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Straight from the Hardt
Hello Ridgeline Families-
I don’t know about you, but I was so bummed to see that our days of actual “spring-like” weather disappeared again today. The warmth and sunshine teased us and I was hopeful it would continue. I know our spring athletes would appreciate it as well! The month of March has flown by and kept us very busy. We will conclude our Verde Loco month of fun with the NEON themed dance tonight, 7-10pm, ALL Ridgeline students are welcome and the price of admission is two food items to go toward our food drive. And next week the infamous Battle of the Green final class competition assembly! Assembly runs 9:30-10:30 and will be streamed on our YouTube channel (link below), and available for viewing afterward.
Thank you to parents, students, and colleagues who nominated so many deserving staff or volunteers for the Meritorious Service Award. There were 45 nominations, which is an incredible amount! Quality people create an amazing school culture. These nominees embody our Ridgeline High School mission and conduct their work daily with that as a foundation. A complete list of nominees is below in the Flyer.
An important historical moment for seniors is scheduled. All seniors are invited and encouraged to be on campus this coming Wednesday, March 29. Following the Battle of the Green Assembly (approximately 10:30), all seniors will meet in the stadium on the field. The goal of the shot is to create a full-page yearbook spread. I did a practice run with eight seniors pictured with me here!
Please check out the Flyer to stay informed of coming events as well as to help celebrate the amazing accomplishments of our students and staff! Make it a great weekend! --Mr. Hardt
Join us as we celebrate our students and the incredible community we live/work in! Special thanks to the local businesses who have chosen to partner with our booster club in support of the Falcons. If you see this logo, one of our talented student's made it! If you see this in the window of businesses in our community they are supporting the Falcons! Keep your eyes out for amazing deals and contributions from these generous partners! (also- if you are a business who doesn't want to miss being a part of this, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org ) #shoploco #welocoyou
Congratulations, Callen Johnson!
In a year of firsts, here is yet another: senior Callen Johnson is Ridgeline High School’s first ever Carl M. Hansen Engineering Scholarship recipient! Please join us in congratulating Callen on having won this $5000.00 scholarship award!
EWU Admitted Student Program
On Monday, March 27, from 12:20 – 1:15 (5th period), Mandy Lee from EWU will be in the Counseling and Student Services Center (A118) to meet with any admitted and/or confirmed (paid the tuition deposit) students who want guidance regarding next steps for enrolling at EWU. If your student is interested in meeting with Mandy, please have him/her come down and collect a pass from Mr. Spraggins BEFORE the event.
Trade Up 2 Construction
On Wednesday, March 29, from 4:00 – 7:00 PM at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, Greater Spokane Inc. will host a construction hiring fair. This fair is one of the biggest for construction jobs in our area and is open to the public. If your student has interest in the construction trades, this is one event s/he won’t want to miss! Click on the this link for more information!
Avista Energy Career Pathways Program
If your junior or senior student harbors interest in exploring an energy sector professional pathway, the Avista Energy Pathways program could be a valuable summer internship experience! The application is currently open for the 2023 summer session and will close on March 31st. Students can apply and learn more via the following link.
If you and/or your students have any questions regarding the program or the application process, email Avista at email@example.com . The videos linked here may also be helpful!
Is Your Junior or Senior Student Interested In Becoming a Surgeon?
Providence will offer interested students and community members a remote opportunity to view in real time a surgery experience being facilitated in its Portland St. Vincent Medical Center. The Ortho Watch (Orthopedic Surgery ) virtual viewing will take place on the Sacred Heart Medical Center Auditorium on Wednesday April 5th. Spokane doors open at 6:30am and Providence St. Vincent in Portland will come online at 7:00am.
The registration link is below. Providence asks that attendees be 17 years of age or older.
Class Registration (microsoftcrmportals.com)
At the bottom of the registration you will be asked to sign up for a location. It is in a box marked Pass or Ticket.
A Hands-on Introduction to Engineering Professions!
