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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!

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

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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

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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

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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!

01/10/2022

The Riverside Roar – January 10, 2022

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Dear Riverside Academy Families,

We are pleased to provide your scholar with this complimentary long-sleeved uniform shirt! These were graciously donated by our friends across the street at Amazon. We are thankful for our partnership with Amazon and enjoy being able to pass the shirts along to our scholars. Shirts will be distributed on Monday.

Please enjoy this gift, and we look forward to a wonderful 2022!

Students pose with Amazon business partners and Principal Lucas. Students pictured are Camerin Leary, Jasmine Knowles, Roxanne Fain, William Edwards, Oren Gill, and James Tomas Bernardo.
Staff Shout Outs

Since the middle of November, Mr. Fahrmeier and with immense support from Mrs. Herzner have been teaching both kindergarten and first grade. Mr. Whisenhunt and Ms. Rashad have been performing an incredible tag-team effort teaching second and third graders.  Students have been continuing to meet and exceed academic and behavior expectations. Thank you so much for all your efforts!

Welcome to the new addition to Mrs. Wechselman’s family, Brina Hannah! We look forward to Mrs. Wechselman’s return to Riverside and wish her and her family all the best.


Student of the Week

The Student of the Week is…

James Brown!

During the first week of the semester James Brown exercised self-control in reading class by raising his hand and making good choices in the hallway. He also was a great help to the substitute teacher on Thursday during the Science period. He also was vocal about his need for assistance, which is a mature quality to have.

Congratulations, James!


Upcoming Events

January 10
2nd Quarter report cards distributed

January 17
No School
Martin Luther King Jr. Day

February 4
No School
Professional Development Day


Riverside Welcomes New Staff

Mr. Timothy Bishop is Riverside’s new behavior intervention specialist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in social work and has experience working with children through Lighthouse Youth Services and Children’s Hospital.

Mrs. Eleanor Gaston comes to us with experience in Princeton City School and teaches art to students in all grades.

Mrs. Whitney Williams-Coble is a writer with teaching experience in Cincinnati Public Schools. She is serving Riverside as a fourth grade teacher.

Mrs. Ebony Stutson is our new school counselor. She is a licensed professional counselor with experience in a variety of public and private care settings.


Classroom Updates

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

Happy New Year! We jumped right back into things this past week in 5th grade. In ELA we began working on opinion writing and talking about similarities and differences in the topics we read about. In math we continued talking about multiplying fractions and we took a short cycle assessment on it. In social studies we have started to talk about the early civilizations of Latin America. In science we have continued talking about gravity and motion. We will begin our next unit on energy next week. Please make sure you are asking your student about homework and any papers that may have been sent home that day. If you have not been able to get on DOJO please let me know as I am posting pictures and messages daily.

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

New Year, new opportunities for growth ! For the first two weeks of the semester we are revisiting procedures we need to sharpen up on and working on the standards R.L.6.4, R.L.7.5 and R.L.8.5. Attendance on Friday’s is imperative to your student’s grades, because Friday is the day we submit the majority of the work for the week, and it’s the day we take assessments. If your student is not going to be present on Friday, they can still submit their assignments via the acariverside.com website, under the resources tab. Each class has had instructions on the steps to submit assignments. I can also send home step by step guidance on how to submit the assignments, that includes pictures of the given screens. If a family is having a difficult time submitting assignments, feel free to call (513-921-7777 EXT 4-0926) or email me. I will return the call or email during my planning period (2:00-2:50pm daily). I’m looking forward to academic excellence semester two!

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

I hope we all had a restful break and are ready to get at third quarter.  Man time is flying.  Speaking of time, time is valuable. So that being said please make sure your students are at school regularly.  I know with Covid and weather coming things are hard but we all have to do our best to stay healthy and get to school. Make sure we wear our masks and hand sanitize or wash our hands regularly.  On to the work at hand.  6th grade is winding down their latest module and we our doing graphing on coordinate planes.  7th grade has just started percentages, decimals, and fraction conversions.  8th grade is still working on linear equations.  As always stay safe and healthy.

