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:


Think Spring...It is coming!

Warmer weather will soon be upon us!  Students are encouraged to review the dress code expectation in the 13-14 student handbook.
RMS and RHS will begin PSSA and Keystone Administration.  Please visit the navigation bar in the left hand column, at the bottom, for information for parents.

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  

Scholarships for Seniors

The Guidance Office has many scholarships listed on their website.  Deadlines are approaching.  View the link below for a listing.


Wildlife Leadership Academy Summer Field Schools

PA BUCKTAILS – focuses on the white-tailed deer
WHEN: June 17-21, 2014
WHERE: Stone Valley Recreation Area in Huntingdon County

PA BROOKIES – focuses on the brook trout
WHEN: July 8-12, 2014
WHERE: Sieg Conference Center in Clinton County

PA DRUMMERS – focuses on the Ruffed Grouse
WHEN: July 22-26, 2014
WHERE: Powdermill Nature Reserve in Westmoreland County


First Monday Meetings with Mrs. Vargas
All meetings begin at 7:00PM

April 7th - School Safetey
May 5th - Student Schedules/College in the HS
July 7th -- TBA
August 4th - TBA, based on previous discussions

4/3-4/23 -- Marianna Hoagies (Drama)
4/9-4/23 -- Storybook Sweets Cupcakes (Volleyball)
4/15-5/7 -- Pizza Hut Value Cards (Volleyball)
4/15-4/30 -- Little Caesar's Pizza Kits (Sr. Class)
5/1-5/21-- North Country Kettle Corn (Volleyball)
5/16-5/17 -- Tag Day (Volleyball)
6/5 -- Chicken BBQ @ BiLo (Volleyball)

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.

The 4th nine weeks is a busy time of year.  Check out the link below for details.

4th nine weeks Save the Date - 2014.pdf

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

RHS Community Service Opportunities:
*Environmental Team Recycling
week days after school
see Mr. Oknefski

Secondary Hours of Operation
*When School is IN Session

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

Ms. Goode            7:15-2:45 (sub call off)
Mrs. Lynch           7:00-3:00
Mrs. Thorwart      7:15-3:15

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, 4/23/2014
High: 46 Low: 35
76% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 4/24/2014
High: 59 Low: 27
Mostly clear
0% chance of precipitation.

Wednesday, April 23
Benefit Volleyball Tournament
1:15 PM
HS Gym
HS REACH Meeting
3:00 PM
Thursday, April 24
Progress Reports Due
Friday, April 25
Seniors Lunch Downtown
Sunday, April 27
PSSA Testing Window Science(8th)
April 28-May 2
Monday, April 28
Senior Presentations
Tuesday, April 29
Senior Presentations
Wednesday, April 30
PSSA Science - Grade 8
Mods M1,M2
Senior Presentations
Thursday, May 1
Choral Concert
High School Auditorium