Thank you for coming to the Ridgeland High School website.  As a former graduate of Ridgeland High School, it is an honor to serve the students and families of the Panther Nation


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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)



Worked Based Learning Site

Ready For Work

RHS Stem Program


RHS Cheer


RHS Class of 2022

Panther Nation! We are excited about the Ridgeland High School Class of 2022 Graduation on Thursday, May 26th at 7:00 PM on Bower and Painter Field. RHS is so proud of our Seniors!

Class of 2022  Revisits Their Roots

What a special moment to invite the RMS alumni of the Ridgeland Class of 2022 back to their Middle School for one last visit as students!🎓🎉🗞

Go Bulldogs! Go Panthers!🐾

Sunny Side Up!


2022 RHS Vonn Bell Award Recipients

Congratulations to the 2022 winners of the Vonn Bell award:

Mackenzie Hunter and Logan Montgomery; they are pictured with Coach Sparks and Mrs. Bell ,Vonn's mother.

Congratulations to Doug Scealf for being named the Walker County CTAE Student of the Year!

Walker County High School High Tech Award Recipient . 

Congratulations to Trinity Brewer for being selected as the Walker County High School High Tech Award winner. She received a new laptop to help her as she plans to attend Dalton State next year!

RHS Students Making a Difference in the Community

Ridgeland High School Agricultural Mechanics Classes partnered with National Parks in Chickamauga Battlefield to create 26 new road signs and monument markers. Panthers are making their mark in our community.

That was Sweet!

Hosa had a contest to see which Admin would get a pie in the face and the winner was-


RHS JROTC Looking Sharp at the Chattanooga Armed Forces Day Parade

JROTC proudly participated in the Chattanooga Armed Forces Day Parade on May 6th. A great event and a beautiful day. Cadet Ritchie Mullins commanded.

RHS April Teacher of the Month

Congratulations to the RHS April Teacher of the Month: Suzanne Smith. Thank you for all you do for the students of Ridgeland.

RHS Future Teachers Sign!

Our future teachers signed last week for FCCLA. We had several speakers that were former Teachers. We also had Mr. Raines speak to the group, as well as Justin Carruth.

We are proud of our Panther's that are going on to become our future educators.

RHS 2021/2022 Positive Athlete Award

Congratulations to the RHS 2021/2022 Positive Athlete Award

nominees: Bailey Fowler for Volleyball and Kaitlyn Boller for Cheer. The award is in recognition of athletes that have represented qualities of a positive athlete.

RHS Robotics Team Is Headed to Nationals!

It has been an exciting week for our Ridgeland High School VEX Robotics Team! They are headed to the National competition In Dallas, Texas May 4th-8th!

Go Panthers! We are so proud of you!

James and the Giant Peach Cast Members Receive Scholarships

New York Conservatory for the Dramatic Arts Scholarship Recipients:

Mikaela Lawson $1,000

Jayden Helton $1,000

Dean Kelley $1,000

Noelle Gonzales $1,000

Justice Devlin $1,000

Teagan Smartt $1,000

Ashleigh Curtis $10,000

Noah MacDonald $10,000

Caleb Parker $10,000

Anniston Webb $10,000

Paige Blakemore $15,000


RHS Riflery on Target as Usual!

Four Ridgeland athletes competed in the Georgia 4-H 3-Position Precision Air Rifle Championship Saturday at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton. They placed 2nd in the Team category! In the Individual category Mackenzie Hunter ranked 4th, Kayla Brewer 8th, Ryson Haag 9th, and Joash Williams 11th.

Congratulations to them all on a great showing for Ridgeland and Walker County!

RHS Beta Club Recieves School of Distinction Award

We received notification today that our chapter of Beta Club received the School of Distinction award. We received a banner in the mail to display and also this letter. I just thought it might be worth publishing on social media to recognize what the kiddos earned this year.

2022/23 Colorguard Tryouts 

Please see the flier on the left for details.

RHS 2022 Prom

Ridgeland's 2022 Prom was off the chain! The dresses were fire, the makeup was on fleek and the DJ was flossin' like he had cheddar! What a great night!

Ridgeland Video's Cate and Ava take you to the red carpet and beyond in this in-depth look at Prom 2022!

Congratulations to Curtis Wells! He signed today to play Baseball with Bryan College.

RHS Students of the Week for 4/25/22

Congratulations to this week's RHS Students of the Week for 4/25/22: Brady Brewer, Everdanid Ceron, Jaki Elliott, and Elianna Rodriguez (not pictured). Thanks for your hard work and great attitudes.

