John R. Whitner, Principal
Contact me at 276-835-1601 or

Welcome to Ridgeview Middle School
 Home of the Wolfpack!

September 20, 2017

Dear students, parents and guardians:

As many of you may know, we are in the middle of our homecoming week festivities. Today is “Tie Dye Tuesday,” and all the shirts seem to be blurring together! Tomorrow is “Color War Wednesday” (6th grade wear black, 7th grade wear grey and 8th grade wear blue), followed by “Tacky Thursday” and then “RMS School Spirit” on Friday. This year, we are separating our activities and pep rally from the high school so that our students can have their own unique experience as well as more personal involvement. Congratulations to our three RMS homecoming princess winners, Hailey Rose (6th grade), Cadence Covell (7th grade), and Lee McCowan (8th grade), who will be recognized at 6:45, right before this Friday’s football game with Lee.

Below are a few of the upcoming events:

The 7th grade students are going to a Career Expo in Abingdon on Wednesday, September 27th. This brand new event will give our students an opportunity to find out about possible future careers that they may want to consider.

Picture remakes with Photogenius are scheduled for Friday, September 29th.  

The next home game for the middle school football team is Monday, September 25th against Gate City, followed by the last home game with Union on Monday, October 9th. Home middle school volleyball games are presently scheduled with Grundy on Tuesday, October 17th, and with Central on Thursday, October 19th. Reminder: supervision is not provided for student spectators after school, so all students have to ride the bus home or be picked up by a parent.

Deposits for yearbooks begin Tuesday, October 3rd, with order forms going home Monday, October 2nd. Sales will continue through Friday, October 13th. Full price is $30 and deposits are $20. Students can stop by the office in the morning to make payments. As we did last year, no additional yearbooks will be purchased, so those interested in getting one need to make payments by Friday, October 13th.

Our third annual Energy Expo is scheduled for Thursday, October 5th at Ridgeview Middle School for all of our sixth grade students. Guest speakers will be coming in the days prior to this event to meet with those student and help increase their understanding about geology, coal, natural gas, renewable energy and energy efficiency.

The end of the first nine weeks is Monday, October 9th. An Open House is scheduled for Monday, October 16th, from 5:00 to 7:00. Report cards will be available that night.

Our next club meeting date is scheduled for Friday, October 13th.

Thanks go out to everyone who participated in last year’s Food City School Bucks Program. We are asking everyone to help us again by either going online to and log in to your account to link Ridgeview Middle School with your value card, or present your Value Card at the register and ask the cashier to link your card to Ridgeview Middle School bar code 40975.

With sincere thanks, John R. Whitner