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Mr.  Danny  Templin
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Principal's Corner

A note from the Principal

Greetings, everyone!

Can you believe six weeks have already passed? We have certainly been busy here at The Ridge! Our wonderful start to the school year began with great attendance at our 6th grade Orientation and then our Open House in September. We have Parent-Teacher Conferences coming up on October 3rd -4th from 3:15-6:15 . Please make plans to meet and talk with your child’s teachers. In addition to conferences, we encourage you to keep track of your child’s grades on the Parent Portal. See Mrs. Shaw or Mrs. Roberts in the main office for more information. When you’re here for conferences, take a few minutes to stop by the Library to visit the Book Fair! It runs from October 2-12.

We are happy to welcome Jaron McFall as a 7th grade science teacher, Susie Drinnon as the 6th grade custodian, and Chase Holder as a special services assistant. We are so glad to have you in the East Ridge family!

Good luck to all our Beta students as they prepare for the state convention to be held in November at the Opryland Hotel!

The 8th grade students (ONLY 8th grade) will be taking the PSAT test on October 10th. This is the preliminary test to the ACT which students will take to get into college. Please encourage your students to do their best. These results will be used by the high school to place them in their freshmen classes.

Football, Volleyball, and Cross Country are all in the midst of their seasons! We are very proud of our teams here on The Ridge! Please plan to attend at least one of their games, matches, or meets: you won’t be disappointed! I also want to give a shout out to the cheerleaders! They do a fantastic job and their season is almost year-round! The Day Football game is October 2nd and the cost is $5.

Make plans to join us for the Roast on the Ridge from 4:30-7:30 on Thursday, October 26th . We will have a barbeque meal for sale by the plate. There will also be other fun activities like a cakewalk, music, games, face painting, smores, yummy snacks to buy, and more!

The annual BEAR HUNT 5K RUN/WALK was held on Saturday, September 23rd at Rose Center. A big “THANKS” to all the students, staff and to the community for the outpouring of support! All the proceeds will be used to meet our technology goals. Special thanks to Mrs. Megan Rader for organizing the event!

It’s not too late to join the PTO (Parent Teacher Organization). See Jennifer Frazier or Kim Harrison for more information. I want to personally thank the parents for countless hours of help and support for our school! We are so blessed to have such an active PTO! The PTO fundraiser kick-off is Wednesday, October 5th at 2:00. We need everyone’s help this year!! We will be selling Otis Spunkmeyer cookie dough and Yankee Candles!

Dates to remember: School pictures 9/27/17 (makeup 10/27/17), Fall Break October 16-20. Vision/Hearing screenings October 31st-November 2nd.

It’s wonderful to be your principal at The Ridge!


Danny Templin



Dates to Remember

9/27 Picture Day

10/2 Day Football Game vs. WVMS

            Food on Foot

10/2-12 Book Fair

10/3  Parent-Teacher Conferences
  1. 3:15-6:15

10/4 Parent teacher Conferences 3:15-6:00

10/5 Fundraising Kickoff

10/7 Football Bowl Games

10/16-20 Fall Break

10/26  Roast on the Ridge

10/27  Picture Retakes

10/31-11/2 Vision/Hearing Screenings

11/3 Endof2nd6wks

11/13 Grade Card Day

11/19-21 BETA Convention

11/22-24 Thanksgiving

12/20 11:15 Dismissal End of 3rd 6 wks

12/21-1/2 Winter Break
1/3 Return to School