Good evening, Rocket families. This is Erika Bower, Superintendent of Ridgedale Local Schools. As I mentioned before, safety is always one of our cornerstones. With that being said, we have great news! The heat is up and running in all K-5 classrooms! The preschool room is still having some difficulty so we will not have preschool tomorrow, but we will see all of our students in K-12 as usual tomorrow, October 20. Thank you, again, for your understanding, and Go, Rockets!
about 1 month ago, Erika Bower
Good evening, Rocket families. This is Erika Bower, Superintendent of Ridgedale Local Schools. As you know, one of our cornerstones is safety. With that in mind, and due to the inclement weather and unforeseen difficulties with the heating units at the elementary, there will be no school tomorrow, October 19, for students in grades PK-5. This means that the elementary Power Hours are also canceled. This does not affect the jr/sr high, so students in grades 6-12 will still have school. All staff will report to school as well. Thank you for your patience and understanding, and Go, Rockets!
about 1 month ago, Erika Bower
Good evening, 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. This message is to inform you that due to a driver shortage tomorrow, Tuesday, 10/18, the afternoon route for Bus 7 will be running about 45 minutes to an hour behind. In addition, Bus 8 will be running up to 30 minutes late. If you choose to make other arrangements for your child, be sure to notify the building or buildings so we can communicate the changes with all stakeholders. We should be back on schedule for Wednesday! Thank you for your patience and understanding, and Go, Rockets!
about 1 month ago, Erika Bower
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. Youth basketball for 3rd grade boys and 4th, 5th, and 6th grade girls and boys will hold two more registration opportunities at the elementary on Oct 17, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM and Oct 22, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The cost is $30. See our website or app for more details. We have brand new 21st Century Grant programming called Power Hours! Students in grades 3-8 can join this opportunity before school from 6:30-8am and after school from 3-5pm. Check out the website for more details, or contact Melissa Weston using mweston@ridgedaleschools.org. Please take a moment to review all of the school dress code expectations with your child. Students are permitted to have holes or tears in their jeans or pants, however, no skin can show above the knee. In addition, shirts must cover the midriff, sagging pants are not permitted, and shorts and skirts should reach below the fingertips if hands are at their sides. Thank you for your help! Don’t forget that breakfast is free for all students; however, lunches are no longer free. This year, elementary lunches are $2.75 and jr/sr high lunches are $3.00. If you need to fill out an application for free or reduced lunch, you can find the application on our website. Please remember there is no school this Friday, October 21. Musical auditions will be held on Sunday, October 23rd from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the elementary music room. Sign-ups have already started on 10/13. Boo at the Barn is coming up on Wednesday, October 26, from 5-7pm at Rick and JoAnn Fogle’s barn located at 2730 Harding Highway West. The end of our first quarter is October 28. Remember that you can check grades regularly through PowerSchool. Check the website or app for all up-to-date athletic events! Thank you for all you do for our students, our staff, and our community! Make it a great week, and Go, Rockets!
about 1 month ago, Erika Bower
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. I am calling with an exciting opportunity for students in grades 3-8. Enrollment is OPEN for Ridgedale's new POWER Hours! This is for grades 3-8 right now. Morning hours will run Monday-Friday 6:30-8, and afternoon hours will be Monday-Thursday 3-5. There are going to be some great things going on, like tutoring, yoga/SEL moments, enrichment activities, snacks and exercise, and most importantly, caring Ridgedale adults to invest in the participants! There is an enrollment form online on the website as well as on the Ridgedale app and we can't wait to get started! If you have any questions, please email Melissa Weston, mweston@ridgedaleschools.org Thank you for all you do for our students, our staff, and our community! Go, Rockets!
about 1 month ago, Erika Bower
Students and staff celebrate Mr. Burkett and remember Mrs. Burkett for all they have done for the Rocket community! We will miss you! Thank you to our staff for pulling this surprise together!
about 1 month ago, Erika Bower
Thank you for being a Rocket!
We will miss Mr. Burkett!
Waiting to see our VIP!
