Click on the bold, underlined text to access the 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)
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 September Teacher of the Month
Congratulations to the RHS Teacher of the month for September: Mrs. Kaita Parrish. Thank you for all that you do for the students of RHS.
RHS 2021/22 Softball Seniors
That’s a Panther Win for our girls this am! So proud of these athletes today! They worked hard this week, made lots of changes on the floor, and loved each other as a team!
Ridgeland AFJROTC cadets competed in the Warren County HIgh School Raiders competition on Saturday. The teams did an incredible job and had lots of fun too!
RHS Athletes of the Month for August
Congratulations to the RHS Athlete of the month for August: Jacob Klein, who is a standout member of the Ridgeland Panther football team, and Kaitlyn Boller, who is an outstanding member of the RHS Cheer squad.
RHS Students of the Week for 9/27/21
Congratulations to the RHS Students of the Week for 9/27/21: Payton Burkhart, Gracie Clayton,
Kai Brogdon (not pictured), and Alexus Stephens (pictured separately). Thanks for all of your hard work and great attitudes!
Please see the parent information on the left regarding: Everything Is Possible Expanding Student Expectations Part of the 7 Mindsets Program that has be instituted at RHS.
RHS Students of the Week for 9/13/21
Congratulations to the RHS Students of the Week for 9/13/21: Madison Lennon, Jacob Klein, Cayden Deering (not pictured), Brooke Smith (not pictured), Timothy Higginbotham, Richie Mullins, Braxton Thornton, and Treasure Shaker. Thanks for all of your hard work and great attitudes!
Please see the parent information on the left regarding The 7 Mindsets program that has be instituted at RHS
Homecoming is Approaching!!!
SGA is looking forward to seeing students and faculty show their spirit by dressing up each day and cheering our Panthers to victory at Friday's football game! In addition to the dress themes, there will be daily trivia, hype music, and more!
Great Opportunity that is being Provided by Partners in our Community
Please see the flier on the left for more information.
Past RHS Star Student Pays It Forward to the next Generation of RHS Scholars
Our AP Psychology class met with 2003 Ridgeland High School Valedictorian Dr. April Sharp on Google Meet to discuss the brain. Dr. Sharp is a Pediatric Neurologist at the renowned John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Our Ridgeland AP Psychology students were fascinated by the incites Dr. Sharp gave on the developing brain and answered student’s curious questions. We were so honored to have the opportunity to talk to this former Panther and were inspired by her journey. We appreciate her taking time out of her busy schedule to speak to our students.
RHS 2021 Football Season Opener
Come support the Ridgeland Panthers this Friday, 9/10/21, as they take on the Calhoun Yellow Jackets. The game will be held at the RHS Stadium, and kickoff will be at 7:30.
RHS Teacher of the Month is Mrs. Christy Shepherd
Congratulations to Mrs. Christy Shepherd for being chosen as the RHS August Teacher of the Month. Thank you for all that you do Mrs. Shepherd.
RHS Students of the Week for 8/30/21
Congratulations to our RHS Students of the Week for the week of 8-30-2021: Rayson Haag and Kayla Brewer. Thanks for setting a high standard for all RHS Panthers!
Braniacs Are Among Us!
AP Psychology students showing off their brain caps they made in class today. Putting a lot of “thought” into them.
Underclassmen portraits are scheduled for Sept. 7.
Start practicing that smile!
Senior Portraits last chance with Lifetouch
Please see the schedule, each student has a specific scheduled time; this is the LAST chance they have to take senior pictures with Lifetouch.
Kaitlyn Boller- Cheerleader of the Year Candidate
Kaitlyn Boller (along with her stunt group: Cady Crawford, Rylee Hughes, Lori Smith, and Maddie Brown) competed in Columbus at the Cheerleader of the Year competition.
This was a 3 part process. The first was an application. She was chosen to make the Top 30 A-4A Cheerleading GCCA All State Team. This piece is because she is so involved in her school, community, and exemplifies what it means to be a standout student athlete. The 2nd part was an interview in front of judges. The last and final part was a performance. This is not easily done, as competitive cheerleading is a team sport and to have to do a routine by yourself was a little intimidating.
Kaitlyn Boller did a phenomenal job and took the mat with pride and a giant smile. She was the true definition of a Panther Student Athlete. If you see her at open house or the first week of school, please congratulate her and her stunt group. She is the 2nd athlete in the history of RHS cheerleading to make it this far!
Click on the link below to see her performance:
Coach Abby Manus Bates
Walker County Mission Support Specialist
Assistant Athletic Director- Ridgeland High School
Head Cheerleading Coach- Ridgeland High
Welcome back Panthers!
The 2021/2022 school year is just around the corner. RHS Principal Karen Hughes kicks of the school year with a message to all returning and new students and their families.
Head RHS Football Coach Kip Klein Awarded FCA Coach of the Year
Coach Klein was awarded the FCA Coach of the Year by Mr. Spradlin on Saturday 8-7-2021 at the Meet the Panthers event.
