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What's Happening on The Ridge

Number One in the State!

Congratulations to our current 7th grade students who scored #1 in the state in English, Math, Science, and Social Studies!  What an amazing accomplishment. We are so proud of you! 

Picture of Jake Thomas winners with Principals

Several years ago, one of our students, Jake Thomas, passed away, not long after this celebration. Jake chose kindness each day and was a friend to all. Therefore, in honor and remembrance, we have created an opportunity to continue his legacy each year here on The Ridge.

This Jake Thomas Award is one of the best, because it honors students who continually make the right choices and do the right thing every day. The recipients of this award have proved to be like Jake in how they treat all of those around them. MRIS is proud to offer $100.00 gift cards to each recipient of the Jake Thomas Award. Jake had a passion for running, and because of that, he became a great runner, so we want the recipients to take this money and spend it on something that motivates or inspires you.

Congratulations to our Jake Thomas Award recipients Elizabeth and Zoey!

Fourth Grade Parent Night

WHO: Parents and guardians of current 4th grade students at MRIS.

WHAT: Come learn about your child's day and routines.

WHEN:  Thursday, August 17th 6:00 - 7:00 PM.

This event is for parents and guardians only. Thank you.

5th Grade Girls and Boys Track Meet Winners

Fifth grade boys and girls track teams excelled at the Blount County Track Meet.  

Congratulations to the MRIS girls who placed first and the MRIS boys who placed second!  Go Eagles!

Picture of Mr. Claxton and his family

Maryville City Schools is happy to announce that David Claxton has been named the new Principal at Montgomery Ridge Intermediate School.

Mr. Claxton is married to his wife, Julie, who is a sixth grade ELA teacher at Farragut Middle School.  He has two daughters, Lauren and Erin.  Lauren earned a Master of Science degree at the University of Tennessee and works at TVA.  Erin is a Senior at Point Park University in Pittsburgh pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance with a Jazz Concentration. Mr. Claxton has served as an Assistant Principal and Principal at West Valley Middle School for the past 11 years. Welcome to The Ridge!

Picture of Students graduating the ESL program

Montgomery Ridge has ten students who will graduate from English as a Second Language program!

Every year, students learning English take four tests in February.  When they score very high on all tests, they graduate from our ESL program.  Please help us celebrate these bilingual students.  Congratulations to Azusa, Keisuke, Rui, Zamir, Beth, Luis, Yuko, Emma, Emily, and Brithany!

CKH National Showcase School Announcement

Congratulations MRIS on being selected as a Capturing Kids' Heart 2022-2023 National Showcase School!  

National Showcase Schools are chosen annually through a rigorous selection process that includes measuring key performance indicators, gathering campus data, and surveying staff and students. The results represent the implementation of CKH processes as well as the culture and climate on each campus. Capturing Kids’ Hearts celebrates campuses where educators are exceeding expectations and creating an environment where students feel safe, connected, and eager to learn. 

Picture of Rangers in Washington DC

Rangers had the opportunity to visit Washington, D.C.

A few of the places they toured were the Air and Space Museum, Mt. Vernon, Ford's Theater, Smithsonian Museums, and the U.S. Capitol building. They enjoyed a Nationals baseball game vs the Chicago Cubs on their last night.  What a great trip!