Daily Announcements

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DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

October 17, 2018

Homecoming guest passes are now available in the front office, the bookstore and with Mrs. Leichtman in the admin office. They are due back on Thursday, Oct. 18th by 3:00 p.m.  Late passes will not be accepted.

 


The fall production of George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead, Live is October 25 - 27 at 7pm in the auditorium. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for students with ID.  Night of the Living Dead™ Live is a dark comedic tribute to the historic 1968 film and is the official authorized stage production of the film.   


SENIORS...

Balfour, our graduation products vendor, will be on campus Wednesday, October 24th during JCT.  They will present information about caps, gowns, announcements, and many other fun products to commemorate the Class of 2019.


On October 24th... 
-All Seniors on campus will go to their JCT class and check-in with their teachers 
-After the bell rings, there will be an announcement for all Seniors to go to the Auditorium 
-All Seniors will be offered a packet of information to take home

All AM EVIT Seniors will go to the Lecture Hall during 5th hour to hear the presentation and get a packet.

Balfour will be back on campus to take orders and answer questions on: 
October 30th, during both lunches at the Library 
October 30th, from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm in the Lecture Hall 

ALL THINGS HOMECOMING (October 19-20)

Get excited for LIFE IN COLOR HOMECOMING which means live your life to the fullest, out loud, and create vivid memories! See the beauty in ART, NATURE, GOOD FRIENDS and MOMENTS that last a lifetime!

Clubs please make your Homecoming Banners before 10/18 to be displayed  at the GAME 10/19

Should be a sheet, and be able to be carried via PVC/wood

Should be colorful and say the name of your group

We will meet near the scoreboard 5 minutes before halftime

HOCO Royalty Balloting starts Wednesday 10/3

Seniors will be voting (email) on-line on King/Queen on  Wednesday, 10/3 and closes Thursday, 10/4 at 8am

Court will be announced Tuesday when we get back from Fall Break, and will walk at Assembly

HOCO Spirit Week DRESS TO SHOW your SPIRIT when we return from Fall Break!

Tuesday: Tie-Dye Colors

Wednesday: Wacky Colorful Socks

Thursday: Mix and Match/Colorful and Mixed Patterns

Friday: WHITE OUT

Class contests, post your classes on Twitter and Instagram and tag STUCO to win donuts and cereal party!

Assembly, Friday, October 19 2A/2B schedule

WHITE OUT, No exceptions!

The Homecoming Football Game @7pm

Fireworks, Amazing Halftime Show honoring our Seniors and Homecoming Royalty

HOCO Dance, Saturday, October 20, 2018 8pm-11pm at DRHS Courtyard

Semi-Formal dress show your colors and life out loud

No jeans, sneakers are okay

Tickets $30 with activity card/$35 without activity card

Limited to the first 1400 people




NHS is holding free peer tutoring twice a week; English and Science on Tuesdays, Math and Social Studies 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.

 

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY &

BARRETT HONORS COLLEGE

Thursday, October 18th - 3rd Hour


CHANDLER GILBERT COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Thursday, October 18th - 5th Hour

UNIVERSITY OF UTAH

Friday, October 19th - 4th Hour

GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY TOUR

Monday, October 22nd - 8 am-1 pm

 

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA

Tuesday, October 23rd - 3rd Hour

NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY

Wednesday, October 24th - JCT

ASU - COLLEGE OF INTEGRATIVE SCIENCES & ART

Thursday, October 25th - 3rd Hour

AZUSA PACIFIC COLLEGE

Thursday, October 25th - 4th Hour

CiVICS TESTING

Seniors who have not yet taken/passed the Civics Test, please check your school email from October 1, 2018 for testing dates and sign up instructions or come to the College & Career Center. We will be offering testing after Fall break. You must pass the Civics test in order to graduate!

 

Gilbert Sister Cities Youth Ambassador Application Summer 2019 Antrim-Newtonabbey, Northern Ireland and Leshan, China

 

Juniors students who reside in Gilbert OR are in GPS or Higley School District are eligible to apply to this program. If you are selected, the cost of the trip is free, but there is a $25 application fee and costs associated with hosting a student from another country.

 

If selected, your family would first host a student from one of our sister cities for 3 weeks, beginning the last week of June 2019. In July, the students fly to the sister city and stay for 2-3 weeks. Students return in August before school starts (or a couple days later). Applications are due October 19, 2018 at 4:00 pm.

 

See Ms. Sokolsky in the College & Career Center for details and an application

SENIORS - FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is used to determine the amount of money a family is expected to contribute to the price of attending a postsecondary institution. The results of the FAFSA are used in determining student grants, work study, and loan amounts. The College & Career Center will be hosting a free FAFSA workshop on Wednesday, October 17, where you can obtain expert assistance in filling out your forms. Space is limited, so reservations are required. We encourage both student and parent to attend. See Ms. Sokolsky in the CCC to reserve your space.

Are you a Sophomore and would like to earn up to 21 college credits for FREE?!! Then the ACE Plus program could be for you! To attend the informational meeting on October 17th, you need to go to the Counseling office or your Counseling Google Classroom to sign up.  

GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY TOUR

Monday, October 22 - 8 am-1 pm

Seniors and Juniors

During the Tour you will be able to:

  • Get an in-depth look at all the facilities and classrooms at Grand Canyon University.
  • Experience a tour of all colleges on campus.
  • Speak to current students at GCU.
  • Discuss scholarships, financial aid, admissions, etc
  • Lunch is provided.

Transportation will be provided by GCU and will pick students up in from of the Administration Building of Desert Ridge High School (at 8 am).

Stop by the College & Career Center for a permission packet. Completed packets must be turned in no later than Friday, Oct. 17th to Mrs. Sokolsky.

 

Club News

 

German Club announcement:

If you are planning on volunteering at the Lymphomathon on Sunday, Oct 21, come to the German classroom and pick up a permission slip.

Sports

Open field play for girls soccer will be Wed., Oct. 24th.  Make sure you have you paperwork in. There will be a meeting Thursday in Coach LaPlante's room Thursday morning.  If you can not make the meeting, you need to communicate with Coach LaPlante.

Anyone interested in trying out for Basketball there will be an informational meeting in the mini gym this Thursday, Oct. 18th right after school.   If you cannot attend see Mr. Ream in the Driver's Ed room A-2 hour or room 2209 3-4 hour

 

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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