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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

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Ridgewood Athletics Ticket Sales


Ridgewood Athletics will begin Reserve Seat sales on Monday August 2nd.  This will be for past seat holders only. The past seat sale will last until Wednesday August 11. On Thursday August 12 all remaining seats will be open to the publicGeneral Admission passes, with no seat attached, may be purchased at any time during the sale.

Ticket sales will be at: Central Office, 301 S. Oak StreetTimes of Sale: Monday – Thursday  8:00am to 3:00pm, Friday 8:00am to 1:00pm. We will have 2 evenings for ticket sales: Wednesday August 4 we will be in the office until 6:00pm and Wednesday August 11 we will be in the office until 6:00pm. TICKET COST: All Season Family Pass (with 2 FB seats & 2 BK seats) $200; ALL LEVEL FOOTBALL ONLY PASS (admits 1)  $50; All Access Student Pass (no seat attached) $20.

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.
RMS Athletes compete at the State Track Meet!
Congratulations to the following middle school athletes competing at the State Meet: Cody Croy placed 2nd in seated shot put and 3rd in seated 100, Logan Sesser  placed 4th in discus, Matt Humphrey placed 10th in high jump, Ava Kulbacki placed 17th in shot put.
Many "Firsts" for Ridgewood Chess Club by: Terry Guilliams

Noah Smoulder (on left) playing older brother Jadon (on right) in the first ever championship played by siblings.

For thirty-two years a champion’s name has been added to the Ridgewood Chess Club’s plaque for winning the Spring Open Chess Tournament. This year, one thing is certain….. the name Smoulder will be placed upon the champion’s plaque for 2021 .  For the first time, two brothers played each other in the Spring Open’s Championship match. The only drama that was left to be played out was whose first name would go on the plaque.  


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. 
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. 
A message from Bryan Raach, Middle School Principal
I would like to offer a big welcome back to the students and staff at Ridgewood Middle School.  I am excited to be back home and part of the Ridgewood family.  I cannot wait to see the awesome things that we will accomplish this year.  My number one goal for the year is to continue building a school culture that is welcoming, safe, and inclusive for everyone.  We are going to be teaching our students and staff about The R Factor this year.  Simply put it will provide them the tools necessary to understand situations and the importance of controlling their response to events in their lives.    

I believe that is important to be transparent and let our parents and community know the amazing things that are happening at Ridgewood Middle School.  We have created two social media accounts to accomplish that goal.  You can follow Ridgewood Middle School on Facebook and on Twitter @RMSGenerls.  

I value open communication and input from our students and their families.  I will be reaching out to all of our student’s families in the next couple of weeks to introduce myself and remind everyone we are here to help and support your family.
Please plan to join us at open house on August 19th from 2:30-4.  This will be a great time to see your teachers from previous years, meet your teachers for this year, and meet your new Principal.  

I am looking forward to an amazing year working with everyone and as always, Go Generals!
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