Showing posts from November, 2016

Week of 11/28/16-12/2/16

Hello Panthers! I hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving! It was a much needed break for myself. It was also an opportunity to try new things. For instance, I am proud to say that I made my first smoked turkey. I also made a fried turkey in an oil-less fryer. I had my doubts. How can you fry something without oil? I wouldn’t call it so much fried, but it definitely cooked the bird. I tried it a few weeks ago on a trial run and it did not turn out well. I am proud to say that this one turned out much better. But enough about turkeys, it is time to get serious! This week we are back to the grind and believe me, it will be a grind for three long weeks before the next break. I need your help in motivating your students to do their absolute best with buckling down on assignments and studying. Looking over the data from the past two six weeks, it is clear that missing assignments are a huge red flag. While it is true that daily work is not a significant portion of the grade (10%) it is signifi…

Week of 11/14/16 - 11/18/16

Hello Panthers! I hope you had a great weekend! I have noticed that when my favorite college football teams when over the weekend that I have a much better weekend. Sounds petty as to how something that I have absolutely no direct influence over can affect my mood. That is probably a character flaw on my end, but just being real. It has me wondering what other things that I have no control over play a role in my happiness.
Congrats are in order! Ridgeview Fine Arts has been racking up the honors lately! I told you last week that we had success, but left out a few. In choir, we had 14 students make the Regional Choir, this is almost double our previous best. At the Renaissance Festival, we had a duet acting couple place 3rd. At One Act Play, we had 6 students receive honors including 2 All-Star cast and 1 Best Supporting Actress. Our band might have taken the cake this weekend placing 29 students in the Regional Band! This almost tripled the number from last year. We also had our 8th grad…

Week of 11/7/16 - 11/11/16

Hello Panthers! I hope you were able to stay dry over the weekend! I just loved that it started to pour exactly three minutes before we released from the 7th grade dance Friday night! It all went well. I want to thank the parents who were patient with the dismissal as we shuttled students to their car from under the cover. This week starts the third six weeks in the semester! Can you believe how fast the year is going? Neither can I. This past week was BUSY! This week will be a little calmer as we all catch our breath, but Friday is a big day for Ridgeview as we celebrate Veteran’s Day. More information is below.
Veteran’s Day Parade - Nov 11th - 7:45 am - 8:30 am Friday morning, November 11th,  will be our annual Veteran’s Day Parade. The festivities will begin at 7:45 in the morning with a breakfast for our veterans in the Lecture Hall. We will transition to the library for some entertainment and photo opportunities before beginning the parade. We are still seeking veterans in the comm…