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WELCOME MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL

KAREN HUGHES - PRINCIPAL

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

 

QUICK LINKS

Click on the bold, underlined text to access the links

 

PARENT/STUDENT RESOURCES

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)

 

SCHOOL PROGRAMS/SPORTS

Worked Based Learning Site

RHS Stem Program

E-Sports

RHS Cheer

RHS2020

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: julieportwood@walkerschools.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 julieportwood@walkerschools.org.

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.

Step #1:

Complete the Walker LAUNCH Interest Form.

Step #2:

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: julieportwood@walkerschools.org.

 

Step #3:

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.

Congratulations Riley!

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 lpfc@walkerschools.org

Lady Panthers FC thanks you for your support.

PS. We accept PayPal and Venmo at lpfc@walkerschools.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

Schedule:

Monday January 4:

English III

Tuesday January 5:

US History

Algebra I

Biology I

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

The Riflery Team is on target for some amazing growth!

Congratulations to the RHS Riflery team for receiving some amazing support!

https://www.midwayusafoundation.org/team-profile/?id=R46478

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.

RHS E-Sports Team is Recruiting!

Contact coaches

Tim Warren timwarren@walkerschools.org, Ryan Queen ryanqueen@walkerschools.org, or Kyle Linfonte kylelinfonte@walkerschools.org for more information.

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. 

Thank you!!

Savanna Hawk 

Ridgeland High School 

10th Grade English Teacher

Yearbook Advisor

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):

1. Go to https://events.ticketspicket.com/home

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!

September:

Jeremiah Turner for Football (1st from left)

Michelle Thomason for Cheerleading  (2nd from left)

 

 

 

 

 

October:

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!

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