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. It’s hard to believe it's February already! The Marion County Spelling Bee will take place on Tuesday, February 14, at Tri Rivers. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, February 15. Families with students in grades PK-2 are invited to our library night at the Marion Public Library from 6-7pm. Our goal is for all students to have access to the resources at the library, so come let us help you sign up for library card, find books, and do a craft! Elementary students will participate in Jump Rope for the Heart on Thursday, February 16. Don’t forget that there is no school on Friday, February 17, as our staff engages in professional development and on Monday, February 20, as we celebrate Presidents’ Day. 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. We have a special reminder from Nurse Mosher about the in-school dentist that is coming to the elementary on April 13! Permission forms will be coming home with your student soon. Please fill them out, and return no later than Monday, February 13, if you would like your child seen by the dentist. Preschool registration is now 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 to RSVP! Be sure to check our website or download the app to keep up to date with all news and events! Thank you for all you do for our students, our staff, and our community! Make it a great week, and Go, Rockets!
about 18 hours ago, Erika Bower
Weekly Update
Good Luck next week to all of the Ridgedale JH boys and girls basketball teams as they enter NWCC tournament play. The schedule is as follows: *5th seed - 7th grade girls will play at Elgin on Mon. 2/6 at 5:00pm. Departure 4:00 (Win=Playing at HN on 2/8 at 5:30pm) *1st seed - 7th grade boys will have a bye in the first round and will play in the Semi-Finals on Wed 2/8 in the RHS gym at 5:30pm vs. winner of Elgin/HN (Win=Playing at WG on 2/11 at 11:15am) *1st seed - 8th grade girls will have a bye in the first round and will play in the Semi-Finals on Thurs. 2/9 in the RHS gym at 5pm vs the winner of Elgin/Temple (Win=Playing at WG on 2/11 at 12:30pm) 2nd seed - 8th grade boys will play vs. Elgin on Mon 2/6 at 5:30pm in the RHS gym. (Win=Playing on 2/8 at RHS gym at 7pm. ALL Championship games will all be played at Waynesfield Goshen at the follow times: 7th grade girls 10am 7th grade boys 11:15am 8th grade girls 12:30pm 8th grade boys 1:45pm
4 days ago, Ridgedale Athletics
Rocket Bowlers are on Fire! Congratulations to the Rocket Bowlers on their victories Monday night vs. North Baltimore and tonight on SENIOR NIGHT vs. Lima Temple Christian. Monday’s Results: Varsity Girls defeated N. Baltimore 1720 to 1078. High game was Aubrie Smith with a 217. Aubrie also had high series with a 391. Varsity Boys defeated N. Baltimore 1846 to 1741. High game was Jayden Reynolds with a 209. Jayden also had high series with a 412. JV Boys defeated N. Baltimore 1390 to 1344. High game was Caden Cusimano with a 194. Caden also had high series with a 269. Tuesday’s Results to come! Congratulations Seniors!! We are all super proud of you and wish you the very best in your future. Way to go Senior Bowlers and Coaches!! ❤️🎳💙
5 days ago, Ridgedale Athletics
senior bowlers
Congratulations to all the JH Boys and Girls 7th and 8th Grade Basketball Teams on their wins over Waynesfield Goshen. The 7th Grade Boys and 8th Grade Girls both went undefeated in league play on the season. All teams will be seeded on Wednesday to begin NWCC Tourney play. Good Luck Rockets!
