John C Otten Grace Pedigo plays cello for class at RULH RULH fourth grade math class hard at work RULH MS students visit Aronoff Center Fifteen indicted by Brown County Grand Jury Rita Tarvin Rocket win streak reaches five G-Men ascend to 4-0 in SBAAC National Division with win at Williamsburg Jays soar to 3-1 with win at North Adams Young Lady Jays improving as season progresses Mary J Yockey Callie J Maynard Windle Blanton Daisy D Nevels RULH HS students visit Jungle Jims Aberdeen Council has busy end of the year River Village Christmas celebration begins SR 41 now open Gast’s three-point shower drowns the Tigers Lady Rockets capture wins over Ripley, Batavia Keplinger signs with Shawnee State Warriors down the Devils, fall to the Greyhounds Broncos edge out Williamsburg, 53-50 Carol S Newman John E Short RULH Elementary names ‘Go Green’ Students RE/MAX Local Experts opens in Williamsburg RULH wraps up ‘No Shave November’ fundraiser Eleven indicted by Brown County Grand Jury Donald C Vance John C Morris Rebecca E Simpson Hot start sets pace for Broncos’ 85-40 win over CNE G-Men get off to 1-1 start Lady Rockets start off season with tough string of road games Basketball Special: 2017-18 Katherine J Wolfe Virginia J Germann Rev Commadora Manning Mona K Kirker Ohio Rural Heritage Association donates to Food Pantry RULH FCCLA attends meeting in D.C. RULH MS students try ‘Tabletop Twitter’ Ripley Village Christmas update Bonita Planck Carol J Wagner Christopher O Richey Sr Five new members to enter WBHS Athletic Hall of Fame Blue Jays ready to soar under Woodward Fischer named to OPSWA All-Ohio First Team of football all-stars High school girls’ hoop action kicks off in Brown County Formation of new joint Fire & EMS District discussed RULH students learn about ‘Global Food’ Personal financial management class at RULH High School Dale G Ferriel John E Slack Nicholas A Arthur Bonnie J Roush Charles E Faul Phyllis A Mills Carl L Watson Marc W Bolce Robert R Moore Robert K King June R Williams William T Ishmael Sr Deborah J Napier High school hoop action begins Fayetteville SAY Girls Wing Soccer Team finishes season among state’s Final Four Devils visit Georgetown for OHSAA Foundation Games Grandfather charged in boy’s death ‘Real Money’ at RULH Middle School Ripley High School celebrates Veterans Day Reward increases for information leading to conviction in Stykes’ murder Ripley Village Christmas update Kenneth M McKinley Vilvens signs with Mount St. Joseph SBAAC awards girls tennis all-stars Layman inducted into Miami University Athletic Hall of Fame SBAAC hands out awards to First Team girls’ soccer all-stars John D Marks Aberdeen Police Department receives ‘Shop With a Cop’ donation Benefit to take place Nov. 17 for Grace Copple St. Michael students take part in Community Soup Supper Voters return Worley to the bench Ruby A Ratliff Donna J Moore Stella M Glasscock Ellen L Gelter Alverda T Guillermin Justin N Beach EHS dedicates ‘Kiser Court’ SBAAC awards First Team football all-stars, winning teams Sizer earns SBAAC American Division Volleyball Player of Year honors for 3rd straight year Broncos to host Blue Jays for OHSAA ‘Jimmy Young’ Foundation Game, Nov. 17 Vern W Kidd Jr Brown County Election Results – 2017 Michael D Hines Raymond W Napier Leslie E Boyle

“Future Fridays’ big hit at RULH Middle School

By Martha Jacob

Chris Smith, principal of the Ripley-Union- Lewis-Huntington Middle School, has been on the job for about four years and has implemented several  new programs that are working well at the middle school.
One such program is called “Future Fridays” which have become part of Flex time at the school. Flex time is 30 minutes a day that have been set aside as special time for students to use as a study hall,  where kids can do their homework, have response interventions or do other things.
“Future Fridays are just for our 8th grade students,” Principal Smith said. “I have invited all kinds of professionals in the workforce to come into our school and speak one-on-one to our students about their futures. The guests go right into the classroom and they have 30 minutes of Flex time to talk and answer questions with the kids.
“Last week, just before a special assembly, Brown County Probate/Juvenile Court Judge Danny Bubp went into the classrooms of our 8th graders and talked to the kids. He talked about how drugs could hurt  their future and send them down the wrong path.”
He continued, “I’ve also had Levi Rosenbaum, a computer programmer at General Electric in Cincinnati come in and talk to the 8th graders.”
Smith said Danielle Thompson with water conservation spoke to the kids on a Future Friday as did Becky Cropper and Guy Hopkins, principal of Southern Hills Career and Technical Center.
The new local wildlife officer Eric Lamb, the nursing coordinator from UC along with two nursing students and a highway Patrol officer have all taken part in a Future Friday.
“Last week for Future Friday we had about a dozen of our students compete in a turkey-calling contest, which was great fun,” Smith said, “The big winner of the event was Maci Haitz who used a box call. She did an amazing job.”
Principal Smith added that he encourages the Triple AAA plan which stresses Attendance (if they’re not in school they can’t learn), Attitude (determines altitude: “No Stinkin Thinkin”) and Academics  (achievement leads to college and career skills, which leads to job opportunities, which leads to a paycheck, which leads to financial independence.)
“I stress the Triple AAA any chance I get throughout the school year to our 8th graders,” Smith said. “We’ve got some great students here and we’re proud of them all.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

© Copyright The Ripley Bee