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Please know that Walker County Schools will be closed from March 16th through March 27th due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Per our calendar, students and staff will return to school after spring break on April 6th.

During this time, all Walker County Schools activities will be suspended, canceled, or rescheduled from March 16th through March 27th.

Thank you for your support and patience as we all work together through these trying times.

 

Please click on the document to see information regarding, school closure, online instruction, and other pertinent information related to the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Spectrum is offering FREE ACCESS to broadband for students without access FOR 60 DAYS

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Parents and students, due to construction that is taking place on campus, parking and student drop-off/pick-up procedures have changed. Please view the two videos below (clickable links ) to familiarize yourself with the procedures.

Links:

Parking Procedure 

Drop-off/Pick-up Procedure

(updated 1/4/18)

 

 

 

Quick Links

Panther Gear (Online portal where you can find, shirts, hoodies, and other fantastic items to show your support for RHS. 

Items can also be purchased at RHS at the Panther Den)

Parent and Student Resources   (Powerschool, PBIS Matrix, Georgia Performance Standards, and Student Handbook)  

Online learning/Odysseyware Login

RHS Research Site (This site provides quick access to sites that will assist students in all subjects in conducting research and writing research papers/essays)

RHS Stem Program

Work Based Learning Site for RHS Students

2018-19 School Calendar

Monthly News Letters


RHS Georgia Performance Report Card

Click on the image below to access the full report

 


ABOUT RIDGELAND HIGH

Ridgeland High School, located in Rossville, GA, is nestled in the Georgia ridges just below Lookout Mountain. Several communities are represented in the student body including Flintstone, Lookout Mountain, Fairview, Chickamauga, High Point, Kensington, McLemore’s Cove, and the city of Rossville.  Our school is located 4.1 miles from the city of Fort Oglethorpe and 2.5 miles from the Tennessee/Georgia border. The site location is a rural area that sits next to the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park.

Ridgeland High School was founded in 1989 and was formed as a result of merging two high schools: Chattanooga Valley High School and Rossville High School. The feeder school patterns are comprised of both Rossville Middle School and Chattanooga Valley Middle School; Cherokee Ridge Elementary School, Rossville Elementary School, Fairyland Elementary School, Chattanooga Valley Elementary School, and Stone Creek Elementary School.

Ridgeland High School operates under the concept of academization. Every student is a member of an educational academy: Cyber Academy, College and Career Academy, Freshman Academy, Honors Academy, Sophomore Academy, and STEM Academy. Each academy strives to build relationships and offer flexible options to meet the learning needs and goals of all students. The educational focus is to teach the curriculum at a high level of academic rigor, and customize learning by providing remediation, enrichment, and acceleration.

The mission of Ridgeland High School and Walker County Schools is to ensure that all students graduate ready for college, ready for work and ready for life!


Miss Ridgeland Pageant!
The Ridgeland High School cheerleaders are excited to host our 1st Annual Miss Ridgeland Pageant!
Saturday, April 11
Ridgeland High School
2478 Happy Valley Rd, Rossville, 30741
Hosted by RHS CheerleadingPageant Theme: Spring FeverEvent to be held in auditorium
Age group | Pageant TimeTiny Tots Ages 2-4 | 10:00 a.m.Petite K- 2nd grade | 12:00 p.m.Little Miss 3rd – 5th grades | 2:00 p.m.Junior Miss 6th – 8th grades | 4:00 p.m.Miss Ridgeland 9th – 12th grades | 7:00 p.m.Complete Registration Form:
Our simple registration form is available online – https://forms.gle/3HAbXeZvgjbvi89V7Send Entry Fee:
Early bird price of $30 if registration is received by March 27. Any registration received after March 27, is $45.
Please pay by cash or check (written to RHS) in an envelope to ATTN: COACH ABBY BATES and mailed or delivered to the high school. Include a note with the contestant’s name so we can pair it with your registration form.Please note: The contestant’s spot in the pageant is not considered final and confirmed until the registration form and payment are both received. Registration fees are non-refundable.

RHS Students of the Week for 3/9/20!

Congratulations to this week’s, 3/9/20, Students of the Week:Robert McCurdy, Wes Coleman, Makayla Marsh, and Aexandra Taylor.
Pictured from left to right are Robert McCurdy, Wes Coleman, Makayla Marsh, and Alexandra Taylor.


RHS February Athletes of the Month

Congratulations to the RHS Athletes of the Month for February: Molly Jane Pickard for tennis and Gavin Michael Parris for golf.


RHS February Teacher of the Month

Congratulations to Wade Thomison for being chosen as the RHS Teacher of the Month for February. Thanks for all that you do for the students, coach!


 

Students of the week for 3/2/20

Congratulations to this week’s, 3/2/20, RHS Students of the Week: Destiney Shrader, Cierra Hallman, Joseph Fortson, and Alex Bible.
First picture: Destiney Shrader and Cierra Hallman. Second picture: Joseph Fortson. Not pictured: Alex Bible.

RHS Student Government Serving the Community

The Student Government Association volunteered with the Backpack Blessings last Tuesday. Multiple volunteers helped assemble over 1,000 sack meals.


Ransom signs with Reinhardt!

Congratulations to Jade Ransom. She signed with Reinhardt University as a member of the soccer team for the 20/21 season!


High Flying ROTC Cadets 

Last Thursday six JROTC Cadets got the chance to fly in a Civil Air Patrol Cessna-182 single-engine-prop aircraft! It was a beautiful day and a chance to make multiple flights over our High School and the Walker County area. The flying Cadets were: Shawn Ashley, AJ Walker, Dakota Veal, Olivia Blanchard, Joseph Smith, and Destin Wheeler. It was the first time flying for 5 of the 6 Cadets . . . they all loved the experience.


