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Riverside Sends Principal and Teacher Up, Up and Away!


Riverside Elementary students earned a March is Reading Month award and the weather was perfect for lift off. Principal Melissa Martin and Third Grade Teacher Melissa Nimtz joined balloonist Deven Cook for a balloon ride over Battle Creek.

Nimtz accepted the ride on behalf of her students who raised over $136 in food items. In addition to seeing their teacher float away in a balloon, student also earned extra recess.


Photo Caption #1: Deven Cook prepares his ReMaxx balloon for a morning flight assisted by Riverside Principal Melissa Martin and Third Grade Teacher Melissa Nimtz .

Photo Caption #2: Riverside Principal Melissa Martin and Third Grade Teacher Melissa Nimtz fly high above Battle Creek in a hot air balloon.


Photo Caption #3: Riverside waves goodbye to Martin and Nimtz as they lift off in a hot air balloon ride.


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