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


Intervention Specialists

Mrs. Deborah Glosson dglosson2@acariverside.com

Staff Contacts

Behavior Specialist                     Mr. Bishop                                    tbishop@acariverside.com

Counselor                                      Mrs. Stutson                                estutson@acariverside.com

Art                                                  Mrs. Gaston                                 egaston@acariverside.com

Kindergarten/1st Grade             Mr. Fahrmeier                             rfahrmeier@acariverside.com

2nd Grade                                       Mrs. Wechselman                      awechselman@acariverside.com

3rd Grade                                       Ms. Zajac                                       mzajac@acariverside.com

4th Grade                                       Mrs. Williams-Coble                 wwilliamscoble@acariverside.com

5th Grade                                       Ms. Hebert                                   jhebert@acariverside.com

MS reading                                   Ms. Brents                                    adbrents001@acariverside.com

MS writing/SS                              Ms. Isidore                                    jisidore@acariverside.com

MS math                                        Mr. Voegele                                 smvoegele001@acariverside.com

12/02/2021

Mask Mandate Beginning December 6, 2021

Dear Riverside Families, 

Riverside Academy is committed to the safety and health of our students and staff. With the emergence of new and yet unpredictable variants to Covid 19, Riverside Academy will be requiring that all students and staff wear masks beginning Monday, December 6, 2021, and until further notice. Please see guidance for masks and other precautions below. 

Face Masks 

Students can bring their own cloth face coverings, so long as they meet Center for Disease Control safety guidelines. If a student does not have access to or forgets their face covering, the school will provide one mask per day. 

Symptom Screening 

  1. Passive Screening – Parents will be required to screen students before leaving for school (check temperature to ensure temperatures below 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, observe for symptoms outlined below) and to keep students at home if they have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or if they have had close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19. 

Symptoms consistent with COVID-19 include: 

Fever above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or chills                  
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing 
Cough                                                                                    
Fatigue 
Muscle or body aches                                                            
Headache 
New loss of taste or smell                                                     
Sore throat 
Congestion or runny nose                                                     
Nausea or vomiting 
Diarrhea  

  • Students who develop symptoms of illness while at school will be separated from others right away and isolated which others do not enter or pass. If more than one student is in an isolation area physical distancing measures will be in place. 
  • Students will remain in isolation with continued supervision and care until picked up by an authorized adult. 
  • Every enrolled child must have at least three approved contacts on file who can pick up the child within one hour of receiving a call home.  
  • Schools will follow established guidelines for triaging students, recognizing not all symptoms are COVID-19 related. 
  • Parents will be advised of sick students and that students are not to return until they have met the criteria to discontinue home isolation. 

Hand Washing 

Handwashing protocols will include: 

  • Providing regularly scheduled opportunities for students and staff to meet handwashing frequency guidance. 
  • Ensuring sufficient access to handwashing and sanitizer stations. Portable handwashing stations will be located throughout the facilities and near classrooms to minimize movement and congregations in bathrooms to the extent possible. 
  • Ensuring a fragrance-free hand sanitizer (with a minimum of 60 percent alcohol) is available and supervised at or near all workstations. Children under age nine will use hand sanitizer under adult supervision. 

Communications 

Communications will be in place if a school has a positive COVID-19 case. The school will address its role in documenting, reporting, tracking, and tracing infections in coordination with public health officials. The school will inform sick staff members and children not to return until they have met the health and safety criteria to discontinue home isolation. The school will inform those who have had close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19 to stay home and self-monitor for symptoms and to follow health and safety guidelines if symptoms develop. If a person does not have symptoms follow appropriate health and safety guidance for home isolation. 

Visitors 

Access to campus for parents will be limited and based on the school’s evaluation as to whether and to what extent external visitors can safely utilize the facilities and campus resources. All individuals that use the facilities will be required to follow the school’s health and safety plans and Department of Public Health guidance. 

If you have any questions, contact Riverside Academy at 513-921-7777, or the Cincinnati Health Department at 513-357-7462. Thank you for helping to keep people safe and to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community and school. For an additional resource, you may call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634) or visit coronavirus.ohio.gov

Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. If you or a loved one are experiencing anxiety related to the coronavirus pandemic, help is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call the COVID-19 CareLine at 1-800-720-9616

Sincerely, 
Elizabeth A. Lucas 
Riverside Academy  
Principal 

11/15/2021

The Riverside Roar – November 15, 2021

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Thanksgiving Meal Distribution Information (PDF) »

Riverside Academy Holiday Office Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday
9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

Closed Thursday and Friday
Enjoy your Thanksgiving Holiday!


Student of the Week

The Student of the Week is…

J’amarion Davis!

Ms. Hebert said, “I nominate J’amarion Davis for student of the week. He has been a great addition to the 5th grade. He is respectful, kind, and helpful. He has completed all his homework and asks questions when he doesn’t understand something! 

