Pitt County Schools

WINTERVILLE, NC (WNCT) – This Friday, staff at Ridgewood Elementary School will introduce students to a new “home system” designed to provide more support for students within the school.

On Friday, September 13, students will learn about the new “home system” which, according to school officials, provides students with “a family to identify with, support, encourage and hold accountable with” and integrate the PBIS program, character education and all aspects of learning.

On Friday September 20, all students will participate in house selection assemblies. They will line up along a red carpet and choose a balloon to pop. The color revealed in the balloon will determine the student’s “home”.

The four “houses” of Ridgewood Elementary School are:
Altruismo: The House of the Don
Amistad: the house of friendship
Isibindi: the house of courage
Dreamer: The House of Dreamers

School officials in Pitt County said Wellcome Middle School is currently participating in the House System, which is a model PCS teachers learned first-hand after visiting Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta, GA.