Dunn chosen as the RHS Teacher of the Year!

Congratulations to Mrs. Selina Dunn for being selected as Ridgeland High School’s teacher of the Year! Thank you for all that you do for the students and the school. Your hard work and dedication as an educator has been noticed by all.


FCCLA Day at the Capitol

FCCLA members attended FCCLA Day at the Capitol on Thursday, February 12. They enjoyed touring the State Capitol Building and learning about the history of Georgia as they explored the Capitol’s History Museum.


Calling all student writers and artists!


Students of the Week for 2/24/20.

Congratulations to this week’s, 2/24/20, Students of the week: Zach Narramore, Payton Burkhart, Lori Smith, and Miami Strickland.
Pictured from left to right are:Zach Narramore, Payton Burkhart, Lori Smith, and Miami Strickland.


Barrett and Thomas sign with Reinhardt!

Congratulations to Kendall Barrett and Judah Thomas; they signed with Rheinhardt as members of the 2020 football team!


Launch Program application

Parents and students interested in the Launch Program need to complete the application process by March 27. Please see the links below to access the application materials.

Any questions should be directed to Julie Portwood:
julieportwood@walkerschools.org

Click on the links to access the needed application forms:

Interest form:
https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSfEuciheRclxhRGW…/viewform…

Application:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RYtHIN8g7jxoND2QF10UqNNAYcvqLhcjyoeFQjpneTM/edit?usp=sharing

Application questions:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1f1bwUC35R9gPcGE4jABA_d1WT9wZipfrrT0nrMg3hBU

 


Riflery Team members invited to prestigious program

Congratulations to Riflery Team members Daniel Barrett, Zori Champion, Gage Dunn, Kayla Brewer, and Jasmayn Walcott to being invited to advance to the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) Regional Championship in Anniston, Alabama on April 2-4! The team advanced from the first phase, the Postal competition, which was shot at Ridgeland, when they scored 1,095 points! They will face 20 teams from throughout the Southeast as they strive towards the CMP National Championship.


RHS cafeteria staff receives a grade of 100 on their inspection!

Congratulations to the RHS cafeteria staff! They received a grade of 100 on their inspection. That is a huge accomplishment; for comparison, take a look at your favorite restaurant’s score next time you’re there; you do not often see 100s.


RHS Riflery Team is on target
The Riflery Team defeated Sonorville High School twice Wednesday while again setting a new record high score, this time shooting 1,114. Top shooter for both competitions was Zori Champion who not only set a personal best of 288 of 300, but also tied as Ridgeland’s all-time top shooter. Congratulations also to Daniel Barrett for a perfect score of 100, and to Gage Dunn for scoring 99, both in the Prone position. Congratulations to the entire team!

Transition to High School Night at RHS

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Students of Week for 2/10/20

Congratulations to this week’s, 2/10/20, Students of the Week: Madison Witt, Javier Jordan, Jacob Schoenfield, and Jace Mitchell.
Pictured from left to right: Madison Witt, Javier Jordan, Jacob Schoenfield, and Jace Mitchell


Christie Shepherd chosen as the Teacher of the Month for January!

Congratulations to Christie Shepherd for being chosen as the RHS Teacher of the Month for January!

 


Athletes of the Month for January!

Congratulations to the Athletes of the Month for January: Riley McBee for soccer and Drew Meade for baseball.


Students of the Week for 2/3/20!

Congratulations to this week’s, 2/3/20, Students of the Week, Steven Evett, Ashton Turner, Gage Collins, and Carli Arthur.
Pictured from left to right are: Steven Evett, Ashton Turner, Gage Collins,and Carli Arthur.


Attention All RHS Hall of Fame Inductees!

The shadow boxes for the Ridgeland Hall of Fame are coming along spectacularly! If you were an inductee , we need items to place into your spot. Jersey’s, pictures, trophies, certificates, letters, etc. are all welcome. Please help support this great project and your legacy. Items can be brought to the front office and given to Darl Cole.


RHS Riflery team continues to break records!

For the third time this season, the Riflery team has broken all previous season’s records. On Saturday at Cherokee High School the team shot a new record by scoring 1,105! Though they were edged out by Dalton, who won by just 13 points, the team continues to make big advances.

The top shooter was Daniel Barrett with a score of 286, followed by Gage Dunn and Zori Champion who both scored 277, and Jasmayn Walcott with 265. Also competing was Kayla Brewer who scored 263. Congratulations to the entire team! YOU make Ridgeland great!


Middleton chosen as the Praters Floors Athlete of the Week

Congratulations to Conner Middleton who was chosen as the Praters Floors Athlete of the Week! Conner is a member of the RHS Football Team and the RHS Soccer Team.
 
The Praters Floors Athlete of the Week is to recognize an athlete that not only has abilities in their sport, but also in the classroom. The individual must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA.

RHS Band members selected as All State Band members!

Congratulations to the following Ridgeland Band students who made the Georgia All State Band:

Tiana Simms
Justin Williams
Joshua Wingard
Maddie York

This takes a lot of work and the selection is very strict. This a huge honor for both the students, Band Director Mr. Joshua Bloodworth, and RHS!

RHS students selected as recipients for the Horatio Alger Scholarship.

Congratulations to the winners of the $10,000.00 Horatio Alger Scholarship for the class of 2020 : Cheyenne Collins, Jai Barrett, Connor Sims, Matthew Schaublin, Garrett Parker, Blue Monto, DD Byrd, and Tanner Knight.

Pictured: Cheyenne Collins, Jai Barrett, Connor Sims, Matthew Schaublin, Garrett Parker, and Blue Monto; not pictured: DD Byrd, and Tanner Knight.


