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   1/2 Day of School Dismissal at Noon
   Oct 23 2014 at 08:00 AM
   Parent-Teacher Conferences
   Oct 23 2014 at 01:00 PM
   Club's Choice Fundraiser Pick-Up
   Oct 23 2014 at 03:00 PM
   No School
   Oct 24 2014
   Red Ribbon Week
   Oct 24 2014


Supplies 14-15

2014-2015 Bus Routes

~ Welcome to Ridgewood Middle School~
A SUPER School of CHARACTER!

100% of RC GOALS ARE DUE FRIDAY 10/10 - CHECK ON YOUR CHILD'S PROGRESS WITH HIS/HER LANGUAGE ARTS TEACHER.

NOTICE CHANGE OF DATE IN OUR SCHOOL CALENDAR

Please note that the calendar for November has CHANGED.  The professional learning day scheduled for Friday, November 7, 2014 HAS BEEN MOVED and will now be Tuesday, November 4, 2014.  We WILL have school 11/7 we WILL NOT have school 11/4 - thank you! 

Located under the STUDENTS TAB is the 2014-2015 student handbook which has all of our information in regard to RMS for both parents and students. 

Message from the Principal

This week is our "Assessment Week" for the building. Students will take tests in each class during the week of 10/6-10/10, many of our classes are conducting assessments on line to practice for our upcoming testing in the spring (ALL standardized assessments will be on line for 2015 testing). Our goal is to have students get used to test taking this way, and after assessments are graded we will be able to see mastery and non mastery of concepts. Our building focuses on RTI tutoring on Tuesdays and Thursdays during Advisory, we will also begin this tutoring on Wednesday mornings & after school (if your child is in need of this the school will contact you). We are a proactive staff at Ridgewood Middle School and are completely dedicated to preparing your child & providing your child with a high quality education. Our staff has 110% dedication to your child's academic progress & growth!

Ridgewood Middle School celebrates our MAP Scores from 2013-2014, in the state our school ranks 31 out of 303 schools in overall MAP Scores, we are 17th in Language Arts & 25th in Math! Thank you students, parents, & staff for ensuring education & character are our top priority! We are so proud of our school and all Ridgewood has accomplished over the years - keep up the good work! It truly takes an entire village to raise children today, thank you parents for all you do.

Reading Counts at RMS! I cannot stress enough the importance of reading each and every day. Ridgewood has made RC a top priority, 100% of students goals are due 10/10. Remember this is part of your child's Language Arts grade. Improving a child's vocabulary & reading comprehension skills is critical when it comes to learning & achieving academic greatness.

Once again thank you for all you do for our kids, we greatly appreciate it! If you have questions send me an email @ cavatoj@fox.k12.mo.us or call 636-282-1459.

Sincerely,
Mrs. Jaime Cavato, Ed.S
Principal
RIDGEWOOD MIDDLE
National School of Character

WATCH D.O.G.S COMING SOON TO RIDGEWOOD MIDDLE! 

Fathers and Father-figures Ridgewood Students:

Watch D.O.G.S (Dads of Great Students) is an innovative program being used by schools across America which helps them to be positively impacted by the committed involvement of fathers and father-figures in their student’s life.  Our goal is to have you spend a full day or part of a day this year and next (if a current seventh grade parent at Ridgewood or a sixth grade parent coming to Ridgewood next year) to be a positive role model and to provide an extra set of eyes and ears.

Dad’s, granddads, uncles, step-dads and adult brothers…….. this is your chance to make a difference with our school and with your child and others.  Make a difference with our school and our school district.  We look forward to your relationship with our school team.  Thank you for considering this opportunity.  We look forward to you joining us in this journey! 

Sincerely, 

Jaime Cavato, Principal                      William Steis, Assistant Principal

Attendance is Top Priority at Ridgewood! We have set a 97% attendance goal for our school this year, please ensure your child is at school each day! Our Ridgewood Attendance Committee is dedicated towards our weekly attendance incentives - thank you to our committee and thank you students & parents for ensuring your child is attending school daily!  We are meeting with students and parents of students who are falling below 90% attendance at this point, this is a new MSIP 5 requirement, that your child is in school 90% of the year, so essentially not missing any more than 7 days a semester. Please contact the office with any concerns or questions regarding attendance.

PAWS time (Powerful Academic Work Sessions) Tuesday's & Thursday's during Advisory students may work with a teacher for in-school tutoring, test make-ups, re-teaching, etc. If your child is struggling in a class, please check his/her tracker to ensure he/she is going to that class/teacher during PAWS for extra help.

RTI - RESPONSE TO INTERVENTION ... Each Tuesday & Thursday we have tutoring in Math and Language Arts for students who are on the bubble in regard to movement of levels on the MAP test! Groups have been up and running the past several weeks!

                                             

 

 

 

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