2022 RHS BEAT Business Partner of the Year

Our 2022 BEAT Large Business Partner of the year for 2022 is ADMAN Electric.

They have been a fantastic partner with Ridgeland High School, we appreciate everything they do for our school and its students

Caleb Wynne, president of ADMAN, is pictured with Mrs. Hughes ,as he is being presented with the award.

RHS 2022 College and Career Day

Last Week's College and Career Day was a success! The program, that was sponsored FCCLA and Work Based Learning, allowed students to speak with representatives from various college and universities and local employers.

Dalton State College

Georgia Northwestern Technical College

Chattanooga State

University of Tennessee Chattanooga (UTC)

Kennesaw State University

Dalton Institute of Cosmetology

Employers Attending:

CHI Memorial

Rock City

Mohawk Industries

Lake Winnie

Roper Corporation

Lincoln Electric of Chattanooga

James and the Giant Peach is coming to RHS

Public Performances for James and the Giant Peach:

Saturday, April 30 @ 2 PM and 7 PM

Sunday, May 1 @ 2 PM and 7 PM

Walker County Schools' employees get one free ticket to any one performance!

Additional tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.

For a sample of the music, visit YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTXqdmy8xQw...

Dr. Cody Goss

Director of Choral Activities

Ridgeland High School

2478 Happy Valley Road

Rossville, GA 30741


(706) 820-9063 ext. 1110

RHS Students of the Week for 4/18/22

Congratulations to this week's, 4/18/22, RHS Students of the Week: Zackery Jones, Kristin Coleman, Makayla Leonard (not pictured), and Koda O'Dell (not pictured).

Thank you for your hard work and great attitudes.

Class of 2022 Senior Breakfast

Our class of 2022 had their Senior breakfast Tuesday morning, as well as receiving their Senior tee shirts.

They then went to the theater and had our former students, the Figgures Brothers, tell them about college life and what to expect. They were also given information about upcoming events for graduation.

Woodall Signs with Carleton College

Congratulations to Jonathan Woodall! He signed with Carleton College to be a member of the 2022/23 football team.

RHS Teacher of the Month: Jordan Moorehead.

Congratulations to the Ridgeland High School Teacher of the Month for March, Mr. Jordan Moorehead! The school and students are lucky to have such an exemplary educator.

RHS Students of the Week for 4/11/22

Congratulations to this week's, 4/11/22, RHS Students of the Week: Carrie Anne Hill, Kaylee Kidd, Payton Schaefer, and Emily Franks (not pictured). Thank you for your hard work and great attitudes.

RHS Athletes of the Month for April

Congratulations to the RHS April Athletes of the Month: Ivey Stargel, who is a member of the RHS Soccer team, and Hudson Couch, who is a member of the RHS Baseball team.

RHS Key Club Hosts Spring Blood Drive

The Ridgeland High School Key Club is hosting a blood drive on April 18th. Please sign up by following the link below. You must be 16 or older. 16-year-olds will need the appropriate permission form, which will be given to you.

PLEASE SAVE 3 - 6 LIVES by giving blood. New donors will need their picture ID with a birthday on it. If you gave blood using the ALYX machine, you will not be eligible for this drive.

Please see the flier on the left for more information.

RHS Students of the Week for 3/29/22

Congratulations to this week's, 3/28/22, RHS Students of the Week: James Melville, Breily Luna, Kacey Fowler (not pictured), and Isaac Johnson (not pictured).

Thank you for your hard work and great attitudes.

RHS Athletes of the Month for March

Congratulations to the RHS March Athletes of the Month: Logan Montgomery, who is a member of the RHS Track team, and Jenna Morgan, who is also a member of the RHS Track team.

RHS Chorus is Pitch Perfect!

LGPE is in the books. Both choirs not only scored superior ratings in performance, but also scored superiors in every sub category! Awesome performance today! Chorale also scored a superior in sight reading, and Sinfonia scored an excellent rating in sight reading.


The RHS FFA Spring Plant Sale IS Right Around the Corner!

The highly anticipated Annual Ridgeland Plant Sale is quickly approaching! Please come out and support the hard work of Basic Agriculture and General Horticulture students.

Please see the two flyers on the left for more information and prices.

RHS SGA Presents : Spring Sports Resort Spirit Week.

Spring Break is almost among us! To kick off the spring sports fever and add a little spirit to everyone's step, SGA has planned a week to celebrate.

