BACKPACK PROGRAM HONORED

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Old Forge third-grade teacher Adrianne DelSordo initiated a backpack program in which students filled backpacks with food and school supplies for students who can’t afford them. DelSordo was assisted in the venture by six seniors who, along with volunteer (read more)

ROLE MODELS OF THE MONTH

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Riverside Elementary West has named its February role models. From left, seated: Morgan Gnall, Kenneth Aragon, Grayson Soltys, Milania Grasso and Aria Tonte. Kneeling: Isabella Oliveri, Koby Lamotta, Francesca Wincovitch, Zachary Durkin and Celeste Peralt (read more)

SHOWING KINDNESS

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As part of the “Great Kindness Challenge,” students at Riverside Elementary East collected supplies for the Ronald McDonald House of Scranton. Some students had the opportunity to present Emily Noble from the Ronald McDonald House with the donations that (read more)

OLD FORGE SCORES AT PJAS

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Students in Old Forge High School’s science and math club participated in the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS) region 2 competition recently. The first award winners were Cassandra Nocera, Hannah Lisowski, Amanda Katchmar, Victoria Booth, Mic (read more)

HONORS FOR TEAM BUILDING

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The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented “Good Works” certificates to Riverside School District students for their design and technical achievements in the Skills USA competition. The areas of concentration included art, welding, construction and car (read more)

WINNING POSTER

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Riverside School District’s Read Across America celebration was held recently. Eighth-grader Amelia Smicherko was the winner of Riverside Junior High’s poster contest. (read more)

DR. SUESS’ BIRTHDAY

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Riverside Elementary West celebrated Dr. Seuss’s birthday recently. From left, front row: Aylah Kizer, Rocco Tucker and Arielle Andrade. Standing: Reading Speicialist Heidi Kelley, Leland Visotski, Callie Pica, Nathan Thorp and principal Scott Pentasuglio (read more)

THE HILLS ARE ALIVE...

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The Riverside Drama Club will present “The Sound of Music” on Friday and Saturday, March 17 and 18, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 19, at 2 p.m. at the Riverside Junior-Senior High School. Tickets are $8; $6 for students and free for children younger than 5. (read more)

DEVIL PRIDE STUDENTS

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The Old Forge School District has named its February Devil Pride elementary school students. The students were chosen based on their recognition for outstanding demonstrations of Devil Pride: Pride stands for Prepared, Respectful, Independent, Dependable (read more)

SNAPSHOTS

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The Old Forge School District celebrated Dr. Seuss week with various dress down days and guest readers, as well as Devil Pride and activities. (read more)

GUEST READER

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TV personality Ryan Leckey visited, and read “The Cat in the Hat” to the students at Riverside Elementary East School on Dr. Seuss’ birthday, while members of the high school drama club acted out the scenes. From left, front row: Dominick DeAngelo, Miracl (read more)

VISIT FROM TUX

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Tux, mascot of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Hockey Team, visited Riverside Elementary West School to help promote reading during Read Across America Day. With Tux are first-graders Francesca Wincovitch and Quinn Coyle. (read more)

VISIT FROM THE SHERIFF

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Lackawanna County Sheriff Mark McAndrew visited the fourth-grade students at Riverside Elementary East School and discussed bullying, drug awareness and other related topics. From left: Amy Lynn Nemergut, Liliana Peck, Lacey Durkin, McAndrew, Samuel Reedy (read more)

VISIT FROM CHUCK E.

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The Riverside Elementary Parent-Teacher-Association (PTA) sponsored a “Night at Chuck E. Cheese’s” recently, to raise funds for the organization. Prior to the event, Chuck E. paid a visit to Riverside Elementary East School. From left: Jace Gaughan, Joey (read more)

MONTHLY DEVIL PRIDE AWARDS

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Old Forge High School Devil Pride student’s of the month for February were, from left: Meygan Roman (seventh grade), Doreen Parker-Green (eighth grade), Anthony Marsico (ninth grade), Nick Gallagher (10th grade), Alexandra Nocera (11th grade) and Alyssa S (read more)

QUARTERLY DEVIL PRIDE AWARDS

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In addition to the monthly awards, Old Forge recognizes some student achievements quarterly. From left: Corianne Holzman (10th grade) and Vito Salerno (eighth grade) were awarded the Devil P.R.I.D.E. award for being prepared. Joe Cook (10th grade) and Emi (read more)

SUMMER DANCING SCHOLARSHIP

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A young ballet dancer from the Scranton Civic Ballet Company will attend pre-professional summer classes at the only independent arts high school on the East Coast, the Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Natick, Massachusetts, for Summer on the Hill, a fi (read more)