Ridgemont Board of Education Gets Update


Ridgemont’s Superintendent, Brian Hogan, gave this report at Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting:

We are heading into the second academic quarter, starting the winter sports season and the holiday season is upon us and we have many events going on with our students.  Please see the reminders below and we thank you for supporting our students.

I would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving, I hope you enjoy some time relaxing with your loved ones and I know our staff has earned some time off to recharge and relax.

Please follow us on Facebook and get the latest updates (Ridgemont Local Schools).  Our Athletic Director, Mike James (Ridgemont Athletics), and our Ridgemont Publications Teacher, Tara Neer (Ridgemont Publications) also have great communication on Facebook.

Company R will be presenting their EXTRAVAGANZA this weekend, November 10th and 11th in the Ridgeway Gym, doors open at 6:30 pm and the show starts at 7:00 pm.

Ridgemont National Honor Society and Art Department will be hosting Empty Bowls on November 14th from 5:30-7:30 pm in the PK-12 Mt. Victory Building Cafeteria. Cost is donation and dinner is provided by local restaurants and businesses. A raffle and silent auction will be held and proceeds will go to the United Way of Hardin County.

Ridgemont will be hosting the Senior Citizen Luncheon on Thursday, December 7, 2023, at Noon.  RSVP by November 28th by calling Sandy at 937-354-2441.  This event is for our community members who are 60 years or older and who currently live in the Ridgemont District. The students will be hosting the event and are working hard to plan it right now.

Upcoming Music Programs-

  • Nov 10th & 11th – Company R Extravaganza – 7:00 pm Ridgeway Gym
  • Nov 21st – Marching Band in Kenton Holiday Parade – 6:30 pm Start
  • Dec 6th – K-1st Grade – 6:00 pm Mt. Victory Commons
  • Dec 13th – Holiday Concert-Bands/JH/HS Choir – 6:00 pm Mt. Victory Commons

Congratulations to our Ridgemont FFA Chapter Members who competed in the National FFA Convention Science Fair, results and placings are as follows and we will be recognizing them at the December 13th Board meeting.

Congratulations to all of our National Science Fair Finalists, their National Rankings are listed below:

  • #6 in the USA-Jordan Chronister & Kelsey Ramsey  – “An Analysis Of Felis catus Directional Preference Behaviors For Using Front Limbs” in Animal Systems
  • #10 in the USA-Ruth Eckstein – “Evaluation of Effectiveness of Different Treatments For Pediculosis of Bos Taurus Phthiraptera” in Animal Systems
  • #4 in the USA-Kolton Manns & Jevin Henderson – “Evaluating the Impact of Thawing Temperature on Sperm Mortality in Suffolk Ovis aries” in Animal Systems
  • #6 in the USA-Kody Kiser & Cadyn Hamilton – “Assessment of the Effect of Live and Artificial Fishing Baits on Water Quality”  in Environmental Systems
  • #3 in the USA-Charlotte Ward – “Comparison of the Effectiveness of Environmentally Sustainable Food Containers” in Environmental Systems
  • #1 in the USA-Will Browning & Xavier Stuck – “Comparison of Effect of Carbon Activation on Methane Emission from Manure Slurry and Food Waste In Anaerobic Digestion” in Environmental Systems
  • #3 in the USA-Kevin Eckstein & Hannah McKinniss – “The Impact Of Urea and Iron On Dissolved Oxygen Levels In Simulation of Ocean Water” in Environmental Systems
  • #5 in the USA-Bailey Brentlinger & Hendrix Eversole – “Effects of Microwave Radiation on Microorganisms In Different Pasteurized Milks” in Food Systems
  • #7 in the USA-Albrey Bailey – “Comparison of Microbial Safety From Simulation of Decontamination of Cutting Board Materials” in Food Systems
  • #3 in the USA-Riley Hites & Brilynn Rudasill – “Comparison of Glucose Concentration in Different Varieties of Brassica Spp Using Qualitative Benedict’s Solution” in Plant Systems
  • #10 in the USA-Kylie Shreve & Amiah Jones – “Effects Of Natural and Synthetic Rooting Hormone on Shoot Regeneration of Xerophytes” in Plant Systems
  • #4 in the USA-Masen Jolliff & Charles Wingfield – “Influence of Nyalic Application in Corrosion Prevention of Metals From Common Agricultural Sources” in Power Systems
  • #9 in the USA-Zane Hampton & Colton Bailey – “Comparison of Shielded Metal Arc Welding Electrodes Performance in Relation to Novice and Competent Welders” in Power Systems
  • #1 in the USA-Prezley Furer & Kamryn Kiser – “A Comparison of Teenage Perceptions of Agriculture From the Influence of TikTok Videos” in Social Systems
  • #3 in the USA-Lauren Wingfield – “A Comparison of Generational Differences of Farmer Mental Health Perceptions” in Social Systems
  • #2 in the USA-Kaytlin Billenstein & Laney Elsasser- “Effect of Agricultural Workshops on Elementary Students’ Agricultural Commodity Knowledge: A Comparative Community Residency Study” in Social Systems

