Congratulations to over 125 seniors for testing college ready on the PERT, ACT, and SAT!
We are very proud of you!
Congratulations to over 125 seniors for testing college ready on the PERT, ACT, and SAT!
We are very proud of you!
1st Place: Darin Saflor & Marco Limen
2nd Place: Marco Funez
3rd Place: Destiny Wegner
Congratulations to the 13-14 Student & Class Council Officers!
President: Helynn Brown
VP: Marco Funez
Secretary: Michelle Gorski
Treasurer: Joey Macaluso
Class of 2014
President: Carly Ross
VP: Russell Davis
Secretary: Naomi White
Treasurer: Alexis Dewalt
Representatives: Kayla Getz, Cristian Saldivar, Brianna Shinn
Class of 2015:
President: Brian Swanson
VP: Justin Sta. Ana
Secretary: Leslie Price
Treasurer: Anthony Narducci
Representatives: Ashley Panariello, Diamond Wyche, Katie Robinson
Class of 2016:
President: Glass Wilson
VP: Dayana Diaz
Secretary: Paula Velasquez
Representative: Kara Wingard
For more information on summer opportunities, please contact Mrs. Stark, Assistant Principal.
All students taking Advanced Placement courses next year should enlist in our AP Summer Boot Camp – applications due to Mrs. Leary by June 4. Attending the boot camp will be in lieu of completing the RHS AP Summer Assignment.
We are excited to have your child in the Advanced Placement Program next year. College-level courses will prepare them for the next stage of life. Like you, we are committed to preparing your child for the future.
The goal of AP Boot Camp is for your child to discuss and develop the skills they will need for success in high school, in college, and beyond. This program is for students that have taken numerous AP courses, as well as those who are just starting out. The Boot Camp is not about learning academic content, but developing those attributes that will guarantee success while having fun and building relationships. In addition, this event will allow students to establish bonds with their peers that will promote solidarity in the classroom.
AP Boot Camp is NOT a military recruitment event or a highly physical endeavor. The boot camp theme is simply a fun way to get students excited about demonstrating their skills. The AP Boot Camp is free; however we are asking for a $5 donation to help off set the costs of running this workshop (snacks, pizza).
The annual RAM U Summer Orientation will be held on August 8, 2013 from 9AM-3PM on the Ridgewood High School campus. The Summer Orientation is a one-day program that is essential to starting each freshman student out on the right hoof. Representatives from vital areas of RHS will be in attendance to explain their departments, programs, and clubs. Student Orientation Leaders known as Mentors will be on hand to lead student groups through team building initiatives and important freshman activities. Administration and counselors will be in attendance to reinforce high school requirements and expectations.
All activities during the RAM U Summer Orientation are free to incoming freshmen, including breakfast and lunch! Only students who attend August 8th for the entire day will receive their class schedule before the first day of school. More information will be provided in the upcoming June/July newsletter and on the RHS website.
SUMMER ORIENTATION HIGHLIGHTS
We will be hosting our Senior Scholarship Night on Tuesday, May 21 at 6PM in the gym. On Wednesday, May 22 at 1PM, we will be hosting our Celebration of Excellence Academic & Athletic Awards Ceremony in the gym. Only students who have received invitations may attend. We invite parents and families to attend as well.
RHS students who failed a semester grade have three opportunities over summer to recover credit as well a new program to help students prepare and pass the Algebra 1 EOC.
I. Extended School Year (ESY) – This 10 day program will offer face-to-face and online credit recovery courses through APEX with certified teachers available to assist students. It takes place on the Ridgewood High School campus from June 18 to July 10th, excluding Fridays.
A morning session will be offered from 7:30 AM to 11:00 AM, and an afternoon session from 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM. Bus transportation to and from the morning session only will be provided for students who ride a school bus during the regular school year. Breakfast and lunch will also be served.
II. Adult Education Summer School - A traditional summer school program will be offered at Marchman Technical Education Center. Students will register on a first come, first served basis on July 9th from 8 AM until noon at Marchman Technical Education Center.