See the flyer on the left for more information.

RHS Students of the Week for 3/21/22

Congratulations to this week's, 3/21/22, RHS Students of the Week: Morgan Hill, Zoe Stephens, Rickey Frady(not pictured), and Elijah O'Shields (not pictured).

Thank you for your hard work and great attitudes.

RHS Athletes of the Month for February

Congratulations to the RHS February Athletes of the Month: Katie Carrol, who is a member of the RHS Track team and Hayden Brewer, who is a member of the RHS Baseball team.


Don't forget to eat at the Fort O Moe's this Thursday (March 24) from 4-8!

This helps support the robotics team.

Ridgeland high Schools Class of 2022 top Ten percent of Class Recognized

Congratulations to the top ten percent of the graduating senior class.  The students are selected based upon their four year cumulative GPA. These students have put in four hard years to achieve this honor.

The following students were recognized:

Aubree Bagwell, Kaylee Barrett, Paige Blakemore, Kaitlyn Boller, Nathan Carver, Jessica Delgado, Maggie Dickson, Sam Dickson, Mitchell Doveton, Bailey Fowler, Summer Goins, Katie Gregory, Elizabeth Hill, Sebastian Jimenez, Isabel Kennedy, Liam Kenney, Jacob Klein, Garret Leroux, Katey Llewellyn, Kymberly Love, Noah McDonald, Hannah Mason, Mia Maxwell, Nary Scott, Landon Tapley, Wesley Taylor, Colleen Thomas, Justin Vernon, Leah Wingo, and Jonathan Woodall.

RHS Students of the Week for 3/07/22

Congratulations to this week's, 3/07/22, RHS Students of the Week: Aidan Conley, Evan Doyle, Terry Delancett, and Nick Young.

Thank you for your hard work and great attitudes.

2022/2023 School Registration is Just around the Corner

Hi, students! This message is to all freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. Registration for the 2022-23 school year will be next Thursday, March 17 during Panther Den Homerooms. This will be your chance to select what classes you will be taking next school year, including your pathway and elective classes. Please make sure you are in attendance during Panther Den homeroom this day to ensure that you will get to select your classes for next school year.

Carver Selected as The Ridgeland High School Teacher of the Month for February

Congratulations to Mrs. Kelly Carver! She is the Ridgeland February Teacher of the Month. RHS and its students are fortunate to have her!


RHS January Athletes of the Month

Congratulations to the RHS January Athletes of the Month: Maria Ronda, who is a member of the RHS Ladies Panthers Soccer Team and Sam Dickson (not pictured, who is a member of the Mens Panthers Soccer Team)

Ridgeland's Riflery Has Been on Target All Season!

Ridgeland squared off again against Sonoraville today, winning 1,090 - 904. Top Shooter for the Panthers, and for the competition, was Team Captain Mackenzie Hunter who scored 284 of 300. Ridgeland's next highest shooters were Kayla Brewer,  276, Madeline Moore,  268, and Elizabeth Quarles,  262. Also shooting for Ridgeland were Ashlynn Hill and Scotty Hunter. 

The team now prepares for the Area 10 Championship next Friday at Cartersville High School. 

Shown are Mackenzie Hunter and Sonoraville's Top Shooter,  Tate Kirby, who scored 278.

RHS Football and Cheer Program Celebrate Dr. Seuss' Birthday by Showing the Joy of Reading to Walker County Elementary Students. 

We had a great group of kids walk like heroes today and give back at the elementary schools. It’s not easy to put yourself in front of anyone to read, but they rocked it. Proud of them all.

Coach Craig Pritchett

Col. Byron Love Chosen as the Ridgeland High School 2022 Teacher of the Year

Col. Love goes above and beyond for the students of RHS everyday. We and the students are very fortunate to be able to call him a Ridgeland Panther

Congratulations to Col. Byron Love for being named our RHS Teacher of the Year!

RHS Clothing Drive

The RHS Key Club is sponsoring a clothing drive February 28th-March 11th. Donation boxes will be set up near the main office.

RHS Students of the Week for 2/22/22

Congratulations to this week's, 2/22/22, RHS Students of the Week: Kai Carter TNayvon Turner Malachi Hutcheson, and Kailey Durham (not pictured)

Thank you for your hard work and great attitudes.

RHS Cheer Squad 2022 GCCA Georgia Team of the Year

RHS Cheer Squad Chosen as the Georgia GCCA 2022 Team of the Year

Our RHS competition Cheerleaders have been named GCCA Team of the year for Georgia.  

