Long time employee, Vicki Gamble, Special Education Teacher, retired this year. In a letter she states" Twenty-one years ago, I entered the door of my classroom in a trailer parked on the playground. In all honesty, I thought this position was going to be a temporary one (I think they called the trailer a 'temporary classroom' back then). Along the way, I worked with some amazing teachers, support staff and administrators. Through good times and challenging times, I was proud to work in the school district."
Congratulations Vicki! You will be missed.
Lorna Winn, wife of the late Bill Winn who was Ridgeview's first High School Principal (1989-when we consolidated). He was here until 1998. Ridgeview planted and dedicated a tree with a plaque honoring Bill Winn, who passed away last year. The tree is visible from the high school office where he worked. He was much loved!
On May, 15th, the 7th grader English students Skyped author Ellen Potter. The Rebecca Caudill Award-winning author answered student questions about the novel Slob, the writing process, and the life of an author. The 6th grade Reading students also recently Skyped a Caudill-recognized author, Tommy Greenwald, author of Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Not Reading! Thank you to Mr. McCoy for organizing the event!
Ridgeview Jr High sent 9 athletes to the IESA Track State Meet on Friday, May 14 and Saturday, May 15.
Congratulations to the students, Coach Meyer and Coach Tinsley for an outstanding season.
1st place: 4x400 m relay: 4:06 - Levi Zimmerman, Tucker Maupin, DJ Hicks, Zachary Cavinder, Alt. Mike Dowling.
2nd place: 4x100m relay: 51.67 - Levi Zimmerman, Tucker Maupin, DJ Hicks, Zachary Cavinder, Alt. Mike Dowling.
2nd place: Mya Tinsley: Long Jump - 16-4.25 ft
5th place: Mya Tinsley: 100 m dash - 13.39
6th place: River Rosales: 400 m dash - 1:04.42
8th place: DJ Hicks: Long Jump - 16-6 ft
7th Grade Results:
Kailie Lancaster finished 22nd in Shot Put: 26-0 ft and 14th in Discus: 70-09 ft.
River Rosales finished 16th in High Jump: 4-4 ft
DJ Hicks competed in the 100 m dash finishing 24th with a time of 13.24
Levi Zimmerman finished in 33rd in High Jump: 4-7 ft and 31st in the 200 m dash: 28.36
8th Grade Results:
Ryan Benton finished 30th in the 100 m dash: 12.94 and 23rd in the 200 m dash: 25.51
Benji Phillips competed in the High Jump finishing in 10th place : 5-5 ft