This is a milestone for Coach Klein. Pictured with him are his son Jacob, wife Kim and Mr. Spradlin.
Great job Coach!
Wednesday 8/11/21 will be the official first day of school for the 2021-2022 school year. Set those alarms!
RHS 2021-2022 Open House
RHS Open House will be held Monday 8/9/21 from 5-7pm.
Come out and meet the staff and check out the school. We look forward to seeing you!
Theater Summer Camp is back at RHS!!
We are excited to be able to offer our theater summer camp again at RHS. Two years ago, we had our first camp and performed Frozen Jr., and this year, we are excited to bring Moana Jr. to the stage! Camp will take place June 7-11 and June 14-19 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM each day. We will have performances of the musical for the public on June 18-19. The cost of camp is $200 for Walker County students. Students from ages 8-18 are eligible to register. Please help us share this information with students who may be interested. The registration link is below. If anyone has any questions, I can provide a packet with all of the details. Students will not only be learning the musical, but they will also attend master classes on both music and theater related topics from a variety of professionals in the field.
Dr. Cody Goss
Director of Choral Activities
Ridgeland High School
2478 Happy Valley Road
Rossville, GA 30741
(706) 820-9063 ext. 1110
Turner and Thomason Awarded the Vonn Bell Award
Congratulations to two outstanding Ridgeland Athletes. Michelle Thomason and Jeremiah Turner have demonstrated their athletic prowess and determination as they represented RHS on the fields of competition.
McLin and Davis Sign with Lane University
Jordan McLin and Nate Davis both signed today to play baseball with Lane University.
Congratulations to them both. Good luck with your college careers
Senior Night 2021
Students from the Ridgeland High School class of 2021 were honored Friday night.
Cash Montgomery Wins State in Two Events!
Congratulations to Logan Cash Montgomery for being State Champion in Shot Put AND State Champion in Discus.
RHS Track Team Does Well at State Meet
Congratulations to Mecca Spears who placed 7th in 4A shot put. Cordasia Watkins placed 10th.
Annabel Hill placed 10th in high jump! So very proud of these athletes being in the top 10 of Georgia!
Boren Signs with Covenant
Macie Boren signed on Thursday 5-13-2021 to play Basketball for Covenant College. Congratulations to Macie and good luck with your College Career.
Bates Chosen as April's Teacher of the Month
Congratulations to Abby Bates for being our RHS April Teacher of the Month!
Ridgeland is lucky to have such an outstanding educator.
Rhs Riflery Team brings a Great Season to a Close with a Banquet
The Rifle Team honored athletes of the RHS and JROTC teams on Saturday at their annual banquet. The 1st Place Top Overall athlete for the RHS team was Mackenzie Hunter, followed by 2nd Place winner, Jasmayn Walcott, and 3rd Place, Brooke Smith.
The Top Athlete on the JROTC team in both the Prone and Standing positions was Abby Thompson, with Kaiddyn Beard taking top honors in the Kneeling position.
The Pete Knapp Fundraising Award went to Brooke Smith. Brooke was also named as Team Captain for the upcoming season.
Carl L. Gentry, Jr., MSgt, USAF, Retired
Ridgeland High School
Aerospace Science Instructor / Riflery Coach
Some RHS students had the opportunity to explore what Elite Lineman has to offer.
RHS Rifle Camp
The RHS Riflery Program is offering an excellent opportunity for aspiring sharpshooters this summer.
See the flyer on the left for more information.
RHS Color Guard Tryouts
It's time for Ridgeland Color Guard tryouts!
If you are interested, please fill out the attached form.
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RHS 2021 Senior Class Sports the Official RHS Grad Shirt
All systems a go for RHS 2021 Graduation!!
RHS Students of the Week for 4/26/21
Congratulations to this week's, 4/26/21, RHS Students of the Week: Elizabeth Morgan, Kai Brogdon, Shawn Ashleu (not pictured), and Sheri Disotell (not pictured).Thanks for your hard work and great attitudes. You make RHS a great place to go to school!
2021 Yearbooks on Sale Now!
Order your yearbook today! Go to yearbookforever.com or stop by Mrs. Hawk’s room (209) to purchase. The price is $75.
There are still a few senior ad spaces left in the yearbook. Contact Mrs. Hawk today for more details!
Katey Llewellyn Shows Her Skills at the State Literary Meet
Katey Llewellyn competed at the GHSA 4A Literary Meet this afternoon at Buford High School. She was the state runner up in Rhetorical Essay and 3rd in the state in International Extemporaneous Speech.
Making RHS Shine on Earth Day!
Mr. Gehard's 4th Block Environmental Science class picking up trash for Earth Day.
RHS Lady Panthers Soccer Team State Bound!
The Ridgeland Lady Panthers Soccer team is heading to the Georgia State Playoffs today! This is the first time in 23 years our Lady Panthers have made it to the State Playoffs. They will play Marist at 4pm today at Marist.
Good luck Panthers!!
