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Knowledge Bowl beats cross-state rivals

Knowledge Bowl beats cross-state rivals

Karen Manley

January 18, 2018


Filed under 2018, Academics, Knowledge Bowl

On Saturday, January 13, Fossil Ridge High School’s Knowledge Bowl Team took first place at their home meet, beating the team from Grand Junction 114 to 110. “We did pretty well the first three rounds. But then, our rivals, Grand Junction, almost made a comeback in the fourth round,” said futur...

Fossil Ridge rolls out new app

Fossil Ridge rolls out new app

Milena Brown

January 14, 2018


Filed under 2018, Academics, Ridge

Fossil Ridge High School is rolling out an app called Ridge for staff and students.The app is designed to be a one place destination for all things Fossil and features a reward system for attending school events like plays, band concerts, and sporting events. Points can be used to buy items like EOS lip balms, restaurant d...

Knowledge Bowl wins third consecutive meet

Knowledge Bowl wins third consecutive meet

Karen Manley

December 18, 2017


Filed under 2017, Knowledge Bowl

On Saturday, December 16, Fossil Ridge High School’s Knowledge Bowl teams competed for the third time this season. A Team took first place in all three competitions and Fossil remained in the top place throughout, after taking first in the written rounds. Knowledge Bowl is composed of five rounds,...

Adopt-a-Family teaches a lesson in thankfulness

Adopt-a-Family teaches a lesson in thankfulness

Kaitlyn Philavanh and Isabella Mahal

December 16, 2017


Filed under 2017, News, Ridge, StuCo

Photo Credit: Kaitlyn Philavanh and Karen Manley On Friday, December 15, Fossil Ridge High School held its annual Adopt-a-Family celebration in the Media Center. Student Council facilitated ordering pizza and sub sandwiches and buying hot chocolate, lemonade, and cookies so each family could stay for...

Fossil Ridge hosts Model UN conference

Fossil Ridge hosts Model UN conference

Liam H. Flake

December 14, 2017


Filed under 2017, Academics

On Saturday, December 9, Model United Nations held a conference at Fossil Ridge High School. The event was attended by delegates from MUN and received live coverage from members of Etched in Stone and Ridge TV. In an MUN conference, students act as United Nations delegates from different nations and atte...

Cocoa Cram is a slam

Cocoa Cram is a slam

Milena Brown

December 14, 2017


Filed under 2017, Academics, Recent News

The stress of preparing for finals can be overwhelming and paralyzing. The added stress of extracurricular activities, home life, and work can make finding time to study for finals seem impossible. Cocoa Cram helps students kickstart their finals studying by creating a space for students to get help ...

Shark Tank brings cutting edge ideas

Shark Tank brings cutting edge ideas

Anna Henning

December 8, 2017


Filed under 2017, Academics, News, Ridge

On Friday, December 1, Fort Collins High School hosted Shark Tank. In this event, students from Collins and Fossil Ridge High School were given the opportunity to present their innovative ideas to the “sharks” for judging. This competition was inspired by the TV show Shark Tank, where future entrepr...

Add/Drop adds new changes

Add/Drop adds new changes

Jaclyn Ambrose

November 29, 2017


Filed under 2017, Academics, News, Ridge

Fossil Ridge High School offers the opportunity each semester to add or drop classes, but within the last years add/drop has caused apparent problems. Such problems include students unable to get into their necessary classes, or even students arriving at the school well before the add/drop takes plac...

Culture Days open student minds

Culture Days open student minds

Isabella Mahal

November 24, 2017


Filed under 2017, Academics, Ridge

French teacher Sarah Sexton stands with CSU student Hanan Alqarni, who presented about Saudi Arabia during World Culture Days. Photo Credit: Isabella Mahal For the last nine years, Fossil Ridge High School’s World Language department has facilitated World Culture Days in which students have the oppo...

Amnesty International supports Rohingya people

Amnesty International supports Rohingya people

Karen Manley

November 14, 2017


Filed under 2017, Academics, Ridge

Beginning November 14, Fossil Ridge High School’s Amnesty International club is holding “The Event,” a week-long event aimed at raising awareness about the Myanmar Refugee Crisis. There will be a total of four days, each taking place at lunch in room W105 and intended to highlight different aspects of the calamity. Day one, November 14, is an overview of the week ...

Fossil brings the heat to the Stock Market Challenge

Fossil brings the heat to the Stock Market Challenge

Isabella Mahal

November 13, 2017


Filed under 2017, Academics, Ridge

Photo Credit: Junior Achievement On Friday, November 10, Junior Achievement (JA) hosted a stock market challenge at the Drake Center for students from over 40 high schools across Northern Colorado. Fossil Ridge High School sent eight competitors from the sophomore, junior, and senior classes, and th...

Diversity Day builds student connections

Diversity Day builds student connections

Karen Manley

November 12, 2017


Filed under 2017, Academics

On Friday, November 10, Fossil Ridge High School celebrated its annual Diversity Day during Advisory. Students participated in a series of activities in order to get to know one another. The event is centered around breaking down barriers and encourages students to understand more of their peers’ individual stories. The theme of the day was “sonder,” a word m...

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