Belong. Inspire. Grow.
Straight from the Hardt
Hello Ridgeline Families- It was an interesting week for me personally as this was the most time I have been out of the building since we opened. If felt very strange, but also good to be reminded that I have an amazing team around me who continues to take care of business when I’m gone! For two days this week I was part of a team who is responsible for synthesizing input from stakeholder groups for the purpose of drafting our district 5 year Strategic Plan. The team is comprised of staff, students, parents, and community members. We were fortunate to have four “Ridgeline” people represented, see my picture with Mason, Bella, and Mrs. Nielsen. This work was highly involved and the facilitator pushed the team to make difficult decisions and focus in on what our stakeholders seem to value most. I was very proud of our student reps, Mason and Bella. While I didn’t get to work in the same group with them, I listened to them share out loud and heard compliments from the other adults in the room. Plus, they gave up two school days to commit to this work and will have some additional responsibilities to follow up on.
Our athletic teams are competing fiercely in the league. Gymnastics got our first team win! Wrestling won an intense match vs LC on Senior Night. The blackout theme was a hit and we had our largest student section to cheer on the team.
Please take a look at the “Sense of Belonging” survey tucked down a ways in the newsletter. I want to bring it to your attention because, 1) it’s a survey, and 2) it’s an important survey for Ridgeline because it aligns closely with our mission- Belong. Inspire. Grow. We will encourage all students to participate in the survey on Tuesday, in Advisory.
We are into our last week of the 1st Semester. Finals are on Thursday and Friday and all work needs to be turned in and completed this week. Please stress that with your student.
Just to take the edge off, it looks like we’re doing a “comfy” themed spirit week next week. That’s a great idea from our ASB/Leadership kids!
Lots of great celebrations and info about coming events in today’s Flyer. Don’t miss out!
Make it a great weekend! –Mr. Hardt
Congratulations, Christopher Mahn: National Merit Commended Scholar!
Each year, 1.5 million high school students take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). Of that 1.5 million, approximately 50,000 earn scores high enough to achieve national recognition. Approximately 34,000 qualify as Commended Scholars, 16,000 as Semifinalists, and 15,000 (of the 16,000), advance to Finalist status, with 7250 winning National Merit Scholarship awards. The process is exceptionally competitive, and recognition on any of these levels is prestigious. Ridgeline High School and its entire campus community wish to congratulate Senior Christopher Mahn on being named Ridgeline High School’s first ever National Merit Commended Scholar!
Spring College Fairs
With the current seniors now deeply immersed in the college admission season, it’s now time to turn our attention to the underclassmen! Each year, the National Association for College Admission Counseling hosts in-person and virtual college fairs across the US. While there are no in-person, NACAC-sponsored fairs in Spokane this spring, there are virtual fairs in which interested juniors, sophomores, and freshmen can get a head-start on their college exploration processes. To register, have your student access this link, navigate to the “Virtual” tab in the middle of the page, and complete the registration for the virtual fair s/he wishes to attend. If you and/or your student have questions, please contact Mr. Spraggins (firstname.lastname@example.org).
More FAFSA Completion Support
If you and your senior are looking for another opportunity for help with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the Spokane chapter of Executive Women International will co-sponsor two events with the College Success Foundation over the next six weeks. Please see the flyer below for more information.
Running Start/Dual Credit Night: Save the Date!
For current sophomores and juniors who wish to participate in Running Start for the 2023-24 academic year, the application window for the programs at Spokane Falls Community College, Spokane Community College, and Eastern Washington University will soon open. If you and/or your student would like more information about both these programs and the additional dual credit options available through Advanced Placement, please plan to attend the virtual informational meeting on the evening of Thursday, February 2, at 6:30 PM. Below, you will find the Zoom link you need to access the meeting. If you have questions, please contact your student’s grade-level counselor or Mr. Spraggins (email@example.com).
Zoom Link for February 2, Running Start/Dual Credit Meeting:
Falcon Fashion Show...save the date!
Purchase your inaugural Falcon Formal Fashion Show Tickets online in advance for $5, or $7 at the door. Thank you for your support of the Ridgeline Business Club, DECA, FBLA and the Friends of Liberty Lake Organizations.
Wrestling won 47-30 over LC last night. Travis A, Gavin S, Tyson R, Camden H, Josiah K, Brayden P and Preston W all won their matches. Special thank you to Kevin Egeland for taking pictures and a shoutout to all the students who came and cheered!
