Recently, the West Virginia Department of Education released 2022 Summative Assessment Results and our district ranked 8th in the state. Our elementary schools collectively were ranked 6th and our high school was ranked 5th. As a united team, I am confident that we will continue to build on our successes
and the future is very bright for our school system.
On Saturday, Field Turf began installing turf on the football field. If the weather stays dry the install should be completed this week. The prep work on the softball field is scheduled to be finished on Wednesday and they will begin installing the turf by weeks end. Next, they will begin the baseball phase of the project. There was a setback with paving the track and there is a new company on-site who will be completing this work. We remain on track for our opening home game. During this phase of the project it’s imperative that we maintain the worksite. We’re happy that people are excited about the project and want see it firsthand but physical access is limited to construction personnel only. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation.
CIS Site Coordinators engaged in technology training to increase communication.
We are now eight weeks in to our Athletic Complex project and the next big step is laying turf on the football field. The weather has not cooperated this week, which has delayed paving the track. All of the electrical upgrades, LED light installation, and press box repairs are complete. Construction of our new entrance way and track timing building are near completion. On Tuesday, excavation of softball field began and is expected to go fairly quickly. We are still on schedule for our first home football game with the Bulldogs from Doddridge County on Friday, September 23rd!
CONGRATULATIONS MICHELLE CLARK
TOP 10 FINALIST!
Today, the West Virginia Department of Education announced 10 finalists for the 2022-2023 West Virginia School Service Personnel of the Year. This honor recognizes the commitment and dedication of staff members in the public school system who work beyond expectations to serve students and families in their communities. They have earned the respect and admiration of students, teachers, administrators, co-workers and parents.
There will be a vaccine clinic on Friday, July 29th and Friday, August 12th at the Ritchie County Middle//High School Wellness Center for all 7th and 12th grade students.
Ritchie County Outdoor Recreation — Great times at North Bend!!
Ritchie County students enjoying Outdoor camp, even if some days are indoors!!
Ritchie County Students enjoy Outdoor Recreation Camp at North Bend
The construction of our New Ritchie Regional Health Wellness Center at Smithville Elementary School is a head of schedule! Much of the major construction has been completed. Drywall was hung this week and the contractor will now begin finishing that phase of the project. This is going to be a true asset to the our students and the community!
We are now five weeks in to our Athletic Complex project. Final installation of our new LED lights is near completion. Renovations to the press box should be completed soon. The construction of the new main entrance is starting to take shape. The football field is at grade level and the base is almost complete. Curbing is also near completion and the next phase of the construction will be track paving and the installation of the turf. Very exciting to see each new phase of the project!
It gives me great pleasure to announce Michelle Clark, Special Education Classroom Instructional Aide at Harrisville Elementary School as Ritchie County Schools 2023 Service Personnel of the Year
It gives me great pleasure to announce Rachel Parsons, 1st Grade Teacher at Smithville Elementary School as Ritchie County Schools 2023 Teacher of the Year
Our Athletic Complex Project is starting to take shape. Excavation is almost complete as the contractor will be starting to lay sub-grade material next week. Press box repairs and the new entrance are on schedule. The new lights have been installed and that phase of the project will be complete in the next two weeks.
Rebel Boys Basketball competed at Tyler in Summer Shoot Out!
Week 3 update on our athletic complex project. New LED lights are being installed. Football field excavation and installation of the drainage system well underway. Milling track paving today. Busy place this week!
The construction project at Smithville Elementary School to build our new Wellness Center is underway!
Shout out to Magnum Construction for a job well done. New concrete and railing repair project at Smithville Elementary School is completed. Looks great!