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Flourishing
  • Head's Note
Tobin Bechtel

I hope we are all able to flourish in the coming weeks as we embrace distance learning. We certainly have had obstacles in the past few weeks and our leadership team has been working hard to set us up for success. We are asking all family members to read our new distance learning guide to get us off to a great start next Tuesday. At the same time, we recognize that this will be a complicated time for families and the transition to distance learning will be a challenge - hopefully one with unpredicted opportunities...

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11 Scorpion School Guidelines for Sage Ridge Parents
  • Academics
  • Student Life
Tobin Bechtel

We recognize that this will be a complicated time for families and the transition to distance learning will be a challenge. Parents will need to think differently about how to support their children; how to create structures and routines that allow their children to be successful; and how to monitor and support their children’s learning. Some students will thrive with remote learning, while others may struggle. The guidelines provided below are intended to help parents think about what they can do to help their children find success...

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10 Scorpion School Guidelines for Sage Ridge Teachers
  • Academics
  • Student Life
Tobin Bechtel

The transition to distance learning will not be simple or easy. Teachers will need to think differently about how to communicate, give instruction, and provide feedback; how to design lessons and assignments that are authentic and meaningful; and how to ensure students continue to collaborate and communicate with others. The ten guidelines provided below are intended to help teachers across all divisions reflect on challenges they’ll confront in shifting to distance learning. 

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Challenges and Opportunities
  • Head's Note
Tobin Bechtel

Every challenge also brings opportunity. Our current situation gives an opportunity for us to show courage and develop robust 21st century communication skills. We will work on this together. Sage Ridge intends to be the leader in the Reno community in protecting our families and creating virtual learning environments for our students. We ask for your family's enthusiastic and committed cooperation...

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CANstruction Results
  • Academics
  • Accomplishments
  • Student Life
Jessica Thibault

Last Wednesday, Sage Ridge participated in the CANstruction competition. A group of 5 sophomores and 2 staff constructed a wall of cans at the Meadowood Mall. The wall had the image of a scorpion sitting in a desert on it, representing the school mascot. All of the cans in the wall will be used to feed the homeless community in Reno through Food Bank of Northern Nevada. SRS was awarded "Best Use of Labels" by the CANstruction judges!

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Cooler Heads Will Prevail
  • Head's Note
Tobin Bechtel

In the rapidly changing situation with the coronavirus pandemic I am hoping that “cooler heads will prevail.” This proverb is so important to keep in mind as we wade through the ocean of information coming at us; indeed, it currently feels like a tsunami has hit us. Adults need to help all our children and adolescents grapple with the situation and model for them how we can make informed decisions and take rational action for ourselves, our families, and our communities...

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Gala Items for Sale!
  • Development
Debbi Lehr

We hope you were able to join us in persona at the Hollywood Gala 2020 last Saturday evening.  It was a star studded, elegant evening spent at the Renaissance Reno in support of Sage Ridge School.  If you did not happen to make the event or missed out on the mobile bidding, not to worry!  There are some great items still available for sale on a first come, first served basis:

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Mr. Arnold with student
  • Academics
  • Accomplishments
Jessica Thibault

Sage Ridge students started competing in the American Computer Science League this year under the guidance of Mr. Brian Arnold. This is an international competition featuring difficult written tests covering a variety of computer science concepts. The Intermediate-3 Division also includes a programming problem portion, where students have 72 hours to design and code a solution to a programming problem. On to the results...

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Tobin Bechtel
  • Head's Note
Tobin Bechtel

“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.” – Edward Everett Hale 

I have been ruminating on this quote since I came across it several months ago...

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