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Straight from the Hardt
Hello Ridgeline Families--
Our long-anticipated VERDE LOCO month has finally arrived! Festivities kicked off in full-swing at our spirit assembly March 1.
We were treated to amazing performances by Ridgeline Indoor Percussion (RIP), cheer, dance, and a surprise combined dance party with cheerleaders and staff. Our girls basketball team was recognized officially by a representative from Les Schwab for being selected as Team of the Month in December! And there was the rubber ducky situation… It was a showcase of talent, even some of the staff displayed impressive moves! Thank you to our ASB officers and leadership for putting this on for us!
All week students have been preparing for the hallway decorating contest, and this morning was the BIG reveal! The judges were super impressed by the effort of our students. If you’re at the school or dropping off the kids, you should swing inside and see how festive and fun the school is. Our pictures don’t really do it justice. The themes for this year were: 9th-- Top Green (Top Gun); 10th--Green Girls (Mean Girls); 11th--The Green Barrier Reef (Great Barrier Reef, Ocean); 12th--Green Eggs and Ham (Dr. Seuss with a green spin).
Don’t forget to support our business partners and SHOP LOCO when you’re out and about ALL month long!
Join us Tuesday night for Powder Puff Football! Over 120 guys and gals are gearing up for what should be an awkward display of “athleticism” and “grace” (I’m talking about you boys who are posing as cheerleaders!) Come see our girls show off their tough side as they go against one another to try and move that ball up the field!
The game coincides with Future Falcon Family Night. Current 8th graders and their parents will have an opportunity to check out Ridgeline programs, activities, athletics—you name it, during our Open House style event. Tours are available and encouraged.
A couple other highlights for me the past week were a podcast I recorded with Mr. Schilb’s class and cheering on our first team to compete in the Civics Bowl, moderated and filmed at the KSPS studio.
Way down at the bottom of the Flyer are our social media and Youtube links. Join them today to stay connected and see all the great things happening at your kids school!
Make it a great weekend! --Mr. Hardt
Join us as we celebrate our students and the incredible community we live/work in! Special thanks to the local businesses who have chosen to partner with our booster club in support of the Falcons. Keep your eyes out for amazing deals and contributions from these generous partners! (also- if you are a business who doesn't want to miss being a part of this, please contact email@example.com ) #shoploco #welocoyou
Future Falcons (Current 8th graders)
Future Falcons (current 8th graders living inside RHS boundaries) you are invited, with your parents, to come to an open house event just for you! You can talk to our departments about course offerings, learn about our activities and athletics, and take a tour of our amazing building! All visitors will receive a FREE admission ticket to the First Annual RHS Powderpuff Football Game in the stadium – starts at 6:30pm that night! Come join us at one of our many Verde Loco activities! We are collecting cans of food as well and appreciate donations!
Running Start: Mandatory Meeting Make-ups
Last week, Ridgeline hosted a mandatory meeting for all new Running Start student participants and their families, and counselors explored more deeply the nature of the program, its finer details, and the responsibilities associated with participation. If you were unable to make the meeting and your student wishes to participate as a new Running Start student during the 23-24 academic year, please contact his/her grade-level counselor to schedule an individual meeting for you and your student. Your student’s grade-level counselor will sign-off on his/her application documents once this meeting is complete. If you have questions and/or you would like to schedule your meeting, please contact Mrs. McMurtrey (firstname.lastname@example.org 11th grade) or Mrs. Fuller (email@example.com 10th grade).
If you would like to review the information presented at last week’s meeting and/or dual credit-Advanced Placement (AP) information one of our AP teachers, Mrs. Teske, offered to students and parents during a virtual meeting several weeks ago, please access the links provided.
Interested in University of Washington’s Medical School Someday?
The University of Washington School of Medicine in Spokane will host a preview event for high school students to learn about what a “day in the life” of a UW med student looks like on Friday, April 21, from 3:00 – 5:00 PM. This event will fill rapidly, so interested students should register ASAP!
Verde Loco Kick off Assembly!
1st Annual PowderPuff Football Game
DECA state in Bellevue! Students attended opening ceremony last night with over 4300 other students from schools across our state! Getting excited for competition day!
ASB Officer Applications
ASB Officer Applications will be available on March 13. Only Sophomores and Juniors may apply. Watch for QR codes in the commons.
Ridgeline Indoor Showcase- FREE community event: Tuesday, March 14th
Come celebrate performers from the Central Valley School District’s three comprehensive high schools: Central Valley HS, Ridgeline HS and University HS. Various percussion programs and colorguard programs will share their 2023 productions. It’s going to a be a great night.
Celebrate with us in the RHS Gymnasium on Tuesday, March 14th , doors open at 6:30pm - and it is FREE to everyone!
Verde Loco Food Drive- food collection March 13th-24th
Save the date for RHS Cheer tryouts
March 20-23, 6-8:30 pm, RHS main gym -- **Incoming 9-12 graders welcome to try out
Final Forms open 3/14-3/20 and must be complete to participate in clinics and tryout!
Cheer Tryout Google Class code: 4tbozbi
Junior Statesman of America club (JSA) competed in our first-ever regional Civics Bowl! Moderated and Filmed at KSPS TV. We took on LC High, but won’t know the results until the show airs in early April…stay tuned for more details! Congrats to team members:
Hannah Lind – alternate
Coach: Brittany Bergman
Stay tuned: Official air date for Civics Bowl is March 20, 2023 at 7:00 pm on KSPS
Tracks for Success
If you or someone in your family has a disability, you might want to check out the upcoming free event called Tracks for Success. It is designed to support students and their families members with disabilities find employment, benefits, financial planning and help connect with other available services.
Wizard of Oz... coming soon!
Class of 2023- Valedictorian & Salutatorian
Congrats to the top academic students in our first graduating class! 4.0 GPA, more than 7 AP courses and top SAT scores-- They have earned it! Brock and Abigail, we are so proud to have you lead the Falcon class of 2023!
Tickets for Senior GRAD Night- $85 each
Class of 2023 Graduation
Free & Reduced Meal Application
Free and Reduced meal application regular free and reduced-price meal program.
Want to add money to your student's meal plan? It's easy! Click the link below!
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!
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