Students of the Week for 1/21/20

Congratulations to this week’s, 1/21/20, Students of the Week: Sara Rodham, Kara Johnson, Andrew Watkins, John Young. Your hard work and great attitudes are noticed by all!
Pictured from left to right: Sara Rodham, Kara Johnson, Andrew Watkins,and John Young.


RHS December Athletes of the Month

Trinitee Tate- Winter Cheer
Christian Turner-Boys Basketball
Kia Wade- Girls Basketball


RHS November Athletes of the Month

Congratulations to the RHS November Athletes of the Month.
Laneyah Fairbanks-Wrestling

Daniel Barrett- Riflery

Aiden Barber- Westling


Basketball Cheer Squad Senior Night

The RHS Panthers Basketball Cheer Squad held their Senior Night during the matchup against Southeast Whitfield Tuesday night.
Pictured: Trinitee Tate, Laneyah Fairbanks


Sam Kline named RHS STAR Student for the class of 2020.

Congratulations to the Class of 2020 STAR student, Sam Kline. Sam had the highest score out of all RHS students on a one time sitting of the SAT. Congratulations also to his STAR teacher, Dr. Darren Crutcher.


RHS Boy’s Basketball Team celebrates Senior Night

The RHS Panthers Boys’ Basketball team held their Senior Night during their matchup against Southeast Whitfield Tuesday night.

Pictured: Ethan Moyer and manager Breanna Daniels, Christian Turner, Alex Rogers, Kai Johnson, Jordan Blackwell.


RHS Girl’s Basketball Team celebrates Senior Night

The RHS Panthers Girls’ Basketball team held their Senior Night during their matchup Southeast Whitfield Tuesday night.
Pictured: Hannah DeSalvo,  Fran King, Kia Wade, Kaylee Wade,  Madison Waddle-Manager, KeAsia Harris-Manager, Justice Turne, Kaylee Wade. Kia Wade.


Ridgeland’s Rifelery Team Hits the Mark!

On Saturday in Canton, GA, Ridgeland’s Riflery team broke their previous school record not once, but twice!

In the first competition,  Ridgeland scored 1,094 against Etowah’s 920, besting the old school record of 1,088. During the second competition,  Ridgeland shot 5 points less, 1,089, still higher than any previous season’s best, but succumbed to the Area 10 defending champions from Cherokee High School.
The Top shooter in the first competition was Daniel Barrett,  with Gage Dunn taking the second competition and shooting a new personal best!  Congratulations to the entire team!

Beverly  chosen as the RHS Teacher of the Month for December.

Congratulations to Beverly Capley for being chosen as the RHS Teacher of the Month for December. Thanks for all of your hard work!


RHS January Newsletter

Click on the image below to find out what is going on at Ridgeland High School during the month of January.


Barnet named as a Questbridge Scholar

Congratulations to Jai Barnett who has been named as a Questbridge Scholar.  Out of the 14,926 applicants,  only 1,127 outstanding students were selected as this year’s Match Scholarship Recipients. Jai was matched with Emory University and the Questbridge scholarship will cover all college costs for all four years for a total of over $288,000.  Ridgeland High School is so proud of this young man’s accomplishments and hard work.


Jayda Jenkins signs with Chattanooga State.

Congratulations to one of RHS’s best, Jayda Jenkins. On Friday, she signed on as member of the Chattanooga State Volleyball Team for the upcoming 2020 season.
Seated from the left: her mother, Dana Jenkins, Jayda Jenkins, and her brother Jaylen Shelton.
Standing: Karen Hughes, Chattanooga State assistant volleyball coach, Robin Moore, and RHS head volleyball coach, April Lemonds.


Students of the week for 12/16/19.

Congratulations to this week’s Students of the Week: Eli Croft, Mark Hollifield, Makayla Cope, and Colton Alexander.
Your hard work and great attitudes make us all proud to be called Panthers. Pictured from left to right: Eli Croft, Mark Hollifield, and Makayla Cope. Not pictured Colton Alexander.


Finally time for Fall Finals!

RHS Fall Semester Final Exam Schedule:

Thursday December 19th: 2nd & 4th blocks

Friday December 20th: 1st & 3rd blocks


RHS is super proud of another one of it’s amazing panthers!

Quintin Tyler qualified for the 2020 GMEA All-State Chorus. This is the most prestigious honor for an individual chorus student in the state of Georgia. Quintin will travel to Athens in February to sing and present a concert with other students from across the state.
Pictured below are Dr. Cody Goss and Quintin Tyler.


Ridgeland’s Rifle Team comes out on top in their season opener!

Ridgeland’s Rifle Team came out on top in their season opener against LaFayette yesterday, winning 1067 to 1058. Ridgeland’s top shooter was Daniel Barrett who scored 280, followed by Zori Champion with 268. Rounding out the team’s top four were Gage Dunn and Jasmayn Walcott. Also shooting were Kayla Brewer, Dakota Veal, and Dakota Dehart. Congratulations to the entire team on Ridgeland’s first ever win over LaFayette!


Congratulations to Tammy Barnes for being chosen as the RHS Teacher of the Month for November.

Thanks for working so hard for all of your students!


Christmas comes early to the Panther Nation this year!


Congratulations to RHS’ Dr. Cody Goss for being recognized as a Georgia Teaching Artist.

He is another shining example of the excellent faculty at Ridgeland High School.

Click on the image below to learn more about this amazing educator.


Start the Christmas season off right with the RHS band!


RHS Football Team named 6AAAA region champions!

Congratulations to the RHS Football program for earning the right to be named 2019 6AAAA Regional Champions. Your hard work and dedication made this possible. You make us proud to be Panthers!
Pictured: Head Coach Kip Klein and Athletic director Dr. Robert Stinson holding the 6AAAA Championship Cup.


