Riverside prepares for Homecoming; BoE learns about different food options for students; senior citizen’s luncheon (Audio included)

By: April King

The Riverside Board of Education met in regular session Tuesday evening.

High School Principal Kelly Kauffman kicked off the meeting with her monthly report. Kauffman reported that Pirate Power Packs are being sent home with over 100 students in the district on a weekly basis. These packs are food to sustain a student over the weekend and are donated by a local church ministry called GRACE. GRACE began donating food for students in need within the district four years ago.

Kauffman went on to report that a Share Table, in the district’s lunch room, is a table where unwanted and unused food items may be left or taken based on a students needs and wants during their lunch period.

The Riverside Pirates are gearing up for their homecoming football game this Friday against Troy Christian. Festivities have been going on all week, and a parade is set to take place Wednesday at 7 p.m. beginning at the high school on Main Street, going downtown DeGraff and then returning down Boggs Street to the school. A bonfire to conclude the celebration.

Elementary Principal, Mason Bryan reported on the district’s Senior Luncheon. The luncheon is held in the school’s cafeteria on the second Tuesday of each month at 11:40 AM

Superintendent, Dr. Scott Mann reported to the board that this Friday, a large group of students will report to the fairgrounds to help send off a group of local veterans to Washington DC. The group will help load luggage and ensure the group loads the bus safely.

The BOE approved a list of classified substitutes, an out-of-state trip for the FFA, and also one for BPA, at the conclusion of the meeting.

The next Riverside School Board meeting is set to happen on October 18, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. in the school’s library.