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12/02/2022
12/01/2022
11/18/2022

Join the Wellness Committee!

The Local Wellness Policy is a written document that guides a local educational agency’s (LEA) or school district’s efforts to establish a school environment that promotes students’ health, well-being, and ability to learn. The Wellness Policy Committee has been created as an effort to manage and develop our school’s healthy habits.

» A Wellness Committee will be appointed to each school

» The committee may include parents and guardians, students, representatives of the school nutrition program, physical education teachers, or any other interested stakeholder that is aligned with the goals of the policy

» The committee shall meet a minimum of four times per year

This is a great opportunity to help promote and support student health and wellness, and create a positive, safe, and health-promoting learning environment. Please contact mealcounts@accelschools.com for more information.

We want to hear from you. Please contact us at: mealcounts@accelschools.com

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09/23/2022
06/28/2022

Introducing Principal Donley

Mrs. Donley is a Cincinnati native, having grown up on the West Side of the city, and a graduate of New Richmond High School. She is a proud Bearcat, completing her undergrad at the University of Cincinnati and received her degree in Educational Leadership from Ohio Dominican University in Columbus.

Mrs. Donley brings 17 years of experience in education ranging from classroom teacher to principal. She has served as the Regional Director of Academics for ACCEL Schools and supported Riverside Academy staff, students and parents over the past 3 years. Her current role has been focused on teacher support and development which ultimately leads to student success in and out of the classroom.

“I love the students at Riverside! When I walked into Riverside three years ago, the students made it so easy for me. They motivated me then and continue to motivate me today to work hard, learn and have fun. That’s how we succeed.”

Mrs. Donley really enjoys the comradery with the current group of teachers at Riverside. The team environment developed at Riverside is something she will continue to support.

“All children can and will learn. This is a theme I want to bring to Riverside and something I strongly believe in as an educator.”

Fun Facts
  • Married to her husband Chris for 10 years
  • 3 daughters (Lydia, Natalie and Julianna)
  • Spent 9 years as a classroom teacher
  • Scored 6 points in the staff vs. students basketball game
05/31/2022

Durk Rorie Award

Congratulations to our finalists and award recipient, Oren Gill!

Back row – Nathaniel Busch, Michael Benge, Camerin Leary, Chryston Cubit, Roxanne Fain, Oren Gill
Front row – Stephon Hearn, Emily Sheaf, James Bernardo Tomas
Not pictured – Breanna Seibert
Ms. Lucas and Oren Gill – Durk Rorie Award Winner

8th Grade Celebration Content Area Awards

Congratulations to our award winners!

View photos from the awards presentations during the 8th Grade Celebration.
05/06/2022

Durk Rorie Award Finalists

The Durk Rorie Award

In Honor of Durwood G. Rorie – Board President 1999-2021

Established by the Board of Directors and awarded to an outstanding graduate of the Eighth Grade Class enrolled at Riverside Academy for at least two years who has demonstrated superior growth in one or more of the following areas: Academics, Character, Leadership, Community Service, or who has overcome significant personal the challenges. 

This year’s finalists are: Stephon Hearn, Nate Busch, Oren Gill, Breanna Seibert, Michael Benge, Roxanne Fain, Chryston Cubit, James Bernardo Tomas, Emily Sheaf, Camerin Leary

Back row: Stephon Hearn, Nate Busch, Oren Gill, Breanna Seibert, Michael Benge, Roxanne Fain, (Ms. Whapham)
 Front row: (Ms. Brents), Chryston Cubit, James Bernardo Tomas, Emily Sheaf, (Ms. Isidore)
 Not pictured: Camerin Leary
04/26/2022

The Riverside Roar – April 25, 2022

Download The Riverside Roar for the week of April 25, 2022 (PDF) »

Student of the Week

The Student of the Week is…

Roxanne Fain!

Mr. Voegle says, “Roxanne Fain is my nominee for student of the week. She is a hard-working dedicated student.  During our OST review for math, she was participating every day and on every problem.”

Congratulations, Roxanne!


Upcoming Events

April 26 and 27
Science OST Testing
Grades 5 and 8

May 25
8th Grade Celebration
6:30 P.M.

May 26
Kindergarten Promotion
10:00 A.M.

