Ridgemont School Board Releases Minutes from Thursday Meeting

The school year is going by fast, we are well into the second grading period and the holidays are upon us. Please see below the calendar for upcoming events and days the school is closed for the holidays.

Nov 25-No School for PK-6th Grade- AM Parent Teacher Conf.
Nov 25-7th-12th Grade Students Attend Career Exploration
Nov 26-No School PK-12-Teacher Professional Development
Nov 27 to Nov 29-No School-Thanksgiving Break
Nov 27-RSVP Deadline for Senior Citizen Luncheon, (937-354-2441) on Dec 5 at Noon
Dec 5-Senior Citizen Luncheon at Noon in the Mt. Victory Commons
Dec 17-Kindergarten and First Grade Music Concert-6:00 pm-Mt. Victory Commons
Dec 11-7-12 Band and Choir Concert-6:30 pm
Dec 20-One Hour Early Release
Dec 23 to Jan 2-No School-Christmas Break
Jan 3-School Back In Session

Basketball games have started, we ask you to please support our students at their athletic events. You can view the schedules by clicking on Athletics on our website at http://www.ridgemont.k12.oh.us .

Below are the highlights from the Board of Education Meeting. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

November 21, 2019 Board of Education Highlights

Thank you to all the supporters who voted for the income tax renewal levy on the November 5th ballot. The .75% income tax levy renewal was approved by the voters in the district. The Ridgemont Board of Education, Administration, Staff, and Students would like to thank the community for their support.

Thank you to Jennifer Musson for being the Treasurer for the Citizens of Ridgemont and Kate Wingfield for being the Campaign Manager. These ladies ordered signs, painted and placed signs, kept the finances in order, created ads, ran the campaign and we thank them for all of their time and dedication to the Ridgemont District.

The 15th Annual Senior Citizen Luncheon will be held on December 5th at noon in the Mt. Victory Building. This luncheon is for all 60 year old and older community members who currently live in the Ridgemont District. Thank you to Kenton Walmart for their continued donation to help us host this event. Call Sandy by November 27th for reservations.

Boy Scout Troop #131 was in attendance to observe a public meeting.

The Veterans Day Celebration was a huge success. Thirty Veterans attended the event that started with breakfast, assembly, and sessions with high school students. Many Veterans and students have commented on the knowledge and stories that were shared that day. Thank you to the Sophomore class for planning and hosting the event. Thank you to all Veterans for their service. We enjoyed spending the day with all the attendees.

Personnel
The motion was approved for all Fall 2019 supplemental contracts being non-renewed. All supplementals are only for one year.

A resignation was approved for Samantha McCullough as Basketball Girls JV Coach for the 2019-2020 school year and she was approved as a volunteer coach. The following supplemental contracts for the 2019-2020 school year were approved, pending certification:

Basketball Girls Assistant Coach-Keysten Creamer-Step 3

Track Head Varsity Coach-Nick Cox-Step 4

Track JH and HS Assistant-Malana Huffman-Step 4

Track JH Head Coach-Darcy Ruppright-Step 4

Track JH and HS Assistant-Chris James-Step 3

Baseball Head Coach-Mike McGue-Step 4

Baseball Assistant Coach-Bob Titus-Step 4

Softball Head Coach-Kim Bailey-Step 4

Softball Assistant Coach-Nikia Freshour-Step 3

Volunteer Assistant Coaches were approved for the 2019-2020 school year, pending certification:

Volunteer Girls JH Basketball Assistant Coach-Travis Ramsey
Volunteer Track Assistant Coach-Chad Dilbone Volunteer Baseball Assistant Coach-Bill McKinley

Volunteer Softball Assistant Coach-Lauren Fulwider

Operations

The contract with OhioHealth was approved for an Athletic Trainer for the 2019-2020 school year.

Kindergarten Screening for the 2020-2021 school year will be held on May 14 and 15, 2020.

A field trip to Belize in June of 2021 was approved. Mrs. Danielle Webber, Spanish Teacher will coordinate the trip. They will visit in Belize, Ambergris Caye, Belize City, and the Cayo Region. The student cost is $3,040.00.

The Treasurer was authorized to advertise for bids for 2020, 2021, and 2022, farm ground rental in Ridgeway.

The next Board of Education meeting will be December 19, 2019, at 5:00 pm in Math Room #304.

Donations

As we look at this long list of donations, we want to thank everyone who has generously donated to our school. This list and the support of our levy shows how our community loves and supports our students and our school. This time of year we stop and think of all that we are grateful for and we are thankful for all of you. We wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving.

The Ridgemont Board of Education accepted donations and took the time to thank the donors listed below for their generosity to the district.
Donations to Kindergarten:

.Thank you to the many Kindergarten Families for their donations of candy for the Fall Festival, canned food for the Food Drive for Backpack Buddies and Stone Soup donations.

Donations to First Grade for the Fall Festival:

.Thank you to the many First Grade Families for their donations of candy for the Fall Festival

Donations to Second Grade for the Fall Festival:

.Buchanan Family, Grogan Family, Knox-Speakman Family, Mercer Family, Sutherin Family, Flowers Family, Russell Family

Donations to Third Grade for the Fall Festival:

.Flowers Family, Kuykendall Family, Fryer Family, Russell Family, Peterson Family, Bob and Joan White, McCarthy Family,

Donations to Secret Santa:

.Katie Lafontaine

.Ken and Jan Foy

.Lones Family

.Marena Lingrel Latimer Family

Donation of a delicious meal for all teachers during Teacher Conferences-

.Painter Creek Grange

Thank you to the Hardin County Extension Office for allowing the Ridgemont FFA to house the X-Carve Machine.

Donation to Ridgemont FFA-

.Zoetis and Diamond M Veterinary Center-$182.00

Donation to Library-

.Airstream-Book “Let’s Just Go”

Donation to Elementary Students-

.Ridgeway Church of Christ-Games to play at lunch.

Donation of Winter Coats-

.Brandon and Carol Ledley

Donation of Books to all Kindergartners to take home and read.-

.Travis Cronley

Donations to the Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser-Spanish Club Europe Trip 2020

.Martel Bakery-Pancake Mix

.Jim and Deb Newland-Water