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Ridgway Middle/High School
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At Ridgway HS/MS, we appreciate our involved parents and community members. We also enjoy broadcasting our latest news and information here on our News page, including everything from important announcements and reminders about school activities to student achievement shout-outs. We’ll update this page regularly, so please check back often!

Ridgway High School Envirothon Team

View more photos of Ridgway High School Envirothon teamThrough Envirothon hundreds of teachers and professionals throughout Pennsylvania guide high school students through this natural resource environmental education program that combines classroom learning and outdoor activities. This exposure to nature and seeing how humans impact the natural world provide invaluable lessons for understanding ecosystems and our environment. The Ridgway High School Envirothon team was invited to participate in a practice day for the upcoming Envirothon competition at the Elk Country Visitor Center in Benezette. The practice day consisted of a variety of presentations by experts in their field and interactive stations consisting of wildlife biology and identification, aquatic ecology, soil, forestry, and current topics in environmental science. Our students were given the unique opportunity to assist the Pennsylvania Game Commission in the processing of a locally trapped black bear. The processing included observing the removal of the bear’s milk tooth for aging purposes, tagging of the bear’s ears for future identification, and various measurements to estimate the bear’s weight. This male black bear was estimated to weigh in at about 366 pounds. The bear was relocated and released by the Pennsylvania Game Commission later that day.

Middle And High School Testing Schedules

April and May are full of testing for both our middle school and high school. Please see the testing schedules below for complete details on all of the testing dates.

Communications/Journalism Projects

Students in the communications/journalism course at Ridgway Area High School have been working hard at disassembling and cleaning the various pieces of equipment in their communications lab. In the picture, Joel Tutton carefully (and a little nervously) removes the wi-fi chip from a 55 inch Smart TV while the school's technology assistant, Adam Correll, coaches him, and Bobby Stilwell watches intently. The television is used in the lab for large group instruction and video feed for media productions. The communications lab is currently under construction, as we are transforming the classroom into a studio and control room. As students anticipate the completion of the project, they have been engaged with several projects such as working with the school's IT Department, and more recently, creating radio ads for local businesses through Laurel Media.