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Straight from the Hardt
Hello Ridgeline Families- You know as part of Ridgeline’s mission we take time to teach and talk about interpersonal relationship skills. When I was getting ready for the work force, as a much younger man, these were referred to as “soft skills”. The technical aspects of your job were “hard skills”. If you are an employer or have been part of a hiring team have you ever used the term “with-it-ness”? While it’s not a formal skill, it is something that you know and recognize when you see it. Some people are just more poised, personable, articulate, friendly, understand the nuance of their role, etc… I bring this up with parents because I talk with our kids and ask our teachers to work with our kids on these soft skills. Effective communication with others is a very important skill in all work places. To become an effective communicator you have to practice and you have to have good examples. Sometimes we have to push ourselves out of our comfort zone to GROW our soft skills.
Another way we help make this happen in high school is through Activities and Athletics. That’s why I encourage parents to read the newsletter so that you are aware of opportunities that are available for your student that they might not tell you about. When students risk getting “on stage” in front of others they grow enormously as people. A play, marching band, on the court, in the stands, in front of your class, speaking up in a small group—the “stage” is quite limitless. Even attending dances like our upcoming Sadie Hawkins HoeDown provide important social contexts for our young people to hone their “skills”. Good for our kids who look for opportunities to grow!
It was great to see and celebrate our Special Olympics bowlers and their success last weekend. Thank you to the staff and students who have been a part of the Unified Bowling Team this season!
I’m also extremely proud of the cast and crew from “You Can’t Take It With You”, who closed out their production this weekend- way to go! Another huge thank you to our staff who supported the production, as well as the many hours you parents donated to help behind the scenes—couldn’t have done it without that support!
There are some charitable opportunities highlighted in today’s Flyer if you’re looking for ways to support the greater community.
Make it a Happy Thanksgiving everyone! –Mr. Hardt
NewTech Prep’s (aka Skill Center) Principal Assistant, Kathleen Proud, will be at RHS on Thursday, December 1, during 2nd period (9:15) to share information about NewTech’s many, hands-on learning opportunities. To attend the information session, juniors and sophomores are invited to complete the registration Mr. Spraggins sent out via Google Classroom earlier this week. 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) or Mrs. McMurtrey (email@example.com).
It’s been a short week ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, but our list of colleges and universities to which Ridgeline seniors have been admitted continues to grow! Thanks to all who’ve encouraged your students to access the Google form (Admitted!) and let us know where they’ve been admitted! Keep ‘em coming!
High School Visits Winding Down
As the high school visiting season for colleges and universities begins to wind down and give way to the busy college application season, Ridgeline is seeing what will likely be the last of its visits for the fall season. Over the past two weeks, our students have had the opportunity to learn more about Boise State University, Spokane Community College, and The US Military Academy at West Point!
Special Olympics- Unified Bowling
The Unified Bowling team competed in the state Special Olympics competition this last weekend.
Ella Bode and Katelynn Fay earned a Silver medal meaning they are the second best in the entire state within their league. Andrew Simpson earned GOLD!! He is the best in the entire state within his league! Congrats to these amazing bowlers. Not only is this the first year Ridgeline has competed, but we are also the best! Go Falcons!
Special Thanksgiving Feast
Classrooms D111, D106, and D102 collaborated to create a special lunch for the students and staff. Some of our awesome dishes included macaroni and cheese, ham, turkey, potatoes, green bean casserole, dressing, carrot soufflé, brownies, gingerbread cookies, and cherry dump cake. Students and staff enjoyed the fellowship and the yummy food.
Thank you to everyone involved with "You can't Take it With You"
“Well sir, you should have been there, you should have been there. That’s all I can say—you should have been there.” Martin Vanderhof in “You can’t Take it With You”.
Thank you to everyone involved with this amazing production!!! We had a blast and are grateful to have shared our story with all of you.
Mrs. Bergman's Civics & CWP classes
Senior Civics and CWP classes celebrates the Thanksgiving holiday early today by building community and playing games together.
Thanksgiving Break- No School November 24th or 25th
Toys for Tots- November 24th- 27th
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 Ad space is limited, first come, first served
Senior Tribute Yearbook Ad sales are NOW OPEN!
Senior Tribute Ads for Yearbook: Now available until Jan. 9
Have extra-curricular photos, family, special pictures or additional portraits of your senior you'd like to share? Use the attached link to purchase a senior tribute ad for our yearbook, Eyrié, Volume 2.
Tributes vary in size and price. Parents and guardians get to choose the layout, photos and write a special message.
Please be advised that yearbook staff members will not edit spelling or crop pictures, and the administration does reserve the right to refuse tributes due to inappropriateness.
Girls Basketball Store is now open until 11/28
Wrestling Team Store- closes 11/28
Boys Track & Field Meeting- November 29th at 7:20am
Hey Falcons! Anyone interested in joining Boys Track & Field, please come to the meeting on Tuesday, November 29th at 7:20 am in Room C101!
Questions: see Mrs. Kovac
Blanket Night- December 1st from 5:30-8:00pm
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)
Black Friday Doorbuster sale at JoAnn Fabrics on November 24th & 25th- $6 bundles
Sadie Hawkins Dance- December 3rd from 8-11pm
Tickets are on available for our upcoming Sadie Hawkins dance. $5 in the Business Office.
If your student would like to bring a visitor from another school, dance visitor forms are available in the front office.
We are looking for any hay bales that can be donated for the dance. Please bring to the front office or ask Mr. Rehkow with questions.
Gifts of Hope Book Drive- November 28th - December 5th
Grad Night 2023
Tickets for Senior GRAD Night- $50 until Jan 1st then $85 each
Pay it Forward- Senior Night
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!
Paid Internship Opportunity
Check out Kameron Lewis on the job at Panera Bread! He is working hard prepping food for customers and earning high school credit at the same time. See Mrs. Demarest in E202 if you, too, would like to earn CTE high school credits for your job. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to all who made it out to Panera on Tuesday night to support the Ridgeline Business Club Fundraiser on American Enterprise Day! We appreciate you!
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