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Straight from the Hardt
Hello Ridgeline Families--
Today’s newsletter pretty much speaks for itself…the people here are awesome! It was great to see our ALL of our athletic teams recognized by the WIAA for academic achievement. The idea of being a “dumb jock” is just a myth. In fact, student athletes overall perform better academically than their peers who aren’t involved in sports (or other extracurricular activity). Proud of our teams!
Something that we want to work on with students and parents over the remaining months is Attendance. Attendance covers the following: show up, be on time, be where you’re supposed to be. If every student who drives to school or gets a ride committed to leaving just 5 minutes earlier in the morning, dozens more students would be in first period when the 7:45 tardy bell rings. For example, on Wednesday 29 cars dropped off students between 7:45-7:50 (don’t worry, we’re not keeping track of who it was!). We understand the joy of getting out the door with teenagers! We also think Covid messed with timeliness in general, as it seemed less important when we weren’t physically going to the school building every day. We can get better at this!
Also, did you know our district (including RHS) has a CLOSED CAMPUS policy during the day and that includes lunch time? Since the beginning of the year we have allowed students to eat lunch in their cars (due to Covid social distancing “rules”). Letting students spread out to the parking lot was helpful for that. Now we’re noticing more student cars coming and going during lunch. It’s not a lot, but we’re going to start our own reminders and increase enforcement of this policy over the remaining months as well. We’ll let the kids know why—which is safety, and location. Extra trips to get fast food could result in an accident. Plus, if we needed to locate a student for any reason and we can’t find them where they’re supposed to be, that can be problematic. You know, like when you call the school and we tell you we don’t know where your kid is… Large high schools are impossible to patrol 100%, but again, we can do more. Of course you can help with reminders as well!
Lastly, I didn’t see info in the newsletter about the boys soccer thrilling overtime, shoot-out win over undefeated North Central! What a game guys!
Make it a great weekend! --Mr. Hardt
Getting ready for our 1st Verde Loco Dance
Video & Media Production Class- What's in the Box?
Our Video & Media Production classes asked various staff to participate in a "What's in the Box" challenge.
Ridgeline Band Booster Easter Bakery Sale
Hello Ridgeline Band Community!
We’ve got a new fundraising opportunity for everyone and we’re very excited to bring it to you! We are again teaming up with Desserts by Sara just in time for Easter. There is something for everyone. From the best cake pops in town, amazing cheesecakes for your Easter meal, to a fun cookie kit for young and old alike. Don’t forget to forward the order site link on to family and friends!!
**Orders are due by March 27th**
Pick up April 14th & 15th from 8:00-2:00pm
Location & Hours
Desserts by Sara
10502 E Montgomery Drive, Suite #3
Spokane Valley, WA 99206
Dungeons & Dragons Club
A HUGE thank you to, local author and game designer, Mr. Derick William Dalton for being a guest speaker at this week's Dungeons and Dragons Club. Mr. Dalton not only presented gaming tips to the club, but he generously donated a few of his books and games to the club as well. He even stayed to play a campaign with some of the club members. Thank you Mr. Dalton; we sincerely appreciate your generosity and time.
1st ever RHS Girl's Fast Pitch Varsity Softball Game
Girl's Fast pitch Varsity softball won their 1st ever game against North Central scoring 14-9!
NEMEA Orchestra Festival
Ridgeline High School hosted the NEMEA Orchestra Festival this past Wednesday and Thursday. Middle and high schools from around the Spokane area came to our beautiful campus to share wonderful orchestra music. Even our own orchestra performed and received their first Superior Rating. RHS will be hosting the local middle and high school bands in their large group festival through next Tuesday in the theatre.
State Knowledge Bowl
Our young and 1st year as a team placed 8th in State Knowledge Bowl in the 3A Division held at Wenatchee High School on Saturday, March 19th.
