Congratulations, Mrs. Greene!
Principal of the Year for the
State of Tennessee!
Mrs. Greene and her daughter, Monica.
The Tennessee Commissioner of Education announced students throughout Tennessee in grades 3-8 will NOT be administered the TCAP/TNREADY Achievement Test Part II due to multiple printing issues with student test booklets. Washington County 3rd-8th grade students will, therefore, not receive TCAP/TNREADY Achievement Test results for this school year. If you have questions, please call 423-753-1100.
Review and Comment
State Board of Education Science Standards
Clanci Tipton, Guidance Counselor
Ridgeview Elementary’s school counselor, Clanci Tipton has been featured as the Outstanding School Counselor of the Month in the Tennessee Department of Education’s School Counselor Connection newsletter. As school counselor, Mrs. Tipton is responsible for meeting the academic, social and emotional, and college and career readiness needs of each of Ridgeview’s approximately 700 students.
Mrs. Tipton was recognized for her innovation and creativity in developing an effective way to manage such a large caseload. She has implemented a counselor referral system that mirrors the (Response to Intervention) RTI2 educational process. All students receive services through school wide initiatives and classroom guidance, but this referral system allows Mrs. Tipton to quickly identify students who need additional support or intervention. Students referred for academic, behavior, or social/emotional needs receive services in the form of small groups or individual counseling. This process allows Mrs. Tipton to offer more preventative services instead of strictly crisis intervention and better serve all students. Within the first year of implementation, Mrs. Tipton has seen significant results and a large decrease in crisis intervention.
Photo: Ridgeview Lady Raptors and Cheerleaders pose for a group shot with Vice Principal John W. McKinney (far left) Coaches Jaymie and Tonya Jenkins and Principal Peggy Greene (far right).
RidgeviewLady Raptors State Sectional Class A Champs!
GRAY, TN, February 2016 –The Ridgeview Lady Raptors basketball team defended its State Sectional Class A crown, defeating Catons Chapel 34-27 in Saturday’s final in Pigeon Forge. The team finished the year, its sixth as a member of the Tennessee Middle School Athletic Association, with a 26-3 record.
Jaycie Jenkins led the team in the final, nearly singlehandedly outscoring Catons Chapel. She had 25 points, 11 rebounds, and 4 steals. Jaiden Clark added eight rebounds and Laken Jones had six rebounds.
Ridgeview took a 24-19 lead into the fourth quarter, but a six-point run put Catons Chapel ahead by a point before Ridgeview closed with a 10-2 run of its own.
Jenkins was named MVP for the second year in a row, while Clark, Jones, Kayla Gibson and Makenna Dance were named to the All-Tournament team. The Lady Raptors record for the past three years is 81-10, with eight of those losses coming against Class AA or AAA teams.
Ridgeview Posts Perfect 10-0 Season
The Ridgeview Raptors Middle School football team capped off a perfect 8-0 regular season, with a Tennessee Sectional Championship. Ridgeview won the Class A title with playoff wins of 20-0 over Nolichuckey of Greene County and a 22-2 victory over Cloudland in the championship game. The 2015 season is the best season recorded in school history. Ridgeview averaged 35 points a game on offense while allowing only 9 points a game on defense.
Ridgeview Students and Faculty 2015/2016
(Dads Of Great Students) Program
Dads and Kids’ Pizza Night to kick off an innovative father involvement program called WATCHD.O.G.S.® (Dads Of Great Students). WATCH D.O.G.S. ® is the father involvement initiative of the National Center For Fathering. Inspired by one father’s desire to increase male involvement in his children’s school and with the help of the schools teachers and administration, WATCH D.O.G.S was created in 1998 at George Elementary in Springdale, AR.
Ridgeview School Turns Trash Into Treasure
Through The TREX Recycling Program
At an assembly on Friday, August 14, 2015, Emily Parton from the Gray, Tennessee Food City announced that Ridgeview School had collected about 10.7 lbs. of plastic per student with a total student population of approximately 700 students. In honor of their efforts, Ridgeview was recognized as one out of four schools in Tennessee to be the top collectors for the program in 2014-15. The School was presented with a stylish and functional bench constructed entirely out of recycled plastic.
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Lori Nash - K-4 Teacher of the Year!
Rachel Sangid - 5-8 Teacher of the Year!