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Underclassmen Exams/Student Backpacks/EOY Announcements

759530_origUnderclassmen Exams

This week is designated as our Underclassmen Exam week, students will be turning in books and materials, and should not bring backpacks on campus.



Tuesday, May 28: Period 7

Wednesday, May 29: Periods 3, 6

Thursday, May 30: Periods 2, 5

Friday, May 31: Periods 1, 4

Monday, June 3 & Tuesday, June 4: Make Up Days


No-BackpacksStudent Backpacks

Students may not bring backpacks or anything similar to school beginning Tuesday, May 28 through the end of the year.  In addition, we take a zero-tolerance approach to contraband (confetti, shaving cream, etc.) during the final days of school.  Please continue to make good decisions so that we have a successful end to the school year.



Locker-CleanoutLocker Clean Out

Lockers need to be cleaned out prior to the last day of school.  Students should keep the lock secured on the locker when they are done using it for the year.  If the combination lock is missing, students will be charged a replacement fee.  After June 4, all items that remain in the locker will become the property of RHS.  We appreciate your assistance!

Senior Graduation Practice & Picnic

RamCrest NEWCongratulations to the Graduating Class of 2013!

Graduation will be on Friday, May 31 at 6:30PM in the RHS Gym.  Graduates should report to the cafeteria with their cap and gown in appropriate attire by 5:30PM. Please review the important information distributed at graduation practice.

2013_Senior end-of-year letter_May23





Mr. Kelly, Ms. Adair, Ms. Moon


Mr. Burger, Mr. Tezber, Ms. Ibrahim


Ms. LoConti


Graduation Practice


Alexis Short


Mrs. Murphy & Leah Travers




RHS Summer Opportunities for Student Enrichment

summercampsSUCCESS CAMPS: 7/22 – 8/1 8AM-3:30PM  Please enroll by Friday, May 24.


  • “ProPhone & the Environment” Success Camp: This camp is available to incoming 10th grade students. The focus areas include student investigations in experimental design and analysis, soil and water testing, topographical maps, biodiversity, population growth, data collection and mathematical analysis. This opportunity will provide for a fun and relaxing environment with a challenging curriculum that includes extensive teacher support. This curriculum will strengthen student’s mathematics and science skills while promoting a deep conceptual learning experience.  The lessons will incorporate real world problem solving activities, promote student growth in critical-thinking skills, while students have fun in a positive learning environment.
  • Ridgewood Success 10th grade Camp

For more information on summer opportunities, please contact Mrs. Stark, Assistant Principal.

boot-camp-poster21ADVANCED PLACEMENT BOOT CAMP  8/6  9AM-3PM  Please enroll by June 4.

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).

2013 AP Boot Camp Brochure_Registration

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

The annual RAM U Summer Orientation will be held on August 8, 2013 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 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. 


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



RHS Summer Credit Recovery Options

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 3, 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 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

May/June 2013 Newsletter Posted

newsletter6Please view the May/June 2013 newsletter at this May_June link.

District’s Budget Town Hall Meeting

image001Below is a flyer describing upcoming School Board member budget town hall meetings.

Town Hall Flyer 2013