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March 13

Teen Arts Trip!


March 20

Mr. Fabian will be joining us once again as a culmination to our Holocaust Unit.  Mr. Fabian was a child survivor of the Holocaust and has an important story to tell!  Please dress to impress!


 March 22!!!

The Little Mermaid:  BCHS 

Be sure to get your permission slips in for the trip taking place on Friday, 3/22 

This trip will take place in the morning!  But you can make it a fun day ALL day!  Purchase your ticket for a 

Fun Day afternoon that benefits water for South Sudan! 



April 1st!

Our Hawks Baseball team will be practicing all week!  First game is set to take place on Monday, April 1st! (No Joke!) Come out and cheer on your team!

Girl's softball tryouts begin next week! 















Welcome to Ms. Howgate's Homepage! 


This is my ninth year teaching at Ridgway Middle School.  I have been in Edgewater Park School District since September 2001.  Each year at Ridgway is a new adventure!  This coming year is no exception!  I am co-teaching ALL 8th grade!  I am excited to be working with Ms. Reilly in 8th grade Social Studies and Mrs. Tecce in 8th grade Language Arts!   


A Little About me ...

I  am a certified Special Education and Elementary teacher with an MA in technology. I graduated with my BA from HFU and received my Masters from Walden University.  I am a mother of two grown sons and a pack of rescue pups.  I love music, sports, travel, coffee, and dogs!  



CONTACT INFORMATION:  Because I am moving from room to room the best way to contact me is through email. I check my email every day.

I also use a program called REMIND. Remind allows me to push out reminders regarding homework and projects through text messages.  Once you sign up, you and or your child can receive reminders to help keep on track. It also allows you to message me back and receive individual responses.

Using your phone's browser go to this link:

follow the instructions and you will be prompted to enter a code:


That's it! 





My Rescue pups ... Lacey Lou ...Toby, Jay La'Rue, Jet