~ Welcome to Ridgewood Middle School~
***SECKMAN HIGH SCHOOL CONNECT NIGHT HAS BEEN MOVED TO MONDAY DECEMBER 9TH***
HOME OF THE BULLDOGS
Greetings & Happy Holidays!
During the month of December our students will focus on activities during Advisory on bullying. Tomorrow the students will have a guest speaker to listen to during Advisory about bullying & friendships. The following Wednesdays the kids will be talking about bullying - verbal & physical, and cyber bullying. I highly encourage you to talk with your kids about these activities, as cyber bullying and social media can be a tool that kids use inappropriately to bully and harass others. In that regard, I emphasize to you as parents to keep a watchful eye on your childs social media activity as much as you can.
BARNES & NOBLE BOOK FAIR! THIS Saturday from 10-4 at the Fenton Barnes & Noble. Many of our school groups will be performing and participating from band, choirs, cheerleaders, honor society members.
(25% OFF ALL PURCHASES)
BARNES & NOBLE
Saturday, December 7
Store Hours (9am-10pm)
Fenton Store Location
COME ON IN 10am-4pm & SEE RMS STUDENTS PERFORM – EAT AND DRINK AT THE CAFÉ—GET GIFTS WRAPPED FREE—HEAR A STORY—DO A CRAFT
A percentage of your STORE and CAFÉ’ purchases will benefit RMS LIBRARY. SAY “RIDGEWOOD” at the register before making purchase to count
towards our school!
WINTER DANCE... is NEXT FRIDAY 12/13 6:30-8:30pm here at Ridgewood. Tickets will be on sale next week for $5.00. Please make sure you check the discipline policy before purchasing a dance ticket. Page 10 of the Ridgewood Tracker under #10 Dances.
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!
Students have been doing an AMAZING JOB this year keeping up with their RC points! We want to thank our students and parents for making Reading a priority at both school and home!
Principal - Ridgewood Middle School
The Ridgewood Way is a Triple PLAAA- Academics, Attendance, Attitude & Character!