Ridgeview High School Theatre Department presents Radio Plays 2017

Ridgeview High School (RVHS) Theatre Department will present Radio Plays 2017. Come see the Golden Age of Radio brought back to life in three comedies directed by students at RVHS.

Baby Snooks & Daddy directed by Kaylee Kieninger depicts the misadventures of Daddy as he tries to teach Snooks a lesson on Halloween.This play features Clare Rodman as Snooks, and Cael Reed as Daddy.

Burns & Allen directed by Megan DeHart brings the magic of George Burns, played by August Johnson and Gracie Allen, played by McKenzie Mierjeski to life as they deal with the challenges of income taxes.

Our Miss Brooks returns with another installment directed this time by Cecilia Murray and Jill Norris. Come see the antics of Miss Brooks, played by Ashlynn Kieninger, at Thanksgiving with a large supporting cast. All three plays are rounded out with wonderful supporting roles by additional RVHS students.

Radio Plays 2017 will be performed Oct. 27 through 28 at 7 p.m. with a matinee on Saturday at 2 p.m. Anticipated runtime for the performances is 1 hour and 45 minutes.

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Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) Volleyball State Championships return to Redmond

Ridgeview High School will host OSAA 1A/2A State Championship Volleyball tournament play November 3-4, 2017. This is the fifth year Ridgeview has hosted the championship event.

”This tournament provides us with the chance to show off our amazing community, host an outstanding sporting event and make some money for our athletic program in the process,” Principal Lee Loving said. “We are proud and thrilled to participate with the OSAA annually.”

Volunteers are needed to assist in running the tournament over the two-day time period. Those interested in volunteering as an usher or ticket taker should contact Erin Buckley-Noonan at ebuckleynoonan@gmail.com. To volunteer in concessions, please contact Ridgeview Booster Club President Becky Smallwood at photobecky@gmail.com.

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Oregon Department of Education releases Redmond School District report cards

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) has released the school and district report cards for Redmond School District with data from the 2016-2017 school year.

“The state report cards allow our parents and community insight into our successes as well as areas for improvement,” Superintendent Mike McIntosh said. “While they do not tell the whole story, they do serve as a tool to help keep us accountable to both state and district goals.”

There are two versions of the Report Card. One shows school performance in comparison to state and like-school averages. The other provides detailed information about achievement and growth, and graduation rates for high schools.

ODE has stated this is the final year for the current report card format as work continues on a redesign. According to ODE, the redesigned report cards will aim at sharing information that is meaningful and accessible to parents, families and the broader school community. The report cards for each school in the district are available on the district website at redmond.k12.or.us/about/district-school-report-cards/.

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Community Bond Forums

We invite the Redmond community to attend Community Bond Forums in advance of a potential bond effort in 2018. The forums are an opportunity to hear directly from Superintendent Mike McIntosh about the state of our school buildings and facilities and how the district would address maintenance needs with a potential bond.

Oct. 23, 2017: Terrebonne Community School

Oct. 30, 2017: Lynch Elementary School

Nov. 1, 2017: Redmond High School

Nov. 6, 2017: Tumalo Community School

All meetings are scheduled from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

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Redmond High School will host haunted house fundraiser

The Redmond High School (RHS) Theatre Department will present “Carnival of Chaos,” a themed haunted house fundraiser on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, or “Friday the 13th.”“The carnival-style haunted house will include disturbingly realistic-looking characters and plenty of creepy clowns as well as lighting effects, strobe, sound effects and special effects makeup,” drama teacher Hilda Beltran said.The entire show is 100 percent student produced with theatre students portraying all characters with costumes and makeup.  “The haunted house will take guests through a carnival that has taken a dark turn for its inhabitants and visitors,” Beltran explained.  Open for one-night only, admission costs $5 per guest for 18 and over, $3 for under 18. Children under 13 will be admitted only if accompanied through the house by an adult; tickets can be purchased at the door.The haunting will run from 4 to 6 p.m. and again from 7 to 9 p.m. in the RHS auditorium.