This summer session is scheduled from July 10 – 25 excluding Fridays. Students may only repeat a maximum of 2 courses per academic year through Adult Education. Transportation is NOT provided. The course offerings are based on sufficient enrollment and will be in the following subject areas: English, Math, Science, and Social Studies.
III. Pasco E School – Pasco E School has many high school courses being offered over summer, including elective courses. If you wish to sign up for a Pasco E School course you must first create a user account at www.flvs.net. When you request a course please make sure you select Pasco E School from the District Franchise drop down menu. Students are expected to complete the course by August 16, 2013.
Requests for ANY Credit Recovery Option will need to be finalized ASAP for sufficient time to process the request. Please see your guidance counselor, Mrs. Stark, or Ms. Jones for more information
Please view the May/June 2013 newsletter at this May_June link.
Seniors will receive the following form as well as other important documents that should be completed prior to Senior Checkout on Wednesday, May 22. All seniors will recieve this information in their English classes on Monday, May 20.
If the Senior Checkout sheet and all obligations to RHS are not completed, seniors risk not recieving their caps and gowns as well as graduation tickets.
MANDATORY GRADUATION PRACTICE
The final academic day for seniors is Wednesday, May 22. Graduation Practice will be held on Thursday, May 23 from 8:30AM-12PM & Friday, May 24 from 9:30AM-11:30AM. Please report to the gym on time and in dress code. Tickets will be distributed on the last day.
The Class of 2013 Senior Picnic will be immediately following Graduation Practice on Friday, May 24 until 1:30PM at the Stadium. In order to participate in the water activities, students must have a parent permission form signed. These forms will be included in the checkout packet. We are looking for parent volunteers to assist with the event, please contact Donna Leonard.
Following Friday, May 24, seniors who have to conduct school business must do so after student-contact hours.
Drop-in visitations are not permitted during the remainder of the school year. Seniors found loitering on campus, including the parking lot, run the risk of losing their privilege to participate in the graduation ceremony. Please help us ensure a safe learning environment for underclassmen by adhering to our expectations.
See the link here in the Tampa Bay Times.
DON’T MISS THIS IMPORTANT EVENT!
Class of 2017 students and parents join us from 6:30PM-8PM for our 9th grade transition parent night. We will begin in the cafeteria with a whole group session discussing strategies to assist both you and your student on how to make a successful transition to high school. We will also have break out sessions on AVID, Robotics, the iPad Project Program, Student Services, Summer Programs for incoming 9th graders (Success Camp) as well as the opportunity to get information on athletics and clubs.
Mark your calendars – Class of 2017 9th Grade Orientation is Thursday, August 8 from 9AM-3PM!
Congratulations to Art Teacher, Ms. Darlene Wells and Front Desk Secretary, Ms. Elicia Nystrom as the RHS May Teacher & SRP of the Month!
Calista Adams 9th
Donovin Widmann 10th
Victoria Smith 11th
Alyssa Worsham 12th
Amanda Kory 9th
Tayler Carlson 10th
Marissa Williams 11th
Clifford Mossman 12th
We held a RAM P.R.I.D.E. Celebration BBQ today to show our faculty & staff how much we appreciate their efforts and dedication!
Congratulations to Nicole Ferko who was named RHS Turnaround Student of the Year. She was recognized at luncheon at the Tampa Bay Golf & CC for her efforts.
Congratulations to the Class of 2013 Valedictorian Mary Kujak and Salutatorian Shamina Stagner, who were recognized in the Tampa Bay Times for their outstanding accomplishments.
RESULTS ARE IN!!
Battle of the Iron Chefs: Crescent Roll Throw Down….
The 3rd place team… only 2 POINTS away from claiming the title of Iron Chef Ridgewood… goes to Mrs. Kelly’s 1st Period class… Kitchen #5. Will Fulmer, Austin Dearsman, Micheal Morgan and Connor Green. They made Apple Stuffed Crescent Rolls drizzled with chocolate and powdered sugar.
