Week of 1/18-11/22/19

Hello Panthers!
I am sure you are confused as I am as to how I had three layers on Saturday night, only to wear shorts on Sunday. This weather can’t get any crazier. While the sickness bug has not hit Ridgeview, I hear from my colleagues that it is hitting a couple of other middle schools in the district. I have three words to emphasize: Wash Your Hands! Last year we installed a special sink in the lower commons to encourage students to wash their hands before and after lunch. Please encourage them to utilize the sink in an effort to keep students well!

Veterans Day Parade
I am so proud of the turnout that we had for our Veterans Day Parade! I am also proud of the many people that spent time preparing for such a special occasion! The event would not have been possible without their help. This includes the social studies dept, fine arts dept, front office, student helpers, cheerleaders, PTA, Watchdogs, and many more that helped make this day special. The students and teachers also played…

Week of 11/11-11/17/19

Hello Panthers!
I hope you are all doing well. I know changes in the weather often lead to illness. Make sure and up your intake of vitamin C, zinc, or elderberry to keep functioning. There will be a crazy drop in temperature if the weather people are correct. Remember those coats for Tuesday and Wednesday morning!

Kudos from last week
We had an amazing week last week! I want to highlight a few groups. Our band and choir students competed and regionals and were very successful. Our theater troupe competed in the Renaissance Fair and did great! We also had our amazing cheerleaders and dance students perform at our reward rallies on Friday and they did a phenomenal job! We have the largest dance program in the district and they showed our abundance of talent during the district’s Intersections performance two weeks ago! Finally, we had our Rubik’s Cube team compete on Thursday evening and did a fantastic job of competing earning second place honors. How fast to solve a 2x2 cube? Try under …

Week of 11/4-11/8/19

Hello Panthers!
I hope you were able to make use of the extra hour of sleep! Last week was so busy, I know that I used every minute of it. I can’t believe that the end of the second six weeks has passed and we are on to the final six weeks of the first semester. Time is really flying! This is a great opportunity for students to reset and finish the semester strong! It is a nice six weeks because we have the built in Thanksgiving Break at the end of the month. Everyone should be setting personal and academic goals for the six weeks. There are some great sessions coming up that are offered by the district. Check these out on the "Parent and Family Seminars" Tab.

Successful Events!
This past week we had several celebrations! We had a number of students do well at Regionals for both band and choir! We were able to make it through PSAT for 8th graders with no issues! We had a successful 6th grade movie night on Friday and a successful beautification day on Saturday!

Veterans Day Pa…

Week of 10/28 - 11/1/19

Hello Panthers!
I hope you had a fabulous weekend! We are moving into the last week of the six weeks. That is hard to fathom. This week is a great opportunity for students to make sure they are on top of their grades BEFORE Friday. There is always a lull in the year and this is about that time, so we need to keep pushing to make it to the breaks! Before I forget, I want to thank everyone who braved the tsunami on Thursday night at either the choir or band concert, or if you were lucky like me, get wet at both of them! Don't forget to change your clock on Saturday night!

Trunk or Treat Success!
Trunk or Treat was moved inside the building and I was hesitant as to how it would turn out. I was unsure if we would have the space needed, temperature, etc. It turned out to be awesome! I am so thankful for our community vendors and parents that sponsored trunks. Also, a big thanks to the students and teachers who had booths as well, especially that Alice in Wonderland booth! A special than…

Week of 10/21-10/25/19

Hello Panthers!
What an amazing turnaround for my week, starting with a last second field goal! It was an excellent reminder that when all looks bleak, there is still a chance for something positive to happen! Not sure what the weather is going to do this week, but we should see some cooler temperatures and possibly more rain. As the weather starts changing, this is just a friendly reminder to put a name in your jacket so if it is lost we can get it back to the owner. There are many events over the next two weeks, so make sure you click on the tabs in Blogger such as “Upcoming Events” and “Parent and Family Seminars.”

6th grade dance a success!
A huge thank you to all the volunteers, PTA, WatchDogs, and the WEB leaders for making the 6th grade dance a success! I also want to thank parents for their patience in the pick-up line. We were able to have over 300 students picked up in less than 25 minutes. That is pretty impressive!

Choir and Orchestra students advance to Regionals
The past …

Week of 10/14-10/18/19

Hello Panthers!
I am so confused writing this newsletter for a Wednesday instead of a Monday! For everyone that wanted rain, please make a donation to my carwash fund! It never fails. If I wash my car, it is guaranteed to rain within 24 hours. I am so thankful for the rain, not so much the mold allergies that came along with it. This will be a short week, but fulfilling nonetheless. We have our first dance of the year on Friday. I will be sending out maps in a separate email. We also have a spirit night with Marco’s Pizza today. Sounds great! It has been a wonderful week so far, and I hope to keep that positive momentum going through the next three days!

6th Grade Dance - Friday, 10/18 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The 6th grade dance will be this Friday! Tickets will be on sale during lunch or at the door. This year’s theme is a Spooktacular event. Students are allowed to wear their Halloween costumes and prizes will be awarded for the best costumes. Props that look like weapons will not be al…

Week of 10/7-10/11/19

Hello Panthers!
I hope you had a marvelous weekend! I am hoping that the weatherman didn’t lie when he said temperatures would be cooler this week. We could use a cooler week than it has been. I think that the kids and adults alike are ready for a break from the heat. It will put us all in a better mood. It would also help my mood if the Cowboys would quit playing so lousy! Anyway, here is a quick shout-out for a great book fair and also a great choir concert last week, along with the news for this week.

Update on Donation Drive Numbers
Congratulations Panthers! You answered the call! We are currently at $12,818.75 and still counting! Thank you to everyone who has donated towards our annual donation drive. 100% of all donations will go directly to Ridgeview Middle School to provide programs, events and supplies. To celebrate reaching our goal, students will be treated to an outdoor picnic style lunch with music on Friday, 10/11. Winning advisory classes, rankings, and prizes are still…