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Head's Note: January 2023
Dr. Ginger Hovenic, Interim Head of School

As we look forward to the next few months, Sage Ridge is prepared for innovation, strong academics, increased opportunities for student leadership, strengthening our pillars, and reaching out as we continue to support our Sage Ridge community. With our renewed and focused pursuit of excellence, the Sage Ridge community can expect that Sage Ridge will deliver on the promise of our mission.

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Lower School Play "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" Cast and Student Directors Announced!
Marnie Pilling

The Lower School students have the opportunity to show off their talents this Spring in the Sage Ridge Theatre Production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (from ArtReach). We are very excited to announce that the play will be led by student directors Michelle Cho ('26) and Ally Baugh ('25)! Read more for the long list of Lower School students that will be joining the cast and join us on March 17 & 18 to watch the production. 

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Sage Ridge Visits the Desert Research Institute
Paul Dolan, Director of Development

On Friday, January 20, Sage Ridge staff and faculty members Dr. Carol Smith-Nichols, Elizabeth Kenney, and Paul Dolan joined current parent Ryan Krebbs for a tour of the facilities at the Desert Research Institute which included meeting up with alum Dr. Nathan Chellman ('08)who currently works there. Hosted by the STEM Education Program Manager at DRI, the visit included tours of the Environmental Analysis Lab, the Trace Chemistry/Ice Core Laboratory, the Organic Analytical Lab, and the Green Box Lab and discussions with the scientists who run those labs.

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Factors of “Fit” in College Admissions (Part Two of Two): Tips, Tools, and Admission Trends to Keep in Mind when Looking for Best Match Colleges
Rob Lamb, Director of College Counseling

Finding a good “fit” in a college may for a wide range of students mean applying to the local community college or state university, seeking affordable options for higher education to maximize career opportunities and placements and/or getting vocational-technical training perhaps.

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Sage Ridge School Choir
Marnie Pilling

Sage Ridge School is starting a choir and many of our students have already had the opportunity to work with our new Choir Director, Randy Smith. If your child would like to join, practices will begin after the break on Wednesdays after school from 2:15-3:30. All grade levels and skill levels are welcome!

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Giuliana Hovenic ('29) and Harper Westfall ('27) Star in "Peter Pan Jr."
Marnie Pilling

Giuliana Hovenic ('29) and Harper Westfall ('27) participated in Peter Pan Jr., a production put on by the Sierra School of Performing Arts. Giuliana played Twin #2 and a Lost Boy, and Harper played Starkey, and Island Guardian and a Pirate. We love seeing our Scorpions continue to pursue their passions outside of school!

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