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Straight from the Hardt
Hello Ridgeline Families- We have certainly enjoyed the spoils of our amazing fall weather! What a gift to our outdoor activities and classes to be able to enjoy it.
Girls softball, soccer, and volleyball are battling for playoff spots or battling for a berth to state! Cross country continues run hard and looks to qualify for state as well. The Ridgeline Regiment continues to rack up awards and have become the team to beat at competitions. We wish all our teams the Best of Luck and remember to enjoy every moment of every competition and just Do Your Best!
We are pleased to have the opportunity to Honor all men and women who have served or are still serving our country in the armed forces. We will have a Veteran’s Day assembly at 9:45am on Thursday, November 10. This assembly is open to friends, families, and neighbors of Ridgeline students. I mean that—bring your dad, grandma, next door neighbor, all those who have served or those who also want to honor their loved ones who served and may no longer be with us. See below another way you can recognize a Veteran on our own Ridgeline Veteran’s Honor Wall.
We’re going to be increasing our awareness and education efforts regarding the danger of Fentanyl in our community. It is a serious concern and we all need to be aware of what is happening in our children’s lives, and talk with them frequently. Most young people understand that even very small amounts of Fentanyl can kill you and wouldn’t knowingly take it. The real danger is that any type of pill could be pure Fentanyl or laced with Fentanyl-- so what a student might think will just give them a buzz, could actually make them very sick or worse. If you have concerns about your own child maybe not making the best choices and you think we could help, reach out to their grade level counselor. In addition, if you have information from out in the community that would help us to keep the school clean and safe, please contact an administrator. There are three useful links here to provide more information about Fentanyl in our region. Please take a look at it.
I appreciate our families and this community out here in the valley because we do pay attention to what is happening around us and what is influencing our kids. I’d say raising kids is as hard as it’s ever been because of how much our world has changed with technology. I applaud you and encourage you to stay strong and parent on!
Make it a great weekend! --Mr. Hardt
Student Services News
Admission Counselor, Randi Niehenke, will be at RHS on Thursday, October 27, during 6th period (1:25). 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Admission Counselor, Jason Tobeck, will be at RHS on Friday, October 28, during 3rd period (9:50). 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).
NOTE: This visit is a reschedule of the postponed visit earlier in the month.
Each year, the National Association of College Admission Counseling (NACAC) sponsors a series of major college fairs across the country. These college fairs provide students and their families access to a wide variety of colleges and universities from across the country and the world. We are fortunate to have the Spokane National College Fair here in Spokane on Tuesday, November 1, with sessions in the morning (9:00 - 12:00) and evening (6:00 - 8:00) at the Spokane Convention Center. Mrs. McMurtrey and Mr. Spraggins will take a bus of junior students to the morning session (space limited and seats offered on first come, first served basis). Interested juniors should speak with Mrs. McMurtrey or Mr. Spraggins for additional details. We strongly encourage students and families of all grade levels to attend the evening session. For more information, please access the Spokane National College Fair webpage.
Ridgeline Regiment Community Dessert Night- October 25th
Come see our Ridgeline Regiment perform one last time! The event is FREE and includes two special performances. The Ridgeline Band Boosters are hosting a free dessert bar afterwards. Doors open at 6:45pm. Performance begins at 7:30pm - 8:45pm.
RHS cheer along with the Regiment and girls XC team cheered on the runners at Liberty Creek’s move-a-thon last Thursday!
Some students from the AI and CI classrooms traveled to the Spokane Valley Fire Department Station #3 in Liberty Lake. The fire crew received an emergency call while we were there, and the students got to watch the fire truck leave the station.
We traveled to Safeway to choose pumpkins and picked up McDonalds takeout on our way back to school.
Ms. Dejardins Holocaust class was fortunate enough to snag a field trip spot to Gonzaga University’s Foley Library. There, students were able to see a traveling Holocaust exhibit that was only granted to 50 libraries around the country. Students got an in depth look at the events of the Holocaust, and learned about America’s role in WW2. It was an amazing, one of a kind experience.
AP Environmental Science classes
Ms. Larsen's AP Environmental Science classes worked with The Lands Council to restore a riparian zone along Thompson Creek in Newman Lake. Students did important work, planting 202 trees along the creek. They learned how vegetation along stream beds help contain nutrients from going downstream, prevent soil erosion and lower the water temperatures for a healthy stream. They also had the opportunity to learn about Beaver Dam Analogs (human made dams) that help slow the water, control nutrients and prevent erosion.