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Ridgeview High students raise over $2000 for Hurricane Harvey victims

Students at Ridgeview High School recently raised over $2,000 to benefit a Texas high school with the misfortune of being in the path of Hurricane Harvey.  

Kingwood High School in Kingwood, Texas is still uninhabitable weeks after Harvey’s destructive winds caused widespread damage to the Houston area and much of the Texas Gulf Coast in early September 2017. The homes of many Kingwood High students were flooded during the storm. Kingwood’s students are currently sharing space with another area high school until their school can be repaired.   

“My students were moved by the stories of students and families facing the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey after coming across videos showing the widespread flooding,” teacher Heather Peterson said. “They didn’t want to just sit around and do nothing – they all felt motivated to help in some way.”

Ridgeview students, with the help of Peterson and fellow teacher Ben Parsons, sprung into action and contacted the organization AVID to assist them with locating an AVID school in Texas they …

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Redmond School District hiring new bus drivers

Redmond School District (RSD) is hiring new bus drivers Transportation Services Supervisor Michelle Rainville announced this week.

“Like much of the state and even the country, we’re stretched very thin with our number of bus drivers,” Rainville said. “We’d like to add several more drivers to fill regular shifts and provide support for team trips and field trips as needed.”

RSD drivers start at $16.01 per hour (overtime is available) and are eligible for a benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision insurance, long-term disability insurance and a membership in Oregon’s state pension program. New drivers are also eligible for a $500 signing bonus after a successful 90 days.

“Beyond our competitive pay and excellent benefits package, this is a meaningful job that has daily impact on the lives of the kids in our district,” Rainville added. “We’re looking forward to adding new members to our team who understand the value that drivers bring to a community.”

Rainville emphasized the flexibility of the bus driver positions, stating that drivers are able to drive a morning …

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Redmond School District to present talk for prospective college athletes

Redmond School District (RSD) Athletic Director Kevin Bryant will give a talk titled “Your Athletic Future” on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 in the Redmond High School auditorium.

RSD coaches will join Bryant for the presentation, which will focus on next steps for high school athletes wanting to pursue playing at the collegiate level.

“I highly recommend area high school athletes and parents attend this free presentation as it will give them great insight into academic, social and athletic expectations for playing at the next level,” Bryant said.

The event will conclude with a panel discussion involving RSD coaches who either coached or played sports in college, taking questions from the audience.

The presentation will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Redmond High is located at 675 SW Rimrock Way in Redmond.

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Team Spotlight – Ralph Dimmitt

Redmond School District Bus Driver Ralph Dimmitt Ralph has been a bus driver for the Redmond School District for two years, first starting as a substitute driver and eventually becoming a full-time driver.

What does your job entail? The straightforward part of the job is safely transporting kids from point A to point B on time. The job is more than just transportation, though. I’m often the first and last face representing the school district that these kids see every day. I make sure to greet them by name if possible and everyone gets a “good morning” and a “good afternoon.”  We drive buses, maintain and clean them, but having a positive impact on the kids is the best part of the job.

What did you do before working for the district? I was a commercial truck driver for 38 years, mostly out of Klamath Falls, Oregon. My wife and I also ran an adult foster care facility down there. I’ve been retired from trucking for six years. Possessing a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and knowing my way around large automobiles made driving bus …

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Redmond High School hosting Central Oregon College Fair

For the fourth straight year, Redmond High School is hosting the Central Oregon College Fair on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

“We’re pleased to host the Central Oregon College Fair once again, as it provides students the opportunity to meet with hundreds of college and university representatives from across the nation,” Redmond School District spokesman Rainier Butler said. 

Students are encouraged to visit gotocollegefairs.com prior to the fair. After entering their information on the website, students can print a barcode that can be scanned by the college representatives of their choice.

The fair is free and open to the public. Redmond High School is located at 675 SW. Rimrock Way in Redmond.

For questions or more information, contact fair coordinator Danny Cecchini at 541-550-4000 or dcecchini@EOU.edu.

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