Week of 4/16 - 4/20/18

Hello Panthers! I hope you are ready for another exciting week! This past week was a little bit of a drain on everyone I am sure, students, teachers, and parents. The good news is that the next round of testing is almost a month away. This allows us to concentrate on finishing strong on our curriculum and still do some last minute prep to boost scores for students.

Weekend Events Lauren Strong Fun Run Friday night the weather turned out perfect for the 3rd Annual Lauren Strong Fun Run! It worked out perfect as we had bad weather before and really bad weather later, but for three hours we had perfect weather. Very fitting! What a wonderful and inspiring event! If is hard to believe that it has been three years. So proud of the community for their efforts with Lauren Strong and Team Brock! A special thank you to all the vendors that joined us as well. Just an awesome show of support going towards finding a cure for childhood cancer. I am super thankful to be a participant and witness to th…

Week of 4/9 - 4/13/18

Hello Panthers! Wouldn’t be an ordinary Monday without me commenting on crazy weather over the weekend. How about that drop of 30 + degrees on Saturday. Just crazy! This week is an opportunity for students to strut their academic knowledge as 7th and 8th graders take STAAR. I have tried to update the calendar as much as possible until the end of the year.

Free Breakfast during STAAR Testing and Other STAAR Info I just want to remind you that breakfast is free for all students on STAAR testing days. Stop by the cafeteria Tues or Weds morning and fuel up for the day! Speaking of STAAR, this is just a reminder that we will be a closed campus to visitors and there will be no deliveries while testing is taking place. Students should be in dress code on Tuesday and Wednesday. This means no pajamas, slippers, or blankets! Also, we encourage a healthy snack these days. However, students testing will not be permitted to have messy snacks such as Cheetos, chocolate, or fruit that can cause a mess.…

Week of 4/2 - 4/6/18

Hello Panthers! I hope you had a great weekend and were able to spend some time with family! We had pretty great weather if you are not an allergy sufferer. I hear that possible rain and a cold front are on the way this week. This week will be pretty calm as we gear up for the first round of testing next week. If you are a track and field enthusiast, I encourage you to check out the Panthers on Weds and Thurs at RRHS at the district track meet. We have been doing really well this year and I expect that we will be competitive this week as well.

Ridgeview Teaming with NASA We received some great news over the weekend! Ridgeview had four teams selected for the NASA Cubes in Space program! The competition was centered on submitting ideas for experiments to be carried out in space aboard a NASA rocket. Here are the five teams selected along with their experiment title: The Reaction from Different Chewing Gum under the Forces Experienced During Spaceflight - Ojas P. and Max W. The effects of sp…

Week of 3/26 - 3/29/18

Hello Panthers! I am feeling very yellow, or maybe that is because I stood outside to long and am now covered in oak pollen. Yes, it is that time of year again where allergy sufferers stock up on kleenex and eye drops to deal with miserable conditions. On a brighter note, we only have school for four days this week and then get to enjoy a three day weekend. This is a pretty slow week for Ridgeview in terms of school events. However, we do have some important information to highlight this week.

BPE Clothing Drive Info Please see the flyer that was attached in the email. If you want to help support one of our feeder elementary schools, feel free to bring items to the school and we will make sure it gets over to Blackland Prairie. They will be collecting gently used clothing and receive $.20 per pound. All proceeds will benefit “The Cure Starts Now.”

Join the 3rd Annual Lauren Strong Fun Run at RMS - April 13th: We are happy to announce that our LaurenStrong Fun Run event will take place agai…

Week of 3/19-3/23/18

Hello Panthers, Seems like it has been forever since we last communicated. I looked at the calendar and had some mini-sweat dripping down my face. Do you realize that we only have 10 weeks of school left? Wow, where did the school year go? The hard part is out of the way, that dreaded time between Valentine’s Day and Spring Break! Now we get to put it in overdrive and make a final push and celebrate all of our hard work.
STAAR Ready This week we will finish up STAAR Ready on Tuesday and Wednesday. All students will be testing on either one or both days. We do this for several reasons, but the main two reasons are to relieve anxiety with students by giving them an actual released STAAR test so that they are aware of what the STAAR test will cover and the second reason is to give us accurate data to adjust interventions as we enter the month before testing. We have seen that when students take it serious and do well, it leads to a confidence boost. On the flipside, when a student doesn’t t…

Week of 3/5 - 3/9/18

Hello Panthers!
Another week closer to Spring Break. I am lucky that we have experienced the full moon and it will not impacted us as much this week before Spring Break. I always let people outside of education know that the time period between Valentine's Day and Spring Break is always the hardest month of the year. Not sure why, but the struggle is real. I think this week will be the exception though. I am optimistic that we are going to have a great week and will cap it off on Thursday with an amazing enrichment day and reward rallies. Don't forget that Daylight Savings takes effect on this weekend!

District Career Day - March 5th Round Rock ISD Future Readiness invites you to attend the District-wide Career Exploration Fair on Monday, March 5 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Round Rock High School, 201 Deep Wood Dr. in Round Rock. This event will deliver real-world experiences with creative interactive exhibits.

The event is free and will have more than 80 participating partners exhi…