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Principal Cavato’s Friday FYI 3-23-2018

Good afternoon Ridgewood Middle School families! I want to thank all of our parents & students for coming out to Student Led Conferences yesterday! We had a little over 50% of our families come out to RMS – this is a really good turnout for Spring Conferences at the Secondary Level! Thank you! If you were unable to attend, we will send our student’s portfolio’s and grade cards home next week during Advisory. Thank you Band Boosters for providing our staff with a fantastic dinner, the staff was extremely appreciative and thankful – you guys are awesome!

Good luck this weekend at the State Tournament Archers! Focus and follow through, one arrow at a time!

Congratulations to Ella Myers, she entered a drawing in the Mastodon Fair and was awarded a bronze medal! Way to go Ella! This is such an honor – way to go!

Monday our library is sponsoring a “Grand” VIP Breakfast & Book fair! Our students Grandparents or Grand Adults can come out and enjoy a sweet continental breakfast along with shopping the Scholastic Book fair! See the attachment for details!

Any 6th or 7th grader interested in becoming a member of character council for next year can pick up an application in the office. Completed applications are due April 13th.

8th Grade Dance – May 4, 2018! We have our 8th grade formal dance at Genesis Banquet Center on Telegraph Road from 6pm-9pm. Dance requirements and information were shared with our 8th grade students today. The cost for the 8th grade dance is $20.00, forms and monies are due to the office by 4/9/18. Please see the attached requirements to attend the dance along with the permission form.       

Calling presenters for Ridgewood’s Career Day – Wednesday, May 9th! Help us recruit presenters for our Career Day for our students! Contact Monica Stokes or Sharon Rubio if you or someone you know would be interested! We have a wonderful morning of presentations for our students, followed by a luncheon with everyone in the afternoon. Feel free to send the attached letter out to anyone interested!

FYI – MAP & EOC testing dates to save in your calendar. We will be MAP testing from April 23rd – May 4th. I will be sending out a detailed schedule to parents within the next week or so. I just wanted all of you to be aware so when you are making appointments for your child please try to avoid these dates. We always test in the mornings until lunch time.

Band Boosters Information

April 3rd from 4:45pm-8pm, show support to our RMS Band Boosters by dining out at Culver’s in Arnold! Bring your families & friends for food & ice cream in support of Ridgewood Band! All monies raised by our Band Boosters goes towards purchasing instruments for students to participate in Band! Don’t forget to mention you are dining out for RMS when you get your treats at Culver’s 4/3!

Start of the school day reminder – the parent drop off doors are closed and locked at 7:55am. If you drop off after 7:55, students must enter through the cafeteria doors. If you arrive at 8am or after, you must come in with your student to the main office to sign in as a late arrival. Our school day is 8am-3:05pm, the tardy bell rings at 8am. Thank you for your attention. We have had a lot of kids coming in after 8am, please if you are driving your child to school, arrive before 7:55am to ensure your child is not tardy to class.

Naviance – Sit down with your child and have him/her log into Naviance! Mrs. Stokes & Mrs. Scott have worked with our kids on their 3rd quarter goals, this is a great tool for you and your child to have conversations focused on “what do I want to be when I get older?”, “what do I need to do to reach the goals I have set, and am I reaching the goals I set this year?”. Naviance is a fantastic resource tool for parents (& students) to get kids thinking along the lines of college, career paths, & getting organized in school to be successful in the Secondary portion of their educational careers. This online portfolio is theirs for grades 6-12, so valuable to a student (& a parent!).


Bulldog Hotline – Ridgewood Middle has an anonymous reporting hotline available to our students. Students may send a text message or a voicemail to 636-206-8104 to report bullying, self-harm, threats, drug issues/concerns, etc. The office administration team at RMS receives an email when a message is sent, we then investigate all reports made to us. This is another resource tool for our students to report concerns to school personnel.


Any 8th grader interested in applying for the Fox High School HIIP Team, please see Mrs. deRoode for an application!


Any 8th grader interested in fall football cheerleading, please see Mrs. deRoode for an application packet.


Attn: 8th grade girls. Are you interested in joining the FHS Warriorettes Dance Team? See Mrs. deRoode for a tryout packet.


FOX HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT COUNCIL INFORMATIONAL MEETING MARCH 26TH @ FOX HIGH SCHOOL @ 6PM! This is for all 8th grade students & parents interested in Student Council at FHS! Ridgewood students are always on top of this as we raise our students to be leaders both in and out of school – so students step up an apply you are more than prepared for leadership roles like this at FHS!


Upcoming Events for next week 3/26/18-3/30/18:

Monday 3/26                                    

Tuesday 3/27                     Running Club    

Wednesday 3/28             

Thursday 3/29                   NO SCHOOL       

Friday 3/30                          NO SCHOOL


March Dates:

3/29-4/3                               Spring/Easter Break (Classes resume 4/4)


Ridgewood Middle School Building Improvement Plan Goals for 2017-2018:

Goal #1 – Increase the number of RTI (Response To Intervention) courses for ELA & MA. Provide opportunities for staff to collaborate & plan in regard to students we have identified through assessments & student work who are in need of academic supports.


Goal #2 – Professional Learning Communities. It is our goal at RMS to increase the amount of time for staff to collaborate, plan, & learn with one another to ensure staff growth & development.


Goal #3 - Growth on our NEE (teacher evaluation tool) on Indicator 4.1 – Teacher uses instructional strategies that lead students to problem-solving & critical thinking & Indicator 1.2 – The teacher cognitively engages students in the content.


Goal #4 – Increase our parents & students sense of belonging to Ridgewood Middle School.

​What is RTI?

Response to Intervention (RTI) is a multi-tier approach to the early identification and support of students with learning and behavior needs. The RTI process begins with high-quality instruction and universal screening of all children in the general education classroom. Struggling learners are provided with interventions at increasing levels of intensity to accelerate their rate of learning. These services may be provided by a variety of personnel, including general education teachers, special educators, and specialists. Progress is closely monitored to assess both the learning rate and level of performance of individual students. Educational decisions about the intensity and duration of interventions are based on individual student response to instruction. RTI is designed for use when making decisions in both general education and special education, creating a well-integrated system of instruction and intervention guided by child outcome data. Below is a chart breaking down the RMS RTI process.

RMS RTI Pyramid

Peachjar digital flyers for parents and students

Link to Naviance Family Connection login

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Ridgewood Middle School Voted #1 Middle School in Jefferson County! What an honor for our school community here at RMS - we are so proud of our students, parents, & staff! Congratulations!