The 2nd place team… only 1 POINT behind the winning team… goes to Mrs. Kelly’s 6th Period’s class… Kitchen #2… Aurora Anderson, Justin Atkins, Jillian Greatrex, and Victoria Campbell. They made Chicken and Cream Cheese Crescent Pinwheels served with a side of apple slices.
And now the IRON CHEF WINNERS…. The winners are….. from Mrs. Kelly’s 2nd Period class… working in Kitchen #1… Arianne Ruecker, Katie Bridger, Madison Lahn, and Mandy Kickliter! They prepared chocolate cinnamon cream cheese squares and served them with a side of chocolate drizzled banana and apple slices!
Congratulations to our 2013 BATTLE OF THE IRON CHEF’S WINNERS!
Pasco County Animal Services received clay art pieces from Ridgewood High School students on Friday, May 3, 2013. Art students from Ms. Darlene Wells’ classroom designed images of dogs, cats, bones and other animal related projects that they created for the animal shelter. PCAS is undergoing a renovation in Building C and the clay art pieces will look great in the newly painted building as well as on the walls of Building A, the main adoption center.
In the fall, the HOPE students selected Pasco County Animal Services as their community project. Coach Crissy Cooper’s Health and PE class decorated gift bags for adopters for the “Empty the Shelter” Event on December 22, 2013. These students also donated planters for the front of the adoption center. In addition they decorated collars and bowls for the dogs and cats at the shelter. The students also designed backdrops for photographs that decorated the shelter for the holidays.
Education Coordinator Assistant Lise Elkin-Meinke was presented the clay art projects on Friday. She was amazed at the talent and the number of pieces that the students made for the shelter. Five boxes were brought back to PCAS on Friday and there are more to come.
Pasco County Animal Services is very appreciative of all of the time and efforts that the Ridgewood High School Students put into the projects that they prepared for the shelter. Shelter staff and citizens will enjoy the art pieces and the decorated flower pots. The adopters were thrilled with the collars and bowls and the backdrops were much appreciated. Thank you Ridgewood High School students and teachers. Story by Judy Gregory, Education Coordinator PCAS
Do you want to represent your class? Build your leadership skills and influence decisions about school-wide activities? Apply to run for Student Council Executive Office or Class Council. Download the application at 13-14_RHS_SGB application and see the timeline below.
TIMELINE for Spring 2014 Elections:
Distribution of Applications: Friday, May 3, 2013 through Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Due date for completed application with parent signature: Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Return completed application to: Mrs. Byrd, room 102 (DO NOT PLACE IN MRS. BYRD’S MAILBOX)
Campaign: All names will appear on the ballot. If you are running unopposed, you will have to receive a majority of “yes” votes in order to assume office. See Mrs. Byrd, room 102, the week of May 6 for campaign information. There will be a mandatory informational meeting on Tuesday, May 7 in room 102 after school. Candidates may campaign from May 8-May 20, 2013.
Election Day: Monday, May 20, 2013. Campaign materials must be taken down before 3:00 on Monday, May 20. The elections will take place in the cafeteria during lunches.
Students should report to the GYM no later than 7:45AM for morning exams and 11:45AM for afternoon exams. Remember to bring your own pen and pencil for the exam. Students will have an SRA the day of the official Advanced Placement Exam.
Monday, May 6: AM: Environmental Science, PM: Psychology
Tuesday, May 7: AM: Spanish Language
Wednesday, May 8: AM: Calculus AB/BC
Thursday, May 9: AM: English Literature
Friday, May 10: AM: English Language, PM: Statistics; Studio Art submission due
Tuesday, May 14: AM: US Government
Wednesday, May 15: AM: US History
Thursday, May 16: AM: World History, PM: Microeconomics
Friday, May 17: AM: Human Geography
Come out an support the Ridgewood High School Drama Department as they present: It’s A Test Ridgewood!
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