• Important Dates -->
  • 12/20-1/1: Winter Break
  • 1/2: Classes Resume
  • 1/5: Electives Fair
  • 1/15: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • 1/19: End of Q2 / Semester 1
  • 1/22: Teacher Work Day
  • 1/25-1/27: RRPA's Winter Musical, 'Rent'
The Student News Site of Rock Ridge High School

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The Student News Site of Rock Ridge High School

THE BLAZE

The Student News Site of Rock Ridge High School

THE BLAZE

Welcome Back, Phoenix!

Teachers and students jumped into the 2023-2024 school year with good energy, new projects, and ideas to make classrooms more engaging.
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Melissa Waas
SPED Dean Jesse Hudson fist bumps sophomore Keira Bacas as she steps out of the school bus to begin her first day of school on Aug. 24. Teachers and students were excited to return back to school for Rock Ridge’s 10th year and were looking forward to starting the school year with new projects.

Thursday, Aug. 24, marked the beginning of the 2023-2024 school year and the school’s 10th year. The building swarmed with students falling into each other’s arms after long summers away, staff welcomed buses pulling in, and teacher prepared for their first day of classes. Students and teachers shared how it felt to be back in the building and what they were looking forward to as a new school year began.

 

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Melissa Waas, Video Editor
Melissa Waas is a junior who is the Video Editor for The Blaze. Waas has a place in her heart for making films with her two sisters, who also love to make craft and movie projects.  Originally from France, Waas moved in 8th grade, and she loves being part of the Rock Ridge community, where she is also involved in PEER and is one of the WINGS mentors.
Aline Gonzalez, Staff Writer
Aline is a junior at Rock Ridge High School and this is her second year on staff. Aline joined newspaper because she has a deep passion for journalism and plans to pursue a career in this field. Aline also has an interest in the law field and would also like to become a lawyer. Aline has many hobbies ranging from reading, drawing, painting, to playing video games with her friends and family. She likes to play football in her free time with her friends. Aline looks forward to making lots of new friends this year.

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