Ridgeview STEM Junior High

November 9, 2018

November Students of the Month

Congratulations to our November Students of the Month, Annabelle, Aria, Andrew, Abby, Nick, Caleb, Maggie, Faith, Quinn, Austin, Myriah. You make Ridgeview ROCK!

College & Career Family Night

It’s never too early to start thinking about your child’s college and career, and an event planned for Nov. 15 will start the planning process for Pickerington junior high and middle school students and their parents.

The third annual College and Career Family Night will be Thursday, November 15. While the event will be held at Lakeview Junior High, it is for all district junior high and middle school students and their families. The free event will begin at 5 p.m. with pizza, followed at 6 p.m. with our keynote presenter, and then a showcase of informational presentations from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Parents can register online to attend at https://www.pickerington.k12.oh.us/news/collegecareer2018/.

“The sessions at College and Career Family Night are designed to help build the foundation for families to start seriously thinking about their children’s college and careers,” said Kris Owen, school counselor at Ridgeview.

A highlight of the evening will be our keynote speaker, Professor Kelli Nowlin, with her presentation “College Success Skills 101: A Successful Journey Begins Years Before You Step On Campus.”

Informational sessions would cover a variety of relevant topics, including:


  • What to Expect in Junior High: A Guide for Parents and Students
  • Gifted Third to Eighth Grade
  • High School Pathways
  • NCAA
  • College Preparedness and Preparation
  • Military
  • Preparing Yourself to Earn Scholarships
  • Intro to Naviance
  • College Credit Plus
  • Digital Citizenship and Social Presence
  • Grit and Growth Mindset
  • College Panel
  • Helping Our Kids Cope
  • ACT
  • 529 Plans
  • Admissions 101
  • The Career Center
  • Battelle and STEM Careers
  • Application Review Process

Thanksgiving Feast for Staff

Our wonderful PTO is planning a Thanksgiving Luncheon for the Ridgeview staff on November 16th. If you can help by providing funds or a dessert, please click on the SIGN UP GENIUS. Thank you.

Academic School Fees

Please note that the final deadline for paying 2018-19 student fees is Nov. 16. For details regarding any outstanding students fees, go to the Infinite Campus Parent Portal at https://pickeringtonoh.infinitecampus.org/campus/portal/pickerington.jsp


There are three available payment options:

1. Go to https://pickeringtonoh.infinitecampus.org/campus/portal/pickerington.jsp and pay outstanding fees online with a credit card or e-check.

2. Mail payments to Pickerington Schools, Treasurer's Office, 90 N. East Street, Pickerington, OH 43147.

3. Pay in person at Ridgeview or stop by District Office during normal business hours at 90 N. East Street.


All checks or money orders should be made payable to Pickerington Local Schools. To ensure proper posting, please reference your student's name and student ID. Cash payments cannot be accepted by mail.

If you have questions regarding fees, please contact Mrs. Vensel at (614)- 548-1715, or call the Treasurer's Office at (614)-833-2112.

Lost & Found is piling up

Missing your coat? Did you reach into your pocket and only find that you have ONE glove? Can't see as well without your eyeglasses that seem to have disappeared?

Our lost and found items are really piling up and will soon be donated to charity. Please check the L&F bins in the hallway near Health and Band.

There are small items such as eyeglasses and electronics kept in a locked drawer in the main office. See one of the office staff.

Holiday Assistance

The holiday season will be upon us before we know it, bringing with it all the wonderful memories that make this time of year special. The holidays are an enjoyable time with family and friends, however, that does not mean they are not stressful. We realize some families may need a little extra assistance providing a more memorable holiday for their children. Pickerington Schools are once again teaming up with The Violet Twp. Fire Department to help provide some holiday assistance for families in need during the holiday season.

As you are out and about doing your holiday shopping, you may wish to pick up an extra toy or gift and drop it into one of the big red boxes that will be found throughout the community and in the school buildings. Gift cards and monetary donations are also welcome and should be given to the school office or a counselor.

If you would like to request a form to apply for holiday assistance this season, please contact Eileen McGarvey at 614-548-1700 or eileen_mcgarvey@plsd.us. The request form will then be provided to you; only one request form per household, please. This request will be handled in a confidential manner, however, the information will be shared with local partnering agencies. More details will be shared with families requesting holiday assistance. The forms must be turned in the a PLSD school counselor by Monday, November 19th.

Yearbook Orders

Capture all of the memories of the school year by purchasing a yearbook. Yearbooks are $30, and orders are now being taken online at YEARBOOK ORDERS using order number 13607.

Yearbooks will be delivered in May, allowing all of the events and activities to be captured throughout the year.

Don't delay - purchase today!

COMING UP AT RIDGEVIEW - Mark your calendar

Friday, November 9 - End of 1st Trimester (JH only)

Thursday, November 15 - College & Career Night, 5-8 PM, Lakeview JHS

Friday, November 16 - 1st Trimester GRADE CARDS come home with all students

Wednesday, November 21 - Friday, November 23 - THANKSGIVING BREAK, No School

Wednesday, November 28 - Orchestra Concert, 7 PM, PHS-Central


Looking Ahead:

Friday, December 21 - Friday, January 4 - Winter Break

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