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301 South Oak Street
West Lafayette, OH 43845
Telephone: 740-545-6354
Fax: 740-545-6336
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High School Teen Institute Members
RHS FFA Member Showing a Horse
High School football entering stadium
High School Girls Soccer team playing soccer on football field
High School students visiting Ohio Theater for a performance.
Group of Teen Institute students visiting  elementary students
High School students filling blessing bags for community distribution.
High School choir singing Christmas carols in front of large window and Christmas tree to school board
FFA student at Coshocton County fair holding the Grand Champion duck.
Teen Institute members getting ready to go to hospital to sing and distribute gifts.
Students playing chess
Two boys playing chess.
Student at podium at Coshocton County Youth Leadership Graduation Class of 2023.
Student at podium at Coshocton County Youth Leadership Graduation Class of 2023.
Student at podium at Coshocton County Youth Leadership Graduation Class of 2023.
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602 Johnson Street
West Lafayette, OH 43845
740-545-6345: Phone
740-545-5311: Fax

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Chris Cabot Received the CORAS Outstanding Teacher Award
Chris Cabot received the CORAS Outstanding High School Teacher Award.
Ridgewood Board Member selected for Ohio High School Athletic Committee (OHSAA)
Ridgewood Board President Frank Mathews has been appointed to sit on the OHSAA Board Member Liaison Committee. The Committee is composed of  a member from each of Ohio's 5 Ohio School Board regions. Mathews will represent the South East Ohio Region.  
The ultimate goal of the Board Liaison Committee is to create a two-way dialogue between local school boards and the OHSAA Commissioner. Mathews term is for (2) two years and the Committee may meet up to 4 times a year with the OHSAA Administration. 

Board President Mathews also currently serves on the Ohio School Boards Audit Committee.
Calamity Days (Snow Days) 2023-24

Calamity Days (Snow Days)

Our decision to close school due to weather is based solely on the safety of our students and staff. We utilize data from multiple sources such as weather reports, local and state road conditions as well as contact with area school superintendents when closing school.  

We will use a variety of communication avenues when delaying or closing. We will post closings and delays on our school district app as well as our website www.ridgewood.k12.oh.us.  We will also utilize our call system. School closings and/ or delays will be notified if possible the prior evening or by 5:30 a.m. It is important to update any changes to your phone with our Central Office at 545-6354. In addition, closing and delays will be reported to the following radio stations WTNS, WTUZ, WJER and television stations WHIZ, NBC4, 10WBNS and ABC6/Fox.

Students will have calamity day for Snow Days 1-8. We will utilize Online Learning Plans (Blizzard bags with Zoom meetings) on snow day 9, 10 and 11.  Online Learning Plans information/assignments will be sent home with your child or may be found on the district website. Teachers will be available via email and Zoom meeting on Online Learning Plan days during normal school hours. More information will be available on our website.

Students will have calamity day for Snow Days 12-15. We will begin to make up calamity days on Snow Day 16, 17, and 18.  Snow Day 16 will be student in person day on March 28. Snow Day 17 will be in student  in person day on May 23. Snow Day 18 will be a student in person day on May 24. 

WLE Homecoming Queen Partners with Ridgewood Elementary for Community Service Project
Maddie Larrison, the 2023 West Lafayette Homecoming Queen and a 10th grade student at Ridgewood High School, partnered with Ridgewood Elementary school to complete her November community service project! Maddie asked the PK-3 students at Ridgewood Elementary to color pictures, make cards, or write letters to honor Veterans.  Maddie will take these letters to the Veterans breakfast in Coshocton on Saturday!
Thank you to Mr. Carpenter, all of the PK-3 teachers, and all of the amazing students at Ridgewood Elementary for helping Maddie complete her project!
Space Camp 2023

Ridgewood Students in Grades 6-8 attended Space Camp in Alabama the week of Oct. 9th thru Oct. 13th.
Meet Ridgewood FFA Student Riley Berger, American Star in Agricultural Placement Finalist

Meet Riley Berger, representing Ridgewood FFA as one of Ohio’s Star Finalists. Star Finalists are the best of the best among thousands of American FFA Degree recipients around the country. These students have met rigorous requirements, including completing several SEAs (supervised agricultural experiences), demonstrating excellent management skills, fulfilling education and leadership criteria, and earning the American FFA degree.

