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Feb 24, 2021
Paying It Forward
$250,000 gift a good way to give back for Raduenz BY JIM ROMSAAS MESABI TRIBUNE Feb 21, 2021 EVELETH — When Brian and Theresa Raduenz started up ...
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‘Do It For the Kids’
‘Do it for the kids’ RR scoreboard, possibly track to be named in Kerzie’s honor BY JIM ROMSAAS MESABI TRIBUNE Jan 27, 2021 Read more »...
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Feb 19, 2021
February 19th Covid Update
Friday, February 19, 2021 Topic: High Schools switch to in-person learning Dear Rock Ridge Staff & Families, Straight-to-the-point: On Mo...
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The Future is… Rock Ridge Public Schools

Delivering World-Class Education on the Range

The Rock Ridge School District is undergoing a transformation. Created by the merger of two ancient rival districts–the Eveleth-Gilbert and Virginia school districts–the citizens of both old school districts have voted to build a new high school and two new elementary schools. The citizens of both school districts also voted to consolidate the two school districts into one. This is the first newly consolidated school district in the State of Minnesota for the past 15 years. And it is probably one of the rarest school consolidations which has occurred not because of financial struggles–both school districts were in solid financial shape–but because of genuine interest to improve the quality of education the students were receiving. In other words, the communities buried their parochial armor and gunpowder and decided to look to the future for their kids and grandkids. The communities cared less about their mascots and colors and slogans and sports history and more about transforming education.

Wow.

Here is what this means for the students who are and will be attending the Rock Ridge schools. We are designing the new schools and education around the 21st century skills of Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, Citizenship, Character, Entrepreneurship, and Global Competence. Our goal is to have the benchmarking standard of “Best in the World,” while using simple but powerful statements such as, “Education to inspire the next generation,” and “Fiercely United,” and “Rock Ridge Rising,” and “Helping students find their magnificent obsession,” as terms to express ways of thinking about things.  Read more.

Upcoming Events

School Board Meeting \\ March 8, 2021 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Due to Covid-19, the public is encouraged to view the live-stream (rrps.org) or contact the Superintendent's Office (742-3900) for access to the meeting via Zoom. Read More
Instant Pot Cook-Along: Taco & Guacamole Friday! \\ March 12, 2021 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Parent & Child Class.  Create classic tacos and a wonderful homemade guacamole! Cost: $22 Have fun participating in these virtual Instant-pot classes! You can choose... Read More
Instant Pot Cook-Along: Escape to the Mediterranean! \\ March 20, 2021 | 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Menu items will include Greek Grilled Chicken Souvlaki(Skewers), Tzatziki, Greek Veggie Rice and Homemade Pita Bread. Cost: $26 Have fun participating in these virtual Instant-pot... Read More
School Board Meeting \\ March 22, 2021 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Due to Covid-19, the public is encouraged to view the live-stream (rrps.org) or contact the Superintendent's Office (742-3900) for access to the meeting via Zoom. Read More
School Board Meeting \\ April 5, 2021 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Due to Covid-19, the public is encouraged to view the live-stream (rrps.org) or contact the Superintendent's Office (742-3900) for access to the meeting via Zoom. Read More
School Board Meeting \\ April 19, 2021 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Due to Covid-19, the public is encouraged to view the live-stream (rrps.org) or contact the Superintendent's Office (742-3900) for access to the meeting via Zoom. Read More

They said it couldn’t be done…

Life Long Rivals. Now Fiercely United.

Even though we have a new name and a new facility (soon), we want you to forever feel welcome here. We want you to come home and feel like you can still access your high school memories. We know it’s different, and we will do everything we can to make it as close to the same as possible. Come on in and join us in celebrating the alumni of Eveleth, Eveleth-Gilbert, Gilbert and Virginia.

We fully respect that you graduated a Golden Bear, a Buccaneer, or a Blue Devil. We understand that passion runs deep. But think of it this way: We are all Iron Rangers and we are all very proud to be from here. The Range gave us our start. It was a part of our foundation. I remember going off to college and it did not matter anymore where I graduated from. What mattered was that we were from the Range. We all found each other at gatherings and reminisced about the rivalries. Outsiders would gather around and listen to our stories and be amazed at our passion for and vivid memories of the events we were talking about. Next thing you knew, we were all friends singing in choirs together, playing together on teams, and very proud to be from the Range. These kids of today get to do this now, and they are enjoying every minute of this opportunity.

Learn More About #RockRidgeRising

District Office

411 South 5th Avenue
Virginia, Minnesota 55792

Eveleth-Gilbert Elementary

1409 Industrial Parkway
Eveleth, Minnesota 55734

Eveleth-Gilbert Junior High

1 Summit Street North
Gilbert, Minnesota 55741

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Eveleth-Gilbert Senior High

801 Jones Street
Eveleth, Minnesota 55734

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Franklin Elementary School

402 Elba Avenue
Eveleth, Minnesota 55734

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Nelle Shean Elementary

1 Summit Street North
Gilbert, Minnesota 55741

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Parkview Learning Center

506 North 9th Avenue West
Virginia, Minnesota 55792

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Rock Ridge High School

1403 Progress Parkway
Virginia, Minnesota 55792

Roosevelt Elementary

411 South 5th Avenue
Virginia, Minnesota 55792

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Virginia Elementary

411 South 5th Avenue
Virginia, Minnesota 55792

Virginia Secondary School

411 North 5th Avenue West
Virginia, Minnesota 55792

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Rock Ridge Public Schools Since 2020

Rock Ridge Public Schools combines the communities of Eveleth, Gilbert, and Virginia into a progressive school district embracing an academy style high school to provide students with a real world learning environment.

District Office

411 South 5th Ave
Virginia, MN 55792

V: 218-749-5437 | EG: 218-744-2211
info@rrps.org