October 2014  
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Upcoming Events

   Red Ribbon Week
   Oct 24 2014
   No School - Staff Professional Development
   Nov 04 2014
   Veteran's Day Celebration
   Nov 06 2014 at 07:00 AM
   Intramural Basketball Championship
   Nov 06 2014 at 05:00 PM
   RMS Academic Awards Assembly
   Nov 13 2014 at 09:30 AM

Supplies 14-15

2014-2015 Bus Routes

~ Welcome to Ridgewood Middle School~


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

Thank you for attending Parent-Teacher Conferences last week! We had an overall average of 72.44% attendance from parents, thank you for taking time out of your afternoon/evening to visit Ridgewood! If you were unable to make it, your child's Advisory teacher will distribute report cards, MAP scores, & other information to your child to take home. Those will be sent home today with students.

Attendance COUNTS! We are striving for a goal of 96%, so far we are at 96.39% for October! Keep up the good work!

VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION! We encourage & invite all veterans to our celebration breakfast & assembly on 11/6! If you have a veteran in your life invite them to RMS for a great day of honorary recognition by our students & staff! Forms are in the main office.

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, 25% of students 2nd Quarter Goals are due 10/31! 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.

Mrs. Jaime Cavato, Ed.S
National School of Character


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!


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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