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Straight from the Hardt
Hello Ridgeline Families—
You’ve got to get out and see You Can’t Take It With You. My profile pic today is with Alaynna Bell and Owen Haines, cast as Mr. and Mrs. Kirby. I’d describe Mr. Kirby as a Wall Street Tycoon who spent his life making money at the expense of his happiness. What I enjoyed most about the play is each character was so unique and our actors nailed their roles! The play is set in the 1930’s and is filled with plot twists, relatable family dysfunction, humor, and concludes with, what I would describe as, an uplifting ending that might make you think about your own life! For only $8/seat, and every seat is a great seat, it’s a steal—and well worth it!
Winter Sports season has arrived and that means we’ll be spending the next four months mostly indoors. High school sports are a great place to learn important skills of teamwork, effort, dealing with adversity, managing success, and much more. When I separate the game or competition from the intangibles of sport it reminds me that we always take something away and learn from the experience. You know they say athletics and competition can bring out the best and the worst in a person. Same is true for us parents. I made a huge mistake one time, that I regret, when I texted my sons basketball coach during the game or right after asking if we were just trying to lose? Nothing positive came from it. And I 100% knew better than to do that, I’ve been a coach, I’ve been a school administrator-- and I did it anyways. Hopeful my story can prevent another parent from making the same mistake.
We get occasional reports of “questionable” social media sites that appear to be Ridgeline sites. Here’s some things parents and students can do.
- RHS sponsored pages won’t feature questionable content. Our primary links are at the end of the newsletter.
- Just because page has our logo and name doesn’t mean its associated with us and often times these are anonymously posted and hard to track down responsible parties.
- The more people who report these sites to the appropriate social media platform the better chance they get taken down.
- As always, please continue to report any information to administration.
Looking ahead to next week, we have two full days and a half day Wednesday before Thanksgiving. A detailed bell schedule is below.
Thank you for your support and sharing your great kids with us every day.
Make it a great weekend! --Mr. Hardt
Student Services News
United States Military Academy at West Point Cadet, Jack Dean, will be at RHS on Tuesday, November 22, during 3rd period (10:10). Cadet Dean is a 2020 graduate of Mead High School and is home for the holidays to share his experiences of West Point and the admission process. In a departure from standard practice, this visit is open to juniors and SOPHOMORES, and Mr. Spraggins invited both groups to complete the registration sent out via Google Classroom earlier this week. The reason for the departure is because the West Point admission process begins during the junior year. Registration and signed passes will be required to attend. Please direct any questions you and/or your student may have to Mr. Spraggins (firstname.lastname@example.org).
As many of you with current seniors likely know, Ridgeline students are now deep into the college admission season, and colleges and universities are admitting more and more of them with each passing week. Below is a word cloud (the larger the school name, the more students have been admitted to that school) that represents a snippet of the schools to which Ridgeline seniors have been admitted. Each week, Mr. Spraggins will add to this list, as your seniors share with him their admit decisions. Please encourage them to complete the Admitted! Google form as they collect their admission decisions, and we will keep this list growing! If you or your student have questions, please contact Mr. Spraggins (email@example.com).
Sophomore or Juniors- Interested in NEWtech Skill Center?
If you have a Sophomore or Junior interested in learning more about the NEWtech Skill Center, they can sign up for a "Welcome Wednesday" visit by filling out this Google form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScyACJ04EoKm6on2DbMveHzEf6RlrtBuGdJ4oGUD_V2CaQfNQ/view.
“Welcome Wednesdays” allow students to learn about the opportunities available at NEWTech. Students select three programs to explore during their selected “Welcome Wednesday”. Your student will spend some time learning about NEWTech and then about 30 minutes in each program, meeting with current students and instructors.
If your student signs up for a "Welcome Wednesday", please have them register for the morning visit, so they can ride our NewTech Bus with current NewTech students. They will need to be at RHS by 7:25, so they can catch bus #38 (route 226). If your student gets registered, please call the attendance line and report that your student is visiting NEWTech for periods 1-3. This will be an excused absence.
For general information about NewTech Skill Center, please visit their website at https://www.spokaneschools.org/domain/135.
If you have any questions, please have your student see their counselor!
*NewTech is a program open to Juniors and Seniors, so current Sophomores can start thinking about this as an option for their Junior year.
You Can't Take it with You- Theatre Production
Do you have your tickets for “You Can’t Take it With You”? Don’t miss these endearing characters tell the funny and touching story of how we can celebrate our differences and yet find a place of love and belonging. Performances are November 18th & 19th.
October PACE award nominees
Toys for Tots- November 24th- 27th
Yearbook Special Sale Pricing on now
Reserve Eyrié, Volume 2, before our December 19th deadline to receive a $10 discount and be guaranteed a copy: $50 per book, $60 with name stamping.
Purchase through our business office or online (click link below).
Limited quantities will be available to purchase starting in January. Each will then cost $60 and name stamping will not be available. First come, first served while supplies last.
Senior tribute Ad space is limited, first come, first served
Senior Tribute Yearbook Ad sales are NOW OPEN!
Senior Tribute Ads for Yearbook: Now available until Jan. 9
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.
Girls Basketball Store is now open until 11/28
Wrestling Team Store- closes 11/28
Spring Baseball Meeting- November 21st
Baseball meeting for anyone interested in playing this Spring! Join us on Monday (Nov. 21st) at 7:30 am in Mr. Maupin's room, B115.
Football Off-Season Planning meeting
Falcons there will be an off-season planning meeting for returning players and anyone interested in playing football next year on Tuesday, November 22nd at 7:20am in room (D214). See Mr. Myers with any questions!
Thanksgiving Early Release Bell Schedule for November 23rd
Thanksgiving Break- No School November 24th or 25th
Blanket Night- December 1st from 5:30-8:00pm
The Falcon FCCLA students are excited to continue this event with our RHS community. We are beginning to collect donations, labeled for FCCLA or Mrs. Foster.
What we need:
- 2 yard pieces of polar fleece (Each blanket needs two 2yd pieces)
- 1 ½ -2” wide rolls of ribbon
- New socks, hats, gloves to donate
- Monetary donations (with the notation that it’s for blanket making)
Sadie Hawkins Dance- December 3rd from 8-11pm
Tickets are on available for our upcoming Sadie Hawkins dance. $5 in the Business Office.
If your student would like to bring a visitor from another school, dance visitor forms are available in the front office.
We are looking for any hay bales that can be donated for the dance. Please bring to the front office or ask Mr. Rehkow with questions.
Gifts of Hope Book Drive- November 28th - December 5th
Grad Night 2023
Tickets for Senior GRAD Night- $50 until Jan 1st then $85 each
Pay it Forward- Senior Night
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!
Paid Internship Opportunity
Check out Kameron Lewis on the job at Panera Bread! He is working hard prepping food for customers and earning high school credit at the same time. See Mrs. Demarest in E202 if you, too, would like to earn CTE high school credits for your job. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to all who made it out to Panera on Tuesday night to support the Ridgeline Business Club Fundraiser on American Enterprise Day! We appreciate you!
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