As part of their study of the Holocaust, students in Hale Edwards’ 7th Grade Social Studies classes at Riverside Middle School in Greer flew kites on the first day of spring honoring Dr. Janusz Korczak, a children’s author and pediatrician.
He is best known for his help with children’s orphanages during the Holocaust.
Riverside Middle will host its 2nd annual iMove 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, April 28. A Zumba warm-up will be held for participants and the walk/run begins at 9 a.m. Registration is $15 if paid by April 13 and $20 after that date. The cost for children 10 and under is $10.
Greer Community Ministries will be accepting monetary donations as well as gently worn adolescent clothing at the race. RMS students will also be collecting wearable used shoes for donation to their Shoes for Water Campaign. Registrations are available online at the RMS School Website: http://www.rmsptsa.com/imove-2012.
Burke Royster is the new superintendent of Greenville County Schools. Royster serves as deputy superintendent of the district.
The 7-5 vote by the Greenville County School Board Tuesday night to offer the job to Royster came after a three-hour closed meeting. Royster accepted the job. He will receive a 3-year contract with an annual salary of $215,000, and an annual annuity of ten percent of his salary.
Karly Klaeser and Cindy Li earned second place for their winning entries in the State PTA Reflections Contest. Klaeser won 2nd in the middle school Film category and Li won 2nd in the middle school Music category.
The RMS Speech and Debate Team won third place in the team sweepstakes competition at the State Championship last Saturday at Woodmont High School.
Riverside High students have qualified to compete at the National Forensics League National Tournament in Indianapolis, Ind. this summer.
Students competing in the tournament will be: Nida Ansari, International Extemporaneous Speaking; Lorenzo Barberis Canonico, Congressional Debate; Stephanie Hong, Original Oratory; Charlotte How, Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking; Divya Khandke, Humorous Interpretation.
Riverside High Student Body President Emily Crowley led a delegation of fifteen Riverside students to the annual South Carolina Association of Student Councils convention at Wade Hampton High School on March 17th.
During the convention Emily Crowley received election to the prestigious Terry McCoy Hall of Fame, and Riverside student, Kendall Eoute was elected District Five chair. As a result, next year, Riverside will host the district rally.
Several Riverside High School won state recognition in recent competitions:
The Riverside Forensics Team won the 2012 State Championship at the SC Forensic Coaches Association State Tournament.
The Greer City Parks and Recreation department announced today its Foothills Soccer Club of Greer (FSCG) will partner with the Riverside High School soccer program for a clinic and tickets to a match.
The Riverside soccer players will conduct a mini clinic on Monday for the micro (youngest age groups) participants. Free tickets to Riverside's March 19 varsity and jayvee matches vs. Hillcrest will be distributed to the FSCG members who participate in the clinic.
Riverside High School's Brianah Pride was name "Best Singer in the District" in a competition that included students from 23 different elementary, middle and high schools in Greenville County.
A “Sing-Off” was held between the three division winners and Brionah was named “Best Singer in the District.” She received the grand prize of $500, sponsored by Larkin’s on the River, and the opportunity to sing at Larkin’s Rhythm on the River concert series and the Arizona Children’s Charities benefit. She will carry the title until next year’s event. Brionah sang “Out on a Limb.”
Riverside Middle School is introducing its spring sports teams. The sport and athletes competing this spring are: