The Riverside Local School District is proud to recognize its high school seniors who go on to serve in the Military following their high school graduation.2022
Gavin Ellinger: Coast Guard
Edward (Joe) Klein: Marines
Mylan Martin: Air Force National Guard
Juan Menchaca: Marines
James (matt) Porta: Navy
John Ralston: Army
Austin Schwenk: Marines
Linere Sumlin: Air Force
Alexander Tilk: Army2021
Otto Abel (Air Force)
Franklin Grandini (Army)
Jakob Kealohoa (Navy)
Tyler Longstaff (Marines)
Matthew Watson (Air Force Academy)
Lia Maxim (Army National Guard)2020
Jacob Albu: Army
Alex Hrwatzki: Army2019
Brendan Davis, Tyler Lanning & Anita Saldina-Diaz (Marines), Breanna Gullett, Mark McElroy, Kobe Klotz & Oscar Rocha Perez (Navy), Sean Colie (Air Force) and Matthew Haak (Coast Guard)
Andrew Bjornholm (Marines), Chandler Duesing (Air Force) and Savannah Mickus and Brooke Scheuer (Navy)2017
Maxwell Brady, Josecarlos Mendez & Jesus Pecheco (Marines) and Michael DeBacker and Joseph Sledz (Navy)
In addition, the District launched The Riverside Veterans Memorial Committee
in 2017 to honor all past students and staff who have served in the military. More information here
.Helpful Links for Military Families:Lake County Veterans Service Commission
Parent to Parent Webinars
from MilitaryChild.org – updated webinars to assist in coping and navigating the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Purple Star Award:
for military-friendly schools recognizes schools that show a major commitment to students and families connected to our nation’s military. Schools that earn the award will receive a special Purple Star recognition to display onsite.
Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC):
The mission of MCEC is to ensure inclusive, quality educational opportunities for all military-connected children affected by mobility, transition, deployments, and family separation.
Military One Source
: A central hub and go-to-place for the military community. Provides information about military benefits, deployments, reintegration, moves, parenthood, retirement, and more.
Ohio Family Readiness and Warrior Support Program:
The Family Readiness and Warrior Support programs are designed to teach Ohio’s Service Members and Families to be “good fishermen” – knowledgeable, aware of resources, adaptable, and networked to succeed and grow from the experiences unique to military culture. In addition to providing information, the programs provide a platform to meet and relate to other Service Members and Families who understand the challenges and experiences of military life – and in particular, the challenges facing our geographically dispersed force.
Ohio Military Kids:
A support network for military youth who experience a loved one’s deployment. It provides recreational, social, and educational programs for military youth in civilian communities geographically dispersed throughout the state.
American Red Cross:
Emergency communication for military families, financial assistance, referral services, deployment support, and services.
Veterans Crisis Line:
Connects veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.
Pets for Vets:
Pairs veterans with shelter dogs that are specially selected to match the veterans’ personality.
Our Military Kids:
A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created to provide support (grants) and recognition to military children. Grants pay for participation in activities that help children cope with stress and anxiety while their parents are recovering or absent.
Provides much-needed support and practical education through Talk, Listen, Connect, a multiphase outreach initiative to help young kids through deployments, combat-related injuries, and the death of a loved one.
A multimedia public awareness campaign designed to encourage help-seeking behavior among service members, veterans, and military families coping with invisible wounds.
Military Impacted Schools Association:
A national organization of school superintendents with a higher concentration of military students. It provides useful links for military families and educator resources.