Change for Reduced Price Meals in the National School Lunch Program
Ohio Budget Authorizes Reduced Price Meal Reimbursement: The State of Ohio FY24-FY25 biennial budget includes funding to cover the cost of providing no-cost breakfast and no-cost lunch to students qualifying for reduced-price meals. Starting in school year 2023-2024, participants in the National School Breakfast or Lunch Program will provide a breakfast and lunch at no cost to each student eligible for a reduced-price breakfast or lunch. You must fill out a Free & Reduced Meal Application for 2023-24 to qualify. The application is available Online Here or a paper application is available in each school office.  Online Instructions Here. Breakfast for all students will remain free for the 2023-24 school year. 2023-24 Lunch Prices: K - 3 $2.75, Grades 4-12 $3.00, Adult $4.15 (without milk), Reduced Lunch No Charge, Milk $.50, K-12 Breakfast No Charge, Adult Breakfast $2.70 (without milk) , Reduced Breakfast No Charge. If you need assistance please call Michelle Stoffer at 740-545-5301 or email Michelle at [email protected].

Ridgewood FFA enjoyed another successful year. The leadership of our 2 FFA Teachers, Sue Davis and Logan Pyers, is where the magic begins. Clocking many hours of schoolwork, hands-on training and countless competitions, they have created a robust and fruitful FFA program. Some of the awards received this year include - 7 students who earned the American FFA Degree: Jadyn Art, Mason Mizer, Jianna Jonard, Malachi Cahill, Ariana Vanfossen, Bailey Maple and Elizabeth Sampsel. Less than 1% of members on the National Level receive this degree. 5 students earned the State FFA Degree: Hayden Kilchenman, Brooklyn Maleski, Hunter Maple, Logan Slaughter and Johnathan Woodward. 5 of our FFA officers are Gold Rated Officers at State Level: Elana Alloway and Jessica Thompson – Reporter, Kiley Hahn and Izabel Mourer – Treasurer and Kyra Weaver – Secretary. For a complete list of accomplishments view Ridgewood FFA Yearly Review.
34th Annual MVESC Student & Teacher Recognition Ceremony
The 34th Annual MVESC Student and Teacher Recognition Ceremony took place on March 8 at Secrest Auditorium in Zanesville, Ohio. Ridgewood High School was presented with six awards at the ceremony.
Chad Lahna - CORAS Teacher of the Year!

Our own Chad Lahna, 7th Grade math teacher, received the CORAS Teacher of the Year Award. 

The Ridgewood High School Chess Club completed their Winter Tournament on Thursday February 16, 2023.The winners are (from left to right) Champion Jadon Smoulder, 2nd Place Dakota Kealiher, and 3rd Place Ashton Hill. Congratulations!                                                                                                                                                 
OhioTT Continues Expansion of Highspeed Wireless Broadband Internet Access into District Areas
OhioTT is now providing highspeed wireless broadband to the West Lafayette/Fresno area. Plans range in price from $29 a month up to 25Mbps, $49 a month up to 50Mbps and $79 a month up to 100Mbps. However, OhioTT is offering 50% off in eligible service areas on any plan initiated by December 31, 2022. This 50% off pricing, $14.50 a month up to 25Mbps, $24.50 a month up to 50Mbps and $39.50 a month up to 100Mbps will run through 2023. OhioTT is urging all Coshocton County residents to check address availability and join the waitlist HERE. Each time an address is entered in the waitlist, a red dot appears near that address on an internal OhioTT map. This map is used for installation scheduling. A cluster of red dots will trigger an urgent need for service so spread the word to your neighbors. For additional information call OhioTT at (833)464-4688. There is also a $30.00 Federal Credit available through the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) for eligible households. Click HERE to see if you qualify.
SEL programs help youth and adults learn and apply knowledge, skills and attitudes to enrich their personal and academic lives. Studies have shown that social-emotional programs increase academic performance, attendance, behavior and post-secondary success. Satchel Pulse is an easy-to-use survey with 25 simple questions. Students use the survey to rate their self-awareness, self management, social awareness, relationship, and responsible decision making skills. This helps us learn how to best support students’ ongoing development. For more information on Social-Emotional Learning visit the ODE Website. For a concise description of skills taught in SEL programs visit the National University Website. For information from Sachel Pulse and Teachercentric visit the Satchel Pulse Website. If you have any questions please contact you student's school counselor.
Stadium Block R Foundation Wall Extended
Bice Masonary did a beautiful job extending the Stadium Block R Wall adding 'RIDGEWOOD' to the already standing 'GENERALS' wall. A big THANK YOU to Bill and the late Carolyn Gorscak as well as the Block R Foundation and Bice Masonary for making it happen!
Information on Vaping from the Center for Disease Control
In an effort to keep our Parents, Guardians and Students informed on vaping, we would like to share this CDC website: Know the Risks: A Guide to E-cigarettes. The website contains a PowerPoint presentaion and a PDF of information.  Click Here to view the website.

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