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Straight from the Hardt
Hello Ridgeline Families- We’re back! After enjoying a bit of a break last week, it was nice to come back and get to see everyone and hear stories about how time was spent during spring break.
This is the start of the home-stretch. It’s not a time to coast, there is still a good deal of learning to be done and we will be working hard to keep our students engaged and motivated.
Even though the year has gone by quickly, it is important, especially for our seniors, to slow down and enjoy their final few months of high school. They’ve lived through and experienced four years unlike any other.
Hopefully, they will make the most of every moment. I smiled today when I overheard our student office aides working out their plans for the Senior Prom. They had a sticky note with checks beside names of people in their group--figuring out who their date might be…
So, I want to highlight a couple topics in today’s Flyer. First, Hidden In Plain Sight- this presentation walks you through a teenagers bedroom and shows you how evidence of mental health issues or substance abuse issues may be right under your nose. I’ve heard good things about it, but haven’t been to one yet. The next chance to attend is this coming Monday, April 17, at University High School, 5:30pm. You must Register In Advance, the link is below.
Don’t wait to get your tickets for the WIZARD OF OZ! Tickets are on sale now—this is going to be a great show! Get it done today, easy click on the link below.
Finally, on Monday night we honored our Ridgeline Spokane Scholar nominees (pictured left to right: Callen Johnson, Hannah Lind, Elise Wirthlin, Brock Brito, Christopher Mahn, and Alexandra Tate). These amazing students represented our school and community with great pride. Read on for more info about the night. Make it a great weekend! --Mr. Hardt
PNACAC College Fair!
Next Wednesday, April 19, the Pacific Northwest Association for College Admission Counseling (PNACAC) will host a college fair from 5:30 – 7:30 at the Spokane Convention Center in downtown Spokane. Interested students should access the following link to learn more about the event and to pre-register for a StriveScan barcode (streamlines the information-sharing aspect of the fair). If you or your students have questions, please contact Mr. Spraggins (email@example.com).
Youth Leadership Spokane Application Now Open!
Established in 1996 and following in the decades-long tradition of Leadership Spokane, Youth Leadership Spokane is a 10-month, civic leadership program for Spokane-area youth who will be sophomores, juniors, or seniors during the 2023-24 academic year. To learn more, access the following link. Students interested in applying can access the application here.
Production & Manufacturing Institute Opportunity
If your student is interested in a manufacturing/production career, and s/he will be a junior or senior during the 2023-24 academic year, the Manufacturing Institute may represent a good opportunity! The application is now open (closing May 10) for a 3-week, intensive hands-on program July 10-28. For more information, scan the QR code in the flyer below!
Junior Health Scholar Program
If your student harbors interest in a healthcare career, the Junior Health Scholar program sponsored by Multicare may represent a good opportunity to learn about patient care in hands-on fashion. To learn more about a program that select Ridgeline High School students are already taking advantage of, scan the QR code in the flyer below!
HBPA Graduate & Young Scholar Recognition Ceremony
Each year, the Hispanic Business/Professional Association partners with Spokane Community College to honor the graduations and academic accomplishments of HBPA Young Scholars. This year’s celebration will be held on May 4, and the deadline for securing your student’s place is April 27. For more information, please call or text 509-557-0566.
Ridgeline was represented at the Spokane Scholars banquet. It is a prestigious annual event celebrating academic achievement of amazing students from 28 schools across the area. We had 6 Scholars in the areas of English, Fine Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and World Languages.
Ridgeline's Brock Brito won the $1000 scholarship in Social Studies and Chris Mahn won the $1000 scholarship in English.
Congratulations to all of our Scholars!
Spokane Scholars banquet celebrates outstanding high school seniors with 'drive for lifelong learning'
News > Education April 10, 2023 Updated Mon., April 10, 2023 at 10:02 p.m. Neha Kommareddy, of Central Valley High School, reacts to winning a $4,000 award in mathematics during the Spokane Scholars Foundation's 31st annual awards celebration held Monday at the Spokane Convention Center.
Congratulations Kaydin Renken
Congratulations to our Falcon Poets who represented Ridgeline at the all Spokane Regional Poetry Slam.
Allie Aitken, Ava Bryant, and Kharma Gentry all made it to the final round during the competition. We are so proud of their amazing performances!
RHS Dance Team
Are you or someone you know interested in being a part of the Ridgeline dance team? We are inviting RHS students AND current 8th graders to come to our FREE prep classes prior to our auditions for the 2023-2024 season! These classes will get you used to the dance team style prior to auditions so you will feel comfortable and confident heading into auditions. Prep classes will be in the RHS gymnastics room 4/22 and 4/29 from 9-11am! Google classroom code: de3kzra
with more info! If you have questions feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org! Go Falcons!
ASB Elections- Bell Schedule
Honor Society Celebration- May 1st from 6:30-7:30pm
Interested in Colorguard?
Interested in trying out for Colorguard? Open call on May 1, 2, & 3rd from 3:30-6:30pm in the RHS Gym! All are welcome!
Wizard of Oz...Tickets are now on sale!
Job Skills with the Sophomores this week!
Did you know that 93% of our communication effectiveness in an interview comes from nonverbal communication skills such as tone of voice and body language? This is just one of the many facts Mrs. Demarest shared to prepare the Class of 2025 for the upcoming May 18th Ridgeline Job Fair. The sophomore class spent their history period one day this week learning about the most current trends in job searches and resumes. The best part was watching them practice their interview skills with the speed interview activity. They practiced webby handshakes, eye contact, commonly asked interview questions, and focused on demonstrating good nonverbal communication skills. They also now know that a functional resume is the best structure to use for high school students with limited job experience.
IMPORTANT! All sophomores, juniors, and seniors, are encouraged to create/update their resumes to share at the May 18th Job Fair. This is the perfect opportunity to find that dream summer job, or post-high school job! We currently have about 45 amazing local employers committed to being there for our Falcons! There will also be internships, and volunteer opportunities as well.
Senior Prom- June 3rd
Tickets for Senior GRAD Night- $85 each
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 email@example.com and due to district email issues, please also email firstname.lastname@example.org!
Falcons, if you are starting to think about finding a summer job, have no fear! WE’VE GOT YOU! Back by popular demand, the Ridgeline Job Fair is coming up on May 18th during the school day. All seniors, juniors, and sophomores will be attending. Update your resumes, and if you need help getting a resume ready, see Mrs. Demarest in E202, or Mr. Spraggins in the counseling center. Be ready to possibly interview on the spot for the job openings these employers are looking to fill.
STEM Engineering & Construction Camp being held at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois from July 16th – 22nd.
*Eligible for rising sophomores, juniors, or seniors as of Fall 2023
State Testing Information
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