Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Sophie Belch will receive $1,200 for admission to a Luminari camp.
Sophie Belch, a student at Riverview High School, has been named one of the 2013 Luminari Award Scholars. She will receive an award of $1,200 for admission to Luminari's "I Want to Be an Ambassador!" camp. Luminari, a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit organization, chose awardees based on merit. Students who demonstrated motivation, open-mindedness and the willingness to pursue inspiration with "out of the box" activities. Each student also must excel both personally and academically at their respective school. The "I Want to be an Ambassador!" camp will be held in Pittsburgh from June 18 to 26. Congratulations, Sophie! _____________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Six teenagers from the Oakmont-Verona area broke into Tenth Street School last month.
Six teenagers from Oakmont and Verona are facing charges in juvenile court after being accused of breaking into Tenth Street Elementary School in the middle of the night. According to Oakmont police Chief David DiSanti, the six juveniles—ages 14 to 17—broke into the school between 1 and 4 a.m. on Feb. 16. After conducting an extensive investigation, all students involved were charged last week. DiSanti said the juveniles—all are students at Riverview High School—entered the school, damaged a curtain in the auditorium and stole several items. The stolen items have been recovered. The teens will face burglary, theft and criminal mischief charges. "When kids get in trouble, the juvenile court and police work together to try to help the kids…
Friday, March 8, 2013
Spring musical season is upon us. Here's a look at the show Plum and Riverview are performing in!
Young performers at Plum and Riverview high schools once again are preparing for spring musical season. Here's a look at what you can expect from these local students, when to catch them on the stage and how to buy tickets. Riverview High School Riverview High School students will be performing "Annie" on April 5, 6, 12 and 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Tenth Street Elementary auditorium. There will be a 2 p.m. performance on April 7. The musical is based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie. Tickets will go on sale on March 11 at the Tenth Street School lobby. They will be available Monday through Thursday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The cost is $10 for adults and $8 for children, students and seniors. Plum High School Plum High…
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Riverview senior Greg Gent—known as Glitch—will be performing in his first show since being signed by a record label.
What started off as a bet for Greg Gent has turned into what could be his big break in the music business. Gent, who goes by GLitCH in the music industry, signed a record deal with SMG Global Network—one of the leading indie labels that is distributed through Universal Digital Music Group—four months ago and is getting ready for his first major performance this weekend. A Riverview High School senior, Gent will be performing at The Iron Works on Sunday, March 10, at 9 p.m. The venue is located at 45 Bates St. in Oakland. Gent, 18, started rapping 8 years ago when he bet his friend, Justin, that he could rap. He started rapping with a group shortly after that and went solo when it fell apart. "I decided to continue rapping because it helped…
Monday, February 25, 2013
Congratulations to these local students!
Riverview High School students earned awards at the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science Competition at Baldwin High School earlier this month. The students and their projects were: Emily Walker also assisted at the competition by serving as a timing technician in one of the judging units. The six students who earned First Awards are now eligible to go on and present their projects at the state PJAS competition in May. Additionally, the following students received special awards with cash prizes for their projects. The students' sponsors were teachers Marion Carson an Brian Ludwig. _______________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Here are the Oakmont police reports for Feb. 14 to 19.
The following incidents were reported to the Oakmont Police Department. Information was obtained from police reports and call logs. Student Takes Knife to School A 12-year-old is facing juvenile charges after taking a knife to Riverview High School on Tuesday, Feb. 19. Police Chief David DiSanti said school administrators found the knife on the student and reported the incident to police. No one was hurt. The student will be charged with taking a weapon to school. Suspicious Activity A Greenwich Court resident reported that someone left a plastic bag with sex toys on their front porch on Feb. 19. A male reportedly was seen on the 400 block of Allegheny River Boulevard trying to open the doors to local businesses on Feb. 14. He was gone …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
February is American Heart Month, and these local students are doing something special to create awareness.
February is American Heart Month, and students at Riverview High School are hosting a special event to promote awareness and school spirit. On Friday, Feb. 8, students will be holding a "Red Out" event during the Varsity Boys' basketball game against Springdale. Senior class officers and the student council teamed up to plan the event. They have been selling red T-Shirts from the American Heart Association for $10 to raise money for the organization. Anyone who buys a shirt can get into the game for free. Erin Lauff, senior class officer, said the school has held a blood drive in the past, but students wanted to do something more inclusive. Anthony Malky, senior class officer, agreed. "I think this is better than the blood drive," he said…
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
High school students discussed engineering with Westinghouse employees last week.
Riverview High School students welcomed Westinghouse engineers for a workshop last week. During the workship, 58 students and 17 engineers worked through activities and discussed engineering, forms of energy and nuclear energy for six hours at the high school. The visiting engineers talked about their professions, the different engineering fields, and they gave students advice about how to succeed in college. Students had a chance to ask questions and learn more about each specific field that interested them. Students also participated on hands-on activities— using pieces of piping to transport marbles around a certain pathway and eventually into a Tupperware container located on the ground. The winning team was able to get 105 marbles in…
It's School Board Appreciation month, and the Riverview School Board was in for a treat.
January is School Board Appreciation month. Last week, Riverview High School chorus students volunteered their time to sing a song to the school board. Led by chorus director Nathan Hart, the students sang "When Our Voices Blend in Song." Hart thanked the board members for their continued support of the arts. _______________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Friday, January 25, 2013
The event will be held on Sunday, Jan. 27.
The Riverview School District Music Department's Third-Annual Spaghetti Dinner will be held this weekend. The dinner is planned for Sunday, Jan. 27, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Riverview High School cafeteria. The cost is $10 for adults and $8 for children and senior citizens. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by contacting Robin Gourley at 412-215-1115 or Gina Scassera 412-926-7828 prior to the dinner. There also will be a Chinese Auction with a variety of donated items from families of Riverview as well as merchants from Oakmont and surrounding communities. There will be entertainment from various musical ensembles as conducted by Ian Hughes and Jason Libell. The proceeds from the spaghetti dinner will go towards the Music Department'…