Congratulations to the following for receiving their American FFA Degrees, the highest degree in FFA:

  • Ashtin Elliott
  • Mitchell Jennings
  • Callie Cromer Smalley
  • Lane Underwood
  • Mykenzie Lance
  • Emma Smith

Thank you to Advisors, Stephanie Jolliff and Lori Romie for their guidance of this amazing program.

The board approved a resolution to recognize the following NWCC League student honors:



  • Dawson Manns NWCC 1st Team ALL Conference * placed 4 overall in the NWCC League Tournament and advanced to Sectionals
  • Devan Ramsey NWCC 1st Team ALL Conference * placed 1st in NWCC League Tournament and 5th overall
  • Wil Browning NWCC 2nd Team ALL Conference * placed 8th overall in NWCC League Tournament
  • Harrison Reppart NWCC 2nd Team ALL Conference * placed 9th overall in NWCC League Tournament
  • Collin Wallace-NWCC Golf Coach of the Year

Ridgemont’s Golf Team earned 2nd Place in the NWCC


  • Amiah Jones NWCC Honorable Mention *3-year letter winner at Ridgemont, team captain, led team in digs and serve receive
  • Lauren Wingfield NWCC Honorable Mention *2-year letter winner at Ridgemont, team speaking captain, led the team in serving percentage and team points


  • Mason Howard NWCC 2nd Team Running Back *1218 yards rushing on 147 carries, 8 TD + 204 yards receiving on 18 receptions, 2 TD
  • Clayton Patterson NWCC Honorable Mention *267 yards rushing on 30 carries, 5 TD + 267 yards receiving on 13 receptions, 4 TD *3 Kickoff Return TDs, 1 Punt Return TD, 1 INT Return TD
  • Jevin Henderson NWCC Honorable Mention *82 total tackles, 15 TFL, 3 Sacks, 2 Forced Fumbles – Team Captain
  • Patrick Stacklin NWCC Honorable Mention * Strong/Quick Guard helped the team to 2,376 yards rushing on 306 attempts and 23 TDs

Upcoming Calendar

  • Thursday, November 16 – Parent-Teacher Conferences in the Evening
  • Monday, November 20 –  No School for PK-6 Grade-Parent Teacher Conf. AM/ 7th-12th Grade – Job Shadowing
  • Tuesday, November 21 to Friday, November 24 – No School – Thanksgiving Break
  • Thursday, December 21 – No School – Teacher Professional Development
  • Friday, December 22, 2023 to Wednesday, January 3, 2024 – No School – Christmas Break
  • Thursday, January 4 – School Back in Session
  • Monday, January 15 – No School – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Monday, February 19 – No School – Presidents Day
  • Monday, March 11 – No School – Teacher Professional Development
  • Thursday, March 21 – K-5 Parent Teacher Conferences in the Evening
  • Tuesday, March 26 – No School K-5 Students – Parent Teacher Conf. am
  • Wednesday, March 27 to Monday, April 1 – No School – Easter Break

The Ridgemont board reports and motions for the meeting are now on BoardDocs for the public to see.

Last night all motions passed unanimously.  Below is the link to go in and read the motions and reports at your leisure. https://go.boarddocs.com/oh/rid/Board.nsf/