Riverside Junior Senior High School Students finish 2nd at Engineering Competition The team of Gary Mrozinski, 8th grade, Gabby Szajkowski, 8th grade, Dominick DeAngelo, 7th grade, and Brianne Nemergut, 7th grade, took home 2nd place at the Water Wheel Engineering Competition held at North Pocono Middle School on May 22, 2019. Staying within the set parameters of the competition, the team, supervised by Mr. Justin Lacomis, went through the design process and built a water wheel out of Frisbees and plastic cups. The results were calculated on the average number of rotations and water volume. Photo - left to right - Brianne Nemergut, Gabby Szajkowski, Mr. Justin Lacomis, Gary Mrozinski, and Dominick DeAngelo
Riverside High School sophomore, Hunter Geise, recently completed a career shadow at Madison Square Garden. This extremely rare opportunity was facilitated by Riverside alumnus Brandon Lawrence, Director of Group Sales for Madison Square Garden. Hunter was given a rare opportunity to meet with several leaders of the Madison Square Garden Company, which handles all sports and entertainment events at Madison Square Garden. He met with members of the business analytics/ticket relations department, public relations (statistics), ticket sales, marketing, New York Rangers team statistician, and several vice-presidents. Hunter is the first person from Riverside to participate in a career shadow at Madison Square Garden. He plans to pursue a career in sports statistics, metrics, analytics, or actuary math.
Riverside School District congratulates Ms Renee Barucky-Ruthkosky, on her acceptance to the Amazon Future Engineer Teacher training program! Ms Barucky Ruthkosky teaches Business and Computer Technology at Riverside Junior Senior High School. Amazon Future Engineer is a comprehensive childhood-to-career program to inspire, educate, and train children and young adults to pursue careers in computer science and engineering. The Amazon Future Engineer program initiative seeks to dramatically expand access to high caliber preparatory courses, curricular resources, and programs for schools and districts to help prepare and propel high school students forward in their pursuit of Computer Science education. “I want to prepare my students for the real world by teaching social skills, problem solving & collaboration. This program will provide me the tools to do this. I am very excited about the opportunity to use this coding curriculum to enhance my computer science classes” Ms. Barucky-Ruthkosky.
Riverside Junior Senior High School congratulates 8th grader Elisabeth O'Hora for achieving 2nd place in the University of Scranton's annual Earth Day Essay Contest. Elisabeth's essay was selected from a record number of entrants, and she has been awarded with a medal.
V.I.K.E.S Student and Teacher of the month The following students and teacher have chosen V.I.K.E.S. of the month for March, 2019. They have been selected because they exemplify the qualities of every Riverside Viking: Vison, Involvement, Knowledge, Excellence and Success Vice principal – Dave Walsh 7th Grade - Tess Parchinski 8th Grade - Jose Soto Rivera Teacher - Miss Stephanie McGee Junior - Hiral Patel Freshman - Carl Walsh Sophomore - Brandon Reed Senior - Marilyn Hoskins Principal – Joe Moceyunas
On Thursday, April 4th, twelve juniors from Riverside Junior Senior High School participated in Geisinger's AIM HI program. The program gave high school students the opportunity to explore health care fields and meet with professionals in field such as physician assistant, radiology, nursing, medical lavatory technology, pharmacy, child care specialists, emergency medical services, and phlebotomy. Pictured left to right Front row Liz Giannone, Mikayla Fraze, Erica Yatzun, Kristen Lello, Alexandra Mitchell, Nova Preitz, Hiral Patel Back row Jay Koller, Gavin Beck, Ryan Weitz, Leah Hodick, Katrina Azarsky
Riverside High School Junior, Todd Reedy will be attending Regional Chorus and performing Friday evening at Canton High School (Southwest Bradford County). He received this honor because of his strong audition and performance recently at District Chorus in February at Lakeland High School. This is his second Regional festival, a feat that has been accomplished by only two other musicians at Riverside.
Eight Riverside teams competed and all 8 placed at the regional competition. Below are the winners in each category. If you see any of these students please congratulate them on a job well done! Digital Movie: 3rd place - Evan Barrett, Cassie Marvin, Emma Ponas Programming: 1ST PLACE - Logan Conforti Animation: 3rd place - Courtney Stubaus; 2nd place - Crystal Bird; 1ST PLACE - Riley Bandy, Emma Szajkowski, Victoria Tomaino Graphic Design and Logo: 3rd place - Rosemary Murphy and Sulekha Sharma; 2nd place - Lily Flanagan, Sophie Wargo, Olivia Yackobovitz, 1ST PLACE - Tori Natale and Adison Odzana
Special thank you to Pam Insalaca for guiding and encouraging our 6th grade students to participate. 75 projects were entered with over 120 students participating. Riverside’s 2019 Media and Design Competition Winners for Middle School Logo and Graphics Design 1st Sulekha Shama, Rosemary Murphy 2nd Tori Natale, Adison Odzana 3rd Olivia Yackabovitz, Sophie Wargo, Lily Flanagan Programming 1st Logan Conforti Animation 1st Crystal Bird 2nd Courtney Stubaus 3rd Riley Bandy, Victoria Tomaino, Emma Szajkowski Digital Movie 1st Emma Ponas, Cassie Marvin, Evan Barrett 2019 Regional PA Media and Design Competition will be March 12th. All 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will advance to this event which is held at Keystone College. A special thank you to our judges who took time out of their day to help evaluate submitted projects. Rachel Luzio Dubernas, Prudential Financial – Systems Analyst Sal Luzio, former Superintendent of Riverside School District, Retired Scott J. Weiland, Chair of the Mass Communications department and Associate Professor at King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, PA A special thank you to the Jr-Sr High School teachers who created an engaging program for the 6th grade students. Cathleen Wasalinko, Justin Lacomis, Chris Feerrar, Ed Flannery, Craig Reifler A special thank you to our Food Service department as well. Great job on the 4th lunch wave!
Congratulations to 8th Grader Tony Pavlovicz! He is a National Silver Key Award Winner in the 2019 National Scholastic Art Awards! He is the 4th National Winner ever for Riverside in this honor. He is also the first 8th grade student at Riverside to be recognized nationally by the Scholastic Art Awards!!
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