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Re-2 serves up academic letters, luscious lunches, faculty harmonies

At the Rifle High School Academic Awards Assembly held on Sept. 12 students received their academic letters for the 2001-02 school year. In the freshman class from last year, 31 received academic letters. Thirty-six sophomore received their letters, and for 24 of those, this was their second academic letter. Last year’s junior class had 19 students receiving academic letters. Thirteen of them had received academic letters in both their freshman and sophomore years, and three had received a letter previously. To qualify for an academic letter at Rifle High School, a student must maintain a 3.5 grade point average in each semester and have taken five solids in each semester during the school year in all levels of English, math, science, social studies and foreign language. Also Management, Business Law, Accounting I, Accounting II, PC Programming I, PC Programming II, Digital Multimedia, Web Design and CAD.”Students of Rifle High School continue to show excellence in many different ways,” said new RHS Principal David Smucker. Assistant Principal Jeanie Humble introduced Esperanza Luna, Hailey McDonald, Kyle Sanderson, Eric Simms and Trisha McDowell, the five RHS Student Ambassadors, to the student body, and told them they would choose two more to share the ambassador duties.Humble also explained the seven Advanced Placement History students from Todd Ellis’ class had earned college credit. Those students are Doug Humble, Cassandra Baker, Leah Silvieus, Zach Akin, Will DuBois, Joe Schmidtz and Anthony Alfini.Lindsey Steele, who won Fifth Place at the National FBLA Conference this summer, and Nick Worley, who presented his trophy for Architectural Drafting to Principal Smucker, were also honored during the assembly.Parents may have noticed there have been some changes made in the Garfield Re-2 Nutrition Services Department. The reorganization of Nutrition Services was made to better serve our students in each of the seven schools. Our goal is to help support student achievement. “Hungry minds cannot learn,” said Food Service Director Susan Beecraft.Full-time kitchen managers in each kitchen are available for staff meetings, PTAC meetings, back-to-school nights, and other events. The kitchen manager is responsible for the paperwork and all food service responsibilities at their school, including free and reduced lunches, catering, and marketing.The following is a list of energetic kitchen managers and the schools they serve: Helen Hagerty – Rifle High School, Lynetta Trevathan – Esma Lewis Elementary, Lori VanSlyke – Wamsley Elementary, Dorma Lerma – Roy Moore Elementary, Tula Davidson – Riverside School, and Pam Woolsey – Kathryn Senor Elementary. Since Rifle Middle School does not have a kitchen, the students walk to Esma Lewis Elementary for meals. Beecraft is confident that with the reorganization the students, faculty and parents will be better served. She said, “I’m very proud of the kitchen managers and the new roles they have taken on with enthusiasm and dedication. They have really stepped up to the plate and taken on a lot of responsibility.”Microwaves and hot water dispensers will no longer be available in the school cafeterias for student safety.Riverside School is offering a new type of serving line, which has been very popular at the high school. It is a self-serve line with four or five different main line items available each day as well as a fruit, potato and vegetable.With the opening of new schools scheduled in 2004, there will be a new kitchen and cafetorium located within the new Rifle Middle School-Esma Lewis building complex so students in grades 5-8 will not have to walk through the parking lots for their meals. The new cafetorium will offer different main dish choices including chef salads and hoagie sandwiches daily.-You are invited to share the fun. The Garfield Re-2 Music Faculty Presents A Night of Music on Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Rifle High School Auditorium. There is no admission fee.


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