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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

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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

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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!

03/17/2022

The Riverside Roar – March 14, 2022

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Riverside Academy First Annual Career Day!


Student of the Week

The Student of the Week is…

Ethan Fahey!

Mrs. Zajac says, “Ethan has been working hard at making sure all his work is complete and staying focused during lessons. He is also working on completing his morning work without any reminders and has been doing awesome.”

Congratulations, Ethan!


Upcoming Events

March 16
Cyclones Field Trip

March 21-25
No School
Spring Break

April 4
Beginning of OST Testing


Classroom Updates

Ms. Fisher – Kindergarten
kfisher@acariverside.com

I am so proud of our kindergarten class! This week we have begun to get into a structured routine and things are running smoother with every day of practice. We learned how to find the main idea of a text and look for key details that support the main idea. In math, we continued to work on the composition of numbers up to five using number bonds and manipulatives such as building blocks. I feel so lucky that I get to spend my days with your children and have begun to form important, meaningful connections that I hope stick with them for a lifetime! 

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

First grade has been on fire with learning place values and greater than and less than. We have done great art work for our boards and done great writing. It was great talking to most of you during conferences and hope we can help support your children going forward through the rest of the year. Scholars have been working on silent E words and their plurals. We have been working with place value and adding 10 and 20 more to numbers. We are so excited for our field trip to the Cyclones game.

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

This week 2nd grade scholars are continuing their lesson on Homophones and reviewing vowel teams in Fundations. In writing and ready reading were are reading informational texts and writing short response answers to questions about the text. In science we have begun learning about food webs and food chains. In math 2nd grade is solving 2 digit and 3 digit word problems. In social studies we started a new lesson on cultures and symbols.

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

Third grade has been working hard at writing our opinions on things. We our preparing for state testing by comparing our writing to rubrics. We are also practicing our writing conventions and bubbling in answers to help us prepare for the state tests. In math, we are learning about mass and how we measure the weight of an object.  In reading, we are comparing and contrasting two texts. Please continue to help practice sight words with your child as this will help prepare them for the state test.

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

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

The fifth grade has been busy! We have planned for our upcoming career fair and have been talking about our field trip to the Cyclones game. In social studies we have started to talk about Ancient Greece. In math we are talking about area and perimeter. The students are doing an awesome job with these two topics. In language arts we wrapped up our unit on figurative language and took our assessment on it. They did a great job with this topic. In science we are learning about the different types of scientists and what they do. The students have been working hard these past few weeks and I cannot wait to watch them grow even more!

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

This week we are continuing to get ready for state tests. Which has actually been fun, because our classes are excited to show what they know! It’s our turn to earn all the point we can, before we matriculate to the next grade. We are breaking up our critique of essay questions and playing vocabulary games in between.

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

Spring is almost here and I know we are all getting spring fever.  However there are many important events coming up.  We are switching from 3rd quarter to 4th quarter.  That means it is important to re-enroll for next school year if you are in Kindergarten to 7th grade.  8th graders it is time that you have planned and started the enrollment process to your high school. Next we have state testing coming.  It comes up shortly after spring break.  It is important that you child comes to school every day on time (8:00 am).  So that they can get all of their testing done with their classmates and not have to do any make ups.  Routines are going to be very important.  Get to bed early, eating a good breakfast, coming in with a positive mindset.  You can help your student have the best outcomes on their test.  The week ahead both 6th and 7th grade will be having assessments in math along with Eureka curriculum.  6th grade will be solving equations and 7th grade will be over statistic and probability.  8th grade is working on linear equations to scatter plots.  As always stay safe and healthy.

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

Last week with Ms. Isidore, scholars completed their informational pieces explaining why people compete in the Olympics! I have to admit my scholars are showing off their skills! This week in ELA and social studies we are embarking on a new journey of self discovery.  Scholars are going to be introduced to poetry and perhaps write some on their own. I cannot wait to see how scholars write their own lyrics and bring it to life!

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


Intervention Specialists

Mrs. Kristi Flannery
kflannery@acariverside.com

Mrs. Deborah Glosson
dglosson2@acariverside.com

Mrs. Morgan Ragle
mragle@acariverside.com


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!

