Submitted by Jessica Medrano
COARSEGOLD – Do the Olympics offer a Hula-Hoop category? No, they don’t, but perhaps the committee should consider the addition.
While we wait for that, if you’re a student or teacher at Rivergold School, you might find yourself competing vigorously in any number of exciting arenas, including the various “Olympic Events” kids participated in during recess before the break last February.
Photos show students Cheyenne Freshour, Meagan Walker, Zeke Peterson and Alice Cummings in the heat of competition.
Moving on from the playground to the library, Rivergold students are enjoying the new library make-over, made possible through the Rivergold Parent Teacher Association (PTA). The PTA recently purchased new bean bags and other furniture for the library, and the kids are now basking in the cushy lap of comfort.
Meanwhile, students helped celebrate the 100th day of school. Pictured are Andrew Simmons, Syler Pillsbury, Austin Mitchell, Matthew Dugovic, Jorge Olmedo, Adam Ramirez, Max Schweizer and Nick Harper.
One of the ways the kids, known as the Rivergold “Hawks,” marked the seminal 100th day was by searching for precisely 100 hawks hidden on campus by the PTA. Pictured here are 8th graders Jonah Cervantes, CJ Smith, and Joseph Dillon, happily pointing out their find.
Looking for ways to support Rivergold? Start with Saturday, Mar. 15, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., when the school holds a fundraiser for the 5th grade overnight field trip to Alameda, CA, home of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet.
Families can participate in Saturday’s fundraiser by purchasing a booth for $20 to sell personal items, or they can donate items for the 5th grade to sell. Naturally, the 5th grade Hawks will look forward to seeing the community come out in support to join the yard sale and find some great bargains in the process.
Families, please note: Mar. 18 is Spring Picture Day at Rivergold, and parents are advised that only those purchasing pictures will have their pictures taken.
In other news, Thursday, Mar. 20, is the Night of Shakespeare History for 7th and 8th graders, from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Boys basketball and girls soccer teams are practicing on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30 – 3:45 p.m. The next games scheduled are for Friday, Mar. 21, vs. Coarsegold at Rivergold, and on Friday, Mar. 28, at Wasuma in Ahwahnee.
Finally, if you haven’t met the “new” campus Supervisor, Frank Church, it’s about time. He started at Rivergold late last year, and the community sends a warm welcome to Mr. Church.
Ms. Medrano is a 6th grade teacher of Language Arts and History at Rivergold School