Students of the Week for the week of 11/18/19

Congratulations to this week’s (12/2/19) Students of the Week! Your hard work and great attitudes make us all proud! Pictured from left to right: Adain Champion, Dalton Pitts, McKensie Miller, and Mikah Johnson.


Students of the Week for the week of 11/18/19

Congratulations to the Students of the Week for the week of 11/18/19: Jhosue Lopez-Ramos, Jasson Walden, Kaylynn Tracy, and Matthew Brown. Your hard work is noticed by all. Keep up the good work!


Apply to College day next Thursday, November 21st from 9-3

Attention Seniors at Ridgeland,

Need help filling out your College Applications? Ridgeland will be hosting an Apply to College day next Thursday, November 21st from 9-3. College admissions counselors will be on hand to help. Sign up in Guidance for a one hour time slot!

Applying to the following colleges will be free on that day:

Chattanooga State
Dalton State
GA Southern
Shorter
GNTC
Berry


HOSA Coat Drive

HOSA and the RHS Healthcare Science classes will be holding a coat drive starting Monday November 18th to December 13th. We need gently used coats, jackets, scarves, and gloves. Donation bins will be set up in front of the main office and in room #313. We are always trying to make an impact in our community and here is one easy way to help. If you have any questions please feel free to ask!

Mrs. Wimpee
Healthcare Science/HOSA


Terrance Roberts for being named the Farm Bureau Player of the Week for 11-8-19

Congratulations to Terrance Roberts for being named the Farm Bureau Player of the Week for his performance against Southeast Whitfield Friday 11-8-19.


It’s time to buy your ticket for Empty Bowls!

It’s time to buy your ticket for Empty Bowls! Tickets for your mug and the dessert event are $20.  Dessert and hot beverage only tickets are $5.

We are making mugs this year and serving desserts and hot beverages at Ridgeland from 5-7 on November 21, but the proceeds all still go toward feeding kids from RHS, CVMS, and RMS over Christmas break.

These will be coming out of the kiln soon!  They will look dramatically different, since what looks pink here is actually clear.


Students of the Week for 11/11/19!

Congratulations to this week’s (11/04) Students of the Week: Malaina Gentry, Ashton Miller, Hunter Ownby, and Aniyah May. You make us proud!

Pictured from left to right are:Malaina Gentry, Ashton Miller, Hunter Ownby, and Aniyah May.


2019 playoffs are starting off at RHS this Friday.

Come out and show your support!


October Athletes of the Month

Congratulations to the October Athletes of the Month:
Connor Middleton for Football and Macie Boren for Cross Country. Thanks for all of your hard work and dedication.


Elf the Musical is coming to RHS!

The best way to spread Christmas cheer is by singing loud for all to hear! So, don’t be a cotton-headed ninny muggins; come to Elf the Musical at Ridgeland High! Walker County Schools’ employees get one free ticket for any public performance of their choice with their school ID. Adult tickets are $10.00 and student tickets are $8.00. We hope you will kick off your holiday season by coming to see this hilarious musical version of the popular film classic, Elf.

Showtimes and venue are:
Saturday, November 23 – 2:00pm & 7:00pm
Sunday, November 24 – 2:00pm & 7:00pm
RHS Theater


Veteran’s Day 

RHS honored our nation’s veterans with its annual Veterans’ Day appreciation ceremony. Thank you to all that have served and sacrificed for our great county.


RHS named 12 Best Public High School in the Chattanooga Area.

Click on the image for more information.

 


Ridgeland High School’s girls golf program  receives a $600.00 grant from the Women’s Golf Association of Georgia.

On Wed Nov.6 2019 The girls golf program at Ridgeland High School received a $600.00 grant from the Women’s Golf Association of Georgia. This grant was to further the game of golf for the women in the state of Georgia. It was presented to Golf Coach Pipes by Jo Ann Higgins from the WGAG.
Pictured: Karen Hughes,Jo Ann Higgins, Ryan Pipes, and Rob Stinson


Veterans Day at RHS

Ridgeland High School’s VETERANS RECOGNITION CEREMONY is tomorrow, Friday, Nov 8. Veterans from all branches, to include members of the Guard and Reserve, are invited. Veterans should arrive by 8:50 and check-in before going into the gym so we don’t miss recognizing them during the ceremony.

The program will include patriotic music from the Ridgeland Band and Chorus, as well as a flag folding ceremony and Color Guard performed by Air Force Junior ROTC.

Veterans or family members of veterans that will be attending:
Call the office at 706-820-9063 to give them their name and branch of service to make check-in easier; you may also simply just check-in upon arrival.

 


October Teacher of the Month.

Congratulations to Ellen Kay for being selected as the RHS October teacher of the month! Thanks for all of your hard work and all that you do for the students.


Students of the Week for 11/04/19!

Congratulations to this week’s (11/04) Students of the Week: Matthew Weishaupt, Gabriel Paris, Logan Sanchez, and Logan Fowler. You make us proud!

Pictured from left to right are: Matthew Weishaupt, Gabriel Paris, Logan Sanchez, and Logan Fowler.


Ridgeland High School: 3 time PB&J Challenge champions!

The Panther Nation has done it again!!! Thanks for everyone’s support.

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FCCLA Fall Rally

On October 9th, FCCLA members attended the FCCLA Fall Leadership Rally at the National Fair Grounds in Perry, Georgia. Members enjoyed competing in the Peanut Recipe Contest and were so excited to place 1st in the High School Brochure Competition! #fallrally #perryfair #fccla #fcclageorgia


Congratulations to the RHS 2019 Homecoming Court and to Makaia Padgett for being crowned as the RHS 2019 Homecoming Queen!

Congratulations to Makaia Padgett for being crowned as the RHS 2019 Homecoming Queen! Congratulations also to the whole RHS 2019 Homecoming Court!