But the best part of the day was the smiles! It was great to see kids out in nature with their hands in the dirt. It was a GREAT DAY to be a FALCON!
Mentos experiment in AP Stats last week in Mr. Schmidt's class!
Girls Soccer Team
Soccer had an amazing time celebrating our seniors on Monday night & have made it to the Playoffs!
Come on out to see our amazing soccer team play Tuesday, October 25th at 5pm here at Ridgeline.
Congrats to our volleyball program for their sweep against NC last night in their dig pink game!
Our next match is Tuesday @ CV!
Ridgeline Business Club
We are so proud of our almost 30 Ridgeline Business Club members who attended the FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) Fall Conference in Spokane Valley on Thursday, October 20th. Our Falcons represented so well with their thoughtful questions, and great citizenship! They got to hear from community business CEO's, lawyers, entrepreneurs, and engineers about leadership skills, and how to be successful in business and life. Our very own Hailey Bronec, the Northeast Region Vice President of Washington State FBLA, helped to plan the entire event along with our Regional Advisor, Adam Smith from Cheney. Thank you both for making the day valuable for all of our NE Region students! Now, let's get pumped for the upcoming regional competitions for DECA and FBLA! Go Falcons!
If you are interested in joining the Ridgeline Business Club see Mrs. Demarest in E202 or Mrs. Jeske in E204 to join in on the fun!
Gymnastics Informational Meeting
Trunk or Treat- October 26th from 6-7:30pm
The Ridgeline high school students (sponsored by the Class of 2024) are hosting a community Trunk or Treat event next Wednesday, October 26th from 6:00-7:30 PM in the RHS parking lot. During this community outreach event RHS students will be decorating their cars and passing out candy to CVSD elementary students. All Ridgeline students are invited to come join us in supporting our community.
Senior Yearbook Photo Information- (date extended to OCTOBER 31st)
This is how you submit your Senior photos! It's easy just follow these steps!
Your photos due date has been extended to October 31st!!
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.
You Can't Take it With You- Tickets go on Sale November 1st
“I wanted you to see a real family-as they really were. A family that loved and understood each other”. —Tony Kirby in You Can’t Take it With You.
Don’t miss this amazing show! Performance dates are November 17, 18, and 19. Tickets go on sale November 1 so mark your calendars!!
Winter Sports Registration begins on October 31st
Freshmen Class Officer position for the 2022 - 2023 school year
Attention Ridgeline Freshmen,
Do you want to run for a Freshmen Class Officer position for the 2022 - 2023 school year? Look for the application QR codes in the commons starting today, Wednesday, Oct. 12. Applications are due Oct. 20th. See Mr. Conrad in room G101 for more information.
2022 Ridgeline HS Veterans Honor Wall
We would like to honor the veterans in your family during Veterans Day next month. We have a few questions and you can upload a photograph of your family members and closest friends who have served. These vets will be honored during the assembly and throughout the week on our video screens in the Commons.
You can only fill out one form, but each form can accept up to 5 veterans. We are requesting students and staff to fill out information for one veteran, but you can add up to four more if you have a lot of service history in your immediate family.
Photographs in uniform are wonderful, but it is not required that uploaded photos are of someone in their uniform. Please complete submissions by Thursday, November 4th so we can include your honorees in the assembly the following week. Thank you for helping us honor those who you are close to. Veterans Day is an important day to celebrate our service men and women.
Veterans Day Assembly- Thursday, November 10th
Thanksgiving Pie Sale Fundraiser
Thanksgiving Pie Sale Fundraiser
Ridgeline Band Boosters
These homemade pies from Desserts by Sara are sure to please everyone at your Thanksgiving table this year! Choose from: Salted Caramel Apple, Maple Pecan Pumpkin, Peach Huckleberry, Turtle Brownie, Key Lime or S'Mores Brownie. All pies are $25/each and will be available for pickup November 22-23.
Place your order by November 14 at:
Grad Night 2023
Blanket Night will return this December! The Falcon FCCLA students are excited to continue this event with our RHS community. We are beginning to collect donations, labeled for FCCLA or Mrs. Foster.
What we need:
- 2 yard pieces of polar fleece (Each blanket needs two 2yd pieces)
- 1 ½ -2” wide rolls of ribbon
- New socks, hats, gloves to donate
- Monetary donations (with the notation that it’s for blanket making)
Lilac Royalty Scholarship program
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and due to district email issues, please also email email@example.com!
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