Once Upon a Mattress Musical
Ridgeline High School Proudly presents "Once Upon a Mattress" May 13, 14, 18, 19, 20. Tickets are $8 per person and can be purchased at https://ridgelinehighschool.ludus.com/16628 Doors open at 6:30 Curtain at 7:00
Create your own bird seed recipe lab in Mr. Gretch's 5th period Biology class
Falcon Poetry Slam
Regional Grand Slam competition
Congratulations to Ally Aitken, Elyria Carter, Birdie Bachman & Khama Gentry! These four amazing Ridgeline Poets moved forward from our Falcon Slam to compete at the Regional Grand Slam on Wednesday night. Students competed against peers from Central Valley, University, Lakeside, and Riverside high schools with an original poem performed to perfection. Birdie Bachman made it to the finals round and nailed it for the second time of the evening. B.I.G congratulations to these hard working Falcons who put their heart and souls on display – we are all so proud of you!
The WIAA and Gesa Credit Union Scholastic Awards Program recognizes and rewards those teams or groups that maintain a high collective academic standard.
Any team/group with an average GPA (based on a 4.0 scale) of 3.0 or higher qualifies.
So far this year Ridgeline High School has received an award for every eligible team!
Fall Outstanding Scholastic Award Recipients (3.5-4.0 team GPA):
Boys Cross Country
Girls Cross Country
Fall Distinguished Scholastic Award Recipient (3.0-3.49 team GPA):
Winter Outstanding Scholastic Award Recipients (3.5-4.0 team GPA):
Winter Distinguished Scholastic Award Recipient (3.0-3.49 team GPA):
Kaylob Knopp is a freshman at Ridgeline. He is the captain of the 14U Spokane Jr. Chiefs. They just won state and are headed to nationals next week in Michigan.
The Spokane Jr. Chiefs 14U-A1 team that earned a trip to USA Hockey 14U Tier II Nationals is made up of talented players from across Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho, ages 13-15, representing school communities across the area.
Summer Academy Registration is now Open!
Summer Academy registration for 9th – 11th grade families.
Registration is now open and classes tend to fill up quickly. These are FREE and students get 0.5 CTE credit!
They can use the link https://forms.gle/VtcqFQJdnfGYdNss5 or visit our website page https://www.spokanevalleytech.org/apps/pages/summer for more information!
Registration for 2022-2023 Cheer tryouts begins on March 28, 2022!
Google Classroom page with all the tryout material posted: code 4tbozbi
Tryout Clinics: April 19, 20 and 21, 6-8:30 pm in the RHS gym
Parent meeting April 19, 6-6:30 pm in the RHS gym
Grades: incoming 9-12th graders
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Verde Loco Assembly - Bell Schedule Thursday, March 31st
FBLA/DECA sponsored Job Interview Session with Liberty Lake Mayor Cris Kaminskas
FBLA/DECA sponsored Job Interview Session with Liberty Lake Mayor Cris Kaminskas, March 24, 2022, in the Ridgeline Library. After an informative session covering what to do and not to do with resumes, cover letters, and job interviews, our Falcon students practiced their interview skills with speed interviews. Thank you to Mayor Kaminskas for sharing her time and job interview expertise with our Ridgeline students.
From the Attendance Desk
Reminder- School starts at 7:45am Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. School starts at 8:15am on Thursday. We are starting to see more and more students arriving to school at or after the posted start time. This is causing students to be late to 1st period. It's really important that whether a student drives to school or is dropped off, they arrive with enough time to be in class and ready to go at 7:45 (M,T,W,F) or 8:15 (Th) depending on the day. Please talk with your students about the importance of being to school and classes on time.
If your student is absent from school please call our attendance line at 509-558-3801 to excuse their absence.
Falcons are you looking for a Summer job?
Are you looking for a summer job? Attend the CVSD Student Job Fair! Have your resumes ready to bring with you!
Thursday, May 12th from 1:00-3:30pm
Ridgeline High School Commons
See Mrs. Demarest in Room E202 with any questions or email at email@example.com
Apply to become a Teen Board Member- Ronald McDonald House Charities
See flyers in front office for more information to apply to become a teen board member!
Character Strong To Be List Challenge
Business Office Hours
Business Office Open Hours: