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Mr. Ries

Dear Oak Ridge Families and our Bobcat Students:

I am very excited and honored to be the Principal at Oak Ridge.  I would like to take this opportunity to share my excitement about returning to Oak Ridge. 

Oak Ridge has a reputation of excellence and a strong culture that focuses on student learning, commitment to high expectations, collaboration, and social responsibility.  I am very honored to have a dedicated team of professionals who work diligently to ensure our children are equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary for college and beyond. 

For those who are new to our school, I want to welcome you, and you are now a Bobcat. Once a Bobcat, always a Bobcat! Know my door is always open and I am hear to support all our Bobcats and their families.  

We have fabulous students and dedicated parents who volunteer countless hours to provide support to our staff and children.   We each have an important role in our children’s education and social development. 

It is my desire that all parents will encourage their children to follow the school motto, Bobcats POUNCE on the Future: Persevere through problem solving; Optimize opportunities; Understand other perspectives; Navigate technology; Communicate effectively; Explore options to make good decisions.   In addition to our Motto, Oak Ridge has established Postive Behavior Interventions and Support where positive behavior is modeled and rewarded with specific feedback:  P.A.W.S.- Practive Positivity, Act Responsibly, Work and Play Safely, Show Respect.

 It is my honor to serve the Oak Ridge Elementary school community and I am confident that our partnership will only improve our students’ academic success as we embark on this new school year.


Mr. David (DJ) Ries