Re-2 to dig dirt, name names |

Re-2 to dig dirt, name names

The groundbreaking for Rifle’s new elementary school is scheduled for tonight, June 18, at 6 p.m. at the site in Highlands East subdivision in Rifle. The school board and superintendent and assistant superintendent will be on hand to dig the first shovels of dirt for the building, which is to be completed in the fall of 2003.The school board is also set to make final decisions on the name of the new elementary school and the new high school at the regular board meeting tonight after the workshop, which is planned after the groundbreaking.Jessica Erpestad and Bridget Peters received the Flynn Family Award, and Trisha McDowell and Abraham Saavedra received Outstanding Eighth Grade students honors at the Riverside School awards given out on Thursday, May 30.Twenty three students out of the total school enrollment of 527 took home Perfect Attendance awards. Thirteen students received Presidential Excellence Awards for achieving 85 percent or better on one or more academic portion of a nationally normed tests and also maintaining a B+ or better average from sixth through eighth grade, and recommended by the eighth-grade staff.Seven students received Presidential awards for Education Achievement, showing outstanding educational growth, commitment or intellectual development in academic subjects.Twenty-seven sixth- through eighth-grade students received 85 percent or better and received Presidential Physical fitness awards.Four fourth-graders, six fifth-graders, five sixth-graders, 12 seventh-graders and five eighth-graders received Outstanding Academic awards for maintaining a 4.0 grade point average all year.Fourteen Riverside students qualified for the Rocky Mountain Talent Search, in which students scored an advanced score on the CSAP tests, and were chosen to take either the SAT or ACT tests early.Fifty-two of Riverside’s seventh-grade students lettered in sports, which included band.-At Rifle Middle School, the prestigious Drinkhouse Awards went to Mitch Kosht and Callie Buchanan. Eric Simms received the social studies award; Mitch Kosht won the science award; Caitlin Johnson received the math award; Sasha Montgomery received the language arts award; Christina Radomski and Eli Snead received technology awards; Eric Simms and Sasha Montgomery received Pearsy Band awards; Eli Snead and Callie Buchanan received Physical Education awards; Caitlin Johnson, Brett Hileman and Max Goossens received drama awards; Eric Simms and Kaitlyn Frank received health awards; and special recognition was given to Mitch Kosht for his outstanding work in the Geography Bee and high school geometry. Kori Kosht and Hazen Moss received outstanding sixth-grade boy and girl awards. Sarah Brusig and Jon Owens received outstanding seventh-grade boy and girl awards. Congratulations to all these hard-working students.Kay Vasilakis is public information director for the Re-2 Schools.

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