We will be providing meals at no cost to ALL students through October 20th. Meal choices may be limited due to availability and will not follow the published menu. Limited a la cart items may still be available for purchase. Adult meals will be available for purchase if food inventory allows.

Weekly Principal’s Message

9.1.17

We had an absolutely fantastic week this week at The Ridge. Thank you to all of our families who attended Open House on Tuesday. The week ended with a lot of Royal Spirit at our first Pep Rally of the year! Everyone showed their purple pride and respect as we recognized our fall athletes, students who earned perfect scores on the FSA, and how awesome the start of the year has been.  It was a very close competition for the Spirit Stick with all grade levels showing their spirit but the Class of 2022, 8th graders pulled it out!

There will be no school on Monday as we celebrate Labor Day.

There will be a PTSA Meeting in the Media Center for all members and any one who would like to join on Wednesday at 5:30PM. Our Royal Knights Football team kickoff their season on Wednesday at 6:30PM at Fivay HS against Bayonet Point.

As a reminder, Attendance is one of the keys to success in middle school. If your child is absent, please go to our website to report the absence or send a note to the front desk.

We are relaunching our Knights School Store where students can purchase items using Knight Dollars. They earn Knight Dollars for following our Knightly Values. We are asking for donations of items that students may want to purchase such as school supplies, small toys, gift cards, etc. Please contact Ms. Riddle for more information.

As always, thank you for your support in making this the best year ever! We are so proud to be Royal!

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8.27.17

This week Royal Families we have a very important event that sets the stage for success to make this the best year ever!

Open House will be on Tuesday, August 29th at RRMS, we encourage students to accompany their families to this event. PTSA will be hosting a Royal Family Picnic with pizza, drinks, games, and bounce obstacle course from 5PM-6PM in the court yard in front of the middle school entrance.  The cost is $4 per person. Walk ups are welcomed as we have pizza from Gia’s.  At 6PM, we will open the castle for families to follow your student’s schedule. Students will bring home their schedule on Monday. This is a great opportunity to meet your child’s teachers and better understand the learning that will be taking place at River Ridge this year. We will also have opportunities to visit the Book Fair, purchase spirit gear, PE uniforms, pay fees, and sign up for a myStudent account, Free and Reduced Lunch, and to be a volunteer. If your child is in a high school course at RRHS, their Open House is Friday, September 1 from 5-6:30PM prior to the football game.

The Book Fair will be going on in the Media Center Monday through Wednesday this week. Students may visit in the morning or after school as well as some classes will be coming down throughout the day.  You may also purchase books online through Scholastic on our website.  We do have a classroom wish lists if you would like to make a book donation.

There will be a PM Activity Schedule on Friday, September 1 due to our first Pep Rally of the year to kick off the best year ever! We encourage students to really show their Royal spirit by wearing their RRMS gear, paint their faces, dress up in purple, silver, and black.  We will be introducing our fall sports teams, recognizing our students who made perfect scores on their FSAs, and having some class competitions with spirit and games.

I also would like to thank all of the families who came out to our first Spirit Night of the year at Chili’s this past week.  It was really amazing meeting all of the families, seeing those big smiles, and representing the Ridge with Purple Pride out in the community! Mark your calendars, our next Community Spirit Night will be September 20 at Zim Zari’s!

Please check our website frequently as well as follow us on Social Media on Facebook, Twitter and Instragram @RRMSRoyalKnight to be connected with River Ridge Middle School.


8.20.17

We have had an absolutely fantastic start to the best school year ever with our Royal Family exhibiting our Knightly Values of Be Respectful, Be Responsible and Be a Problem Solver every day!

As a part of our daily schedule we have our Knight Time intervention and enrichment sessions for 20 minutes where students can go for the WIN – get “What I Need”. Whether it is to get extra help from a teacher, work in a study group, use digital resources, or just to check in, students will set weekly goals in each class and schedule their time to meet them. The weekly goal setting sheet is located on our website. Students will then reflect on those goals on Friday with the guidance of their Knight Time Homeroom teacher.  Parents are encouraged to be a partner in education and reviewing/discussing the student’s weekly goal setting sheet, sign, and return the following Monday.

There are a few other important events this week:

On Tuesday, August 22nd is School Picture Day.  All students and staff will take a school picture to be in the yearbook. If you would like to order school pictures, please go to the RRMS website at rrms.pasco.k12.fl.us for order forms.

Wednesday, August 23 is our first RRMS Community Spirit Night at a local restaurant.  No one wants to cook on Wednesday, so come out to Chili’s in Trinity to have dinner! They will be donating 10% of their proceeds from 11AM-11PM on that date. You will need a RRMS flyer which you can get on the website to make sure the donation goes to RRMS. We hope to see a lot of purple and silver on this night where Chili’s is giving back to us!

Volleyball try outs begin August 23-August 25 in the gym from 2PM-4PM. Students must have an up to date physical to tryout. See Coach Brando for more information.

Congratulations to our new RRMS cheerleaders! There will be a parent meeting for cheerleaders at 4PM in the Media Center on Wednesday, August 23rd. There will also be a football parent meeting on  Wednesday, August 23 at 4:45PM in the Cafeteria.