6 days ago, Ridgedale Athletics
Rocket Weekly Athletic Event Schedule: MONDAY, 1/30 - JHBB @ Waynesfield 5:30pm - 7th grade Boys playing for an undefeated conference season. - JHGB vs. Waynesfield 5:30pm - 8th grade Girls playing for an undefeated conference season. - Bowling @ Cooper Lanes vs. North Baltimore 4pm - HSGB vs. Delaware Christian 6pm (makeup game) TUESDAY, 1/31 - FRBB @ Fairbanks 4:30pm - Bowling @ Cooper Lanes vs. Lima Temple Christian 4pm - FRBB vs. Kipp Columbus 5:30pm CANCELLED THURSDAY, 2/2 NO Events FRIDAY, 2/3 - Bowling @ Victory Lanes vs. Crestline 4pm - HSBB @ Waynesfield (5pm -JVBB) (7:30pm -VBB) - HSGB @ Waynesfield 6:30pm SATURDAY, 2/4 - FRBB @ Grove City Christian 4:45pm - HSBW - Darien to Ada Wrestling Invite 10am SAVE THE DATE: TBA - JH NWCC tournament schedule after Wednesday's seed meeting! HS Girls Basketball Sectional Tournament - February 15th @ Mt. Gilead, 7pm Have a Great Week and Good Luck Rockets!
7 days ago, Ridgedale Athletics
Rocket Athletic News: *Congratulations to Nya Miller, taking 2nd place at the Bellefontaine Iron Maiden Wrestling Tournament! *Thank you to the Musical Dept. and Coach Smith for another exciting weekend at the Dale. Great spaghetti dinner and halftime entertainment by the HS/JH and Mini-Cheerleaders. *Tomorrow, JH Boys and Girls Basketball teams play WG to complete their regular seasons before conference tournament play. Boys are away and Girls are home. *The 8th Grade Girls Basketball Team has the chance to go undefeated in conference play going into the conference tournament. *Good Luck to the JH basketball teams, coaches and cheerleaders as they conclude their regular season!🚀 *HS Girls Sectional Basketball Tournament Draw took place today. The Rockets will play at Mt. Gilead on February 15th at 7pm. Good Luck Lady Rockets! ❤️🏀💙
7 days ago, Ridgedale Athletics
student section "rocks”
Nya at Iron Maiden tourney
mini cheer performance
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 had 23 students join us for our first Career Cafe! Students from the Jr/Sr High were invited based on their aptitudes from their YouScience Discovery inventory. They were able to enjoy a special lunch and meet with registered nurses from Ohio Health to learn about the medical field. Did you know that Ohio Health has many careers besides nursing? In addition, they have a college tuition program where they will pay for college courses! Talk about a win-win opportunity! Check out OhioHealth.com/Careers to learn more! Preschool registration is now 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 to RSVP! Mark your calendars for Wednesday, February 15. Families with students in grades PK-2 are invited to our library night at the Marion Public Library from 6-7pm. Our goal is for all students to have access to the resources at the library, so come let us help you sign up for library card, find books, and do a craft! We are hiring a night custodian at the Jr/Sr High! If you are interested or know someone who is, please have them find the information on our website as soon as possible! Be sure to check our website or download the app to keep up to date with all news and events! 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
Weekly Update
Love the pride in our student section!
8 days ago, Erika Bower
basketball
Our mini-cheerleaders were very impressive tonight! Great job, Coach Smith and Varsity cheerleaders!
8 days ago, Erika Bower
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Check out our first Career Cafe! Students were invited based on their aptitudes from YouScience! They received a special lunch & a lot of learning from Ohio Health! There are so many more careers available at OhioHealth.com/Careers! Thanks to all who made this possible!
10 days ago, Erika Bower
Career Cafe
Career Cafe
Career Cafe
Career Cafe
Our gyms are always busy! Just a few pictures from games this week! Go, Rockets!
