MAY 26, 2023 EDition

Congratulations to the Class of 2023!

On behalf of the teachers and staff at RVHS, we wanted to congratulate and appreciate the Class of 2023!  Families can relive the special moments that occurred during graduation by clicking here to watch the video and review information related to ordering pictures. 

Valedictorians Salutatorians

Ryan Birnesser Anjelika Arushanov

Bailee Bowman Sophia Gomez

Elyssa Cardella Hannah Gruber

Ava Carl Andrea Hernandez-

Stella DiManna Koeneke

Elena Faulk Isabella Neitzel

Lauren Guo Martin Vince

Elle Hadrick Grant Walker

Annika Jergensen

Madelyn McKinney

Dylan Mitchel

Ryan Mooney

Riley Olson

Joshua Rillos

Raegan Sawano

Nicholas Schweiker

Avery Thornton

Scarlette Vair

Gavin Zborowski

Bell Schedule for 2023-24

As many of you are aware our school district announced new start and end times for all Jeffco schools. At RV we have been working hard to create a bell schedule that allows us to maintain our instructional time while also keeping many of our academic intervention and enrichment opportunities in place. We are excited to share that our bell schedule for the 2023-2024 school year has been finalized and we’ve met our goal!  A huge thank you to all of the students, staff and parents who have shared your input with us.  Your voice matters! 

Start Time: 8:15 a.m. 

End Time: 3:30 p.m.

Thursday/White Days: Late start for all students - I.C.E begins at 9:05 a.m. 


With the exception of Girls Golf, the 2022-2023 Sports' Season has come to an end.  Thank you to all of our student-athletes for demonstrating leadership throughout the year.  You all helped create a lifetime of memories for your teammates and community. Looking forward to what 2023-2024 has to offer.  

Our student athletes excelled in the classroom as well as in competition.  At our awards ceremony, we celebrated over 180 athletic letter awardees as Outstanding Student Athletes for maintaining a cumulative 4.0 or higher GPA.  RVHS Athletics would also like to recognize Celeste Martinez for receiving 2nd Team All-State honors in gymnastics.  Great job Celeste!

Due to the successes of our teams this year, Ralston Valley has been awarded the Freddie Steinmark Award for the 13th consecutive year.  This award is given to the top overall athletic program in Jeffco Schools.  It is a measure of all of our programs and a high honor to receive.

The FALL ATHLETICS REGISTRATION window will open on July 19th.  Athletes will need a valid ATHLETIC PHYSICAL to register.  Please go to the RVHS Athletics Website for instructions and the registration link: Ralston Valley High School (


*FOOTBALL & BOYS GOLF registration deadline: 3pm on Friday, July 28th    

*All other fall sports registration deadline: 3pm on Friday, August 4th

Girls Golf Going to State

After a strong showing last week at the Regional Golf Tournament, Ralston Valley is excited to send three of our golfers to state to compete as both individuals and as a team.  Addi Hines finished in second place regionals to pace the Mustangs heading to state.  She will be joined by teammates Isabel Ekborg and Hayven Beck.  Good luck Mustangs.

Athletic Awards

Thank you to all that came out to celebrate our Student-Athletes that were honored at our annual Athletic Awards Night.

Mrs. Buening recognizing our All-State athletes for the year.

Just a small sampling of our 220+ student athletes that earned an end of year award.

Ralston Valley's Fall, Winter, and Spring Seasonal Athletes of the Year.

Girls Flag Football at RV

Attention all young athletes and flag football enthusiasts! We are excited to announce that Girls Flag Football starting this fall season.  Tryouts and practices start August 9th.  We are doing some informal practices this summer. Whether you're a seasoned player or new to the sport, this program is designed to cater to all skill levels and promote teamwork, sportsmanship, and personal growth. Visit the following website to get some general information and sign-up for updates: 

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 parent/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 


Advisement Corner

Ninth Grade Advisement

We have completed this year's advisement program for our freshmen students. What an incredible class of young people. We have learned a lot from this class, and believe that they have learned a lot of valuable tools and skills that will help them ease into their tenth grade year. Students will be walking away with many lessons that include, but are not limited to: sleeping habits, executive functioning, anxiety, how to manage stress, mindfulness, gratitude, screen time and the growing brain, healthy relationships, etc.

Counseling Department

Jeffco Summer School

If your students needs to recover credit for a failed class, Jeffco has multiple summer school options.  Click here for more information and links to each program.  If you have questions about your student's credits, please reach out to your student's counselor.

ralston valley happenings

Competition Heats Up in Culinary Essentials

Culinary Essentials I competed in their annual Burger Wars, sponsored by the Colorado Beef Council.

Physics Classes Conduct Wave Labs

Students in Mr. Lowrey's and Mr. Pennell's Physics classes are conducting wave labs, exploring the various wave phenomena.

Dissection Prepares for Finals in Biology

Students in Ms. Rosenthal's class are dissecting a pig as a final review of body systems. 

German Students Excel at National Exams

RV German students did remarkably well in the AATG Level 1 National German examinations. Special mention goes to SophomoreWill Burczyk, who placed in the 99th percentile in the USA.

Child Development Students Learn About Sensory Play

Child Development went on a field trip to The Academy Early Childhood Education Center this week with our industry parter Morgan Parker, an RV alum who is now the Director of Education at The Academy.  

RV students were able to tour the facility, learn about career pathways in Early Childhood, and had the opportunity to observe and work in the classrooms with the kiddos. We will return to the Academy for even more in-classroom experiences with infants and toddlers. 



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