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A Sporting Life

Former New York Giants running back Lee Rouson was spoke to Old Forge Elementary and High School students. From left, kneeling: Gavin Pitta, Mario Samony, Nico Killino, Colin Vrabel, Cooper Mordan and Andrew Santarsiero. Standing: Santino Krappa, Raymond

Student Council Members

Riverside Elementary West Student Council Members are, from left, front row: Joseph Gaughan, Emma Ponas, Amelia Melnick, Lila Shygelski and Jace Gaughan. Second row: Brady Pavalonis, William Taylor, Austin Hogan, Connor McNally, Dominick DeAngelo and Mitc

Homecoming Court

Old Forge Homecoming was celebrated with spirit week, a parade and halftime festivities. From left: king Armando Sallavanti, queen Alexis DiGregorio, princess Mattia Krappa and prince Nick Pelosi.

Village Visit

Fourth-grade students and their families from Riverside Elementary West visited Eckley Miners’ Village as an extension of their Pennsylvania history class. From left, kneeling: Vinnie Scotti, Leah Pfeiffer, Joey Fox, Kaila Yadouga and Jack Chomko. Back ro

Letters for Vets

The second-grade class at Old Forge Elementary recently wrote letters to local veterans in honor of Veterans’ Day. From left, seated: Ben West, Ryan Schlegel, Mia Peregrim, Cameron Parker, Will Wozniak, Ariana Davitt and Tyler Nylan. Standing: Torre DiMat

Cards for Veterans

The first-grade class at Old Forge Elementary made cards for local veterans in honor of Veterans’ Day. They were delivered to the Old Forge Veterans of Foreign Wars post and the Gino Merli Veteran’s Center. From left, seated: Elena Bialkowsky, Kathryn Cla

Author’s Day

Third-grade students from Riverside Elementary West attended Young Author’s Day at Keystone College. Several authors spoke to the students about the importance of reading and the process of creative writing at a young age. From left: Jayson Lambert, Lelan

Learning Fire Safety

The children of Itsy Bitsy Bookworms in Moosic learned about fire safety with some of the members of the Hughestown Fire Co. From left, front row: Connor Posluszny, Nina Ferri, Addison Ferri, Christian Englehardt, Lucas Flowers and Maxon Best. Second row:

‘Tomorrow’s Leaders Today’ Class Begins

Leadership Lackawanna, The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce’s leadership development affiliate, has announced the latest class of the Tomorrow’s Leaders Today program. Tomorrow’s Leaders Today is a seven-month teen program designed to develop the lead

Setting a Bench Mark

For their senior project, Riverside students Jeffrey Segilia (left) and Zack Orloski spruced up Mercatili-Segilia Park in Moosic. They painted park benches, the pavilion at the park, and the sign in front of the park. The students put in all new plaques i

Role Models

Riverside West’s October student role models were, from left, seated: William Byrne, Aiden Abramski, Lindsey Fuentes, Tori Villafane, Abigail Davis, Francesca Wincovitch, Madyson Kelley and Kyle Connor, Standing: Ava Sesso, Mitchell Gray, Thomas Collins,

Devil PRIDE Students

Old Forge School District’s September/October Elementary Devil PRIDE (Prepared, Respectful, Independent, Dependable and an Example to others) students were, from left: Kyle Robideau (grade four), Riley Schmidt (grade three), Hailey Roxby (grade two), Brig

Food Drive

Students, Staff and Families at Riverside West conducted a food drive during Red Ribbon Week recently. All proceeds were donated to local food pantries. From left: kindergarteners Tori Villafane, Emma Walters, Andrew Welch, Brea Gaughan, Israel Guitierrez

Halloween Fun

Old Forge Elementary celebrated Halloween with a costume parade.

Learning about Fire

The Old Forge Elementary Students participated in Fire Prevention Week activities. The highlight was a visit by members of the Old Forge Fire Co. Top left: Katie Toraldo’s class: From left, front row: Joey Revello, Grace Morris, Amira Mohammed, Divyam Pat

Testing the Watershed

Members of Riverside High School’s Watershed team participated in a “community connections” exercise where they were testing the stream quality of Kennedy Creek, which flows into Lake Lackawanna in Lackawanna State Park. Students performed chemical and bi

Blood Drive

The Blue and Gold Old Forge National Honor Society and Geisinger Blood Center conducted a blood drive recently at Old Forge High School. They gathered 29 productive units of blood, which officials say could save 114 lives locally.

Brain Games

In the movies, a scholastic bowl team is sort of like “High School Musical” meets “Jeopardy” meets “Revenge of the Nerds,” but at Riverside High School, there are no rivalries between cliques and no hallway dance numbers with Zac Efron. Zac Efron doesn’t

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