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April 2019 News

April 2019
Posted on 03/27/2019

Business


The Gr 9 and 10 Business students were invited to do a store walk of Tom Wilson Independent Grocers. We learned how a grocery operates including pricing of products, merchandising, marketing, and other logistics.  Some student were personally invited to submit their resumes for consideration for a job! Thank you to the owner, Tom Wilson, for sharing his expertise and for the wonderful tour; he is a community leader shaping the future business minds of tomorrow! field trip


Ridgemont Concert Band


Kiwanis festival is April 8-13 and the band will be performing Monday, April 8th at 4:30pm.

There will be a band trip to New York City April 24-27!


Track & Field


Track & Field season is starting!  Practices will run 4 days weekly, leading up to our first invitational meet on Friday, April 26.  All are welcome to join!


Kitchen Brigades


Kitchen Brigades, an after school cooking program with professional chefs, is well underway.  With recipes from pancakes and burritos to shrimp gratin and butter chicken, Ridgemont students are becoming solid chefs!  The students will be hosting a community dinner at Ridgemont High School on Wednesday, April 17. More information coming soon!


Studying Plants


In Miss Guite's class, students are learning about the life cycle of plants.  We have started to grow our first batch of seeds - Lavender, Korean Mint and 4 O'Clocks.  We will be charting their growth and taking notes as they grow. We hope to share them with staff and get a collection of photos of them growing in their backyards. plants


Breakfast Club (REC) in the news

“Every morning, Bev and Kim, teachers at Ridgemont, along with their terrific team of volunteers and breakfast monitors, set up a table near the bus stop and encourage students to grab a nutritious snack—chia seed puddings and fruits are especially popular!—to kick start their day of learning . . . Bev and Kim employ creativity to serve snacks and meals, swapping out sugar for healthier alternatives like honey and dates. (And the students love them!) The two have also incorporated many of the latest food trends, including plant-based foods and sugar-free foods, to make their program more enticing to teenagers.” Full article: https://onfe-rope.ca/ridgemont-high-school-uses-creativity-to-inspire-students-to-adopt-a-healthy-lifestyle/


Visual Arts


Three Ridgemont Art students will be exhibiting work as part of the Brain and Mental Health Art Show. Grade 12 students,  Sarah Woronchak, Saleh Ahmed and Hyejun Choi, were invited to participate in this exhibition presented by the Society of Neuroscience. The show will take place on April 5th in the Horticulture Building at Lansdowne Park. The show includes works by other high school, post-secondary and community artists. The public and supporters are welcome to attend. We look forward seeing their work displayed . Please see the  link for further information: http://sfn-ottawa.ca/brain-mental-health-art-show/ cards art art


Dance & Arts Department

Arts Night will be May 2 -- Bring the family and come see your Ridgemont classes demonstrate their hard work and talents.  


Parent Council


Sports Equipment Swap and Sale, silent auction and bake sale.  Proceeds go to the Arts Department at Ridgemont! Saturday April 13th, 12:30 - 3:30!   swap & sale


Opération augmentons la présence du français à Ridgemont

  • Carnaval d’hiver (18th April)
  • Levée de fonds pour des livres en français / fundraiser for French books in the lobby (17th April)
  • Chansons en français le matin (8-12 April)
  • Soirée de film (18 April)
  • Vente de pâtisseries fundraiser (18 April Lobby after school)
  • French culture website coming online (20th April)
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