03/10/2022
02/22/2022

The Riverside Roar – February 22, 2022

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Dear Riverside Families,

It’s conference time again! This week Riverside staff will be on site to hold conferences with families.

Thursday, February 24, from 4:20 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
Friday, February 25, from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

Please click on the link below to express interest in a conference slot. Once you submit the request, someone from Riverside will reach call to confirm a specific time and verify the teachers that you need to see.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe3pisaYCYTyNBF2-NdwWOl1g6ld9IjIVlinu5TgS-UBG6LAg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Hope to see you then!


Student of the Week

The Student of the Week is…

Olivia Lawless-Staggs

Ms. Isidore writes, “Olivia comes to class and delivers spectacular work. She puts so much effort in her work, she asks questions when she does not understand, and she also assists other scholars who need that extra push in getting their work completed! I am so proud of her writing growth!

Congratulations, Olivia!


Upcoming Events

February 21
No School
President’s Day

February 24
4:20pm – 7:00pm
Parent-Teacher Conferences

February 25
No School
Parent-Teacher Conferences


Classroom Updates

Ms. Fisher – Kindergarten
kfisher@acariverside.com

We are getting things rocking and rolling in kindergarten! This past week we have worked a lot on letter names, sounds and formation. We have also started working on sight words; the words we have focused on this week are ‘the’, ‘a’ and ‘and’. My hope is for you to work with students at home on letter recognition and these sight words. We have also started learning about Black History Month. We are learning about Martin Luther King, Jr. this week and will begin reading and learning about Jackie Robinson next week. Thank you so much for supporting students learning at home. I’m excited to work with this awesome class for the rest of the school year, I hope to see you all at parent-teacher conferences this week! 

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

With the short week I am so proud of every First grader with being able to get all 45 minutes in on both math and reading last week. We worked hard and were able to get things accomplished. We have been learning to read words with the suffix “ing” and “ed” and last week learned the sight words “out” “about” and “our.” Every student has been on fire with learning place values and adding 10 more to numbers.

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

This week our 2nd grade scholars have continued working on composing narrative writing pieces in writing. In ELA we have started our unit on possessive nouns. In math we are reviewing addition and subtraction with 2- and 3-digit numbers. In Ready reading we have been working on comparing and contrasting informational texts using Venn diagrams.

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

This week third grade will be finishing up their fables and making edits to prepare for their final copy. We will also be continuing to practice graphs and begin to make our own. In Grammar, we will review capitalization and punctuation rules. Please remember to sign up for parent teacher conferences at the end of this week. I am looking forward to speaking with you!  

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

Greetings & Salutations Riverside Parents & Family! First and foremost, Who Dey Baby! Secondly, our fourth grade students are still rocking and rolling. In math, we are revisiting how fractions are related to division in order to convert an improper fraction into a mixed number. Lastly, in social studies, we are learning about our governments on a city, state and national level. In ELA, we are still learning how to identify different text structures such as compare/contrast, chronological along with cause & effect. Our fourth graders are also learning how to annotate their passages/articles to capture what they are thinking while they are reading.

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

I am so proud of these 5th graders! Our schedule was different this week due to testing, but these students did not let that stop them from learning. In math we are starting  to talk about place value and how to multiply and divide a whole number by a decimal. In language arts we are talking about structure in poems and how we can better understand the poem by knowing it’s structure. They are also writing about what would happen if they switched places with their favorite celebrity. In science we are still talking about light and sound and how we can see or hear. The students have been hard at work in social studies learning about Central America. They are also enjoying researching their person that they have chosen for their black history month project. If you are not on DOJO please email or call me so we can get you connected as that is where I post pictures, reminders, and other important things! 

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

This week we are wrapping up some standards and beginning to review for state testing. The sixth grade will be reviewing the steps for answering essay questions and reviewing what proper evidence from the text should include. One group of seventh graders and the entire eighth grade are being introduced to counter arguments and what are necessary components of argumentative essays.

