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Keeping a Good Online Reputation PDF Print E-mail

Students need to be aware that "online" is forever. When submitting college or job applications, it is not uncommon for those reviewing the application to check your online presence. Here are some tips to help you look your best.

 
Jostens Ordering (caps, gowns and rings) PDF Print E-mail

Message 10/10/13


Did you miss the opportunity to meet with Jostens, NO NEED TO WORRY!, you can still turn in your request, by emailing the order form to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , by fax to 866-381-9032 or mail to Jostens, PO Box 731149, Puyallup, WA 98373.  All orders must be received by December 10, 2013<x-apple-data-detectors://3> to be eligible for this year's pricing. No extension can be made if received after that date.  Jostens will still honor all prior ring incentive, package incentives and deposit incentives, with the final payment being due by February 10, 2014 if order is received prior to December 10, 2013.

If you have any questions, be sure to email Jostens at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Message 9/3/13:

 

Welcome to school year 2013-2014, celebrating the graduation class of 2014.  We are pleased to announce starting now you do not have to wait until the senior order day or family order night.  All items are already available for you to view and purchase online at www.grad-auto.com.  You may also choose to view and click on our print and pay option, meaning you can prepare the order to be ready for the in-school order day or family night.  Just bring the print and pay form to the order table.  We look forward to making your experience as smooth and pleasant as possible.  If you have any other question, please email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

SPECIAL NOTE:  Class rings can be ordered all the way through to the class of 2017, get it now and enjoy the ring for your entire high school experience. 

 
New RHS Principal PDF Print E-mail

Raymond High School has a new principal with a familiar face. Dave Vetter, long-time teacher and previous vice-principal will sit in the principal’s chair beginning in the 2012/13 school year. Mr. Vetter graduated from RHS and bleeds red and black.  His goal is for all students to be successful in the classroom, on the athletic field and in any of the  many activities that are available for Raymond students.  “Our job is to help students understand that they are valued, that classroom work is preparing them for the next step in life and that they are expected to be contributing citizens.”

 

“My goal is simple,” continued Vetter. “Do what’s best for kids. When I was hired, the superintendent told me ‘every decision we make is based on what is best for kids,’ and that’s just the way that we do business. We have to make sure that we challenge our students and at the same time ensure that our processes are as smooth as possible. My job is to help teachers teach more and “hoop jump” less. They need to be able to focus on kids while I support both staff and students.”

 

Vetter began his education career in 2002 at the Wa He Lut Indian school in Olympia. He then came to Raymond elementary where he first served as a kindergarten teacher and later as a fourth-grade teacher. He also worked after school with high school students who needed to make up credit for various classes. In 2010 he transferred to Raymond Junior High to teach language arts.  In 2011, he served as vice principal for Raymond Junior/Senior High; he also received his Masters degree that same year.

 

Vetter believes that all kids deserve to be proud of the school they attend and to achieve success rather than falling into mediocrity. “We need to leverage our great teachers, a super support staff, outstanding facilities and a strong school board into helping all students to ‘cross the line’ that separates the commonplace from high achievement.” He believes that people rise to the level that is expected of them. “Everybody, kids and staff alike, appreciate direction and solid guidelines. Most of my kids think I’m kind of strict, but with the nurturing and caring side that understands all the outside influences that come into a young person’s life. That doesn’t mean I won’t call someone on the carpet for their mistakes, it just means I’ll still love them and care about them when they make a bad choice.”

 

Raymond Junior/Senior High will be available for new student registration on 20 August.

 
InvestEd PDF Print E-mail

We would like to thank InvestEd for their donation and helping our students. For more information and to visit their website click here.

 

 
31 Happy Seniors Are Out The Door! PDF Print E-mail

On Saturday, 9 June, the Class of 2012 walked into the gym as seniors and left 90 minutes later as alumni.  The audience heard about the exploits of the past 13 years from 4 student speakers.  MollyKhammala was selected by the faculty to speak and reflect on the students' academic experiences. Joy Phommachanh related an original tale of fiction designed to highlight the graduating seniors' personalities and talents. Aaron Carney, Valedictorian, spoke briefly and then performed an original song. Finally, Salutatorian Dane Camenzind gave a brief address challenging the students to make the most of their future.

The remainder of the time was occupied with scholarship awards and the presentation of diplomas by School Board Chair Mark Hatfield. This class was particularly successful in obtaining scholarships. 10 students were recipients of the new state College Bound scholarship, with a total value of at least $280,000. Other scholarships totaled $278,000. The total amount of $558,000 represents a record amount for Raymond High School students. Good job, Grads!

 
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