This is based on their GPA, community service, character, and athleticism. 

Please check out their video (on the left)! Filmed by Doug Scealf 

Congratulations ladies on a job well done!

Hunter IS State Bound!

STATE BOUND! Mackenzie Hunter, Team Captain of the rifle team, yesterday became the first rifle athlete to ever qualify for State competition! Mackenzie shot 294 points out of a possible 300. In the Prone position Mackenzie scored a perfect 100 points. In the most difficult position, Standing, Mackenzie gave up only 5 points, scoring a 95. Then, with confidence and determination, Mackenzie scored 99 out of 100 in the Kneeling position, also a new school record.

Kayla Brewer and Ashlynn Hill both scored 277, a personal best for Ashlynn, with Madeline Moore rounding out the top four athletes with 271 points, tieing her personal best. With these four athlete's working together, they then broke Ridgeland's all-time best score, scoring 1,119.

Congratulations to Mackenzie and the entire team.

2021/2022 Ridgeland High School Valedictorian and Salutatorian announced

RHS would like to announce the 2021/2022 Ridgeland High School Valedictorian Sebastian Jimenez and Salutatorian Leah Wingo; the two are pictured with assistant principal Dr. Ryan Bandy

Congratulations to these top students!

It's Official; the Week February 19-26  Has Been Proclaimed National FFA week.

The official proclamation was signed today by by Karen Hughes, Justin Carruth, and Mr Raines.

This was witnessed by FFA Officers also pictured.

FFA Week has started out with a bang! Aliens and Cowboys day.

Support FFA and Have some fun doing it!

Next week is FFA week and we will be having dress-up days throughout the week!


Ready For Work! site now live

This website contains information for CTAE and LAUNCH as well as links to our past newsletters. This website is a good resource for both CTAE and LAUNCH. The site can be accessed on this page under the School Programs/Sports section of the QUICK LINKS; it can also be accessed by going to  walkerschools.org and clicking on the upper-right-hand corner on Ready for Work.


RHS VEX Robotics Qualifies for Nationals!

Congratulations to our Ridgeland High School VEX Robotics Team for Qualifying for National Competition  in Dallas this May! Pictured on the left:

Kylie Thurman (top left) - Drive team / engineer 

Evan Broome (top right) - Engineer / programmer / drive team

Caleb Litts (bottom left) - engineer / drive team

Josh Litts (bottom right) - programmer/ mechanic / scout

Go Panthers!

ROTC 2022 Military Ball

ROTC Celebrated their 2022 Military Ball in style at the Lookout Mountain Country Club this past Saturday. It was a fantastic night of Drill & Ceremony, Fine Food, and awesome dancing into the night. Congratulations to Ritchie Mullins, Aly Bradley, Sean Gifford, and Micha Burnette for being voted the Military Ball King/Queen/Prince/Princess!

RHS Students of the Week for 2/14/22

Congratulations to this week's, 2/14/22, RHS Students of the Week: Emily Brown, Hunter Ownby, Logan Fowler, and Angelina Ayala.

Thank you for your hard work and great attitudes.

RHS Celebrates a Former Panther That Has Made it to the Big Show!

February 11, 2022 was designated as Vonn Bell Day for the Walker County School System in honor of one of its former student Von Bell, who will be playing in the Super Bowl Sunday, 2/13/22, as a member of the Cincinnati Bengals.

Coach Brian Patterson Memorial at RHS

Attention Panther Nation: Ridgeland High School has made an outside memorial in Honor of Coach Brian Patterson. It is located near the football stadium between the visitor’s locker room and tennis courts. This memorial will be up thru March 14, 2022. There is a card box by the banner if anyone would like to leave the family a card. Please also feel free to leave other memorial items below the banner. Thank you for all the love and support you all have shown for RHS student and staff.

RHS Students of the Week for the week of 2/7/22

Congratulations to this week's, 2/07/22, RHS Students of the Week: Ivory Bivens, David Kerna, Brylee Benson, and Kami Chapman (not pictured).

Thank you for your hard work and great attitudes.

RHS Riflery Posts Season's Highest Score 

A WIN for Ridgeland as we beat Etowah 1,100 - 1,071. This is the team's highest score of the season. 

Kayla Brewer and Mackenzie Hunter both tied with a score of 271 out of 300. Kayla,  however,  scored 12 inner tens to Mackenzie's 10, making her Ridgeland's Top Shooter. (An inner 10 can best be described as a "more perfect" 10).

