Ridgeview Middle School's Newsletter (Issue 6: 4.2022)

The Principal's Post

Dear Ridgeview Families:

I hope each family is excited about the upcoming Spring Break--April 15 - 22, 2022.

Spring break will be a great time to relax, rejuvenate, and spend time with family and friends.

At Ridgeview we are focused on finishing the school year strong both academically and behaviorally. Please take the time to review your child’s grades in Infinite Campus to ensure that progress is being made on receiving passing grades.

Additionally, all families should review our Student Handbook including our PBIS Behavior Expectations (“Be RMS”) and our student dress code policy. Students are expected to adhere to all policies included in the handbook. A copy is always available on our website.

The staff and I at Ridgeview appreciate your continued support. Collectively, we can have a positive impact on each student.

Be Well,

Natalie M. James, Principal

Calendar of Events

Important School Closure Dates

  • April 14, Thursday: 30-Minute Early Release from School
  • April 15 -22, Friday - Friday: Spring Break (All Schools Closed)
  • May 30, Monday: Memorial Day (All Schools Closed)
  • June 2, Thursday: Last Day of Classes for Students

Students (spectators) who want to see games at Ridgeview

must go home after school and return at 5:30 pm for the game.

Students must be picked up by 6:45 pm.

Boys Baseball Schedule (all games begin at 5:30 pm)

(Dates are subject to change due to inclement weather.)

  • April 14, Thursday: Ridgeview at World Language
  • April 26, Tuesday: Mifflin at Ridgeview
  • April 28, Thursday: Ridgeview at Dominion
  • May 3, Tuesday: Arts Impact at Ridgeview
  • May 5, Thursday: BYE

Girls Softball Schedule (all games begin at 5:30 pm)

(Dates are subject to change due to inclement weather.)

  • April 14, Thursday: Berwick at Ridgeview
  • April 26, Tuesday: Ridgeview at Mifflin
  • April 28, Thursday: Dominion at Ridgeview
  • May 3, Tuesday: Ridgeview at Sherwood
  • May 5, Thursday: Champion at Ridgeview

Girls & Boys Track Schedule (most meets begin at 4:00 pm)

  • April 27, Wednesday: at Briggs HS
  • May 3, Tuesday at 5:30 pm: at Africentric HS (divisionals)
  • May 5, Thursday at 5:30 pm: at Africentric HS (city finals)
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Raiders of the Month - February & March

We are pleased to announce that 20 RMS students have earned the honor of being the Raiders of the Month during the month of February and March. Read below about the characteristics of these nine girls and eleven boys.

  • This 6th grade male has been a fantastic addition to Ridgeview Middle School since arriving in the 3rd quarter. He has excellent attendance and class participation and gets along well with others. Great job!

  • She continues to impress her teachers with her work ethic, participation and friendly demeanor. She is a joy to have in class and has been a great example of RMS all year. Great job to this 6th grade female!

  • A “wonderful student” (we love that thank you so much) are the words that describe this 6th grade female! She is the best listener with salon quality hair (tell us your secrets). She has laser focus and is an independent learner. Lastly, she works well with anyone, and we wish we had a million like her!

  • This 6th grader is a model student. She’s a hard worker and takes pride in everything that she does. She is a helpful, dependable student whose grades are a reflection on just how great she is.

  • She is an amazing, hardworking student. This 6th grader doesn’t say much but speaks up and participates when it counts. We are so proud of her and how well she has adjusted since becoming a student at Ridgeview. Keep up the great work!

  • This 6th grade male is helpful in class, caring for classmates, and has an upbeat personality.

  • This 7th grade male comes to school to learn and is focused and attentive. We are so proud of the work you continue to do and we appreciate you!

  • This 7th grade female has come so far. We are so happy to see your participation and engagement and you always give your best each day!

  • He has excellent attendance and a fantastic work ethic. This 7th grade male is very much appreciated by his teachers.

  • This 7th grade female has excellent attendance and a fantastic work ethic. She is very much appreciated by her teachers.

