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!

March 26, 2019

Dear students, parents and guardians:

 Our sixth grade students visited WCYB TV this past week and were introduced to practical applications on their study on weather. The personnel at the TV station and restaurant were impressed with the good behavior of our students on the trip.

 Below are some of our upcoming plans. As always, the plans mentioned below are subject to change due to weather.

 The 8th grade SOL writing tests beings this week. The main whole group testing begins today, March 26th, and continues tomorrow and Thursday, March 27th and 28th. Students are encouraged to get a good night’s sleep before their tests.

 The 7th grade south pod is planning on taking their third nine week reward trip this Friday, March 29th, to Pikeville, Kentucky.

 The end of the third nine week period is Tuesday, April 2nd. Report cards are scheduled to go home
Tuesday, April 9th.

 Behavioral Health is providing an Anti-bullying program on Wednesday, April 3rd.

 A Reality Store for the 8th grade students is scheduled on Tuesday, April 9th.

 Club meetings are scheduled for Friday, April 12th.

 The third annual eighth grade Health Expo is scheduled for Wednesday, April 17th at Ridgeview Middle School. Students who have expressed an interest in the health field will have an opportunity to attend.

 Schools will be closed from Friday, April 19th through Monday, April 22nd for the Easter holidays. Schools will reopen on Tuesday, April 23rd.

 “I Can Day” is scheduled for Friday, April 26th. In case of inclement weather, the make-up date is Monday, April 29th.

 This is middle school baseball and softball season, so several games have been scheduled. Weather permitting, the following home games are scheduled as follows: Monday, April 11th, a softball game with Central and a baseball game with Union; Friday, April 12th, softball game with Richlands; Thursday, April 18th, baseball game with Honaker; and Tuesday, April 30th, softball game with Grundy.

 The present last scheduled day of school is Tuesday, June 4th.

 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