Pie Sale Fundraiser

Pie Sale Fundraiser

Mr. Lack, Mr. Hiner and Mrs. Lensing take a pie in the face!

Winter Program

Winter Program

3rd/4th grade

Mrs. Lensing

Mrs. Lensing

Human sundae

Human Sundaes

Human Sundaes

We raised $8,600 for JRFH!

McTeacher Night 2014

McTeacher Night 2014

East Moline McDonald's

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Welcome to Ridgewood

Principal's Message


Welcome to the Ridgewood Elementary School webpage. We are a Kindergarten through 4th grade school in East Moline, IL.

Our school year is off to a fantastic start!  It's always exciting to have the building so full of amazing children!

Thank you to everyone who donated to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!  Ridgewood raised over $200!  You can watch Mrs. Lensing (and Ms. Anderson) have ice water poured on them by following this link:  https://new.livestream.com/EMSD37/events/3338952

As always - please feel free to contact me with questions and/or concerns - 

Heidi Lensing, Principal

Do you Twitter?  Follow us at @RidgewoodEMSD



Our Mission

Our mission statement:
“We the staff, students, and parents of Ridgewood School pledge to provide QUALITY learning in a CARING environment.”


About Our School

Ridgewood School is a kindergarten through 4th grade elementary with approximately 450 students.  We have highly qualified classroom teachers.  In addition, Ridgewood School has highly qualified staff members in the following areas:  a certified Learning Center Specialist, Title I reading, kindergarten literacy, elementary art, music, physical education, special education, and bilingual education.  We do have a full-time counselor and a part-time nurse. 
Our students perform at a high level on state mandated tests (ISAT).  More information about our student demographics and performance can be found on the Illinois Interactive Report Card:  www.iirc.niu.edu 

 We have an amazing amount of programs for our students.  First, Ridgewood has an after school science enrichment program for our 3rd and 4th graders.  W.I.U. students serve as tutors for these hands-on experiences.  Second, we have our Ridgewood Running Club for both our fall and spring semesters.  This is a chance for students to get fit and find the joy in physical activity.  Third, we are a "safe routes" school.  We are working with staff, parents, and the city of East Moline to create a more walking friendly environment around the school campus.  Walk to School Wednesdays is a part of this initiative.  Finally, have wonderful partnerships with Christ United Methodist Church and First Presbyterian Church here in East Moline.  Both churches provide tutoring instruction for Ridgewood students.  Our programs make Ridgewood School a great place to learn and have fun!







Parent Guides to Student Success

The following guides are provide by the National PTA Organization.  The guides provide an overview of what your child will learn by the end of each grade level, in mathematics and English language arts/literacy.

Kindergarten First Grade Second Grade
Third Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Grade
Sixth Grade Seventh Grade Eighth Grade

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09/22 School Board Meeting
09/25 Picture Day
09/26 Spirit Day
09/26 Early Dismissal
10/10 No School
10/13 No School
10/14 Coin Challenge (Penny & Nickel Day)
10/15 Coin Challenge (Dimes)
10/16 Coin Challenge (Quarters)
10/17 Coin Challenge (Dollars)

Contact Us!

Ridgewood Elementary
Ms. Heidi Lensing, Principal
814 30th Avenue
East Moline, IL 61244

Phone: 309-755-1585
Fax:     309-752-2570

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The 7 Habits Pledge

I pledge today the Habits I’ll use,

Become a strong leader and spread the good news.

I will be Proactive - I’m in charge of me.

Begin With the End in Mind- Planning is the key.

Put First Things First - I will work then play.

Think Win-Win- with people every day.

I will listen then speak-so we can all be heard.

It’s how it works best-understand is the word.

I will Synergize - because together is best.

I will Sharpen my Saw - to take care of the rest.   

Market Day Fundraiser

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