On Wednesday, April 12, from 4:00 – 6:00 PM, Coffman Engineering invites high school students interested in engineering professions to join them for a workshop to become familiar with various disciplines within it. Participants will be divided into small groups and will then visit civil/land survey, structural, commercial, mechanical, industrial mechanical, and electrical engineering discipline stations. This FREE event typically fills fast, so your student should register ASAP, using the following link.
Verde Loco Neon Dance- March 24th
Battle of the Green Assembly- Bell Schedule
SENIOR Group Photo
Our Meritorious Award Nominees were celebrated this week! We are so thankful for these individuals and groups that help our students each and every day.
Pam Brown, Kelli Demarest, Dawn Faughender, Angela Fontaine, Lynn Frucci, Jeremy Gering, Bryce Gretch, Ashley Hamlin, TJ Horgan, Amber Hunt, Tessa Johnston, Wendy Jones, Linda Langsett, Abbie Lentz, Erika Maxwell, Camille Nielsen, Tony Oukrainets, Eric Parker, Nathan Paul, Stefani Peterson, Ron Rizzuto, Nicola Sanchez, Nick Seaman, Michelle Sutton, Kara Twining, Danae Unland
CI Para Team
Chris Morris and Shawn Rowand
Paul Gerard, Ron Rizzuto, Jerry Duncan, Dustin Crane, Tony Oukrainets, Steven Limlaw, Lee Bailey
Jesse Hardt, Abby Frandsen, Grady Emmerson, Kyle LeGrant, Megan Fraser
Elizabeth Driscoll, Tessa Johnston, Lori Wilson, Jenni Voelker, Angie Harmon, Kim Wrenchey, Lynn Frucci
AI and CI Classroom SPED Teams
Danae Unland, Tonya Mechling, Ben Seckington, Jordyn Crane, Jennifer Fisher, Chris Morris, Dawn Faughender, Angela Townsend, Gina Medeiros, Mandi Nixon, Shawn Rowand
Open Call for Colorguard..coming soon!
Interested in trying out for Colorguard? Open call on May 1, 2, & 3rd from 3:30-6:30pm in the RHS Gym! All are welcome!
Congratulations 2023-2024 Cheerleaders
Thank you to everyone who tried out for RHS cheer! We love our Falcons!
Wizard of Oz... coming soon!
Speech & Debate
Trips to Pike Street Market, the Museum of Glass and the University of Puget Sound marked the conclusion of the Speech and Debate season for seniors Isabella Kelp and Cambrea Lombardo.
Both competed in the Congressional Debate category at the state debate tournament on March 16-17 and finished in the top third among 55 participants. Lombardo, the team captain, also competed in Original Oratory at the state speech tournament on March 10.
The pair are also the first to earn our varsity letter in Speech and Debate.
More than 200 students from 50 schools competed in the annual WIAA Washington State Speech and Debate Championships held at the Universtiy of Puget Sound in Tacoma. The team traveled with University and Central Valley High Schools and made trips to Pike Street Market and the glass musuem before starting the tournaments.
Civics Bowl tournament on KSPS
Ridgeline had an awesome first showing at the second Civics Bowl competition. Though we lost in our first match to last year’s champion, Lewis & Clark, I am extremely proud of our four participants and alternate for putting themselves out there. It takes guts to put your civics knowledge to the test, especially in a television game show format. Way to go Elise, Jacob, Prasidha, Parker, and Hannah! We wish all the area teams good luck as they continue in competition!
LINK Crew Applications now Open
LINK crew applications are now open and running through 4/14/23, Only for new applicants (current sophomores and current juniors only). Click here to sign up
Grad Announcements will be distributed on March 30th
Tickets for Senior GRAD Night- $85 each
Class of 2023 Graduation
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!
Coming soon after Spring Break!
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!
Here is the registration link for businesses to reserve a table https://bit.ly/rhsjobfairregistration
STEM Engineering & Construction Camp being held at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois from July 16th – 22nd.
*Eligible for rising sophomores, juniors, or seniors as of Fall 2023
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