Panther Tales

September 9, 2022

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News and Opportunities

Happy Friday, Ridgeview United families! Thank you to all who attended our curriculum night last night to find out what your student(s) are learning this year. We hope to see you next week at our Fall Sports Celebration or at many other events that we have planned. For more stories, be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.

Upcoming Events

Here are some of our events at a glance. Please join us when you can!

  • Sept. 13: Fall Sports Celebration

  • Sept. 20: Picture Day (students wear RCMS uniforms)

  • Sept. 27: Hearth Pizza Spirit Night

  • Sept. 30: Future Raider Night / Feeder School Night at Riverwood Football Game

  • Oct. 6: Pantherpalooza After School

Check out our calendar for more ways to get involved.

Welcome, Assistant Principal Zwingmann!

Welcome to our additional assistant principal! Mr. William Zwingmann joined us starting Wednesday as an assistant principal based on our enrollment at the 10-day count. Most recently Mr. Zwingmann served at FAVE (Fulton Academy of Virtual Excellence) and prior to that, he served as an assistant principal at Sandtown Middle for many years here in the Fulton County School system, as well as in middle and elementary schools in Carrol County. He has supported testing, PLCs in Math / Science / ELA, safety planning, connections departments, student services, and has coordinated 504s among many other things. Although Mr. Zwingmann’s full duties and responsibilities will come, he will support the connections and world languages departments doing student discipline (regardless of grade) for any connections classes. Please help welcome him!
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Fall Sports Celebration

All Ridgeview students are invited to celebrate our fall sports and athletes at the home soccer, volleyball and softball games on Sept. 13 after school. Students can stay after school to enjoy the games as well as free (limited) Chick-fil-A sandwiches, courtesy of the Foundation. Additional concessions will be on sale as well.
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PTA Spirit Night at Hearth Pizza

Please join us at Hearth Pizza Tavern on Sept. 27 from 5-9 p.m. for our first Spirit Night of the year! 10% of our sales, dine-in AND take-out will go back to our school so please be sure to tell your server you are with Ridgeview. We look forward to seeing you there!

Virtual Club Fair

Our club sponsors will unveiled 16 student club opportunities for our Panthers, and we invite parents to watch our club Flip Grid videos to hear about the clubs, the content and the meeting information. Students had an opportunity to explore these in COMPASS Friday. Students can sign up for club(s), now through Sept.23.
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Recycle Old Electronics and Support Sandy Springs Education Force

The Sandy Springs Education Force (SSEF) Electronics Recycling Drive on Sept. 17 will help you get rid of clutter while raising money for a great cause. SSEF supports all 11 Sandy Springs public schools. Their Electronics Recycling Drive is one of many fundraisers so that they can further support programming at RCMS and beyond. Please see below for all the details.
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Help Us Stock the Teacher's Lounge

The PTA needs your help in purchasing snacks and goodies for our beloved staff by stocking the teacher’s lounge. Please use this link to purchase items from our Amazon Wishlist! Items will be shipped directly to a PTA volunteer's home. Thank you so much for your support!

Consider Joining PTA and Support RCMS Foundation

  • Parent Teacher Association: Consider joining PTA with a range of donation levels to suit all families. These donations fund teacher grants, classroom supplies, staff gifts and recognitions, and student treats and incentives throughout the year. Please join at
  • RCMS Foundation: Our amazing Foundation provides funding to our music and athletics programs. If your student participates in these hallmark programs, we need your support. Community partners are needed, too. Donate at

We Need Gently Used Uniforms!

Our front office desperately needs your gently used RCMS logo t-shirts or plain polos as well as khaki pants and shorts. We need youth & adult sizes. We use these uniforms to help students who spill, rip their clothes, or don't have a uniform. Drop them by our front door any time!

Got News?

If you have news or an announcement that you would like to be considered for an upcoming issue of Panther Tales, which is sent out to our Ridgeview United families weekly, please fill out this form and submit it. The editorial team will review your request and will contact you with any questions.
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