Welcome to The Ridge

I hope all of our families enjoyed their Winter Break and time with family and friends over the holidays. Second semester marks the beginning of planning for next school year. In addition, we will be administering our first TNReady Assessment of the school year. Our testing window for TCAP and TNReady was scheduled to begin on February 23rd with online testing across all grade levels. However, at the time of press for our newsletter, we received word from the State that online testing had been suspended across the state. As new information is provided to schools and school systems, we will share that with our students and families. Regardless of the platform for testing, we are excited to have our students “show what they know” because our students are TNREADY! Planning for next school year will begin with an informational letter going home to parents on February 5th in the Friday Folder. This letter outlines the timeline of events from parent meetings to selecting electives to receiving level recommendations and finally student orientation. All dates and information can also be accessed through our school’s website at www.maryville-schools.org/mris. For those parents transitioning to Maryville Junior High School, we have created a link from our website to their registration information. The link can be found on the MRIS home page under Quick Links. Should you have any questions regarding your student’s transition, please don’t hesitate to call our school office at 980-0590. Even though our students are hard at work, we are also having some fun! Spring Intersession classes will be announced soon. Remember to sign up early as many of our classes fill up fast. Finally, we can’t forget our 4th and 5th grade Movie Night and 6th and 7th grade Spring Fling. Movie Night will take place Friday, April 1st and our Spring Fling is scheduled for Friday, April 15th. Sponsored by our student council, these events offer a wonderful opportunity for our students to connect outside of the classroom. Stay tuned for more details as planning gets underway for these and other exciting events. As one can see, even though it is cold outside, things are certainly heating up at MRIS. We invite each of you to come and be a part of the FUN! As always, thank you to our parents and community for their continued support of our students, staff and school
D. Kevin Myers, Principal

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