Ridgeview STEM Junior High School

November 7, 2019

Band Concert-Thurs., Nov. 7th-7:00 p.m. @ Ridgeview

Our 7th and 8th grade band members have worked so hard over the last few months, and they are excited to perform. Good luck band students!

College & Career Night Weds., Nov. 13 @ Ridgeview

Pickerington Schools College and Career Family Night

It’s never too early to start building foundations for your child’s college and career!

Join us and start the planning process at this event designed specifically for Pickerington junior high and middle school students (with their parents). You may purchase dinner at food trucks on site. Non-Perishable food items will be collected at the door to support the Pickerington Food Pantry.

5 p.m. — Dinner & “The Career Path Less Taken” Movie

Food Trucks Available to Purchase Dinner:

• Schmidt’s

• Pitabilites

• Star City Sliders

• Pizza Cottage

(dining space in RSJH’s cafeteria)

6-8 p.m. - Sessions-Topics will include:

• College Admissions 101

• Gifted course progression

• Preparing for scholarships now

• Saving for college/training programs

• Career Center opportunities

• NCAA athletics and your future

• Smart study habits

• Makerspace

• Homework help

• National Junior Honor Society

• Military Connections

• Digital Playground

• Graduation requirements

• HART Hillard Awareness Program

• Service learning

• College Credit Plus/ ex credit

• High school and junior high student panels • Success skills for college and career

• College lift-off

• STEM activities

• Creating a college-going culture at home


For full info and to register visit: www.pickerington.k12.oh.us/news/collegeandcareer2019/

Updated Sports Information

From the Athletic Director to all Winter Athletes

The mandatory* winter athletic drug testing is November 14 @2:30 in the gym locker rooms.

Please bring $10.00 cash or check made out to Pickerington Local Schools

*If you took the test in the fall, you do not have to take it again.

Winter Athletic Meeting

When: November 14-6:00 p.m.

Where: Cafeteria

Who: Any Winter Sport Athlete who did not already attend meeting in the Fall

Pay to Play fee is $155

$80 due November 22

$75 due January 10

Check out 8 to 18/Ridgeview HOMEPAGE: https://oh.8to18.com/ridgeview for all updated sports information, dates, cancellations, drug testing times, schedules and forms

PTO News

Volunteers Needed

We are looking for volunteers to help out in the school store. We currently have (2 spots) Thursday mornings (6:50-7:10) as well as (2 spots) the third Friday of every month (9:50am-1:30pm) open. Maybe you and your bestie could work together!

If you are interested in either of these spots please email Jennifer Sander ~ jennsanderpto@gmail.com

Box Tops

The PTO will make one final collection of Box Tops before they go digital. Collection date will be December 13th. Please send in your box tops to your child's PAW time teacher.

Holiday Assistance

Dear Families,

The holidays are quickly approaching along with all the wonderful memories made during this special time of the year. The holidays are an enjoyable time with family and friends, however, that does not mean that they are not stressful! I realize some families may need some extra assistance providing a more memorable holiday for their children. Pickerington Schools are teaming up with the Violet Township Fire Department to help provide some holiday assistance for families in need during this holiday season.

For those out and about during the holiday season, you may see big red boxes throughout the community and in the schools. Ridgeview will be a Red Box donation site. If you would like to donate a new toy/gift for the holiday season it can be placed in the big red box. Gift cards are also appreciated, especially those for teens, those can be brought to the office. If you would prefer to donate in other ways, please let me know.

If you would like to complete an online form for holiday assistance this year, please contact Mr. Rittmeyer, school counselor, at (614)-548-1716 or doug_rittmeyer@plsd.us. The request link will then be provided to you, only one per household please. This form is handled in a confidential manner; however, the information will be shared with local agencies. More details will be shared with those families requesting holiday assistance. Please remember that we will only be able to supplement your holiday. The online form must be completed by Friday, November 22nd.

Best Wishes,

RSJH School Counselors

Coming Up at Ridgeview

Weds, Nov. 13-College and Career Night

Nov. 27-29-Thanksgiving break

Dec., 11- 2 hour delay for Teacher Professional Development

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!