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West Lafayette, OH 43845
Telephone: 740-545-6354
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Library Summer Food Service Program

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Posted Friday, May 24, 2024

MVESC Student and Teacher Recognition

Ridgewood Local School District


Mike Masloski

Office of the Superintendent                                                                                                         Telephone:  (740) 545-6354

301 South Oak Street                                                                                                                      Fax:             (740) 545-6336

West Lafayette, Ohio  43845


March 11, 2024

Press Release


Ridgewood Local Schools Celebrate Outstanding Achievements at 35th Annual MVESC Student and Teacher Recognition Ceremony


Ridgewood Local Schools proudly celebrated the outstanding achievements of its students and staff at the 35th Annual MVESC Student and Teacher Recognition Ceremony held on March 6, 2024, at the Secrest Auditorium in Zanesville, Ohio.. The event highlighted exceptional individuals who have demonstrated exemplary dedication, talent, and leadership within the school community.


Among the distinguished honorees, Karrie Sells, a senior at Ridgewood High School, was recognized as the Outstanding Senior. Karrie, daughter of Kim Sells, exemplifies excellence both in academics and extracurricular activities. Her involvement in volleyball, cheerleading, track, and various clubs showcases her commitment to school spirit and community engagement. Karrie's accolades include The Cardinal Lift Grant, The Provost’s Scholarship, and a Housing Grant. She expressed gratitude by selecting her third-grade teacher, Kelly Beal, as the MVESV Outstanding Teacher, acknowledging Mrs. Beal's profound influence on her life and aspirations. Karrie intends to pursue Exercise Science at Otterbein University, inspired by her passion for health and wellness.


Brook Conklin, another senior from Ridgewood High School, was honored as the Coshocton County Career Center Outstanding Senior. Brook's dedication to serving others through student leadership roles and community involvement reflects her compassionate spirit. She aspires to pursue a degree in social work, with a minor in Children’s Ministry, to continue making a positive impact beyond graduation.


The ceremony also commemorated the recipients of the Susan Writing Scholar Award, established to honor the memory of Susan Elizabeth Mahoney, a talented writer beloved by many. Isabella Moore and Madison Wilkin from Ridgewood High School were recognized for their exceptional writing talents, each receiving a $1000 scholarship.


Rebecca Wells, an English Language Arts teacher at Ridgewood High School, was honored with the Exemplary Educator Award for her unwavering dedication to student success. Superintendent Mike Masloski praised Rebecca's commitment to nurturing a supportive learning environment that fosters academic excellence and resilience among her students.


The evening concluded with the presentation of the Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Awards, recognizing Emma J. Dobbins from Coshocton County Career Center and Madison Wilkin from Ridgewood Local Schools. Emma's exemplary academic achievements and community involvement demonstrate her commitment to excellence, while Madison's passion for mathematics and forensic chemistry underscores her dedication to justice and advocacy. 


The Ridgewood Local Schools community extends heartfelt congratulations to all the honorees for their remarkable accomplishments and contributions to academic excellence and community service.





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Posted Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Chris Cabot Received the CORAS Outstanding Teacher Award

Chris Cabot received the CORAS Outstanding High School Teacher Award.

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Posted Wednesday, February 21, 2024

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.

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Posted Thursday, February 15, 2024

West Lafayette Mayor Jessie Tubbs Reads to Ridgewood Preschoolers

Another awesome day at Ridgewood and another awesome day in West Lafayette! Mayor Jessie Tubbs came to read to Mrs. Larrison’s preschool classes today! She also chatted with the students about being mayor of the village and the importance of cheering on and supporting others! Jessie also donated a book to Mrs. Larrison’s classroom.    

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Posted Tuesday, February 6, 2024

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