Thank you for your service!
SMART529 20th Anniversary Scholarship Sweepstakes
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the SMART529 program, State Treasurer Riley Moore and the Board of Trustees of the West Virginia College and Jumpstart Savings Programs would like to announce the SMART529 20th Anniversary Scholarship Sweepstakes. Treasurer Moore will announce the winners of three (3) $20,000 SMART529 scholarships in October 2022, November 2022 and December 2022 respectively. Children age 14 or younger as of August 10, 2022 are eligible to win. See Official Rules for more details.
Prize: Three (3) $20,000 SMART529 college savings scholarships
For additional information go to https://www.wvtreasury.com/20years
Don’t forget…Ritchie County Middle School Open House tomorrow, Tuesday, August 23rd,
from 4-7. Several fun prizes your child could win!
During our opening day program, I had the honor of recognizing Rachel Parsons as the 2023 Teacher of the Year.
During our opening day program, I had the honor of recognizing Michelle Clark as the 2023 Service Personnel of the Year.
During our opening day program, I had the honor of recognizing Frank Hall, Transportation Department Mechanic as the recipient of the Jeff Sheets Award.
Smithville Elementary School ranked 2nd out 375 elementary schools in the state according to SchoolDigger.com. Congratulations to all of the SES students and faculty!
Today, SchoolDigger.com published WV School Rankings for 2022. As a district Ritchie County Schools Ranked 6th!
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!