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Straight from the Hardt
Hello Ridgeline Families- It’s another great week to be a Falcon! While we still have a good amount of classroom work to be done, we’ve started smattering in a few more opportunities for fun, just to help keep the brain engaged and active! For example, today, in bio-med, I tried my hand in a surgical simulation to remove an ovarian cyst. Then I stopped by a birthday celebration for a couple of our Italian exchange students. Later I threw axes at a target during AP-Palooza activities!
Speaking of fun… CVSD is looking for a couple parent volunteers to join the English/Language Arts curriculum adoption committee. If this sounds like the type of work you’d enjoy being a part of and you have some flexible time, please let me know and I’ll gladly pass along your name to the committee chair. Here’s what the commitment tentatively looks like: The work would involve a couple of half days in May(right away), a full day in August, and about 4 full days over the course of the 23.24 school year.
Ok, so how about some real fun? My picture today was with our Unified Soccer team during Thursday’s double-header. What a fun group of athletes and coaches to be around!
A lot of today’s newsletter is information devoted to Seniors. There’s a lot going on and it’s important for parents to assist with some of the activities so that their student can be properly celebrated. It’s a good heads-up for parents of current Juniors as well so you can start to plan for next year.
Do you want your son or daughter to get a job this summer? Ridgeline is hosting our very own Job Fair coming up on May 18. This is a great opportunity for part-time or even full-time employment. Students currently in grades 10-12 will have an opportunity to connect with 45 prospective employers from Amazon, to Silverwood, to Wagstaff. Other opportunities for employment can be found on our digital job board link below.
Senior Prom tickets go on SALE Monday, May 15!
And this is the final weekend for the production of The Wizard of Oz! Don’t miss out-shows tonight and Saturday.
Enjoy the sunshine and make it a great weekend! --Mr. Hardt
RHS Seniors- Meeting on May 16th (during Advisory)
RHS Seniors! Please attend this important senior meeting, next week (May 16th at 8:40am- during Advisory in the theatre), to get all your questions answered regarding graduation and upcoming events for you!
Parents of current seniors, we are planning a very special night of celebration for you and your graduate. To help, we would love for you to send pictures of your child growing up (baby to today), 4-5 pictures -- group pics with other graduates in it, are highly encouraged! We hope you will be able to join us at “Dear Parents,” night on June 5th at 6:30pm!
This, Monday, May 15, admission counselors from 14 of the nation's 27 Jesuit colleges and universities will hold a college fair on the Ridgeline High School campus, making themselves available to meet with your students from 11:15 - 12:15 in the Commons. Among the schools students can expect to encounter:
- College of the Holy Cross
- Creighton University
- Fordham University
- Gonzaga University
- Loyola Marymount University
- Loyola University, Chicago
- Loyola University, Maryland
- Marquette University
- Regis University
- Saint Louis University
- Santa Clara University
- Seattle University
- University of San Francisco
- Xavier University
Ridgeline High School is one of only three area high schools (and the only public high school) to have this opportunity, so be sure to encourage your students to take advantage of it by connecting with these admission counselors!
If you and/or your students have questions, contact Mr. Spraggins (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Spokane Valley Tech Summer Academy
Registration is open. Explore high-growth careers, earn credit and gain valuable skills this summer! Successful completion earns a .5 CTE credit or an elective credit depending on need.
- Who: Currently enrolled students in grades 8-11
- Cost: It’s FREE😊
- Where: Central Valley High School
- When: Tuesday, June 27 – Friday, July 14 from 8:00 am–3:00 pm daily. No school on July 3 & 4.
- Course offerings (choose 1 program):
- Introduction to Computer Science
- Introduction to Fire Science
- Introduction to Manufacturing
- Introduction to Engineering
- Introduction to Biomed
- Introduction to Teaching Academy
- Introduction to Computer Essentials
- Introduction to Construction
- Introduction to Graphic Design
- Digital Media
- Introduction to Photography
Introduction to Sports Medicine
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 (email@example.com) and Ms. McMurtrey (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
Marching Band Informational Night- May 15th @7:00pm
Interested in joining our award winning Ridgeline Regiment? We are having a Marching Band information night on Monday, May 15th @7:00pm in the commons.
All are welcome to attend 💚🎶
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!
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If you have questions feel free to email email@example.com! Go Falcons!
Owen Rich giving his final Ridgeline update to the school board and passed the torch to our president-elect for 23-24, Nick Goode!
Class Officer elections
Class Officers elections to your Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior classes. The QR code for the applications is scattered around the school on posters and the TVs in the commons. Applications are due Monday, May 15th.
Community Penny Drive- May 20th
Ridgeline Business Club
Romy Robinson and Kameron Lewis represented The Ridgeline Business Club (DECA and FBLA) Wednesday night at the Washington Education Association building where they presented a follow-up presentation about the Falcon Formal Fashion Show. Their task was to report back to the Community Outreach Program (COP) Grant Committee who helped support the show with a $1,000 grant. Romy and Kam did a fantastic job! We are so proud of them! Thank you both!
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!
FIrst come, first serve- Yearbooks on sale $60 (limited quantity)
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!
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!
PROM tickets go on sale Monday, May 15th - $40 in the Business Office
Tuxedo Rental -$50 off at the Tuxedo Gallery
Cap & Gown pick up- May 25th during both lunches
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.
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