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

Welcome to Ridgeview Middle School

 Home of the Wolfpack!

  November 30, 2018


Dear students, parents and guardians:

Congratulations to Ashley Goodman, Ashley Price, LeaChelle Boggs, Cameron Deel and Ryder Bowen, the winners of the first annual 6th grade Energy Bowl. Due to the team win, their whole Science class was rewarded with a pizza party today.

 We want to thank Bristol Motor Speedway, who will be providing prize passes as attendance incentives. Other possible prizes and drawings are being planned for rewarding attendance.

 Below are a few of the upcoming events for Ridgeview Middle School:

Students will be taking their second CIP benchmark tests during these next few weeks.  This testing information helps in determining what areas the teachers need to focus on in helping our students succeed on the SOL tests.

 Also, some of the grade level quads will be having nine week reward trips or reward activities this month, so those teachers will be sending information home with the students.

 Club meetings are scheduled for Friday, December 7th.

 Another visit by the McGruff Crime Dog is presently scheduled for Monday, December 10th.

 Ridgeview Middle School will dismiss at 12:15 on Wednesday, December 19th.

 Schools will be closed Thursday, December 20th, through Friday, January 4th, for the Christmas Holiday. School is scheduled to resume on Monday, January 7th, for the second semester.

 Report cards are scheduled to be sent home in January.

 Policy reminder: “For any reason, a written note providing the dates of and reasons for the child’s absence is required from the parent/guardian [or a physician] within three days of the child’s return to school.”  The dates and reason for the child’s tardy or checkout are also needed.

 As we enter the winter season, everyone is reminded that schedules may have to change due to the weather conditions.

 With sincere thanks,

 John R. Whitner



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