Reardan Weekly


Coffee with School Admin - This Wednesday (12/7) at 7:30am - Bring your questions!

2nd Semester Wall Calendar

Parents, we've created a wall calendar for the second half of this school year as a pilot to see if you'd like us to put something like this together for next year. We'd love to know your thoughts and opinions. You can download the calendar with the link below. We'll also be printing out a limited number of the calendars, and will have them available in the offices after break.

Did you attend high school parent-teacher conferences?

High School Principal JoLynn Ray:

High School Conference Link

Families, please use the link below if you attended conferences

Elementary Highlights

The Elementary Winter Concert is scheduled for Dec. 14th! 3rd and 4th grade students will have their concert in the Smith Gym at 2:00 p.m. Parents are welcome to attend. If you plan on taking your student home after the concert, please sign them out with their teachers in the gym. They will have sign out sheets available.

The 5th and 6th grade concert will be in conjunction with the middle/high school at 7:00 p.m. in the High School Gym. Look for an email from the band teacher regarding appropriate dress.

With the weather turning cold and snowy, please have your children dressed appropriately for the weather. Also, please check the lost and found for any missing items.

A big thank you to everyone that visited the book fair. The library and classrooms will receive approximately $4000 dollars in free scholastic books.

Middle School Highlights

We would like to thank all of our parents who came to conferences on November 21st and 22nd. We had a little over 80% attendance in the middle school. Students whose parents weren’t able to make it in for conferences have been given a “take home conference” form to fill out with their parent. Please remind your child to bring the form back to school to get credit for doing their Student-Led Conference!

Friday, December 2nd we are celebrating our students for a variety of reasons. We have 34 students who made the “scholar’s list” with a first quarter gpa of 3.7 to 4.0 and 70 students who made honor roll with a gpa of 3.3 to 3.69! We are also celebrating students who have turned out for fall and winter sports, and students who returned their conference passports to the office.

Students are working on good grades, behavior and participation in school activities to earn their middle school spirit t-shirts. We hope to have the order completed by December 9th and shirts to students by December 20th.

December’s PBIS reward is cookie decorating and cocoa in the commons on December 19th. Students will need to fill in their “ticket” to the reward with three acts of kindness they accomplished this month. Please help students accomplish this goal!

Students in Ms. Vesneske’s Forensics classes worked on a blood typing lab this week! They really enjoyed this engaging and challenging activity.

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Music Concert Update

Parents of music and band students! We would like to let you know that we have rescheduled our winter concert for Wednesday December 14th. Our elementary program featuring 3rd and 4th graders will be at 2 pm in Smith Gym. Regular school attire is just fine for this event. You do not need to sign in for this event, however, if you are taking your student home after the concert you will need to sign him or her out with their teacher. We hope to see you there!

For parents of 5th-12th grade band students, we will also have our concert on Wednesday, December 14th at 7 pm, in the High School Gym. Call time is 6:15 pm, and dress is business casual. This means nice pants (no rips) and button up shirts. Dresses that are "business casual" are also appropriate if desired. We hope to see all of you on Wednesday, December 14th to celebrate the winter holidays with our band and music students!

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Options Program Highlight

One of the Options' students taught her fellow classmates about chickens. She did some research, created a slideshow, and even developed a crossword puzzle that tested their newly learned knowledge! Each week, one of the students will get to teach their classmates about something they love!

Secondary Counselor Corner - Matt Ballance

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Security Update - Brad Eylar, Director of Security

Hi parents. I wanted to let you know our team is working on a lot of awesome things right now to create a safer and more secure campus. We are currently installing our new camera system. We are launching a new crisis management app with SafetyShield. If your student still does not have a student access card but took picture retakes, their card will be here soon.

Get to know our Specialized Student Support Team!

Reardan-Edwall School District

Student Support Team


MISSION: Every Student Known, Loved, and Learning

ALL Teachers, Paras, Bus Drivers, Specialists, and Administrators: We are actively listening and responding to students. Listening to students can be both informal (i.e. lunchroom conversations, during practice, etc.) or formal (surveys, zones of regulation, etc.) along with implementation of Positive Behavioral Interventions and and Supports (PBIS) and trauma-informed practices within conducive environments. Focus is on relationships, relationships, relationships.