RHS 2021 JROTC Military Ball
The 2021 JROTC Military Ball was held this past Saturday at Ridgeland High School. The Cadets & their guests had a wonderful time and made lasting memories while having fun. Congratulations to the Court winners: King - William Zearfaus, Queen - Jasmayn Walcott, Prince - Matthew Yaeger, and Princess - Sierra Trew
RHS Music Department Production of Mary Poppins JR comes to RHS!
Saturday May 1st at 2:00pm and 7:00pm
Sunday May 2nd at 2:00pm and 7:00pm
Students of the week for 4/19/21
Congratulations to this week's, 4/19/21, RHS Students of the Week: Zach Gravitt, Manuel Felipe, Mariana Covington (not pictured), and Tabitha Sanchez (not pictured).Thanks for your hard work and great attitudes. You make RHS a great place to go to school!
RHS April Athletes of the Month
Congratulations to the RHS April Athletes of the Month: Sam Dickson, who is a member of the RHS Soccer Team, Bentley Hayes, who is a member of the RHS Baseball Team, Ryan Grasham, who is a member of the RHS Golf Team, and Riley McBee, who is a member of the RHS Soccer Team.Your hard work has been noticed!
Jacob Grant (12th) and Brentley Hayes (10th) have qualified for spots on Team Special Olympics Tennessee at Special Olympics USA Games at Walt Disney World’s ESPN Wide World of Sports in June of 2022.
To be qualified, these athletes had to compete locally and receive 1st place, to then compete again at state level in Nashville where they also won 1st place in their respective State Bowling tournaments. The two were the only to qualify out of the 50+ athletes who competed locally from Walker County. They will now be entered into the SOTN Team drawing and if chosen will have all expenses paid trips to Orlando where they will compete with teammates chosen from across the state and compete against other athletes from across the country.
The SO USA Games will be streamed live on ESPN and they will be given free entrance into the WDW parks during the 8 day competition. To read more about the SO USA Games check out the website: https://www.2022specialolympicsusagames.org/
This is a huge accomplishment and to my knowledge, there have never been athletes from Walker County who have qualified for a Special Olympics State Team before!
If you see either of them, tell them congrats!
And HUGE thanks to all of you who support our Special Olympics endeavors.
Dear B.E.A.T. Partners and Sponsors,
The BEAT of Walker County is the partnership of businesses, civic organizations, churches, and the school systems. Each year the BEAT of Walker County raises funds to benefit the students of Chickamauga City Schools and Walker County Schools by sponsoring an annual golf tournament. This is our only fundraiser. Because of the pandemic, our tournament was postponed last year. However, we are happy to announce that we will be back in full swing this year as the tournament is scheduled to be played on Tuesday June 15th at the LaFayette Golf Course.
Attached you will find the registration form.
Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
Walker County Department of Education
Local Organization Brings a Smile to the Staff of RHS
Oakwood Baptist Church made gift bags for all the of the staff at Ridgeland.
Thank you for this special treat; we appreciate it so much!
The STARS Shine Bright at RHS!
CONGRATULATIONS to Ridgeland's 2021 STAR Student Jinwoo Park and STAR Teacher Mrs. Sandy Weathers.
RHS Students of the Week for 4/12/21
Congratulations to this week's, 4/5/21, RHS Students of the Week: Kayden Adams, Matthew Yaeger, Adam Lilly, and Peter Tracy
Thanks for your hard work and great attitudes. You make RHS a great place to go to school!
Video Production Class Allows Students to Learn on Industry Leading Equipment!
There was a time when all we had was a few Flip Cameras... but we’ve built up quite an arsenal of gear. Now students get to work with the following cameras:
3 Blackmagic Pocket Cinema 4K
1 Nikon 5600
1 Nikon 3400
6 Canon EOS T7
2 Sony NXCam 100
2 Sony NXCam 30
10 Canon XA11
1 Sony HXR NXCam 100
18 Canon Vixia
16 Kodak PixPro FZ53
We’ve come a long way...
RHS March Athletes of the Month
Congratulations to the RHS March Athletes of the Month: Cobin McKelvy who is a member of the RHS Tennis Team,
Hayley Strickland, who is a member of the RHS Track Team,
AJ Walker, who is a member of the RHS Track Team, and Adam Nichols (not pictured), who is a member of the RHS E-Sports Team. Your hard work has been noticed!
RHS March Teacher of the Month
Congratulations to March Teacher of the Month, Mrs. Erika Couey, RHS' amazing Art teacher!
RHS students have strong performance at Literary Meet!
RHS scholars had a strong showing; we competed at the 7-4A literary meet at Central Carrollton and performed quite well. We were region champs in two events: International Extemporaneous Speech and Rhetorical Essay. Both were won by Katey Llewellyn. She will compete at the GHSA state literary Championships on 4/24 at Buford High School. Katie Gregory was a region runner up in Personal Essay. Ally Grace Thomas got third in Girls Solo, while Caleb Palmer got 3rd in Boys Solo. Daley Culberson placed with a 4th place finish in Domestic Extemporaneous Speech, as did Sebastian Jimenez with a 4th place in Argumentative Essay. Boys Quartet also scored 4th as well with Kuiper Roerdink, Noah McDonald, Quintin Tyler, and Nathan McDaniel. The team as a whole finished 4th in the region.
