The Storm Report

January 14, 2022


Craig Curry, Principal

Anthony Quichocho,

Assistant Principal & Athletic Director

10605 Carter St. SE

PO Box 476

Yelm, WA 98597

Phone: 360-458-1100 Fax: 360-400-1256

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Martin Luther King Jr Day

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day,

there will be NO SCHOOL ~ Monday, January 17, 2022

"I Have a Dream"

Public schools play a unique and vital role in our communities in that they are one of the few institutions to bring people from all walks of life together to learn to interact and belong respectfully in the same space.

We take this duty and responsibility seriously at Ridgeline Middle School, and we work to create a safe and welcoming environment where students can learn at high levels and families feel a sense of inclusion, belonging, and connection to our school community. At Ridgeline, we believe in accepting people for who they are. We believe in respecting all differences and learning to communicate and work together to live meaningful, productive, and joyful lives.

This belief aligns with the legacy and life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who we will celebrate and honor on with a schoolwide virtual assembly.

Dr. King and his message of inclusion, belonging, and respecting differences is the reason we have a federal holiday on January 17th.

Important Message from Assistant Principal & Athletic Director, Mr. Quichocho

"Thank you to all of our student athletes, staff, and families that supported our wrestling and basketball programs for the Winter 1 season. Both teams upheld our STORM values in each and every competition, and we look forward to boys basketball and girls soccer in the Winter 2 season.

The first practice of Winter ll is January 31, so please be sure to register your student athlete before then. Winter ll Season is 1.31.22 to 4.11.22

For Winter 2 athletics registration, please go to our Athletics page on our website by clicking the link here: Register my Athlete

  • Winter II Sports

    Boys Basketball

    Girls Soccer

    Registration Deadline Date: Sunday, 1.30.22*

    *If you are unable to register by this date, you will need to make arrangements with Carli Byrer, ASB/Athletics office


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Join us for "Coffee with the Principal" ~ Friday, January 28, 7:00-8:00 am, RMS Library

We welcome all new and returning families to join us. We will be discussing many topics with Mr. Curry. We look forward to seeing you!

End of Term 2 Approaching!

Dear Parents,

Friday, January 28 is the last day of the semester and a half day for students. Students will be dismissed at 10:30 am and teachers will work on grades for the report cards in the afternoon.

Please remember to check your Skyward Family Access to review any missing assignments, grades and communications from teachers! If you do not have Skyward Family Access, click the button below to sign up! It only takes a minute and is a valuable tool for you and your student!

Kate Gyekis, RMS PE/Health Teacher - CPR

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Students learn and practice CPR and special life saving skills in our Health and Wellness class. Thank you Mrs. Gyekis!

January is School Board Appreciation Month

Please join us in thanking and recognizing the extraordinary dedication our school board continuously gives to our students and community. Our school board volunteers hundreds of hours and an immeasurable amount of energy to assure that our schools are provided the best education possible for the children of our community. Ridgeline students and staff would like to thank the board for the significant amount of time, work, and dedication they put in to ensure that Yelm Community Schools provides a world-class education to all students. THANK YOU!!

Mark Rohwedder (District 1), serving since 2013 / Bill Hauss (District 5), serving since 2005 / Donna Edwards (District 2), serving since 2000 / Debbie Edwards (District 4), serving since 1984 / Denise Hendrickson (District 3), serving since 1998

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Raising Digitally Responsible Youth A Parent's Guide

Please click here for important information: Raising Digitally Responsible Youth A Parent's Guide


Due to school cancellation on Tuesday, January 4, we will make the instructional day up on Friday, February 18. This is a built in to the school calendar as a "snow day" for just this purpose. Our website has been updated to reflect February 18 as a regular school day.

PARENTS: Opt in for Text Messages - Text YES to 67587

Thank you to our school-community business partners!

We want express our gratitude for the continued support from our wonderful school and community business partners. This support has played a key role in the success of our students and makes such a difference in their lives.


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Office Professionals:

Carli Byrer, ASB and Athletics
Kim Gosney, Principal's Secretary

Beckie Whited, Registrar and Attendance


Melanie Keller, (Students with last name beginning A-Li)

Stacey Jansen, (Students with last name beginning Ll-Z)

RMS Tech Help Desk/Library Technician:

Marjie Hicks, Email:

Phone: 360.458.1100

Fax: 360.400.1256

Newsletters are always available online at

Nondiscrimination Statement

Yelm Community Schools does not discriminate in any programs, activities or employment opportunities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights: Julie Mondry, 360-458-1900,; Title IX Coordinator: Lisa Cadero-Smith, 360-458-6120,; and 504 Coordinator: Shannon Powell, 360-458-6124, Address: 107 First St N, PO Box 476, Yelm, WA 98597.