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Jeunesse – September 2016

7 October 2016 | Filed in Newsletters

Volume 27 Number 1 September 2016

Welcome back to school! The Ridgewood Middle School welcomes everyone back to school with special good wishes to students and parents new to Ridgewood.

New students may want to see band director, Sharon Meyer, to inquire about the Ridgewood Middle School band. The band is elective in the Middle School. Band members at all grade levels compete in various functions of the Louisiana Music Educators Association. If students are not currently enrolled in band, they may enroll in January. Donations of band instruments are always welcome. Contact Ms. Meyer at 835-2545.

New students should also acquaint themselves with the Middle School clubs. Librarian, Rachel Mantooth, is proctor of the Library Club. There is also the honor society, the Junior Beta Club, which admits students in seventh grade.

The Peer Helpers high school group held a New Students’ Lunch to welcome Middle School students new to Ridgewood. Students were treated to one of their favorites, pizza!

Congratulations to the following seventh grade students who qualified for the Duke University Talent Identification Program: Thomas Bowden, Wendy Kang, and Dereck Santamaria. Students earn this honor by scoring in the ninety-fifth percentile or above on a subtest of their latest achievement test. Congratulations to all!

Special thanks to the Lang family for their generous donation of cross country shirts! Mrs. Lang designed the shirt, had thirty shirts made, and distributed them to the parents of the cross country team.

Several Middle School students are members of the Ridgewood cross-country team. Fifth and sixth grade members are Keegan Cox, Zakaria Heyer, and Emma Shapiro. Seventh and eighth grade members are Adam Aldahir, Shimon Lang, Aidan Nugent, Adam Raslan, Naser Raslan, Lily Shapiro, Zachary Shapiro, and Aidan Williams. Primary teacher, Rosalind Golay is the coach.

Congratulations to the Middle School cross-country team for their first place finish in the Middle School Challenge Meet for their two point win over Haynes Academy. Special congratulations go to eighth graders, Adam Aldahir, Aidan Nugent, Aidan Williams and fourth grader, Colston Chatagnier, who were awarded medals for finishing in the top ten.

Celebration Books are available through the school library for purchase in your child’s name. The books may be to celebrate a birthday or any other special event. The cost is from $15 to $25. When you purchase, please submit your child’s name, the occasion, the date of celebration, your name, and some of your child’s interests so that the book may be a subject they enjoy.

Report cards for the first six-weeks will be issued on 6 October. Students in grades five through seven will receive their report cards in the last class period of that day. Eighth graders will receive their cards at 1:55 PM.

Middle School students may be picked up from any school gate. We require that students remain behind the fences. It is not safe for children to stand at the curb. If your child is being picked up by a designated car pool, he/she must wait at the carpool dismissal gate on A Street, However, if your child is not in a designated car pool, we request that he/she not wait at that gate. The carpool gate is specifically for students being dismissed to numbered vehicles and is intended for Primary School students.

If you have any questions about the Middle School, please call the Middle School principal at 835-2545.