RHS Students of the Week for 4/5/21
Congratulations to this week's, 4/5/21, RHS Students of the Week Destin Skelf, Logan Hancock, and Autumn Love
Thanks for your hard work and great attitudes. You make RHS a great place to go to school!
Spring Break; We made it!
School will be out of session for the week of 3/29-4/2. Have fun and be safe!
Spring is in the air and the RHS annual plant sale is near!
1 day only! April 10; starts at 8:00 am at the greenhouse behind the main building.
Please see the price list on the left for more information.
Football Mulch Fundraiser
As you are preparing your yards for Spring I wanted to let you know that the football team is once again selling mulch. The orders are due on the Monday we return from Spring Break (4/5) as is the money for the order. I am attaching the flier and if you have a special player you would like the total to go for please send me an email with your total bags and the player you would like to get credit. The mulch will be in on Saturday the 10th in conjunction with the plant sale for Mrs. Parrish. Thank you for any support you can give our players.
Coach Kip Klein
Ridgeland High School
Head Football Coach
RHS Rifle Team Goes to the State Semi-Finals
The match will take place Wednesday, March 24 at 1:30 ( two hours earlier than listed on flier)in Milledgeville
RHS Students of the Week for 3/22/21
Congratulations to this week's, 3/22/21, RHS Students of the Week: Josie Lopez Ramos, Kyle Brown, Eli Newberry not pictured Destin Wheeler
Thanks for your hard work and great attitudes. You make RHS a great place to go to school!
RHS Top 10% receives Honors
Congratulations to Ridgeland's top 10% academically achieving Students! They were were honored last night at the Superintendent's Awards night
Kyle Brown , Hadley Bryant, Kateland Crawford, Daley Culberson, Lacey Cushen, Moriah Dawson, Savannah Hixson, Mallory Holcomb, Anna Jenkins, Lillian Link, Christian Price, Thanya Rodriguez, Shelly Shavers, Bailey Stoker, Sara Taylor, Alexandra Thomas, Victoria Thomas, Michelle Thomason, Malachai Walsh, Justin Williams, Alexia Newport, and Joshua Park.
Ridgeland Robotics Receives Generous Donation from TVA!
Representatives from TVA came to Ridgeland High School and presented a check for $5,000.00 to the Robotics Dept.
Teachers Mandi Dean, and Lisa Forester along with Mrs. Hughes, and Mr. Raines accepted the check.
Thank you TVA for being a great partner in education!
RHS Cheerleding Corhole Boards Fundraiser
That is right! RHS CHEER has your spring break need as a raffle! Check out the flier for the amazing cornhole boards. We will be live streaming the raffle on Friday March 26.
If you would like to go ahead and get your tickets, I have them and can deliver to your classroom. Tickets are 1 for $10 or 3 for $20!
Every ticket sold goes 100% to our cheerleading program!
Venmo is accepted as well as checks and cash! @amanus
Head Cheerleading Coach
Ridgeland High School
2478 Happy Valley Road
Rossville, Georgia 30741
RHS Students of the Week for 3/15/21
Congratulations to this week's, 3/15/21, RHS Students of the Week: Jaycob Maloney, Tristan Ezell,
Jonna Cope (not pictured) and , Sierra Trew (not pictured )
Thanks for your hard work and great attitudes. You make RHS a great place to go to school!
RHS Rifle Team Finishes in 2nd Place in Area 10 Championships!
Ridgeland got off to a dismal start at the Area Championship at Etowah High School Friday night, ranking in 6th Place after shooting in Prone. That's when the team rallied together and brought the fight to the battle. When the Standing position was finished, Ridgeland had moved into 2nd Place. They managed to hold on and finished as the 2ND PLACE AREA 10 CHAMPIONS!
Top Shooter was Team Captain Kayla Brewer, shooting a 276, followed by Jasmayn Walcott with a 274, then Mackenzie Hunter with 273, and Brooke Smith rounding out the top four with 272. Also shooting was Ryson Haag who finished with 264.
Because of her superior shooting throughout the season, Mackenzie Hunter was named "All-Area Team 2".
The team now will bypass the Sectionals and are guaranteed an opportunity at the State Semi-Final competition. This is their first time advancing this far.
They also want to thank the family and friends who traveled down to cheer the team on!
Congratulations to the entire team on their best regular season and Area Championship ranking ever!
February Athletes of the Month
Congratulations to Camden Bain, Tommy Lamb, and Tiana Simms for being chosen as the RHS Athletes of the Month for February. Mr. Bain and Mr. Lamb are members of the RHS Wrestling Team, and Ms. Simms is a member of the RHS. Cheerleading Team.
