National Red Ribbon Week is designed to promote students to live a drug free life. Through positive activities and dress up days, the junior high student council collaborated with mentoring classes to develop positive relationships and memories. Students dress up days included: USA day, favorite sports team day, twin day, Duct tape day, and class color day. Games played included Heads/Tails, kick ball, and three legged races. Daily winners were given "stars" to display on their lockers. Every student received five items to remind them "Your Future is Key: stay Drug Free": all items included the Red Ribbon monogram (pencil, coin, sticker, bookmark, and tattoo).
The Junior High Student Council would like to express their gratitude to the mentoring teachers and Mr. Campbell for judging and encouraging participation in each days activities.
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
Another Homecoming Week at Ridgeview is in the books! This years theme was Ridgeview's Red Carpet Affair. The high school students and staff participated in different themed days, activities and contests last week.
Starting things off on Monday: "I woke up like this" pajama day!
Tuesday: Multiplicity or Opposites
Thursday: Color Wars & Greek Games
Friday: Spirit Day, Class Skits & Pep Ralley
Mrs. Schultz takes Ridgeview National Honor Society and Student Council Members to 5 Points Theater, in Washington, IL.
Our students attended a conference, with keynote speaker Mike Smith, from 8:30am-12pm on school climate, making connections with peers and adults, and building character of students inside and outside the classroom. After the Jostens Renaissance conference, our students stayed for a separate conference with all students in the HOIC on IHSA Sportsmanship. They heard briefly again from Mike Smith and Steve Reschke, the President of the HOIC Executive Board. Mr. Reschke also addressed the students on relative topics to sportsmanship within our conference.
For over 25 years, Jostens has partnered with educators to renew school climate and culture through Jostens Renaissance® Education. Thousands of schools across North America are proud to call themselves “Jostens Renaissance” schools, sharing a sense of pride that is reflected in the results seen in improved academic performance, behavior, student engagement, and overall school spirit. These 18 Ridgeview students had the opportunity to listen to Mike Smith talk about focusing on the following tenets: building the character of students inside and outside the classroom; enhance and grow connections with peers, parents, experts, and all stakeholders; and create a culture of celebration of all achievements to inspire success for the future.
Who is Mike Smith?
From his humble beginnings in Imperial, NE, Mike has since founded two non-profits and influenced hundreds of thousands of youth in schools nationwide. Mike lives his life as a “professional teenager” that doubles as a youth motivational speaker and action sports personality. While other professional speakers struggle to remain current, Mike stays relevant by talking about what he’s doing, not what he’s done.
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