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Good Sportsmanship PDF Print E-mail

This picture of Kason Koski helping an injured opponent off the field has gone viral. The article and picture are available at http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Football-photo-of-sportsmanship-goes-viral-275845161.html

 
Healthy Youth Survey To Be Administered PDF Print E-mail

On October 13-17, 8th-, 10th- and 12th-graders will participate in the state Healthy Youth Survey. The survey addresses various health issues such as proper eating, as well as use of prohibited substances. The results of the survey do not include individual student data, but are a composite of the responses. There are no questions regarding sexual orientation, sexual behavior or abuse.

 
Boys' Track Team Wins State! PDF Print E-mail

The boys' track team won the team title at the state track meet this weekend, for the first Raymond team track title since 1969.  There were also two individual champions: Hannah Dykes in the triple jump and Rayce Newman in the 200 meter race. School records were set by Rayce Newman in the 200 and Ally Phansisay in the triple jump.  Overall it was a great weekend.  A complete list of placers is listed below:

 

Boys

Rayce Newman - 200 - 1st, long jump - 2nd, 100 - 4th

Ally Phansisay - triple jump - 2nd

Hunter Borden - 110 hurdles - 6th, 300 hurdles - 7th

Alex Vaca - 400 - 3rd

Jayce Freeman - 110 hurdles - 4th

Darol Ratsavongsy - shot put - 6th

Elliott Murdock - 400 - 10th

4x100 Relay (Ally Phansisay, Darol Ratsavongsy, Alex Sida, Rayce Newman) - 8th

 4x400 Relay (Elliott Murdock, James Hamilton, Hunter Borden, Alex Vaca) - 5th

 

Girls

Hannah Dykes - triple jump - 1st, 100 - 11th

Aiysha Garcia - shot put - 9th, javelin - 10th, discus - 11th

Patti Rojas - pole vault - 9th

Kendra Dunsmoor - pole vault - 12th

Cydney Flemetis - triple jump - 13th

4x100 Relay (Patti Rojas, Aubrey Boyes, Cydney Flemetis, Hannah Dykes) - 11th

 
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.

 
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.

 
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