10 days ago, Erika Bower
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basketball
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Snow Day Athletic Updates! Tonight's HS boys Basketball game is postponed until Friday, 1/27 vs . Bucyrus, 6pm JV start. HS Bowling match vs. Pleasant is cancelled for tonight at Cooper Lanes - Reschedule date TBD. All JH/Youth games/practices are cancelled for today. Mini- Cheer practice is cancelled tonight and rescheduled for Thursday, 1/26 from 3:15-5:15pm. JH Boys and Girls Basketball will both play USV tomorrow instead of Mt. Gilead due to the league game needing to be made up. JH Boys will play at home and JH Girls will play @ USV. JH Girls will NOT be playing USV on Saturday now! Reminder that tomorrow night the Rocket Dribbling Club will perform at halftime of the HS Girls Basketball game vs. USV which starts at 6pm. Saturday night, plan to eat supper at the Ridgedale Musical Spaghetti Dinner from 4:30-8pm and watch the MIni-Cheer performance at halftime of the Boys Varsity Basketball game. Stay warm and safe, Rockets!
12 days ago, Ridgedale Athletics
We are hiring! Join us at Ridgedale Local Schools as a Jr/Sr High School Night Custodian!
13 days ago, Erika Bower
Night Custodian
Reminder of some special events going on at Ridgedale this week! 🏀The Rocket Dribbling Club will perform at the HS Girls Basketball game Thursday, 1/26 during halftime of the varsity game which begins at 6pm. 🎼 The Musical Dept. will hold their Spaghetti Dinner Saturday night from 4:30-8pm. 🎼 Musical is also doing a fundraiser raffle for bundles of meat. Please see attached flier for information. 🤸‍♂️Mini Cheer Camp Performance will take place during halftime of the Boys Varsity Basketball game vs. McComb on Saturday, 1/28. JV start is 5pm. Please come out and support our Rockets!
14 days ago, Ridgedale Athletics
musical raffle
musical dinner
mini cheer
Congratulations to the JH Boys and Girls basketball teams on their wins over Bucyrus, Saturday. Congratulations also to Nya Miller on her 2nd place finish at the Ridgedale Girls Wrestling Invite. She was also recognized for her accomplishments over the past 3 seasons as she competed in her last tournament at Ridgedale in her season season! Great job Nya! We are proud of all of our Rockets!!❤️💙
14 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. Thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy events in the buildings this week! Our first WinterFest was a success, and the Soup-er Supper was a hit! We have more fantastic events this week! First, if you have a student who is interested in taking College Credit Plus classes next year, you and your child should plan on attending the informational meeting tomorrow, Monday, January 23, at 7pm in the jr/sr high cafeteria. In addition, the Rocket Dribbling Club will be performing at the girls’ basketball game on Thursday, January 26, so if you missed them at the boys’ game on Friday, mark your calendars! This Saturday, January 28, the boys’ basketball team will be hosting McComb starting at 5:30pm. The Rocket Mini Cheer will perform. You can also support the Ridgedale Musical who will be hosting a spaghetti dinner from 4:30-8pm. For $7 a person, enjoy spaghetti, salad, a breadstick, dessert, and a beverage. Preschool registration is now 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 to RSVP! We can’t wait to host our first Career Cafe where staff from Ohio Health will have lunch with students and talk to them about careers in health care. Select students in grades 10-12 were invited based on their aptitudes from their YouScience inventory. Our goal is to have every student in grades 11 and 12 attend at least one of our monthly Career Cafes in order to learn about a career field in which they showed high aptitude. All students in grades 6-12 were able to take this inventory, so if you have not had a chance to sit down and look at their results with them, I encourage you to do so! Be sure to check our website or download the app to keep up to date with all news and events! 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
Weekly Update
Win number three of the day for Nya! Keep it up!
16 days ago, Erika Bower
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wrestling
wrestling
Last night, boys’ basketball, and today, girls’ wrestling! Love seeing our gyms filled and our community together!
16 days ago, Erika Bower
Wrestling
Packed house for the boys’ game and Booster’s Soup-er Supper!
16 days ago, Erika Bower
Game
You know your school is blessed when the varsity coach leads our Rocket Dribbling Club during halftime of the varsity game! Thanks, Coach Mathey! Coach Thiel and Coach Outcalt are always there working with our kids, too!
16 days ago, Erika Bower
Rocket Dribbling Club
Rocket Dribbling Club