Welcome to Ridgecrest Elementary School. We are proud of our dynamic and student centered learning community. Our vision is 100% student success believing that all students possess gifts and talents.
The school theme for 2015-16 is “Readers are Leaders.” Developing strong literacy skills and the love of reading is the foundation of Ridgecrest. Ridgecrest will conduct numerous special events promoting literacy and celebrate a monthly book that supports our school’s core values.
We plan to continue expanding the enrichment opportunities at Ridgecrest both inside the classroom and through a myriad of opportunities before, during, and after school. Our Student Enrichment Model (SEM) continues to grow and flourish providing students with opportunities to explore their interests. A major initiative at Ridgecrest is STEM which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. STEM activities will be integrated in science instruction and students are welcome to join one of our many STEM oriented clubs. We also plan to offer students with opportunities to participate in many other clubs ranging from Chess, Debate, Leadership, Girlfriends, Spanish, SAVE, and the National Honor Society.
Teaching students to practice our school’s core values, such as respect, responsibility, self-motivation, kindness and community, will continue to be a key emphasis of our school’s visible character education program. Placing a greater emphasis on service learning projects tied directly to the curriculum will be another character-based initiative this school year. Each grade level will have a service learning theme that allows students to research topics and grow as civic minded students and leaders.
We believe that our parents and friends of Ridgecrest are our partners playing a pivotal role in the Ridgecrest learning community. Parents are welcome and encouraged to participate in our many enrichment programs as the talents, experiences, and expertise of our wonderful parents are substantial. A great opportunity that benefits our students concerns the Brown Bag Lunch Enrichment Program where parents share with students during lunch. We also invite our parents to attend the monthly All Pro Dad and IMOM breakfasts.
For families interested in our school, a listing of tour dates is placed on the website. Please register for a school tour as we are excited to show you the many wonderful learning experiences at Ridgecrest.