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Straight from the Hardt
Hello Ridgeline Families-- we’re quickly counting down to the end of the year and this is a time when it’s sometimes hard to keep track of what is happening next around here. The newsletter is a primary source of information for you all year, and definitely a must read in the final month of the school year.
I had a realization on Tuesday when we met with all the seniors for a brief meeting in the theater. We have never had the senior class all together at the same time in the same place the entire year. We tried with the class picture and our Tuesday meeting, but inevitably there are conflicts and absences with the seniors. That’s what make Graduation Day so significant. I look forward to that one final moment in time when it’s nearly 100% guaranteed to have all the seniors in the same place at the same time.
We had an amazing Job Fair here at Ridgeline yesterday with over 40 employers on hand to talk with our students. It was powerful and very exciting to see the opportunities available. Thank you to Mrs. Kelli Demarest for organizing this fantastic event!
Parents are invited if you want to participate in our blood drive held here next week! Got an hour or two and some extra blood? You can donate it to a good cause! Friday, May 26. Registration details below.
Also mark your calendar for the Staff vs. Students softball game on June 1. It’s as much of a celebration of community as it is a softball game. Food trucks are available, so bring the whole family out to the Ridgeline ballpark for a fun evening!
More to come on events and activities each week, keep checking the Falcon Flyer, Social Media, and the RHS Website.
It’s a pleasure to work with you and your students to help make Ridgeline the best high school we can be!
Make it a great weekend! --Mr. Hardt
Summer School 2023
Summer School 2023 (Credit Recovery, Online Credit Advancement/CVVL, and Spokane Valley Tech)—All information can be found at this link😊. Register ASAP. If you have any questions, contact your student’s counselor.
Parents of current seniors, we are planning a very special night of celebration for you and your graduate. To help, we would love for you to send pictures of your child growing up (baby to today), 4-5 pictures -- group pics with other graduates in it, are highly encouraged! We hope you will be able to join us at “Dear Parents,” night on June 5th at 6:30pm!
Have a Budding Journalists?
Is your student interested in someday joining the ranks of those who do the hard but necessary work of keeping the rest of us well-informed? If your answer to that question is "yes" the Spokesman Review might have the optimal opportunity!
The Teen Journalism Institute is literally a one-of-a-kind opportunity, offering 16-18 year-old high school students the chance to become paid interns (only US newspaper that offers this), working alongside established journalists in our region. This summer program begins June 26, and will run for eight weeks. The application is now open and is due June 9 (though, notably, the Spokesman will offer early applications preference).
For more information, please access this link!
Washington Business Week Registration Now Open!
Washington Business week offers 14-18 year-old high school students opportunities to participate in programs (virtual and in-person) that teach the fundamentals of business while offering valuable job skills. There is a cost to the program, but financial aid is available and no student will be denied access to these programs due to cost. If your student is interested, s/he may speak to Ms. Demarest and access the attached program and tuition assistance links.
Do you have a current junior preparing to apply to college next fall?
If your answer to the above question is “yes”, please save the date and plan to join Mr. Spraggins (email@example.com) and Ms. McMurtrey (firstname.lastname@example.org) for a college exploration and admission session on Thursday, June 1, following the student/staff softball game. In addition to the college exploration and admission processes, we will be joined by the Gonzaga University Financial Aid Director, Sarah Everitt, who will outline the financial aid process (i.e. FAFSA filing, scholarship searches, and other financial aid topics). If you have questions, please contact Mr. Spraggins.
Community Penny Drive- May 20th
Lions Club All-GSL Awards Luncheon
Seniors Isabella Kelp and Cambrea Lombardo capped the speech and debate season at the Lions Club All-GSL Awards Luncheon, held at the Corbin Senior Center on May 16. Several awards were given to various students and schools throughout the GSL. Cambrea was honored with a 3rd place Senior Award, which is voted upon by the GSL coaches.
The Spokane Central Lions Club and its members have hosted the annual luncheon since 1961.
Ridgeline Business Club
Ridgeline DECA and FBLA seniors at their end of year celebration at Red Robin on Monday night. Congrats Business Club seniors on your great accomplishments! You will be missed!
Summer Youth Camps- now open for registration
Falcon Families- we have a variety of Summer Youth Camps now open for registration!
Don't miss out on one of the fun options!
Spring Mini Cheer Camp (K-7th graders)- Registration open
Falcon Spring Mini Cheer Camp!
Monday, May 22, 6-8 pm (Showcase at 7:45 pm!)
Open to CURRENT K-7th graders!
All campers will learn a cheer routine and 5-7th graders will learn stunt techniques. All campers receive a t-shirt and poms!
*Registration: May 15-21 or until camp is full. Cost is $45 per camper. We will take up to 110 campers.
Boys Youth Basketball Camps
Ridgeline Boys Basketball is excited to be hosting two Youth Basketball Camps this summer for grades 4-8. We will offer these two camps at Ridgeline High School, with the first being June 19 - 21 and the second being July 24 - 26.
Interested in Summer Wrestling?
FIrst come, first serve- Yearbooks on sale $60 (limited quantity)
If you haven't purchased your yearbook yet, there will be some available (first come, first serve) in the Business Office for $60!
The Community Garden
The Community Garden is in full swing! We started planting Wednesday night and will continue on Saturday from 6-8pm. See Ms. Larsen in C109 if you'd like to come check it out! The garden runs all summer, and you get to eat what you grow!
Multicultural Night- Join Us TONIGHT, May 19th from 5-7pm
Our Diversity Club is planning a Multicultural Night event.
We are part of an all-district event this year, and it's taking place tonight, Friday, May 19th from 5-7 pm in the Central Valley High School commons area. CV, Ridgeline, and U-Hi are representing our many cultures found within our student bodies. We are sharing cultural food, dance performances, and will have a fashion show! This is a FREE event for the whole community, so students, parents, and community members are encouraged to come celebrate with us!
Ridgeline Band General Meeting- Calling all Regiment Parents!
Save the date... Staff vs. Students Softball Game- June 1st
Please join us for our 2nd annual Staff vs. Students softball game on Thursday, June 1st! We will have Madfire Kitchen & Catering and Ben & Jerry's food trucks to enjoy. This is a FREE Community event. Invite your friends & family for a fun event!
Yard Signs now available for order! Get one for your graduating Falcon today! (Deadline May 19th)
Senior Parents: The RHS Booster Club is selling yard signs to celebrate your senior! These signs look awesome in front yards throughout all our neighborhoods! You will definitely want to get one for your senior – the inaugural class of RHS!
Let’s go BIG for our Falcons!
Signs are $25
Deadline is May 19th
Please contact email@example.com if you have any questions!
PROM tickets on sale- $40 in the Business Office
Tuxedo Rental -$50 off at the Tuxedo Gallery
Cap & Gown pick up- May 25th during both lunches
2023 Grad Night
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