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!

May 6, 2019

Dear students, parents and guardians:

  As was mentioned in last week’s Dickenson Star, Ridgeview Middle School has won the Virginia Breakfast Challenge in its category for the state of Virginia, This past Friday, we had 407 students participating with breakfast, which is our highest amount of students out of our 471. Last year, our school only had a high of 180 students participating. We are excited about everyone who is participating in our breakfast and lunch programs, which help support the free meal program for all of our students.

 Below are some of our upcoming plans.

 The main part of our SOL testing begins tomorrow. Students are encouraged to get a good night’s sleep before their tests and show up on time in the morning for their tests. Most of the seventh and eighth grade students will have their math SOL tests tomorrow, May 7th. On Wednesday, May 8th, the sixth grade students will have their math SOL test and the eighth grade students will have their reading SOL test. The sixth and seventh grade students will have their reading SOL tests on Thursday, May 9th. On Friday, May 10th, the seventh grade Pre-Algebra students will have their test. The following Tuesday, May 14th, the seventh grade students will have their civics SOL test and the eighth grade students will have their science SOL test. The eighth grade World Geography students will have their SOL test on Wednesday, May 15th. Make-up tests and expedited retake tests will continue through Friday, May 24th.

 The eighth grade RMS Beta Club has their annual Beta trip to Barter Theatre scheduled for Thursday, May 23rd.

 Schools are closed on Monday, May 27th, for the Memorial Day holiday.

 The eighth grade students have their reward picnic scheduled for Thursday, May 30th.

 On Thursday, May 30th, the seventh grade students will have a speaker from UVA-Wise who will be providing a presentation on chorus frogs.

 Club meetings are scheduled for Friday, May 31st. Since we won the Breakfast Challenge and hope to have good results on our SOL tests, we are tentatively planning a reward ice cream party that afternoon after lunch.

 The sixth and seventh grade awards day programs are scheduled for Monday, June 3rd. The sixth grade program is scheduled at 8:30 in the auditorium, followed by the 7th grade program at 9:30.

 The eighth grade graduation program is scheduled for Monday night, June 3rd, at 6:00 in the RHS gym. Students are reminded to be there at 5:30 for line-up.

 The last day of school is Tuesday, June 4th. School dismisses at 12:00 that day.

 Thanks go out to everyone who have helped this school year be so successful!

 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