Athletes of the Month

Congratulations to this month’s Athletes of the Month:
Sarah Williams-Volleyball
Nathaniel Montgomery- Band
Maggie Dickson- Softball


Trunk or Treat

SGA is hosting the annual Trunk or Treats on October 25th in the school’s front parking lot from 6:00-7:30 pm. Bring your friends and family; then stay for kickoff against Pickens! We’ll have candy, so join us in costume as you collect sweets and treats from the many different themed trunks.


Students of the Week for 10/21/19!

Congratulations to this week’s (10/21) Students of the Week! You make us proud!
Pictured from left to right are Logan Gente, Hailey Marshall, Heather Basham, and Raven Leonard.


RHS Competition Cheerleading exhibition

We would love to have the Panther Nation’s support this Sunday as the RHS cheerleaders will be showcasing their competition cheerleading routine. This is the first time we have done this, and this is a fundraiser to support the girls this season. If you are free this Sunday from about 4:45-5:15, swing on by the RHS gym to watch your girls put on a show!
They have worked super hard this season and are excited to show off their skills to the community.

Great opportunity for up and coming wrestlers

ROCK SOLID TRAINING CENTER Youth Wrestling

Practices will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-7:30 pm and Fridays will be a Competition/Live Practice from 6:00-7:00 pm that is optional. Practices will begin October 29th. The total registration fee is $54. Payment arrangements can be made upon request.  Advanced wrestlers will have the opportunity to wrestle a larger number of open tournaments through both USA GA Wrestling and TN AAU. Coaches will determine who is ready to take that step. To register please follow the link below. Please continue to follow us on Facebook until our website is up and running.

https://rstcwrestling.sportngin.com/register/form/657336812

Click on the image below for schedules and more info:


The Fall Plant Sale is coming to RHS this weekend!

Click on the picture below for more information.


The 2019-2020 yearbooks are currently on sale!

The 2019-2020 yearbooks are currently on sale! They are $65 until October 25th. You can purchase them through Mrs. Hawk in room 209, or visit
yearbookforever.com


Ladies and gentlemen!  Boys and girls of all ages!  The RHS Video Production Class presents the 2019 Homecoming Court Video!  

Click on the pic below to watch the video:

 


Healthy tots??? Who would have thought…

Ridgeland FCCLA members hosted a cooking class Monday for local elementary school students in celebration of October being Farm to School Month! Students enjoyed learning about the health benefits of squash as they worked together with members to make “Squash-Tots”, a healthier, kid-friendly alternative to tater tots!
#fccla #fcclaga #OhMySquash


Teacher Appreciation Night at the Game Friday Night

Congratulations to these outstanding educators. Each year a Senior player will select a teacher that has made the an impact on them during their years here at RHS.

Pictured  from left to right

Coach Wood, Mr. Jackson, Ms. Talwar, Ms. Shepherd, Ms. Capley, Ms. Carpenter, and Ms. Brady.
Not pictured: Mr. Bandy, Mr. Crutcher,Ms. Hubbard-Heitz, Ms. Miller, and Mr. Terry

Students of the Week for 10/07/19!

Congratulations to this week’s (10/07/19) Students of the Week: Cyndi Plemons, Tyler Bailey, Diego Jauregui, and Aiden Cook  (not pictured).


RHS Homecoming Week 2019 theme day schedule:

Click on the image for a closer look.


September Teacher of the Month

Congratulations to Mr. Ryan Queen for being chosen as the teacher of the month for September. Thank you for all of your hard work!


RHS cafeteria staff receives a perfect score on their food inspection report!

Congratulations to the RHS cafeteria staff and their tireless efforts to provide students and staff with meals everyday. As a testament to their hard work and dedication, they received a perfect score on their food inspection report.


Next week (10/7 – 10/11) is Homecoming week at RHS!

Fall is in the air, and you know what that means…It’s time for Homecoming Week! Have a look at the the schedule:

Monday – Pajama vs Tacky Tourist Day

Tuesday – War between Classes:

Seniors vs. Juniors:
Seniors wear Blue / Juniors wear purple

Sophomores vs Freshmen
Sophomores wear Pink / Freshman wear Green

(Teachers, feel free to pick your favorite color, wear the color of the grade you teach, wear the same color as the rest of your department, wear as many colors as you can, be monochromatic, etc.)

Wednesday – Good takes on Evil / Heroes vs Villains Day

Thursday – Identical Twins or Complementary Pairs – Twins vs. Dynamic Duo Day. (salt and pepper, pb & j, Batman and Robin, Scooby and Shaggy)

Friday – RHS SPIRIT DAY! Wear your Black, White, and Silver as we get ready to crush Cross Keys!!


Scenic City Player of the week (9/28/19) -Torrance Roberts

Congratulations to Torrance Roberts for being chosen as the Scenic City Player of the Week based on his performance in the Ridgeland/ Heritage game on 9/28/19.
Robert’s stats:
2 catches, 131 yards, 92-yard TD catch, 4 rushes for 19 yards, 3 tackles, 2 assists, and 2 passes broken up.


Students of the Week for 9/30/19!

Congratulations to this week’s (9/30/19) Students of the Week: Walter Harris, Dennis Skyles,Bryanna Goldsmith, and Jacob Holder. You make us proud!


Volleyball Senior Night

The RHS Volleyball team celebrated their Senior Night Thursday 9/26/19 during their match against Dade County. The seniors recognized were Lander Dunn, Jada Jenkins, and Sarah Williams.


Softball Senior Night

The RHS Softball team celebrated their Senior Night Tuesday Sept. 24th during their game against Southeast Whitfield.

The Seniors that were recognized were Danielle Cross, Vanessa Hart, Ciera Foster, Brittany Holder, Hailey Carroll, and Kiera Foster.


