Local School District

301 South Oak Street
West Lafayette, OH 43845
Telephone: 740-545-6354
Fax: 740-545-6336


Our District News

8th Grade & New Student Orientation

8th grade and new student orientation will be held on Thursday, August 17 at 6:00 pm in the high school auditorium.  Both parents and students are urged to attend.

Ridgewood Elementary Open House!

Ridgewood Elementary School will hold an Open House on August 21st . Kindergarten and First Grade will attend from 4:00 pm until 5:00 pm. Second and Third Grade from 5:00 pm until 6:00 pm. Hope to see you there!

Ridgewood Middle School Open House and New Year Kick-Off!

From 5:30 pm until 6:30 pm tour the middle school, meet staff, drop off supplies in your locker and visit with friends! Then at 6:30 participate in a Selfie Scavenger Hunt, get your face painted, play active games in the gym and learn about ALICE and community support. Hope to see you there! Click Here for Flyer.

The Ridgewood Local Schools Athletic Dept. Welcomes You!

The Ridgewood Local Schools Athletic Department welcomes you to another school year and fall sports season. We would like to thank the community for all of its support of our student athletes. We look forward to a successful fall sports season where our student athletes will be able to showcase their abilities outside of the classroom. Your continued support is much appreciated!
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Federal Fund Supplements

The Ridgewood Local School District is planning a meeting to review the 2017-2018 school year federal allocation and to receive input regarding the use of those dollars in the following areas:  Title I, IIA and IDEA-Part B.  These federal funds supplement the state and local dollars that provide funding for the district's comprehensive educational services.  The meeting will be held on Friday, June 30, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. in the district's administration building located at 301 S Oak Street.

Title I funds are used to provide reading/math instructional intervention, materials and supplies, turtoring services, parental involvement activities and professional development for staff.

Title II-A funds, can assist to reduce class size and provide professional development activities to improve teacher quality.

IDEA-Part B funds are used for special education and related services for children with disabilities by supporting needs as identified through the child's Individualized Education Plan (IEP).

If you have any questions regarding Title I and II-A programs, contact Mr. Mike Masloski the district's Superintendent at 740-545-6354; [email protected] or questions regarding IDEA-Part B program, contact Mrs. Peggy Ball the district's Special Education Director at 740-545-6354; [email protected] or mail questions to Ridgewood Local School District, 301 S Oak Street, West Lafayette, Ohio 43845

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Track Athletes Compete at OHSSA Regional

Several track athletes have qualified for the OHSSA Regional Competition in Athens on Thursday.  From Saturday's Division II Finals at Meadowbrook, the top four finishers in each event will advance to Regionals.   Students include: Alexis Prater, Grace Gottwalt, Taylor Haarmon, Abby Kellish, Raquel Foster, Michael Kelley, Blake Craigo, Javon Merrill, and Jhett Slusser.  Field event preliminaries and finals start at 5 PM and running preliminaries start at 6 PM on Thursday in Athens.  The top eight runners in each event will adavance to Saturday's final.  Click 'more' for a full list of students and events.  Congratulations, track athletes! More +

Terry Guilliams Honored as Coshocton County Employee of the Year

From the Award Ceremony: "It has been said that “Teaching is the one profession that creates all other professions.” Our first recipient has been an educator for 37 years and is currently teaching the children of his former students. Terry Guilliams, or “Mr. G” as he is affectionately referred, is a Social Studies Teacher for the Ridgewood Local Schools. Mr. G employs instructional strategies that engage students and enables them to drive and evaluate their own success. He utilizes a system called “Project Empowerment” to accomplish this goal. Students choose what portion of the unit they want to learn about each day, their homework assignments, and when to take their tests and quizzes. He genuinely cares about his students and their learning. Mr. G’s love of history is evident in his support of the National Geography Bee. He plans and proctors the Ridgewood Middle School Geography Bee. He has had three students that have advanced to the State competition, including this year’s school winner." Click here to read the entire speech. Congratulations, Mr. Guilliams! More +

ALICE Buckets

We would like for every classroom in our school buildings to have a basic supply of emergency evacuation tools.  These tool will be stored in each classroom and will benefit every student. Please click here to view how you can help! More +

RHS & Circle K Fueling Our Schools Project

We are so excited about the partnership between RHS & Circle K for the Fueling Our Schools project.  Fueling Our Schools is a win-win for all of us!  When you purchase gasoline at the local Circle K on  a Fill-Up Night, a portion of the profit from each gallon goes toward this program for a maximum of $1,000.   That money goes toward a program of Mr. Stoffer's choosing within the High School.  We have had one National Fill-Up Night in October.  We have a second fill-up night on February 14th for the Ridgewood-Coshocton game.  We will have another National Fill-Up night on March 7th and another date will be chosen before the end of the school year.  Click 'more' to see the presentation of a $1,000 check from Circle K to Ridgewood Schools! More +

There's an app for that!

That’s right, you can now keep up with all of the who, what, when and where for Ridgewood Local School District through the Ridgewood Local School District app by SchoolInfoApp available on most mobile devices!

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Performing Arts Students in New Music Video

Syntax Error, Ridgewood High School's contemporary a cappella choral ensemble, has released a new music video! You can view it by clicking here! More +

College Credit Plus

Our College Credit Plus meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 4th at 6 p.m. in the high school cafeteria for all students and a parent/guardian who are interested in taking college credit courses during the 2017-2018 school year. This meeting is MANDATORY for those wanting to participate, and valuable information will be distributed. Also, we highly recommend signing up for the February ACT administration if you are considering College Credit Plus. Fee waivers are available for qualifying juniors and seniors. More +


A Christmas Carol will be presented Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 7:00 pm in the Ridgewood High School auditorium.  Student and senior citizen admission is $3.00 and adult admission is $5.00.

The 2017 musical is The Sound of Music.  All district students are welcome to audition.  Audition dates will be posted after Christmas break.

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Dollars for Scholars

Seniors, please click here to view the application for Dollars for Scholars and click 'more' to view the attached document on how to apply for Dollars for Scholars scholarship money.  Applications are due by January 12th. More +

School Closing/Snow Day Procedures

Parents please review the attached for the most up to date information regarding our school closings and snow day procedures. More +

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