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

Greeting Parents, Mr. Voegele here and I have a great deal of important information to share with you.  First to our 6th and 7th graders, I want to see you back here at Riverside Academy so make sure that you are filling out your re-enrollment papers and sending in your proof of residence to come back here next year.  Secondly to our 8th grade students make sure you are enrolling in your high school of choice next year, so that we can get your records to them before the fall.  Mount Auburn Preparatory Academy is one of our sister schools you can look into.  Finally don’t forget parent teacher conferences at the end of this month.  Look for the sign up information coming home soon.  Now on to the work at hand.  6th grade is working on mathematical expressions, 7th grade is working on probability and statistics and 8th grade linear versus non-linear equations. As always have a great weekend and stay healthy and safe.

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

This week in Ms. Isidore’s ELA and Social Studies class scholars are continuing to work on their writing prompts: Why do people compete in the Olympics? I can see the enthusiasm that these scholars show when they come in and talk about their particular person in the Winter Olympics.  Every day scholars show up and do their best to complete their tasks or assignments. I am a proud teacher of so many hard working scholars who are showing perseverance during this time of year! We are closing up this month strong! Scholars are going to show their skills in building a miniature model of their person of their choosing!  The anticipation of this completed writing assignment has me on edge again, but I know all works will be amazing!

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

Hello Riverside families!

My name is Ms W., and I’m the new middle school science teacher for 6-8th grade! I have loved getting to know your students for the past couple weeks and sharing my love for science with them. In my classroom, I prioritize safety, respect, and student growth.

This week in science, 6th graders are learning about the Chemistry of Life. Ask them about what makes up molecules as we dive into all things proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids. The sixth graders will have their test on Unit 3: Cells next Wednesday 2/23 that will cover the following Ohio state standards LS.1-LS.3. They will work on a review packet for the entire class 2/18 and will have a review day 2/22. 

7th graders this week are learning about population dynamics to better understand factors in an ecosystem. They will complete a lab about a changing wolf population with popcorn to learn the importance of biodiversity and carrying capacity in an ecosystem (7.LS.2). Later in the week, they will research biotic and abiotic limiting factors on the human population of Earth using the world census.

8th graders this week are gearing up for their Unit 6 test on Earth’s History happening Wednesday 2/16. We will have a review day 2/15 with a kahoot as well as going over the review packet they completed. Following this assessment, we will begin our next unit on the cell cycle (8.LS.1 + 8.LS.3). On 2/18, they will participate in a cell simulation where they will learn about all the different organelles in a cell.

Overall, I’ve noticed a real passion for science in these fine young scholars! I am so excited that I get to be their science teacher.

Looking forward to meeting you all at conferences this week!


Intervention Specialists

Mrs. Kristi Flannery
kflannery@acariverside.com

Mrs. Deborah Glosson
dglosson2@acariverside.com

Mrs. Morgan Ragle
mragle@acariverside.com

Our teachers are enjoying the Riverside Grind cart! Our elementary students help with the Riverside Grind cart serving teachers drinks and treats.  The students get practice counting money and understanding values of what items cost.  The students have come a long way and improved on their social skills with the teachers. They help organize the items and set-up. Great Job! 


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. 

The deadline for early re-enrollment with incentive is February 28, 2022. As always, if you have questions, please call the office at 513-921-7777.

02/16/2022

The Riverside Roar – February 15, 2022

Download The Riverside Roar for the week of February 15, 2022 (PDF – Updated 2/22/22) »

Dear Riverside Families,

It’s conference time again! Next week Riverside staff will be on site to hold conferences with families.

Thursday, February 24, from 4:20 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
Friday, February 25, from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

Please click on the link below to express interest in a conference slot. Once you submit the request, someone from Riverside will reach call to confirm a specific time and verify the teachers that you need to see.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe3pisaYCYTyNBF2-NdwWOl1g6ld9IjIVlinu5TgS-UBG6LAg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Hope to see you then!


Student of the Week

The Student of the Week is…

Olivia Lawless-Staggs

Ms. Isidore writes, “Olivia comes to class and delivers spectacular work. She puts so much effort in her work, she asks questions when she does not understand, and she also assists other scholars who need that extra push in getting their work completed! I am so proud of her writing growth!

