On Monday, April 4th, the Ridge Mills community celebrated “Light it Up Blue” Day to kick off Autism Awareness Month. Students and staff were asked to wear blue, and each student received a blue glow bracelet. Ridge Mills will celebrate Autism Awareness Month throughout April, concluding with the annual Friendship Walk at the end of the month.
The school has approximately 250 K-4 students. Ridge Mills is a tightly knit school community with strong parent involvement. The PTG and staff work together to provide students with family and school events that address community service, education, character, school spirit and sometimes just good times together. Parents and community members share their time and talents with students which has strengthened and broadened their educational experience. Parents volunteer to coach both girls and boys’ basketball teams for third and fourth grade students. This provides children with an opportunity to learn a sport and experience playing on a team.
The Ridge Mills staff is committed to implementing the Common Core Learning Standards. Educators have participated in hours of professional development to be prepared to offer our students a rigorous curriculum that will enable all of them to reach their potential. Most importantly, we are committed to providing a safe and pleasant school climate where every child’s academic, social and emotional needs can be met.
RIDGE MILLS SCHOOL
OUR VISION AND MISSION
VISION: Ridge Mills students, parents and staff will be the best they can be by working hard, learning a lot and most importantly, being good to each other.
MISSION: Ridge Mills is dedicated to cultivating the academic, social, and emotional potential of each student. We at Ridge Mills foster a learning community where students, staff, and parents participate in being the best they can be. Instruction is driven by the rigor of the Common Core State Standards and meaningful data. Our vision will enable our school to achieve an annual increase of 8% in reading and math as measured by AIMS Web screening.