The Junior High Band traveled to Longview on 15 March for the Southwest Washington large group festival. The band earned superior ratings for their performance and represented our school exceptionally well! The judges were quite impressed with our young musicians.
Raymond students Kendra Dunsmoor, Mikayla Collins and Myranda Heckard competed in the Regional Math Competition, winning first place in the "Topical Problem" category. They will now move on to State-level competition in Ellensburg on 22 and 23 April.
The Regional competition featured contestants from schools in Lewis, Pacific and Grays Harbor counties.
The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association has named the Raymond Cheer Squad as the Academic State Champions for the winter sports season, Classification 2B.
This recognition is based on the average Grade Point Average for the squad/team as a whole. Congratualtions!
2016 has arrived and graduation will be here before we know it. If you did not get the chance to place your order for cap and gown units, graduation products, class rings or class tags, no need to worry, you still have time to order and celebrate the moments that matter. Please order at http://www.
On Monday, 7 December, Raymond Junior/Senior High was recognized once again as a "School of Distinction." This award, the second in as many years for RHS, recognizes the top 5% of schools. The recognition is based upon sustained improvement, using five years of improvement in performance data, in both English/Languae Arts and math.
Only 21 high schools in the state received this award from the Center for Educational Effectiveness and their partner organizations.
Principal Dave Vetter explains that there are many reasons for the success of these students. He cites the academic monitoring system as one of the most important reasons why students are successful at RHS. “When you check in and find out what each student is learning, no one is falling through the cracks. All kids are accountable for learning and all of them know we care enough to make sure that they are doing the learning work. Teachers, counselors, administrators and support personnel all keep our fingers on the pulse of the learning and doing triage whenever that is needed. No student is an invisible learner. We want everyone to be successful.”
Further information about the award and methodology can be found here.