Ridgemont Board of Education Holds April Meeting

Posted on March 25, 2022

Minutes provided by Superintendent Sally Henrick

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

Friday, March 25- No School – TPD

Tuesday, March 29- End of Third Grading Period

Friday, April 15- Mo 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

MUSICAL INFORMATION

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang will be held March 25th and 26th at 7:00 pm and March 27th at 2:00 pm in the Ridgeway Gym. Doors will open 30 minutes before the show starts. Please follow this link to purchase your tickets: https://www.ridgemont.k12.oh.us/TicketBoxOffice.aspx. You can also purchase tickets at the door.

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION – May 5th and May 6th Parents need to contact Cindy Brown, elementary school secretary, at 937-354-3141 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to set up an appointment. All children must be five years of age on or before Aug. 1, 2022 to attend the screening. The screenings will take place Thursday, May 5 and Friday, May 6 at the Ridgemont Elementary School in Mount Victory.

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.

March 24, 2022 Regular Board Meeting Highlights

.Congratulations to Callie Cromer for being selected to play in the District 8 All Star game.

.Congratulations to the following Ridgemont student athletes for earning All-Northwest District Basketball recognition:

-Landon Newland – First Team

-Mason Stuck – Honorable Mention

-Brooke Nelson – Honorable Mention

.Congratulations to Mason Stuck for receiving the NWCC Jon Shively Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to only one male student athlete and one female student athlete in the NWCC League.

.Congratulations to Rodd Jordan who participated in the 2022 Ohio Special Olympics Winter Games Indoor Swimming Meet and earned a silver medal in the 25 meter freestyle and a bronze medal in the 50 meter freestyle!

.We would like to recognize Board Member, Eric Hill. Mr. Hill has been a member of the Ridgemont Board of Education for 15 years. Mr. Hill has been instrumental in leading the district through a building bond issue, building design, and a new building and educational advances. While this is all amazing for the district, our students know him for his countless hours spent in rehearsals and performances in the musicals for 15 years as he taught students to sing, act, and dance. Thank you Mr. Hill, we appreciate your dedication and it has always been obvious you love Ridgemont.

.Around the Building: Congratulations to the Ridgemont FFA Chapter on their many accolades! Chapter members will be attending the April board meeting to share their experiences.

.The board reviewed the current plans for the preschool classrooms and playground at the Ridgeway building, noting that the rooms will have the same color scheme as the Mt. Victory building and a fenced in playground area to the west of the building. The Mt. Victory playground will have at least a new set of swings.

.We are continuing to work through the strategic planning process to help create strategies that focus on Designing the Future at Ridgemont. We started this process in the fall of 2019 and are moving forward as we create goals and gather stakeholder input over the next couple of months.

Ridgemont Public Library:

The Ridgemont Board of Education voted to enable the Ridgemont Public Library to place a .5 mill renewal levy for operating on the November 8, 2022, ballot. Hardin County Auditor Mike Bacon was in attendance and shared that the .5 mill levy will generate $19,790.00 the first year of collection.

Personnel:

The Board approved the motion for the retirement of Pam Robinson, 6th grade Math and Science Teacher. Mrs. Robinson has been an elementary teacher for 30 years. Thank you for your dedication to Ridgemont Mrs. Robinson.

The resignation from Megan Looney at the end of the 2021-2022 contract was approved, Mrs. Looney is the CCP and High School English Teacher.

The motion to non-renew of all winter supplemental contracts as each supplemental contract is only for one year and the winter season is complete.

Jace McGue was approved as volunteer assistant baseball coach for the 2021-2022 school year. One TEMP and three teacher substitutes were approved for the 2021-2022 school year and 2 classified substitutes were also approved.

Operations:

A student was approved to join the Ridgemont group for the Spanish Club Europe Trip. The 2022-2023 Course Handbook was approved and the resolution for the Third Grade English Language Arts Assessment paper format for the 2022-2023 school year was approved.

The 2022-2023 School Calendar was approved and employee calendars were also approved. The 2022-2023 approved calendar is at the link below and on the school website under Latest News or click on the link below:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1b3YH1t7hBNTVXhvHUqlC0je4jEsePKho?usp=sharing

The College Credit Plus agreement with Rhodes State College was approved for the 2022-2023 school year.

The purchase of a Transportation Van was approved and a Transportation Agreement was also approved.

An agreement was approved accepting SHP’s recommendation of awarding the general contract to Heiberger Paving, Inc., as the lowest responsible bidder for the track replacement project and authorizing execution of the agreement with the contractor. The board authorized the Superintendent and Treasurer to execute an agreement with Heiberger Paving for the project in the amount of $518,695.00. The project is slated to begin around May 23rd.

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.

Motion to recognize and thank the following donations to the Ridgemont Local School District:

  • Thank you to all who donated to the Music Department in memory of Cheryl France.
  • Thank you to all who donated to the Kindergarten Class in Memory of Connie Mowery-Hughes.
  • Thank you to Olympic Steel for the donation of metal to practice welding and additional metal for student projects.
  • Thank you to Kenton Soroptimist International for their donation to the Nurse’s Clinic.
  • Thank you to Teacher Substitute, Trisha Lones for sharing a treat with the staff.
  • Thank you to Jane Wynham for the donation of homemade winter hats and a flute for the music department.
  • Thank you to Ginny Engelhart for the donation to Secret Santa.
  • Thank you to Kim Richardson for the donations to 3rd grade for the Fall Festival.
  • Thank you to Renee Stalder for the donation of winter gloves to the Nurse’s Clinic.
  • Thank you to the following who donated to the Musical Fundraiser-Trivia Night:
  • Katrisha Lones
  • Ridgemont Activities Boosters
  • Lucretia Fenwick
  • Dancing Ducks Creations
  • Gypsy Kate
  • Jessica Billenstein
  • Plaza Inn
  • Jac and Do’s Pizza Kenton
  • Michael Angelo’s Pizza
  • Pizza Hut
  • High Point Nutrition
  • Kendalyn Green Photography
  • Diane Foreman
  • Hi Point Drive Inn
  • Newland Family
  • Pondside Paws
  • Thank you to the following who donated to the Musical or Musical Cast and Crew:
  • Trisha Lones – food for the cast and crew
  • Jina Kearns – paint for the scenery
  • Tabitha Houser – meals for the cast and crew

Athletics/Extra Curricular Work Session:

.The board convened in a work session to discuss athletics and extracurricular activities, discussing the current status and five year goals and budgets.


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