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Riverview School Board Notebook: November Voting Meeting

Personnel, student teachers, trip and more.

Here's a roundup of items discussed last week at the Riverview School Board's November voting meeting:

AFS Student

Riverview High School is hosting a student from abroad. Isabella Gudmundsdottir has been accepted as a student via the AFS Intercultural Programs. She has been studying at the school since Nov. 13, and Superintendent Peggy DiNinno said current students have been welcoming Isabella. She also participated in a field trip to see the band's flash mob performance downtown.

Personnel

Language Arts Facilitator

Lori Ruggiero has been named the full language arts coordinator at Verner Elementary. Ruggiero previously shared the position with Kristy Lape, who resigned Sept. 19.

Leave

Jill Waffensmith will be on leave from Jan. 2 to June 7, 2013.

Long-term Substitute

Ashley Duncan of Oakmont has been named a long-term substitute while Waffensmith is on leave.

Student Teachers

Duquesne University students Morgan Herbert and Joyce Hinnebusch will be student teaching in the district from Jan. 2 to April 12, 2013, teaching secondary social studies and secondary English, respectively.

Targeted Assistance

The following teachers have been approved for targeted assistance: Steve Rowe, Krista Simon, Annmarie Rodrigues, Melissa Walewski and Cathy Favo.

Alternative Education

Teachers Robert Lindeman, Michelle Walsh, Brooke Pegher and Todd Andrulis have been named the core content teachers for the Riverview alternative education program for four hours each week.

Band Trip

The Riverview High School music students will be heading to Virginia Beach, Va., on April 25, 2013.

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