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Straight from the Hardt
Hello Ridgeline Families—
We’re winding down a fun and festive spirit week today! Well- actually we’re not winding anything down until midnight Saturday! We’re looking forward to the football tailgate party this afternoon. There will be tons of food and the weather looks perfect for a great night. The football game should be a good one and we will have the first ever homecoming royalty announced as well as a full performance from the Regiment! During the game you can follow our live broadcast hosted by Jack and Will. They will provide play-by-play, commentary, insight, and game stats and summary. Another Ridgeline first! Saturday the Regiment competes at Union Stadium in Mead and is looking to bring home some more hardware!
The big HOCO DANCE kicks off at 8:00 and the doors open at 7:30. It looks like we’re going to sell all 1000 tickets we ordered for the dance! So… it’s going to be an awesome crowd and a “you don’t want to miss it” type of night! This event will be held in the fieldhouse gym so students will be using the athletic/events entry on the West side that evening.
The only thing sad about being a senior at Ridgeline is that sometimes your “first” this year will also be your “last”! First RHS Homecoming dance, and the last one for our seniors. Each opportunity is a celebration and an important part of growing up. Just like our fall sports senior nights. Each season ending may bring a close to a young person’s athletic career in an organized sport. I always remind kids that there is so much more of your life ahead beyond your sport or activity that it will be OK!
Please take a look over today’s fantastic newsletter to stay informed and enjoy a look inside Ridgeline at all the great things happening and ways our students are growing and achieving!
Make it a great weekend! --Mr. Hardt
Student Services News
PSAT- registration is now open!
If your Junior has registered for the PSAT, the test must must be paid for before the test date. You can pay the 18.00 dollar fee by going to this link https://www.cvsd.org/apps/pages/payments or by going to the Business Office.
PSAT TEST DETAILS:
Date: Wednesday, October 12th
Time: Check-In will start at 7:20am and Test will begin at 7:45 (doors locked)
Location: Room H112 (next to the weight room)
Materials: Please have your student bring multiple #2 Pencils with erasers and a Calculator for one of the Math sections.
If your Junior is still interested in taking the PSAT, here is the link to the registration form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf7sZ5mAy1c_2-7nRCSd_x-__jjSkq1uTkD8ScnkDc45Owraw/viewform. The 18.00 fee will be posted to the student account up to 1 day following registration. The fee must be paid to test.
If you have any questions, please contact the Junior Counselor, Megan Mcmurtrey
ATTENTION PARENTS/GUARDIANS OF HIGH-ACHIEVING, FUTURE COUGS!
Washington State University invests significantly in attracting and rewarding high-achieving students whose first choice post-secondary institution is WSU. The Regents Scholarship Program offers nominated students the opportunity to become Regents Scholars ($4000/year) and to compete for Distinguished Regents Scholar awards (full tuition and fees scholarship for four years). If your senior student (2023 graduate) currently has a cumulative 3.6 GPA or above and intends to enroll in WSU next fall, have him/her respond to Mr. Spraggins’ Google Classroom message outlining the nomination criteria and process. If you have questions, please access the Regents Scholarship Program link above and/or contact Mr. Spraggins (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Whitworth University Visit- Monday, October 10th
Admission Counselor, Jason Tobeck, will be at RHS on Monday, October 10, during 4th period (11:20). To attend the visit, juniors and seniors are invited to complete the registration Mr. Spraggins sent out via Google Classroom. Registration and signed passes will be required to attend. Please direct any questions you and/or your student may have to Mr. Spraggins (email@example.com).
FAFSA Night- October 13th at 6pm
FAFSA opens Saturday October 1st at https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa
Apply early for Federal Financial Assistance toward college/training!
Ridgeline High School
“Duty, Honor, Country” This is the succinct but storied motto of the United States Military Academy at West Point, the first military academy in the United States, established in 1802. Today, West Point is one of the nation’s most prestigious post-secondary institutions. If your son or daughter has interest in combining his/her strong leadership and academic attributes with service to country via the U.S. Army, the United States Military Academy at West Point is one option s/he can explore. If you and your freshmen, sophomore, or junior son or daughter are interested in learning more, there is an informational session on Saturday, October 8th, from 10:30-12:00 in the Argonne Library conference room. LTC (Retired) Keven Arbanas, LTC Alan Westfield, and Mr. Ezra Eckhardt will share information on the institution, its programs, and the admission process.
RHS Marching Band interview with Owen Rich & Alayna Bell
Ridgeline Girls Cross Country Senior Night
The Ridgeline Girls XC Team celebrated their first ever Seniors last night at their home course. These girls were the pioneers of a growing program, and we are grateful for the impacts they have made. Congrats to Hailey Bronec, Alivia Bruno, Emma Fredekind, Anna Palmelund, Addi Thompson, and Gracie Wohl! We love you all!
