Coming RHS Alumni Association Events

Coming Events RHS Alumni Association Monthly Meetings: The second Monday of every month 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm in the George Inscho, Jr Board Meeting Room, 585 Riverside Dr. Hall of Fame Nominations: Due January 31, 2020 RHS Seniors’ Scholarship Applications: due April 24, 2020 Sixth Annual Alumni Picnic: August 8, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm at the high school and then the Lake County History Center, 415 Riverside Dr., Class of 1970 50th Reunion: August 8, 2020 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm, Painesville Elks Club, 723 Liberty Street Coming…

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I Led Two Lives at Hale Road School: Elaine Martin Uonelli ’59

Guest Author: Elaine Martin Uonelli ’59 I was enrolled in the 4th grade at Nursery School in 1950, now known as Hale Road School. At that time Mr. Kendle was principal, and I was always impressed by his portrait mounted outside the school office. The infirmary was a small room on the second floor, equipped with a sink, a cot, a medicine cabinet, a chair and desk for the school nurse. In addition to its original function, the gym served as the lunchroom, and sometimes it was used as an…

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So, You Are Organizing a Class Reunion

Congratulations! You are undertaking an enormous task handling mailing lists, venue selection, menu selection, reservations, head-counts, budget balancing, keepsakes, hotel arrangements, transportation options, class members who want to help, classmates who don’t want any communication, getting the word out, making name tags and so much more. It sounds overwhelming but it need not be. Certainly, a strong committee can help shoulder the load. And there are resources available. Of course, a good rule of thumb is to start early. The Alumni website has three way to help. First, there is…

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Three Generations of Cheerleaders at Homecoming: Sheri Dolan Sanders ’80

Guest Author: Sheri Dolan Sanders ’80 As a 1980 RHS graduate, I have always enjoyed RHS Homecoming and seeing the alumni of the band, twirlers, dance team and cheerleaders come back for alumni night at the football game. My daughter Carly Sanders is a Riverside senior this year (class of 2020)  and she comes from a long line of RHS cheerleaders. I was a cheerleader in my day, and so was my mother, Judy Lukshaw Dolan, class of 1959. Last year, Carly asked if I would cheer with her for…

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Long Lost Graduation Videos

The history of ownership is murky, but the association now has six graduation videos from 16 mm film and/or VHS video in the late 60s or early 70s. We have identified three of them as the Class of 1966, the Class of 1968 and the Class of 1971. But three remain unidentified — and we need your help. On the right are the ones we have identified, but the ones on the left are unknown. Contact us if you know the year for #1, #2 or #3. And of course,…

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Hall of Fame Nominations, Reunion Planning and Picnic Photos

As the esteemed Tom Trombley noted in his President’s Message, there have been some updates at the Alumni Association website.  Take a moment to check these out! The Annual Hall of Fame dinner is October 19 and reservations are due October 4. See the invitation here and celebrate the induction of outstanding Riverside Alumni: Alumni Ellen Arsulic Forbus – Class of 1980, Deborah Sorber Rosch – Class of 1980 and Col. Brian Peterson, USMC – Class of 1989; and Athlete Alumni Melissa Ezzo Latshaw– Class of 1993, Russell Pernus – Class…

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Riverside Veterans Memorial Wall of Honor

The Riverside High School Veterans Memorial Wall of Honor was dedicated September 13, 2019, just prior to a home football game. The wall is located just inside the football stadium. There are five 30-foot flag poles for the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard as well as a 35-foot flag pole for the American flag in front of the wall.       The Wall of Honor is just Phase I of the project. Phase II will list all the names of Riverside students and staff who…

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The Sweet Afterglow

The Riverside High School Class of 1968 celebrated their 50th Reunion August 10-12, 2018. Most especially, the 50th seemed like a significant achievement that had to be celebrated. The motivation is there in the Alma Mater, with its promises about hearts lingering in those halls of ivy. After all, life always has ups and downs, some in high school and a lot thereafter. Many journeyed far away and some not so far after that glorious day of graduation. Can a reunion bridge all those life experiences? It was never spoken,…

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Madison Avenue Elementary School Remembrance

Madison Avenue Elementary School was built in 1928 and classes began in January, 1929, and provided just over 90 years of service. I attended Madison Avenue from 1956 to 1962, and the building was torn down in the summer of 2019. I am sure the new building constructed behind the grade school is wonderful — Riverview Elementary School, as well as the new one built on Concord-Hambden Road –Parkside Elementary School.  But I will always have memories of Madison Avenue School. I took a tour of the building before the…

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