Local School District

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


High School
602 Johnson Street
West Lafayette, OH 43845
740-545-6345: Phone
740-545-5311: Fax
High School News

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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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.

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 +

State FFA Awards

The FFA teams attended the State conference and were awarded a number of honors including state FFA degrees, state proficiencey awards, star state degrees, gold officer books, and American degrees.  Click 'more' for details of each award.  Congratulations, Ag Students! More +

Scholar Athletes Honored

Scholar athletes must maintain at least a 3.5 GPA and letter in at least one varsity sport.  Student atheletes this year include: Katherine Leitz, Kyle Bethel, Autumn Brown, Audrey Tingle, Jhett Slusser, Emily Kobel, Josey Lillibridge, Kevin Bethel, Caleb Bowman, Kasey Bethel, Nathaniel Thompson, Michael Kelley, Alexis Slusser. More +

FFA Hosts Fundraising Events for Agriculture Study Abroad Program

FFA will be hosting several fundraiser to support students attending the Agrigulture Study Abroad Program to Honduras.  Events include: Lunch Stand/Bake Sale at Tractor Supply on Saturday, May 13th from 9 AM to 1 PM, a bake Sale at Walmart on Saturday, May 20 from 9 AM - ?, and serving at Crowtown Pizza on Wednesday, May 24 5-8. More +

FFA Students Win Awards

The FFA Ag Mechanics Team received 4th place in the Ag Mechanics State Competition and 5th place in the Outdoor Power State Competition! Congratulations, FFA members!  Click 'more' for a photo of the team. More +

Performing Arts Students Create Professional Recording

Our 21-member select vocal ensemble recorded their first-ever a cappella single on Saturday, April 22nd.  Working with a professional recording engineer from the Vocal Company, the Chorale members each laid down a vocal track that will be digitally mixed and combined.  The recording is part of a larger artistic project that includes a professional music video that will be recorded in May.  Click 'more' for some photos of the recording session. More +

National Honors Society Students Volunteer at artPARK

Last Saturday morning, Riverview NHS and Ridgewood NHS members met at the new artPARK space in Coshocton to help with clean up and planting wildflowers. Click 'more' for more information and photos from the event! More +

Performing Arts to Present Jazz Dinner

The Jazz Band and local jazz combo, Hi-Fi Rendezvous will present a jazz dinner dance tomorrow, April 22nd at 6:30 PM. Tickets are available at the door and are $8 for students and $10 for adults. Ticket price includes a rigatoni supper and an evening of wonderful music! More +

FFA Elects Officers for 2017-2018 Year

Congratulations to the newest Ag officers!  Officers include President: Palmer Erb, Vice President: Waverly Reidenbach, Secretary: Emily Bookless, Treasurer: Carlos Mourer, Reporter: Madison Whitt, Sentinel: Hank Braniger, Student Advisor: Danielle Geer, Chaplain: Ray Shaw.  Click 'more' for a photo of the officers!  More information can be found at the FFA Chapter's Facebook Page. More +

Winter Sports Awards

Several students received awards and honors for basketball and wrestling.  Congratulations, Ridgewood Athletes!  Click 'more' for a full list of students and awards. 

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FFA Ag Week

The FFA Chapter had its annual Ag Week this week filled with fun events! Click 'more' to see some photos of the event or visit the FFA Chapter's Facebook page. More +

Ohio Healthy Youth Environments Survey

Our school district is working very hard to better understand youth health risk and protective behaviors in the community and across Ohio.
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Prom Information

Information is now available for the 2017 Prom!  Please click here to view a letter which details information for students and parents. More +

FFA Mechanics Team Wins Honors

The Ridgewood FFA Ag Mechanics team brought home 1st place in the district out of 7 teams. Palmer Erb was 1st overall individual, Hayden Davis was 2nd, and Seth Schwab was 5th! Congratulations, FFA Members! More +

Yearbook Sales End April 1st!

All yearbooks must be ordered by April 1st!  Go to www.smart-pay.com, call 1-800-853-1337, or send in the order form that you received in the mail to order a yearbook! More +

Ridgewood Wrestlers Shine at District Meet

6 Ridgewood wrestlers will be headed to the state tournament this week! Three have qualified, while the other three others are alternates. Colton Bethel was the champion of the district tournament in the 106lb weight class, Kasey Bethel was district runner-up, and Javon Merrill finished 4th. All three wrestlers will be taking part in the state wrestling tournament starting this Thursday at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus. Tyler Caudy, Nate Thompson, and James Kedigh each finished 5th place. They will go as alternates, as only the top 4 are automatic qualifiers. We are very proud of the wrestlers and the coaches on this outstanding accomplishment! More +

State Testing Dates

Ridgewood Local Schools will be conducting State of Ohio assessments in ELA, Math, Science and Social Studies beginning on March 30. Please click here for a calendar and more information regarding student testing dates. More +

Wrestlers Show Well at IVC Meet

Seven RIDGEWOOD Wrestlers claimed title victories at the IVC tournament Saturday at Garaway. Placing first in the IVC in their weight classes were wrestlers Colton Bethel winning by pin; Tyler Caudy by forfeit; Javon Merrill, Kasey Bethel, and Jason Stubbs each won by decision; Nathan Anderson and James Kedigh both won with pins. Also placing in finals were Kevin Bethel, second place; and Dakota Meek and Cody West both won third places. More +

Foreign Language Club Bowling

The Foreign Language Club will be going bowling Wednesday, February 22nd from 5:30-7:30 PM.  Please see Mrs. Lott for more information. More +

Student Blood Drive

The high school, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, will hold a student blood drive on February 28th from 8 AM - 1 PM.  Students should sign up in the office if they would like to donate. More +

Varsity Boys Basketball Tournament

The Varsity Boys Basketball Tournament will be at Coshocton High School on Thursday, March 2nd at 6:00 PM.  

