Reardan Weekly


REMINDER: Early Release on November 4th

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Reardan Listens Community Group

Hello Folks!

We're excited to invite you to an upcoming training, as part of the "Reardan Listens" initiative:

How to Respond When Kids Share Tough Stuff

(Mandatory Reporting and Resources Available to Our Youth)

Details: November 7th | 7PM | at the Presbyterian Church

Presented by: Jaydin Ludeman from Rural Resources

Many of you have expressed confusion about your responsibilities when kids disclose troubling facts about their lives. Do you have to report? How can you help the student? Jaydin Ludeman from Rural Resources will join us on November 7th to teach us about the requirements of Mandated Reporting, as well as how to respond to things that children and youth share with us. This training will also serve as our next "Reardan Listens" community meeting.

The "Reardan Listens" community group meets regularly to explore how to become a community that listens well to our kids/youth, not just at school but in businesses, youth groups, and around town too. Thanks to all who are already engaged in this process! Listening well can make all the difference to a kid in crisis.

Whether you've gotten involved with "Reardan Listens" already or are new to this initiative, we hope you can make it on November 7th, and that this training will help you feel more equipped to be present to our kids and youth as they share what's going on in their lives.

See you then,

Katie Thirupal

"Reardan Listens" Community Group

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Senior Snack Day

The first Senior snack day was a success! 🍿🥨We plan on making this recurring event on the last Friday of every month until they graduate. 🎓 The class was looking good in their senior shirts hot off the presses! This month's snacks brought to you by the Flaa, Flaa, Wicks and Bell families!

Bus Evacuation Drill - Debi Newsum

On Wednesday, 10/26 our student bus riders practiced their annual bus evacuation drill. Older students helped evacuate the buses while drivers and Transportation Director Mike McCain observed. Students showed fantastic organization and the evacuations took about 15 minutes. Thank you to Mike McCain for working to keep our students and drivers educated about safety!

Middle School Update

Middle School students are receiving training on Harassment, Bullying and Intimidation prevention and how to be an “upstander” rather than a bystander. Mr. Rogers, our counseling intern, has completed the 7th grade training and will work with our 8th graders next. Our goal is for our counselors to work with whole classes once per month this year in an effort to be proactive in supporting our students' social emotional needs.

Students in Ms. Vesneske’s 8th grade science classes are studying energy–potential and kinetic by creating roller coasters. This engaging, hands-on activity will culminate in students rolling marbles through the roller coasters to analyze the energy created by the different structures. This project involves teamwork and creative problem solving.

We celebrated high school homecoming with a district wide spirit week and dress up days. Middle school students are enjoying dressing up in pajamas, their favorite colors, vacationers, and on Friday will wear their school colors and Reardan gear.

Security Update - Brad Eylar, Director of Security

Hi Parents.

Next week we will be giving out student ID cards for all students 7th grade through 12th grade. These student IDs are also door access cards that allow your student to access certain doors on campus. This will help make our campus a safer place for your child. These cards are going to be given to them at no cost to you. The card will also come with a maroon lanyard and protective sleeve, but they are welcome to change out lanyards or store this card in their wallet. These access cards will only work during school days and school hours. Students are bringing home an agreement form that they will not loan out their cards, will not leave it unsecured, will notify the school immediately if lost, and will cost a $5 replacement fee. Please have them initial, sign, date, and print their name.

Cards will be issued out early next week only if this form has been signed and returned.


Reardan Director of Security

Options Students - Lego Robotics

Athletics Update - Eric Nikkola, Athletic Director

MS Wrestling practice starts 10/31 @ 3:00 PM

HS Wrestling practice begins on 11/14 @ 3:00 PM

HS BB practice begins on 11/14 @ TBA

HS GBB practice begins on 11/14 @ TBA

Winter Cheerleading begins on 11/14 @ 3:00 PM

All participants need to be signed up through Final Forms.

