The middle schoolers and staff mixed it up today with some team building activities, science lessons, games, and other competitions.
8 months ago, RRMS MERIT
Spider Game
Students had to work together and communicate to complete the "spider game"
Horticulture student Cora Dittmar works in the greenhouse. Things may be cold outside but the greenhouse plants are very happy!
8 months ago, Peggy Trone
Student working in the greenhouse.
“You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax. All you need is a book.” -Dr. Seuss
8 months ago, Robin Harkness
RRMS Readers
Had Vietnam Vets in the classroom today. Thank you to Tom, George, Roy, and Steve for their service and spending their time with us! The students asked awesome questions including what should be the most important thing the students should learn from the Vietnam War. One Vet responded that we should learn from what happened in Vietnam so we don't get into another guerilla war like Afghanistan. Another answered was that the students should vote and be active in government to help make decisions. Lastly, one said pay attention to Ukraine because we have lots of tough choices to make as a nation ahead of us. The fourth vet said he agreed with the other three. It was a great learning experience for all. Thank you to all Vets!
8 months ago, Mike Dittmar
Pics from the classroom
Pics from the classroom
Pics from the classroom
Pics from the classroom
Students in the ag department attended Highland Comunity Colleges Ag Open House. They had the opportunity to go through four different stations; ag business, animal science, horticulture and ag technology.
8 months ago, Peggy Trone
Students participating in Hoghlands Ag Open House.
Student in the crop sprayer simulator
Shout out to the River Ridge High School choir! They sang at Organizational Contest at Stockton this morning and earned division 1 (superior) ratings from each or the 3 judges! Congratulations!
8 months ago, Thomas Taylor
The River Ridge choir students standing on risers waiting to sing their first song.
Mama Mia! That’s what I call a piece of pizza! Cutting and creating in art class.
8 months ago, Rhonda Ransom
Carlos
Presley
kids in art
Reminder to middle school literature students - Keep reading! AR goals are due at the end of the fourth quarter. #spendsometimewithagoodbook! #readersareleaders.#I❤️books!
8 months ago, Carmen Holcomb
Several novels perched on the rim of a whiteboard .
Prom is fast approaching! Juniors and seniors should have turned in their forms and money as needed. Any late items MUST be turned in Monday! Prom attire should be ordered ASAP if you haven’t done so already. See/email Mrs. M if you have any questions.
8 months ago, Molly Mensendike
succulents
A group effort to help Ty sort seed beads.
8 months ago, Rhonda Ransom
kids sorting beads
Memphis and Hayden finishing up their drawings focusing on form.
8 months ago, Rhonda Ransom
Memphis and Hayden drawing
The 6th grade STEM Class worked hard to build their Balsa wood bridges! Next- onto the busting!! Can’t wait to see whose is the strongest!
8 months ago, Emily Winders
1 student testing strength of bridge
4 students building bridges
3 more students holding balsa wood bridges
3 students holding balsa wood bridges
Some of Mrs. Smith’s high school students volunteered to fill eggs for the hunt at the Hanover Park District. Giving back to our communities is very important.
8 months ago, Tammy Smith
second group filling eggs
first group filling eggs
A couple weeks ago juniors and seniors were given banquet and prom invites along with dance guest forms and after prom forms. RSVPs and forms are due to Mrs. M by Friday, April 8th. Please check with your student if you have not seen them yet.
8 months ago, Molly Mensendike
prom
Seniors in College literature read Bram Stoker’s Dracula recently. To know the original is to better understand any spin-offs or allusions to it. For extra credit, students enjoyed a movie night where they watched the 1992 adaptation, with its unique transitions and well-known actors. Twenty-six seniors attended! Mrs. M even treated them with pizza!
8 months ago, Molly Mensendike
Dracula
Dracula
Juniors attended the county-wide manufacturing day and enjoyed a visit to Elkay in Savanna, where they had hands-on experience for all. Students toured the plant and saw the impressive equipment and technology used throughout. Students also learned about career opportunities within manufacturing facilities including accounting, engineering, sales, HR, quality control, etc. Fun fact: Elkay workers on the line change what they are working on every 2 hours to break up monotony. ***They mentioned a summer program for students, as well. Applications are online at Elkay.com or students can email Sarah Guenzler (RR alum) for more information. Sarah.guenzler@elkay.com.
8 months ago, Molly Mensendike
Elkay
Elkay
Elkay
elkay
Students in 8th grade STEM class work on their clipboard projects.
8 months ago, Peggy Trone
Students work on thier STEM woodworking  project
Two students working on thier clipboards.
We are still having issues with our phone lines. They are working on resolving the problem. If you need to reach the school you may call: 815 291-4274 (Elementary) 815 990-5938 (MS/HS)
8 months ago, River Ridge CUSD 210
These students in 8th grade Spanish class presented their short skits today! Well done!
8 months ago, Profe Nicholas
students talking about cat
students drinking pepsi
Students shaking hands
5th grade went bowling yesterday in Stockton with Mr Knauer, Mrs Albrecht and Mrs Benson. Our top female bowler was Lyla Rae; top Male bowler was Hayden. The top scoring bowling team was Travis, Christian and Francie. These bowlers earned a gift certificate from E Town for their bowling prowess! Way to go!
8 months ago, Laura Kuzniar
Top bowling team
Top male and female bowlers