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  • RESCHEDULE Football Game

    Due to inclement weather forecasted for Friday, September 30th, and at the urging of GISA/GIAA, the varsity football home game is rescheduled to Thursday, September 29th at 7:00 p.m.
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  • Zoom Meeting

    Parent Relations Riverside Military is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting on Thursday, September 29th, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. LTC Scott Basso and Kelli Moon will show you how RMA is structured organizationally. This zoom meeting is a tremendous opportunity to discover who supports you and your sons at Riverside.  

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  • Flu Shot Clinic

    The Infirmary has finalized details for the Flu Shot Clinic for Cadets, which will be held on September 30. Flu shots will be given to those who have signed the flu vaccine authorization in Magnus but not to those Raiders whose parents have opted out. Please, if you have any questions or concerns, contact the Infirmary at 770-538-2197.
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  • Cadet Activities

    We have so many fun activities planned for cadets this fall. In addition to adding Goomba Grill availability, here are just some of the events in store:
    • Food trucks
    • Mobile Gaming
    • Hawks, Falcons, Braves excursions
    • Laser tag
    • Bumper cars
    • Walmart, arcade, bowling trips
    Be sure to visit the Parents' web page frequently, where you will find student activities as well as parent events and athletics competitions.
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  • International Committee

    A newly formed committee has now joined the student government. The International Committee was created to give students from abroad a greater voice in the Corps. The goal is to improve the quality of life for and address the needs of the international student body.

    Cadet Yann Karingufu (Rwanda) has been appointed as the Chairman and Cadet Emiliano Navarro (Mexico) as the Vice Chairman and Secretary of this newly formed committee. The other members and plank holders are Rustem Abildinov (Kazakhstan), Stephan Balz (Guatemala), Honghui He (China), Adam Jumayev (Kazakhstan), Diego Jusino (Puerto Rico), Bogdan Khorunzyi (Ukraine), Nick Le (Vietnam), Abraham Safar (Mexico), and Zichen Zhang (China).

    Student Senate elections have begun, and the 2022-2023 President is Cadet Brady Kriegel and Vice President Ethan Lopez-Pineda.
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  • Join Us for Lunch

    Although you are welcome to bring lunch to your cadet and his friends any day of the week, we have selected several Fridays this fall – days prior to open weekends or furloughs – when you may join him for a meal provided by Aramark at Mess II:
     
    September 2, 23, and 30
    October 7, 21, and 28
    November 4 and 18
    December 2
     
    If you’re available, be sure to arrive in time to observe Pass in Review at 12:15 pm, which is held immediately before Mess II at 12:25 pm. If you are planning to sign your cadet out that afternoon, you are welcome to gather with other parents at the Welcome Center located in the West Portal until academic classes are completed. The Welcome Center offers internet access, an electronic station, a television, a restroom, comfortable seating, and refreshments. Another option is to schedule a meeting with a Riverside faculty or staff member – just be sure to do so at least 24 hours in advance.
     
    Any time you plan to have lunch with your cadet, be sure to submit the available pass in ORAH named Family & Friends Mess II, which will be made available in ORAH on the Monday prior to the scheduled Family & Friend Mess II date. Minors must be accompanied by a Parent or Guardian. Meal vouchers may be purchased at the Cadet Store for $3.50 each or $25 for a total of eight vouchers.
     
    We look forward to seeing you on campus!
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  • Live Streaming Football

    Several upcoming football games will be broadcast through NFHS or the RMA Youtube channel. To watch a live stream of the following football games, click on the corresponding link.
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  • Parents' Weekend

    Did you know that Homecoming and Fall Parents' Weekend are two different weekends in October?

    Alumni Homecoming Weekend & Cadet Dance
    Alumni Homecoming Weekend & Cadet Dance is less than a month away! We are working on the details of the Homecoming Court (10/14) and Cadet Dance (10/15).

