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Week of 12/18 - 12/21/17

Hello Panthers! I hope you had a good weekend. The weather in Texas truly is crazy! How can it be so miserable on Saturday and so great on Sunday? Maybe our 8th graders know since they have been studying weather patterns :) Four days left to wrap up the semester. Just a reminder that we will be having midterms Monday - Wednesday. We will have a modified schedule on Thursday. We will have morning enrichment for the first two hours and then see each class period between 30-40 minutes. There will be no school for students on Friday! We return from the break on Tuesday, January 9th.

Great Shows! Thank you wonderful Fine Arts department for the concerts this week. They were amazing!

Thank you PTA!
I want to thank PTA for the wonderful Holiday Social that we had on Tuesday. We had over 200+ students stay after school to build gingerbread houses, decorate cookies, and sip on hot chocolate. We also had door prizes that were given out. It was a great event! I also want to thank everyone that made i…

Week of 12/11-12/15/17

Hello Panthers! What a wild finish to the week! I hope you were able to enjoy the snow! It only happens like that about once every 6-8 years. I am only sorry that it didn’t start a little sooner or last a little longer. The good news is that everyone was safe though and enjoyed a beautiful view! Unless you had someone like my son, who played a little too much in the snow without the proper clothing and ended up sick this weekend.
Upcoming Events If you haven’t had an opportunity to check out some of our Fine Arts groups in action, this is your week! We have a choir concert Monday, band Tuesday, and orchestra Wednesday. We are also in the middle of basketball season and have a great group of young men and women representing Ridgeview on the court. The boys play on Mondays and the girls on Thursday.
Holiday Social Event - 12/12 Each year, PTA sponsors a special Holiday Social Event. This year the event will take place after school on Tuesday, 12/12. The event will start around 3:50 and be o…

Week of 12/4-12/8/17

Hello Panthers! I hope you had a fabulous weekend! As for myself, I can’t complain. I was able to spend some time with family for my dad’s birthday. I have learned to celebrate each occasion with family and in typical guy fashion, a few grunts to the old man seem to go a long way :)

Growth Mindset Assembly Students were surprised with an assembly on Tuesday this past week. With the help of PTA, we were able to bring in Blake Brandes, a former America’s Got Talent contestant. He was able to share his message on having a positive mindset and what you are able to accomplish when you tell yourself that when you are not good at something, that is only the floor to what you will do in that area, not the ceiling. He also told the students that the word “yet” is powerful when making statements that in the past seemed negative, but now seem possible, such as “I am not good at Algebra - yet.” Blake also shared his talent for beatboxing and rapping. The students all received bookmarks on Thursday d…

Week of 11/27 - 12/1/17

Hello Panthers!
I hope you had a restful week with your student! I don’t know why, but it always seems like when I get to Saturday and Sunday after a break that I start getting that knot in my stomach, like I have so much to do before Monday. Needless to say, I didn’t think too much about school. I concentrated on getting things done around the house that had been neglected and spent time with family and friends. I figure work will be there. Americans are notorious for working ourselves to the grave instead of taking time to relax. I honestly think we would be much more productive with a shorter work week!

This week will be getting back into the swing of things. We only have four weeks left until we are out for the winter break and it is the end of the semester! I need for students to buckle down and make it productive. We will be having mid-terms Mon - Weds., December 18 - December 20.

Outside Student Deliveries We will no longer accept outside deliveries (Tiff’s Treats, restaurant ord…

Week of 11/13 - 11/17/17

Hello Panthers! Another six weeks is in the books! This year is unfortunately flying by rapidly. Maybe the kids have a different take on that. Just a reminder that next week we will not have school as we have a break during the week of Thanksgiving. I hope this gives you time to spend with family and friends and re-energize if you are needing it.

Veterans Day Parade a Success! Thank you to everyone that helped out with our Veterans Day celebration! We had an amazing turnout and I want to give special thanks to PTA and our Watchdogs for their help in making the morning go smooth and providing breakfast for the veterans! I would also like to thank the choir, orchestra and band for making the morning special. Finally, thanks to all our staff members who worked on this celebration for weeks preparing. As I told the veterans, we celebrate them on this day, but truly they (and their family) should be celebrated each and every day for the willingness to sacrifice for our freedoms!

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Week of 11/6 - 11/10/17

Hello Panthers! This was a tough week for me, including the weekend. We have had some tragedy impact our Ridgeview family with teachers and students being sick and hospitalized as well as the loss of loved ones, in particular three fathers. It is especially difficult as we get into the holiday season. In times like this, we are human, we hurt, we cry, and we hug, just like family. The news about the church shooting is also particularly disturbing as I read that the three most deadly shooting sprees have all taken place in the last year. I hope that there is more joy coming our way this week than sadness! It is times like this that you really have to look at your core for who you are, what you stand for,  what you believe in, and what action you are willing to take.

Fine Arts On a brighter note, I do know that I am inspired by our awesome fine arts students and teachers. Saturday we had three different groups hard at work. Theater was practicing for their upcoming play, art club was begi…