Ridgeview Rundown

Week of Sept 29th , 2014

This Week's News

Welcome Back Amy Nuetzmann! Amy will be joining us September 29th as a reading teacher. She will be split between here and Franklin. We are happy to see her back supporting our students!


Need Ideas or Want to Share? Don't forget to read and post at our RV Google Community: What If We...


Tech Support: Who to call for help...


  • Help Desk: Software/program or immediate needs to support instruction immediately
  • Tech Mentors: Questions that are not immediate or tech/teaching integration
  • Tony: Does everything but always needs work order. He's nice and will want to do it, but he has to have work orders to document his time and prioritize orders.
  • Chromebooks: be sure they are charged before sending them to get fixed. They may need to charge for several minutes and be used when they are plugged in at first.
  • PowerSchool: Call 5351 to talk to those who are experts on PowerSchool.


iReady: Be thinking about which "bubble" students would be a good fit for iReady instruction. You can add your students before next Wednesday using this Google Doc if you prefer.

Cadre Work

Tech Cadre Update: The tech cadre will meet on October 16 at 7:45am either in Ms. Jacques room(226) or the PD room. We recognize the wealth of technology sources available now and the stress of figuring it all out, so the team members have each chosen an area of technology to research and work with during the next few weeks. The results of those 'trials and experiments' will be presented at the October 16th meeting. Some of the projects are: Kidblog; google.docs; Flipped Classroom; Vocki, Google Drive, Educreations, Skyping; Symbaloo; Twitter; Google Classroom; Journeys/Think Central and more! Join us if you want!

Grade Level Work

Next week we will continue Data Team work and make iReady instruction recommendations.

Upcoming Events

September

29th

  • Bus Evacuations (see schedule)
  • Liberty North Football Assembly @3:00 in the gym

30th

  • Chipotle BOGO for Teachers 4:00-8:00

October

1st

  • BLT Meeting @7:45 in PD Room
  • Grade Level Collab during plan in PD Room

2nd

  • Whole Staff Collab @7:45 in LMC
  • Custodian's Day: Have your thanked one of our amazing custodians lately? :)

3rd

  • Tech Talk Friday @8:00 in the Computer Lab (byod if you want to)

8th

  • Grade Level Collab during plan in PD Room

9th

  • Instructional Best Practices/21 Century Learning Cadre @7:45 in LMC
  • Early Release @ 1:45/Staff PD

10th

  • No Students/Staff PD on Data Teams

Week of the 13th: United Way Campaign


15th

  • Happy Birthday, Gretchen Klinefelter!
  • End of 1st Quarter
  • Possible BLT Meeting
  • Grade Level Collabs during planning time in PD Room

16th

  • Happy Birthday, Hayley Wollard!
  • DEADLINE for all grades saved in PowerSchool
  • Technology Learning Cadre @7:45 in Computer Lab
  • All Pro Dads @8:00 in LMC

17th

  • Zero Specials Day: Fire Safety Presentations in the Gym during specials

20th

  • Flu Shots in Conference Room (must sign up through email)

21st

  • Conferences 4:00-8:00

22nd

  • Grade Level Collabs during plan in PD room
  • PTA CiCi's Pizza Night

23rd

  • Happy Birthday, Charissa Craft!
  • Early Release @1:45
  • Conferences 2:00-8:00

24th

  • Happy Birthday, Caitlin DeSalvo!
  • No School/Trade for Conferences

28th

  • Happy Birthday, Heather Buckman!
  • Tuesday Grade Level Collabs with Judith from BIST

30th

  • Whole Child Learning Cadre @7:45 in LMC: Moved from Oct 23rd due to conferences
31st
  • Happy Halloween!
  • Student Council @7:45
  • Fall Class Parties