    If you are a parent of a high school cadet, please click here to register your son for the dance on October 15, 2022. The Saturday night homecoming dance is a requirement. If your son is inviting a date, be sure to share the dress code and registration link with her, found at the bottom of the registration form. Please email kmoon@riversidemilitary.com if you have questions about the dance.

    Scout Company will not be left out! They will enjoy a night filled with a gaming truck, food, and fun.

    Parents' Weekend 

    Parents' Weekend will be held two weeks after Alumni Homecoming Weekend & Cadet Dance, on October 28-29. Be sure to make plans to attend this special weekend that will include activities such as:
    • Parent-Teacher Conferences
    • Meet and Greet with College Counselors
    • Parade
    • Friday night football game
    • The traditional Senior Ring Ceremony
    • Senior Lunch
    • Gold and Silver Star Awards Ceremony
    • Viewing of the GA/FL football game
    • Trunk or Treat
    • Presidential Forum Question and Answer Session
    • Raiders, Aerospace, Civil Air Patrol, Drill Team, etc. demonstrations
    • Coffee and pastries at Mitchell Quarters
    Details and registration information will be provided soon, so be sure to check your email and visit https://www.riversidemilitary.com/parents frequently. Can't wait to see you here!
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  • Dean's Message

    Greetings from Academics:
     
    Classes have been in session for a month now—it seems like the time has flown! Our cadets and teachers have settled into a daily routine, and we are pleased at how well the cadets are doing. When we listen to the sounds in our halls during class changes, we hear laughter and banter going on between teachers and cadets, which is a sign of the fact that they are getting to know one another. If one watches and hears what is going on in our classrooms, one will find teachers challenging cadets to think deeply about subject matter. You will see cadets working in teams to make discoveries about concepts that are new to them. Our community of learning is flourishing.
     
    As you know, we check grades on a weekly basis, which gives us—and you—the opportunity to see where our cadets are excelling and where they may need additional support. 89% of our class grades are currently an A or B while 8% are Cs and 3% are grades of F. Some of the lower grades can be attributed to cadets/ROCs who arrived recently and have not had the opportunity to earn many grades while for other cadets, there is an opportunity for us to provide additional support.
     
    The first line of defense comes from our teachers, who will require a cadet to attend Opportunity Time (OT) for a class in which they are struggling or not working up to their potential. OT occurs before classes start each day. Cadets can be requested by their teacher, or they can self-select to go see the teacher for additional help. On occasion, we have cadets who need more intensive support than a teacher can provide during OT and class. If this is the case for your cadet, you can work with Dr. Jane Adams to securing private tutoring.
     
    When a cadet is failing two or more classes on the weekly grade report, we will extend the extra support to include mandatory study hall on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. These study halls occur during the evening study hours, and two teachers work those sessions to provide additional assistance and to make sure that the cadets are on task.
     
    We are pleased to share with you the addition of a new staff member in Academics whose job is to engage with cadets and support them for success. Mr. Richard Crumley is our new Assistant Dean for Cadet Development. He comes to Riverside with a wealth of experience in dealing directly with middle and high school students. Mr. Crumley will be working with cadets to help them recognize when they need support. He will be getting to know our cadets so that he can determine how best to serve them as they strive to reach their goals.
     
    If you are a returning parent, please note that we have separated Parent’s Weekend from Homecoming this year in order to focus on parents and cadets without the distractions of Homecoming. Parents Weekend will be October 28 and 29, and we hope that you will join us for a fun-filled time! You will have the opportunity to meet your cadet’s teachers, counselors, deans, and TACs during Parent Teacher Conferences, as well as experience demonstrations of the activities that we are doing on campus. Many seniors are also looking forward to receiving their rings on this weekend. Mark your calendars, and we hope to see you there!
     
    Respectfully,
     
     
    Cathy D. Moore, Ph.D.
    Dean of Academics
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  • New Employees and their Goals

    We are pleased to share the following list of new hires at the Academy. Please take a moment to get familiar with the names and faces of our new instructors and staff.

