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Straight from the Hardt
Hello Ridgeline Families-- We certainly enjoyed our first full week of the new year! Since the semester doesn’t end before Christmas break, it can be a bit of a shock to students when we come back in January and jump right back into academics--full swing. That’s because we only have a few weeks left in the semester and finals January 26 and 27. This is a critical time to talk with your student about any possible missing assignments, check powerschool, and email their teachers if you have ANY questions or concerns.
It was a busy week for student-athletes and their fans as we enjoyed basketball, wrestling, and gymnastics- something every day! We enjoyed a real nice MLK program, featuring a musical tribute from the Ridgeline Orchestra and guest speaker James Layman.
Students in Government and Civics courses recognized Temperance and Citizenship Day today with some historical perspective on what it means and ended with students having the opportunity to register to vote. It was a nice connection to the world for students.
Our Unified basketball team is more than excited for their games tonight--- it’s all I’ve heard about all week!
You know what is impressive? Gymnasts! As I watched our girls gymnastics team I was struck by how much athleticism, balance, timing, and pure strength is necessary to compete in the four exercises. Those girls are strong!
I’m pictured today here with members of our championship robotics team. They have been highly successful and will be heading to state level competitions later this month!
No School Monday so make it a great 3-day weekend! –Mr. Hardt
FAFSA Assistance Events
Now that the college acceptance letters have begun to land in mail/inboxes, many folks may still have questions about financial aid and the resources available to fund their student’s post-secondary pursuits. To reiterate, filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is foundational to the college financial aid process. If you have not done so, there is still time to complete it before we reach most college and university priority filing deadlines. What’s more, there are resources to help parents/guardians file right here in our own community!
Spokane Teacher’s Credit Union (STCU) hosted two FAFSA Assistance Events in the fall and will offer three additional events during the next 6 weeks. For each of these events, STCU and The College Success Foundation (CSF) will provide families with onsite help with the FAFSA-filing process! And you do not need to be a STCU member to participate! The dates, times, and locations are outlined below:
Thursday, January 19
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: STCU Northtown Square Branch / 4747 N. Division St., Suite 105 / Spokane, WA 99207
Tuesday, February 7
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: STCU North Spokane Branch / 207 E. Hastings Road / Spokane, WA 99218
Thursday, February 16
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
STCU Spokane Valley Branch / 13501 E. Sprague Ave. / Spokane Valley, WA 99216
If you plan to attend one of these events, here is a link to helpful checklist for preparation: STCU's FAFSA Assistance webpage.
Varsity wrestlers competed at the Pacific Northwest Classic at U High last weekend. The team improved from 20 points last year to 89 team points this year. Individually, Tyson Ramsey placed 4th and Preston Wentling placed 5th.
Ridgeline Wrestling senior night is Wednesday, January 18th. Varsity wrestling against LC begins at 7:00PM. It’s a blackout, so wear black and pack the gym to help the falcons stay undefeated on our home mat.
Falcons Robotics sent two teams to the Regional FTC Robotics Tournament in Richland. The "Green" team's alliance won the tournament and the "White" team took 4th overall. With this win Green team secured a stop to the State Tournament on January 28th in Seattle. Furthermore, the Green team won best overall team by winning the Inspire Award, securing another bid to State.
Ridgeline Falcons Gymnasts
Our Ridgeline Falcons Gymnasts scored second with a 152.62 points, beating out four other teams. A huge congratulations to Bella DeLaRosa who placed second in the All Around with a total score of 34.025. She also placed first on vault and beam. On vault she scored a 8.95 and a 8.80 on beam.
December PACE award nominees
December PACE award trait was CARING. These students were nominated by their teachers for this award. Congrats to all!
Speech & Debate Team
Speech & Debate travels to Gonzaga, competes in classic tournament
Gonzaga University's Conway Classic tournament returned to live speech and debates on Jan. 6 following two years of virtual competition. Several team members competed for the first time.
Seniors Isabella Kelp and Cambrea Lombardo competed in Congressional Debate, and Brock Lyons (10), Aundrea Prefontaine (11), and Nicholas Rahm (11) entered speech events along with newcomers Alaiyah Gentry (9), Jose Luis Andrade Torres Neri (11), Alyssa McSwain (9), Emily Rountree (9), and Dominic Smith (10). Lombardo competed in the Original Oratory event and made it to the final round, and she and Kelp also made it to finals in Congressional Debate.
Nationally recognized, the 73rd Conway Classic hosted nearly 30 schools in college-level competition. There are no beginner events at this tournament.
The team will enter the Southside Invitational at Ferris on Jan. 20-21.
