February Ridge Raptor Report
Preparing Students to be Succesful for Life
From the Principal
What is important to you in terms of what you want from your child's learning experience at Ridge?
Being Prepared to be Successful for Life (85%)
21st century Skills (Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking, and Communication) (77%)
Students pursuing their Passions and Interests (72%)
Student Choice and Ownership in their learning (70%)
Balanced School Calendar (68%)
Multi-Age learning Experiences (55%)
Standardized Test Scores (38%)
The main reasons respondents listed for choosing Ridge was full day Kindergarten, the balanced calendar, and a longer school day. Other reasons listed included social emotional learning, Ridge's focus on family and community, working together, and an excellent staff dedicated to students.
When asked, What do you see in the future for Ridge?, answers included expanding to include grades 6, 7, and 8, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) focus, science based learning, and less standardized testing.
We certainly concur with parents on the importance of safety, as well as preparing students to be successful for life and utilizing 21st century learning skills as a focus of student learning.
The information and data will be used in our planning for continuous improvement. Please note that Ben Grey, Assistant Superintendent for Innovative Learning and Communication, and I will make a preliminary presentation at the February 22 Board of Education meeting regarding the future possibility to expand Ridge to a K-8 school.
Winter Conferences Feb. 10th and 11th
Your help is needed: We need a higher response rate in order to have usable data representing our parents on the 5Essentials Survey. If you haven't done so please take a few moments (parents only) to fill in a brief survey that will give us valuable feedback for our school improvement planning.
Your opinions are important to us.
Survey Link: https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/
Please click on Parent Survey.
Parent & Guardian Technology Support Nights
Please come to any one of the upcoming CCSD59 Technology Support nights. Learn about resources for social media, screen time limits, accessing your child's Google account, directions to see your child's digital work, online privacy, internet safety, cyberbullying, and much more.
February 2, 2016 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM - Rupley Elementary
February 9, 2016 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM - Friendship JHS
February 16, 2016 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM - Brentwood Elementary