Ryson Haag and Madeline Moore both scored 271 with six inner tens.

Also competing for Ridgeland were Elizabeth Quarles,  263, and Joash Williams who shot his best score of the season,  254.

Shown in the first picture are both team’s Top Shooters. Zachary Mauriello, 280, and Kayla Brewer,  279.

RHS January Teacher of the Month: Beth Pilkington

Congratulations to the RHS, January Teacher of the Month Beth Pilkington. Each RHS Teacher of the Month is chosen by the students of RHS. Thank you Ms. Pilkington for your hard work and all that you do for the students of Ridgeland High School.

Class of 2025 Commitment to Graduate Ceremony

The Ridgeland High School Class of 2025 signed the Commitment to Graduate banner that will hang in the hall at RHS.

We plan to see all of these students walk across the stage in 2025!

Scholarship Opportunity for Juniors

Please encourage your 11th-grade students to apply for the Horatio Alger Scholarship. This is an excellent scholarship opportunity for students who have significant financial need and have persevered through personal adversity. 25 students from Catoosa and Walker County will be awarded a $10,000 scholarship. The application deadline is March 15th.

Please see the flyer on the left for information regarding eligibility and where to apply.


7 Mindsets

Please see the newsletter on the left for an overview of the new 7 Mindsets unit we are beginning. Over the next few weeks, I hope that you'll take the opportunity to discuss this mindset with your child and complete the suggested activities to learn and grow together.


Karen Hughes

John Shearer: Jim And Shirley Smith Honored With Asteroid Namings By Appreciative Former Student

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - by John Shearer

A former student now working with NASA in Alabama recently led an effort to name some small asteroids after retired Walker County educators Jim and Shirley Smith as a show of appreciation.

In discussing the renaming in an email to the Smiths and others, William J. Cooke, who works as the lead official in the NASA Meteoroids Environments Office at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, said they had inspired him to become interested in astronomy at a young age.

"I grew up in Walker County during the '60s and early ‘70s,” he said.

"As with many other students, Jim and Shirley played a major role in my life, allowing me to be a ‘nerd' and encouraging me to pursue astronomy, which led to my career here at NASA. 

"They gave me far more than knowledge – Jim and Shirley taught me tolerance, always let me know that I was unique and special, and provided a second home at the old Science Center in Rock Spring. Looking back through the experience of 50 years, I realize how very important those things were, and how truly special Jim and Shirley are.”

Mr. Cooke added that he had actually started on the work renaming the main belt asteroids a couple of miles in diameter after the Smiths several years ago.

"It has taken two years longer than expected, but I am now happy to announce that, as of June 11, the International Astronomical Union has decreed that the asteroid formerly called 2000 HQ57, will now be known as asteroid (30282) Jamessmith and that asteroid 2000 HS57, discovered on the same night by the same telescope, will be known as (30283) Shirleysmith.
"Congratulations Jim and Shirley! You two will now traverse the skies forever."
In a 2011 story in chattanoogan.com after the Walker County Science and Technology Center was named in his honor, Mr. Smith said that he had become interested in astronomy at a young age going to the Brainerd Observatory and hearing Clarence Jones give programs.

The former Walker County School Board member later took astronomy under Dr. Karel Hujer at the University of Chattanooga and in 1967 served as the first director of a planetarium in Rock Spring after writing a grant for it.

Regarding teaching young people to have an interest in science, Mr. Smith in 2011 said, "I found both for myself and for the students I taught that the study of astronomy was a great motivator. It created a thirst for knowledge. If you get a student turned on to learning, he will learn in spite of the teacher.”

Former Walker County Educators are Honored by Former Student

Jim and Shirley Smith now have two asteroids named after them.  It is the culmination of an effort led by former student.

Please see the article on the left that was posted on Chattanoogan.com


RHS Students of the Week for 1/18/22

Congratulations to this week's, 1/18/22, RHS Students of the Week: Deandre Carter, Emily Brown, Jayran Curtis, and Avari Green (not pictured are Jayran Curtis and Avari Green).

Thank you for your hard work and great attitudes!

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 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!

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 insights 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!



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!

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Ridgeland Sports Complex
Jay Smith Baseball Field
Band Facility
Business Lab
Chromebase Lab
Retired Jerseys
Audio and Video Broadcasting
Aux Gym
Basketball Gym
Large Commons Area
Panther Cafe
Back of School
Bowers & Painter Field
Weight Room
Home of the Panthers
Media Center
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