The Ridgemont Board of Education released the minutes of the April Board of Education meeting held Thursday evening.
The Board reminded residents about upcoming events in the school calendar:
.May 2-Two Hour Delay-TPD
.May 4-Open Enrollment Deadline
.May 7-11 Right to Read Week
.May 11-Field Day
.May 17 & 18-Kindergarten Screening-Call 937-354-2141 for appt.
.May 22-7th-12th Band and Choir Concert-Mt. Victory Commons-6:30 pm
.May 23-Two Hour Delay-TPD
.May 25-Grades 4th-12th End of Year Awards-Mt. Victory Gymnasium-9:00 am
.May 28-No School-Memorial Day
.May 30-Kindergarten Graduation-Mt. Victory Commons-6:00 pm
.May 31-Sixth Grade Graduation-Mt. Victory Commons-9:00 am
.May 31-Last Day of School-One Hour Early Release
.June 1-Senior Graduation-Mt. Victory Gym-7:00 pm
Please see highlights from the April 26, 2018, regular meeting below.
The following students were recognized by the Board of Education for their outstanding student achievement, congratulations to all, Ridgemont is proud of you!
Senior Dillon Beiler wanted to help his friend and community while earning his Eagle Scout award in Boys Scout. He noticed at football games the struggles of his friend on a walker and others that they could not see the field. Dillon worked hard to design a ramp for handicap accessibility at the Football Stadium and collected over $11,000 through donations and on a Go Fund Me account. Working with JP Tubular in Mt. Victory, they agreed to help build the ramp to meet state codes. The ramp is finished and will serve the community for many years, THANK YOU DILLON!
High School Girls Basketball Team-Tim Weyant and Sam McCullough-Coaches, Conference Runner-Up (5-2) 16-9 Overall, Sectional Champions (First Time since 1990)
– NWCC Player of the Year Girls Basketball
– Over 1,000 Points in Career
– Second Team ALL District 8
– MaxPreps Player of the Week in March
Priscilla and Meadow Cromer played in the District 8 Senior All Star Game
8th Grade Girls Basketball Team-Keysten Creamer-Coach
NWCC Conference Champions-Record 14-2
.Meadow Cromer-Signing with Findlay University Women's Track & Field Team
Congrats to Meadow Cromer on signing her National Letter of Intent to continue her Track career at The University of Findlay.
Senior Graduation is June 1st
The Ridgemont Board of Education approved seniors for graduation pending their completion of all state and local school board requirements. Ridgemont will hold commencement exercises on June 1st at 7pm in the Mt. Victory gym. All parents and community members are welcome to come and celebrate with the Class of 2018.
Certified and Non-Certified substitutes were approved, payment for teachers attending training in June was approved and the following coaches will receive contracts for the 2017-2018 school year:
.Golf Coach-Greg Johnson
.Todd Burris – Head Football Coach
.JD Howard – Football Head Assistant
.Brian Claybaugh – Football Assistant
.Dakota McKee – Football Assistant
.Devin McGrath – Football Assistant
.A Jumpstart for Kindergarten
The jumpstart program for student entering kindergarten who could use a little bit extra preliminary experience with school prior to the first day of classes was approved again for this year. Using Title I dollars, the district will offer a partial day program to students and parents from August 6-10. Look for information on this program in the near future.
Student insurance for the 2018-2019 school year was approved. Look on our website in June to sign up for it or contact our office if you are interested in the football insurance coverage in June. Approval to work with Ohio Northern University with student teaching was given and an addendum to the memorandum of understanding with Rhodes State college credit plus was approved.
The Board approved many revised policies and the annual resolution to be a part of the Ohio High School Athletic Association for the 2018-2019 school year was passed.
The design build agreement was approved for Thomas and Marker Construction Co., Inc. for the Land Lab. Motions were approved for a wireless system upgrade and new Chromebooks for the incoming freshman class.
New bus radios were approved to be purchased and will be installed soon.
The Ridgemont Board of Education accepted donations and took time to thank the donors listed below for their generosity to the district.
.Quest Federal Credit Union-Donation to Boys Basketball Team
.Precision Strip-Donation to Boys Basketball Team
.Donation of Stepping Stones for Primary Garden Project:
.Ken and Emily Stapleton Family, Scott and Erin Elliott Family, Tom and Stephanie Jolliff Family, Steven and Eugenia Reamses Family, Chelsea Hamilton Family, Charity Aaron Fami
.Donations to FFA Banquet Silent Auction:
.Plaza Inn, Yankee's Dairy Queen, TSC, Misti Smith, Hillcrest Lanes, Family Video, Maurices, Diamond M Vet Clinic, Denise Mouser, Mid-Ohio Co-op, Twirl, Beech Tree Antiques, Diana Stanfield, Meadow Cromer, JB Tubulars, Beth Ramsey, Ridgemont FFA, Adam Johnson, Tami Johnson, Jolliff Farms – In Memory of Tim Jolliff, Kenzies Cookies, Tiki Tanz, DoTerra – Mandy France, Quest Federal Credit Union, North East Ag, Whit's Frozen Custard, Shauna Streets, Jayme Levstek, Mr. Chuck Bell, Southgate Vet Clinic, Damian Newman, Kalmbach Feed, The Belly Acre, NCO Solid Waste District, The Nail Barn, McCullough Industries, Hayden Lowery, Troy Cameron & Adam Johnson, Ag Credit, and Ledley Farms
.Lowe’s in Marion-Donation of all materials for Lemonade Stand for the Service Learning Project by the Entrepreneurship Class. They are raising money for Pediatric Cancer through the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF).
.Donation of Items and Prizes for Right to Read Week (May 7-11):
.Cindy Brown, Pizza Hut, Family Video in Bellefontaine, Family Video in Kenton, Scott's Family McDonalds, Michael Angelo's Kenton, Michael Angelo's Rushsylvania, Bellefontaine 8 Cinema, Price McElroy Funeral Home, Quest Federal Credit Union, Hilliker YMCA, TP Lanes in Bellefontaine, Denise Mouser-Mary Kay Products, Wendy’s in Kenton, Quest Federal Credit Union for “Feed Me Tree” books, and Hillcrest Lanes in Kenton
.Brenda Jenning, RN, and Deb Orr, RN for helping Nurse Amy with the American Heart Association CPR certification for all Seniors.
.Donations to Handicap Ramp at the Football Stadium-Donated through Senior Dillon Beiler’s Eagle Scout project:
.Built by JB Tubulars, Ed & Rosalie Elliott, Mt. Victory State Bank, Allan Nott Honda Toyota, Quest F.C.U., Speedwavz LLP, Mt. Victory United Methodist Church, Ridgeway United Methodist Church, Nelson Auto Group, Don Young, Jeff and Emily Eckstein, Ashley and Corey Ledley
.Watkins Farms, Wingfield Crop Insurance, Hepburn Feed, Newland Insurance, Nationwide Insurance, Zach Balch, Matt Dawson, Joan Wagner, Carol Burrey, and Norma Baker