Ridgeview STEM Junior High School

October 18, 2019

Reminder: No school on Monday, Oct. 21

Due to Parent-Teacher conferences, students do not have school on Monday, October 21.

There are still a few conference times available on Monday, 10/21 (11am-7pm) and Thursday, 10/24 (3:40-6:50 p.m.). Please contact your child's teachers to see if they have any openings left.


We want to send a shout out to all of our parents who helped out with their time and donations making our Teen Night fantastic and our dinner during Parent-Teacher Conferences delicious. We appreciate everything you do!

Coming Up at Ridgeview

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.

Tues., Nov. 5-NO SCHOOL-professional development

Friday, Nov. 15-School fees due

Updated Sports Information

Winter Sports

Attention all students who are not competing in a winter sport. Interested in Wrestling?

  • Starts on Wednesday, November 6th.
  • There will be multiple weight classes to fill this upcoming season ranging from 80 pounds all the way up to heavyweight (245 lbs.)
  • Student athletes who are interested in wrestling report to study tables after school and then practice from 3:00 to approximately 5:00 on November 6th.
  • Check out the 8 to 18 homepage for coach emails, team instruction and full schedule info

To participate in a winter sport:

1. Completed OHSAA Athletic physical packet on file in Athletics Office. Get a packet from Athletics office or online @ 8 to 18 Ridgeview website homepage.

2. Complete student online registration: https://oh.8to18.com/ridgeview

3. Attend Winter Athletic meeting with A.D. November 13

4. Understand if your student does make a team, the Pay to Play fee is $155 ($80 due November 22; $75 due January 10).

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

Monday- Oct 21

Wednesday-Oct. 23

Girls Basketball Try Outs at Ridgeview from 2:30-4:30 p.m. on:

Friday, 10/25, Monday, 10/28 and Tuesday 10/29

Boys Basketball Try Outs at Ridgeview from 5:00- 7:00 p.m on:

Friday, 10/25, Monday, 10/28 and Tuesday 10/29

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.

Arts & Crafts Show

The annual Arts and Crafts show at Pickerington High School Central will be held on November 2 from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. This annual show is put on by both North and Central PTO’s. It is the only fundraiser for both schools. There will be many wonderful craft vendors with a variety of goods, an awesome bake sale and great food! Please click on the flyer for more details.

7th Grade Students to Attend High School Production of MacBeth

Once again this year, PLSD Junior High students will have the opportunity to attend theatrical productions at their respective high schools. This is a great chance for our students to see our high school theatre department perform, and decide if it is something they would like to pursue.

On Thursday, November 7th, all 7th grade students will attend MacBeth at Pickerington High School Central.

  • Bus riders will be dropped off at the high school.
  • Walkers & Car riders will go directly to PHS-Central's main entrance (by logos)
  • Students who normally ride a bike are to either walk or be dropped off at the high school.
  • After the play, all students will return to Ridgeview by bus in time for lunches, and will resume their normal class schedule.


If You Are Interested-COSI info

Although COSI is normally closed on Mondays and Tuesdays during the fall and winter, they plan to open this year on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 from 10am to 5 pm, so students and families from our community can enjoy a fun, educational day while they’re off school.

College & Career Night

Stay tuned for more info coming about the College and Career Family Night at Ridgeview on November 13. It's never to early to start talking about your future.

Hot Spots Available

District hotspot devices are again being offered to Pickerington Schools - PLSD students for the school year thanks to the Every-1-Connected program!

The district will offer a limited number of free wireless hotspot devices that allow students with limited or no internet access in their homes to gain access to WiFi for their homework and other school projects.

This program is open to Pickerington School students who are fully enrolled in one of the 15 district buildings, and priority will be given to students on the free/reduced lunch list and who have little to no household internet access.

Read more: https://www.pickerington.k12.oh.us/news/students-can-borrow-district-hotspot-devices/

PTO Information

Box Tops

We ask that you keep collecting box tops. We will be doing one final collection at a later date before they go digital.

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.

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!