  • We are so proud of this 7th grade male and how far he has come! He is always kind and greets every teacher each day with a smile and a point. He is working hard on his grades, and doesn’t give up! He asks for help and focuses on getting the job done! Great work!

  • This 7th grade female is an absolute delight in every way. She is kind, optimistic, participates, and gets along with everyone. Add her awesome work ethic and effort and you have one amazing young lady!

  • He completes work in a timely manner and asks for help when needed. This 7th grader has a positive attitude and is a pleasure to have in class.

  • He comes to class with his assignments completed and asks for help when he needs assistance. He tried very hard on a daily basis and is improving as a result. We are proud of this 8th grade male.

  • She is a positive person and is always willing to participate in class. This 8th grader takes the initiative to be helpful and encouraging with her peers. She is a great addition to our team.

  • This 8th grader has excellent attendance and a fantastic work ethic. He is very much appreciated by his teachers.

  • She has excellent attendance and a fantastic work ethic. This 8th grader is very much appreciated by her teachers.

  • This 8th grader is an amazing young man, and it is a pleasure to have him as a student. He is respectful, kind, conscientious, and he always participates in class.

  • He has shown so much improvement this year. He is a hard worker; he cares about his education, and he has learned to advocate for himself.

  • He is an attentive 8th grade male. He is respectful in class and a great role model for others. Lastly, he is conscientious about academics.

Click on the Pictures Below to Learn About These Topics

Celebrate Diversity in April

I bet you didn’t know that April is diversity month.

Diversity Month was officially designated in 2004, and it strives to help people gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of each other and their differences.

We encourage you to celebrate April diversity celebrations and best of all, consider new ways you can integrate diversity into your life. This could be considering implicit biases you have or how they impact the judgment of the people around you or asking questions to make connections with others.

Click on each of the links below to learn about these diverse celebrations:

Remember we are better when we work together!

Student Leadership Council (SLC) Shows Some Kindness

On Wednesday, April 13th, our Student Leadership Council (SLC)) members will stay after school to make 25 blankets for the Ronald McDonald House (RMH). Yes, I said 25 blankets! In addition we will complete the snack packs for the RMH.

The SLC thanks everyone for collecting items in their classrooms. If you’re able, sign up to help us on the 13th.

*Since its beginning in 1981, the Ronald McDonald House Charities has been supporting the ever changing needs of seriously ill and injured children and their families, during what is often the most stressful time of their lives. The RMH in Columbus is at 711 E. Livingston Avenue, Columbus, OH 43205.

CCS is Building Home Libraries

Did you know?

FICTION: Reading is too hard and I can get along in life without reading.

FACT: A study of 100,000 U.S. school children found access to printed materials was the key variable affecting gains in reading.

FANTASTIC FACT: Columbus City Schools is excited to announce that we have a plan to tackle this statistic for each of our students, grades PreK-12. This month, RMS students received books to build their "own" home library. The books centered around our Pathway Express: Learning Without Walls themes:

* STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics)

* Fine Arts

* Entrepreneurship

* World Language

* Family and Consumer Science

Parents, please encourage your child to enjoy this wonder gift and to explore and learn through reading these books and books in our library. In addition, click here, to apply for a library card online from the Columbus Metropolitan Library.

Need Help? Check Out Our Community Partners

Here's a list of Columbus City School Partners providing assistance.

  • LSS 211 offers services from homeless shelters to senior living. Call 211.

  • Cap4Kids provides resources for families in the areas of meals, housing, utilities, mental health, and lots more!

  • Charitable Pharmacy of Central Ohio offers pharmacy services and medicines, counseling on proper medication usage, health screenings, wellness education, and social program assistance for those who cannot afford them. (614) 227-0301

  • OhioKAN ensures every kinship and adoptive family who wants support navigating the resources available to them can get it.

  • Project Connect provides help to families living in shelter, car, motel, campground, and doubled-up families.

Ridgeview Middle School

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