Greetings RES Family, Welcome back to school!! Words cannot express this overwhelming feeling of eagerness and anticipation that I am feeling as we prepare for the 2017 – 2018 school year. The focus is on growth. Our students are going to make leaps and bounds academically, socially and emotionally. All staff members will be afforded the opportunity to grow professionally. Parents and community members will participate in numerous events, make donations, and visit our phenomenal school. The goal is for everyone to grow in whatever capacity he or she serves in. Hence, it will be evident that at Ridgeland Elementary School “teachers are effectively teaching and students are continuously learning.” This journey will not be easy, but it is definitely worth it. Remember, it is all about creating the best learning environment as we prepare our students to be college and career ready.