Congratulations, J’amarion!


Upcoming Events

November 22 through 26
Thanksgiving Break

November 29
No School for Students
Professional Development Day

December 17
Last Day of 2nd Quarter

December 20 through 31
No School – Winter Break



Teacher Updates

Mrs. Kelsey Carter – Kindergarten
kcarter@acariverside.com

This week we wrapped up shapes. Next week we will begin learning about measurement. We continued learning about true stories and how we can write them. We continued learning about living things and their structures. We also discussed our world’s water! In ELA, we covered the letters x and y. Next week we will be wrapping up our letters!! That means we will have learned ALL of our letters.

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

Mrs. Amoy Weschelman – 2nd Grade
aweschelman@acariverside.com

Mr. David Ladner – 4th Grade
dladner@acariverside.com

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

The 5th grade has been busy! In social studies we have been studying for our unit 5 test. Next week we will begin learning about physical geography. In ELA we have been talking about themes and what a theme is. The students are doing really well with this. Next week we will be learning about how to use details to support inferences. They have been enjoying gym and playing kickball.  We have also started eating lunch in the classroom and the students have done a GREAT job adjusting to this change.

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

Both eight grade classes have been joined as one for the last two weeks and it’s been going super well. I have to give 8th grade B a shoutout for jumping right in with the procedures and engagement activities I’ve been working on with my homeroom since August. I am very impressed with how quick they catch on, and how serious they are about becoming better students! This week the eighth graders will have a short cycle assessment on standard R.I.8.4 and I can wait to see how they demonstrate all of the new things we’ve learned!

The seventh grade has been working on standard  R.I.7.5, and will have a short cycle assessment covering this standard on Friday. The standard addresses how authors use specific structures to help their audience comprehend their text. If you want to help your seventh grader get prepared for their short cycle, ask them if they can tell you the signal words for problem and solution, compare and contrast, description, chronological, sequence and cause and effect texts. They should also be able to tell you their go to transition words for their essays.

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

We are just flying along in second quarter. Midterms are coming out soon. Keep an eye out for those. I have contact most parents already of those in danger of failing. But things change especially since 8th grade has a test this Friday and 6th next Tuesday. BTW Fridays are busy days at school please make sure that your child is here on those days. 6th grade is working on number sense and equations. 7th grade is working on algebraic equations. 8th grade will be moving from geometry to linear equations. 

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

In ELA and social studies scholars are continuing to work on their writing prompts. Scholars come to school everyday, doing their best to complete their tasks or assignments. Looking forward to a fresh start with my scholars and I await to see how they will flourish with argumentative writing!  The 6th graders wrote an extraordinary essay on how we can save the earth as well as how we destroy the earth. I am proud to say that our scholars are showing tremendous growth! As we continue to educate our scholars, the 6th and 8th graders are finalizing writing for their bulletin board along with an art display. 


Intervention Specialists

Ms. Burns aburns@acariverside.com
Mrs. Frohlich cfrohlich@acariverside.com
Mrs. Deborah Glosson dglosson2@acariverside.com

The special education team at Riverside Academy uses a variety of tools to encourage and cultivate learning.  Sensory bins is an activity that stimulates young children’s senses including touch, smell, taste, movement, balance and sight. A sensory bin can encourage children to naturally explore and investigate. You can make your own sensory bins at home. Please check out the websites below to create your own bins:

www.happyhooligans.ca/sensory-bins/

www.artfulparent.com

The Dollar Tree is a great place to start or you may have things in your cupboard already like rubber bands, paper clips, noodles, string, rice and a little food dye.

Have fun and make memories!


Specials

Ms. Katherine Howell – Art
khowell@acariverside.com

I’m so excited to be able to roll out the next week of art with 7th and 8th exploring architectural designs and trying to draft cityscapes of Ohio and New York City.  In 1st, 3rd and 4th grade students will create their own wild things painting inspired by the beloved children’s book “Where the wild things are.”

Mr. Thomas Buckley – Physical Education
tbuckley@acariverside.com

Students this week learned the rules of soccer. What the sport of soccer is. What you can and can’t do? We learned drills such as passing and dribbling. We played cornerball soccer, backwards soccer, and actual soccer games. The kids seemed excited about the game and playing it. Some of them for the first time. We look forward to starting to play more games next week in PE class. 

10/18/2021

The Riverside Roar – October 18, 2021

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Student of the Week

The Student of the Week is…

Oren Gill!