History was made this week with our Ridgeline gymnastics team. Both JV and Varsity placed first out of six other teams! Bella Delarosa placed first on floor, second on vault, court on bars, and sixth on beam, earning third place in the All Around division. Julianne Stevenson placed first on Beam, third on vault, seventh on bars, and earned fourth place in the All Around division. KJ Haneke placed fifth on beam and Trynity VanGelder placed 9th. Fourth on bars for Bella DeLaRosa.
Boys Basketball & Cheer Team Senior Night
January 27th will be the Boys Basketball team and the Cheer team Senior Night versus the Mead Panthers. We encourage our students, families, and community to come support our seniors and their teams. Both the boys and girls teams will be playing (Boys Freshman 4:00, Girls Varsity/Boys JV 5:30, Boys Varsity/Girls JV 7:00).
Spring Musical- Wizard of Oz
It’s Spring Musical time! Auditions for Wizards of OZ coming up and sign up sheets on theatre doors and packets available in the office! Auditions will be Feb 6th & 7th
Our Falcon artists did an incredible job replicating some famous pieces of artwork! Here are some pieces by Addi Oey, Gracie Munro, Serenity Cline, Lydia Hatch, Jade Green, and Kali Rothrock
Early Childhood Education and Careers in Education class- special guest speaker!
Ms. Teri from Liberty Lake Children’s Academy joined us in Early Childhood Education and Careers in Education class as a guest speaker. Ms. Teri described the importance of playing to learn, engaging various areas of development, and opportunities in the early childhood education career. As a bonus, Ms. Teri brought homemade play dough for students. Thank you, Ms. Teri and Liberty Lake Children’s Academy.
The culmination of the personal brand focus in Graphic Arts was for students to use their previously created Adobe Illustrator brand word clouds, and Canva mood boards, to create a personal logo and tagline reflecting their personal "brand" identity using Adobe Illustrator CC. They have done a great job of portraying who they are through these original creations, their combination mark logos. Well done graphic designers!
Senior Tribute Ads for Yearbook: Deadline extended to Feb. 6
Senior Tribute Ads for Yearbook: Deadline extended to Feb. 6
We have limited spaces remaining for purchasing a senior tribute ad.
Have extra-curricular photos, family, special pictures or additional portraits of your senior you'd like to share? Use the attached link to purchase a senior tribute ad for our yearbook, Eyrié, Volume 2.
Tributes vary in size and price. Parents and guardians get to choose the layout, photos and write a special message.
Please be advised that yearbook staff members will not edit spelling or crop pictures, and the administration does reserve the right to refuse tributes due to inappropriateness.
SPIRIT WEEK- January 23rd-January 27th
Our spirit week is coming up!!!
Monday: PJ Day
Tuesday: Sweatpants Day
Wednesday: Slippers/ Comfy Shoes
Thursday: Sweatshirt Day
Friday: Comfy Day
1st Semester Finals- January 26th & 27th
Masquerade Formal Dance- February 11th
Tickets for Senior GRAD Night- $85 each
Calling all parents!
The Galentine Event, 2/4/23 is held in the tasting room at Trailbreaker Cider in Liberty Lake and therefore ticket sales are limited. The theme is Wear Red for Ridgeline, but the dress code can be as fancy or as simple as your comfort level. Tickets cost $50 per person and gives you access to the auction, dessert bites, mingling and Valentine themed selfie wall, as well as a drink ticket for any beverage. The whole intent of fundraising for RHS Grad Night 2023 is to ensure that costs are covered for a fun and safe event for every member of the graduating class who would like to attend.
Class of 2023 Graduation
Digital Job Boards
Just a reminder to keep checking the Digital Jobs Board on our Ridgeline Web Site under Counseling and Careers for job openings and internships. New postings have been added this week! Job boards are linked in our Instagram Bio, too!
Do you own a business that is hiring? We would love to add your job posting to our CVSD Digital Jobs Board, all of our CVSD students have access to this! Please email the information to Kelli Demarest at firstname.lastname@example.org and due to district email issues, please also email email@example.com!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
- Next Training Date: February 2023
- Program Start Date: As early as the end of February 2023
Parent Information for Sense of Belonging Survey
Just a reminder to please call ahead for appointments and other excused absences to help make sure teachers and students are aware. Our attendance line is 24/7 so feel free to leave a message! Parent notes to request an early dismissal for an appointment can also be given to the office ahead of time