CONTRIBUTING TO SNOW FORGE

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Teacher Neil Dadurka’s technical education (shop) students at Old Forge High School completed a project for the Snow Forge festival, which was held recently in Old Forge. Students were given the task of building a full-size modular gingerbread house. The (read more)

TALENT SHOW PLANNED AT OLD FORGE

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For a senior project, three Old Forge students are planning to host a school talent show to raise money to benefit art programs of schools in areas of low income. All money raised will benefit the Center for Arts Education, an organization dedicated to pr (read more)

NEW SCHOOL BOARD

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Old Forge School District’s newly elected board members were sworn in recently. From left, seated: Alisha Marmo, Marie Ciuferri, Joan Wilk (president), Megan McCabe and Julie Grimes. Standing: John Rushefski (superintendent), Christopher Thomas (secretary (read more)

RED RIBBON DAYS

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The students at Riverside Elementary East celebrated Red Ribbon Week through a week of themed days. Each day carried anti-drug messages to raise awareness to the harms of doing drugs. From left: sixth graders Zach Chilek, Jeffrey Marsico, Maxwell Aglialor (read more)

FEEDING FRIENDS

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Riverside High School’s Math Club recently volunteered at the local Feed-a-Friend food distribution at St. Mary’s center in Scranton. From left, front row: Brooke Mickavicz, Christina Smith, Sierra Anderson and Hayley Jones. Back row: Dylan Ward, Coby Sop (read more)

Parents Night

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Old Forge Parents Night for football, cheer/spirit, golf and cross country. From left, varsity football, front row, players: Lexus Souriyavong, Joel Villar, Cody Cleary, Steve Coolbaugh, Nick D’Andrea, Matt Evans, Ian Hook, Mike Hopkins, Levi Kania, Chris (read more)

COUNSELLING STUDENTS

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Students from Riverside High School who serve as officers for National Honor Society volunteered for a panel discussion at Riverside East Elementary School to help students prepare for a transition to the junior-senior high school. This was a culminating (read more)

OLD FORGE HONOR ROLL

Old Forge School District has named the students who made honor roll during the first marking period of the school year. Grade 12 Evria Arce, Elizabeth Balanovich, Maria Balanovich, Patrick Banks, Kole Barbetti, Gianna Baresse, Kassidy Bledsoe, Mason Boet (read more)

OLD FORGE CHRISTMAS CONCERTS

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The Old Forge School District will hold its tenth annual Christmas concert series this month on Monday, Dec. 11 (for grades one through three), and Tuesday, Dec. 12 (for grades four through six). These concerts will be at 7:30 p.m. each day in the Old For (read more)

ACCOUNTING WORKSHOP

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Riverside’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) students recently attended the “CPA Passport to Opportunity” event at Kings College, which was hosted by Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA). Students had the opportunity to (read more)

BATTLING DRUG ABUSE

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The Lackawanna/Susquehanna County Office of Drug and Alcohol Programs, in conjunction with the Voluntary Action Center, recently held a Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) youth conference in downtown Scranton. They invited 20 students from each (read more)

HIGH SCHOOL TWIRLERS

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The Double “R” Twirlettes were well represented this football season as 14 group members twirled with seven different high school band fronts at games, pep rallies and other events throughout the fall. Among the teams the Twirlettes performed with was Old (read more)

FEEDING A FRIEND

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Riverside West Student Council partnered up with WNEP-TV to “feed a friend.” Many cans of food were collected for United Neighborhood Centers. From left, front row: Raigan Monahan, Austin Kreig, Seth Ochman, Paul Brennan, Callie Pica, Charleigh Beverage a (read more)

STUDENT COUNCIL MEMBERS

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The Riverside Elementary Student Council has named its newest members for the school year. From left, front row: Evan Slocum, Andrew Connor, Francesca Wincovitch, Jacob O’Brien and Raigan Monahan. Second row: Ava Ingerson, Charleigh Beverage, Sadie Fannin (read more)

PLCTA TALENT SHOW

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The Parents Loving Children Though Autism Foundation held its sixth annual AntiBullying Talent Show recently. The first half of the show raised awareness of bullying and second half raised awareness of homelessness among children and teens. Nonperishable (read more)

HOMECOMING COURT

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The Riverside High School homecoming court includes, from left: Zach Torba, first runner-up Breana Olanovich, Brentyn Martin, queen Laura Murphy, Hunter Talipski, second runner-up Kayla Johnson, Chase Briskie, fourth runner-up Julia Chickeletti, Cody Haus (read more)

RAFT BUILDING

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Lavelle’s fifth-grade science class recently worked on a raft-building activity. While working on problem/solution situations, students designed a raft out of clay that could carry ten pennies without sinking. During the design, students had to recognize (read more)

CHALLENGE PROGRAM KICK-OFF

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Students at Riverside Jr.-Sr. High School were recently introduced to The Challenge Program during a kick-off assembly at their school. The assembly theme was a team project dramatization that demonstrated positive and negative workplace behaviors to help (read more)

ALL ABOUT THE LAW

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Attorney Steve Gavin presented information about the law profession to the sixth-grade classes at Riverside Elementary East. His visit was part of the student empowerment program in the district which exposes the students to college careers in life. The g (read more)

Snapshots

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Old Forge Elementary School recently held its annual fire prevention week activities. (read more)

LEARNING ABOUT WEATHER

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Chief meteorologist Kurt Aaron of WNEP-TV presented a weather program to the fourth grade classes at Riverside Elementary East. With Aaron, from left: Payton Oustrich, Kyle Connor, Logan Borent, Mason Hughes and Angelo Soto. (read more)

DESIGNING A PENCIL BOX

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Melissa Lavelle’s fifth-grade class worked through the design process and created a box that would hold pencils upright. From left, front row: Stephanie Kucharski and Ryan Gilbert. Back row: Sarah Markle, Adrian Escobar, Sierra Yuhas, Danica Pritchyk and (read more)

VIKES OF THE MONTH

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The following students and teacher have been chosen as VIKES (vison, involvement, knowledge, excellence and success) for the month of October. From left: teacher Kathleen Wasalinko, Alontae Custus, John Jacob Kravitz, Mike Kazkmierczak, Jullian Felczuk, S (read more)

DEVIL PRIDE

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Old Forge School Elementary has named the October Devil Pride Elementary School students. The students were chosen based on their recognition for outstanding demonstrations of Devil PRIDE (Prepared, Respectful, Independent, Dependable and Example to other (read more)