FOOTBALL PEP RALLY

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As part of the school-wide behavioral program at Riverside Elementary East, students who met their monthly behavioral goals were rewarded with a pep rally for the Vikings varsity football team, featuring members of the team and cheerleaders. (read more)

OLD FORGE HONOR ROLL

The Old Forge School District has announced the first-quarter honor roll. Grade 12 Jessie Barron, Krierstyn Breig, Trevor Brown, Kiera Chromey, Jordan Davis, Christa Eisele, Corrine Enderline, Alexander Eremo, Maya Florovito, Casey Greenfield, Benjamin Gr (read more)

VISIT TO THE VILLAGE

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Riverside Elementary East fourth-graders and their families visited Eckley Miners’ Village recently as an extension of their Pennsylvania history class. The 19th-century mining village is operated under the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. F (read more)

THE COFFEE CREW

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Riverside Life Skills students are starting a new adventure; they are up-and-coming baristas. They will be taking orders and serving hot beverages to the faculty and staff at Riverside Junior/Senior High School. The students are learning to run their own (read more)

CROSS COUNTRY COMPETITORS

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The Old Forge cross country team recently concluded its second official season by attending the PIAA District 2 Class A Championship at Lakeland High School. The varsity team included, from left, front row: coach Dave Marsico Jr., Kole Barbetti (co-captai (read more)

‘HEROIN HITS HOME’ VISITS

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Lackawanna County District Attorney Shane Scanlon and Joe Kane from the Clearbrook Treatment Center recently presented the Heroin Hits Home program for students in grades 9-12 at Riverside Junior/Senior High School. The program informs students of the sco (read more)

VISIT FROM A (CHICAGO) BEAR

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NFL tight end Michael Cobb of the Chicago Bears spoke to students in grades three to 12 in the Old Forge School District recently. Cobb spoke to students about the importance of morals, values, education, making positive choices and how to overcome pressu (read more)

HEADED TO BINGHAMPTON

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Riverside senior Lizzie Spindler recently signed a letter of intent to attend, and play basketball for Binghamton University. From left, front row: dad Joe Spindler, Lizzie Spindler and mom Anne Spindler. Second row: coach Jim Rupp, coach Jess Fazzi, head (read more)

FRENCH CLUB DONATION

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Members of the Old Forge High School French Club donated non-perishable food items to the Ronald McDonald House of Scranton, just in time for Thanksgiving. From left, French club officers: Alexandra Nocera, Ashely Kempa and Nella Pepsin. (read more)

HIGH SCHOOL TWIRLERS

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The Double “R” Twirlettes are well represented this football season as 17 group members twirl with six different high school band fronts at games, pep rallies and other events throughout the fall. The Twirlettes perform with Abington Heights, Mid Valley, (read more)

TURKEY TROT AT TCMC

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The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC) recently held its annual Turkey Trot. The event, featuring 5k and 10k races and a “Tiny Trot” for children younger than 13, attracted close to 200 participants. When added to race registration fees, additional funds (read more)

VETERANS DAY COMMEMORATED

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Riverside Elementary West students learned the importance of Veteran’s Day when representatives from the Tobyhanna Army Depot gave a presentation. Presenters included Michael McKeefery, Nate Thomas and Mike Wartella. Kindergarteners presented a card to Mc (read more)

VETERANS VISIT

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Representatives from Tobyhanna Army Depot presented a Veterans Day program for the students at Riverside Elementary East. The students learned the origin of Veterans Day and were introduced to some military technology manufactured at Tobyhanna Army Depot. (read more)

FRESHMAN OFFICERS

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Riverside Junior-Senior High School freshmen class officers are, from left: president Kristen Lello, vice president Karrie Howey, secretary Abigail Rowlands and treasurer Hailey Scardo. (read more)

INSPIRATIONAL SPEECH FOR VETERANS DAY

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Earl Granville, a nine-year veteran under the Pennsylvania Army National Guard as an infantryman, visited the Old Forge School District for Veterans Day. During his time in the service, Granville served in support of Operation Joint Forge in Bosnia, Opera (read more)

STUDENT COUNCIL

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The officers of Riverside Elementary East student council are, fron left: secretary Nick D’Amico, vice president Lily Flanagan, president Brielle Reed and treasurer Adam Eisenhauer. (read more)

FOOD DONATION

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Riverside West second-grade students donated canned goods to local food pantry From left: Abigail Davis, Charles Edwards, Jose Montanez and Julia Gray. (read more)

DEVIL PRIDE STUDENTS

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The Old Forge School District announces 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, and Example (read more)

OLD FORGE HOMECOMING COURT

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Old Forge Homecoming Court is, from left: prince Shane Smith, princess Francesca Samony, king Benjamin Grochowski and queen Cameron Read. (read more)

OLD FORGE SOCCER PARENTS NIGHT

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At Old Forge Soccer Parents Night, from left, front row: Zack Weber, David Tisdel, Matt Tisdel, Francesca Samony and Eddie Jarnicki. Second row: Keith and Erika Weber, Dave and Laura Tisdel, Carl and Michele Samony and Joe and Colleen Jarnicki. (read more)

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Scenes from the PTA-sponsored Halloween event at Riverside Elementary East. (read more)

TRIP TO THE FARM

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Riverside West kindergarten students enjoyed their trip to Roba’s Family Farms. Above, from left: Jadiel Rivera, Jackson Fecina, Cristian Santiago and Shawn Hawksley. At left, from left: Giavona Antoniacci, Grayson Soltys and Eamon Paroby. (read more)

POETRY OUT LOUD

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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 progr (read more)

Snapshots

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Old Forge High School students celebrated Halloween. (read more)

BRACELETS DONATED

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Taylor Police Department officers donated bracelets to Riverside West students for Red Ribbon Week. From left: students Colin Lewis, Ryan Donelan, Officer Nick Snyder, Margaret Miles and Olivia McDermott. (read more)

BUILDING A WORKFORCE

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Sometimes, it just takes a little incentive to get teens interested in school and the career paths that await them post-high school and college. That’s where initiatives like The Challenge Program Inc., prove invaluable. Riverside Junior-Senior High Schoo (read more)