Congratulations, Olivia!


Upcoming Events

February 21
No School
President’s Day

February 24
4:20pm – 7:00pm
Parent-Teacher Conferences

February 25
No School
Parent-Teacher Conferences


Classroom Updates

Ms. Fisher – Kindergarten
kfisher@acariverside.com

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I have been hired as the kindergarten teacher for the remainder of the school year at Riverside Academy and I am thrilled to have your child in my class! My name is Keyrstin Fisher and I am looking forward to getting to know all the students to help them learn and grow in a way that is best fit for them! You can count on me to provide a safe, secure environment that will make learning enjoyable for all!

I graduated from Mount St. Joseph with a degree in early childhood education. This is my first year teaching and I am beyond excited to pursue my passion.

Your child’s success and happiness is very important to me. I plan to make the most out of every moment I get to share with them. In order to make the most out of learning for your child, your involvement in their learning is essential. With that being said, don’t ever hesitate to reach out to me with any question or concern that you may have; whether that be academically or emotionally. You will be able to reach me through email or class dojo!

I understand that this has been a tough year for our kindergarteners with the vast amount of teachers in and out of the classroom. It is my goal to make the rest of this school year as enriching and enjoyable as possible. I am so excited to get to know you and your child and begin this new journey!

Sincerely,
Keyrstin Fisher

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

First grade has been on a roll this week. We have been learning new sight words, and how to sound out words with 5 sounds. We have been working on collecting data and making graphs in math. Exciting news too as Monday we had our first full attendance day all year. Way to go!

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

This week the 2nd grade scholars have been working on contractions and punctuation in spelling. They have also been developing writing pieces based on their opinions and personal narratives. In math we are continuing are unit study on adding and subtracting 3 digit numbers. In Ready reading we have been learning about how authors use reasons to support main points or when sharing their opinions.

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

Third grade is doing an awesome job with their learning. We are starting to write our own fables, learning what poetry is, and still practicing finding area in math. This week will be working on identifying prefixes in grammar and Fundations. 

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

Greetings & Salutations Riverside Parents & Family! Our fourth grade students are rocking out! In math, we are working on how to multiply fractions by a whole number along with reviewing how to divide in order to convert an improper fraction into a mixed number. Congratulations to the students that have completed  their multi-paragraph essay that answers the following prompt: “When I grow up, I want to be…”! Students wrote about becoming Wildlife Biologists, Animators, Teachers and so much more. In ELA, we are learning how to identify different text structures plus comparing/contrasting perspectives of the same event. 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 was busy in 5th grade. In Language arts we started talking about figurative language. We learned about similes, metaphors, and idioms. We also learned about how and when to use commas in our sentences. In writing the students are writing about trading places with their favorite celebrity. In math we are still working on multiplying fractions by a whole number. The students are doing an amazing job on this! In Science we are finishing up our unit on energy. We will move on to light and sound next week. In Social studies we finished talking about the Caribbean and Central America. We took our test on this topic. I am so excited to watch them grow in the next few weeks! Who Dey! 

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

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

In math we are continuing to work ahead.  6th grade is working on their algebraic expressions. 7th grade is about to work on probability and statistics. 8th grade is going to do some geometric shapes.  If you students is out, get the workbook and continue on one lesson a day and that will keep your student caught up.  There are tutorials for all Eureka on YouTube.  I have shown the students how.  Also remember to work on iReady and IXL from home.  Have a great weekend.  LET’S GO, BENGALS! 

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

ELA and Social Studies class scholars have worked on their February writing piece on an inventor who has invented a product that assists us today. I am so proud of my scholars who did an outstanding job completing their assignment on time! The amount of work and dedication that my scholars showed as they completed this assignment have me in awe! The craftsmanship that each scholar displayed is amazing! So many showed off their art skills that they are truly fantastic! The mini version of the inventions displays how hard each scholar worked on their project. 