HOCO game will be broadcast LIVE on the RHS YouTube channel
HOCO Spirit Week
Homecoming Pep Rally- October 7th
Come & Join us for our Homecoming Tailgate/Pep Rally!
We host Cheney for the football game and at half time we’ll be entertained by the Ridgeline Regiment AND announce the Homecoming Royalty!
When: Friday, October 7th
Time: 4:30 pm – 6:30pm- Game starts at 7pm
Where: Grassy field behind stadium
- Sasquatcho Taco
- Bahn Mi
- Iced Out Coffee
Save the Date- Homecoming Dance
Hey Falcons who’s ready to hit the dance floor?! Ridgeline is hosting its first ever homecoming dance Saturday, October 8th from 8:00pm to 11:00pm in the Ridgeline field house. The dance is semi-formal so get out your suits, dresses and dance shoes and get ready to cut up the floor.
Winter Dance Team Auditions- October 10th-14th!
Winter Dance Auditions will be on Monday 10/10- Thursday 10/13 at RHS main gym from 6:15-7:15. Students can join the google classroom using the code “de3kzra”. This will be where the audition material is posted for students o learn ahead of time! Any questions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. 😊
Thank you for volunteering Falcons!
We want to give a BIG THANK YOU to our Business and Link Crew/Leadership students for volunteering to help at The Hub " Unlock Your Future" event for our Spokane regional middle school students. It was a huge success. We love your hearts for volunteering Falcons!❤️
Our Falcon painters, Allison Pegram, Abigail Ellwein, and Bella Mueller, did an amazing job painting some fall artwork on the windows at Yoke's! It's so awesome seeing our students use their talent to make our very own community even more beautiful!
Intro to Food Production
Intro to Food Production has been busy identifying and practicing using measuring tools and procedures while making pancakes!
Advanced Food Production has been working hard to learn new skills and techniques. This weeks labs focused on making pita pocket bread, pita sandwiches, pita chips, and tzatziki.
Fabric and Apparel 1 students have been busy designing and working on neck ties for several of our Falcon staff members!
Coats for Kids Drive- October 10th-21st
RHS Student Led Candidate Forum
The JSA (Junior State of America) club is excited to lead a Candidate Forum here at Ridgeline on October 12th. This is a community event, and everyone is welcome! If you are a Falcon student and would like to join JSA, we are a non-partisan club that is part of a much larger regional and national organization. We participate in activities such as candidate forums, mock elections, political discussions, voter registration drives, Winter Congress, and community service projects. We meet on Tuesdays in room D-202 if you’d like to join us! Use our Google Classroom code 7z66i35 or visit www.jsa.org to learn more!
Wednesday, October 12th: Business AfterSchool
- What: A free hands-on workshop for 6-12th grade students to experience manufacturing-related careers in action
- Where: Wagstaff, Inc.
- Time: 3-5 p.m.
- Audience: 6-12th graders + teachers/guardians in Eastern Washington
- Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/business-afterschool-manufacturing-careers-wagstaff-tickets-423766345547
No School- October 14th (Teacher LID Day)
Photo re-take day- October 17th
Senior Yearbook Photo Information- (DUE OCTOBER 15th)
This is how you submit your Senior photos! It's easy just follow these steps!
Your photos are DUE October 15th!!
Class of 2023 💚🤍
➡ Please do not email your photo ⬅️
We have a secure online account with our yearbook publisher, Herff Jones, in which parents and/or professional photographers can upload a senior photo.
● Use this link: https://www.hjeshare.com/eShare/#!/?code=rhsfalcons23
● Or go online to: HJeshare.com
● Enter school code: rhsfalcons23
● Save photo as: LastName, FirstName
● Example: Smith,John.jpg
Once you have entered the school portal, click ok to confirm your image is for Ridgeline High School.
1. Add your contact information
2. Click Upload General Photos
3. Select photo
4. Enter grade and name
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 Ads for Yearbook Available Soon
Couldn't choose which senior portrait to submit for our yearbook,
Eyrié, Volume 2? Have extra-curricular photos you'd like to share?
Coming soon will be more information regarding the opportunity to purchase a senior tribute ad for your student. Ads will vary in size and price. Parents and guardians get to choose the photos, layout and write a special note.
Panorama Family Letter 2022-2023
We plan to give the survey October 11th in Advisory class!
Students will be given the score reports in Advisory on Tuesday, October 11th.
Grad Night 2023
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!