Ericka Blackburn
Assistant Principal:
Tommy Dwyer



Ridge Families:

Ridge Middle School is in the midst of Spirit Week!  Students have been  highly participative and creative in the planned dress up days.  Pajama day is on Monday, and on Tuesday students are encouraged to showcase their school pride by wearing Ridge or Mentor attire.  We will end spirit week with our annual, student vs staff volleyball game on Tuesday, November 21st.  

Our 7th grade students will be attending a field trip to see the recently released movie “Wonder” in conjunction with our “One Grade One Book” program on November 21st.. This program not only enhances our students’ literacy skills but also unites Ridge. It is powerful for students and staff to read a common book and have the opportunity to engage in conversations and activities related to Wonder.  Reading a book together enhances the school community among students  and staff while promoting the powerful message of “Choose Kind”.

Our choir and orchestra members showcased their talents at concerts the last few weeks.  The students put on spectacular performances under the guidance of Mr. Kulma and Mrs. Driscoll.  Our band concert takes place on November 30th. I continue to be impressed with the music programs at Ridge. Our building is filled with many gifted performing artists.

Congratulations to Mr. Panchik’s first period class for being named the GRAND PRIZE WINNER of the PLAY 60 Fall Challenge in association with the American Heart Association. The students were able to tour the Browns facility this week. Way to go!

The PTA is collecting Box Tops for Education.  Please tear out and save your Box Tops and send them in to Ridge in a sandwich/freezer bag labeled with your child's name and Advisory teacher's name.  

Thank you and, on behalf of the Ridge staff, I wish you and your family a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

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Ridge Middle School
7860 Johnnycake Ridge Road
Mentor, OH 44060
(440) 974-5400 
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