Ridgeview STEM Junior High School

September 27, 2019

School Fees

School fees for the 2019-20 school year have been posted in Infinite Campus. Fees are due 11/15/2019 and can be paid on-line through Infinite Campus. Thank you for supporting your child's learning!

Coming Up at Ridgeview

Mon., Sept. 30-Jr. National Honor Society Meeting-2:15-3:00

Thursday, October 3-Picture retakes FORMS IN THE OFFICE

Friday, October 4-Teen Night 7-9 p.m.

Friday, October 11-No School-Professional Development

Thurs., Oct. 17-Parent/Teacher Conferences -3:45-7:15 p.m.

Mon., October 21-NO SCHOOL-Parent/Teacher Conferences 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 23-Orchestra concert

Thurs., Oct. 24-Parent/Teacher Conferences-3:45-7:15 p.m.

PTO Information

Teen Night- October 4th

Ridgeview's 1st Teen Night this school year will be on Friday, October 4th, from 7-9PM. There will be food, a DJ, inflatables, games and more. It will be a great opportunity to make new friends or hang out with friends you haven't seen all summer. The theme for the evening will be sports, so come dressed in your favorite team attire.

Tickets will be on sale during your lunch period starting Tuesday, October 1st. Tickets cost $10 in advance or $12 at the door. The ticket covers pizza, dessert and water. The school store will be open for additional snack and drink options.
If you have any question please feel free to contact:
Jennifer Sander – jennsanderpto@gmail.com or 937-6940987

Looking for volunteers/donations on Teen Night

The PTO is in need of some volunteers as well as donations of dessert items to help make Teen Night a success. Please take a moment to look over the sign up genius form to see if you are able to help us out. We appreciate your support which allows us to give the kids an evening of fun. Sign Up Genius form - https://cutt.ly/Xw7OD7k
Have questions or concerns? Contact Jennifer Sander – jennsanderpto@gmail.com

Spirit Wear

Are you looking for that cute Tiger t-shirt or maybe that warm sweatshirt? Well look no further. We have some new items including sweatpants, phone grips and badge reels this year. We will be rolling out spirit wear order forms next week. Please keep an eye out for more details to come in the newsletter as well as on Ridgeview PTO’s Facebook page.

Join us for Bow Tie Tuesdays

What: Bow Tie Tuesdays

When: Every Tuesday!

Who: ALL Staff and Students

Why: Because it's fun!!

Updated Sports Information

Girls Basketball Open Gyms 6:00-7:30 p.m.:

Tuesdays 10/1, 10/8, 10/15-at Ridgeview gym

Boys Basketball Open Gyms--6:00-7:30 p.m.:

Mondays- September 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21

Wednesdays-Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23

Boys & Girls Basketball Tryouts

Friday October 25

To try out:

Must have physical on file in RVJH Athletics office AND be registered on 8 to 18 Ridgeview.

Winter Sports Student-Athlete Meeting with AD:

Wednesday 11/13

For Your Information

CISV is a program whose goals are very similar to those of our high school Global Scholars program: cultural competency, global awareness and cross-cultural communication.

There is going to be a "Village" event in Columbus this summer, where many students from around the world come to Columbus, so it might be a good way for middle school and Jr High students to get involved prior to starting world languages or Global Scholars.

If you are interested, you can get more info at this link

Ski Club

Did your student miss the Ski & Snowboard Club info meeting? No worries, your student can still join Ski & Snowboard Club! Questions? Email Jennifer_Kirk@plsd.us

  • Official Registration Forms available NOW in Room 203!!
  • Forms & Money NOT due until Wednesday Oct 16
  • Charter bus transportation cost included
  • Total package cost ranges from $300 - $475
  • Beginners welcome!
  • You don’t even need your own equipment!
  • Keep your pass and go on your own/with friends after the season is over
  • Travel Dates: Saturdays: Jan 11, Jan 18, Jan 25, Feb 1, & Feb 8
  • Bus departs at 1:30pm and returns at 10:30pm

Checking Student Grades

Every Friday students will take a survey that asks them to reflect on their grades in their classes. The student responses about their grades, assignment completion and attendance will be emailed directly to their school account. Please check in with your student, have them show you their responses. This can be a great way to find out what resources/support your student may need and/or give you a reason to celebrate with your student. If you find that you have additional questions about your student's grades, log into infinite campus for more details.
Pickerington Community Shred Day/Food & Clothing Drive at Harmon Middle School 9/28/19 9:30-11:30

Lost and Found

Please have your child check the tubs in the hallway by the Choir Room for any items they may have missing. We already have a wide selection of lunch boxes, jackets and other items that need their owners.

mCORE Heart Screening

The mCORE Foundation to Provide Cardiac Screening Opportunity for
Ridgeview Junior High School

Here is information on an excellent opportunity that’s been made available to our students at Ridgeview Junior High School. We are partnering with mCORE™ — Mobile Cardiac Overview and Risk Evaluation — to screen our students for the cardiac conditions and abnormalities which may put them at risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). mCORE partners with high schools and athletic organizations to give convenient and dependable heart screenings to students.

SCA is the #1 Killer of Student Athletes Each Year, many of which could have been prevented with a simple examination like this.

The time requirement is approximately 10-12 minutes per student. Each student will be given an EKG and Echo screening and these tests typically cost more than $2000 in a clinical setting. You may use your Healthcare Spending Account or Flex Care Spending Account. All screenings are performed by a Registered Cardiac Sonographer and results are read by mCORE Medical Director and our pediatric cardiology team.
(Please contact mCORE should financial hardship preclude you from taking part.)

Learn more about mCORE and Preventative Heart Screenings: www.mcorefoundation.org

Ridgeview Junior High School Heart Screening
mCORE Screening Location will be in the Multipurpose Room (by Gym)
Time: 8am – 4pm
When: Wednesday October 16, 2019
Cost: $75

To reserve your screening time please click or www.mcorefoundation.org,

click “Schedule Screening” and choose Ridgeview Junior High School.

If you have questions or need help registering, please contact mCORE: 866-382-2319.

chromebook care: Charge at night, handle with care, keep clean and dry, keep it safe, report issues

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Ridgeview Values

Here at Ridgeview STEM Junior High we value being Timely, Innovative, showing GRIT, being Engaged in our learning, and Respect! Notice the letters spell out TIGER! Click on our behavior expectations, and please take a moment to look over and review with your student(s). Let's continue the momentum of making this an AWESOME year at RSJHS!