8th Grade Field Trip

May 27
Last Day of School
Field Day


Classroom Updates

Ms. Fisher – Kindergarten
kfisher@acariverside.com

I hope everyone has been hanging in there at home. Kindergarten has been on a roll yet again this week! Just the same as last week, we are still working to master addition and subtraction. We are still working on sounding out CVC words and memorizing trick words as well. This week we will be continuing to talk about sentence structure and the rules of writing. Our students have been having a blast with the new P.E. teacher and are beyond thrilled to continue using the new playground! 

Mr. Fahrmeier – 1st Grade
rfahrmeier@acariverside.com

First grade has started a math unit on 3D and 2D Shapes and making shapes out of shapes. We are working on the sight words being, first, and their. We also are working on adding “es” to the end of words. We just finished our final draft to our monthly writing project and will be starting the art next week.

Mrs. Wechselman – 2nd Grade
awechselman@acariverside.com

This week second grade has been learning about irregular verbs in past and present tenses. In Fundations were are still reviewing long o sounds and vowel teams oa, and ow. In science we have learned about how the rotation of the earth effects the seasons. This month we are writing an opinion piece on what students think third grade will be like.  In math we have started a new topic on time telling.

Mrs. Zajac – 3rd Grade
mzajac@acariverside.com

3rd grade is getting deeper into our Charlotte’s Web novel study this week. This week we are looking at the characters in the story and thinking about their traits. We are also continuing our work with fractions in math. We are going to begin a weather unit in Science this week and will be trying some new things. As always, homework will come home on Monday with the new spelling words on it.  Thanks for your support!  

Mrs. Williams-Coble – 4th grade
wwilliamscoble@acariverside.com

Ms. Jaimee Hebert – 5th Grade
jhebert@acariverside.com

We are in the final stretch! I have been very proud of 5th grade and how well they have done on their state tests! We have one more (science) and then we are finished with them. In ELA we began reading the book Frindle and began our lit study of the book. In math we have been reviewing for the test and will now move into graphing coordinate planes. In social studies we are talking about Germany and western Europe. In science we are reviewing for our upcoming test. We are also writing about what we plan to do this summer. As always please reach out to me with any questions!  

Ms. Arriane Brents – Middle School Reading
adbrents001@acariverside.com

Looking forward to the eighth graders and fifth graders wrapping up testing with a  W, in Science ! Good luck to all the scholars that have one more test!

Mr. Stephen Voegele – Middle School Math
Smvoegele001@acariverside.com

Good Day Lions,

This past week has been a crazy week for me.  I feel horrible that I missed the first day of testing.  As I always say try and stay healthy and safe.  Healthy is one thing none of us should take for granted.  I am proud of all my middle schoolers, I heard through my fellow teachers that they worked super hard and used the strategies we had discussed.  After testing we will be getting back into Eureka.  Everyone is actually near module assessment, either mid-module or end module.  6th grade is working on polygons, 7th grade is working on probability and 8th grade is working on non-linear equations.  By the way 8th grade do not forget you have the science test next week.  I know you guys will rock that too.

Ms. Julia Whapham – Middle School Science
jwhapham@acariverside.com

Hello Riverside families! Happy math Ohio state testing week for our middle school students. Next week is the Ohio state science test for our 8th graders and we are busy with review. This week, 8th graders are reviewing the life science standards they learned this year. They will be tasked with making Punnett Squares and answering practice test questions. 7th grade students are learning about energy transfers and Newton’s cradle. 6th graders are learning about different types of energy such as radiant, mechanical, and chemical energy. These concepts will serve as the foundation for our conservation discussion next week.

Ms. Jamie Isidore – Middle School Writing and Social Studies
jisidore@acariversidec.com

Last week scholars jumped right into writing! Scholars did show enthusiasm while learning different reading genres! 6th – 8th graders are writing their own stories, so far I will admit that I am very intrigued and wondering how this writing will come out! Each scholar has a different writing style and now that they have a little freedom, let’s see how creative they are when incorporating their effectiveness and efficient writing style. Shout out to all scholars displaying GRIT AND EXCELLENCE during testing!!!

Mr. Taron Jordon – Art
tjordan@acariverside.com

Mr. Patrick Sawyers Physical Education
psawyers@acariverside.com

This week in class I had a chance to teach them more of a proper warm up before working-out . The topic of conversation this week was teamwork. I made sure I went over the definition of the word, along with asking the students for examples in their life of when they performed teamwork. We did many games where we had to use teamwork and communication. The students seemed to really bond when they had to hold hands and pass a Hula Hoop down the line without unlinking their hands.


