April 2014  
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   Apr 23 2014 at 08:00 AM
   8th Grade Math Smarter Balance Testing
   Apr 28 2014 at 07:00 AM
   Middle School Track Meet
   May 06 2014 at 05:00 PM
   Algebra 1 EOC Testing
   May 09 2014 at 07:00 AM
   8th Grade Dance
   May 09 2014 at 06:00 PM
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~ Welcome to Ridgewood Middle School~

Ridgewood Middle students & staff kicked off our countdown to MAP testing with our annual MAP Assembly last Friday. Students participated in games & activities which centered around our theme "MAP - Battle of the Brainiacs". Our girls leadership class "Aftershock" class developed all the games for students to play - great job ladies! During MAP testing (which starts right after our Easter Break) students are awarded for effort & attendance daily! Yesterday students learned all about our incentives during Advisory. WE realize how hard the kids work during this time so we definitely find ways to thank them for their efforts!

See the dates below for testing following the Easter Break:

MAP Testing FYI - The following are dates we Review & Test: April 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 28th, & 29th are all designated assessment dates for Ridgewood. PLEASE make every effort to ensure students are in attendance at school each one of these days. Also please be ON TIME to school on these days as we start testing first thing in the mornings.

8th Grade ALG I students will take the End Of Course Exam (EOC) on May 8th and May 9th. Again this is ONLY 8th grade ALG I students.

We have been selected to Pilot the Smarter Balanced Assessment for 8th grade Math students. Those dates are May 13th and May 14th.  

Last night was our 6th Grade Parent Welcome night - thank you to all of our incoming parents & students for next year it was great to see all of you and Welcome you to our school for 2014-2015!

Everyone have a great Easter Break! Enjoy your families & friends, we will see you back to school on the 22nd!

READING COUNTS AT RIDGEWOOD! Please ensure your child is reading every night to keep up with his/her Reading Counts goals. We have had an awful lot of students not reaching RC Goals/Points the past week, please help us in making sure your child reads each night at home or on the weekend.

Ms. Jaime L. LaVanchy, Ed.S
National School of Character



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!




Jaime LaVanchy, 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!

                                                                  Ms. Jaime L.  LaVanchy, Ed. S
                                                            Principal - Ridgewood Middle School
                The Ridgewood Way is a Triple PLAAA- Academics, Attendance, Attitude & Character!




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