Tickets for Girls Varsity Basketball Tournament Game

Pre-sale tickets for our girls varsity basketball game versus Bellaire on Saturday, February 25th at 1pm will go on sale starting Tuesday, February 7th from 8am - 3pm at the board office. Tickets will be on sale daily, M-F from 8am-3pm. Last day to get pre-sale tickets will be February 24th. Pre-sale tickets are $6 and tickets at the game are $7. We urge you to buy pre-sale tickets if you plan on attending the game. Ridgewood will receive $2 for every pre-sale ticket we sell, which will go back to our student athletes.
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Freshman Boys Basketball Team Begins Tournament Run

The Freshman boys basketball will start their tournament run as they take on East Canton on Thursday, February 9th at 5pm at the Hiland Reese Center. More +

College Credit Plus Meeting & Graduation Requirements Meeting

A College Credit Plus informational meeting will be held on Thursday, February 9th at 6:00 p.m. in the high school media center for all students and parents that could not make the meeting in January. This meeting is mandatory for students thinking about taking courses for college credit next year, either at Ridgewood High School, or on a college campus.
There will be a meeting to explain the new graduation points and graduation pathways on Thursday, February 9th at 5:30 p.m. in the high school media center. Mr. Masloski will go over state requirements and answer questions.
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FFA Strawberry Sale Fundraiser

The Ridgewood FFA is selling strawberries! The sale ends February 10th, and money should be turned in with the order.  The berries will arrive the week of February 27th. Interested buyers can contact any FFA member they know, or call the HS Ag Room. Prices are $25 for a flat, $15 for 1/2 Flat, and $10 for a 1/4 Flat.
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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 +

Drama Class to perform Charlotte's Web

Ridgewood Drama will present "Charlotte's Web", a classic tale of friendship between a friendly pig and a caring spider, on Thursday, February 9th at 7:00 PM.  The Drama Class will also present the show for the senior citizens of the community at the annual Ridgewood Senior Citizens' Luncheon on Februray 8th. More +

Congratulations, Wrestling Team!

Our wrestlers came in 1st place at Robin Drumm tournament at Heath. Colton Bethel was voted Most Valuable Wrestler of the tournament. More +

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 +

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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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 +

ALICE Safety Drills

To read about ALICE training procedures at Ridgewood click on the title.

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Winter Chess Tournament

Sign up for Winter Chess Tournament!  See Mr. Guilliams at RMS or sign up during Chess Club. The last day to sign up is December 10 th
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RHS Holds Can Drive

Go home and raid those cupboards! Next week will be the Ridgewood High School annual canned food drive. We will collect donations at breakfast each morning. The class who donates the most items, over 150, will receive an ice cream treat! More +

2017 Yearbooks Are Now on Sale!

You can visit the Balfour Yearbook SmartPay Order page to personalize and order your 2017 RHS Yearbook! More +

College Application Day for Seniors

Ridgewood High School hosted a 'College Application Day' for seniors on Wednesday, November 16th in the computer lab.  47 seniors took the time and assistance of high school faculty and college admissions officers to apply for college, finish their FAFSA's and apply for college scholarships.  More +

Yearbook Group Photos

Yearbook group photos will be taken on Thursday, November 17th, during 2nd-4th period. More +

Fall IVC Banquet Recognition

Monday, November 7th, our league will recognize student athletes for their accomplishments this fall sports season. 17 Ridgewood students will be recognized. Click 'more' to see a list of these outstanding athletes! More +

Upcoming Fall Sports Banquets

Within the next few weeks we will be recognizing our student athletes at their annual Fall Sports Banquets.  This is a great time to gather and recognize the accomplishments of our student athletes and their teams. Click 'more' for the dates, times, and locations of the banquets. More +

Choirs and Drama to Perform Fall Concert

Tomorrow night, Wednesday, November 2nd, the high school Concert Choir, Drama Class, and Syntax Error, our new contemporary a cappella ensemble, will perform a fall concert entitled 'Let the River Run'. The concert starts at 7:00 PM in the high school auditorium and admission is free. More +

Ridgewood Marching Band Earns Superior at State

The Marching Generals competed at the OMEA State Marching Band finals on Saturday, October 29th and earned a 'Superior' '1' rating. The Marching Generals have qualified for the competition at the State level for the past 27 consecutive years. Visit http://www.ridgewoodperformingarts.com/ for more news and events. More +

FFA Students Receive American FFA Degrees

Four Ridgewood FFA students received their American FFA Degrees at the convention in Indianapolis last week. More +

Ridgewood Digital Academy

Click here for information about the Ridgewood Digital Academy.  It includes contact information and how to enroll.  Click here for Questions and Answers about the Ridgewood Digital Academy.

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