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Straight from the Hardt
Hello Ridgeline Families- Welcome to the weekend people! If I sound excited--I am, because I don’t have anything planned! It’s been a fun and active week. We’ve celebrated our staff this week, including Principal, Teacher, and Lunch Heroes Appreciation Days!
A huge thank you to our Ridgeline Boosters who hosted a food truck luncheon for all staff on Thursday—what a treat! The delicious food was provided by Big Daddy’s Bahn Mi.
Other student celebrations recently included state music finalists, Honor Society inductees, and ALL spring sports have individual or team representation in the post season!
This week has been a little extra intense for students taking AP exams. The will continue through next week. Sometime, when we have more time, I think we should dig into what it’s like behind the scenes of AP testing and the College Board. It’s an interesting world.
REMINDER: CVSD Policy states that all high school campuses are closed during the day, including lunch. What that means is students should not leave or be in their cars in the parking lot during the day. Parent help with your student is appreciated.
Thank you to the City Of Liberty Lake and city engineer, Phil Messick, for coordinating the ‘gifted’ Ridgeline HS signage I’m holding in today’s featured pic. Originally, this was mounted on the stop lights at our main entrance. Due to some issue with our 911 emergency service, it had to be taken down. We’ll find it a new home in our building!
Don’t forget, the Senior Prom is coming up quickly. I encourage all seniors to attend if at all possible. It’s a great way to cap off your senior year together. Seniors only--date can be an underclassmen, or out of building guest.
It finally happened—the Wizard of Oz opened last night to a full house and received rave reviews! Since I’m not an actor, I really appreciate how our students transform themselves into character, while at the same time, maintaining pieces of their own real personality. Come check it out!
And…stay informed—read the Flyer! Make it a great weekend! –Mr. Hardt
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.
KSPS Media Makers Program Application Now Open!
Open primarily to rising high school seniors (Class of 2024), the KSPS Media Makers program offers students the chance to work on documentaries, feature news stories, sports, social media, and other media areas. The application is due Friday, May 12. To learn more, visit the following link!
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Ms. McMurtrey (email@example.com) 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.
Coming Soon: The Jesuit Excellence Tour
There are 28 Jesuit colleges and universities across the United States, including our very own Gonzaga University. On Monday, May 15, representatives from 14 of the 28 institutions will hold a college fair on the Ridgeline High School campus, meeting with students from 11:15 - 12:15 in the Commons. If you and/or your students have questions, contact Mr. Spraggins (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Advanced Placement Testing (May 1- May 11)
Advanced Placement Testing (May 1- May 11).
We are giving 500 individual tests this year, over 14 unique AP courses!
Each student has worked all year through rigorous curriculum, prepared by AP trained teachers, to prepare for these next two weeks! We are committed to do everything we can to give them the opportunity to excel on these tests!
BIG shout out to the amazing RHS Boosters for providing snacks for all 500 tests, it is very much appreciated!
Important Test Information for AP Test Takers and Parents:
- Here is the schedule for the weeks ahead.
- Start times are “check-in” times (7:30 for AM tests, 11:30 for PM tests).
- AM tests start promptly at 8am and PM tests start promptly at 12pm.
- Doors will be locked at start time.
- No late admission, tests will be canceled for those who are not there.
- Students will be excused from their RHS classes during testing times, but will still be responsible for any missed work.
- All rules and directions for testing are set nationally by The College Board, not by CVSD or RHS. If you have concerns or questions, please contact Abby Frandsen, assistant principal.
- RHS is required to follow each step exactly as designed to ensure all our students receive valid scores from The College Board.
BRING: All test takers (Digital included) should bring
- several sharpened number 2 pencils – NO MECHANICAL PENCILS
- blue or black pen
- calculators (as needed, ask your teacher).
- Additional snacks to keep in your backpack for breaks, if needed
DO NOT BRING:
Phones, watches, or other jewelry/device connected to Wifi or data – these will be taken away and if found can result in canceled tests.
NO COFFEES, LATTES, POP, ITALIAN SODAS, SMOOTHIES, ETC– NOTHING BUT WATER allowed in testing rooms.
RHS Dance Team audition dates: May 15-17th from 3-5pm
Are you or someone you know interested in being a part of the Ridgeline dance team? Dance audition dates will be held on May 15th, 16th, & 17th from 3-5pm!
Google classroom code: de3kzra
If you have questions feel free to email email@example.com! Go Falcons!
Falcons Unified Soccer team have DOMINATED at our last two games and are undefeated so far... next games are TODAY, Friday, May 5th at 3:45 & 4:30pm at Central Valley! Let's go Falcons!
Boys Basketball Summer Informational Meeting- RHS commons
Falcon Youth Basketball Camps ($50/Camp or $90/for both camps)
Camp #1 June 19-21 @ Ridgeline HS (Grades 4-6: 4:00-5:30 PM / Grades 7-8: 5:30 PM)
Camp #2 July 24-26 @ Ridgeline HS (Grades 4-6: 4:00-5:30 PM / Grades 7-8: 5:30 PM)
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!
Online Social Studies store- Now OPEN!
New online store for our Social Studies department! The social studies department has a supercool design available on shirts and sweatshirts that you can order now. We have a distressed design with a large compass that wraps around the side of the shirt with the falcon at the top. The sleeve will say RHS Social Studies. Order yours today!
Fabric & Apparel students
Fabric and Apparel students practiced using patterns, pressing, machine stitching, and hand sewing while making ties for various staff members. Mr. Hardt received a special tie from Maleena and Rachel.
FIrst come, first serve- Yearbooks on sale $60
If you haven't purchased your yearbook yet, there will be some available (first come, first serve) in the Business Office for $60!
Wizard of Oz...Tickets are now on sale!
Diversity Club is planning a Multicultural Night
Our Diversity Club is planning a Multicultural Night event.
We are part of an all-district event this year, and it's taking place on 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!
Inland Empire Tennis Tournament (May 28/29)
#1 Doubles Champions – Tyler Baker and Callen Johnson
#1 Mixed Doubles – Jack Rau and Charley Palm
#2 Doubles – Evan Andersen and Brock Brito
KHQ STEM student of the Month
Hailey Bronec, chosen as the KHQ STEM student of the month for May. Saw her commercial on KHQ this morning. They play it every day during the morning news. I will forward you the link to the video via text on your phone, so you can include it in the Falcon Flyer. She did a good job with her interview.
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.
Save the date... Staff vs. Students Softball Game- June 1st
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!
Senior Prom- June 3rd
Tuxedo Rental- from Tuxedo Gallery
Need to get your tuxedo for Prom? Make sure to grab yours at Tuxedo Gallery. Let them know you're from Ridgeline and get $50 off your tuxedo rental!
2023 Grad Night
Class of 2023 Graduation
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!
Falcons, if you are starting to think about finding a summer job, have no fear! WE’VE GOT YOU! Back by popular demand, the Ridgeline Job Fair is coming up on May 18th during the school day. All seniors, juniors, and sophomores will be attending. Update your resumes, and if you need help getting a resume ready, see Mrs. Demarest in E202, or Mr. Spraggins in the counseling center. Be ready to possibly interview on the spot for the job openings these employers are looking to fill.
STEM Engineering & Construction Camp being held at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois from July 16th – 22nd.
*Eligible for rising sophomores, juniors, or seniors as of Fall 2023
State Testing Information
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