RHS Dance Team- Swoop the Falcon
Congratulations to dancer, Abbie for being chosen as this weeks winner of Swoop the falcon! Swoop is the dance teams award for the dancer who shows leadership, fairness, teamwork, and generosity during practice and games! Congrats Abbie! Your teammates love you!
Temperance and Good Citizenship Day
Ridgeline juniors and seniors celebrated Temperance and Good Citizenship Day today by learning about active citizenship and having the opportunity to register to vote in their social studies classes. Students aged 16 & 17 also had the opportunity to pre-register to vote. Today was supported by JSA students who created informational posters about voting. Excited to see our students actively participate in our democracy when they come of age!
FIRST SPOKANE SCHOLAR NOMINEES FOR THE CLASS OF 2023!
Ridgeline High School is proud to present its first ever Spokane Scholars nominees for the class of 2023! Established in 1993 by a group of Spokane professional and business leaders, the Spokane Scholars Foundation exists to recognize the academic excellence of the region’s high school seniors. Each year, faculty from the region’s high schools select high-achieving students from English, fine arts, mathematics, science, social studies, and world languages to compete for scholarship awards. Since 1993, the Foundation has recognized more than 3500 scholars, awarding 1.5 million dollars in scholarship awards and matches. Please join the faculty and staff of Ridgeline High School in congratulating the following students on their nominations:
English (Language Arts) - Christopher Mahn
Fine Arts - Hannah Lind
Mathematics - Elise Wirthlin
Science - Alexandra Tate
Social Studies - Brock Brito
World Languages - Callen Johnson
Congrats to these outstanding falcons!
Ridgeline senior, Gracie Wohl, did a fantastic job reporting to the school board tonight on all the great things happening at Ridgeline High!
Falcon Fashion Show...save the date!
Our own Ridgeline students will be modeling the formal wear. The link for ticket sales will be available soon. Tickets are $5 per person with 25% of proceeds going to Friends of Liberty Lake Library. This is open to the entire Ridgeline community. Please come support our students at this fun event!
Spring Musical- Wizard of Oz
It’s Spring Musical time! Auditions for Wizards of OZ coming up and sign up sheets on theatre doors and packets available in the office! Auditions will be Feb 6th & 7th
Boys Track & Field Meeting- January 18th
Boys Track and Field Meeting on Wednesday, January 18th in room C101-Mrs. Kovac. Meetings will be 7:20 am & 2:20 pm. Here is the remind code: rhsbtf23
Senior Tribute Ads for Yearbook: Deadline extended to Feb. 6
Senior Tribute Ads for Yearbook: Deadline extended to Feb. 6
We have limited spaces remaining for purchasing a senior tribute ad.
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.
Falcons Winter Mini Cheer Camp.... Registration now open!
Save the date! Our Falcons Winter Mini Cheer Camp registration is now open!
Falcons Winter Mini Cheer Camp
Join the Ridgeline Falcon Cheerleaders for a mini cheer camp and performance!
Jan 23rd and 27th, RHS gym
Clinic: Mon. January 23rd 6-7:30 pm
Performance: Fri. Jan 27, half-time of the girls Varsity Basketball game (game starts at 5:30 pm)
Who: Kids age K-5th grade
Cost: $45.00 per camper
Registration Jan 13-20 or until we are full *We will take up to 100 campers. Campers get a T-shirt and pom poms!
Click the link below to register:
Green Team Winter Photo Contest
Green Team, our Environmental and Outdoor Club, is holding a winter photo contest from today until January 17th. Students are encouraged to enter photos for the theme “Winter in the Wild” using the QR Code posted above. Photos will be judged by staff and winners will be posted in the newsletter. So get creative, Falcons!
Unified Basketball Game- January 13th at Central Valley High School
No School- Monday, January 16th
1st Semester Finals- January 26th & 27th
Masquerade Formal Dance- February 11th
Tickets for Senior GRAD Night- $85 each
Calling all parents!
The Galentine Event, 2/4/23 is held in the tasting room at Trailbreaker Cider in Liberty Lake and therefore ticket sales are limited. The theme is Wear Red for Ridgeline, but the dress code can be as fancy or as simple as your comfort level. Tickets cost $50 per person and gives you access to the auction, dessert bites, mingling and Valentine themed selfie wall, as well as a drink ticket for any beverage. The whole intent of fundraising for RHS Grad Night 2023 is to ensure that costs are covered for a fun and safe event for every member of the graduating class who would like to attend.
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!
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!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
- Next Training Date: February 2023
- Program Start Date: As early as the end of February 2023
World Language Competency Test
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