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Local School District

301 South Oak Street
West Lafayette, OH 43845
Telephone: 740-545-6354
Fax: 740-545-6336
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Middle School
517 South Oak Street
West Lafayette, OH 43845
740-545-6335: Phone
740-545-5300: Fax

Middle School News

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Archived News
Monday, February 19, First Makeup Day for Students
Monday, February 19,  will be the first makeup day for students. By now students should have all three blizzard bags
completed and the work turned in.  
Ridgewood Local and Muskingum University - 2017 Ohio Deans Compact Incentive Grant Awardee
RMS Teacher recognized as a 2018 Outstanding Teacher!
Ridgewood Local Schools Commemorative Ornaments

Ridgewood Middle School is selling Warthers commemorative holiday ornaments for $8.00 each.  Funds collected from the sale will be used to support student incentives, activities, and awards.  Please submit your payment at the time of order.  Checks can be made out to Ridgewood Local Schools.  Thank you for your support!  Click here to see a sample of the ornaments for sale.

75 Veterans Honored
On November 11, Ridgewood Middle School honored 75 veterans with a complimentary breakfast and assembly.  Click here for a list of the Verterans honored.  The middle school choir led by Jennifer Shanks and the Isleta United Methodist Church Kristal Bell Choir led by Darla Glasure performed patriotic music.   
Ridgewood High School National Honor Society
 We are here to help! 
Blizzard Bags and Calamity Days
A letter from Superintendent Mike Masloski on Blizzard Bags and Calamity Days.  
Athletics Links
The following resources were developed to implement Lindsay’s Law. For parents/guardians and student- athletes in grades 7-12 in Ohio schools.  Click 'more' to access the links for these resources or visit our Athletics page.
RMS 6th Graders Are Going to College
The 6th grade students at Ridgewood Middle School will be visiting COTC and OSU-Newark on Oct. 25, 2017. This campus visit is part of an on-going career-readiness initiative that our school district continues to support. The students and staff will be able to tour the campus and hear from admissions counselors as well as current students about both colleges. We partnered with Brian Crilow, Coshocton County C.A.R.E.S, and Toni Trowbridge, COTC for this event. We appreciate this opportunity for our 6th grade students! 
7th Grade Volleyball Team Has An Amazing Season
The 2017 seventh grade volleyball team had an amazing season. The girls had some growing pains along the way, learning to work as a team, learning how to communicate on the floor, and how to handle pressure when it was their turn to serve. They pulled it all together at the right time and ended the season as IVC Southern Division Runner-ups. 

beyond the bell     K-5 Beyond the Bell Parent Fact Sheet       

2016-17 Ohio Special Education Annual Rating
Ridgewood Local School District received the highest rating possible on the annual Special Education Report Card. 
Ridgewood Middle School Fundraiser
The Ridgewood Middle School fundraiser will run from August 29 to September 12. Click Here for Flyer. 
Free and Reduced Lunch Information
 Your children may be eligible for free or reduced price meals. If you wish to apply for meal benefits you can now apply online. For those of you who want to continue filling out a paper application, one will be sent home with each student on the first day of school. 

Online application

Instruction Guide

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! 
5th Grade Art Stop Motion Animation Project
Students in Mrs. Hire's 5th Grade Art Class created stop motion animation projects integrating mathematics! Click here to check out one of their amazing creations! 
There's an app for that! image 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!

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. 
ALICE Safety Drills

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

Winter Chess Tournament
Sign up for Winter Chess Tournament! See Mr. Guilliams or sign up during Chess Club. The last day to sign up is December 10 th 
Warthers Ridgewood Christmas Ornaments For Sale at RMS
The beautiful wood ornaments are a unique and wonderful holiday gift!  The ornaments are $8 each and must be paid for in advance. Interested parties may call the RMS office (740) 545-6335 for more information.  Click 'more' to see a picture of the ornaments. 
RMS Patriot's Pen Essay Competition Winners
The Veterans of Foreign Wars locally conducted the Patriot’s Pen youth essay competition with the prompt “The America I Believe In.” This contest is conducted nationwide for students in grades 6, 7, and 8th. Essays were judged on how well students understood, developed, and presented the theme and how it was related to their own experiences. Locally, three Ridgewood Middle School students were recognized as winners: Bryce A. Gibson, Carah J. Mladek, and Karissa M. Gress. Ridgewood Middle School would like to congratulate each of our winners! 
RMS Drama Club to Perform Play
Throughout the fall, the Ridgewood Middle School Drama Club has been preparing for the 2016-17 Christmas production. The eighth year of the club kicks off with the performance of “The Second Best Christmas Pageant Ever!”, a series of comedic sketches written and directed by fifth grade teacher Alex Mullen on Wednesday, December 7th at 6:00 PM. 
RMS Presents Donation to Local Heroes
Ridgewood Middle School students participated in a coin war during their observance of Red Ribbon Week. Donations collected during the coin war were presented to the West Lafayette Police and Fire Departments, our local heroes.  Click 'more' to view photo.  Pictured are (L to R): Kelley Masloski, Alex Martin, Glenn Hill (WLFD Chief), Jacque McPherson (student council advisor), Stephen Klopfenstein (WLPD Chief), Aliyah Beitzel, and Ian McCurdy.
The students are 6th grade student council members.
RMS Hosts Veteran's Day Breakfast for Soldiers and Veterans
RMS would like to invite veteran family members of middle school students (parents, grandparents, brothers/sisters, aunts/uncles, etc) to join in a breakfast and assembly on November 11th.  Breakfast will be served from 7:15 AM - 8 AM.  Mr. Vane Scott will present "The Many Faces of Old Glory" following breakfast.  Click 'more' for a PDF copy of the letter sent home with students. 
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