Elementary Counselor

RESD Employee

My role is to support students socially, emotionally, academically and vocationally. I work on creating a program for prevention and intervention activities. I use the Second Step curriculum as a Tier 1 support for all students. Small group support, individual check-ins, and brief counseling sessions are things I do to support student mental health and school success. I also connect students and families to resources locally that better suit the student's needs. I partner with faculty and families to create plans for student school success.


Secondary Counselor

RESD Employee

My role is to support students academically, vocationally and emotionally/socially. I manage students' academic needs by making sure they are taking the correct classes for their future goals, whether that be for an apprenticeship, 2 year trade, 2 year transferable or 4 year degree. Supporting students in their future endeavors requires educating them on what's out there and how their current choices affect their future plans. I help support students’ mental and emotional health by connecting them to available resources locally and in Spokane and beyond. Helping students manage their mental health so they can achieve success is an important part of my role at Reardan Middle and High School.


School Psychologist

RESD Employee

As a School Psychologist, I have training in mental health, learning, and behavior, and partner with families, teachers, school administrators, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments. I provide support with interventions and collaborate with teachers, administrators, and families to find ways to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. Individual counseling and group counseling are other supports I can provide to students. I also conduct psychoeducational evaluations for students receiving special education services or suspected of needing special education.


Security Director

RESD Employee

As the Director of Security my job is to provide a safe and secure school environment for all students and staff. I accomplish this by interacting with students and building positive relationships as a trusted adult. I help school administrators promote student responsibility and accountability for behavior choices. My mission is to be present and offer support to students who find themselves in a crisis, helping through direct intervention or referral to a qualified counselor.

Shannon Landt

School Nurse

RESD Employee

As your school nurse I help to oversee the emotional, physical, and social health of all students. I provide students with basic health services and first aid throughout the school day. I manage and coordinate care for students with chronic health conditions and students with disabilities. I interact with a large number of students daily and my goal is to listen and connect with them on whatever brings them into the health room. I would like to provide a place of safety and security for all students and staff. There are many health care and emotional needs that arise throughout the school year that I can help staff in finding solutions so that all of our kids can be successful.


Behavioral Health Student Assistance Professional

NEWESD101 Employee

My role is to provide students with early interventions and prevention skills to be successful with their behavioral health. So, this could look like one-on-one sessions with a trusted adult that target specific goals of the student. Could potentially be groups that focus on coping skills such as grief, anxiety, behavior by supporting the needs that are displayed by the group as a whole. The goal overall is to support students with necessary tools to be successful in life to process behavioral health issues such as anxiety, grief, depression, and so forth.


Community Coalition Coordinator

NEWESD101 Employee

My role is to serve as the Reardan-Edwall Communities Alliance for Prevention (RECAP) Coalition Coordinator. I work with RESD staff to plan, coordinate, and facilitate Tier 1 Prevention education with students in grades K-8. We currently use the PAX Good Behavior Game, Kelso’s Choice Conflict Management and Bullying Prevention, Protecting You Protecting Me, Too Good For Drugs, and the Life Skills Training Program. These programs give learners the opportunity to gain the skills necessary to live happy drug-free lives. I coordinate the Middle School Chapter of Washington Drug Free Youth, as well as the secondary Natural Helpers Program, which is a youth behavioral health wellness group.


Student Assistance Professional

NEWESD101 Employee

I serve students in a variety of ways using multiple resources. My main focus is substance use prevention and intervention. I offer one on one and group sessions as needed. I co-facilitate life skills groups that give students tools to prevent substance use. I also have my door open frequently for students that just need a safe place to come in and talk about whatever is going on in their world.

Daddy-Daughter Dance a HUGE Success

Over 130 people attended the dance that was put on by the awesome P.I.E (parent group)! This picture was sent in by one of the parents:
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