Ridgeview

Welcome to Ridgeview Middle School

Home of the Wolfpack!
                                                              
John R. Whitner, Principal

Phone: 276-835-1601
Email:
 [email protected]

  September 13,2022
Dear students, parents and guardians:

Our RMS 6th grade students are hosting a Book Drive for the Letcher County Board of
Education. They hope to help replenish the school libraries of those facilities that lost all of their
inventory during the floods. The Book Drive will last through the month of September, with
hopes of delivering the books in early October. Students who want to help can bring in books to
the school which are in good condition. Their school board said they could use books that are
appropriate for ages 4-18. Thanks to everyone who can assist with this book drive!  

Below are a few of the upcoming events:

A practice lockdown drill is planned for this month.

Ridgeview Middle School is scheduled to dismiss early at 12:00 on Friday, September 16 th , to
allow students and their families to attend the Dickenson County Fair.

Progress reports are scheduled to go home on Tuesday, September 20th , for those students who
are making D’s and F’s on their report cards, and for any parents who request progress reports
from their teachers.

Pro-Arts is sponsoring the Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble to perform for all of our RMS
students on Friday, September 23 rd , in the auditorium.

Programs for the 6 th , 7 th and 8 th grade students will be given by Behavioral Health during PE times
in the months of September, October, November and December. This month’s program will be on
suicide prevention and will be given to half of the middle school students on Monday,
September 26 th
and the other half of the middle school students on Tuesday, September 27 th .
Any parent who does not wish their child to participate in the program needs to send a letter to
Mr. Whitner requesting their child not participate in the program.

The 7 th grade students are scheduled to go to a Career Expo in Abingdon on Wednesday,
September 28 th
. Information will be sent home soon about that trip.

The middle school football team has a home game presently scheduled for Monday, September
26 th
, against Central. The middle school volleyball team have home games presently scheduled
for Wednesday, September 14 th , against Union and Thursday, September 29 th , against Central.

Calls from parents about bus or student pickup changes need to be made before 2:30 in the
afternoon
to make sure that the message gets to the children. There is no guarantee that the
messages will get to the students if someone calls after that time.

With sincere thanks,

John R. Whitner


July 13, 2018


Dear students, parents and guardians:


I hope that everyone is having a great summer and enjoying their vacation. I just have a few items I want to share in preparation for this upcoming school year.


Report cards from this past year can still be picked up at the middle school office between the hours of 9:00 and 2:00.


The first day of school is Tuesday, August 7th. School now starts at 8:00 and ends at 3:00. 


Parents of the incoming sixth grade students are reminded that their children have to have their Tdap shots and those shot records turned in to the guidance office before they can attend school this fall.


Supply lists for the 2018—2019 school year can be found under the “For Parents/Students” tab on the Ridgeview Middle School website. After clicking on that tab, scroll down to the bottom and click on the tab “Supply List 2018-19,” where you will find supply lists for each grade level. We have asked the grade level teachers to condense their lists so that the items will be the same regardless of which group of teachers a student will have. Walmart is also supposed to have a copy of the supply lists in their store in Wise.


Open Houses are scheduled during the first week in August so that parents and students can receive their schedules with their locker assignments and meet with their teachers.


On Wednesday, August 1st, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., the 6th grade Open House will be held at Ridgeview Middle School. The Open House will begin with an opening program in the auditorium at 5:00. Lilly Thacker, the school nurse, plans on being here to meet with parents.


On Thursday, August 2nd, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., the 7th and 8th grade Open House will be held at Ridgeview Middle School. The Open House will also begin with an opening program in the auditorium at 5:00.




I am looking forward to seeing you at the upcoming Open House.


With sincere thanks,


John R. Whitner


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August 15, 2019


Dear students, parents and guardians:


Welcome back! Thank you for all of your help in making these first two weeks a success.


As we have done each year, we will be practicing evacuation drills and lockdown drills over the next several weeks.


Below are a few of the upcoming events:


Tomorrow, August 16th, Photogenius will be taking fall pictures of all of the students for the yearbook and for personal purchase. Packets for picture orders should be available soon.


The deadline for applications to be turned in for 7th and/or 8th grade students interested in being a member of the RMS Robotics Team Fuzion is Friday, August 30th Applications are available in the office. All completed applications are to be given to Mrs. Fields in room C219.


The sixth grade students will be attending the annual Groundwater Festival on Friday, August 30th. More information will be sent home with the students prior to that event.


The middle school volleyball team have home games scheduled for Monday, August 26th, against Twin Springs, Monday, September 16th, against Norton, Wednesday, September 25th against Central and Monday, September 30th against Union.


Three reminders: First, the two normal methods for RMS students being picked up after school are either by parents driving around the bus lane after the buses come through and meeting their children at the nearest available cone, or by parents or siblings walking across the bus lane street and escorting their children across the road to their car. Middle school students are not to cross the bus lane road or walk through the parking lot unless accompanied by an adult or high school sibling.

Second, all students coming to watch home middle school, JV or varsity ballgames have to either ride the bus home or be picked up by the parent and then brought back later to the school for those games. Supervision is not provided for student spectators after school, so students are not allowed to stay after school.

Third, due to medical concerns and health risks for students under age 16 who drink energy drinks such as Monster, Rockstar, Red Bull and NOS, and because of disruptions at school that have occurred by students who have consumed those drinks, energy drinks are not allowed at Ridgeview Middle School during the school day.


Schools will be closed on Monday, September 2nd, due to the Labor Day holiday. Students will return on Tuesday, September 3rd.


Thanks go out to everyone who participated in last year’s Food City School Bucks Program. We are asking everyone to help us again by either going online to https://foodcity.com and log in to your account to link Ridgeview Middle School with your value card, or present your Value Card at the register and ask the cashier to link your card to Ridgeview Middle School bar code 40975. Reminder: everyone has to re-register their Food City Value Card every year.


With sincere thanks,

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RIDGEVIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL

32O Wolfpack Way

Clintwood, VA 24228

Telephone: (276) 835-1601 John R. Whitner, Principal Fax: (276) 835-1617

Laura Stanley, Assistant Principal

“Home of the Wolfpack

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John R. Whitner


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