Riverside High School students Abby Easterday finished first and Gretchen Baudendistel third in the Black History Month Essay contest sponsored by the City of Greer.
• Mary Carol Butterfield, Kerry Yan, Lexus Dickson and Hiba Kouser finished in the top 10 in the South Carolina Dialogue’s Art & Essay contest. The theme for the essay was “Connecting Cultures in the Digital Age: How Does Social Media Change the Future of Our World?”
The Riverside High School Speech and Debate team won first place at the 21st Southside Sampson-Smith-Robertson Invitational Tournament on Feb. 8. Competition was from the area and one team from California.
The awards ceremony will be held Saturday at 2 p.m., at the University of South Carolina Law School Auditorium in Columbia.
Anne Frank, A History for Today, the traveling exhibit from the Anne Frank museum, will be at Riverside Middle School Feb. 18-March 28. The exhibit will be open to schools for field trips March 11-28 and to the public March 15-27 during select hours.
Seventh- and eighth-grade RMS students participated in and successfully completed docent training for the upcoming exhibit.
Sue Gunst was enjoying a sunny afternoon while trimming the roses and clearing the flowerbed in front of the Riverside High School sign on Suber Road. Gunst’s mother, Jean Lange, read magazines in the warmer afternoon.
Gunst is a member of the landscape committee that helps plant flowers and clears the areas around the school’s signage and entrances. Other committee members are Kelle Corvin, Charlotte Stillwell and Michele Peek.
A substation at Victor Hill Road is moving toward a formal agreement between the Greer Commission of Public Works and Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport. It was reported that infrastructure at two housing developments are also near completion.
Randy Olson, interim general manager, told commissioners at Monday’s monthly meeting the substation, “is pointing closer to an agreement. We have been in contact with Duke (Energy) to see where they would like the high-tension power lines to come into the site,” Olson said.
Chase Blackwell, Natalie Boulos, Annalie King, Elyse Hartzog, Alex Riese and Annika Samuel were selected by audition for the Region All-State Band. They will attend a clinic at Converse College on Friday.
Breakfast with Mom has been rescheduled for Wednesday Feb. 26. The cost is $2 for adults and $1 for children. Click here to RSVP by Saturday.
A paper by David Dalby, a science teacher at Riverside High School, has been accepted for publication in The Chemical Educator.
The paper, "Simple Colligative Properties Laboratory Experiment," is designed for college and high school students. It describes a novel procedure to allow students to determine the molar mass of unknown compounds by freezing point depression using safe and common chemicals. In addition to the laboratory experiment, a method of evaluating students' work is presented which avoids the typical lab work sheets.
By Andrew Norton
The Riverside Warriors ended its 2013-2014 boys basketball season with a 67-57 victory at Mauldin Monday night.
Donna Smith was prophetic when asking greater Greer businesses and residents to voice their “fears, concerns and needs” at last Thursday’s Greenville County Citizens Roads Advisory Commission public session at Greer City Hall.
Greer Police Chief Dan Reynolds told about 75 attendees unsafe bridges were a concern when responding to emergencies. Jack Stewart said three shopping centers within one mile of Old Spartanburg Road and the Brushy Creek intersection was as problematic for traffic as the need for sidewalks on Hudson Road near Eastside High School and Brushy Creek Elementary. And Brian Martin said three new subdivisions at Suber, Brushy Creek and Gibbs Shoals roads should demand turn lanes at schools on those roadways.
Reported by Andrew Norton
Byrnes defeated Riverside on Senior Night, 63-42, in the Warriors final home game of the season. The game was played one night earlier because of the pending winter snowstorm that already cancelled Tuesday’s classes.
Reported by Andrew Norton
Dorman beat Riverside in a Region II-4A boys basketball game Friday night.
President of Junior Achievement Upstate South Carolina, Ms. Connie Lanzl, along with Junior Achievement Education Manager, Ms. Connie Sims, helped to facilitate a "Balancing the Budget" activity as part of the Economics for Success Module in Ms. Susan Mathewson’s Career Education class at Riverside Middle School.
Students were assigned an occupation with a related gross monthly income and they needed to calculate their net monthly income and then make decisions in the major budget categories: transportation, housing, food, transportation, clothing and entertainment.