Eagle X-Games 2014 took place on Friday, September 12th and was a record setting hit due in large part to the dozens of parents who donated their time and resources to making the day a success. Overall, our students and community helped us raise over $47,000 for our school. In addition to the cool prizes provided by our PTC, students were treated to our version of the Ice Bucket Challenge. At different funding levels members of the MRIS staff accepted the challenge. We want to especially thank Dr. Mike Winstead and Mr. Rick Wilson for participating in the challenge and supporting our students' fundraising efforts. All of the proceeds from Eagle X Games go directly to projects sponsored by our PTC. We are truly blessed to have such wonderful parent and community support at “The Ridge.” Thanks again to all who helped make this year’s Eagle X-Games a success.
Fall InterSession continues to be popular with several of our students. During Fall Break, over 90 MRIS students participated in enrichment and intervention activities. From Wesley Woods, to Shark Week, to Theater Camp and Cheer Camp, our students took advantage of a variety of offerings. As InterSession continues to grow and offer additional programming for our students, we hope you and your family will consider taking advantage of these activities during our Fall and Spring InterSessions.
On November 24, we will partner with our sister school, Coulter Grove, to host the 2nd Annual Toys for Blount Classic. Parents and students will be asked to make a monetary donation or new toy donation as part of their admission to the basketball game on this evening. A flyer will be sent home in Friday Folders and information about the game can be found on the MRIS calendar. We hope you will make plans to attend the game and help our two schools support a worthy cause within our community.
During the week of November 17-21, our school system celebrated National Education Week. This week was devoted to recognizing and thanking all of the stakeholders within our community for their support of and hard work in making Maryville City Schools a great place for our students. As we enter the holiday season and a time of thanksgiving, the faculty and staff of Montgomery Ridge wouldpersonally like to thank all of our families for their support. We wish each of you a magical holiday season and a blessed New Year.
D. Kevin Myers, principal