January Athletes of the Month
Congratulations to Carter Platt and Mackenzie Hunter for being chosen as the RHS Athletes of the Month for January. Mr. Platt (pictured) is a member of the RHS Basketball Team, and Ms. Hunter is a member of the RHS Riflery Team.
RHS Track Team is Setting Records!
Click on the article on the left to read the press release.
RHS Students of the Week for 3/8/21
Congratulations to this week's, 3/08/21, RHS Students of the Week: Kyler Godfrey, Columbia Stephens, Issabelle Russell, and Jack Zinkiann. Thanks for your hard work and great attitudes. You make RHS a great place to go to school!
RHS Riflery Takes Down Cherokee!
Another Ridgeland Riflery win! This brings the team to their best season yet, at 10 - 3. One regular season match left, against Cherokee on Wednesday, then the Area Championship on Friday.
Top Ridgeland shooter was again Mackenzie Hunter! This young lady is on fire and continues to lead the way! Congratulations to Mackenzie and the entire team for this super effort!
RHS Spring Plant Sale is about To Bloom!
RHS February Teacher of the Month
Congratulations to Mrs. Tracie Wimpee, our February Teacher of the Month. Mrs. Wimpee teaches Healthcare Science, and we are very appreciative of her knowledge in the classroom and out of the classroom, as she serves our students and takes care of staff and students across the building in medical situations as they arise. We cannot say THANK YOU enough!
RHS Diamond Dolls
We are the official hostesses of the Ridgeland High School Baseball team. Diamond Dolls is a student led organization that attends home baseball games to support Panther Baseball. Diamond Dolls responsibilities include meeting and greeting the fans, assisting with promoting the team on game day, assist the umpires, work with sponsors, work with parents, work with the Panther Dugout Club, and attend volunteer work with the baseball team. The goal is to create an engaging and fun place for all. We are excited to introduce the first Ridgeland High School Diamond Doll group! Contact Coach Bates at email@example.com with any questions.
RHS Students of the Week for 3/1/21
Congratulations to this week's, 3/1/21, RHS Students of the Week: Steven Watkins, LaDaniel Lane, Saniyya Davis (not pictured), and Zoe Stephens (not pictured). Thanks for your hard work and great attitudes. You make RHS a great place to go to school!
The RHS Rifle Team Takes on Cherokee for the Final Home Match this Season
March 4th at 4:00pm
RHS Class of 2024 Makes the Commitment to Graduate!
The class of 2024 signed the Commitment to Graduate banner today! It's official now! The banner will be on display in the large commons and also at their graduation ceremony in 2024.
RHS Construction Class is Electrifying!
Mr. Pete Davis' 1st block Juniors were recently hard at work on their 1st day of wiring labs!
RHS Students of the Week for 2/22/21
Congratulations to this week's, 2/22/21, RHS Students of the Week: Ryson Haag, Jasmayn Walcott, McKenzie Hunter, and Hadyn Jaggers. Thanks for your hard work and great attitudes. You make RHS a great place to go to school!
It's that Time of Year: Cheerleading Tryouts are Getting Near!
RHS Cheerleading Team Finishes in the Top 10 at State!
Congratulations to the RHS Cheerleading team that finished the year with a Top 10 finish at State! This is record setting for the program. And, for that we are extremely proud.
Thank you to all that cheered for our girls and made these athletes feel important. We are proud and already thinking of ways to keep the improvement happening for us as RHS cheerleaders!
Astec Industries Made a Generous Donation to the CTAE Program.
SGA Invites You to Add a little Pep to Your Panther Step by Dressing up on Spirit Fridays!
February 26th is our first themed day, so sport your Panther Pride by wearing black and silver!
Future Spirit Day Themes:
February 26 - Panther Pride
March 5 - Pajama Day
March 12 - Hat Day
March 19 - Panther Pride
March 26 - Decade Day
April 9 - Panther Pride
April 16 - Flannel Day
April 23 - Tie-Dye
April 30 - Panther Pride
May 7 - Panther Pride
May 14 - Tacky/Mismatch/Crazy Socks/Tourist Day
May 21 - Red, White, and Blue
May 28 - Panther Pride
Jeremiah Turner signs with Shorter College
Congratulations to Jeremiah Turner. Mr. Turner signed with Shorter College to become a member of the 2021/2022 football team!
RIDGELAND GOES 9 - 2 after a big win over Sonoraville Thursday night, winning 1,100 - 901.
Leading the way for Ridgeland was Mckenzie Hunter, who has set a new personal best for each of the last three competitions. She shot an amazing 99 in Prone and finished at 284!
Jasmayn Walcott scored 275, Kayla Brewer a 272, and rounding out the top four was Brooke Smith with a 269.
Also shooting for Ridgeland was Ryson Haag who scored 258 and Dade Adams with a 249.
The team now prepares for a Home match against Cherokee High School on March 4.
Macie Boren chosen as the Noblitt, Goss & Associates Player of the Week
During the game with Hixon, Macie scored 20 points, a career high to help the Panthers defeat the Wildcat's 49-35.
