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. We are continuing to monitor the drop off routines for the jr/sr high students. Please be sure to use the gym doors on the lower level to ensure the safety of our students. Thank you for your assistance with this change! Do you have a high school or college student who is interested in becoming a physician? The Medical Staff at Marion General Hospital is looking for students that are planning to enroll or are enrolled in a post-secondary, pre-med or medical program and are interested in becoming a physician and practicing in Marion, Ohio. This program is a paid internship and opportunity to work alongside physicians, advanced practice providers, and medical professionals in a hospital setting with the goal of returning to Marion General to practice in your hometown. Check out the full information on our website! We would love to see a Rocket have this opportunity! Speaking of career planning, don’t forget to ask your 6th-12th grade student about their YouScience aptitude survey results. Students can explore their aptitudes, review their career matches, find aptitude-based language for interviews, resumes, applications, and more! Plan ahead for the kindergarten and first grade Holiday Program on December 13 at 6:30pm in the elementary gym. The jr/sr high winter program will be on December 14 at 6pm in the high school gym. Check out all of the athletic events this week! They can be found on our website or download the app! Thank you for all you do for our students, our staff, and our community! Make it a great week, and Go, Rockets!
about 23 hours ago, Erika Bower
Weekly Update
Bowling Results from this week! Boys lost to East Knox 1516 to 2182. Girls lost 1258 to 1563. Varsity girls defeated Mt. Gilead 1648 to 1222. Aubrie Smith has high Game with a 214 & high series 399. Boys lost to Mt Gilead 1612 to 2106. Bryce Harmon has high Game of 164 & high series 324.
3 days ago, Ridgedale Athletics
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. I hope you have enjoyed time with your family and friends this week! As we are heading back to school tomorrow, we need your help with a very important safety issue! If you are dropping off jr/sr high students, please use the gym doors on the lower level. We have some families dropping off students at the north side of the building, which is causing safety concerns due to cross traffic. Please adjust your routine to drop students off at the gym doors. Deputy Woods will be out there to assist with this adjustment. Thank you for keeping our students safe! Did you check out the Launching Learners newsletter created by the elementary? There are so many fun ideas to encourage learning! You should also be receiving our district newsletter for winter in the mail soon! This highlights just a few of the great things we are doing at Ridgedale! Plan ahead for the kindergarten and first grade Holiday Program on December 13 at 6:30pm in the elementary gym. The jr/sr high winter program will be on December 14 at 6pm in the high school gym. Don’t forget we have two systems that are available for student safety concerns. Stay safe, speak up can be accessed through our website under Student Safety Reporting. In addition, you can call the Safer Ohio Tip Line at 844-SaferOH. Check out all of the athletic events this week! They can be found on our website or download the app! Thank you for all you do for our students, our staff, and our community! Make it a great week, and Go, Rockets!
8 days ago, Erika Bower
What an open night for the HS Boys Basketball teams!! Both the JV and Varsity teams open with WINS!! A lot of excitement in Rocket Country tonight! Great Job Coaches, Players, Cheerleaders and Fans! ❤️🏀💙
12 days ago, Ridgedale Athletics
Celebration
Opening Night
Victory
Families, Don't forget to check out Launching Learners while you are on break! Be sure to watch the whole introductory video to find out how you could enter to win a fun prize!! Also, please take a moment to fill out the survey at the bottom so that we can improve on our next edition of Launching Learners! 🚀 https://www.smore.com/whyjp HAPPY THANKSGIVING 🦃
12 days ago, Ridgedale Elementary
Good start to the Rocket Winter Sports seasons. First, thank you to all who contributed to the Chili Cook off for the Winter Meet the Team night. The 8th grade girls team won the cook off with the award winning chili made by Sonya Rogers. Congratulations!! Saturday, the Rocket Bowling Baker Bash was a huge success. Thanks to all who helped. Ridgedale Boys finished 6th and Girls finished 8th. Great start Rocket Bowlers! HS Girls Basketball opened with a loss vs. Cardington and lost a hard fought game tonight at Vanlue 45-39. Great effort by the Lady Rockets. JH Boys Basketball 7th grade defeated Bucyrus 48-8 8th grade defeated Bucyrus 37-20 JH Girls Basketball 7th grade defeated Bucyrus 12-10 8th grade defeated Bucyrus 38-14 HS Boys Basketball will open Wednesday, 11/23 vs. Triad 6pm. Keep it up Rockets❤️💙
13 days ago, Ridgedale Athletics
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. Just a reminder that we have Thanksgiving break this week! There is no school on Wednesday, November 23 through Friday, November 25. Enjoy this time with family and friends! Students in grades 6-12 had the opportunity to take the YouScience Discovery, which is the only aptitude-based college and career guidance solution available. It lets students take a series of brain game-like exercises to discover their aptitudes and interests and the careers best suited for both. Unlike interest-only college-and-career readiness solutions, Discovery uncovers abilities someone may not have been aware of and careers they’ll excel at but may never have considered. Ask your student to log in and look at all of the information available through this program! Don’t forget we have two systems that are available for student safety concerns. Stay safe, speak up can be accessed through our website under Student Safety Reporting. In addition, you can call the Safer Ohio Tip Line at 844-SaferOH. The National Honor Society is still collecting food and baby supplies for the food drive! Thank you for sending in items to support the Christmas Clearinghouse! There are many athletic events this week, which can be found on our website or download the app! Thank you for all you do for our students, our staff, and our community! Make it a great week, and Go, Rockets!
