Belong. Inspire. Grow.
Straight from the Hardt
Hello Ridgeline Families-- You can feel the Holiday Spirit starting to fill the air around Ridgeline High School. Today’s Flyer is a great example of the many ways our students and staff seek out ways to give back to the community. Since Thanksgiving is just around the corner and next week will be a short one, this will be our last formal newsletter until Friday, December 01. Feels too soon realizing December is also just around the corner.
The “I” in our mission, Belong. Inspire. Grow, is especially evident when we are more focused on doing good things for others and being reminded of the importance of kindness. Inspiration is a two-way street. You can give it to others and we certainly get it from others. When considering what we are Thankful for, it also makes me realize what inspires me. Take life in the high school, for example… When I get to see and experience our students doing incredible things and show-casing their talents, I can’t help but feel inspired. When I wonder, what is my purpose, and why do I do what I do… I can find that inspiration walking down the halls, participating in school events, and teaming with my colleagues on ways to make our school the best it can be. So- today, I chose to write my newsletter sitting in the second floor hallway at the intersection of the A and C wing during 5th period. I was pleasantly distracted by a group of students working on a class project that required them to create a short video for Mr. McCollum's bio-med class. I didn’t ask what the assignment prompt was, but there were a lot of theatrics, laying on the floor, standing on one leg, teamwork, and most of all—laughter! Then randomly Olivia P and Brooklyn H come skipping down the hall singing “Frosty the Snowman”! People-watching at its finest!
Ridgeline will be hosting a Community Link Event on the morning of December 7th. This is a first of its kind for our district because this Link event will showcase ALL of our East Region schools that feed into Ridgeline! The purpose of this event is to engage community members and give them a first-hand opportunity to learn about our programs and opportunities for our students from pre-school through their senior year. The link for additional information and RSVP is toward the bottom of today’s Flyer.
We thank all of our community for your support from the start of the year through all our Fall activities. We appreciate your turn-out at events as we start new traditions and grow the Ridgeline brand!
Any special messages requiring communication next week will come via our School Messenger text and email line, otherwise, this is it till December 1st for the Flyer.
Be amazed and stay informed—read the Falcon Flyer. Happy Thanksgiving. Make it a great weekend!—Mr. Hardt
Do you have a sophomore, junior, or senior who is applying to the US Military Academy at West Point? If you do and your student would like to learn more about West Point life from a student perspective, Cadet Elijah Skidmore (a U-Hi grad) will hold a high school visit on campus next Monday, November 20, during 6th period. If your student is interested, please encourage him/her to access the link Mr. Spraggins provided in the Google Classroom earlier this week to register. Students must have a pass to attend. Please direct any questions to Mr. Spraggins (firstname.lastname@example.org).
October PACE awards
Congratulations to all of our PACE award winners. October's PACE character trait was: Responsibility! Way to go Falcons!
Boys Basketball Store open online
Girls Basketball Store is open online
The Importance of being Earnest... tickets on sale now!
Falcon Robotics Community Build Day- Saturday, November 18th
Falcons Robotics is hosting a community build day on Saturday, November 18th from 9-12! Other teams from Spokane and Northern Idaho are invited to come and work on their Robots here at Ridgeline in an effort to be better as a whole. This “COOPER-TITION” is one of the First Robotics core beliefs and helps all teams to be better.
The AP European History class recently created pitches for historically based Netflix series. Each series, theme song, and episode description had to include historical facts supporting a key concept from the unit. Students tapped into their creativity and made fabulous pitches. Photos show the first annual AP Euro Teske Awards show with the following winners:
Best Trending Potential – Claire Bresko & Ella Swain for Witchin’ & Stichin’, a reality show about witchcraft trials and accusations
Best Historical Connections – Jashan Kang, Zander Palm, & Zach Taylor for Captain Catholic & the Council of Trent, a superhero show about the Counter Reformation
Best Overall Series – Howard Hull, Jack Pell, Luke Pell, Caden Thompson, & Zachary Zarecor for Reformation, a show diving into the locations and events of the Reformation
Congratulations to Graphic Arts student, Sloane Barrera, for having her promotional flier design chosen by the Liberty Lake Kiwanis Club to use for advertising their upcoming community event, the February Father/Daughter Dance. Her creation was chosen from among seven designs by other Graphic Arts students. Keep up the amazing design work, Sloane!
Thank you to Matt G., Allison S., Nora R., and Sierra T. for putting in extra time to come up with great designs for the event as well. It gave our “client” multiple options as any good graphic design firm would offer. Job well done, to all of our Falcon Designers!
Falcons Robotics is hosting a community build day on Saturday, November 18th from 9-12 . Other teams from Spokane and Northern Idaho are invited to come and work on their Robots here at Ridgeline in an effort to be better as a whole. This “COOPER-TITION” is one of the First Robotics core beliefs and helps all teams to be better.
Teen & Kid closet - toiletry drive- now collecting donations
Teen & Kid Closet Drive now thru November 20th! Donations can be brought to E204 & E205!
Questions: see Mrs. Demarest or Mrs. JeskeTeen and Kid Closet Toiletry Drive now thru November 20th. Donations can be brought to E202, E204 and the office!
Scan the QR code in E204 or on the box in the front office to be entered in to win a $15 BocoPop or $20 Nest gift card when you donate!
Gifts of Hope Shower Drive
Please help district families this holiday season by donating to our Shower Drive! Our school is teaming up with the non-profit organization Gifts of Hope to provide shower items as stocking stuffers. Donations of shampoo, conditioner, and deodorant will be collected in the leadership room from November 6th to the 30th. Verde Loco points will be awarded to the grade with the most donations!
Thanksgiving Early Release- November 22nd
Toys for Tots
Blanket Making Night- November 29th
Birds of Prey Podcast is now on Spotify!
Have you purchased your yearbook yet?
Make sure to purchase your yearbooks by January 8th!
HOSA club is having a blood drive Dec 1st
Ridgeline will be hosting a Blood Drive on Friday, December 1st from 8-1:45pm. If you're interested in donating, please scan the posters in the office or located around the school.
Consent forms are located in the front office!
Ridgeline Band Booster Craft Fair- December 2nd & 3rd
Get ready for the best craft fair in town!! Ridgeline Band Booster Craft and Vendor Fair is coming Dec 2 and 3! Tell all your friends that over 180 quality creative crafters and vendors will be there providing the perfect holiday shopping experience they won’t want to miss! Incredible baked good and concessions will be available all day as well! See you there!
Grad Night 2024- Make a difference
The Grad Night Committee of the RHS Falcon Boosters is working diligently to organize a fun, safe & memorable Grad Night 2024 event for our graduating seniors. All donations will go directly to the event and for the benefit of the kids. Thank you in advance for your support of this event!
Questions, please email email@example.com
Need a Job?
Hey Falcons! Do you need a job? Check out our Jobs Board! It's updated regularly and there are some amazing opportunities!
There are have flyers in the office to scan the QR code, too!
If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Demarest in E202 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Exploring a Balanced Calendar
CVSD is recruiting volunteers to explore options to increase learning opportunities and reduce summer learning loss through the possibility of a more balanced calendar.
Find out more information and apply to be on the Balanced Calendar Committee today at: CVSD.org/BalancedCalendar
Link with our schools & discover innovative school programs
Link with our schools & discover innovative school programs
Join us in our three regional Central Valley learning communities: You’re an important link with our schools. We hope to see you there! Find out more & RSVP today! CVSD.org/CommunityLinkEvents
Join us in our three regional Central Valley learning communities:
You’re an important link with our schools. We hope to see you there!
Find out more & RSVP today! CVSD.org/CommunityLinkEvents