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Straight from the Hardt
Hello Ridgeline Families- Great things are happening here at Ridgeline High. Looking back, we ended last weekend with the Masquerade Ball, winter formal dance. It was a beautiful night where the weather cooperated and the students had a great time! Getting dressed up seems to bring out the best in people. Our 500 or so guests that evening were great. Thank you to Mrs. Nielsen and the Junior class volunteers who organized this event and made it look very festive with their decorations.
You’ll see info in today’s Flyer about registration for next year. We call it “registration”, but what we’re really doing is gathering every students course requests by preference and interest so that we can build the best possible master schedule to meet those requests. We’re going to run and extended advisory schedule Feb. 21 and finish them by Feb. 28. This one-week window is you and your student’s best attempt at this time to select courses. If you have questions, you can contact your grade level counselor. And, YES, there are always opportunities down the road to change your mind…
WELCOME to our 8th grade families! From this week on you will be receiving our weekly newsletter. I do this for a couple reasons… there are some events coming up that we want our Future Falcons to be a part of AND we want parents/students who are new to Ridgeline to have the opportunity to get to know us better! 2023-24 Freshman registration will happen at Greenacres and Selkirk on March 2nd and 3rd.
Just for fun on Thursday I invited all twins to take a group photo. It was spirit week “twin day”, so getting actual biological twins together for a picture was very fun! We had about a third of our 22 sets of twins show up for the picture. We also missed our one set of triplets!
You still have time to have your voice heard on our district Strategic Plan. Any parent, student, staff member, or community member can participate through this virtual platform. You can see others thinking and it changes all the time as input grows. Click here: CESO Crowdicity website
It’s a 3-Day weekend for President’s Day, make it a great one! –Mr. Hardt
Current 9th, 10th, 11th grade Falcons! Scheduling for next year is coming! This will be your chance to tell us which courses you wish to take next year! Learn more at rhs.cvsd.org ->counseling -> Register for classes.
Course Registration- February 21st & 28th
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!
Central Valley Virtual Learning Registration deadline is March 30th
RHS Wrestlers going to STATE!
Ridgeline Wrestlers are going to State! Tyson Ramsey (145) placed 2nd, while Gavin Shoemaker (138) and Preston Wentling (220) both placed 4th at the 3A Region 4 Wrestling Tournament. All three will finish their season this weekend at the Tacoma Dome. The falcons improved from 17th place last season to 9th place this year as a team.
RHS Gymnasts going to State!
Ridgeline is sending three stellar gymnasts to the state meet at Sammamish High School next Thursday and Friday. Julianne Stevenson earned All-Around with a 33.350. She also placed first on beam with a 9.025, 8.8 on floor, 8.4 on vault, and a 7.125 on bars. Anabelle Frazier placed on beam with a 8.225 and on vault with a 8.450. KJ Haneke placed on beam with a 8.20.
Ridgeline placed 2nd out of 11 teams at the Regionals meet on 2/15/23 with a 153.500 score.
Speech & Debate heads to State
Speech & Debate heads to state tournaments at UPS
Speech and Debate had two students qualify for state tournaments to be held at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma.
Isabella Kelp (12) will compete in Congressional Debate on March 17-18. Team captain Cambrea Lombardo (12) will enter Congressional Debate competition and has also qualified for the state speech tournament on March 11.
Kelp and Lombardo have been regular finalists in many of the district tournaments, and each qualified at the district tournament at North Central on Feb. 11.
It will be the team's first trip to state tournaments.
Save the Date- 1st annual PowderPuff Football Game
Graphic Arts had some fun with this week's assignments. Take a look! Colorful Pop Art inspired by Andy Warhol, and black and white Serif vs. Sans Serif Balanced Art using the letters of their first and last names. Graphic Arts is a great way to embrace their creative side, or bring it out if it needs a little coaxing. Well done, Falcon Graphic Designers!
On Wednesday RHS competed as a team against UHS in its first ever inter-district Chess Tournament. As a team we won the most matches but lost the final, resulting in a team tie. We will be competing again in March and again in April. We hope to include other valley schools in the future events.
No School on Monday, February 20th
STRATEGIC PLAN VIRTUAL CONVERSATION
After our community’s input this fall, CVSD has a draft of a new strategic plan for the next five years We want your thoughts on the draft pathways within the plan by using an idea management tool called Crowdicity.
Provide YOUR THOUGHTS to the district & vote on others at https://ceso.crowdicity.com until Fri. 2/24. Pass it on to others.
Watch for updates on the process at: https://www.cvsd.org/strategicplan/
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 email@example.com and due to district email issues, please also email firstname.lastname@example.org!
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