    Parent Engagement, Student Affairs, and Operations

    LTC(R) Scott Basso, Director of Operations
    LTC(R) Basso was formerly a TAC officer for RMA and has been hired on as the Director of Operations to assist with the planning and resourcing of events conducted at RMA.
    Jonathan Cretul, ‘01, Operations Clerical
    Mr. Cretul graduated from RMA in 2001, spent eight years working in the guidance office of a public school, and recently came back to assist the Operations area with clerical duties like facilitating good communication between several areas on campus and coordinating the weekly training schedule.
    Kelli Moon, Parent Engagement Coordinator
    Ms. Moon formerly worked in the RMA infirmary for several years. She was hand-selected to serve as the Parent Engagement Coordinator due to her kind nature and her ability to build relationships with RMA parents.
     Staci Patrick, Communications Liaison for Parents
    Ms. Patrick is a communications and marketing specialist who will ensure that parents are receiving timely and accurate responses to their communications with RMA. She will also monitor and analyze parent communications with RMA to identify shortfalls in our communication plan and then adjust our plan where needed.
    LTC Robert E. Powers, Chaplain
    As the new chaplain for Riverside,  Lt. Col. Powers, who was previously the chaplain for the US Air Force Civilian Auxiliary for over 20 years, will serve cadets of all faith communities and provide opportunities for a rich religious and spiritual experience. He will coordinate on- and off-campus worship opportunities for cadets, including a weekly Bible study that is open to all cadets. He will be available for religious discussions and counseling with cadets and their families as well as coordinate with Ms. Wheeler, Riverside’s new psychological counselor, to meet the breadth of cadet needs.
    1LT Ben Rosser, ʼ03, Student Affairs Coordinator
    Previously a TAC officer at RMA, Mr. Rosser works with the Student Affairs to develop, plan, and execute cadet activities, events, and intramurals, as well as to assist with student government and select clubs. His goal is to provide unique and exciting opportunities for students.