Community We C.A.R.E Group - Virginia Henderson

“Holidays can be fun, stressful, and expensive. The folks of We C.A.R.E., a joint mission of local community & churches, would like to help. We can provide Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner food baskets, as well as small Christmas gifts for kids. If you would like to receive these, please send an email request (include your phone number), to , and we will send you the request forms and information for pickup.“ If you don’t have access to email, you can call 509-818-0146 and leave a clear message with your name & number.”

When we receive requests, we will send the link to the form to the person requesting. I can also leave some paper forms at the school offices if needed. Forms are due back by Nov. 10th for Thanksgiving, Nov. 18th for Christmas.

"College in the Classroom" students visit EWU

How can I become a volunteer?

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer in our schools, please complete the form and return it to the District Office (the address and email address is on the form). The important parts of the application are your: name, date of birth, your Yes/NO regarding convictions, and your signature release authorizing us to run a Washington State Patrol (WATCH) background check. Once we have all the necessary information, the process takes about five minutes to complete. And thank you for your interest in our schools and our students.
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Co-Curricular Students Help w/ Haunted House - Barbara Hamilton

The CTSOs are the scarers in a Haunted Train car this weekend. Saturday-Sunday 6-10pm and Monday 4-10pm at the Train Museum. Byrne Bennett took the photo Sunday at our first night.

RESD PACE Students to Perform at SCC on December 2nd

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PACE - Jon Murkins

Did you know that Reardan had students who even though they have graduated from High

School can they still get educational services till they are 21? Well they do. We currently have

five students attending the SCC People Accessing Careers and Education Program(PACE).

PACE is like running start only attended after graduating high school. The students take college

courses geared towards individuals with Intellectual Disabilities. One of the classes they can

take is Theater and Drama. This counts as a humanities class. This year they are putting a

version of The Wizard of OZ. The play will take place on 2 Dec at 6:00 pm Doors open at 5:30.

The play will be at the lair theater at SCC. Admission will be a small non-perishable breakfast

item or shelf stable drink. these items will go to Farwell elementary school winter break bits to

go program.

Counseling Corner - Matt Ballance, Secondary Counselor

Reardan Middle & High School

November 2022


Character Trait of the Month: Gratitude

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Upcoming Dates & Events

  • November 1: College Fair Seniors

    • Interested in being a chaperone? Contact Matt Ballance

  • November 2: Visit from Easter Oregon University representative

  • November 4: 1st Quarter Grading (Early Release)

  • November 9: Visit from Whitworth University representative

  • November 11: Veteran’s Day (No School)

  • November 16: Visit from WA Trust Bank representative to discuss HR & Banking careers

  • November 21-22: Conferences All Day & Evening (No School)

  • November 23-25: Thanksgiving Break (No School)

Homeroom Activities (7th Period)

All students remember to complete your Career Interest Survey and Worksheet.


Visit the Reardan MS/HS Counseling page for information about current scholarship opportunities. or ➡ Departments ➡ Counseling Services ➡ Counseling Department Website

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Volunteering for your Future

*Reardan High School Graduation Requirement*: 10 hours of service per year of attendance (40 hours total for those who have attended Reardan for their Fr., So., Jr., and Sr. years)

-- by Roxana Hadad

You're getting the most out of your education and job preparation by doing your best in class. But you can continue your education outside of class as well by volunteering. Volunteering teaches you more about yourself and your world while preparing you for the future and connecting you to your community.

Community Service for Career Building

You'll get more than just warm fuzzies from performing community service. Volunteering can help you ...

... gain practical skills and experience.

Volunteer positions can develop your problem-solving and organizational skills, your ability to multi-task and work well under pressure - which are great skills to have on the job.

... explore possible career tracks.

Volunteering is a risk-free way to try out a field you're interested in without making a long-term commitment.

... build a strong networking base.

The people you meet while volunteering can make great mentors, giving you career information and insight - and even reference letters and news about job openings.

... develop your interpersonal abilities.

Community service jobs involve working with a variety of people from different social, economic and cultural backgrounds. You'll learn to operate effectively in a diverse workplace.

... prove that you care.

Apathy isn't in demand. Volunteer work demonstrates your motivation, energy and enthusiasm.

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