John R. Whitner, Principal
Contact me at 276-835-1601 or jwhitner@dcps.k12.va.us


Welcome to Ridgeview Middle School

 Home of the Wolfpack!

January 10, 2019

Dear students, parents and guardians:

 Below are some of our upcoming plans. January is often a month where several days are missed; even though there are not many scheduled events this month, the plans mentioned below are subject to change due to weather.

 Club meetings are scheduled for tomorrow, January 11th.

 The RMS Robotics Team Fuzion has a competition at Southwest Virginia Community College this Saturday, January 12th.  We are looking forward to see what they will accomplish at this competition.

 The first semester is scheduled to end Tuesday, January 15th. School will dismiss early at 12:15 that day. McGruff, the Crime Dog is scheduled to visit with the students that morning.

 The second semester begins Wednesday, January 16th. Students will have a different encore schedule, which they will receive in homeroom. Report cards are presently scheduled to go home Tuesday, January 22nd.

 The seventh grade have a reward trip scheduled for Friday, January 18th.

 Thursday, January 24th, is Moebius Syndrome Awareness Day at Ridgeview Middle School. Moebius Syndrome is an extremely rare congenital neurological disorder which is characterized by facial paralysis and the inability to move the eyes from side to side. Most people with Moebius syndrome are born with complete facial paralysis and can’t close their eyes or show facial expression. We are asking everyone to show support that day by wearing purple.

 A school climate/school safety survey is scheduled for our students in February. A letter giving more information about this survey is on the back part of this paper. Anyone that does not want their child to participate need to contact the school office by Tuesday, January 15th.

 The Junior Beta Club plans on sponsoring the Ronald McDonald “Hearts for the House” program in February. More information will be sent when we get closer to that time.

 The Food City School Bucks program is still under way and we would like to ask for your support. When at the register ask the cashier to register your Food City ValuCard with Ridgeview Middle School (BARCODE #40975). You can also go to my.foodcity.com to register with Ridgeview Middle School. Once that is done all you have to do is Shop, Scan & Save.

 We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to the students and everyone who participated in the School Store campaign. With your help more than $750.00 in Caring for Classrooms Gift Cards were donated. We are hoping to extend our sales campaign in the spring, so please look for new information. Your participation is important to our success.

 A practice lockdown drill is scheduled for this month, so we will be preparing our students for that surprise drill.

 With sincere thanks,

John R. Whitner, Principal

 

 


July 13, 2018


Dear students, parents and guardians:


I hope that everyone is having a great summer and enjoying their vacation. I just have a few items I want to share in preparation for this upcoming school year.


Report cards from this past year can still be picked up at the middle school office between the hours of 9:00 and 2:00.


The first day of school is Tuesday, August 7th. School now starts at 8:00 and ends at 3:00. 


Parents of the incoming sixth grade students are reminded that their children have to have their Tdap shots and those shot records turned in to the guidance office before they can attend school this fall.


Supply lists for the 2018—2019 school year can be found under the “For Parents/Students” tab on the Ridgeview Middle School website. After clicking on that tab, scroll down to the bottom and click on the tab “Supply List 2018-19,” where you will find supply lists for each grade level. We have asked the grade level teachers to condense their lists so that the items will be the same regardless of which group of teachers a student will have. Walmart is also supposed to have a copy of the supply lists in their store in Wise.


Open Houses are scheduled during the first week in August so that parents and students can receive their schedules with their locker assignments and meet with their teachers.


On Wednesday, August 1st, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., the 6th grade Open House will be held at Ridgeview Middle School. The Open House will begin with an opening program in the auditorium at 5:00. Lilly Thacker, the school nurse, plans on being here to meet with parents.


On Thursday, August 2nd, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., the 7th and 8th grade Open House will be held at Ridgeview Middle School. The Open House will also begin with an opening program in the auditorium at 5:00.




I am looking forward to seeing you at the upcoming Open House.


With sincere thanks,


John R. Whitner