Daily Announcements

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DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

November 20, 2018

 

Seniors-Do you still need to take the Civics Test? Get it done before Winter Break!!

Open sessions will be November 27, 28 and 29 during both lunches. Open sessions will also be open from 12-2:30 on November 28, and at 6:30 November 29. No need to sign up-just come to the Career Center with your charged chromebook!

Winter Formal guest forms are now available in the front office, bookstore, or at Mrs. Leichtman's desk.  They must be turned in by 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5th. Absolutely, no exceptions for late or incomplete forms.

Winter Formal Dance, Saturday, December 8, 2018 8pm-11pm

at the Falls Event Center, Baseline Road just East of Greenfield

Theme: Journey to Winter Wonderland

Colors: Blue, Silver, White

No jeans permitted. This is  semi-formal attire

Tickets $20 with activity card/$25 without activity card

Purchase from STUCO member or at lunch or at the Front Desk

Pulse Dance Company & Advanced Dance present  ELEMENT, their fall dance concert with guest performance by Elite, Intermediate, DRHS Alumni and Pulse Dance Workshop.

Join us Thursday, November 29th and Friday, November 30th at 7PM in Auditorium.  General Admission is $6

Pre-sale tickets go on sale Monday, April 26th during 4th and 5th hour lunches in the cafeteria

Purchase your Pre-sale ticket for $1 OFF


NHS is holding free peer tutoring twice a week; English on Tuesdays, Math and Science on Thursdays for students of all capabilities. Locations are posted on the bulletin boards around the school.

Students need to have their ID cards every time they get breakfast & lunch. If they don't have their ID Cards yet they can use another form of ID with their Picture and Name on it.


As you know, the prevalence of vaping on school campuses across the country is on the rise.  Unfortunately, we are no exception. Not only is the use of vape products a terrible health decision, it also has significant discipline consequences to include suspension from school and referral to a hearing officer.  Simply put, it's not worth it. Do the right thing for yourself and others. Keep vaping off of our campus.

Counseling News

SENIORS WANTING TO ATTEND A COLLEGE PRESENTATION MUST SIGN-UP IN THE COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER THE DAY PRIOR TO THE EVENT.

NOVEMBER EVENTS

 

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA

Tuesday, November 27th - 6th Hour


NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY

Thursday, November 29th - 6th Hour


EVIT TOUR

SOPHOMORES join us as we tour the main campus of the East Valley

Institute of Technology located at 1601 W. Main Street, Mesa. On Tuesday, Dec. 4th.

Learn about all of the programs EVIT has to offer. Pick up permission slips

in the College & Career Center today.


HOBY 2019 Announcement

 Attention Sophomores!

Are you interested in attending a leadership-development camp next summer?

The Hugh O’Brien Youth (HOBY) Leadership Conference is for you. Check it out!

WHO: HOBY Leadership conference is looking for students with:

*outstanding critical and/or creative communication skills

*strong decision-making and creative problem solving skills

*compassion towards the needs of others

*passion for community service.

WHAT: Leadership camps add valuable skills to high school students and look great on college and scholarship applications, as well as on your resume for a job. This conference is sponsored by HOBY (Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership). Desert Ridge High School is able to send one ambassador to the conference and DRHS will pay the admission fee. Students stay in ASU WEST housing during the conference and participate in 3-4 days of leadership/goal setting activities.

Discover the leader in YOU

WHERE: ASU West

WHEN: June 6-9, 2019

HOW: The application for HOBY Leadership Conference requires submitting a short essay about the importance of leadership. If you would like more information about applying for this excellent leadership opportunity, see Mrs. Pagano in the Counseling Office ASAP.

The deadline to submit applications has been extended to:

Tuesday November 27th, 2018.


Club News

 

This month is NaNoWriMo and Desert Ridge students and staff have written 99,432 words so far! The Shadow Cats would like to congratulate Stephanie Sweet, Jeffry Park, and Max Uesele who are the new top three people on the leader board with around 10,000 words each.

 

Sports

Attention Winter Athletes... You need to go pay your athletic fee prior to receiving any uniforms or playing in any games.  You can do this online through registermyathlete.com or in the athletic office.

All boys and girls interested in playing Tennis this Spring, we will be starting voluntary Open Court Workouts next Tuesday, November 27th @ 3:00pm. Meet Coach Wagner out at the tennis courts on Tuesdays and Thursdays for stroke drills, conditioning, and match play.

*DRHS hosted the AIA Division 1 Spiritline State Qualifiers this past Saturday, where our school's varsity cheer team had a great performance at home, and qualified for the State Championship in February. *

 

Safety and Security at The Ridge.  As you know, safety and security on school campuses across the country is on everyone's mind.  What can you do to help? Here's a few things:

1.  if you are ever leaving campus through one of our gates and no one is behind you, please take the time to close it.

2. make sure you have your student ID with you at all times and be prepared to show it when asked.