This week in ELA and SS we are working on a new writing piece where scholars will research the Winter Olympics and give us more insight about the ceremony and the different competitions that will occur during the winter games. The anticipation of this completed writing assignment and art infused will be spectacular!


Intervention Specialists

Mrs. Deborah Glosson
dglosson2@acariverside.com

Mrs. Morgan Ragle
mragle@acariverside.com

Our Intervention Specialists are hard at work making sure students with accommodations are getting the support they need! Students have also been working diligently at meeting their individual goals. Believe it or not, There are evidence-based interventions that you can do at home as well to help continue their learning. The National Center for Educational Evaluation and Regional Assistance has made this document, https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/Docs/practiceguide/wwc_fr_tips_022118.pdf, to guide parents/caregivers on how to conduct interventions at home. Although some of the interventions may seem simple, they help children to see the big picture and form important connections in their brain. Review at your convenience and try some of these interventions at home! It is truly a joy to work with every single one of our scholars! 


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. 

The deadline for early re-enrollment with incentive is February 28, 2022. As always, if you have questions, please call the office at 513-921-7777.

02/01/2022

The Riverside Roar – January 31, 2022

Download The Riverside Roar for the week of January 31, 2022 (PDF) »

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. 

The deadline for early re-enrollment with incentive is February 28, 2022. As always, if you have questions, please call the office at 513-921-7777.

Student of the Week

The Student of the Week is…

Josie Parsons

Mr. Fahrmeier says, “Josie has been working hard at learning and always comes into class with a smile and is always willing to help her friends when needed.”

Congratulations, Josie!


Upcoming Events

February 3
Interim Report Distributed

February 4
No School
Professional Development Day

February 21
No School
President’s Day


Classroom Updates

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

First Grade has been doing great with learning measurements with centimeters. We have been working hard on our art projects for our February board and we have been discussing how to identify fiction and informational books. We are improving at working as a team and learning how to resolve conflicts.

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

This week 3rd grade is continuing to adjust to Mrs. Zajac being in the classroom and developing a new routine. We are practicing multiplying to find the area and why that is important in real life. In Grammar, we are working on punctuating sentences correctly. We are practicing writing opinion pieces every day and getting faster at our writing. We are also working hard at introduction and conclusion sentences. We are going to keep practicing our spelling words and using them in our writing. We are learning about the importance of order in a story and paying attention to order as we write.

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

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

This week has been busy in 5th grade. In math we have started a fraction project. The students are creating their own ice cream shop. In ELA we ended our Unit with an end of unit assessment. The students did a really nice job with this. We have also been working on our final drafts of our love paper. In social studies we finished up our unit on Mexico and took our final test this Friday. In science we have been talking about food chains and food webs. Please make sure you have access to our class dojo as I post pictures and reminders daily! 

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

This week in the sixth grade we will be working on standard R.L.6.6 which addresses perspective. Perspective is a character’s stance or point of view on a given topic. As you are listening to music on the way to school or watching tv, ask your child to describe the perspective of the character, and what background information is presented to support their reasoning.

In the seventh and eighth grades we assessing claims made in texts, and determining whether or not the claim is properly supported by relevant evidence.

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

It has been cold around here lately.  Let’s make sure that we are dressing for the weather but staying in uniform at the same time.  Also don’t forget re-enrollment.  Also 8th graders start thinking about what high school you are going to attend next year.  Mount Auburn is one of our sister schools that you can think about attending.  On to the work at hand.  6th grade has started algebra with expressions and variables.  7th grade is working on scale modeling and 8th grade will finally finish up linear equations with an end module assessment next week.

Mr. Voegele out

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

This week in Ms. Isidore’s ELA and Social Studies class my amazing scholars have worked on their February writing piece on an inventor who has invented a product that assists us today. I cannot wait for the final piece! Some of my scholars are showing off their crafty side! They are making mini models of these inventions! The anticipation of this completed writing assignment and artwork has me on edge! Next week each class is going into a different direction in their writing. I am excited to see how scholars will argue their way out of writing this coming unit! 