Intervention Specialists

Mrs. Kristi Flannery
kflannery@acariverside.com

Mrs. Deborah Glosson
dglosson2@acariverside.com

Mrs. Morgan Ragle
mragle@acariverside.com

In the resource room, we took a few days discussing patterns and parallel lines. We created stickers with diamond stamping. This activity helps the learners with decision making, perspective and problem solving. It’s a very tedious process but the students took risks and created some great diamond “stickers”.  Quite a few of the students said that they could not do it at first. However, with lots of encouragement and building self-confidence, everyone had a finished product. Way to go!


8th Grade Recognition

WHEN:  Wednesday, May 25th

TIME:  6:30 P.M.

WHERE:  Riverside Auditorium

WHO:  8th Graders and their families

WHAT:  Celebrate the completion of Middle School.

Awards given and refreshments served.

8th Grade Field Trip

WHEN:  Thursday, May 26th

TIME:  10:00 A.M.—2:00 P.M.

WHERE:  Mt. Echo Park

WHO:  8th Graders and their teachers

WHAT:  Celebrate the completion of Middle School.

Fun time with friends!  Lunch provided.


Dear Parents and Guardians,

Thank you for trusting us with your children every day. Like every school, there are things we do well and things we need to improve. What makes Riverside different then? We use data to make our decisions, and we embrace change when it needs to be made!

With that in mind, we truly hope that your children will return to Riverside next year. Early re-enrollment provides us the data we need to purchase supplies and alter staffing to meet our scholars’ needs.  Please let us know if you have any questions!

04/11/2022

The Riverside Roar – April 11, 2022

Download The Riverside Roar for the week of April 11, 2022 (PDF) »

Student of the Week

The Student of the Week is…

Brydgit Richardson!

Ms. Hebert says, “Brydgit has been absent for a little bit, but she came back and completed all her missing work and has gotten caught up, Brydgit has also been asking questions when she does not understand and has been kind and caring to her classmates!” 

Congratulations, Brydgit!


Upcoming Events

April 15
No School

April 19 and 20
Math OST Testing
Grades 3 through 8

April 26 and 27
Science OST Testing
Grades 5 and 8

Coming in May…

May 25
8th Grade Celebration
6:30 P.M.

May 26
Kindergarten Promotion
10:00 A.M.

8th Grade Field Trip

May 27
Last Day of School
Field Day


Classroom Updates

Ms. Fisher – Kindergarten
kfisher@acariverside.com

We have been working extremely hard in kindergarten the past two weeks since spring break. We are memorizing more ‘trick words’ every day and becoming better and better at sounding out CVC words such as cat, hat, mop, hip and ted. Contrastingly, in math we are becoming experts at addition and slowly but surely working on mastering the concept of subtraction. Every day is exciting and eventful in room 103! I am so proud of your children! 

Mr. Fahrmeier – 1st Grade
rfahrmeier@acariverside.com

This week we are starting our monthly project of writing instructions. We have been talking about writing First, then, next and Last. We are working on the sight words “Mr. and Mrs.” We are also practicing learning how to read 2 syllable words especially words that end in “ic.” In math we are practicing how to add 2 digit numbers. We are using number bonds and tape diagrams.

Mrs. Wechselman – 2nd Grade
awechselman@acariverside.com

This week 2nd grade is finishing their lesson on prefixes and suffixes in Fundations. In math we are still in our unit on money. Our scholars are learning about the value of coins and how to add coins together to find the total amounts. In our Ready Reading lessons we have been reading folktales from around the world and using Venn diagrams to compare and contrast each story. In writing were are learning how outlines can organize our information.

Mrs. Zajac – 3rd Grade
mzajac@acariverside.com

3rd grade did a great job utilizing our testing strategies last week in math. This week are focusing on math and will be reviewing for our math test next week. We are specifically focusing on measuring, fractions, shapes, and multiplication. We want to make sure all our skills are fresh in our minds. 

