Ridgemont Board of Education Conducts February Meeting

Posted on February 25, 2022

Please see the calendar below followed by the board highlights from tonight’s Ridgemont Board of Education meeting. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

Upcoming Calendar

Tuesday, March 8-Two Hour Delay for Teacher Professional Development

Thursday, March 24-No School for PK-6 Grade-Parent Teacher Conf. am
7th-12th Grade – Job Shadowing

Friday, March 25-No School – TPD

Tuesday, March 29-End of Third Grading Period

Friday, April 15-No School – Good Friday

Monday, April 18-No School – Easter Break

Tuesday, May 10-Two Hour Delay for Teacher Professional Development

Thursday, May 26-Last Day of School – One Hour Early Dismissal

Friday, June 3-Senior Graduation – 7:00 pm Mt. Victory Gym

You can access the Board agendas and minutes at this direct link Ridgemont Agendas, Minutes and Policies or by logging on to the Ridgemont Schools website.

February 24, 2022 Regular Board Meeting Highlights

.Congratulations to the following student athletes and their honors:

NWCC League Honors

Girls Basketball

First Team – Brooke Nelson
Second Team – Callie Cromer
Honorable Mention – Emma Smith and Jenna Ward
Brooke will be playing in the District 8 All Star Game

Boys Basketball

NWCC Player of the Year – Landon Newland
Second Team – Mason Stuck
Honorable Mention – Grant Reppart and Colten Whitaker

District Honors

First Team District 8 – Landon Newland
Second Team District 8 – Mason Stuck
Landon and Mason will be playing for the East Squad in the District 8 All Star Game

.Planning meetings have begun for the new preschool classrooms in the Ridgeway building as well as for the additional playground space and track project. All projects are slated to be completed by the beginning of the 22-23 school year.

.Preschool Screening for 2022-2023 for children 3-5 years old will be held by the MRESC on the dates and locations listed below.

March 7th – Little River Preschool, 510 Courtright St, McGuffey
March 8th – Victory Garden Preschool, 560 W Taylor St, Mt. Victory
March 9th – Liberty Village Preschool, 725 W. North Ave, Ada
March 10th – Northern Lights Preschool, 11589 ST 81, Dola

Call to schedule an appointment for screening at 937-599-5195 ext 3020 or email Penny Carrig at pcarrig@mresc.org . If your child is currently enrolled in one of the preschools listed, they do not need to be screened.

.Around the Building: Students in Megan Looney’s Creative Writing class now have their stories published in a book called “Spine Chillers 2021.” Elementary students have a challenge to complete 1000 acts of kindness. Each act of kindness is represented by hearts placed on the kindness tree Gopher Den area. Teachers have also been supporting the theme by doing lessons/activities in their classrooms.

.We also paused for a moment to remember our long-time friend and supporter of Ridgemont Schools, Cheryl France. Cheryl was a 36 year staff member who helped lead the FCCLA program, direct musicals and Company R, and was also a 6 ½ year board member. As a board member, Cheryl was involved in levy support and from the beginning was instrumental in the design of our building. While we are saddened by her passing, let us remember and celebrate her life and the impact that she had on the Ridgemont Community.

Personnel

The Board approved the motions for the retirement of Mariann Galyk, Visual Arts Teacher and Frank Galyk, Route Bus Driver. Mrs. Galyk was a substitute teacher and was hired as an art teacher and she has shared her talents with the students for over 22 years. Mr. Galyk was a substitute bus driver and was hired as a route driver and has served the students for over 10 years. Both have spent numerous hours going above and beyond for the students of Ridgemont. Thank you Marianne and Frank for your dedication to Ridgemont.

Lauren Fulwider and Nikia Rudasill were approved as volunteer assistant softball coaches for the 2021-2022 school year. Josh Shreve was approved as a volunteer assistant baseball coach for the 2021-2022 school year. Three TEMP substitute teachers were approved for the 2021-2022 school year and 3 classified substitutes were also approved.

Operations

Motions were approved for the payment of reading tutoring, book study stipend, and a stipend for Orton Gillingham training for teachers. The Committee and Work Session list was approved and the OHSAA membership for 2022-2023 was approved. The board approved the amounts and rates as they were presented.

Donations

We want to thank everyone who has generously donated to our school. The Ridgemont Board of Education accepted donations and took the time to thank the donors listed below for their generosity to the district.

-Thank you to Ridgeway United Methodist Church for donating to the Nurse’s Clinic for children in need.

-Thank you to Jessica Osborn for donating a historic trumpet to the Music Department in memory of her son, Sean Tyler.

-Thank you to VFW Post 6817 in Mt. Victory (disbanding) for the $1,000 donation to the Ridgemont Athletic Department. Thank you for all of your support and donation of flags over the years.

-Thank you to Keri and Dustin Robinson for their donation of clothing to the Nurse’s Clinic.

-Thank you to the Hardin County Farm Bureau for the donation of books to our school library.


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