RHS Students of the Week for 2/8/21
Congratulations to this week's, 2/8/21, RHS Students of the Week: Kaden Rozwood, Ruben Johnson, and Daylan Conley. Thanks for your hard work and great attitudes. You make RHS a great place to go to school!
RHS Cafeteria Receives an A+ from the Department of Public Health
Congratulations to RHS Cafeteria for a grade of 100 on a surprise visit from the inspector of The Department of Public Health.
RHS Rifle Team Takes on Dalton Tuesday 2/9/21
The Panthers take on the Catamounts this tuesday at 3:30 and 5:30 at the RHS range.
RHS Basketball Action for the Week of 2/8/21
RHS Rifle Team Defeats Cartersville
The Rifle Team goes 8 - 0 after winning both matches in a double-header against Cartersville on Saturday. Top Shooter in the first match was Mckenzie Hunter, with Brooke Smith taking top honors in the second match. Congratulations to the entire team for a super effort.
Lamb Signs with Olivet Nazarene
Congratulations to Tommy Lamb! He signed with Olivet Nazarene College (outside of Chicago) to become a member of the 2021 football team.
RHS Panthers Basketball action for the week of 2/1/21
RHS JROTC Cadets complete 14 mile hike and earn the Bataan Death March Ribbon
JROTC accomplished a 14-Mile hike this past Saturday in the Chickamauga Battlefield. 23 Cadets earned the Bataan Death March Ribbon to commemorate the WWII soldiers who were forced marched as Prisoners of War. The day started cold, and many of the trails were muddy . . . but the Cadets enjoyed the challenge, the fresh air, and the friendship!
RHS Students of the Week for 2/1/21
Congratulations to this week's, 2/1/21, RHS Students of the Week: Joseph Hall, Joseph Giles, Kelsey Adams, and Caleb Livingston Thanks for your hard work and great attitudes. You make RHS a great place to go to school!
Walker county LAUNCH Application Process Fall 2021
Thank you for your interest in Walker LAUNCH. In order to be considered for entry into Walker LAUNCH in the Fall of 2021, please complete the following steps. All of these steps must be submitted by March 19, 2021; your submission should be sent to Julie Portwood: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions during the process, you may ask a guidance counselor at your school, or you can email any questions that you have to email@example.com.
The LAUNCH selection committee will meet to review all applications. A representative from the committee will contact you with their decision or with specifics about any additional information that is needed to complete the application process. All GNTC applications must be submitted by April 30, 2021. There is financial paperwork that must be submitted with the GNTC application.
Complete the Walker LAUNCH Interest Form.
Create a brief video or written paragraph of introduction to share with the committee. (Your video should be no longer than three minutes, and your paragraph should be no longer than 500 words.) Tell us about your interests, your goals, your personality, your reasons for wanting to join the program, and anything else you would like the committee to know about you. Upload your video or paragraph to Google Drive and share it with Julie Portwood: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The committee will conduct virtual interviews with top candidates or with candidates for whom we have additional questions. If the committee wishes to interview you, you will be notified via your walkerschools email address.
Congratulations to the RHS students that made the top 10% of the class of 2021!
RIFLE TEAM GOES 6 - 0!
The RHS Riflery Team shot their highest scores of the season against Etowah High School in two competitions on Friday! The first match was won 1,100 - 1,067 with Mckenzie Hunter being the Top Shooter! The second match ended 1,086 - 1,075, with Jasmayn Walcott finishing as the Top Shooter!
These were both hard fought victories with Etowah not only shooting their highest scores of the season, but their highest scores EVER! Congratulations to their athletes on an amazing accomplishment!
McBee Signs with Covenant!
Riley McBee signed Friday to become a member of the Covenant College soccer team.
RHS Lady Panthers Football Club's Kettle Corn Fundraiser Is Back!
Great news has arrived. Kettle Corn fundraiser is back. While binge watching your favorite TV show, a bag of kettle corn would be a wonderful refreshing addition. For $5 a bag, get one of the five delicious flavors.
Original, Movie Theater, Caramel, Snickerdoodle, Passion Pop
Don't worry...these are the large bags. Be bold and satisfy that kettle corn hunger with a bag of each flavor. Your taste buds will thank you.
You can speak with one of our amazing athletes to order your favorite flavor or you can email methe team at email@example.com
Lady Panthers FC thanks you for your support.
PS. We accept PayPal and Venmo at firstname.lastname@example.org
RHS Students of the Week for 1/25/21
Congratulations to this week's, 1/25/21, RHS Students of the Week: Molly Holland, Dennis Hardeman, Destiney Millican, and Hannah Gunter. Thanks for your hard work and great attitudes. You make RHS a great place to go to school!
RHS Band member chosen for All District Band
Congratulations to the following Ridgeland Band students who made the GMEA District VII All District Band: Andrea Boyko, Isaac Woodall, Alex Huggins, Josh Wingard, Isabel Kennedy, Katie Gregory, and Asa Williams.
