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  

9/2/14-9/25/14 -- Marianna Hoagies (Drama/Choir)
9/20/14 -- Car Wash (Junior Class)
9/22-9/26 -- Spirit Wear (Junior Class)
10/13/14-11/25/14 -- Little Caesars Pizza Kits (8th Gr class)
10/20-11/14 -- Citrus Fruit (Junior Class)
*Christmas Delivery
10/24-10/26 -- Haunted House (Drama/Choir)
10/25 -- Halloween Dance (Junior Class)
Week of 10/27 -- Open House Soup Fest (Junior Class)
12/15-12/19 -- Cocoa Cheer (Junior Class)
1/5-1/23 -- Storybook Sweets Cupcakes (Junior Class)
*Valentines Delivery
1/26-2/13 -- Valentine Grams (Junior Class)
2/23-3/6 -- Kettle Corn (Junior Class)
*Easter Delivery 
4/6-4/30 -- Hanging Flower Baskets (Junior Class)
 *Mother's Day Delivery

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, 8/29/2014
High: 78 Low: 59
Mostly cloudy
2% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 8/30/2014
High: 84 Low: 67
Chance thunderstorms
39% chance of precipitation.

Friday, August 29
DEADLINE: Summer Community Service/Job Shadow
If you did this over the summer...you must turn everything in by this date in order for it to be counted!
Monday, September 1
Labor Day Holiday
School Closed
Tuesday, September 2
Benchmark Algebra I, Lit, Biology
Wednesday, September 3
Benchmark Algebra I, Lit, Biology
Thursday, September 4
Benchmark Algebra I, Lit, Biology
Friday, September 5
Benchmark Algebra I, Lit, Biology
Saturday, September 6
Fieldtrip: Marching Band
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
City Showcase of Bands
Kane, PA
Monday, September 8
Benchmark Algebra I, Lit, Biology
Tuesday, September 9
Benchmark Algebra I, Lit, Biology
Wednesday, September 10
Benchmark Algebra I, Lit, Biology
HS REACH Meeting
3:00 PM