Jeunesse – November 2016
Volume 27 Number 3 November 2016
The annual Awards Day ceremony was held on 1 November. In this event, awards were presented to the students who had the highest average in the last school session (the 2015-2016 school year). Fifth grader, Mohammad Quraan; sixth grader, Jenna DeLatte; seventh grader, Leah Munson; and eighth grader, Adam Raslan were the Middle School recipients of these awards for their work in the last school year. Another winner was ninth grader, Mateo McGraw, who was an eighth grade student in the 2015-2016 session.
Eighth graders, Aidan Williams, Adam Aldahir, Naser Raslan, Adam Raslan, and Aidan Nugent represented Ridgewood at the state cross country meet in Natchitoches on Monday, November 15. Seventh grader, Zachary Shapiro, served as the alternate. Ridgewood finished eighth out of thirteen teams. Traditionally, varsity races are run by seven high school runners. Ridgewood was the only team of which five of its seven runners were in eighth grade!
Congratulations to librarian, Rachel Mantooth, for a successful book fair! The fair’s theme was “The Bookaneer Book Fair”. All Middle School reading classes visited the book fair with their teachers as advisors. Additionally, students were able to browse the fair at their breaks and lunch. Thanks to the students for their assistance and to all the parents who volunteered.
Seventh and eighth graders should be preparing their projects for the upcoming Social Studies Fair in February. Students have been issued instructions for projects in their history classes. Fifth and sixth graders will have their own fair later in the spring. Topics for fifth and sixth grade projects should come from their history classes, as well. The students may choose any topic that has been or will be studied in the respective history class after it is approved by the teacher. Information will be distributed
to fifth and sixth graders in the new year.
Thank you! – to parents, guardians, and alumni who have already made their contribution to the Annual Giving Campaign. Your support makes possible a wide variety of projects. If you have not yet contributed, it is not too late. Contributions are accepted throughout the year, but must be dated by December 31, 2016 for a 2016 tax credit. Please call the school office at 835-2545 for more information.
Remember that Ridgewood will be closed 18 December -1 January. Holidays will begin with the 3:00 PM bell on Friday, 16 December and resume with the 8:25 AM bell on Monday, 2 January.
Mid-term exams will be administered beginning on January 9 and continuing through January 13. Students must attend school for the 8:25 bell and to take one exam each day – but no regular classes will be held on exam days. Students are free to leave school after completing their exam- but not before 9:35 am. Ample time is given to students to complete exams. Fifth and sixth graders have until 10:40 am. Students in grades seven through twelve may remain until 11:40. There are no after-exam activities provided. However, regular lunch will be available. Additional information will be distributed in December and early January.
As the holidays approach, please remember our troops. Several Ridgewood alumni are active members of the armed forces and are far from home.