Help Create Branches in the Online Log

Dear alumni and previous RHS staff, The two editors of YOUR on-line Log have a request we want to propose – that you READERS consider becoming WRITERS by contributing to the on-line Log. With thousands of RHS alumni and staff out there, we represent a wealth of experiences, wisdom, insight and thought that could be shared with others. We want the Log to become a format for all of you to express what you are thinking. Maybe you do not consider yourself a potential writer. Please re-think that idea. Over…

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RHSAA Newest Trustee: Cathy Thompson-Covill

Cathy Covill

Cathy Thompson Covill is a Riverside High School Class of ‘85 graduate. Her siblings are also RHS graduates: sister, Janice ‘83 and brother, Gordon ’89. Her mother was a school bus driver for Riverside schools and her father was fire chief in Painesville Township. Cathy attended Kent State University, receiving her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and her Masters in Education. She currently teaches fifth grade in the Willoughby-Eastlake City schools. She previously taught career technical education in Hospitality Management to high school juniors and seniors at the Northern…

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Spring 2021 President’s Message

Hi Folks, It’s getting tougher to write these quarterly notices with so very little to report on and so many things in limbo. The board has not had a face-to-mask meeting in a year and I don’t even remember what Loretta Vandervort looks like. (Just kidding Loretta…you’re unforgettable). We are going to have our restart meeting at 7 p.m. on April 12 at Riverside High School in the Lecture room to make sure we have safe distancing. We will be discussing this year’s scholarship and commencement support. We will also…

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President’s Message for Winter 2021

Hello to All Riverside Alumni, Wait..What? It’s January already? During these last several months I even have trouble remembering what day of the week it is. If it’s garbage day it must be Wednesday. If the Browns are on it could be Sunday or Monday. Another easy trick for me is that my birthday is always on the same day of the week as Christmas and New Year’s so I’m good on Fridays this year. I hope all of you have been able to find good ways to pass the…

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A Painesville Legend Remembered

Ronald Balogh, 73, died August 14 following a two-month illness. He had been under hospice care near his snowbird home in Estero, Florida. Ron left behind a 50-year legacy of service to his hometown, especially to the Painesville City schools, that earned him the commonly used moniker of “Mr. Painesville.” Ron was a devoted teacher and administrator at Harvey High School, where he taught instrumental music and led the school’s band, then became a guidance counselor and served as assistant principal for several years before his retirement. Respected and loved…

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President’s Message

Hello Fellow Beavers, Well, things are starting to feel a little more real. School has started although necessarily modified because of the virus. The school buses are rolling (please respect their signs and be patient, especially with the special needs kids), and our sports teams are playing. Attendance at the events is limited to family members, but fortunately for sports nuts like me, some of the games are being streamed. Check the teams’ Twitter/Facebook pages for links on game days. Of course, our board hasn’t met since March, and all…

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President’s Message

Loyal Riverside Alumni, We hope all is well with all of you and that you are taking every precaution as we want to see all of you again when we can start our events back up. Fortunately, here in Lake County the infection rate is quite low and the numbers are pretty flat. But we are still interacting with the school and our graduating seniors. Jaime McIntyre, the Senior Class advisor, asked for our help with two initiatives. The first was supporting the development of congratulatory yard signs for each…

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RHS Seniors Pre-graduation Send-Off

A pre-graduation celebration parade unlike any other in Riverside’s history was organized for Friday evening, June 12. Spearheaded by   Jaime McIntyre, senior class advisor, the school parking lot was colorful, noisy with horn-honking and full of cheering, smiling people. The event was designed to be a prelude to the socially- distanced walk across the stage as seniors receive their diplomas. Although few RHS seniors are likely to be thinking now about the far distant future, their graduation ceremonies will probably be topics of conversation for generations of their families…

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President’s Message

Hello fellow Beavers, We are all hoping that you’re staying safe and healthy. Here in Lake County things are relatively quiet at least for now. But with our board’s average age over 70 we are being very careful. Our last meeting was March 9 just before things got really crazy and yet we all had our sanitizers and wipes and kept a degree of distance. At that time, we hadn’t even considered that the schools would be closing and that everything was shutting down. So, we had our normal discussions…

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President’s Message

Hello, Folks. Hope you had a Black and Gold Christmas or Hanukkah, and New Year’s day. Things are quiet on the association front for now. But we had a good 2019 and are looking forward to a fun and active 2020. The Hall of Fame induction ceremony went very well thanks in large part to the efforts of Marijane Watson. From organizing the selection committees to spearheading the selection of the new members and playing the hostess with the mostest, she carries it all out expertly and makes it appear…

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