Mrs. Williams-Coble – 4th grade
wwilliamscoble@acariverside.com

Greetings & Salutations Riverside Parents & Family! Our fourth grade students are rocking out after a long week of State Testing in English Language Arts! In math, we are reviewing the order of operations in addition to calculating elapsed time to prepare for the Math State Test next Tuesday and Wednesday. Congratulations to the students that have finished writing their very first fable story, which can be read outside the 4th grade classroom. Each fable has its own comic strip to match their story. In Science, we are learning about how mountains are formed along with the traits of the Appalachian & Rocky Mountains. To end the week, our fourth graders will begin practicing how to write about what they think as they read and how to write annotations!

Ms. Jaimee Hebert – 5th Grade
jhebert@acariverside.com

This week has been packed full of learning in 5th grade. We took our ELA Ohio State Test this week. I was very proud of each and every student for how hard they worked on these tests. We will take our math OST the week of April 18th. In science we reviewed our unit on scientific experiments and the students took their test on Friday. In social studies we began our next unit that discusses World War 2. The students have been doing a great job with these past few social studies units. In ELA we have been talking about how authors use evidence to support their points. In math we have been reviewing for our math Ohio state test. Please make sure that you are on DOJO as that is where I post updates and pictures! 

Ms. Arriane Brents – Middle School Reading
adbrents001@acariverside.com

One week of testing down, two more to go ! This past week, the Middle school completed Ohio State Testing in English Language Arts. It was very nice meeting a couple of the online students in person. If you haven’t come to take Part I and II of the English Language tests please contact the school so arrangements are made. This week we’ll be supporting the math test. There is a writing rubric for math extended response questions similar to the Reading test version. We are practicing writing explanations for math questions so we can excel in all portions of future test!

Mr. Stephen Voegele – Middle School Math
Smvoegele001@acariverside.com

One week from now your students will be taking the Ohio State Test for math.  In all my classes we are in serious review mode.  Every day we will be reviewing approximately 10 questions.  I ask the students to try their best and pay attention.  Every day’s participation is worth 9 points and which will total 100 at the end of our review.  This will be their largest grade for 4th quarter.  So every day ask what they reviewed in math.  Also don’t forgot we still need to hit our iReady goals.

Ms. Julia Whapham – Middle School Science
jwhapham@acariverside.com

Hello Riverside Families! Your students have been doing an amazing job this week with their first two Ohio State Tests AND in science class. 6th graders have finished unit 4 on kingdoms + classification (animals, bacteria, plants, etc) and have started working on their end of unit poster. This poster is in lieu of a test and brings together everything we have been learning from the start of March until now. It is due on Monday, 4/11, and they have had class time Monday-Friday this week to complete it. 7th grade students just finished unit 7 on atoms, the periodic table, and chemical reactions. They are also completing a poster project that will be due on Wednesday 4/13. They will have class time to complete it as well. In 8th grade, we have been reviewing for the science state test they will take at the end of April. This week has been all about forces. We completed a simulation about gravity, friction, and other applied forces they learned about. We also have been reviewing state prep questions they might see on the test in a few weeks. Next week we will switch gears to review erosion, deposition, and the geologic column. Hope you all are having a wonderful week!

Ms. Jamie Isidore – Middle School Writing and Social Studies
jisidore@acariversidec.com

Mr. Taron Jordon – Art
tjordan@acariverside.com

Mr. Patrick Sawyers Physical Education
psawyers@acariverside.com


Intervention Specialists

Mrs. Kristi Flannery
kflannery@acariverside.com

Mrs. Deborah Glosson
dglosson2@acariverside.com

Mrs. Morgan Ragle
mragle@acariverside.com


8th Grade Recognition

WHEN:  Wednesday, May 25th

TIME:  6:30 P.M.

WHERE:  Riverside Auditorium

WHO:  8th Graders and their families

WHAT:  Celebrate the completion of Middle School.

Awards given and refreshments served.

8th Grade Field Trip

WHEN:  Thursday, May 26th

TIME:  10:00 A.M.—2:00 P.M.

WHERE:  Mt. Echo Park

WHO:  8th Graders and their teachers

WHAT:  Celebrate the completion of Middle School.

Fun time with friends!  Lunch provided.


Dear Parents and Guardians,

Thank you for trusting us with your children every day. Like every school, there are things we do well and things we need to improve. What makes Riverside different then? We use data to make our decisions, and we embrace change when it needs to be made!

With that in mind, we truly hope that your children will return to Riverside next year. Early re-enrollment provides us the data we need to purchase supplies and alter staffing to meet our scholars’ needs.  Please let us know if you have any questions!