September 29th, 2023
Reminder: NO SCHOOL OCTOBER 6th - Staff Professional Development
Reminder: October 10th is World Mental Health Day
Spokane Tribe Partnership Videos
Some of you have seen these and some, perhaps not. We produced these videos in partnership with the Spokane Tribe two years ago and they are used for learning in our school district and throughout the region. Please watch both of them when you have a few minutes.
High School Update
Mid term 1 grade reports will be handed out Tuesday, 10/3-be on the lookout for your student to bring them home
Senior Parent night meeting is Wednesday 10/4-6 pm in the Commons
Graduation, deadlines, yearbook & senior pics.
Our Pep Assembly last week for the FB team was a fun break where the ASB had the Freshman vs the Seniors in a VB match where the Seniors won. Then they played the Staff. The Staff team won! It was a lot of fun and the Freshman class had the most spirit!
Cross Country (Coach Smedley) - The Liberty meet was held on 9.26, at Liberty High School, where 9 teams from our league gathered to compete. Our whole team ran well! In the 1.5 mile middle school race our Atticus Handley and Carmelo Green both placed in the top ten, and Hailey Fry of our High School girls also placed in the top 10. Our boys varsity team ran the 3.1 mile course quite well, led by Gabe Branstetter, who took 2nd overall. Our varsity boys won the race as a team, (the top 5 runners places added together = the team score, and the lowest score wins). Well done everyone!
Cross Country HS Boys Team won the League meet at Liberty led by a 2nd place finish by Junior, Gabe Branstetter and 6th place finish by newcomer, Maveric Sobotta.
HS Varsity Football Beat Colfax 42-16 moving them to a 2-2 record overall and 1-2 in league play. 3rd place in the current league standings
HS Girls Soccer beat Kettle Falls 7-o moving then to a 2-3 overall record and 1-3 in league play. 5th place in the current league standings.
HS Volleyball defeated Saint George’s 3-0 improving their overall record to 2-5 and 1-2 in league play. 8th in the current league standings.
MS Volleyball JV and Varsity beat Davenport 2 sets to 1 set
Home Game Alert
Thursday, September 28th
MS Football Game vs Asotin @ 4:00PM
HS Volleyball vs NWC @ 3:45/5:00/6:30
Saturday, September 30th
HS Soccer vs Saint George’s @ 11:00AM
Monday, October 2nd
JV Football vs LRS @ 5:00PM
Tuesday, October 3rd
HS Soccer vs Davenport @ 6:00PM
Wednesday, October 4th
MS Volleyball vs Kettle Falls @ 4:00 in Smith Gym
Away Game Alert
Friday, September 29th
HS Volleyball is at the Sheridan Classic @ Shadle Park HS. Play starts at 7:00PM
Saturday September 30th
HS Volleyball is at the Sheridan Classic @ Shadle Park. Game time TBD
Cross Country is at the Battle of the 509 Invitational @ Airway Heights Polo Grounds. MS Starts and 8:45AM with the other divisions to follow.
Monday, October 2nd
MS Volleyball @ Odessa 4:00PM
HS Volleyball @ Kettle Falls 4:00/5:00/6:30
Tuesday, October 3rd
Cross Country @ LCSC Course in Lewiston ID for League meet 4:00PM
Elementary P.I.E. Group hosts Family Game Night on Friday, September 29th from 5:00-7:00 in the Commons.
Elementary Spirit Week October 2nd-5th.
P.I.E. Movie Night October 14th at 6:00 in the Commons
Middle School Update
Hello Parents! We are wrapping up another great week at RMS and I just want to thank all of you for sharing your amazing children with us each day. We are making great progress this month with our character trait of RESPECT. Look for our Character Awards next week which will feature the teachers’ nominations for students exemplifying respect on a daily basis. Tomorrow we will celebrate that all of our students showed respect for our expectation that cell phones be put away for the day with an assembly and Italian sodas.
Our RMS ASB officers attended an all day leadership conference this week at Peperzak Middle School in Spokane. They spent the day strengthening their leadership skills and intentionally planning activities to add to our positive culture here in Reardan. They have some great ideas including a spirit week next week in partnership with our high school homecoming week. Encourage your child to dress up!
PJ Day–wear your comfy, cozy, appropriate for school pajamas
Mix and Match–go crazy with stripes, neons, polka dots and crazy socks
Hawaiian Day–tropical shirts, shorts, and accessories (no swimsuits, please)
Reardan Spirit–Maroon and Gray colors and Reardan spirit gear
NO SCHOOL ON FRIDAY–teacher collaboration day
We continue to work on helping our students be able to place their belongings in their lockers each day. Many are still carrying around backpacks that are too heavy for their health and safety. As we talk with them, the common thread is that they are afraid of forgetting something in their locker and so carry all of their belongings with them at all times. Many backpacks are stuffed with papers. If you could take time this weekend to help your child organize their papers into folders or their binder w/tabs, this would alleviate a lot of stress. Please email me if your child needs any organizational supplies and we will be happy to help! firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW MIDDLE SCHOOL SUPPORT - CLAYFUL
PARENTS CAN OPT THEIR STUDENT OUT BY SIMPLY EMAILING PRINCIPAL DEBI NEWSUM.
Speaking of stress–middle school is often a time of stress and anxiety as students attempt to figure out who they are and where they belong. We are piloting a student coaching and support program starting in October called Clayful. Clayful allows students to access on-demand, chat-based, non-clinical coaching for students. Grades 7 and 8 will have access to a community of Certified Coaches to help them build healthy habits for success. This service will be provided for FREE to all Reardan-Edwall students. Check out Clayful's parent video to learn more! This video offers great information about what Clayful offers, how it is structured and monitored for safety, and more. Where can I get more information or ask questions about Clayful? You can click here for Clayful's frequently asked questions resource for families. As the video states, families can opt out of Clayful if they choose to. Please email Principal Newsum with any questions or concerns.
Secondary Student Behavior Guiding Coaltion
This guiding coalition (comprised of administration, teacher, para, security, student assistance professional, and student) met this week to reflect on student behavior in the month of September. In looking over the data, this team can take steps to set students up for success and ensure that supports are in place. This week, after having met three times throughout the summer, this team identified the following behaviors as essential for student success:
· Verbal Communication
· Active Listening
· Cultural Competence
· Digital Citizenship
The next step is to teach these skills and put students in a position to grow and learn these essential skills.