Local School District

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


Middle School
517 South Oak Street
West Lafayette, OH 43845
740-545-6335: Phone
740-545-5300: Fax
Middle School News

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.

Middle School IVC Track Results

The Ridgewood Middle School Girls' Team was Runner-Up in the IVC Track meet on May 8, 2017.

IVC Championships honors were earned by Paige Slusser in the 100HH and the High Jump, Maddy Colvin in the 200H and Kassidy Alexander in the Long Jump. Runner-Up finishes were Maddy Colvin in the High Jump, Lexi Zimmer in the Pole Vault, Kierra Barthalow in the Discus, along with the 4x100M Relay of Alayna Shroyer, Shelby Harding, Slusser, and Colvin.

The Boys placed 3rd as a team in the IVC meet. IVC Championship honors were awarded to Tristan Salmon in the 800M and 1600M. Runner-Up honors to Bryce Prater in the Discus and the 4x200M Relay of Riley Burger, Brett Untied, Xavier Lamneck, and Tristan Salmon.
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Student Essay Contest Winners

Rose Seich and Kya Masloski, students of Wendy Croy, were announced as the winners of the Coshocton County Developmental Disabilities essay contest!  Congratulations Rose and Kya!  Click 'more' for a photo. 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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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 +

Seventh Grader Julia Grimmett Wins Montgomery Piano Competition

On Sunday, April 2, performing before a live capacity audience at the Triple Locks Theater in Roscoe Village, Julia Grimmett, daughter of Leslie and David Grimmett won the Edward E. Montgomery Jr. Piano Competition Junior Division award, a $250 cash prize for her selection of Sonatina, Op.55, #1 in C Major by composer Friedrich Kuhlau. Julia is a seventh grader at Ridgewood Middle School. She has studied piano for 10 years under the direction of Melanie Winn and Joseph Palmer. More +

Julia Grimmett Selected as Finalist in Piano Competition

7th Grader Julia Grimmett has been selected as a finalist in the junior division of the 29th Annual Edward E. Montgomery, Jr Piano Competition.  Students will compete at 7:00 PM on Sunday, April 2 at the Triple Locks Theatre. Each finalist will perform for a panel of five judges. Adjudicators include Tom Havelka, Alan English, Jane Crow, Dr. Harsha Abeyaratne from Muskingum University, and Dr. Gerald K. Lee from West Liberty State College. There is no admission charge and the public is invited to the competition final. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Please visit the Coshocton Beacon here to view more information! More +

Jordan Lower Selected to be a Semifinalist in Ohio Geography Bee

7th grader Jordan Lower has been notified by the National Geographic Society that he is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2017 Ohio National Geographic State Bee. The contest will be held on Friday, March 31, 2017. Click 'more' for additional information. Congratulations, Jordan! More +

4th Grade Career Day

On Feb. 28th, the 4th Grade students participated in a Career Day with the Coshocton County Career Center. We had Ambassadors from CCCC that presented their programs and had some hands on activities for RMS students. The programs represented were:
Auto Tech, Construction Tech, Cosmetology, Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Early Childhood Education, Electronics, Health Tech, Metal Fab, Natural Resources.
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Students Attend Honor Choir Festival

11 RMS students spent the day with world-famous composer Rollo Dilworth at the Columbus Children's Choir Choral Festival! We're so proud of these singers! Click 'more' to view some photos from the event! More +

Students Create Quilt for Raffle

Mrs. Bond's students have created a unique, hand-made sports t-shirt quilt! The quilt will be raffled on March 24 at 8:00 AM!  This quilt features thirteen different Ridgewood shirts.  Raffle tickets can be purchased during school events, from Mrs. Bond's math students, and during lunch at RMS.  Please call the RMS office for more details.  Tickets are only $1 each or $5 for 6 tickets.  All proceeds support the RMS Life Skills Class.  Click here to view a copy of the raffle handout!  You can also click 'more' to view more photos of the quilt! More +

Middle School Spaghetti Dinner

RMS will be hosting a Spaghetti Dinner for students and parents on March 8! Please click here to view the schedule.  We hope to see you there! 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 +

Youth Wrestlers to Advance to District Meet

Congratulations to the Ridgewood youth wrestlers who advanced to the District meet which will take place on Sunday, February 12th at Glen Oak High School. Those advancing are; Collin Hill, Talon Carns, Mason Colvin, Jesse Maple, Bladen Troendly, Dalton Robertson, and Blaine Hostetler.
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8th Grade Basketball Teams Play In Semi-Finals

The 8th grade boys basketball team will be playing in the semi finals of their tournament on Thursday, February 9th at 5pm at Hiland HS/MS. They boys will be taking on Malvern.  The 8th grade girls basketball team will be playing in the semi finals of their tournament on Thursday, February 9th at 6pm at Garaway HS/MS. The girls will be taking on Garaway.
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Students Chosen for Columbus Children's Choir Festival

11 Ridgewood Middle School singers will be traveling to Columbus on February 25th to participate in the Columbus Children's Choir Choral Festival. Kelley Masloski, Claire Mayse, Kya Masloski, Haylee Kinsey, Allison Edie, Logan Fechuch, Dakota Kealiher, Zander Brenneman, Zoey Alan, Emily Fechuch, and Katelyn Scott will have the opportunity to learn and perform with singers from across the state under the direction of Rollo Dilworth, a master pedagogue, conductor, and composer. Click 'more' for a photo! More +

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! 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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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 or sign up during Chess Club. The last day to sign up is December 10 th More +

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. More +

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! More +

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. More +

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.
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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. More +

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