15 days ago, Erika Bower
Amazing turnout at the Ridgedale Baker Bash! Go, Rocket Bowlers!
16 days ago, Erika Bower
Bowling
Bowling
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On Friday, November 18, Ridgedale Athletic Dept. and Boosters will host the Winter Meet the Team 5:15pm and Chili Cook off 6pm. Please support the kids and these organizations. The HS Boys Basketball Team will also scrimmage GCC beginning at 6:30pm.
19 days ago, Ridgedale Athletics
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. Starting next week, I will be using a program called Thrillshare for my weekly one call. This system is part of our website communication package. I wanted to give you a heads up because you may notice some differences. The hope is that having our calls, emails, texts, and live feed all coming from the same system will improve our communication even more! There will be a booster meeting tomorrow, Monday, November 14, at 5:30pm in the Jr/Sr High Cafeteria. Check our website or app for all of the upcoming athletic events! Junior High basketball has scrimmages this week! This Friday, November 18, join us for our winter meet the team and chili supper starting at 5:15pm in the Jr/Sr High Cafeteria. Then, stay for the high school boys’ basketball scrimmage versus Grove City Christian starting at 6:30pm. On Saturday, check out the bowling team competing at Cooper’s Bowl in the morning and the girls’ basketball team taking on Cardington in the evening. Mark your calendars for Thanksgiving break! There is no school on Wednesday, November 23 through Friday, November 25. Enjoy this time with family and friends! The National Honor Society is still collecting food and baby supplies for the food drive! Thank you for sending in items to support the Christmas Clearinghouse! Thank you for all you do for our students, our staff, and our community! Make it a great week, and Go, Rockets!
22 days ago, Erika Bower
Support the Marion Coliseum and your Rocket Varsity Basketball Teams on Saturday, November 12. HS Girls vs. Hopewell Loudon 10am HS Boys vs. Hopewell Loudon 10:45am Admission is $15 and this covers the entire day of basketball. Good Luck Rockets and to all the teams participating. Thank you to ALL who worked so hard to make this happen!
25 days ago, Ridgedale Athletics
The Coliseum Basketball Preview 2022
Court is Ready
Congratulations to ALL of the 2022 Fall Sport Coaches, Athletes, Cheerleaders and Band Members as we have now concluded the seasons and banquets. NWCC Honors for the 2022 Fall Seasons: Cross Country - 1st Team - Hannah Staton, Brogan Weston Football - 2nd Team Offense - Nathan Thiel, Landon Murphy 2nd Team Defense - Landon Murphy Honorable Mention - Brayden Townsend, Nathan Thiel Golf - 2nd Team - AJ Comer Volleyball - 1st Team - Grace Staton, Hannah Cook, Lauren Leslie Honorable Mention - Lilly Ruth, Mylee Mullins Central District Football Honors 1st Team Defense - Nathan Thiel, Brayden Townsend Honorable Mention - Landon Murphy Central District Volleyball Honors 1st Team - Grace Staton Honorable Mention - Lauren Leslie Elliott Weston was the JH Boys NWCC XC Champion. Great Job Rockets❤️💙
25 days ago, Ridgedale Athletics
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 the weather continues to change and we have to make decisions about closings and delays, I wanted to remind you that you should receive a phone call, text, or email from the school; however, if you do not for some reason, you can also check our website or app along with local news and radio stations. In the event of a delay, there will be an alternative schedule for preschool known as Plan B. The morning class will be from 10am-noon, and the afternoon class will be from 1-3pm. In addition, there will be no morning Power Hours. In the event of a closing, there will be no Power Hours at all. Don’t forget to set your clocks back an hour on Sunday as Daylight Savings Time ends. Winter sports are kicking off! Be sure to check the website or app for all up-to-date information about basketball, bowling, and wrestling! Our pep band will be active, and our musical students will be prepping as well! The National Honor Society is still collecting food and baby supplies for the food drive! Thank you for sending in items to support the Christmas Clearinghouse! Thank you for all you do for our students, our staff, and our community! Make it a great week, and Go, Rockets!
