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  


Picture Re-Takes will be done on October 27th.  If you missed the first picture day in September, bring your order forms with you.   If you need a re-take, bring your pictures with you.  Any senior that did not attend their tux/drape appointment in July will have their picture taken this day.

Tuesday, October 28th

*Book Fair, Art Displays, Classroom Displays. 

10/13/14-11/25/14 -- Little Caesars Pizza Kits (8th Gr class)
10/15-11/14 -- Joeys Bakery items (Girls Basketball)
10/20-11/14 -- Citrus Fruit (Junior Class)
*Christmas Delivery
10/20-11/17 -- Yankee Candles (Freshman Class)

10/24-10/26 -- Haunted House (Drama/Choir)
10/25 -- Halloween Dance (Junior Class)
Week of 10/27 -- Open House Soup Fest (Junior Class)
October-January -- Cookbook (Cheerleaders)
11/17-12/31 -- Boot Jack Beef Jerkey (Junior Class)
11/20-22 -- Character Bags (Drama Club)
11/20-22 -- Concessions at Play (Drama Club)
12/6 -- Talent Competition (Drama CLub)
12/6 -- Conccession at talent competition (Drama Club)
12/15-12/19 -- Cocoa Cheer (Junior Class)
Dec-Feb -- North Country Kettle Corn (All Home Girls Basketball Games)
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.

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

RHS Community Service Opportunities:
Anne Forbes PreSchool Halloween Party
October 19th
Flying Dove Ranch
*Contact Anne Forbes PreSchool to sign up

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, 10/25/2014
High: 58 Low: 42
Mostly cloudy
33% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 10/26/2014
High: 55 Low: 34
Partly sunny
0% chance of precipitation.

Saturday, October 25
Fieldtrip: Robotics Class
Penn State DuBois
Mon, Oct 27 - Fri, Oct 31
Red Ribbon Week
Monday, October 27
Picture Re-takes
Senior Tux/Drape Retakes
Tuesday, October 28
Grades Due 7:30 AM!
MS/HS Open House
Room Displays, Book Fair, Art Show
Thursday, October 30
Drama Class - One Act Play
RHS Auditorium
Fieldtrip: Drama Clas
10:15 AM - 2:15 PM
Ridgmont, Pinecrest
Saturday, November 1
Fieldtrip: Marching Band
3:00 PM
Halloween Parade
Downtown Ridgway
Monday, November 3
Benchmark Algebra I, Lit, Biology