Open House will be on August 29th at RRMS. PTSA will be hosting a Royal Family Picnic with pizza, drinks, games, and bounce obstacle course from 5PM-6PM in the court yard in front of the middle school entrance.  The cost is $4 per person. Pre-order forms will be sent home on Monday and they are also available on our website. Pre-orders are due to the front office by Friday, August 25th but walk ups are welcomed.  At 6PM, we will open the castle for families to follow your student’s schedule. This is a great opportunity to meet your child’s teachers and better understand the learning that will be taking place at The Ridge this year. We will also have opportunities to purchase spirit gear, PE uniforms, pay fees, purchase a yearbook, and sign up for a myStudent account.

As always, thank you for your support in making this the best year ever! We are so proud to be Royal!

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8.15.17

Good evening, Royal Families. This is Mrs. Murphy, Principal of RRMS calling with a few announcements.

We have had a wonderful start to the 2017-18 school year. Over the last two days your child received their syllabus for each of their courses. The syllabus explains the course, how your child will be assessed, along with contact information if your child requires additional support.

Open House will be on August 29th at RRMS. PTSA will be hosting a Royal Family Picnic with pizza, drinks, games, and bounce obstacle course from 5PM-6PM in the court yard in front of the middle school entrance.  The cost is $4 per person. Pre-order forms will be sent home on Friday and they are also available on our website. At 6PM, we will open the castle for families to follow your student’s schedule. This is a great opportunity to meet your child’s teachers and better understand the learning that will be taking place at The Ridge this year.

As a school this week in our Knight Time sessions, we are reviewing with your child, our vision or purpose to make all students life, career, and college ready. We are also reviewing with your child our Knightly Values, which are Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Be A Problem Solver, that will support our purpose and help students achieve success.

I highly encourage you to take some time to review your child’s syllabus for each course with them. We have also made a number of podcasts that will be posted on our website so that you can help to reinforce our Castle Expectations and Knightly Values as a partner in your child’s education. I hope to see all of you at our Royal Family Picnic and Open House on August 29th!

Please check our website and social media feeds frequently for updates on all of the happenings at The Ridge.

As always, thank you for your support in making this the best year ever! We are so proud to be Royal!

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8.13.17

Good afternoon Royal Knights. This is Mrs. Murphy, Principal of River Ridge Middle School.

I am looking forward to welcoming back all of our Royal Knights tomorrow morning when school starts at 7:25AM.  The campus will be open to students starting at 7AM.  Students who are car riders should only be dropped off and picked up in the middle school car loop. We ask that you be patient and courteous as there is usually a lot of traffic during the first few weeks.  If at all possible, we are recommending that if your child is assigned a bus to please use the bus transportation as it limits the traffic.

When students arrive on campus, they will be greeted by our Royal staff and should go to the media center or cafeteria to find their first period class.  Student will then report to first period when the first bell rings and will receive a brand new official schedule.  Students should only follow the schedule they receive in first period as there have been some schedule changes.

We have a new bell schedule this year with separate lunches per grade level and our daily Knight Time sessions, which is posted on our website.

Please make sure that you are connected with River Ridge by visiting our website, following us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @rrmsroyalknight. We will be posting many pictures and important information from the first day and throughout the year on these sites. As always, if you have any questions or need clarifications, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

I can’t wait to see our entire Royal Family back on campus ready to make this the best year ever at The Ridge because #WeAreRoyal!

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8.1.17

Good evening Royal Families,

Tomorrow, Wednesday, August 2nd we will be hosting our Storm the Castle 6th grade and new 7th and 8th grade student orientation to RRMS.  Parents should drop off students at the gym at 8:30AM.  Please enter through the middle school entrance. Following drop off, parents of 6th grade students only should report to the cafeteria for a Parent University from 9AM-10AM on successfully transitioning your child to middle school. We will have coffee and cinnamon rolls as well as distributing important paperwork for schedule pick up.  Students will spend the day learning our Knightly Values, completing a campus scavenger hunt, meeting new friends, getting acquainted with RRMS staff, and will be fed breakfast, a snack and lunch starting at 1PM.  Parents should return to RRMS at 1:15PM and report to the gym to pick up schedules, pay fees, purchase PE uniforms, yearbooks, and our new spirit gear.  We will also have tables for PTSA membership which is $5, athletics, and other community organizations.  After picking up your child’s schedule, please report to cafeteria to check out your student. At that time, we encourage you to tour the campus with your child to follow your student’s schedule until 3PM.

The county-wide registration day is on Tuesday, August 8th from 8AM-2PM in the Middle School Cafeteria.  Those who attend Storm the Castle do not need to attend this day.  All fees can be paid online using Acorn prior to attending county-wide registration day. Those who choose to do this will be given an express line for schedule pick up.  Also, all 7th Graders must have their TDAP shots in order to be given a schedule and start school.

Please continue to check our RRMS website and social media for updates.  We are looking forward to the best year ever because We are Royal!

 

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