Anna McCleer won first place in vocal performance Tuesday night at Riverside Middle School’s talent show.
McCleer was a finalist last year at Greer Idol Teen (third place), where she impressed judges with her voice and song writing.
Jon Schultz, former Riverside High School student, was recognized as Volunteer of the Year by Upstate Forever at its annual luncheon. Schultz was among five people honored for their work in promoting Upstate Forever.
Nell Newman, president and co-founder of Newman’s Own Organics, delivered the keynote address at the event. An ardent supporter of sustainable agriculture, Newman spoke about the importance of organic foods and shared her perspective on why living an environmentally conscious life helps everyone.
The following Band students qualified by audition for the Region One All-State Band. They will attend a clinic on Feb. 22 at Furman University: Sienna Pavia, Jake Woodman, Alex Riese, Natalie Boulos, Annalie King, Noah Bridges, Nico Alvarez.
The RMS Valentine's Dance was held Friday, Feb. 15 with more than 350 students in attendance. Students danced to music provided by Jumping Jukebox. Proceeds from the dance will go toward school supplies as well as the new RMS LED sign.
Upcoming Dates at RMS:
March 4 -- MAP Testing Begins
Eighth-graders in Teryn Traynham's French One class got to experience a bread-making demonstration at Baguette & Company in downtown Cowpens.
The students traveled from Riverside Middle School and got to enjoy an authentic French meal and try out their French skills with owners, Véronique and Yannick Bellefontaine.
Congratulations to members of the 2013 spring sports at RMS. Lady Royals SoftballRachel Cecere, Brooke Crowe, Gabrielle DeLuca, Samantha Jones, Gabrielle Laymon, Jenna Lizanich, Alexis Lorah, Mackenzie Proulx, Madison Pinson, Lauren Stanton, Mackenzie Stewart, Brittany Williams, and, Lucy Young. The coach is M. Rhonda McCauley.
Congratulations to 6th grade student, Hayes Brush, for winning the 2012-2013 RMS National Geographic Geography Bee. Hayes will now move on to the state-wide bee in Columbia. Spencer Phillips was runner-up and Matthew Robinson was the 2nd runner-up.
Congratulations to Mrs. Rohaley’s homeroom class for being named the 2012-2013 RMS 6th-Grade Basketball Intramural Champions. With a 14-11 win, they defeated Mrs. Burns' homeroom.
Members of the winning team are: Wyatt Armstrong, Lexi Bennett, Jordan Davis, Jimmy Fritzsche, Jaimya’he Rice, Omar Smith and Zoe Spearman.
In response to reading Wonder by RJ Palacio, Allison Burns’ 6th-grade students have researched cleft palates and Treacher-Collins syndrome which are conditions that affect the main character in the book. Ms. Burns’ students were inspired by this story to help others.
Riverside Middle School received a variance from the Greer Board of Zoning Appeals this evening to erect a new sign at the school’s entrance at 615 Hammett Bridge Road.
The variance was needed for the digital display on the bottom of the proposed sign. The top will be static identifying Riverside Middle School. Only the color amber will be used to display the text but no flash or scrolls will be used, according to Glenn Pace, Planning and Zoning Coordinator.
Eric Williams, Principal at Riverside Middle, and Michael Helvie, of Masstar Signs, answered question from the commissioners. “We recognize the current sign is an eyesore and it makes it difficult to communicate messages to students, faculty and parents,” Williams said.
LED lighting will replace the solar-powered now in use.
Pace acknowledged the sign would be across the street from the Riverside Chase community but his report recommended approval writing: “Staff believes that approval will not be detrimental to adjoined property or to the public good.”
The annual Media Women of South Carolina has set its published and contest deadlines.
High School students (male and female) in public, private, and home schools may enter work published in print or digitally for school or community newspapers (print or digital), online or broadcast news, and yearbooks.