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  • Student Ambassadors

    Marli Hoskins and Kevin Connor, seniors at Riverside Junior Senior High School, have been chosen to participate in Sen. John Blake’s Student Ambassador Program. The program offers the opportunity for one senior from each of the 17 high schools in the 22nd Senatorial District to learn about citizenship, public service and state lawmaking. “This program offers a unique opportunity for students who may have an interest in public service and who want to make a positive difference in their communities,” the senator said. “I am looking forward to engaging serious young women and men who are interested in the hard work of government and in offering them an insider’s view of the lawmaking process.” Between December and May, student ambassadors will participate in a schedule of events and presentations with the senator and his staff — including time at the State Capitol — and all will compete for college scholarship assistance through the completion of a critical thinking project and presentation. Pictured, Marli Hoskins, Kevin Connor

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  • 3D printing at RHS

    The Graphic Arts class at Riverside Junior Senior High school recently helped the RHS Maintenance departments solve a problem. Brackets that support the shelves in a shelving unit had broken and replacements were not available. Mr. Chris Feerrar, the Graphic Arts instructor tasked two students, Jared Yates and William Frances, with solving the problem. The students took exact measurements with a caliper and designed a replacement. A 3D printer was used to produce the clips. After several improvements and trails, clips were produced that were stronger and worked better that the originals. Jared and William worked as actual engineers, from design through production, acquiring skills necessary for the career they hope to pursue. Pictured: William Frances, Jared Yates

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  • Coding Champs at RHS

    Riverside Jr.-Sr. High School's 7th grade class competed in the 2018 PA Cyber Robotics Coding Competition (crcc.io). This was a statewide competition with over 6000 student participants. Riverside had two teams of two invited to compete in the State Final at Harrisburg University. The finals competition featured forty teams from all over Pennsylvania. The team of Kevin Chen and Jeffrey Marsico took home first place and title of State Champions for the competition. The team of Hailey Mankins and Sarah Wolfe finished 23rd. The 7th grade class was advised and the contest was facilitated by Mr. Lacomis. From left to right – Mr Justin Lacomis, Jeffrey Marsico, and Kevin Chen

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  • HOBY recipient

    Lindsey Gryzboski is Riverside Junior Senior High School's 2018-19 HOBY recipient. Lindsey, a sophomore at Riverside Junior Senior High School, will be attending the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Seminar in May, 2019 at Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, Pa. The HOBY Seminar is a unique, highly interactive leadership program. Brynn, along with other sophomores from across the state, will experience life on a university campus, and explore leadership from various perspectives. The HOBY experience provides 10th grade students with a fun, life-changing experience, as they work on developing leadership skills that will serve them long into the future!

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  • Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Finalists!

    Pictured, Jared Yates- project leader, Sam Hartman, William Francis-Lead designer, David Wilce

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  • Varsity Cheerleaders

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  • JV Cheerleaders

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  • Varsity, JV Cheerleaders and Coaches

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  • National Honor Society officers

    Taylor White, Treasurer Marren Pollack, President Elizabeth Keegan, Vice President Olivia Fedor, Secretary

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  • Class of 2019 National Honor Society members

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  • National Honor Society members

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  • Breakfast with Santa

    Riverside Junior Senior High school will host Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 15th, from 9am to 12 noon in the high school cafeteria. Admission: $8.00 for adults, $6.00 for children ages 2-12 Breakfast includes scrambled eggs, sausage, French toast sticks, milk, juice and coffee. Included in admission is a 5x7 photo with Jolly Ole' St. Nick, arts and crafts, such as creating your own Christmas story book with the Vikings Read Book Club and sugar cookie decorating with the SADD Club. There will be Horse and Carriage rides around the inner circle of the parking lot with live Christmas scenes performed by our Drama Club. You will also have opportunity to roast some marshmallows and have hot chocolate by the fire. Come celebrate the Christmas Season at Riverside Junior Senior High School. This Breakfast with Santa will benefit the Riverside Student Help Fund. Pictured are some of the teachers, support staff and students involved in the planning of and participating in the event: Front row kneeling: Nevica Molinaro, Grace Spisso, Jessica Frie, Liz Keegan Back row standing: Ms. Charisse Kimble, Sam Rushefski, Ms. Nadine Solomon, Ms. Gilda Aniska, Ms. Katie Radle, Mr. Chris Feerar, Ms. Lisa Temples, Ms. Stephanie McManus, Olivia Fedor

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  • Tomorrow's Leaders Today

    Collin Kneiss, a junior at Riverside High School has been chosen to participate in the Tomorrow’s Leaders Today Program. The Tomorrow’s Leaders Today program identifies high school juniors who demonstrate leadership abilities and prepares young people for committed involvement and responsible participation in the future of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Collin will work with students from various area high schools in developing teamwork, communication, and practical analytical skills while exploring community needs, problems, and resources. Each year, selected students develop and execute a community service project while learning invaluable skills to prepare them for the world of work.

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  • Challenge program at RHS

    Listed below are the Challenge winners from the 2017-1018 academic year. Each student was awarded $200 for the achievement in each category. Pictured standing left to right. The following seniors were for their junior year accomplishments. Daniel Kleeman, Attendance award; Katelyn Timms, Community service award; Kaylie Oustrich, Academic excellence award; Kevin Connor, STEM award; Absent from picture, Janelis Echevarria-Velez, Academic Improvement award; Sitting left to right. The following juniors were awarded for their sophomore year accomplishments. Hiral Patel, Attendance award; Tyler Muskey, STEM award; Tessa Gaudet, Academic Improvement award; Todd Reedy, Academic excellence award; Brynn Stambaugh, Community Service award;

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  • Poetry Out Loud at RHS

    Riverside Junior Senior High School Drama Club recently hosted the Poetry Out Loud competition. The Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest was created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, Poetry Out Loud is administered in partnership with the State Arts Agencies of all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation have partnered with U.S. state arts agencies to support Poetry Out Loud, a contest that encourages the nation's youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. This program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about their literary heritage. Maria Castaldi earned first place and will represent Riverside at the regional competition at WVIA on December 12th. Pictured left to right, Ms. Christine McDermott, Language Arts teacher and Drama Club moderator, Maria Castaldi, first place; Gavin Matsko, second place; Madison Mickavicz, third place.

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