    Faculty and Academic Administration

     Jamie Chuven, Audio-Visual Television and Film Teacher and Director of Eagle News Network
    In his 30th year in education, Mr. Chuven will lead the ENN team to produce the award-winning program and, to encourage cadet service to others, provide video recording and live streaming support to faculty and staff. He will help the cadets improve and grow as video creators and show them new and exciting ways to get their stories heard. He also enjoys hands-on projects like antique wood refinishing
    Richard Crumley, Assistant Dean for Cadet Development
    Mr. Crumley is entering his 34th year in education, having taught and coached 18 of those years at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, and 15 as a high school administrator. He will work collaboratively with cadets and staff to enhance student success, especially in terms of earning credits and progressing towards graduation. He enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf.
    Brandon Forrest, Science Teacher
    Mr. Forrest returns to Riverside to give cadets a positive and memorable experience with chemistry, prepare them for college level chemistry courses, and most of all, help them to see the world through the lens of the periodic table, having fun all along the way. His goal is for cadets to gain both an intuitive and technical understanding of the Universe at the atomic scale, making connections between the very small and everyday reality. His classes will use hands-on lab experiments, virtual simulations of the molecular world, research, short presentations, colorful demonstrations, as well as traditional learning methods. On a personal note, Mr. Forrest enjoys cooking, exercise, and the works of H.P. Lovecraft.
     Kat Garrett, Art Teacher
    Ms. Garrett teaches middle school art and high school beginning drawing and painting and beginning sculpture and ceramics. My vision is to provide cadets with excellent resources and lessons and rich visual art experiences and to grow their skills to new levels. This year, students will learn new drawing techniques, work in colored pencil and charcoal, pastels and oil pastels, watercolor and acrylic paint, and clay. She is excited to watch cadets learn and grow!
    Brian Johnston, Middle School Administrator
    Mr. Johnston is the new Middle School Administrator and Squadron Commander for the new Civil Air Patrol Squadron. He is looking forward to helping cadets learn academically and grow as leaders. He has taught elementary,  middle school, special education, gifted, and college classes for 30 years. In 2018, he received the Civil Air Patrol National Aerospace Education Teacher of the Year award. He has been married for 30 years and has two grown children.
     Kristopher Martin, Mathematics Teacher
    In addition to teaching mathematics, Mr. Martin will coach varsity wrestling and football. Mr. Martin enjoys preparing students for next level math classes using hands-on activities and projects.
    Dr. Earline Matney, School Counselor
    Dr. Matney is the new school counselor for grades 6-9. She will assist students with course and individual planning, group guidance, and system support, tracking them through their middle school journey and into high school. She will also be available when cadets need additional support. Earline enjoys being a mom and spending time with friends and family. 
     Nancy Pronko, Librarian
    Ms. Pronko will share Library duties with Ms. Halliley, facilitating access to information in a variety of formats and preparing students to be effective users of ideas and information – a lifelong skill. Together, Ms. Pronko and Ms. Halliley will instruct students on how to acquire, evaluate, and use information, and introduce them to literature and other resources to broaden their horizons.
    Whitney Richardson, Mathematics Teacher
    As a new math teacher at RMA, it is Ms. Richardson’s goal to create and nurture a love and respect for mathematics, as it is used in our daily lives, as well as in future endeavors. She strives to cultivate a desire to achieve greatness, not only with mathematics-related employment but also in day-to-day life. She wants to teach her students to utilize math to their benefit, both in the short-term and long-term.
    Patrik Silvola, Mathematics Teacher
    Mr. Silvola joined the Math department this year, teaching Algebra and Geometry. His vision is to add value to the Math Department and facilitate the learning and growth of his students. He’s a Florida State grad and has recently taken up Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
    Derek Straat, English and ESL Teacher
    Mr. Straat envisions a renewed interest in classical and modern literature as a way to navigate these new and exciting technological times. His background is in both Drama and English, and he has worked as an actor on stages and as a teacher in classrooms all over the world. He is honored to bring his experience to Riverside.
    Hudson Tanner, College Counselor
    Ms. Tanner is the new 11th and 12th grade College Counselor. She is excited to use her previous higher education and admissions experience to assist cadets with their college searches. She will also partner with cadets to explore their goals, career paths, and degrees, as well as provide guidance for application essays and leadership and service résumés.
     Mark Weis, Assistant Director of Bands & Classroom Teacher
    Mr. Weis’ primary goal for the RMA Band is to oversee the musical development of cadets and ensure the band is always growing and improving, challenging each one according to their skill level. Students in the band will learn work ethic and discipline as required to play an instrument and work together as part of one team. He also hopes to equip students with the tools necessary to overcome any challenge they encounter. Mr. Weis plays trumpet and enjoys the history of technology.
    Julie Wheeler, Licensed Professional Counselor
    Ms. Julie Wheeler, a Licensed Professional Counselor, joins the team in fulfillment of our pledge to do more to nurture the emotional health of cadets as we come out of what has been a difficult time for teens since March of 2020. Ms. Wheeler will bring a proactive approach to mental health as she seeks to identify and support cadets going through a rough patch before more serious interventions might be warranted.
    Yue Yao, Chinese Teacher
    Ms. Yao is reviving our popular Chinese language and culture program. She will teach non-native speakers the language, as well as help strengthen Chinese literature skills for native speakers. Originally from Beijing, she received her MAT from UGA and enjoys cooking.

    TAC Officers and Commandant’s Area

     LCDR Corey Fogle, TAC Officer
    LCDR Fogle is a retired naval aviator of over 20 years, an instructor pilot, advisor in Afghanistan, and teacher at USAFA. He enjoys mentoring and looks forward to helping students make the most of their time at RMA.
    SSG Anthony Valdez, TAC Officer
    As Teacher, Advisor, and Counselor for Scout Company, SSG Valdez intends to provide a combination of military discipline and patience while molding cadets into proper young men. He plans to communicate openly with parents as he guides their middle school students through understanding and consistency.

