Announcements

November 8th, 2017

HARVEST DANCE

Ripley Middle School will be having a Harvest Dance Tuesday, November 14th from 3:30 P.M. to 5:00 P.M., admission is $5:00.

LOST AND FOUND

Please be sure to pick up your clothes form the lost and found bin located in the cafeteria either at lunch or in the morning.

November 7th, 2017

CELL PHONES

Students may no longer be allowed to have their cell phones out during the morning.

8TH GRADE PARENTS

The 8th grade health classes at Ripley Middle School will be having a guest speaker for the boys on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 and Wednesday, November 15, 2017 for the girls only from Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Initiative.

Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention is a focus area of family planning program, targeted to reduce the number of pregnancies among adolescents through improved decision making skills, abstinence, or access to contraceptive services. The topics of the presentation will include teen pregnancy and STD’s. These topics are included in the health curriculum.

A letter was sent home with your child regarding the program. If you do not want your child attending this presentation and you did not return a letter checking you have opted out, please call Jay Hamilton, Counselor.

November 6th, 2017

VETERANS DAY PARADE

You may still sign up to carry a sign in Saturday’s parade. Be sure you take a red slip with you when you sign up. Those red slips were given out at a meeting we had with Mayor Rader and it has important information about the parade. The sign up sheet is beside Mrs. Jones’ door in the front office.

8TH GRADE PARENTS

The PlastiVan will be visiting the 8th grade science classes Wednesday and Thursday this week. There will be several hands-on experments the students will participate in. As a precaution we need to know if any 8th grade students have a latex allergy. Please send a note to either Mrs. Farkosh or Mr. Erwin if your child is allergic to latex.

LUNCH MENU CHANGES

Lunch on Monday the 6th will now include: hot dogs, sweet potato fries, baked beans, cole slaw, fruit, and milk.

Lunch on Wednesday the 8th will now include: salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, a roll, and milk.

November 3rd, 2017

SCHOOL CLIMATE SURVEY

In December 2011, the West Virginia Board of Education enacted Expected Behaviors in Safe and Supportive Schools to provide framework for developing optimal learning conditions for both students and school staff. Implementation of the policy calls on school districts and schools to establish a process to gain school-wide input from students, staff, parents and community, to build a commitment to school climate/culture improvement. These surveys will be open between October 2nd and November 17, 2017.

Student: http://wvde.state.wv.us/healthyschools/wvscs/documents/WVSCSMH2015.pdf

Parent: http://wvde.state.wv.us/healthyschools/wvscs/documents/WVSCSParent2013.pdf

Staff: http://wvde.state.wv.us/healthyschools/wvscs/documents/WVSCSStaff2013.pdf

THANKSGIVING MEAL

Ripley Middle School will be serving a Thanksgiving feast on Wednesday November 15th for lunch!

GUEST SPEAKER

Circuit Court Judge Lora Dyer with guest Buddy Stemple, CEO of Constellium, will present “Believe in Yourself”, targeting the issues of truancy and drug use on Monday November the 6th.

November 2nd, 2017

MEETINGS

There will be a booster meeting this evening at 6:00 P.M.

There will be a parent wrestling meeting this evening at 6:00 P.M.

NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY

There will be a meeting tomorrow for all NJHS members at 7:30 A.M. in the library.

WINTER SPORT TRYOUTS (REMINDER)

Boys basketball tryouts will begin Monday, November 6th, in the RiMS gym at 3:30 p.m.

Wrestling begins Monday, November 6th, in the Walker Chancey Building at 6:00 p.m. Practice will begin next week.

Students trying out for a winter sport must have a completed physical form.

BOOK FAIR

Ripley Middle School is currently having their book fair from 8:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. daily. It will end Monday November the 6th, and it will be open after school that day from 5 P.M. to 7 P.M. for anyone who wasn’t able to stop by earlier.

October 31st, 2017

6TH GRADE FUNDRAISER

We have a Facebook event page that is public, all you need to do is search 6th Grade RMS TS FUNDRAISER and it should appear. If you click “Going” on the event page, you’ll receive notifications every time information or reminders are posted. Please “share” the event page with your family and friends to encourage them to order as well!

October 27th, 2017

AFTER SCHOOL AND SATURDAY SCHOOL OPPORTUNITIES

Don’t forget if you need help with your homework that after school opportunities exist Tuesday’s and Thursday’s form 3:30 to 5:00, and Saturday school begins at 10:00 and ends at 12:00.

STUDENT I.D.’s

A big “SHOUT OUT” to all students who are using their Student I.D. Cards in the lunch line! Great Job!

If you have lost your I.D. Card or your dog ate it……. Please see Mr. DeFrank for a replacement card!

VETERAN’S DAY PARADE

If you want to carry a sign in the Veteran’s Day parade on Sat, Nov. 11, there is a sign-up sheet besides Mrs. Jones’ door in the front office. The parade begins at 10:00 and sign holders need to be at Ripley High at 8:30. No one needs to make a sign — all signs are made by City Hall. There will be a call going home to parents about all of this. If you have a specific veteran to honor, a parent needs to call Mayor Rader at City Hall so a sign can be made for them. If you don’t have a specific veteran to honor, that’s fine, most students carry whatever name is given to them the morning of the parade. Next Wed., Nov. 1, we will have a meeting during Viking Voyage for all the students who have signed up.

RED RIBBON WEEK

Thursday was Red Ribbon Day, students wore red on Thursdays well as their Red Ribbon week bracelet. Home rooms decorated their doors for Red Ribbon week. Thank you to the Anti-Drug coalition who awarded prizes to the best doors: A 35$ gift card to Mrs. Dale’s homeroom for coming in third place. Three $40 gift cards to Mrs. Quesenberry’s, Mrs. Brown’s, and Mrs. Ross’s homerooms for all coming in second with a three-way tie. Along with a $50 gift card awarded to Mrs. Spangler’s homeroom for coming in first place.

COSTUME CONTEST

Winners of the costume contest at the dance last night:

FIRST PLACE: McKenna Hickerson – Crazy Cat Lady

SECOND PLACE: Edie Love – Robin Hood

THIRD PLACE: Abigail Sheets – Harry Potter

October 26th, 2017

WINTER SPORT TRYOUTS

Girls basketball tryouts will begin Monday, October 30th, in the RiMS gym at 3:30 p.m.

Boys basketball tryouts will begin Monday, November 6th, in the RiMS gym at 3:30 p.m.

Wrestling begins Monday, November 6th, in the Walker Chancey Building at 6:00 p.m.

 

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