School News

Spanish Club

Riverside High School’s Spanish club, moderated by Angela Mozda, are, from left, front row: Morgannn Williams, Kelly Miller, Christina Smith, Olivia Sokolowsky, Amanda Talipski, Kayla Johnson, Hunter Talipski and Anthony DeFrancesco. Back row: Destianna E

Devil Pride Students

January Devil PRIDE Elementary students were chosen based on their outstanding demonstrations of Devil PRIDE, which stands for Prepared, Respectful, Independent, Dependable and Example to others. From left, seated: Ava Arnold, grade two; Jason Kissolovege

AV Club

Members of Riverside High School’s audio-visual club, moderated by Christine McDermott, are, from left: Tom Hufford, Aggie Miles, Kiersten Royce, Abby Fairclough and Kerilyn Pon.

National Signing Day

The Old Forge School District took part in National Signing Day recently. Three Football Players, Michael Cantarella, Armando Sallavanti and Cooper Califano signed with the colleges of their choice. Michael Cantarella will attend Hamilton College, Armando

Playoffs Loom

Old Forge junior Ben Grochowski is tired of feeling like a yo-yo. He knows that when the yo-yo comes to a stop, the Blue Devils are ready to roll. The junior has seen those signs, and is ready to go. “We’ve had some ups and some downs,” Grochowski said. “

Speaking to the Author

The Vikings Read Book Club Skyped with author Jackson Pearce recently. Jackson Pearce writes books for young adult and middle-grade readers. Skyping from Atlanta, she spoke with the Vikings Read Book Club after club members read several of her retold fair

Role Models of the Month

These students from Riverside Elementary West School were chosen as Role Models for the month. From left, first row: Addison Smith, Payton Oustrich, Cooper Borowski, Anthony Aragon, Blake Hill, Kenielys Fernandez-Rivera, Quinn Coyle and Annabelle Laskowsk

Kitchen Basics Needed

The Old Forge Junior High life skills class is reaching out to the community for help. This classroom is new this year in the Junior High School. Teacher Nicole Warnek and the staff in the classroom need help in obtaining items, so that they could teach d

Conservation Lessons

Students in Karen Letteri’s first grade class at Riverside Elementary West School were presented with a program on Wildlife Conservation by Ron Kelley, Pennsylvania Department of Wildlife Conservation Officer. Pictured left-to-right are Karen Letteri; fir

Three Kings Day

The Old Forge Spanish 3 honors class presented a program on Three Kings Day to the sixth-grade classes in the elementary school recently. From left, kneeling: Coleen Santos, Maricruz Saucedo, Cole Barbetti and Cassie Colozza. Standing: Kevin Welsh, Alexan

Art Award Winners

Riverside High School art students have won awards in the 2016 Northeastern Pennsylvania Scholastic Art Awards. • Caitlin Kilvitis, an eighth-grade student, received an honorable mention for her sculpture “Prince Tyreese.” • Mickayla Jones also an eighth-

Learning about the Watershed

Fourth-grade students from Riverside Elementary West School received a lesson on watershed management from a representative of The Lackawanna County Conservation District. From left: David Lara, Keturah Coppin, Anna Lima, Cheryl Nolan; watershed specialis

A Visiting Expert

Dr. Susan Athey, the Economics of Technology Professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, discussed “The Internet and the News Media” at a University of Scranton’s Henry George Lecture recently. The University of Scranton faculty members she met

Published Poets

Teaching poetry is a part of every language arts curriculum, and finding inventive ways to show students the art in writing can be a challenge. Paula Marsico (center), a high school teacher from the Old Forge School District, constructs an environment in

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