We are more than a test score! 
"When you improve a little each day, eventually big things occur...Not tomorrow, not the next day, but eventually a big gain is made.  Don't look for the big, quick improvement.  Seek the small improvements, one day at a time.  That's the only way it happens - and when it happens that way, it lasts."  (John Wooden, successful basketball coach at UCLA) 

Mrs. Vargas's Blog "Educating Elkers" can be found by clicking here:


Summer is Here!

RMS and RHS Parents,

Your experience with us matters and we would like to hear from you. Please take a couple of minutes to complete the survey in the link below. The results will help us gain valuable information and insightful perspective from parents and community members in regards to the essential elements that can positively impact a child's educational experience at RMS and RHS.
Thank you in advance for taking this survey. We really appreciate it.

We would like to thank students, parents/guardians, and the community for a great school year.  We wish everyone a safe and relaxing summer.

At RHS we have an open door policy and appreciate hearing from parents and the community.  We can be reached by calling (814)773-3164.

Mrs. McMahon-Vargas, Principal  mcmahonheather@ridgwayedu.com
Mr. Barbazzeni, Assistant Principal barbazzenimanual@ridgwayedu.com
Ms Schaut, School Counselor schautpatricia@ridgwayedu.com  


Students that plan on participating in a sport for the 14-15 school year...The final Sign Up Meeting will be held July 30, 2014, at 8:00 AM in the RHS Cafeteria.  If you did not sign up yet, please plan on attending this meeting.


RHS students can pick up their Back to School Packet the week of August 4th.  The office will be open Monday-Thursday 7:00A - 4:00P.   The packet contains important forms that parents must fill out and the student return on the 1st day of school.


The High School Guidance Counselor will be available for Schedule Changes August 11, 12, and 13.

The first day of school for the 2014-2015 School Year will be Wednesday, August 20, 2014.
Watch the website throughout the summer for additional information and updates!

If you need to enroll your 6th-12th grader into the Ridgway School District, please contact the Ridgway Middle-High School office at 814-773-3164 to set up an enrollment meeting with the principal.  Appointments are now being scheduled for the end of July and beginning of August.

10/13/14-11/25/14 -- Little Caesars Pizza Kits (8th Gr class)

Register to get information about happenings at our school, in the classroom and important school announcements.   Just click on the Parent Registration button on the left and fill out the needed information.

School Pictures will be taken on September 15th.  Order forms will be sent home with students in September.


Community Service and Job Shadow that was performed over the summer must be turned into the Office by August 29, 2014!

RHS Community Service Requirements:
Grade 9 (5 hrs); Grade 10 (15 hrs.); Grade 11 (15 hrs.); Grade 12 (15 hrs.)

RHS Community Service Opportunities:

Secondary Hours of Operation
*When School is IN Session

Mrs. Vargas        7:00-3:30
Mr. Barbazzeni    7:00-3:00

Ms. Goode            7:15-3:15 
Mrs. Lynch            7:00-3:00
Ms. Kelley             11:30.-3:30

Guidance Counselors
Mrs. Yeager          7:15-2:55
Ms. Schaut            7:15-2:55
    *By appointment before or after school

Instructional Staff
RMS/RHS Faculty    7:15-2:55
Staff covering student arrivals   7:00-2:40

Today, 7/29/2014
High: 70 Low: 50
Mostly cloudy
22% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 7/30/2014
High: 71 Low: 48
Mostly cloudy
13% chance of precipitation.

Wednesday, July 30
Sport Sign Ups
8:00 AM
If you did not yet sign up...parent and student must attend this meeting
Mon, Aug 4 - Thu, Aug 7
Pick up Back to School Packets
Mon, Aug 11 - Wed, Aug 13
HS Schedule Changes
Mon, Aug 18 - Tue, Aug 19
Teacher In-Service
No School for Students
Wednesday, August 20
Welcome Back Students!
Homeroom will begin promptly at 7:30 am.