Race Back to School

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The Kingdom Trail Association is introducing Race Back to School, a walk-run-bike-a-thon organized by local schools, on August 19, 2018.  This laid back competition takes place on designated trails where participants race to accumulate the most points within a two-hour time span.  Points are awarded for laps and for fun stations – stops along the way providing specific challenges including anything from physical fitness tests to face-painting.

Families, individuals and teams of all ages are invited to participate.  The course offers a focus on endurance challenges rather than technical difficulty, in order to encourage walkers, runners and bikers of all ability levels.   And the Fun Stations give slower racers the opportunity to rack up high points and stay in the running for a podium spot.  Racers can also fundraise for specific causes by turning points into pledges.

Following the race, there will be music by the Bald Mountain Boys, food and prizes for the top point earners, and general revelry and good times for all.

Kingdom Trails, who is hosting the event with this year’s organizing school (the organizing entity will rotate as school's express interest) The Riverside School, wants this fun race to grow in the coming years, drawing in Northeast Kingdom elementary and middle schools, to become an end-of-summer celebration of community spirit.  “There are very few events where we come together as a community of schools,” says Lilias Ide, Director of Marketing at Kingdom Trails.  “We’d love this to be the time and place where we share and get to meet each other.”

The competition runs from 9-11AM on the 19th, with check-in at 8AM in the field below the Wildflower Inn on Darling Hill in Lyndonville.  

Participants must pre-register online.  There will be no on site race-day registration. 

For information and to register visit kingdomtrails.org

Those wanting to fund-raise for their school, class or organization through pledges should contact Melanie Finn at melfinn1@yahoo.com

To volunteer to help or man a Fun Station, email info@kingdomtrails.org

Monday Memo 5/28/18

The third grade is proud of their scale model of an octopus, an artistic aspect of their integrated ocean unit this spring.

The third grade is proud of their scale model of an octopus, an artistic aspect of their integrated ocean unit this spring.

Thank you to all the parents who joined us in the early part of the evening, to Annie Patoine and Bob Whittaker for helping grill and serve food, and to Bob, and the faculty who chaperoned the middle school dance. It was a beautiful evening and a fun, final celebration organized and hosted by Student Council.

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Catamount’s 48-Hour Student Film Slam


February 19, 2018

The Riverside School
30 Lily Pond Road
Lyndonville, VT  05851
(802) 626-8552

Photo Credit: Derek Campbell, Catamount Arts

Photo Credit: Derek Campbell, Catamount Arts

Riverside School 5th grader Simon Miller practices using the camera during after-school Film Making Club. The experience for Riverside students is coordinated by Catamount Arts, and funded in part by winners of last year’s Catamount’s 48-Hour Student Film Slam, who wanted to donate their winnings to support film making at school.