Welcome to Paris Ridge Elementary, home of the Paris Ridge Panthers. Paris Ridge opened its doors in 2009, and offers Kindergarten through 5th grade classes for around 400 students. The Paris Ridge staff consists of highly qualified educators who are passionate about their work. They believe that their role is to facilitate student learning and to assist students in reaching their highest potential as independent, innovative, and inspired learners.

Paris Ridge is a PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Supports) school. Our philosophy is to use positive behavior reinforcement to shape student behavior around three central topics: being safe, respectful and responsible. Student expectations are clearly articulated for all areas of our building and students are recognized when they contribute positively. The PBIS system of support fosters student independence and places an emphasis on the importance of self-monitoring.

In addition, students at Paris Ridge have access to 1:1 technology in grades 2-5 and 2:1 in 1st grade and 3:1 in Kindergarten. Students attend art, music and Spanish once a week and physical education classes twice a week. In the classroom, teachers utilize a variety of instructional techniques to facilitate students with their learning and in meeting the standards established by the state of Michigan. Paris Ridge is a Targeted Assist Title I building and receives additional federal funds to help students who are at risk of academic failure.

The Paris Ridge website was designed to offer current parents, as well as prospective parents, insight into our building. On the site, you will find information about upcoming events, a directory of school staff, access to teacher websites, and links to our school newsletter. We hope that you find this information helpful, and that it answers most questions that you might have about our school.

Sincerely,
Mr. Kris M. Vydareny
Principal
Paris Ridge Elementary