Youth Basketball Registration: 3rd Grade Boys 4th, 5th, and 6th Grade Girls and Boys Registration for youth basketball will be held at Ridgedale Elementary on the following dates and times: October 12th 5:30-7:00 October 17th 5:30-7:00 October 22nd 10:00 am -12:00pm The cost is $30.00. If you have any questions in regards to 3rd Grade Boys please contact Brad Pottkotter at 419-305-1435 or email at bjpottkotter@gmail.com Questions regarding 4th, 5th, or 6th Grade please call Rachel Outcalt at 740-396-4252 or email at Routcalt@ridgedaleschools.org
about 2 months ago, Ridgedale Athletics
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. Youth basketball for 3rd grade boys and 4th, 5th, and 6th grade girls and boys will hold registration at the elementary on the following dates and times: Oct 12, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM, Oct 17, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM, Oct 22, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The cost is $30. If you have questions about 3rd grade boys, please contact Brad Pottkotter. Questions about 4th-6th grade should be directed to Rachel Outcalt. The Mobile Dentist will be coming on Thursday, October 13. If you would like your child to participate, be sure to return the form that came home. Please take a moment to review all of the school dress code expectations with your child. Keep in mind that although students are permitted to have holes or tears in their jeans or pants, no skin can show above the knee. In addition, shirts must cover the midriff, and sagging pants are not permitted. Don’t forget that breakfast is free for all students; however, lunches are no longer free. Lunch prices for this year are $2.75 for elementary students and $3.00 for jr/sr high school students. Mrs. Mitchell will be mailing out charged lunch fees for any students who have charges. If you need to fill out an application for free or reduced lunch, you can find the application on our website. Mark your calendar for Friday, October 21. There is no school on this day as it is COTA day. Plan ahead for Boo at the Barn on Wednesday, October 26, from 5-7pm at Rick and JoAnn Fogle’s barn located at 2730 Harding Highway West. The end of our first quarter is October 28. Remember that you can check grades regularly through PowerSchool. Check the website or app for all up-to-date athletic events! Thank you for all you do for our students, our staff, and our community! Make it a great week, and Go, Rockets!
about 2 months ago, Erika Bower
Weekly Update
RHS Homecoming Pep Rally for tonight has been CANCELLED! Homecoming Assembly will be on Friday at 2:30pm.
about 2 months ago, Ridgedale Athletics
Ridgedale is looking for a head baseball coach, a head softball coach and a head wrestling coach . Any interested candidates should email Cherie Leach, AD expressing interest in the position and should attach a resume to the email. All interested candidates should inquire by October 10th. Thank you for you time and interest in our school's open coaching position. Email resumes to cleach@ridgedaleschools.org
about 2 months ago, Ridgedale Athletics
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. Don’t forget that Parent-Teacher Conferences are this Monday, October 3, from 11am-7pm. There is no school for students on this day. Additional conference times will be held on Wednesday, October 5, from 4-7pm. Interim grades will be available at this time, but you can check your child’s grades through PowerSchool at any time. Junior High parents and guardians, don’t forget that Kalahari permission slips are due this Tuesday, October 4. The Scholastic Book Fair will be taking place at the elementary starting on Tuesday! I am sure your student will be excited for this opportunity! Plan to stop by during our Wednesday evening conferences. Check the website or app for all up-to-date athletic events! Homecoming is this week with the homecoming game on Friday, October 7, and the dance on Saturday, October 8. The Mobile Dentist will be coming on Thursday, October 13. If you would like your child to participate, look for the information to come home. Mark your calendar for Friday, October 21. There is no school on this day as it is COTA day. Plan ahead for Boo at the Barn on Wednesday, October 26, from 5-7pm. Thank you for all you do for our students, our staff, and our community! Make it a great week, and Go, Rockets!
about 2 months ago, Erika Bower
Thank you to Elgin and Mr. Jason Hix, AD for allowing a special moment to happen tonight for senior Dakota Callahan and his brother, Private Jason Callahan to reunite together on the 50 yard line for the coin toss. We appreciate this memorable moment. Thank you, Jason Callahan, 2021 Ridgedale Graduate, for your service in the United States Army.
about 2 months ago, Ridgedale Athletics
happy brothers
reunite
first sight
Thursday, Sept. 29 Mum Sale Pick Up is in front of the elementary from 4:00-5:30pm. We need parent volunteers to help unload the truck from 3:00-4:00pm if you would like to help. Thanks for supporting our PTO!