Mr. Voegele said, “Oren has put in an extreme amount of extra effort in understanding his transformations in math class.  He has not quit even when it was a struggle.  I am very proud of the extra effort!”

Congratulations, Oren!


Upcoming Events

October 18-25
3rd grade OST Reading Test

October 20
School Pictures

October 29
No School for Students
Professional Development Day


Teacher Updates

Mrs. Kelsey Carter – Kindergarten
kcarter@acariverside.com

This week we reviewed our narrative writing so we can move on to the next unit! In math, we continued learning about numbers through 10! In ELA, we covered letters e and r. We learned about plants and animals and their parts in science. We also learned about the different rules we have at home and at school. Have a lovely weekend!

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

First Grade had 100% attendance several days this week and we are so excited. We have starting writing a story about fall and we have a cool art project we will start next week to go with it. In math we are learning about different ways to solve subtraction problems. I was so happy to meet and talk to some of you on Monday to talk about your children.

Mrs. Amoy Weschelman – 2nd Grade
aweschelman@acariverside.com

Mrs. Wendy Apperson – 3rd Grade
wapperson@acariverside.com

Mr. David Ladner – 4th Grade
dladner@acariverside.com

Unfortunately, I’ve had to be away from the classroom for a couple of days this week.  All Ladner’s Landers have been working with substitute teachers in strengthening their multiplications skills.  4th graders have explored fossils and how they help scientists to see into the past.  5th grade science scholars have started a study on the food chain.  The 1st quarter of explorations are coming to an end and the countdown to 2nd quarter mission has begun. 

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

Your kiddos have been busy this week.  Your students will be switching to gym this coming Monday. They are all very excited! In reading we have started talking about comparing and contrasting. The kiddos have done a great job with this concept. In writing we have started writing our essays and we will begin our spelling homework next week. In social studies we finished our unit 2 section and took our test Friday.  I have been very very proud of the fifth grade. They have all stepped up and completed their work and have had amazing behavior! 

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

It was a pleasure meeting and speaking with all the parents last week. Putting names with faces is such a treat! This first quarter has been fantastic, and I’m looking forward to helping your scholars development academically and emotionally.

The week we are wrapping up our study of theme (7th grade) and interactions in fictional text (8th grade). We will have a short cycle assessment on Friday. I’m excited to see how far they’ve come from their preassessment, the post assessment on the 22nd!

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

It has been a busy week. Hopefully I got to meet your parents or guardians during conferences.  Man first quarter is now done and it’s been fun.  Now on to second quarter.  6th graders we are moving on to fractions.  7th graders we are continuing with positive and negative numbers.  8th graders continue working on transformations. 

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

We are closing out the last of this first quarter with a bang! The writing on Demand writing series showed me that my scholars have evolved into mini writers! Ms. Isidore classes are ramping up their curiosity for the new quarter!  They are wondering what’s in store for the new quarter. 6th graders are working on how they can fix the Earth and composing a story about it!  8th grade scholars are researching the history of Thanksgiving!  Once the new quarter starts October 17th, both classes are going to show how much they have grown as writers!  Big shout out to Riverside Post! They show so much work ethics and they are taking accountability seriously!


Intervention Specialists

Ms. Burns aburns@acariverside.com
Mrs. Frohlich cfrohlich@acariverside.com
Mrs. Deborah Glosson dglosson2@acariverside.com

It’s fall! The leaves are changing and soon there will be a “cool” breeze in the air. The resource room has been “buzzing” with lots of activities and engaging learning. Our younger children have enjoyed an “apple” unit. We have been reading, writing, rhyming and creating everything about apples. The students enjoyed making applesauce and doing a fine motor skill art project with paper. We have enjoyed some rich literature about fall and all the changes it brings. 


Specials

Ms. Katherine Howell – Art
khowell@acariverside.com

Dear Riverside Community and Families,

In class we are exploring new ways to safely create fun art projects. 

I’m so excited to be able to get to know my new art students for this next quarter. We will be reviewing expectations and safety procedures in the classroom, while exploring different art making mediums each scholar likes to use.

Mr. Thomas Buckley – Physical Education
tbuckley@acariverside.com

This week in PE, we wrapped up our first quarter for the 1st, 3rd, 4th, 7th and 8A group. We played games that they picked for the final week such as Kickball, Football, Sharks and Minnows, and Speedball. The students were very energetic this quarter and we look forward to working with the Kindergarten, 2nd, 5th, 6th and 8B classes next quarter.