MAY 24, 2024 EDition

Field Lights

We are excited to share that this spring work has begun for the installation of field lighting on the turf field and will benefit students involved in our schools athletics and activities programming. This project, funded by the 2018 capital improvement program, is designed to support the Jeffco Schools Equitable Start Times and will positively affect all 16 high schools within Jeffco Schools.  Please take a moment to read this letter from Ralston Valley and Jeffco Schools to learn more. 

Hazel Health

Mental, social, and emotional wellness of students is a priority that we share with our community and one that we are addressing with layers of support including school counselors, social emotional learning specialists, school psychologists, social workers along with partnerships with outside agencies like Hazel Health. 

This year, we continue our partnership with Hazel Health’s Telehealth services to provide a free telehealth extension of mental and physical health support for Jeffco students enrolled at district-managed schools accessed at home with a parent/guardian.  Hazel Health will continue services over the summer. 

Parents/guardians may access these services on behalf of your student by visiting this webpage and following the instructions for – Steps to Access Care

Drop Off and Pick Up

It is a great time to remind everyone to be thoughtful of our neighbors during drop off and pick up.  We must keep the right of way clear for emergency vehicles and through traffic.  With only one road to enter and exit a building this size, with this many people, the roads at the school will always be congested.  There are a few things we can do as a Ralston Valley community to help make these busy times of day run as smoothly as possible.  

Main Entrance - Please be sure to pull as far forward as you can in the loop at the front of the school when dropping off or picking up your student.  This helps to alleviate backups in the roundabout and get as many cars off of 80th Ave. as quickly as possible.  

Roundabout - The roundabout is part of the road.  Please do not park in the roundabout while waiting for dismissal time.  This blocks the flow of eastbound traffic and prevents traffic exiting to the east from leaving campus as well. Please do not stop and pick up your student in the roundabout or on 80th Ave.

Fire Station - As traffic backs up on southbound Alkire, please be sure to leave room for our first responders to exit the firehouse safely and without obstruction.  Do not block the exit of their garage.

82nd Ave. - Please pay attention to posted road signs along 82nd Ave.  There are multiple speedbumps on 82nd Ave., making it necessary to go the speed limit or slower to ensure safe driving and prevent damage to your vehicle.  There are also multiple No Parking signs along 82nd Ave. next to the school's property.  Please do not park there to pick up your student.

Thank you for your continued diligence when driving in and around Ralston Valley.

For additional resources, click here. 

athletics 

End of a Great Year - 

Congratulations Mustangs on an extremely successful year.  It has been a pleasure watching the growth of all of our young women and men.  Congratulations to all of four seniors on your successful academic and athletics careers at Ralston Valley.  Most importantly, thank you for your leadership.  Powered by eight league titles in the 2023-24 school year, seven individual State championships, and one state team title in Tennis, the Steinmark Trophy is staying put at Ralston Valley, recognizing Ralston Valley as the number one all around 5A sports program in Jefferson County.  

2024-25 Athletic Registration

Registration for this fall will open on July 22nd.  Please be sure to have a current physical and all other required paperwork for registration submitted as soon as possible once registration is open.  Fall sports are: Boys and Girls Cross Country, Boys Golf, Boys Tennis, Boys Soccer, Girls Flag Football, Football, Girls Volleyball, and Softball.  Registration for all other sports will open approximately 3 weeks ahead of the start of those seasons.  

Boys Volleyball 

 Congratulations to Ralston Valley athletes playing for Arvada West Boys Volleyball, they earned the following awards: 

  All Academic - 1st Team

- #2 Evan Kabat 

- #7 Joe Gaffney 

- #1 Giuseppe Licata

 All Conference - 1st Team (5A Northern 2)

- #2 Evan Kabat - 358 receptions.


JV went undefeated in Conference as well.  RV athletes on JV: Danny Gaffney, Keller Mansfield, Cruz Diebold.  Great job!

off campus policy

Due to the nature of our campus, we do not allow students to walk off campus during the school day.  

9th grade students are not allowed off campus at any point during the school day unless they leave with their parents/guardians. 

If your 10th grade student is driving, they may leave campus with parental permission.  They are expected to follow local and state driving laws.  Please click on this FORM to give your sophomore child the ability to leave campus with your permission.  

Our campus is not closed to our 11th and 12th grade students and they may leave campus. 

 Schedule for The week 

Have a Great Summer!

Counseling Department

Jeffco Summer School

If students failed a course and need to make it up over the summer, Jeffco is offering free credit recovery at five different sites, including Arvada West HS and Jeffco Virtual Academy.  Students must enroll for classes through Enroll Jeffco and classes will run from June 3-28.  Click here for a flier.

ROAR Summer College Search Series

The Regional Officers of Admissions of the Rockies (ROAR) is a group of college admissions professionals who specifically serve high school students in the Rocky Mountain region. This summer they are offering college search programming at local libraries that include a panel with college admissions experts and a college fair.  This is a perfect opportunity for current juniors, but all students and caregivers are welcome to attend.  One of the programs is listed below, but click here for a flier with additional dates and locations.

Date: Monday, June 10, 2024

Time: 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Place: Arvada Library

 Advisement Corner 

Advisement 

Thank you Mrs. Braketa for the engaging and thoughtful Advisement lessons this year! 

We appreciate you.

 ralston valley HAPPENINGS

RV Students Earn Awards in National German Exam


RVHS Level 1 German students performed very well in the recent AATG (Association of Teachers of German) national German examinations.  Congratulations to  the following students:


Sean Tracy   Leistungsurkunde (Achievement award)

Cora Grolnic   Leistungsurkunde (Achievement award)

Sydney Schade   Leistungsurkunde (Achievement award)

Owen Gilbert     Bronzeurkunde (Bronze award)

Adrian Lawson   Silberurkunde  (Silver award)

Amelia Buyrn      Silberurkunde  (Silver award)

Audrey Woszczynski    Silberurkunde  (Silver award)

Giuliana Anglada-Jaimes         Silberurkunde (Silver award)

Anika Constantin      Goldurkunde (Gold award)

Science Classes Working Hard at Year End


Ms. Rosenthal's Biology students participate in a dissection lab, and Sophomore Kylia Warren is studying for her final.

A Year of Art at Ralston Valley

Visual Arts and Design TOP TEN for 2023-24 School Year:

In our school year RVHS Mustang artists…

10. Walked 45 million steps searching for that perfect camera angle.

9. Took 200+ photos per student.

8. Used 5000 pounds of clay. 

7. Soldered 1500 pieces of jewelry. 

6. Mixed over 1000 colors with  50 ounces of acrylic paint.

5. Rendered with 20 ounces of ink.

4. Had meaningful discourse with four visiting artists in a variety of disciplines talking about real world application of art skills and concepts. 

3. Exhibited 73 artworks in Jeffco Schools Foundation student art exhibits, Scholastics National  Art and Writing Awards and Congressional Art Show.

2. Were awarded 11 student honors in a wide range of categories, including two BEST IN SHOW, in the Jeffco Schools Foundation student art exhibits and Scholastics National Art and Writing awards.  

1. Worked alongside one another, supporting and extending their imaginations to create ART , talk about ART and be ARTISTS at Ralston Valley High School!  A very heartfelt THANK YOU for an amazing year! 

"Butterfly" by Tyler Gibbs

"Multiplicity Final" by Santana Sabus

"Light Painting Butterfly" by Rylee Diebold

"Hands Portrait" by Nicole O'Keefe

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