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A Year In Review

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S: Ridge Point High School 2010-2011

BC: RIDGE POINT 2010-2011

FC: 2010-2011 | Ridge Point High School | R P H S | R P H S

1: @The school that you go to now is decades old, but the Ridge Point of our time has only been here for one year. This book will show you what life was like in 2010-2011, the first year of RPHS history.

2: Fort Bend High School #11 in Progress

3: Fort Bend High School #11. We came into this district and took it by storm. From our academics to our sports, RPHS is the best by far. There are kids from all over who come to our events to see what we're about. We hold our standards high in everything we do.

4: Our first year here at Ridge Point was full of firsts. Our minds were everywhere, reacting to everything new. But the thing almost no one thought about was where our name cam from from. Someone came up with the name that's printed on the T-shirts and painted on banners. The year before RPHS opened, a committee was created to brainstorm ideas and vote on the final name. Ben Tonthat, an eighth grader at the time, was a representative from Baines Middle School. Representatives, adult and student alike, came together from all over the district to think up the most important element, the name. All the members of this new committee, sat around a big table, and threw around ideas until they had definite contenders. Some top ones were West Point High School, Barack Obama High School, and of course, Ridge Point High School. Ben attended Ridge Point knowing that he helped to pick the name we are so proud of. | Our Name...

5: But where did they find inspiration? Ridge Point didn't just pop into their heads. The idea came from the history of Missouri City and Stafford area. The railroad industry had an impact on the area in the 1800's. In the 1850's, the very first railroad in the area extended all the way to Stafford's Point. There, it served as a shipping dock for the Blue Ridge Oil Field and Salt Mine. The two combined brought economic growth and firsts to the area, bringing in new people and giving way to towns. The Ridge from Blue Ridge and the Point from Stafford's Point shows that our school is the best and that we still have room to grow.

6: Our home. Sienna Plantation, has a rich and colorful history. No one knows the the exact year the first person walked across the ground where we go to school, ride our bikes, and go grocery shopping. The official history starts in the early 1800s, when it was a part of Stephen F. Austin's "Old Three Hundred" colony. It was settled in 1824 by Captains William Hall and David Fitzgerald. Other people that lived their lives in the Sienna area are Jonathan Dawson Waters, J.B. Capels, T.W. House, T.H. Scanlan with his daughters, and the Cenacle Sisters. Many established themselves in Sienna, whether it be farming, ranching, or running a religious retreat. The history of Sienna Plantation has a wide background filled with many different stories waiting to be told. | Sienna Plantation History

7: The first official visitors were the Captains William Hall and David Fitzgerald. They located farms on the east Brazos River, but Fitzgerald died before a staking a claim. His land was eventually bought by J.B. Capels. In 1840, Jonathan D. Waters came in from South Carolina and began planting and enlarging a plantation. His main products were sugar cane and cotton grown from what was known as Waters Plantation, a 6,500 acre farm. Mr. Waters was known for mistreating his 216 slaves and feeding them only corn mush. He was widowed and married again many times. His first wife was Elizabeth Grigsby, and three months after her death, he married Clara Byne. Clara died in May 1860 in Galveston, and to this day her grave can still be seen behind the levee by the Sienna Sports Complex. A memorial and grave is gated in a forest area, shaded by tall trees. His last wife was Clara's sister, who he married by the end of 1860. Jonathan Dawson Waters' life ended in Houston on July 3, 1871 at the age of 63. Jonathan Dawson Waters and several others have made history here in Sienna. Now, it continues to be developed to beet our needs. Today,. new "pioneers" move into the area to enjoy our pristine neighborhood.

8: Today at the ampitheater, you can catch a glimpse of our past. A quick walk will show you sugar kettles used to boil the sugar harvested on the old plantation. You can see the tall bell that was used to call workers to dinner, and later called the Cenacle Sisters to prayer. A shaded structure shows the history of our small town from the early 1800s to present day,featuring a time period on each pillar. | History around Sienna

10: What's Happened | -More Than 1,000 Dead Birds Fall From Sky in Arkansas -Oil rig in the Gulf spews millions of gallons of oil per minute for months -Magnitude 8.9 earthquake and tsunami devastating Japan -Thousands of dead fish wash up in Florida, and Midland, Texas due to the oil spill -A massive thunderstorm front spawned 137 tornadoes, killed at least 180 people, and mangled sections of Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, and Huntsville, Alabama -Major Mississippi flooding, destroys many homes

11: This year | Haiti Earthquake The Haiti earthquake occurred around the 12th of January, 2010. This earthquake had a magnitude of 7.0 Mw and its epicenter was near the town of Leogane. Within the next 12 days i.e. within 24th of January, there were at least 52 aftershocks, each shock measuring around 4.5 and plus on the Richter scale. Roughly 3 million people were affected and 230,000 people had died, 1,000,000 people were homeless and the loss to property was immense. All sorts of communication was hampered.

12: swagg | LOL | I <3 YOU! | LIKE . . LIKE | This is what a typical teen conversation sounded like in 2011. | ttyl | I'm Jelly | That'sAwk!

