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Week of 5/30-6/1/17

Hello Panthers! We have made it to the final week! I can’t believe that another year has almost gone by. This has certainly seemed like the fastest year of the last three. Maybe that is what happens as you get older, time flies. I hope you were able to enjoy the Memorial Day weekend. I would say that I had an enjoyable weekend, but it sure did go by fast for three days. I have a feeling the next three days are going to go just as fast.

Fun Color Run I just want to remind everyone that we have a Fun Color Run on Wednesday evening, starting at 6:30 and ending around 8:30. It should be a fun event for the students. There will be food trucks and music and fun. There is a $15 cost to participate. Proceeds will benefit Ridgeview Athletics. For more information, please see the flyer.

Community Education Summer Camps Ridgeview will be hosting summer camps along with summer school in June. Take a look at what is offered at this link to see which camps will be offered: communityeducation.roundrockis…

Week of 5/22 -5/26/17

Hello Panthers! What an amazing weekend! Even the little rain we did have couldn’t stop the sun from shining and the opportunity to spend some quality time outside! We are getting close to the end. Anytime you move within 10 days from the finish line everyone starts to get a little antsy. Clam and steady gets us across the finish line!
Shoes, shoes, shoes! Panthers, WE DID IT!!  We collected 9205 pairs of shoes during our shoe drive - well over our goal of 7500!!  It's not too late to donate shoes if you haven't had the opportunity to clean out your closets yet.  All shoes that we collect will help others around the world, so bring them in through the end of the school year.  
The following seven teams reached and exceeded their goals and will celebrate with a popcorn and lemonade party during their advisory period this week.  Congratulations to Team 3 (Allen/Davis/Garrison),  Team 5 (Geyer/Ferguson/Jones), Team 6 (Hupp/Griffin/Kelley), Team 7 (Lucas/Jagitsch/Mota), Team 8 (Marks/…

Week of 5/15-5/19/17

Hello Panthers! Another wonderful weekend is in the books. Still too early to say we are in the final stretch, but we are definitely getting close! Students are dying to know when they can use their cell phones again. I told them that we are still in a shutdown and I would let them know. I might, might, let up during lunch a couple of times this week, but the mornings have been a total transformation without electronics. I think we will keep that in place a little longer. More awards this week as you will see below. In case you were wondering, I think STAAR went very smooth and everyone is glad to put it behind us. Students really seemed to take their time, which is awesome and I am hoping that we have reason to celebrate when the results are returned to us in late May/early June.

Shoe Drive Nearing Goal! We had a surge in shoes this past week! Thank you to everyone who has been cleaning out closets and asking friends and neighbors. We are going to make the impossible possible. As of las…

Week of 5/8-5/12/17

Hello Panthers! I hope you had sunscreen this weekend! What a wonderful hot time! It was a busy week with concerts and performances. If you missed our fine arts events this past week, then you really missed out. I know that I missed out on a couple as well as much as it pains me to say that. Stellar performances were put on by band, orchestra, and dance this past week. In addition, we also had theater class performances during the day. Sometimes I sit in amazement and think, “are these really middle school kids?” Many of the performances can’t be pulled off by high schools, let alone middle school students. Huge kudos to our fine arts staff who work tirelessly with our students and another huge kudos to our students who practice many, many hours to pull off the performances that we were treated to.
Art winners at Jr. VASE competition Speaking of fine arts, Ridgeview continues to blow away the competition when it comes to artistic talent. If you didn’t catch the art gallery during xSTREAM…

Week of 5/1-5/5/17

Hello Panthers, I hope you had a wonderful weekend and were not impacted by our crazy weekend weather once again. I have mixed thoughts on whether or not it is a good thing that the crazy weather has been happening on the weekend. Good for school, not so much for weekend plans. Someone asked me how many days of school we had left. This is taboo in education, so I cannot answer that question. I know for students, they probably feel like it cannot end soon enough. There are probably some staff members that feel the same way. Regardless of those feelings, the reality is that we still have business to take care of over the next five weeks!

Shoe Drive Update Wow! What a difference a week makes! We collected 1002 pairs of shoes this past week and have a total of 3003 pairs of shoes!  Let's keep the momentum going and keep asking friends, neighbors, family members and coworkers to donate their shoes.  This has been accomplished with the help of 210 students bringing in shoes.  We have a few…