RHS Rifle Team Celebrate Senior Night This Thursday
RHS Basketball action for Week of 1/25/21
RHS Cheer Squad has been selected as one of the 4 finalists for the GCCA Team of the Year Award!
Kyan Clark named as the Goss Insurance Agency's North Georgia Player of the Week
Kyan Clark was selected the Goss Insurance North Georgia Player of the Week for the week of January 18th. Kyan averaged 18 points per game during the week highlighted by a 24 point performance in the region win vs Southeast Whitfield.
RHS Students of the Week for 1/19/21
Congratulations to this week's, 1/19/21, RHS Students of the Week: Colleen Thomas, Sam Bedner, Nathan McDaniel, and Cash Montgomery (not pictured). Thank you for setting examples of excellence!
The Riflery Team receives a generous donation.
Jack Staples, Commander, and Wayne Younes, Finance Officer, with the American Legion Battlefield Post 214, made an investment in our youth shooting program! Here they present a more than generous check to three of our team members.
RHS Basketball for the week of 1/19/21
Note: The JV games have been canceled for Thursday; the varsity games are still scheduled: Varsity Girls at 6 :00and Varsity Boys at 7:30
ALL RETURNING VIRTUAL STUDENTS MUST RETURN SCHOOL ISSUED DEVICES ND CHARGERS
Returning virtual students that have school issued devices need to charge those devices and bring the devices and the chargers to the RHS Media Center by Friday 1/22/21. The cost of a lost or damaged device is 225 dollars and the cost of a lost or damaged charger is 30 dollars. Items that are not returned by that date will incur a charge that will be applied to the student's account.
All Walker County Schools will be closed Monday 1/18/21 in observance of Martin Luther King Day.
RHS Riflery Team hits the bullseye again!
The Riflery Team edged out LaFayette in both competitions yesterday! The Top shooters for Ridgeland in the first competition were Jasmayn Walcott and Brooke Smith who both scored 274 points. The second competition also found two Ridgeland shooters tied for the top spot, Kayla Brewer and Mckenzie Hunter, who both scored 271 points. Congratulations to all Ridgeland athletes who competed and pushed the team to two more wins this season!
Cheerleaders Do More Than Fire up the Fans!
RHS would like to thank the Cheerleaders for their donation to the Food Pantry here at the school.
Our Cheerleaders are the best!!
RHS students of the Week for 1/12/21
Congratulations to the RHS students of the week for 1/20/21: Sara Fowler, Alexus Stephens, Mitchell Doventon, and Kirstyn Brown (not pictured). Thank you for all of your hard work and great attitudes. You make RHS a great place to be!
RHS Basketball Senior Night
The RHS Basketball program recognized its senior players Monday night, 1/15/21, during the matchup against Southeast Whitfield . The players recognized were Peyton Buchanan, Macie Boren, and Kobe Lewis.
Ridgeland Riflery Wins!
Ridgeland's first competition of the season, and our first Home competition ever, resulted in a 1,072 - 717 win over Gordon Central. The team, though nervous, put forth a great effort.
The Top shooters in each position were: Prone - Jasmayn Walcott with 99 out of 100. Standing - Mckenzie Hunter with 86 of 100. Kneeling - a three way tie with 91 of 100, Athen Blair, Jasmayn Walcott, and Kayla Brewer.
The overall Top Shot was Jasmayn Walcott who scored 274 out of 300.
Thanks to the many parents and other spectators who came to cheer the team on! YOU made a difference!
The team now prepares to face LaFayette in two matches at Home next Thursday.
RHS December Teacher of the Month
Congratulations to RHS' December Teacher of the Month, Ms. Beth Pilkington. She gives her all for students every day. We are proud to call her a member of our excellent faculty.
RHS December Athletes of the Month
Congratulations to two outstanding RHS students,Macie Boren and Aiden Raymer, for being chosen as the RHS Athletes of the Month for December. Ms. Boren is a member of the Lady's Basketball team, and Mr. Raymer is a member of the RHS Wrestling team.
RHS November Athletes of the Month
Congratulations to two outstanding RHS students, Kayla Brewer and Kobe Lewis, for being chosen as the RHS Athletes of the Month for November. Ms. Brewer is a member of the RHS Riflery team, and Mr. Lewis is a member of the Men's Basketball team.
RHS Teacher Julie Butler Receives The Golden Apple Award
Congratulations to RHS' very own Julie Butler. She is an amazing educator that works hard to provide the best educational experience for students every day.
Ridgeland Rifle Team Sponsors Veteran Competition
The RHS Rifle Team is holding a competitive event just for veterans! Check out the flyer on the left for more information.
Virtual Student EOCTs will be administered Monday January 4 and Tuesday January 5 at RHS. Devices will be provided for testing.
