John R. Whitner, Principal
Contact me at 276-835-1601 or

Welcome to Ridgeview Middle School
 Home of the Wolfpack!

May 2, 2017

 Dear students, parents and guardians:

 With sixteen days of school left, we are hoping to finish strong with our SOL testing. We are excited about the results of our 8th grade writing tests! As of the time of this letter, our students had the highest district writing scores in southwest Virginia. We are hoping for great results from the rest of the students.

 While some type of SOL testing will be going on every day during these next three weeks, the present schedule for SOL testing is as follows: Wednesday, May 3rd, 8th grade math testing; Thursday, May 4th, 7th grade math testing; Friday, May 5th, 6th grade math testing; Tuesday, May 9th, 8th grade reading; Wednesday, May 10th, 7th grade reading (plus 8th grade math retakes); Thursday, May 11th, 8th grade science (plus 6th grade math retakes); Friday, May 12th, 6th grade reading (plus 7th grade math retakes); Monday, May 15th, 8th grade World Geography (plus 8th grade reading retakes); Tuesday, May 16th, 7th grade Civics; Wednesday, May 17th, 7th grade reading retakes; Thursday, May 18th, 6th grade reading retakes & 8th grade Science retakes; Friday, May 19th, 8th grade World Geography retakes, and Monday, May 22nd, 7th grade Civics retakes.

 Below are some of our upcoming plans:
The 8th grade students are scheduled to go on their reward picnic trip on Wednesday, May 17th, with the south quad going to Poplar Gap and the north quad going to William P Harris Park.

The 8th grade graduation program is scheduled for Thursday, May 18th, at 6:00. The students will be practicing that morning for the program.

Our last scheduled club meetings will be on Friday, May 19
th. The 6th grade students will also be going that day on their reward trip to Norton.

The 6th and 7th grade awards programs will be held on Monday, May 22nd, in the auditorium at Ridgeview Middle School. The 6th grade program is scheduled to begin at 9:00 and the 7th grade program is scheduled to being at 10:00.

 The last day of school is Tuesday, May 23rd.

 The Summer Academies and Enrichment Classes are again being offered at Ridgeview Middle School this summer. The Summer Academy is designed to strengthen students’ math and reading skills so that they can be successful at their grade level. A Robotics and a Young Writer’s Camp will be part of the summer enrichment offerings. A brochure is included on the back of this letter that gives more information about these opportunities.

 With sincere thanks
John R. Whitner