13: Sup? | that's BEAST! | COOL | wanna chill? | I D K ! | Like. . LIKE. .? | Dude! | what's up? | BOSS

14: Victoria's Secret Pink, Juicy Couture, Boobies bracelets, UGGs, Toms, Miss Me Jeans, Forever 21, James Avery Jewelry, Vera Bradley bags, Hollister, and rhinestone lanyards | TOP FASHION TRENDS

15: Pink, Lady Gaga, Avril Lavigne, Eminem, Rihanna, Ke$ha, Black Eyed Peas, Justin Beiber, TaylorSwift, Lil' Wayne, and Drake | TOP MUSIC ARTISTS

16: Movies!!! | Fast Five, Toy Story 3, Rio, Tangled, Black Swan, Beastly, Roommate, Easy A, Something Borrowed Inception, Justin Bieber Never Say Never, The Hangover

17: TV Shows | Glee, Wipeout, American Idol, Dancing with the Stars, Secret Life of the American Teenager, Jersey Shore, Teen Mom, Pretty Little Liars, Cake Boss, 30 Rock, True Blood, Vampire Diaries, CSI

18: 2010 FUN FACTS | THE 19th FIFA WORLD CUP was held in Africa for the first time. The Netherlands lost to Spain. | Popular technology: iPhone and iPad | The 2010 Winter Olympics went on in Vancouver, Canada | President: Barack Obama

19: Average Gas Price in Texas: $3.707 | Color of the year: Turquoise | A gallon of milk cost: $2.79 | Movie Ticket Cost: $ 10:00 | Cost of a stamp: 44 cents | Most visited website: FACEBOOK beats GOOGLE | Times person of the year: Mark Zuckerberg, the creator of facebook | Super Bowl XLV The Green Bay Packers defeated Pittsburgh Stealers at the Cowboys stadium in Arlington, Texas

20: 80's Day

21: Crazy Day

22: Battle of

23: the Classes


26: 0 | HOMECOMING Game and Dance

27: 34 | 7

28: Students are offered a time in the middle of the day to hang out with friends and get something to eat. On Thursdays, we enjoyed a special treat, Chick-Fil-A! Pizza from Papa John's was available on Fridays. One of the special things about Ridge Point is that we had the opportunity to sit outside under the umbrellas. This patio also served our first end of the year dance.

29: Lunch Time!

30: Alice in Wonderland | Ridge Point made history with the first play...Alice in Wonderland. The auditorium was open for only two months before the show! When show time came around, the audience enjoyed watching Alice meet the Mad Hatter, March Hare, the Cheshire Cat, and the caterpillar. The techies ran the show behind the scenes, like props and makeup. Cast and crew put on a total of four shows with the help of director and theater teacher Mrs. Andrews.

32: Working Hard... | Our school wouldn't be anywhere without our first year's staff. School is a place to learn but more importantly a place to feel comfortable. Without our wonderful teachers school would just be school. They make Ridge Point High School the home of the panthers.

33: ...All the Time

34: Clubs Around School

35: Part of what makes our school fun and interesting are all the different clubs that make it up. There is a club for everyone, from art to band to student council.

36: 7:20 A.M. ENTRY BELL 7:30-8:20 1st 8:25-9:15 2nd 9:20-10:10 3rd 10:15-11:05 4th 11:10-12:40 5th or 11:40-12:40 5th 11:10-11:40 A Lunch 12:10-12:40 B Lunch 12:45-1:35 6th 1:40-2:30 7th | Ridge Point Bell Schedule

38: RIDGE POINT HIGH SCHOOL ALMA MATER As I grow through the ages there's a place that warms my heart. Panther pride fills my memory forever I'm part. As I travel through all time, as my life passes by I will remember Ridge Point High My Ridge Point High!

40: Dear Future Ridge Point Students, We want you to know how special our first year at RidgePoint was. This first year flew by so fast. We had our first day of school, our first spirit week, first newcoming game, first newcoming dance, first fundraiser, first beef cake game, first panther fest, first win, first play, first performance. Everything that happened was a first for Ridge Point! We were so lucky that we had such great staff and students, they completed our school. We want to ask you to take pride in RPHS, work hard, respect your teachers, and if you do that we gaurantee you will have fun and be rewarded! We want to ask you to continue our legacy in making Ridge Point the best possible school it can be.

41: The Creators | Hope Casper | Dymond Rose Buford | Jacquelyn Kellar | I am Jacquelyn Kellar and I am part of the first freshman class of 2010-2011. I love theater, Student Council, and making the yearbook. It's great to be able to be involved and leave my paw print at RPHS. | My name is Hope Casper and I am part of the first graduating class at RPHS (sophomore). I am on the swim team, and I love photography! I am so blessed that I was given the privilege to go here, where I have met wonderful faculty and friends! | My name is DyMondRose Buford. No, Rose isn't my middle name but yes, its a part of my first. As you can see right off the bat I'm a unique person. I love to dance and is currently a part of Ridge Points first ever dance team. I'm also on student council and is the Marketing Editor for the 2010-2011 yearbook. I like to be involved in all these clubs because it really shows my character.

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