THESE DATES ARE FOR VIRTUAL STUDENTS ONLY
Monday January 4:
Tuesday January 5:
Transportation schedule for CURRENT VIRTUAL STUDENTS that will take the EOCs on January 4 (English III) and January 5 (Algebra I, Biology I, US History) 2021
THIS IS ONLY FOR CURRENT VIRTUAL STUDENTS
NOTE: PLEASE READ THE PARENT/GUARDIAN REQUIREMENT FOR AFTERNOON DROP OFF
Students of the Week for 12/14/20
Congratulations to the RHS Students of the Week for 12/14/20: Roger Paris, Selena Rodriguez (not pictured), Jakobe Turner (not pictured), and Justin Wheeler. Thanks for your great attitudes and hard work; you make us all proud.
The Holidays are here at RHS!
RHS faculty will enjoy the spirit of the season this year in their new RHS Scarves. RHS truly appreciates our staff and wishes you a very Merry Christmas!
Pantry Foodbox Drive-Thru at Ridgeland High School
Students of the Week for 12/7/20
Congratulations to the RHS Students of the Week for 12/7/20: Jessie Belden, Katie Gregory, Hudson Couch, and Layla Mays (bottom picture). Thanks for your great attitudes and hard work; you make us all proud.
School photo retakes are in!
Students that had their pictures retaken will receive their pictures on the week of 12/14-12/18 from their first block teacher. Virtual students can pick up their pictures from the front office during regular school hours.
Ridgeland High School
10th Grade English Teacher
Attention all Panthers of the Class of 2021 who may be turning 18!!!
There is an election right around the corner. If you will be 18 on Election Day, January 5, you are eligible to register, but the registration deadline is the Monday!!!
Here are the key dates you need to keep in mind:
*December 7 - Deadline for voter registration
*December 14 - Early voting begins
*January 5 - Election Day
Register to vote:
Call Board of Elections 706-638-4349 or register online at Online at SOS.GA.Gov (go to elections, then my voter page)
Information Regarding Walker County Schools Holiday Break and Return to Second Semester
Please see the video on the left for a message from Mr. Raines concerning the upcoming Winter Break and the beginning of second semester.
Attention Panther Nation!
On the left you will find the gym protocol that will be in place at Gordon Lee High School during the Christmas Basketball JV Game Tournament on December 12. These protocols below will also be in place for the Varsity Tournament on December 19.
In addition, only 50 tickets are being made available online to visiting teams for the tournament, so make sure you purchase them soon. Here are the instructions for purchasing your tickets (remember, that NO tickets will be sold at the door...you must purchase online):
2. Search for “Gordon Lee High School”
3. Once on the page showing all upcoming events, find and select Gordon Lee vs. Ridgeland JV/Atlanta Classical (December 12)
4. The access code is GQCJE6
5. Follow the prompts to purchase
It is highly advised to download the Ticket Spicket app to your phone. This will be easier and more convenient as you enter the event.
Golden Apple Award nominee Julie Butler
Congratulations to Julie Butler who was nominated to receive the Golden Apple Award from WDEF. This is awarded each month to an outstanding Teacher in our area.
Thank you Mrs. Butler for your hard work and helping students to achieve success!
RHS November Teacher of the Month
Congratulations to Heather Campbell for being selected as November's Teacher of the Month. Thank you for all that you do for the students of RHS!
Athletes of the Month for September and October 2020
Congratulations to the RHS Athletes of the Month!
Jeremiah Turner for Football (1st from left)
Michelle Thomason for Cheerleading (2nd from left)
Tyler Bailey for Band (3rd from left)
Marianne Beliveau for Softball (pictured individually)
Students of the Week for 11/2/20
Congratulations to this week's, 11/2/20, RHS Students of the Week: Danny Phillips, Kaylee Kidd, Jeremiah Turner, and Magan McCormick. You make us all proud!
Students of the Week for 11/30/20
Congratulations to the RHS Students of the Week for 11/30/20! The outstanding students are: Jacob Holder (pictured), Madeline Moore, Kyle Rodgers, and Brook Smith. Thanks for all of your hard work and great attitudes. You make us all proud!
RHS Volleyball Team members receive honors
Congratulations to four of the RHS Panther Volleyball Team members: Natalee McClain, Asia Silmon, Justice Devlin, and Brylee Durham!
Asia received Area 7AAAA 1st team honors, and Natalee McClain, Justice Devlin, and Brylee Durham received Area 7AAAA 2nd team honors.
RHS Students of the Week for 10/26/20
Congratulations to this week's, 10/19/20, RHS Students of the Week: Abby Thompson, Chase Stevens, Joseph Smith, and William Zearfaus. You make us all proud!
RHS October Teacher of the Month
Congratulations to Christie Shepherd for being selected as the Teacher of the Month for October. Thank you for all that you do for the students of RHS!
Keep Your Eyes on the Prize
Dr. Bandy & Mrs. Jagger’s AP Psychology class with their “eye-popping” balloon eye balls they made today in class. The classes are currently covering the Eye, Ear, and Other Senses in this chapter.
RHS Students of the Week for 10/19/20
Congratulations to this week's, 10/19/20, RHS Students of the Week: McKensie Miller, Kanye Edwards, Daryl Vazquez, and (not pictured) Caleb Bates. You make us all proud!