Weekly  Update

Good afternoon, Rocket families!

This is Erika Bower, Superintendent of Ridgedale Local Schools, where our mission is to empower students to reach their full potential while focusing on learning, safety, partnerships with our community, and fiscal responsibility. As part of our safety cornerstone, we would like to take another minute to remind students to ensure they are being kind to others, including using kind words. Taking a moment to speak kindly to another person can certainly have long-lasting effects. 

Here are some important reminders about events this week and beyond:

Don’t forget that there is no school tomorrow, Monday, February 20, as we celebrate Presidents’ Day. 

FFA week is this week! There are some fun spirit activities for the week to celebrate!

As we are preparing our school calendars for the next two school years, we are planning to add one more professional day for our staff. This will result in one less instructional day for students; however, we will still be well over the required hours from the state. Because there is one less instructional day, we are required to have an open meeting with the public; therefore, the meeting will take place on Wednesday, February 22 at 6pm in the board office.

Youth baseball and softball sign ups will take place on Tuesday, February 21 from 5-7pm and Saturday, February 25 from 10am-12pm in the elementary cafeteria.

There is a Beacon of Hope Community Clothing Closet that will be open on Saturday, February 25 from 12-2pm at the old Elgin School Cafeteria at 1239 Keener Rd. S. All are welcome!

There will be a meeting on Wednesday, March 1 at 6pm in the HS library for all Junior class members and their parents to discuss planning for prom

Plan to attend the musical production of Grease with performances on March 3-5!

Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Monday, March 6 from 11am-7pm, so there will be no school for students on that day.

Preschool registration is still available for the 2023-24 school year. Information and applications are available on the website.

Kindergarten registration will be held through our Expo! This will be on April 4, from 4-7pm. Please call the elementary school to RSVP!

Be sure to check our website or download the app to keep up to date with all news, athletics, and events!

Thank you for all you do for our students, our staff, and our community! Make it a great week, and Go, Rockets!