By Joey Graham
The 6th annual Ridgeview High School blood drive will be held on March 18th, 2015. Sponsored by the Ridgeview Student Council and National Honor Society it will be held from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. in the High School Gym. This year the blood drive is in honor of local student Korey Cooper, who was in a life-threatening car accident last fall, and Ron Christ (Mrs. Schultz father), who is currently undergoing treatment for multiple health issues. You may ask “Why should I give blood”? There are many reasons some of which include savings lives, helping making sure blood is there when it is needed, it is easy and convenient and best of all it is the right thing to do. If you want to donate blood you can sign up at www.redcross.org or talk to any Ridgeview Student. We are asking you to sign up by Wed, March 11th to ensure adequate staffing at the drive. Our goal this year is to raise 85 units. We will need around 100 appointments to achieve our goal. Walk-ins are welcome, too! FREE childcare!
By Joey Graham
The 9th annual Variety Show is this Saturday at 7:00 PM in the high school gym. Admission is just $5. Come out and support all these talented students as they act, sing, and dance.
Congratulations to the High School Varsity Scholastic Bowl team on their 2nd place finish at the Masonic Tournament on Saturday. Currently ranked number one in the HOIC, the varsity team will compete in the Conference Tournament this Thursday night at Blue Ridge! Congratulations also to the JV team for going undefeated and finishing first in the conference! Be sure to congratulate them all on a job well done!
3rd graders, along with teachers Mrs. House and Mr. Harms, visited Abraham Lincoln's Presidential Museum in Springfield on Thursday. The students had a great time as they explored the many exhibits, ranging from Lincoln's early life in the log cabin all the way to the white house as our 16th President.
To see more pictures from the trip visit Mrs. House's website or Mr. Harms website.
Six Ridgeview Junior High Students have joined the the JH Wrestling Team Co-op with Prairie Central. Jalen Duncan, Ethan Wissmiller, Colton Tay, Billy Tay, Connor Robbins and Coby Windle started practicing with the team in late December when the co-op was approved. The boys will wrestle their last season tournament on Saturday, Feb 21 in LeRoy and begin the State Series with Regionals on Feb 28th in Braidwood. Good Luck Boys!