3. if you notice something or someone on campus that looks suspicious in any way, report it to an adult so it can be investigated quickly

4. if and when an emergency event occurs, like an evacuation or lockdown,  listen closely to the directions given by the adults around you.

Thanks for taking an active role in keeping our school safe and secure


 

 

 




 



 



Seniors
Caps and gowns were delivered! If you did not pick yours up, see Mrs. Weis!
Seniors
Caps and gowns were delivered! If you did not pick yours up, see Mrs. Weis!
Seniors
Caps and gowns were delivered! If you did not pick yours up, see Mrs. Weis!
Seniors
Caps and gowns were delivered! If you did not pick yours up, see Mrs. Weis!
SENIORS! Balfour will be back on campus to take your cap and gown orders on Wednesday, December 6th. Look for them during both lunches, outside the Library! Don't delay...prices increase after January 15th. If you do not have a lunch and need to talk to Balfour, go see Mrs. Weis in the Front Office.
SENIORS! Balfour will be back on campus to take your cap and gown orders on Wednesday, December 6th. Look for them during both lunches, outside the Library! Don't delay...prices increase after January 15th. If you do not have a lunch and need to talk to Balfour, go see Mrs. Weis in the Front Office.
Hello DRHS Class of 2018 and Parents!
Balfour will be back on campus to take orders for caps and gowns, rings and jackets on Wednesday, January 10th during both lunches outside the Library.
Please do not delay!! 
Cap and gown prices will increase after January 15th. 
Please make sure that you fill-out the top of the Order Form COMPLETELY.
Include Height and Weight for sizing of your gown.
***Caps and gowns are not actually shown in the packet*** 
All students wear a plain black gown and plain black cap; there are no other color options.
Line item #77 on the Order Form is the place to order the "Cap, Gown and Tassel Unit". 
If you did not receive a packet, please pick one up in the Bookstore or Front  Office. 


To order your graduation products onling, go to...
Type in: Desert Ridge High School
Click on: Graduation 
You can go straight to the Cap and Gown order box...
Click on: Shop Individual Products (in the blue bar near the bottom of the page)
Scroll all the way to the next to the last item: Cap, Gown, and Tassel Unit
Please see the attached flyer with more information. 
If you have any questions about ordering or products, please contact Balfour at 480-990-0141
Hello DRHS Class of 2018 and Parents!
Balfour will be back on campus to take orders for caps and gowns, rings and jackets on Wednesday, January 10th during both lunches outside the Library.
Please do not delay!! 
Cap and gown prices will increase after January 15th. 
Please make sure that you fill-out the top of the Order Form COMPLETELY.
Include Height and Weight for sizing of your gown.
***Caps and gowns are not actually shown in the packet*** 
All students wear a plain black gown and plain black cap; there are no other color options.
Line item #77 on the Order Form is the place to order the "Cap, Gown and Tassel Unit". 
If you did not receive a packet, please pick one up in the Bookstore or Front  Office. 


To order your graduation products onling, go to...
Type in: Desert Ridge High School
Click on: Graduation 
You can go straight to the Cap and Gown order box...
Click on: Shop Individual Products (in the blue bar near the bottom of the page)
Scroll all the way to the next to the last item: Cap, Gown, and Tassel Unit
Please see the attached flyer with more information. 
If you have any questions about ordering or products, please contact Balfour at 480-990-0141
Hello DRHS Class of 2018 and Parents!
Balfour will be back on campus to take orders for caps and gowns, rings and jackets on Wednesday, January 10th during both lunches outside the Library.
Please do not delay!! 
Cap and gown prices will increase after January 15th. 
Please make sure that you fill-out the top of the Order Form COMPLETELY.
Include Height and Weight for sizing of your gown.
***Caps and gowns are not actually shown in the packet*** 
All students wear a plain black gown and plain black cap; there are no other color options.
Line item #77 on the Order Form is the place to order the "Cap, Gown and Tassel Unit". 
If you did not receive a packet, please pick one up in the Bookstore or Front  Office. 


To order your graduation products onling, go to...
Type in: Desert Ridge High School
Click on: Graduation 
You can go straight to the Cap and Gown order box...
Click on: Shop Individual Products (in the blue bar near the bottom of the page)
Scroll all the way to the next to the last item: Cap, Gown, and Tassel Unit
Please see the attached flyer with more information. 
If you have any questions about ordering or products, please contact Balfour at 480-990-0141
The senior panoramic photo will be taken Wednesday, February 7th during JCT (9:48-10:29). If your student is at EVIT during this time, but would like to be in the photo that day, they will have to miss EVIT to attend. Please note that the school does not excuse the absence for these students because the photo is NOT a mandatory event. Thus, you will need to call and excuse your EVIT student's absence. 

Thank you!
The senior panoramic photo will be taken Wednesday, February 7th during JCT (9:48-10:29). If your student is at EVIT during this time, but would like to be in the photo that day, they will have to miss EVIT to attend. Please note that the school does not excuse the absence for these students because the photo is NOT a mandatory event. Thus, you will need to call and excuse your EVIT student's absence. 

Thank you!
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