Intervention Specialists

Mrs. Deborah Glosson
dglosson2@acariverside.com

Mrs. Morgan Ragle
mragle@acariverside.com

The special education department is happy to introduce our new intervention specialist, Mrs. Kristi Flannery. She has many years of experience as an intervention specialist and is excited to join the team! Mrs. Glosson has new Valentine’s Day décor up this week outside of her classroom made by her talented students. Swing by to see some super adorable robots! In Mrs. Ragle’s room you can find a nice new calming corner to come take a break. Calming corners are beneficial resources to have in the classroom for break times and cool downs. There are many wonderful ideas on Pinterest to make your very own calming corner at home. 

01/31/2022
01/25/2022

The Riverside Roar – January 24, 2022

Download The Riverside Roar for the week of January 24, 2022 (PDF) »

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. 

The deadline for early re-enrollment with incentive is February 28, 2022. As always, if you have questions, please call the office at 513-921-7777.

Student of the Week

The Student of the Week is…

Sophia Ellis

Mrs. Coble writes, “Sophia is a self-starter that is always willing to help her elbow partners or serve as an expert in a topic. Sophia shows great leadership skills and is a great friend to have in your corner.”

Congratulations, Sophia!


Upcoming Events

February 3
Interim Report Distributed

February 4
No School
Professional Development Day

February 21
No School
President’s Day


Classroom Updates

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

First grade has been working hard on continuing to write about who they love and why and is making great strides in sounding out words and using each other as a resource. In Math we have been starting on measuring items and working with non traditional measurements. We are working hard on following instructions the first time and getting along with each other.

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

Third grade has been preparing for our SCA at the end of this week. We are adjusting to a new routine with Mrs. Zajac and getting lots of learning in. We are focusing on measurement and finding the area in math. We are looking at complete sentences in grammar and writing a beginning, middle, and end. 

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

Hello Riverside Parents & Family! Our fourth grade students have been working really hard since returning back from Winter Break. In math, we are working on how to measure the degree of an angle using a protractor along with reviewing how to multiply two digits by a single digit number. In science, we are reviewing the process of the water cycle and celebrating National Energy Conservation Day, exploring different ways we can save energy in our homes and at school! To end the week, our fourth graders will begin writing their multi-paragraph essay that answers the following prompt: “When I grow up, I want to be…”. I look forward to learning all about our students’ dream jobs and what they want to become when they grow up!

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

The 5th grade has been busy. In social studies we took our unit 8 test and have started talking about the physical geography, history, and culture of Mexico. In Language arts we have continued talking about perspectives and viewing different perspectives. In writing the students have been working very hard on opinion writing. Make sure to ask your student what their opinion is on dogs and cats! In math we have been working on adding and multiplying fractions with like and unlike denominators. In Science we have continued talking about energy and the students are doing an AMAZING job with this concept. 

Ms. Arriane Brents – Middle School Language Arts and Social Studies
adbrents001@acariverside.com

This week sixth grade  will be wrapping up their study of standard R.L.6.5. They’ve told me they are familiar with working with plays and are looking forward to our more in-depth study this year. The eighth grade is also working with a similar standard ( R.L.8.5). In our eighth grade studies we’ll be analyzing allusions found in literature. In the seventh grade this week we are working with standard R.L.7.6 which looks at how different sections of a text relate to the whole.!

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

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

This month has just flown by.  We are nearing the midterm of third quarter.  There are a lot of students with a lot of missing work.  I hope everyone gets healthy and back so we can get caught up.  6th grade is continuing to work on functions, 7th grade is working with percentages and interest and have a mid-module next week, 8th grade is wrapping up linear equations and about to have an end module assessment.  If you need make up work email me or call the school.


Intervention Specialists

Mrs. Deborah Glosson
dglosson2@acariverside.com

Mrs. Morgan Ragle
mragle@acariverside.com

The SPED department has been working hard with many of our students completing testing. Our students have been working hard to put forth their best work!  

Our resource rooms are fully decorated for Valentines. Our younger students are reading and participating in a variety of academic activities using the book “Robot In Love”.  We will be doing a fun writing assignment using special vocabulary words from the book. It’s a great book to borrow from the library. The children love that the robot falls in love with a toaster!