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2/6-2/10: Weekly Events at RHS

M 2/6 Homeroom

3:15PM – Extended School Day, RM 214

6:00PM – Parent University for 2017-18 Course Selection, Media Center

T 2/7

3:15PM – Adult Education (Night School) Begins

7:00PM – District Tournament – Boys BB vs. FHS

W 2/8 Homeroom White Club Day

Homeroom (9:24AM): Senior Class Meeting – Gym (Graduation Information & Activities)

3:10PM – ATS – After School Detention, Rm 106

3:15PM – Extended School Day, RM 214

4:00PM – Boys Weightlifting @ HHS

5:00PM – Girls Soccer Banquet, MTC

TH 2/9 Club Picture Day

7:45AM – SAC Meeting, room 206

9:00AM – FBLA Field Trip, St. Leo

3:00PM – Track @ GHS

3:15PM – Adult Education (Night School) 

F 2/10 Homeroom & Progress Reports

Lunches: Q3 Progress Report Lunch Treat

6:00PM – Cross Country Banquet, Room 106

S 2/11

8:00AM – Wrestling Conference Meet @ FHS


Attention Seniors: Pasco Education Foundation Scholarship Deadline 1/31

Pasco Education Foundation scholarships are intended for students who are graduating seniors from a Pasco County Public School, who will be attending post-secondary education at a college, university or technical school.  Applications must be completed by the student, including accompanying essays.  Verification of information is subject to review. To view a list of available scholarships please click here. Following the closing date for applications, the review and awarding process will begin and will take six to seven weeks to complete. Once the application review has been completed, ONLY students that have been selected to receive a scholarship will be notified via email and US mail. We appreciate your patience and wish you all the best on your future endeavors.

If you need further assistance, please see Mr. Kelly in RM 105 or email at

12/5-12/9: Hour of Code is coming to RHS!

The Hour of Code is coming to RHS this week!

Students will be able to participate in activities in the media center that are based in computer coding and science. They will be able to create video games, 3D Print, code robots, etc.  Please see the introductory video and schedule below. Learning Design Coach, Mrs. Finn will be facilitating each of the activities, if you have any questions, please see her. We also offer Computer Science, Digital Design, and Robotics programing classes, so sign up next semester for 2017-18 school year.

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October 2016: Senior Scholarship Newsletter


Please see the updated October 2016 Scholarship Newsletter for Class of 2017. Contact Mr. Kelly, College and Career Liaison for more information in RM 105 or

2016-17 School Supply List

school-supply-listsThe 2016-17 School Supply Lists are posted at these links:

9th Grade Supply List

Upperclassmen Supply List

These lists are a sampling of supplies that may be needed. Teachers will provide additional needs during the first week of school. Don’t forget we will be giving away free supplies and backpacks at the Back to School Bash on August 6 (while supplies last) from 8AM-11AM. Also, all freshmen will receive a free survival pack at the Ram U Freshmen Orientation on August 4.

iLearn Device Information:

**All 9th and 10th graders will be issued a school-issued laptop or iPad to support their learning. Students who pay the insurance fee ($40 for iPad and $80 for laptop) will be able to take the device home each day. Those who do not have the school insurance will check it in and out of the media center daily.

Students in the Class of 2018 or 2017 who wish to have a 1:1 iPad or laptop who purchase the insurance may also take home a school-issued device for the year.

The expectation is that students will bring their devices daily to class.

Students may also Bring Their Own Technology (laptop, tablet, iPad, etc.) and register it in the media center with Mrs. Jones and Mrs. Finn.

** All students will need ear buds.

Congratulations RHS AP Scholars!

UnknownWe would like to congratulate the following students who earned a 5 on their Advanced Placement Exams this past year. This is a huge academic accomplishment that we want to recognize and are proud of our AP Scholars.

Steffany Contreras (Spanish Language)

Payton Fisher (Psychology)

Jessica Grant (AP Studio Art)

Noah Growney (Calculus)

Logan Littell (Psychology)

Paula Pitocco (Psychology)

Corrine Romano (Psychology)

RHS Summer Opportunities

For more information on summer opportunities, please contact Mr. Hermansen, Assistant Principal at

 Credit Recovery Options

RHS students who failed a semester grade have four opportunities over summer to recover credit as well an enrichment program to help students prepare and pass the Algebra 1 EOC. 

SS_Logo_En 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 20 to July 6, 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.

Ridgewood Only – Extended – Extended School Year – This is a 10 day, half day program that will offer online credit recovery courses through APEX with certified teachers available to assist students. It takes place on the Ridgewood High School campus from July 7 – July 21, excluding Fridays. This option is for students in the Class of 2016, 2017, 2018 cohorts. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. 

 II. Adult Education Summer School – A traditional summer school program will be offered through Marchman Technical College at Ridgewood High School.  Students will register on a first come, first served basis.

This summer session is scheduled from July 12 – 27 excluding Fridays from 8:00AM-11:30AM and 12:00PM-3:30PM. Students may only repeat a maximum of 2 courses per academic year through Adult Education. Transportation is NOT provided however breakfast and lunch are 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 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 15, 2016.

Requests for ANY Credit Recovery Option will need to be finalized ASAP for sufficient time to process the request.  Please see your school counselor or Mr. Hermansen for more information.

Summer Enrichment Options



Contact Mrs. Leary for information on this program.

All students who have not passed the Algebra FSA or would like enrichment in mathematics should sign up for the Algebra 1 FSA Boot Camp. We will be focusing on PERT preparation as well. We will be offering half day intensive learning sessions on 7/11-7/13 from 7:30AM-11AM and 7:30AM-3PM on 7/14.  The PERT test will be administered from 11:30AM-3PM on 7/14. The Algebra 1 FSA Retake will be administered on 7/19&7/20 and 7/21 and 7/22 at Ridgewood. Breakfast, lunch, and transportation will be provided.

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Technology will be issued for the Class of 2020 during the Ram University Orientation on August 4, 2016.  The Class of 2019, 2018, 2017 will be able to sign up for times to pick up the student technology and receive training, please access the following: or  LINK. Choose from the group of dates and times on July 25-28 to visit Ridgewood High School and receive the technology, accessories and training for the upcoming school year. You should bring your $40 insurance payment for iPads or $80 insurance payment for laptops and the RHS Acceptable Use Policy signed. Payment can be made through School Pays or during the orientation/training days in July/August. Students may not take home the device until paid in full.

Please contact Ms. Hlista @  or Ms. Finn @ for more information.

boot-camp-poster21ADVANCED PLACEMENT BOOT CAMP  8/2  8:30AM-3PM  in the RHS Gym

Please enroll by June 8.

All students taking Advanced Placement courses next year should enlist in our AP Summer Boot Camp – applications due to Mrs. Leary by June 8.  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).

{9F857507-CD17-48DC-BCC6-82E5559CDCE7}_Freashman ORAM UNIVERSITY – 9th Grade Orientation 8/4  8:30AM-3PM in the RHS Gym  Highly Recommended!

The annual RAM U Summer Orientation will be held on August 4, 2016 from 8:30AM-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 4th 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. 


  • Breakfast
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • I’m in High School. . . Now What?
  • Starting Out on the Right Hoof – Academic Success
  • 9th Grade School Picture & ID Badges
  • Luncheon
  • Technology & High School Success
  • Number Crunching: What a 0 Does to Your GPA
  • Getting Involved: Building a High School Resume
  • High School Athletics & Clubs – Get Involved!
  • 9th Grade Registration – Get Your Schedule, Pay Fees, Locker, Find Your Classes, Meet Your Teachers!