    Infirmary

    Allison Lau, Pharmacy Technician
    Ms. Lau worked as Patient Care Tech locally and now coordinates doctor visits and medications with parents, students, and our local pharmacy.
    Linda Satterfield, Infirmary Front End Coordinator
    Ms. Satterfield, in her role as Front End Coordinator, will schedule appointments and remind students of upcoming appointments. She will provide clerical services as well as inform parents when updated documentation is needed.

    JROTC

    1SG Greg Anderson, Army JROTC Instructor
    As 1SG(R) Greg Anderson enters his 18th year of instructing JROTC, his goals are to mentor, coach, and teach young men on how to become determined, forward-looking, goal-setting adults. He also hopes to help RMA become Georgia State Drill Champions.
     Melissa Bergey, JROTC Administrative Assistant
    Ms. Bergey understands that the JROTC program can help students find direction and motivation due to her own military career beginning in JROTC. She will assist LTC(R) Lee and the JROTC Instructors to help them execute the JROTC program as effectively and efficiently as possible.  
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  • Sharing Your Photos for the Yearbook

    Parents,
     
    If you have cadet photos that you wish to be considered for the RMA yearbook, please submit them using this link no later than February 10th. We cannot accept photos after that deadline.
     
     
    We appreciate you sharing your photos with us and look forward to another successful yearbook project.
     
    Respectfully,
     
    Joseph Murray
    English Teacher, Yearbook Advisor
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  • 5 Ways to Stay Connected with RMA

    Welcome to Riverside! We are so excited to meet you and your cadet/s and look forward to a great school year. We want to make sure you have access to the most accurate information when you need it, so we’ve listed the top 5 ways to stay connected with the Academy.

    1. Email

      Group and individual messages from key areas, including a monthly newsletter, will be sent to you regularly through email, and the best way to communicate with RMA faculty and staff is through email. Please be sure to check your email frequently and let us know if you are not receiving email from RMA.

    2. mobile device showing RMA appParent’s Web Page + Mobile Shortcut

      For your convenience, a Parents' web page, containing important dates and announcements, upcoming events, and frequently used resources, has been made available. You can access this page by visiting riversidemilitary.com/parents, or for quick access on your mobile device, be sure to create a shortcut so the page will appear as an app and open in your default browser. If you have suggestions for improving this digital resource, email publicrelations@riversimilitary.com

    3. Text Notifications

      If you would like to receive announcements via text or email in real-time, you can sign up for notifications through the myRMA portal. Here’s how:

      1. Login to myRMA
      2. Click your name in the top, right corner.
      3. Click Settings-->Notifications.
      4. Ensure your email address and cell phone number are listed.
      5. Select the checkboxes that correspond to Announcements (and News).
      6. Select Parent under the Edit Options link and click Save. 

    4. Photos

      Riverside is your cadet's home away from home, so we try to capture cadet experiences to share with you on our online photo service Waldo. To create a Waldo account, visit https://waldophotos.com/galleries, click the 2022-2023 Riverside Military Academy square, and enter the JOIN CODE: rma23. You can browse photos for free OR pay Waldo $39.99/yr to receive personalized notifications.

      In addition to Waldo, you will find some cadet photos on social media. Although social media is not our official means of communication, by following us on Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, and LinkedIn, you will catch a glimpse of some of our daily activities as well as traditional events happening at RMA. We hope to see you there!

    5. Phone

      If you need to reach your cadet or employee immediately, please feel free to contact the Academy at 770-532-6251.
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    Kelli Moon 

    Parent Relations Coordinator
    678-291-3379
 
         
If you are a CURRENT PARENT, we are delighted to have you as part of our family and grateful for what you will do to help us make our school community a success. Our parents are valued partners at Riverside Military Academy and we want to offer you opportunities throughout the entire year to jump in and get involved.  If you are interested in volunteering, please let me know and we will get you connected. If you are a PROSPECTIVE PARENT, congratulations on taking the first steps in a life changing decision for your son.  To help answer any questions you might have, we encourage you to schedule a call with a Riverside parent. We look forward to welcoming your family into ours.