It was hardest to tell what Johnston sister was the most proudest standing side-by-side posing for photos this morning at Riverside Middle School.
Students waited in line to get a photo taken with Olympic silver medalist Abby Johnston. She and teammate Kelci Bryant were the first Americans to medal in synchronized diving at the London Games after three Olympics of futility in the event.
Plan on spending an additional $1,600 if you have a senior in high school.
The beginning of the school year brings to mind the typical supply list and clothes shopping, but for many seniors in high school, it also brings extraordinary expenses.
Riverside Middle School shared its list of upcoming activities with GreerToday.com.
• Open House is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 13 at 6:30 p.m. Maxim Williams, Director, Community Relationship Building with Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, will be the featured speaker. A PTSA meeting will follow the speaker and then parents will visit students’ classrooms.
Adrienne Johnston, a Spanish teacher at Riverside Middle School, was honored as Emerging Teacher of the Year for secondary schools in Greenville County.
Described as a “natural teacher,” Johnston’s teaching Spanish creates a fun, supportive, and interesting learning environment for her students. By using cultural items from her studies in Spain, she maintains an authentic environment where subject matter becomes more relevant and helps bring the language to life. The requests to take Spanish have increased significantly since she began teaching, the middle school reported.
Erric Cummings, teacher at Riverside High school will serve a two year term as president of the S.C. Track & Cross Country Coaches Association for the 2012-13 school year.
This organization includes every high school in South Carolina that is a member of the S.C. High School League.
If Friday night was any indication, high school football fans from across the Upstate are in for a cardiac-testing 2012 season.
Week 1 was not for the feint of heart, and that was particularly evident in Greer's 46-45 overtime loss to Seneca at Dooley Field. The third installment in the three-year series between the schools was the first to go to Seneca, which rallied behind a diminutive running back and a no-quit quarterback. That's a familiar formula in Greer, but usually those guys are wearing black and gold.
Optimism was the keyword this afternoon at the first Greater Greer Touchdown Club meeting of the year.
Steve Euote, Riverside Head Coach, was full of confidence and entertaining; Chris Miller, Byrnes Head Coach, was mulling over missing three defensive linemen while planning for a trip to Chesapeake, Va., for an ESPN game Saturday; and Josh Thomason, coach of Eastside Head Coach Jeff Thomason, said Eastside football is back on the map. Blue Ridge coaches were not represented.
Riverside Middle’s Orientation schedule for the upcoming 2012-2013 school year:
Monday, August 20
Jennifer Wike, an eighth-grade teacher at Riverside Middle School, recently completed a seven-day immersion into early American history at the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute.
The Teacher Institute was created to encourage history education and make it engaging for students. Now in its 22nd year, the Teacher Institute helps prepare teachers to help students meet national and state history standards through hands-on immersion experiences in colonial history.
Riverside High School has named Murray Long as the athletic director for the 2012-2013 school year. He will continue to coach the Riverside boys basketball team.
Stephanie Smith, former athletic director, has been promoted to assistant principal.
The Greer Touchdown Club begins its weekly meetings Thursday, Aug. 23 with the five greater Greer football coaches as guest speakers.
The luncheon is held at Memorial United Methodist Church’s social hall at 201 N. Main Street 11:45 a.m. and is catered by the Clock.