Ridgeview Jr./Sr. High School has been given a great opportunity to be able to work with a handful of nurses from the Mennonite College of Nursing at Illinois State University. The student nurses come to Ridgeview every Wednesday. Mrs. Schultz’s Health Education classes work with the nurses on a variety of topics. Last week, the nurses came in and talked about blood pressure with the students. They also took the students blood pressure. Then, the students were able to get to practice some hands on experience taking someone else’s blood pressure. The student nurses also did a personal hygiene presentation to all 6th-8th graders in Mr. Ruiz’s classroom. Each student went home with a personal hygiene kit that contained a; toothbrush, toothpaste, bar of soap, shampoo/conditioner, and deodorant. Thank you ISU Student Nurses!
Do you often wonder what your blood pressure numbers mean? Doctors call them systolic (the top number) and diastolic (the bottom number) blood pressure.Knowing both is important and could save your life.
What Does the Systolic Blood Pressure Number Mean?
When your heart beats, it squeezes and pushes blood through your arteries to the rest of your body. This force creates pressure on those blood vessels, and that's your systolic blood pressure. A normal systolic pressure is below 120. A reading of 140 or more is high blood pressure (also called hypertension).
What Does the Diastolic Blood Pressure Number Mean?
The diastolic reading, or the bottom number, is the pressure in the arteries when the heart rests between beats. This is the time when the heart fills with blood and gets oxygen. A normal diastolic blood pressure is lower than 80. 90 or higher is high blood pressure.
In December we were blessed to have six former Ridgeview students return to school to talk to our current students about their experiences in college, the work force, and the military. It was great to hear about all the wonderful things these students have accomplished since graduating from Ridgeview. We hope that listening to their stories will help inspire more of our students to keep striving towards their college and career goals. Thanks to Josh, Paige, Taylor, Arden, Wes, and Adam for taking time out of your busy lives to speak with our students!
These 7 students took time out of their day to help with the Annual Food Drive distribution day. Thank you to: Katelin, Mitch, Journey, Kelly, Jacob, River, and Lexie for helping on 12-15-16. YOU made a difference!!
Shout-out to all of the students, grades 6-12 who made our Annual Food Drive a success this year!! We raised $210 in cash donations and 560 non-perishable food items!! YOU made a
difference!!! Thank you! - Mrs. Schultz
Last night, the Fall Play cast welcomed residents from Aperion Care to watch the final dress rehearsal of this year's show, Million Dollar Meatballs. The actors appreciated having a small audience for the last practice and they are excited for the final performances! Shows are tonight and Saturdayat 7:00 pm and admission is $5. The cast can't wait to see you there