2 months ago, Erika Bower
Good morning, Rocket Families! This is a reminder from Ridgedale Local Schools. A musical informational meeting for all students interested in the musical for 2023 and parents will be held this Wednesday, September 28th at 6:45 pm in the elementary music room. Thank you!
2 months ago, Erika Bower
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. Did you know that you can download an app for our district website? In your app store, search “Ridgedale Local Schools.” Just a reminder that you can report safety concerns using the “Student Safety Reporting” button on the website or app. Jr/Sr High School families, soon your students will be utilizing a program called YouScience Discovery. YouScience measures aptitudes (natural abilities most important to career choice) through a series of engaging brain games. Then, the program translates those talents (combined with interests) into real world, high-demand careers. YouScience has been proven to engage students effectively and provide the direction they need to make the most important education and career decisions. We are excited to provide this opportunity to our students! The elementary will be holding Title I meetings on Wednesday, September 28, from 5-5:45pm for K-2 and 5:45-6:30pm for 3-5. Mark your calendar for a special transition night, which will be held on Thursday, September 29, from 5:30-7pm at Tri Rivers Career Center. Additional information can be found on our website or the app by searching Transition Night. Don’t forget that Parent-Teacher Conferences are coming up on Monday, October 3, from 11am-7pm, so no school for students on this day. Additional conference times will be held on Wednesday, October 5, from 4-7pm. Interim grades will be available at this time, but you can check your child’s grades through PowerSchool at any time. Check the website or app for all up-to-date athletic events! Homecoming is just around the corner with the homecoming game on Friday, October 7, and the dance on Saturday, October 8. Plan ahead for Boo at the Barn on Wednesday, October 26, from 5-7pm. Make it a great week, and Go, Rockets!
2 months ago, Erika Bower
RIDGEDALE PTO MUMKIN SALE DELIVERY DAY IS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH FROM 4-5:30 IN FRONT OF RIDGEDALE ELEMENTARY. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT OF RIDGEDALE PTO.
2 months ago, Ridgedale School District
Rocket Volleyball tonight at Delaware Christian will be JH 7th grade and HS varsity matches ONLY. 7th grade will play at 6:15pm and Varsity will play at 7:30pm Good Luck Rockets!
2 months ago, Ridgedale Athletics
Good evening, Rocket families. We wanted to thank you for all of your support and patience as we work through the loss of our Mrs. Burkett. We are grateful for the local agencies and surrounding districts who have been providing additional support for our staff and students. The calling hours for Mrs. Burkett will be held this Sunday, September 18, from 2-4pm at Central Baptist Church located at 2816 Marion Waldo Rd with the funeral following. Everyone who knew Mrs. Burkett knows how much she and Mr. Burkett loved our Rocket community. If you attended a sporting event, you were sure to see them taking tickets. Therefore, I would be remiss not to remind everyone about the youth night at our home football game tomorrow night. All youth flag football, youth football, youth cheer and all JH volleyball, football, XC, cheer and band participants should meet at the north goal post by 6:15pm on Friday evening. Announcement of teams will take place at 6:30pm. Ms. Leach will be out at the goal post to direct groups. Thank you for being such a wonderful community, and we look forward to seeing you tomorrow night.
2 months ago, Erika Bower
Ridgedale PTO Mumkin Online Sale Ends on Monday, Sept, 12th at 11:59 pm. Make sure to get your online orders in. Thank you for all your support!
3 months ago, Ridgedale School District
JH Volleyball: Tomorrow's game vs. Grant is cancelled due to official shortages. We will be looking to reschedule but this date has not been determined at this time.
3 months ago, Ridgedale Athletics