Weekly  Update

Good afternoon, Rocket families!

This is Erika Bower, Superintendent of Ridgedale Local Schools, where our mission is to empower students to reach their full potential while focusing on learning, safety, partnerships with our community, and fiscal responsibility. As part of our safety cornerstone, I would like to share a quote each week that highlights the power and importance of our words and actions. This week, our quote comes from Scott Adams who said, “Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.” I challenge all Rockets to implement acts of kindness daily in order to create this ripple effect.

As another safety reminder, please be careful in our parking lots. It is important to drive slowly and cautiously as our campus is full of activity!

We have quite a few events and reminders for this week!

All juniors will be taking the ACT on Tuesday, February 28. This includes our students who are attending Tri Rivers. All juniors will meet in the cafeteria. An additional reminder will be sent on Monday night for juniors.

There will be a meeting on Wednesday, March 1 at 6pm in the HS library for all Junior class members and their parents to discuss planning for prom

Plan to attend the musical production of Grease the School Version with performances on March 3-5! You can buy tickets at the Palace box office or online through the Palace!

Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Monday, March 6 from 11am-7pm, so there will be no school for students on that day. You have heard me mention YouScience, an inventory we used with our students in grades 6-12. As a parent, I have seen the power of this tool! I will be holding an open office hour event for families to learn more about their students’ YouScience results on Monday, March 6, from 5:30-6:30pm. Bring your student in grades 6-12 and stop in to learn while you are at conferences! I will be set up in the Jr/Sr High computer lab.

Preschool registration is still available for the 2023-24 school year. Information and applications are available on the website.

Kindergarten registration will be held through our Expo! This will be on April 4, from 4-7pm. Please call the elementary school to RSVP!

Be sure to check our website or download the app to keep up to date with all news, athletics, and events!

Thank you for all you do for our students, our staff, and our community! Make it a great week, and Go, Rockets!