This is Jim Gibson with several important updates. Football started on Monday. For those of you that are interested in being a part of the proud Tiger Football tradition, come on out to the school at 5:30 each day at the entrance to the main gym. Please visit our athletic website for eligibility forms and contact our Athletic Director, Deborah Jones for more information.
Our Homecoming football game will be held Friday, February 26 against Davie County and we are busy making plans to make it as memorable as possible. A message was sent out today in Canvas that contains a link to self-nominate for the homecoming court. This link will close on Friday so please read the canvas message for more details.
Next week is a busy week at Ragsdale as we will start with school pictures for underclassmen on February 11th and 12th. You must visit our school website to sign up for a specific time to be on campus and to find out more information about ordering pictures.
It is also very important that we collect books from 1st semester from students as any unreturned book will show up on the fees owed list to the school. So, while you are here getting your school picture made, we will also collect any books and materials from you at the same time. We realize this is during class time but we will share the sign up list with teachers for attendance purposes.
As part of a district-wide initiative all Ragsdale 9th and 10th graders will be taking the NWEA Growth Mapping Test on Wednesday February 10th in Reading, and math on Wednesday February 17th. The data from the test will help us to identify strengths and gaps as we move forward.
There are two important next steps for students to be ready for these tests:
- There is an assignment in the Class of 2023 and Class of 2024 Canvas courses that students should complete this week. It will check students’ device compatibility with the NWEA platform and give a little more information about the tests.
- Students should look under the “Students” tab on the Ragsdale website to find out during which block they will complete the NWEA test each Wednesday and the test session passwords for students will be posted there also.
Please contact Ms. Gronwald with any device questions and Mrs. Lowe for questions related to the test plan.