NIGHT SCHEDULED FOR JANUARY 29th
Riverside will host a
FAFSA Completion Night on Tuesday, January 29th . A representative from PHEAA
will be on hand to help parents complete the free application for student aid.
All parents of seniors are welcome. You can come to review if you’ve already
started the application, or come if you need help getting started or have
questions. The program will take place in rm. 208 at 6pm. We hope to see you at
FAFSA Completion Night, Tuesday, January 29th at 6pm at the High School.
Financial Aid Night Scheduled for Jan. 9th
A Financial Aid Night program for parents is scheduled for Wednesday,
January 9, 2013 at 7 o’clock PM in the high school library. In case of
inclement weather a snow date of Wednesday, January 16, 2013 has been
scheduled. The school will send out a global call if the program needs to be
cancelled. Mr. William Burke, Director of Financial Aid at the University of
Scranton will be the guest speaker. The Free Application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA) will be reviewed step-by-step by Mr. Burke followed
by a Q & A session.
If you are
unable to attend there will be a limited number of informational packets
available for your son/daughter in the guidance office
Girls Basketball team honors one of their best fans!
John Kundla, a graduated from Riverside, continues to be
one of Riverside's best sports fan. He can be seen attending various
sporting events rarely missing any. The Riverside Girls Basketball
team presented him with a signed basketball recognizing his dedication and
Dr. Romines instructs
RHS Concert Band Students
in the concert band at Riverside High School recently had the privilege of
working with Dr. F. David Romines from Marywood University. Dr. Romines is
a world renowned clinician and on the Board of Directors for the US/China
Cultural and Educational Foundation. He spends time in between his duties at
Marywood traveling the country working with high school band programs on
various rehearsal techniques. Concert band director and teacher, Ms. Elaine
Ort, and the students were thrilled to receive guidance from such an
Riverside High School
sophomore Kaleb Jones has been selected to represent Riverside Jr. Sr. High
School at the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) conference at
Shippensburg University in May 2013.
Mathew will join over 9,000 deserving high school sophomores from across the
country who participate in HOBY leadership programs annually. The HOBY
mission is to inspire and develop a global community of youth and volunteers
to a life dedicated to service, leadership, and innovation. The HOBY
Leadership Seminar focuses on providing outstanding high school students
with an opportunity to learn how to lead and make a difference.
High School Student Council
invites you to join
them for an evening
full of the sights and
sounds of the season on Sunday December 9th, 2012
from 6-8pm at Riverside High School.
Entertainment will be provided by Chorus, Band, Drama Club and Hispanic
Society. Activities with the Art Club, FACS, German Club, Hispanic Society
and Vikings Read! Book Club will also be set up for children to
participate. This event is free to the public.
Riverside Band student perform in the Junior Wind Band Celebration Concert
at Marywood University.
Abby Fairclough, Destianna Evans, Samantha Labrosky, and Brittany Fox
performed in the Junior Wind Band Celebration concert in the Sette
LaVerghetta Center for the Performing Arts at Marywood University. The four
girls were part of a festival which included 3 nationally known clinicians
and 250 students representing 42 schools.
Lexi Manzo! Lexi Manzo's
artwork was chosen as First Place for the Month of January in the Holiday
Poster Contest sponsored by the Lackawanna/Susquehanna Office of Drug and
Alcohol Programs. Lexi and her parents were invited to an award
reception, and candlelight vigil on Tues. Dec. 11.
2012-2013 Scholastic Scrimmages
will broadcast Sunday, November 18, 2012 and Sunday, February 3, 2012 @ 7 pm
Members of our team are:
Bryanna Burnside, Ryan O'Malley, Corey Smeigel, Sam Keonela, and Matt Lucas
Congratulations Nick Strenkoski for
competing at the State Cross-Country Championships in Hershey.
Thanks to the Black Sheep Organization of West Side
checks to two Riverside students, Tabetha Saylock and Jake Paff, in the amount
of $1,000.00 each. The non- profit organization supports local children 18 yrs
and younger that are in need of support due to medical expenses. The
organization is committed to raising funds and helping those in need.
Pictured are from left : Mr. Saylock . Mr Ray Boynton from Black Sheep
Organization of West Side , Tabetha Saylock, Mrs. Saylock and David Sweetman
accepting for his nephew Jake Paff.
2012-13 Challenge Program Winners
Every year, the Challenge Program, in cooperation with the Robert E. Moffat
Charitable Trust and Riverside High School, awards students in grades 10th
through 12th for their achievements in school in the areas of
Attendance, Academic Improvement, Academic Achievement and Community Service.
There are 4 winners per grade level, one in each of the 4 categories. Each award
is $250! Awards were given this year for students’ performance in these
categories during the 2011-12 school year:
Front row: Aaron Janczak, 12, Academic Improvement; Jonna Boyda, 11, Academic
Achievement; Ariel Kimes, 11, Community Service; Brandy Hernandez, 11, Academic
Improvement; Back Row: Samantha Wesnak, 12, Community Service; Valeriya Kazysta,
12, Academic Achievement; Stephanie Evans, 12, Attendance; Ashley Fuentez, 11,
Congratulations winners & keep up the good work!!
