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Jeunesse – September 2017

6 October 2017 | Filed in Newsletters

Volume 28          Number 1        September 2017

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, Melissa Clouse, is proctor of the Library Club.

There is also the honor society, the Junior Beta Club, which admits students in seventh grade.

On Wednesday, 6 September, the Peer Helpers high school group held a New Students’ Breakfast to welcome students in grades 5-12 who are new to Ridgewood. Students were treated to fresh doughnuts.

Congratulations to the following seventh grade students who qualified for the Duke University Talent Identification Program: Jenna DeLatte, Vijeya Simma, and Enni Zhuang. Students earn this honor by scoring in the ninety-fifth percentile or above on a subtest of their latest achievement test. Congratulations to all!

Several Middle School students are members of the Ridgewood cross-country team. Fifth and sixth grade members are Haitham Aldahir, Colston Chatagnier, Gavin Couch, Mohammed Quraan, Emma Shapiro, and Preston Worley. Seventh and eighth grade members are Keegan Cox, Shimmy Lang, and Zach Shapiro. Primary teacher, Rosalind Golay is the coach.

Congratulations to seventh grader, Keegan Cox, for his first place victory in the boys’ division of the Patrick Taylor Middle School Race and to fifth grader, Colston Chatagnier, who placed third. Congratulations also to Emma Shapiro who placed second in the girls’ division of the race.

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 5 October. Students in grades five through seven will receive their report cards in the last class period of that day. Eighth graders and high school students 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 wait at iron gate on Giuffrias. The carpool gate is specifically for Primary students being dismissed to numbered vehicles.

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