ROTC competes in the Soddy Daisy Raider meet

ROTC competed in the Soddy Daisy Raider meet Saturday (9/21). We had two 5th Place, and two 6th Place finishes out of 15 teams. No trophies, but our Cadets made huge improvements. Looking forward to the Warren County Meet next Saturday.


September Athletes of the Month

Congratulations to the September Athletes of the Month:
Kaitlyn Durham – Cheer
Terrance Roberts-Football


Students of the Week for 9/23/19

Congratulations to this week’s (9/23/19) Students of the Week: Skyler Agee, Drew Meade, Dakota Moore, and Trinity Shanahan.


Ridgeland’s Key Club and Blood Assurance is hosting the fall blood drive Monday, September 30, 2019 8:30-1:00 

Individuals interested in donating blood need to visit room 133 or contact the Key Club at jeannettecollins@walkerschools.org.
Students who are 16 need the parent consent form. Students 17 and older do not need written consent.
Please eat a good meal that morning and drink plenty of fluids.

RHS students attend Teen Maze.

TEEN MAZE is a life-sized interactive role-play where students navigate stations that offer real life choices & risky behaviors such as drinking & driving, drug abuse, teen pregnancy, contracting an STD, and facing Juvenile Court!  Along the path, health experts present information to help them handle the problems they might face as a result of their behaviors.  Since paths are randomly assigned, no two students will have the same experience, much as in real life!  The ultimate goal of TEEN MAZE is on-time high school graduation!

In this game, students are victims of chance and must experience whatever happens to them – but, of course, in real life, they have choices!  This event is designed to improve student’s knowledge of health risks and realize it is UR CHOICE/ UR DESTINY! Students will be encouraged to learn from their peers’ experiences in the maze and to discuss their experiences with their parents.

 


Torrance Roberts selected as the Farm Bureau player of the week

Congratulations to Torrance Roberts #16 for being selected as the Farm Bureau player of the week. Pictured from left to right: Coach Kip Klein, Torrance Roberts and Regina Perry Farm Bureau agent for Rossville, Ga.


Students of the Week for 9/16/19!!

Congratulations to this week’s (9/16/19) Students of the Week: Alyssa Turner, Mike Hayes, Bree Miller, and David O’Donnell. Pictured from left to right are  Alyssa Turner and  Mike Hayes (Bree Miller and  David O’Donnell not pictured).


Students of the Week for 9/9/19!!

Congratulations to this week’s (9/9/19) Students of the Week: Madyson Waddell, Trinity Deane, Aiyana Cummings and Michael Waddell. Pictured from left to right are Madyson Waddell, Trinity Dean, Aiyana Cummings (Michael Waddell not pictured).


JROTC visited the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery, Alabama

JROTC visited the beautiful Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery Alabama last week. This was a fantastic trip to learn more about this important history in America and a chance to visit the birthplace of this movement. As always, our Cadets enjoyed the opportunity to travel and to continue building friendships.


Students of the Week for 9/3/19!!

Congratulations to this week’s (9/3/19) Students of the Week! Pictured from left to right are Sierra Trew, Danny Engle, Maribel Lucas, and Ivory Bivens.


It’s all Greek to me…

The pictures below show Mrs. Hawks’ English II class with their Greek theater masks. The class was involved in a project studying the characteristics of Greek tragedies and the process involved in creating a tragic hero through the study of the Greek hero Oedipus.


Mind blowing fun with the RHS AP Psychology class

Don’t be afraid, they’re professionals…AP Psychology kids and their brain caps that they created in Dr. Bandy and Mrs. Jagger’s class.


RHS Class of 2023 Commitment  to Graduate Ceremony

The annual tradition of freshmen signing a banner to pledge their commitment to graduating took place today at the Commitment to Graduate Ceremony.


It’s time for the annual PB&J challenge

RHS will be going up against Heritage once again this year. Let’s make RHS the champions for the third year in a row!! Donations can be made at the RHS front office or at home matches through September 20. Please only donate peanut butter and jelly that comes in PLASTIC containers. The winning school will receive $1200.

 


Parents and students, mark your calendars; RHS will be hosting an Open House on August 5th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


And so it begins….. set those alarms; the first day of school is Wednesday, August 7.


Meet the Panthers night!
Come out and meet the 2019 RHS Panthers football team and coaches Saturday 8/3/19 at 6:00 in the large commons at RHS.


Class of 2020 Seniors Portraits

Class of 2020 Seniors need to have their portraits taken by Prestige Portraits over the summer or at the school on August 13-15.

To schedule an appointment online go to: 
booknow.appointment-plus.com/yq1tkyrs

To schedule by phone, call 423-892-1332


Summer softball camp

The RHS softball program will be offering a 2 day summer camp this year during June 17 and 18. Click on the  form below for more information and to access the registration form.


Congratulations to Tanner Hill. He signed Tuesday with Cleveland State, becoming a member of the school’s baseball team for the 2019/2020 season.


Launch Program Parent meeting

Interested in attending college while still in high school? Don’t miss the parent meeting on May 21 at 6pm. Please click on the picture below to learn more about the Launch Program.

