Raider Round-Up September 19_2022


Raider Round-Up

SEPTEMBER 19, 2022 | RIPPON MIDDLE SCHOOL | 703-491-2171


Attendance Information

PWCS is working to combat chronic absenteeism. Chronic absenteeism, missing more than ten percent of the school year for any reason, has been associated with lower reading and math achievement in elementary grades, and class failure and drop out at the secondary level. Rippon will be working closely with our attendance officer to fix our chronic absenteeism rate. The officer will be here to answer questions during Back-to-School night. For questions, contact, our attendance secretary.

Back To School Night

A reminder that our Back to School Night is this Thursday, September 22 from 5:30-7:30. All parents and guardians will begin in their student’s first period classroom to view a back-to-school video and a PowerPoint from Principal Donahue. There will be many information booths available and support with technology and free-and-reduced lunch sign-up in the library. Be sure to visit the Book Fair!

Spirit Week!

This week is our first Spirit Week at Rippon for the 2022-2023 school year! Please encourage your students to participate. If families would like to participate at home, please send your pictures to or tag us on Twitter @RipponMiddle!

  • Monday, September 19 – Football Day! –Wear your favorite NFL, college, or any football team jersey to kick off Spirit Week!
  • Tuesday, September 20 – Tye Dye Day! –Wear your best and brightest tye-dye outfit!
  • Wednesday, September 21 – Twin Day! –Pick a friend and dress alike! Match your outfits, shoes, or accessories!
  • Thursday, September 22 – Dress Like a Teacher or Student Day! – Students swap places with the teachers for the day. Teachers swap places with the students for the day!
  • Friday, September 23 – RAIDER Day! – Show your Raider Pride and wear our school colors, green, white, and black!

Thank you so much for supporting Rippon and participating in our first SPIRIT WEEK!

Game Reminders

Beginning Quarter 2, any student who has earned 2 or more "U" in conduct on their report card will not be permitted access to games at Rippon. Parents will receive an email of notification if a student is ineligible to attend games after school. For all home games, parking is in the back lot. Volleyball enters via door 9 and outdoor events via the tent. Tickets are $3.00 for adults and $1.00 for students. Students must go home first and then come back. No backpacks allowed at any games. Thank you for adhering to this PWCS expectation.

Rippon PTSO

The PTSO is always looking for family and staff who would like to be a part of building partnerships between our school and community! Please come visit us at our table on Back to Night this week! We will have Spirit Wear available just in time to wrap up Spirit Week with a Rippon Raiders t-shirt!

Hispanic Heritage Month

From September 15 through October 15, we honor National Hispanic American Heritage Month. While we celebrate the festivities within our schools in recognition of the rich, diverse, and vibrant culture of the Hispanic community, I also want to invite you to explore how our national museums and organizations are celebrating the influential contributions Hispanic Americans have had on our country (National Hispanic Heritage Month).

Back To School Packets

We are past due for the Back to School Packet, available in ParentVUE. Student safety is a top priority and the information you provide will allow school staff to ensure this security throughout the academic year. Please visit the Back-to-School webpage for more information and resources.

Air Conditioning

Parents and guardians, I am sorry that we have been having air conditioning in many of our classrooms. PWCS facilities department and HVAC has been in our building the past few weeks in attempt to alleviate the problem. I will stay on top of this and keep working to get our ACs fixed in all classrooms. Thank you for understanding.

This Week In Athletics

Monday: Soccer/Volleyball AT PSMS. Bus leaves at 4:30pm. All but cheer are practicing.

Tuesday: Girls Track at PMS. All other sports practicing.

Wednesday: Soccer/Volleyball (Home) vs WMS Gates open at 430pm. No cheer practice but all other sports are practicing.

Thursday: Team Picture Day- No workouts, just pictures. Teams are releasing their students early if available. Mr. Pelkey will be watching the activity bus at 530pm.

Back to School Night- NO FOOTBALL GAME (canceled, no makeup)

Friday: Soccer/Volleyball (HOME) vs. PSMS All sports but cheer will be working out. Ticket Gates open at 430pm.

Important Contacts

Front Office - 703-491-2171
Dr. Feliciano, Assistant Principal 6th
Dr. McGee, Assistant Principal 7th
Mrs. Tassa, Assistant Principal 8th
Mr. Herritt, School Security Officer
Ms. Hernandez, Director of Counseling
Mr. Pelkey, Athletic Director
Mrs. Yolanda Carter, Nurse
Ms. Ramos, Parent Liaison
Ms. Rivera, School Registrar
Ms. Fabian, School Social Worker
Ms. Suarez, School Psychologist
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