Ridgeview STEM Junior High School

October 10, 2019

REMINDER-NO School on Friday, October 11 for Professional Development


Counselor's Corner

Exciting News!
A group of our 13 year olds (7th and 8th graders) will represent thousands of others across the country on Oct. 17th! Known as The Nation’s Report Card, NAEP is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what students in the United States know and can do in a variety of subjects. This year a random sampling of students were selected to participate in Math and Reading tests. The test should only take an hour. If your child is selected, they will be bringing a letter home with more information. Learn more at: https://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/#

PTO Information

Spirit Wear Sale Has Been Extended!
Monday, October 14th will be the final day to turn in both the order form and money. If you have any questions please contact Jenni Crossman 508-454-5206 or jrossmanpto@gmail.com

Teacher Conference Potluck
The PTO is providing dinner for the teachers on October 17th during evening conferences. If you could help us out by either donating a monetary donation of $10 or product donation, that would be terrific. The link for the sign up genius is below. All donations need to be turned in by October 17th at noon. If you have any question please contact Jennifer Sander ~ jennsanderpto@gmail.com or 937-694-0987 http://tiny.cc/RJHteacherpotluck

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.

PTO meeting

The PTO will be having their monthly meeting October 14th at 8am. Everyone is welcome to attend.

You Are Invited

What: 1st Annual Community Pickerington Flag Football Game

When: October 15, 2015

Where: Ridgeview's Home Field (Central's Practice Field)

Who: Tiger's Staff vs Panther's Staff


Coming Up at Ridgeview

Thurs., Oct. 17-Parent/Teacher Conferences -3:45-7:15 p.m.

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.

Friday, Nov. 15-School fees due

Ski Club

Did your student miss the Ski & Snowboard Club info meeting? No worries, your student can still join Ski & Snowboard Club! Questions? Email Jennifer_Kirk@plsd.us

  • Official Registration Forms available NOW in Room 203!!
  • Forms & Money due Wednesday Oct 16
  • Charter bus transportation cost included
  • Total package cost ranges from $300 - $475
  • Beginners welcome!
  • You don’t even need your own equipment!
  • Keep your pass and go on your own/with friends after the season is over
  • Travel Dates: Saturdays: Jan 11, Jan 18, Jan 25, Feb 1, & Feb 8
  • Bus departs at 1:30pm and returns at 10:30pm

Updated Sports Information

Winter Sports Coming Soon!

To participate:

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).

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

Tuesdays 10/1, 10/8, 10/15-at Ridgeview gym

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

Mondays- September 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21

Wednesdays-Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23

Boys & Girls Basketball Tryouts

Friday October 25


Begins November 6

Check out the 8 to 18 homepage for coach emails, team instruction and full schedule info

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.

SAVE THE DATE! 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.

Relaying Messages to Students

This year, we have had a greater number of parents calling the office to get messages to their students or asking us to have their student call home during the school day. This is not something that we can continue to do, unless in the event of an unforeseen emergency. Please make arrangements and communicate plans before your student comes to school in the morning. We realize that students do not have their cell phones on them during the school day, so sending a text isn't possible. Please consider emailing your student during the day on their school email if there is a message or something that needs communicated. We appreciate your cooperation with this moving forward.

Chromebook Customization

The district is seeing students across the district who are adding puffy stickers and rhinestones to their Chromebooks. At this point we ask that students remove any rhinestones, gems, pop-sockets, puffy stickers. These types of stickers cause damage to the devices.

Pressure points and cracks in the display.

-If there is pressure applied to the top of the device while it is closed, such as in a stack of books, and there are rhinestones or puffy stickers, this will cause uneven pressure. If too much pressure is applied across the top, it may crack the display.

-We have also seen gems put on the palm-rest that have directly caused cracks in the display since they are raised and push directly on the display when the lid is closed.

Removal of stickers and gems

- When removing the stickers or gems, sometimes there is residue that must be scraped off causing scuffing and scratches. We have also seen where the residue does not come off because the adhesive is so strong. (We can’t use any harsh chemicals as it will damage the plastics)

The damage caused can add up and sometimes lead to a whole device replacement if multiple parts are damaged. We would like to try to avoid cracked displays and damage due to the stickers.

Personalizing Devices
Students are permitted to place school appropriate stickers on the top of their Chromebooks only. The presence of weapons, alcohol, drug or gang related symbols or pictures are not permitted per school/district policies. Stickers cannot cover the PLSD logo or the asset tag number. Stickers are not permitted on the sides or bottom of the Chromebook. 3D stickers, Puffy Stickers, or Rhinestone and Gemstone’s are not permitted as they can cause damage to the device.

• Coloring, Drawing, or Writing on the device is not permitted.

• Cleaning fines will be applied for any markings on the device. If they can not be removed because the medium used to color, draw, or write was permanent, there will be a cost to replace those parts.

• Harsh chemicals cannot be used to clean off devices as it causes further damage to the plastics.

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!