Mr. Whitner


John Whitner

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               APRIL 2024   

April 30 2024

Dear students, parents and guardians:

April has been a very active month. The seventh and eighth grade students got to attend the first CTE Showcase at the high school, where they visited the different career and vocational classrooms to see what classes they can take at the high school. 

The sixth grade students attended the Groundwater Festival, and participated in the activities that support their classroom studies.

Below are a few of the upcoming events in May:

The RHS/RMS concert choir will perform on Thursday, May 2 nd , at 7:00 in the auditorium.

The parents/guardians who signed a chrome book agreement form will need to return their chrome books, cases and chargers by Friday, May 10 th . The chrome books are to go to the homeroom teachers. We ask that the student name be placed in the pocket of the case. These are not the chrome books that the students won with the attendance incentive.

SOL testing begins this month. The main part of our SOL testing begins next week. Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students will have their math SOL tests Tuesday, May 7 th . On Wednesday, May 8 th , all three grade levels are scheduled to take their reading SOL tests. The seventh grade students will have their civics SOL test and the eighth grade students will have their science SOL tests on Thursday, May 9 th . Eighth grade World Geography students will have that test on Friday, May 10 th . Expedited retakes are scheduled for the following Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, May 14 th , 15 th , 16 th and 17 th . Students are encouraged to get a good night’s sleep before their tests and show up on time in the morning for their tests.

A PTO meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 16 th , at 4:00. A “PTO Bash” for all of the students is scheduled on Thursday, May 23 rd .

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

An eighth grade graduation program is scheduled for Tuesday night, May 28 th , at 6:00 in the RHS gym. Students will need to be there by 5:30 for line-up. Parents are encouraged to get here early, because Ridgeview Elementary School also has their kindergarten graduation that night.

Award programs are scheduled for Wednesday, May 29 th , in the auditorium. Sixth grade awards will begin at 8:30 and seventh grade awards will begin at 9:30.

The last day of school is Wednesday, May 29 th . Ridgeview Middle School will dismiss at 12:30.

We are offering four weeks and two days of additional instruction in math and reading, beginning on Monday, June 3 rd and continuing through Tuesday, July 2 nd for our middle school students. The focus of the Summer Academy will be on the math and reading skills that students need for the next school year. Bus transportation, as well as breakfast and lunch, will be provided. Please call our office if you are interested in your child attending.

Several reward activities are scheduled toward the end of this month. The classroom teachers will share that information with their students.

Thank you.

John R. Whitner