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Ridgewood
Local School District

301 South Oak Street
West Lafayette, OH 43845
Telephone: 740-545-6354
Fax: 740-545-6336
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602 Johnson Street
West Lafayette, OH 43845
740-545-6345: Phone
740-545-5311: Fax

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Ridgewood Teen Institute Program

The Ridgewood Teen Institute Program is a local program offering community service and participating in outreach programs. Michelle Stoffer has been the Teen Institute Program Director for over 10 years and considers the program important for both the community and the Juniors and Seniors who participate. She currently has 15 students engaged in the program. The Adopt-a-Pre-School Class is the first project the group has started this school year. This project lasts the entire school year and at least once a month the group will visit Mrs. Marquis’s pre-school class and help them work on various craft projects, or they may just spend time talking and playing with the kids in the pre-school class. Either way, fun is had by everyone! The group also organizes an Easter Egg Hunt in the spring for the pre-school class.  Coming soon will be the next project Teen Institute will take on – making about 25 fleece tie care blankets and at least 50 gift bags for patients at the Gabrail Cancer Center in Canton. They will then take the items up to the center around Christmas. During their visit, they sing Christmas carols and distribute the gifts. Michelle also likes to organize a couple projects throughout the year depending on community need. These have yet to be established. When asked about the program, Michelle states “It’s a good thing and we have great students!” which says it all!
 
School Board Member John Riebesell Elected to OSBA All-Ohio School Board

A longtime Coshocton County school board member has been honored with the Ohio School Boards Association's (OSBA) most esteemed award. John Riebesell, a Ridgewood Local Schools board member, was recognized as a 2021 All-Ohio School Board member on Nov. 7 during the OSBA Capital Conference and Trade Show. OSBA Chief Executive Officer Rick Lewis introduced All-Ohio School Board members during the First General Session of the 66th annual conference, Nov. 7-9 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.
 
Nationwide Children's Hospital and Ridgewood Collaborate on the SIGNS OF SUICIDE Program
**** ATTENTION PARENT'S AND CAREGIVERS ****

Ridgewood Middle and High school will be collaborating to bring the Signs of Suicide program to your school.. If you have any interest in this program, join us for a virtual Zoom presentation of education and discussion about such topics as: Differences between normal teenage ups and downs and mental health concerns, warning signs of depression and suicide, risk factors that affect teens and steps to take if you are concerned about your child's emotional needs.
The Zoom presentation will take place on Monday, September 20, 2021 from 5:30-6:30 pm. For additional information view Signs of Suicide.pdf.

Meeting ID: 958 0702 9471, Passcode: 009673, One tap mobile +16699009128

 
Congratulations to Our Own Varsity Volleyball Coach - Brenda McCoy!

Mrs. McCoy, 5th grade math teacher and varsity volleyball coach for Ridgewood, achieved her 100th win when our Ridgewood Lady General volleyball team faced off against the Newcomerstown Lady Trojans on Thursday night. This is Mrs. McCoy's 7th year teaching at Ridgewood. She has coached volleyball here for 18 years, with the last 6 years (since 2015 until now) as the head volleyball coach. When asked about her success, she attributes a big part of it to Mr. Dan Smith, who she played for, and now coaches with, at Ridgewood. "Dan has been a great mentor to me... I learned from the best" she said. She also said she was "Blessed to work with the outstanding youth of Ridgewood, talented young ladies and a great coaching staff". She as well wanted to thank the Booster Club, Mr. Masloski and Mr. Smoulder for their continued support and the surprise celebration with the team after Thursday's game.
 
Our 7th & 8th Grade Boys Basketball Players at Eastern Ohio Basketball Camp
Trey Stoffer, a 2020 graduate of Ridgewood and current employee of the Eastern Ohio Basketball Camp, is working with our 7th & 8th grade boys basketball players.
 
Our Varsity Girls Basketball Players Attended Eastern Ohio Basketball Camp
A hard day of practice and skills building is over .... time to replenish those carbs with Pizza! You Go Girls!
 
Ridgewood's Clothing Closet
Families who have students attending the Ridgewood School District are able to visit the Ridgewood Clothing Closet, and can choose available clothing items for their children. These items have been donated to the school.

The clothing items we currently have are for school aged children from 4t to adult sizes. The clothing items include sweat pants, sweat shirts, shirts, blue jeans, dresses, shorts and coats. These items are new or gently used.
 
If you need any of these clothing items for your children please contact Missy Grimmett, Elementary School Social Worker at 740-545-5312 ext: 2121, Leslie Dulgar, Middle School Counselor at 740-545-6335 ext: 3993, Stacy Ionno, High School Counselor at 740-545-7635 or any of the building Secretaries to set up an appointment and visit the clothing closet. 
 
Congratulations Jesse Maple!
 
Jesse Maple, a Sophomore Wrestler at Ridgewood High School, is the Sectional Champion at 126 lbs. He also placed 4th at the District Tournament which earns him a berth at the State Tournament. Congratulations Jesse and Good Luck! 
 
Congratulations Lexi Zimmer!
Senior Lexi Zimmer scored an 83 at the District golf tournament which qualified her for the OHSAA state tournament in Columbus, Ohio.  Lexi has numerous Ridgewood Lady Golf records in her career but none greater than qualifying for the state tournament.  She will be playing the Ohio State University Gray Course on Friday and Saturday, October 16 and 17.  We are very proud of Lexi and wish her luck at state. 
 
Information of 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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