29 days ago, Erika Bower
Thank you to the Ridgedale School, Big Fans, and Vaughn Industries for the purchase, arrival and installation of the HS Gymnasium fans!!! They look and feel GREAT!
about 1 month ago, Ridgedale Athletics
Big Fans!!!
Meeting REMINDER 11/1 There will be a mandatory parent meeting tonight at 6pm in the HS Gymnasium for all winter sport parents grades 7-12. Individual sports meeting will follow: Boys Basketball - HS Gym Girls Basketball - HS Cafe Bowling - HS Library Wrestling - Room 222 - Leach's Room Cheer - Room 202 - Kasler's Room
about 1 month ago, Ridgedale Athletics
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. We are excited to partner with OSUM for the GoBuck$ program! Students in 3rd-12th grade can earn up to $1,000 off tuition at OSUM by meeting attendance and achievement goals while at Ridgedale. This is a fantastic opportunity for our students! The National Honor Society at the high school is sponsoring a food drive starting next week through November 16. They will be collecting canned goods, boxed foods, non-perishable foods, personal hygiene items as well as baby care items. Thank you for supporting the Christmas Clearinghouse! Picture retakes for the jr/sr high are on Tuesday, November 1. There is a winter athletic parent meeting on Tuesday, November 1, at 6pm for jr/sr high, and winter sports pictures are scheduled for Thursday, November 3. 8th graders will be traveling to visit Tri Rivers, OSUM, and MTC on Friday, November 4. Just a reminder that breakfast is free for all students, but there is a fee for lunch. We are transitioning to fewer charges and providing alternative meals if a charge is needed to avoid lunch fees building up; however, if you need to apply for free or reduced lunch, you can find the application on our website or reach out to the school! Check the website or app for all up-to-date athletic events! Thank you for all you do for our students, our staff, and our community! Make it a great week, and Go, Rockets!
about 1 month ago, Erika Bower
The National Honor Society will be sponsoring a food drive to benefit families in Marion County through the Christmas Clearinghouse. We will be collecting canned goods (fruit, veggies, meats, pasta, soup), boxed foods (mac & cheese, instant potatoes, cake, brownie, biscuit or cookie mixes, pudding, Jello), non-perishable foods (peanut butter, dried beans, crackers, cereal, spaghetti sauce) and personal hygiene items (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant), and there is always a need for baby items (diapers, wipes, cereal). Please help us help others throughout the holiday season. The drive begins next week and items can be taken to your child's homeroom. Each classroom will have a box to collect our items. The drive ends on Nov 16, so please send what you can. Thank you for your continued support of our students and families!
about 1 month ago, Erika Bower
Fall Banquet Schedule: UPDATED 11/1 Monday, October 24 - JH Football/Cheer in the HS Cafe. 6pm. Saturday, October 29 - JH Volleyball in the HS Gym 1pm Sunday, October 30 - Golf @ Top Golf 5pm Thursday, November 3 - HS Football/Cheer in the HS Cafe. 6pm Wednesday, November 9 - HS Volleyball @ Blue Fusion, 4pm XC - TBA
about 1 month ago, Ridgedale Athletics
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. Don’t forget that we now have before and after school programming focusing on students in grades 3-8 called Power Hours! This is part of the 21st Century Grant we were fortunate enough to receive. Hours of operation are from 6:30-8am before school and 3-5pm after school. We will focus on learning, safety, and innovation. This week is our last week to enroll for the first session, so be sure to reach out to Mrs. Weston for more details or check our website! We have an afterschool program for students in grades K-2 through another grant. Reach out for more information! Our Board of Education will hold our regular meeting tomorrow, Monday, October 24, at 6:30pm in the Board Office. The end of our first quarter is approaching quickly! It is October 28. Remember that you can check grades regularly through PowerSchool. Boo at the Barn is THIS Wednesday, October 26, from 5-7pm at Rick and JoAnn Fogle’s barn located at 2730 Harding Highway West. Enjoy this Trunk or Treat fun! Picture retakes for the elementary are this Tuesday, October 25 while the jr/sr high retakes are on Tuesday, November 1. Please remember that breakfast is free for all students, but there is a fee for lunches if your family does not qualify for free or reduced lunches. If you are unsure if you qualify or not, you can find the information and application on our website. We are transitioning to fewer charges to avoid lunch fees building up. You should have received information in the mail if any charges were owed. You can add money to your child’s lunch account online, too! Check the website or app for all up-to-date athletic events! Thank you for all you do for our students, our staff, and our community! Make it a great week, and Go, Rockets!
about 1 month ago, Erika Bower
Good Luck today the boys and girls XC runners as they compete in the District XC meet at Hilliard Darby! Also, best of luck to the HS Volleyball team as they play at Fischer Catholic 2pm for the Sectional Finals!! Go Rockets! ❤️💙
about 1 month ago, Ridgedale Athletics