Click on the pic below to access information about the Launch Program


RHS announces hiring of new Band Director.
It is with great pleasure that the administrative team of Ridgeland High School announces the selection of Mr. Joshua Bloodworth to replace Mr. Rick Chambers to lead the RHS Rhythm of the Ridges Band as Band Director.   Mr. Chambers retires after this year following a decade of stellar service to the students of the Ridgeland community.
Mr. Bloodworth was integral to the growth and success of multiple programs, including the Clarke Middle School Band, the Athens Christian School Band, and most recently, the Chattanooga Central High School Band.  Over the course of these various assignments, Mr. Bloodworth’s students have participated in the GMEA All-State Band, the University of Georgia Middle School Band Festival, the University of Georgia January High School Band Festival, the TMEA All-State Band, the ETSBOA All-East Band, the Lee University Honor Band, and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Honor Band.
Mr. Bloodworth is a highly heralded director, as evidenced by his selection to conduct the Chattanooga All-County Middle School Band in 2019.  In addition, he has been recognized as a News Channel 9 Educator of the Week for the Greater Chattanooga Area, the Tennessee Lottery Educator of the Month in October 2016, and Chattanooga Central High School’s 2016-17 Margaret Hammack Teacher of the Year Award.
Bloodworth is a native of the north Georgia area, graduating from Gordon Lee High School in 2007.  Ridgeland Principal Karen Hughes is excited about the talent, energy, and enthusiasm that Mr. Bloodworth brings to Ridgeland High School.

The end of the school year is quickly approaching and so are final exams!

Senior Exams
May 15th- 1st/3rd Block Exams
May 16th- 2nd/4th Block Exams
9th-11th Exams
May 23rd-1st/3rd Block Exams
May 24th- 2nd/4th Block Exams

EOC testing will be May 6, 7, and 8

Make sure to mark your calendars!


April Teacher of the Month

Congratulations to Ms. Kelly Miller for being selected as the April Teacher of the month at RHS. Thanks for all that you do!


DJ Ball embodies the spirit of athleticism 

Congratulations to DJ Ball for being recognized as one of the “Most positive High School Athletes” in Northwest Georgia. He truly embodies the spirit of athletics.


Terrence Roberts was named by the Ga Athletic Coach Association to the All State Team.


2019 RHS Hall of Fame inductee ceremony.

The Ridgeland High School Athletic Hall of Fame hosted its second annual Ridgeland Hall of Fame induction ceremony and banquet on
April 20, 2019. The banquet and ceremony included dinner, induction of the second class of the Ridgeland Athletic Hall of Fame, and presentation of the Vonn Bell Athlete of the Year award.Members of Ridgeland’s second class that were inducted into the Hall of Fame were nominated by the community and selected by the hall of fame committee. This year’s hall of fame class included: Michael Jenkins, Sandra Jenkins, David Plummer, Chuck Murphy, Jack Mayo, Heather Stone Williams, Jacob Harris, Craig Parrott, Jerome Foster, Peggy Berry, Nelson Bowers, and Cody Cope.
Over the course of the 2018-19 school year, coaches from all sports at Ridgeland have participated in a student athlete of the month program.All students who received the athlete of the month award are eligible to receive the Vonn Bell Athlete of the Year Award. This year’s Vonn Bell Award Finalists for 2019 were: Jacob Mariakis, Tanner Hill, LeTerrance Roberts, Grayson James, MaKenzie Howard, and Alexis Quarles. The Vonn Bell winners for 2019 were were Jacob Mariakis and Grayson “Cadillac” James.


RHS has got talent!

The FCCLA RHS talent show took place
Friday 19, 2019 during 4th block. It showcased some RHS’s most talented panthers! The proceeds from the ticket sales for the show will go to next year’s community service projects .


You made the memories; the RHS yearbook proves it! 
Order your yearbook today! See Mrs. Hawk in room 209 or purchase online at yearbookforever.com The price is $75. Last day to buy is Friday, May 3rd.

2019 Ridgeland High School Prom
Prom is this Saturday from 7pm to 11pm at the Venue Chattanooga! The address is 4119 Cummings Hwy, Chattanooga, TN 37419. The theme is the Great Gatsby! Dress up in your most hotsy totsy outfit for this glamorous event!  Juniors and Seniors may purchase a ticket in the front office during lunch through this Friday, April 12th. Tickets are $60. Renaissance also offers cheaper prices for good attendance and grades. All student debts must be paid in order to purchase a ticket. No tickets will be sold at the door. All guests must be approved prior to prom. Please bring your ID to prom. There is no re-entrance to prom.

Don’t skip the most important meal of the day; it’s free at RHS!

Check out a couple of the new items being served up by the RHS Nutrition Department. As always, these and other delicious items are available to all RHS students at NO COST every day for breakfast.

Congratulations to Coach Dr. Ritchie Wood!
He was recently recognized by the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association for his outstanding achievements over his last six years at RHS as Head Softball Coach. During this time under his guidance the RHS Softball team has won 100+ games. Thanks for all you do for RHS and its students!

It’s almost time for Prom 2019; make it a night to remember!
Catoosa Prevention Initiative (CaPI) works in our county in the fight against under age drinking and substance abuse.  This year, the Ridgeland High School Administration, along with CaPI, wants our students to make Prom 2019 safe and special!
Parents and students, please view the 15-second PSA  and make it a night to remember!”
Click on the image to view the Prom PSA

Thank you so much!

Candy Hullender, MSA, BSBA, PS

Catoosa Prevention Initiative (CaPI)

GASPS Program Coordinator


March Teacher of the Month
Congratulations to Slade Dale Teacher of the Month for March. Thanks for your hard work Coach!

Coach Kip Klein to officially lead the Panther football team as Head Coach
It is with great pleasure that the administrative team of Ridgeland High School announces the selection of Coach Kip Klein to officially lead the Panther football team as Head Coach.  Coach Klein has been an integral part of the growth and success of Ridgeland High School’s health & physical education department, baseball team, and football team for the past two decades.  Coach Klein has served in multiple coaching capacities within the football program, including as Defensive Coordinator for the 2012 GHSA 6AAAA State Finalist team and, most recently, as Assistant Head Coach during Coach Cortney Braswell’s tenure and Director of Football Operations immediately following Coach Braswell’s departure to the University of Louisville.  Coach Klein currently serves as an Assistant Principal at Ridgeland but will resign that position in order to devote his full energies to leading his department and his program. Coach Klein is married to Mrs. Kim Klein, a faculty member of Chattanooga Valley Middle School. Coach and Mrs. Klein have two sons, John and Jacob, both of whom are current students at Ridgeland and members of the Panther football program.  Principal Karen Hughes and Athletic Director Robert Stinson are excited about Coach Klein’s selection and are confident that his enthusiasm, energy, and devotion to the students of the Panther community will bring continuity to the football program and continued success for years to come.

