School News

Local Hurlers

Some high school baseball/softball action from last week: Top right: Old Forge High School softball pitcher Corianne Holzman in the team’s recent 8-1 win over Lackawanna Trail. Top left: Old Forge baseball pitcher Ben Grochowski in the team’s recent 7-0 w

Helping Animals

The student council members from Riverside Elementary West collected donations for PAWsitively for the Animals. This organization supports pet adoption, pet rescue, low-cost spay/neuter programs, four-legged food banks and education regarding responsible

Revving Up for the Test

EJ the DJ visited Old Forge students recently for the annual Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) pep rally. The students were asked a series a questions in reading and math, along with music trivia.

Role Models

The monthly Role Models at Riverside Elementary West included, from left, front row: Angel Ramirez, Laila Bird, Charleigh Beverage, Anaya Chohan and Shelby Lewis. Second row: Lorenzo Lello, Riley Bandy, Hunter Smith, Santino D’Amico and Caitlin Lewis. Thi


Old Forge Elementary students in kindergarten through grade six participated in the St. Jude’s Math-a-thon the entire month of March. Students raised $2,480 by receiving donations to complete math problems. From left, front row: Madison Seymour, Christoph

Riverside Role Models

At Riverside Elementary East, the following students were named Role Models for the month. From left, front row: Mia Bender, Gianna DePaolo, Sophia Tunney, Karina Youells, Emma Bisignani, Esteban Reyes and Lucas Russomano. Second row: Kaitlyn Newberry, Li

Devil Pride Students

The Old Forge School District recently chose its Devil Pride students for the month. Pride stands for prepared, respectful, independent, dependable and example to others. From left, front row; Kyleigh Carey, Kate O’Hearn, Kariannah Moore and Ayden Aversa.

Computer Fair Wins

The Riverside Middle School Computer Fair was held at Riverside High School recently. Sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students participated in the event. Students entered a project in one of five categories: computer fair logo, graphic design, animation

Blood Drive

Riverside High School hosted its second blood drive of the school year recently. Maria Voytko, Riverside School District librarian, coordinated the event. Riverside students and faculty donated enough blood to save 165 lives. Money raised for the 2015-201

Old Forge Donates

The Old Forge Spirit Squad collected kitchen items and monetary donations to help the district’s Life Skills class and students with everyday supplies for their classroom. From left, front row: coach Kelly Tansley; cheerleaders Madison Schuback, Lexi Tayo

Women’s Resource Center Donation

The Old Forge Leo Club collected cleaning supplies and hygiene products for the Women’s Resource Center in Scranton. The students each donated a tote bag from Thirty-One Gifts, then filled them with donated supplies. From left: Jenna Ziemba, Ashley Katchm

Heading to Lackawanna College

Riverside’s Kacey Orlowski has committed to continue her collegiate softball career at Lackawanna College. From left, front row: dad Bob Orlowski, Kacey Orlowski and mom Tracey Orlowski. Second row: athletic director Dan Digwood, district superintendent P

Student Council

Members of Riverside High School’s student council, from left, front row: Kelsey Robinson, Lea Destefano, Lauren Amaral, Kristie Miller, Morgan Perry and Ravyn Caputo. Middle row: Abbey Rushefski, Julia Chickaletti, Emma Byrne, Katie Howey, Will Davies, M

Studying the Watershed

Old Forge High School students Anna Kuckla, Denise Evans, Kayleigh Wachtel-Thorpe, Emily Tomasovitch, Nina Zimmerman and Alyssa Wilcox participated in the “Community Connections to Our Watershed” program. Throughout the school year, the team takes various

School Donation

The Old Forge School District participated in the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute’s CASUAL Day recently. Old Forge teachers and staff donated $1,050. From left, seated: Jennifer Churla, Paula Marsico, Beth Spedding, Brenda Schuback, Aleca Semenza, Jes

German Club

Members of the Riverside High School German Club. The moderator is Heather Mahon. From left, front row: Caitlyn Larnerd, Sierra Caputo, Victoria Wolf, Thomas Hufford, Kerilyn Pon, Alyssa Lenzer, Enrique Olmedo, Carolina Beverage and Hailey Hopkins. Middle

Assisting the Egg Hunt

The Old Forge Lions Easter egg hunt was held on March 19. The Old Forge High School LEO club volunteered at the event. From left, first row: Allie Yudiski, Jayna DeLucca, Ashleigh Avvisato, Denise Evans, Julian Giglio, Patrick McCool, Angela Booth and Sca

Headed to Susquehanna

Riverside Matt Fallon has committed to continue his football career at Susquehanna University. From left, front row: mom Tammy Pacholec, Matt Fallon, grandfather Carl Pacholec and aunt Erin Fallon. Second row: athletic director Dan Digwood, school distric

Government Forum

Old Forge High School students attended state Rep. Sid Michaels Kavulich’s sixth annual Youth and Government Forum at Keystone College in LaPlume. As part of the forum, the students met with government officials, media representatives and those involved i

Better Understanding

A tutoring program pairing elementary and high school students aims to help English-learning students with several subjects while also deepening their connection with Old Forge School District. Los Pequeños Estudiantes started in the middle of last year w

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