Mountain Ridge will continue to offer Strings classes to all 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students in the 2014/2015 school year. These classes are held twice a week for 45 minutes, either before school starts, or right after school. Students have the choice of practicing/learning to play the violin, viola, or cello. Classes and the method book are free. Parents are responsible for providing the instrument. Renting is affordable and there are a limited number of instruments from the orchestra program. The new strings teacher will be available at orientation on Wednesday, August 13. Application forms for Strings are available in the main office at Mountain Ridge or online.