The test will begin 1st period and run until the end of 4th
period. All juniors will take the PSAT at no cost. Sophomores can take the
PSAT for $14. Registration for Sophomores will begin Friday, October 5th
and end Monday, October 15th. Student should register during 7th
period lunch. Checks can be made payable to Riverside High School.
It is very important for any student
taking the PSAT to be in school and on time on the 17th! There is
no makeup test and once the test begins, late students cannot be admitted.
will be given on WEDNESDAY, October 17th.
Congratulations to our 2012-2013
Homecoming Queen, Alexandrea Scott and Homecoming King, Ryan Abbott
Riverside homecoming photo: Adam Bisignani, runner-up
Ashley Sweetman, Corey Smigiel, our 2012 Homecoming Queen Alexandrea Scott,
Tyler Yarborough, runner-up Nazia Nowshin, David Torrissi, runner-up Kelsey
Janesko, John Segilia, runner-up Laura Fetch, Hannah Oustrich, 2012
Homecoming King Ryan Abbott, Breanna Connell, Justin Topa, our returning
2011 Homecoming Queen Domanique Yarborough.
Oustrich, a senior at Riverside High School, has been selected as the WVIA's
artist of the week, representing Riverside in the visual arts category.
Hannah was recommended for the award by both of her art teachers at Riverside,
Mrs. Lisa Temples, Hannah’s 2D instructor and her 3D instructor, Mr. Denis
Hexagon piece, which won an award as the Most Effective High School Ceramic
hexagon, is included in all posters and postcards for the
International Exhibition at Library Express at the Steamtown Mall.
Alejandra Mainetto, a junior at Riverside High
School, is one of the top 5 finalists for The Steamtown Idol singing
competition. The winner of the competition will win a $500
gift card to Steamtown Mall. Good luck Alejandra!
Spirit Week Dress Down Days
**Dress down policy must be followed for all days**
Mon., Sept 24th - Ugly Sweater Monday
(Students can dress down following all dress down rules and regulations wearing
the UGLIEST sweater they can find)
Tues., Sept 25th - Twin Tuesday
(Dress matching someone else or in multiples)
Wed., Sept 26th - Wacky Tacky Wednesday
(Dress down in mismatched clothes and crazy wacky hair)
Thur., Sept 27th - Throwback Thursday
(Wear clothes from a decade of their choice, from the 60's - 90's)
Fri., Sept 28th - Support our Vikes Day!
(Wear red and blue, or the Vikes vs Blue Devils shirts for that night's game)
Please support the Senior Class Spaghetti Supper fundraiser that will
be held at Colarusso's La Palazzo on Tuesday, October 16th. The supper will
be take-out only from 4-7pm. For $8, customers will receive a generous
portion of penne pasta with meatballs, salad, and cake
Riverside Jr/Sr High School will host its annual Hall Decorating on
Thursday, September 27th from 6-8pm. Halls will be open to the public and
admission is free. This year's theme is Pixar movies.
Our annual Homecoming football game will be the Riverside vs. Old
Forge game on Friday, September 28th.
One of our Riverside Art teachers, Denis Yanashot, will have his art work on
display at Keystone College Sept 16 - Oct. 19.
Denis Yanashot’s “Anhedral Glide” is one in a new
collection of mixed media sculptures made of assembled bones and other found
objects on display at Keystone College’s The Linder Gallery from Sept. 16
through Oct. 19. The artist’s work is inspired in part by his personal
hang-gliding experience, gallery director Drake Gomez said in a release for the
show. Terra Firma and the Spirit of Flight opens with a reception for the
Scranton-based artist on Sunday, Sept. 16 from 4-6 p.m. The exhibit will also
feature a few of the carved marble biomorphic abstracts for which Yanashot is
better known. It was one such work that won him the Best of Show honors in the
2012 NEPA Regional, resulting in the award of this solo exhibition. Located in
the Miller Library, the gallery is open daily. Call 945-8335 for more
The 2012-2013 Homerooms are
available by clicking here.
Seniors - Cap and Gown money is due! The cost is $23 - CASH only. You
can pay in the main office.
May 24 -
Student Early Dismissal 11:06pm
May 24 - Class Night
June 7 - June 12
The 1:1 Laptops MUST be turned in during this date range in the ISS room
next to the office. Your Laptop, charger, and case. Remove all other
items from the case.
Bell Schedule & Compressed Schedule
Dress Code-Jr/Sr High School
Learning Google Apps
Sports Physical Form
Student Assistance Program
MICROSOFT Software Discounts
Riverside Store - Mr. Feerrar's Class
1st Quarter Honor Roll for
2nd Quarter Honor Roll for 2012-2013
3rd Quarter Honor Roll for 2012-2013
New Student Registration...
the child's original birth
certificate and provide proof of immunization for:
4 doses of tetanus
4 doses of diphtheria
3 doses of polio
2 doses of measles
2 doses of mumps
1 dose of rubella
3 doses of hepatitis B
2 doses of varicella
dose of meningococcal conjugate (MCV4)
1 dose of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap) If 5 years have
elapsed since last tetanus containing vaccine
REQUIRED BY THE PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF
Click here for more information.
Our district presently requires proof of residency for all new
students entering our district. Parents must present 4
acceptable proofs of residency. This is also true for any new
students who are planning to transfer into our district for the
New Immunizations Requirements
for ALL Students. Effective Aug. 1, 2011 -- PLEASE READ!