RHS would like to give a  Panther shoutout to our awesome Athletic Trainer

RHS wants to thank our Athletic Trainer, Ms. Elizabeth Eaves, for all she does to keep our athletes in tip top condition!


2019 Spring Flower Sale

Mrs. Parrish’s horticulture classes are hard at work in the greenhouse! The annual Ridgeland Plant Sale will take place, for one day only, on March 30th from 7:00 am – 7:00 pm. The sale will be held on the front lawn of RHS.

Click on the link below to see a list of items and prices.

2019 Spring plant sale


8th Grade Parent Night: Transition to High School.

Parents of students that will be starting their first year at RHS in 2019 don’t miss this opportunity.

8th Grade Parent Night: Transition to High School.
Thursday March 14th 6:00-7:30pm in the RHS theater.

Ridgeland High School’s 2018-2019 Valedictorian and Salutatorian have been named!

Congratulations to the Ridgeland High School 2018-2019 Valedictorian Molly Thomason and Salutatorian Isabel Dickson! Your years of hard work have not passed unnoticed.

RHS Riflery Team is sighted in on a great season!

Ridgeland’s Riflery Team toppled Gordon Central yesterday (2/27/19),  1088 – 830, tying their school high score for the second time this season.

Ridgeland’s Top Shot was Alexis Quarles who scored 276. Second place was secured by Gage Dunn who scored only one point less, 275. Two points below that was Daniel Barrett with a 273. Rounding out the team in fourth place was Zori Champion who finished with a 263.
The team now prepares for the Area 10 Championship at LaFayette High School next Friday at 5 pm. Come out and support your team!

The We Are One Block Party is taking place at RHS on 3/22/19 from 5-7 p.m.

Click on the picture below for more information

 


RHS Teacher of the Year!

Congratulations to Mrs. Ashlee Hubbard-Heitz for being chosen as the Ridgeland High School Teacher of the Year! Thanks for all of your hard work!


RHS now has new trophy cases courtesy of the STEM program and STEM students!   Great work by great people!

Click on the picture below to see the students hard at work.


Emma Carter signs with Judson College

for the 2019/2020 season as a member of the school’s volleyball team. Congratulations, Emma; you make RHS look good!


Ridgeland celebrated National Girls’ and Women’s Day 

Former RHS student and athlete Latrice McLin spoke to the celebrants. Ms. McLin played basketball at RHS and later went on to play for Florida State.


JROTC Cadets went caving Friday 2/1/19 at the Raccoon Mountain Caverns. 

A three hour adventure with over three miles of climbing, crawling, bending, sliding, and exploring!


Congratulations to Mr. Kelly Terry for bing chosen as the RHS Teacher of the Month for January. 

It’s teachers like Mr. Terry that make RHS a great school.

  


We are so proud of our RHS Indoor Winterguard.

They competed in their first competition at LFO this past weekend and won 1st place in the Novice class. Their performance was so impressive that the SAPA judging panel bumped them up to compete in the Scholastic Regional A Division starting at their next competition.

This is only their second year to compete, and they knocked it out of the ballpark! Once again, Ridgeland students have shown that they are second to none!


Congratulations to Cecilia Allen who is the senior class STAR student.

Miss Allen had the highest SAT score in the class! Miss Allen chose Mr. Darren Crutcher as her STAR teacher.

For more information about the STAR program, click below:

2018 STATE PAGE STAR STUDENT AND STATE PAGE STAR TEACHER ANNOUNCED


The RHS panther’s basketball program celebrated Senior Night Tuesday 1/22/19 during their match up with Heritage High School.

RHS Press Release – Coach Braswell Departing Ridgeland for the University of Louisville

Coach Cortney Braswell has accepted the position of Defensive Quality Control Coach at the University of Louisville in the NCAA’s Atlantic Coast Conference after one season as Ridgeland High School’s Football Head Coach.  The Walker County Board of Education, Superintendent Damon Raines, and Ridgeland’s Administrative Team are grateful for Coach Braswell’s service to the Panther Nation and are excited about his opportunities to pursue his passion for football at the next level.  During the 2018 season, Coach Braswell led the Panthers to an 8-4 overall (5-1 region) record, with Region 6-AAAA Runner Up honors and monumental wins over Sandy Creek, Northwest Whitfield, Heritage, and Flowery Branch.

Current Assistant Head Coach Kip Klein will assume responsibility for all football operations as Ridgeland’s Administration considers the football program’s direction for the 2019 season. 


RHS Wresting Senior Night was a success! 

Thank you for your support Friday 11/30/2018 The wrestlers loved seeing you in the stands. The Ridgeland wrestlers defeated Dade County 54-22 and beat Northwest Whitfield 36-31. 


Greyson “ Cadillac” James signs with Georgia Southwestern State University as a member of the 2019 Hurricanes Softball Team!


RHS is deemed the Area High School Champion of the Chattanooga Area Food Bank PB&J Challenge for 2018!

RHS is the Synvous PB&J overall champions!!
Students, faculty, parents, and friends raised the most PB&J of all the area high schools. The donations go to help the Chattanooga Area Food Bank.

Click on the image below for more information.


Congratulations to Cecilia Allen for being chosen as the Rossville Exchange Club Student of the Month

Click on the picture to see Mrs. Allen’s acceptance speech.

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