April Newsletter

April 1, 2022

Dear Parents & Guardians,

It is hard to believe it is already April! The year has gone by quickly as we find ourselves starting the final quarter of the school year. This time of year, spring activities are moving into full swing. April brings about the start of spring sports, awards ceremonies, the theater production, and many other events.

As we approach the end of the 2021-2022 school year, I would like to bring your attention to some of the special events that will be taking place during the month of April. Please note the following times, dates, and events:

· April 11—National Honor Society Induction Ceremony

· April 7 -10—Musical, Footloose

· April 30—Prom

· May 2—8th Grade Activities Orientation

We have completed registering students for the 2022-2023 school year, and now starting the process of building the schedule for next year. Please take time to visit with your student about their course selections for next school year. If you have any questions about class selection or class offerings, please call your child’s counselor. We are planning on having schedules finalized the last week of school.

The remainder of the school year is a very busy time for students. Please continue to encourage your child to do their very best in their classes as we begin this final stretch to the end of school year. Spring is a critical time of the school year where students need to stay focused to complete a successful school year. Remember to use PowerSchool as a way to keep up to date on your student’s progress. Do not hesitate to contact your student’s teacher, counselor, or administrator if you have questions or concerns about their academic progress. By communicating and working together closely, we can all do our part in helping students succeed.


Kristopher G. Arason


Mark Your Calendars!!!

April 1- Q3 Report Cards Emailed to Families

Apri 6- Early Release at 1pm

April 7-10- Footloose

April 11-NHS Induction Ceremony

April 15-18- NO SCHOOL- Easter Break

April 20- Early Release at 1pm

April 30- PROM

May 2- 8th Grade Activities Orientation

May 4- Early Release at 1pm

May 18- Early Release at 1pm

May 30-NO SCHOOL-Memorial Day

June 2- Last Day of Classes/End of 4th Quarter

June 5- Graduation Ceremony 4:00pm Alerus Center

Red River Updates

Cap and Grown Pick Up

The Josten’s representatives will be handing out caps and gowns on Wednesday, May 4 from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm at the help desk. Students with outstanding detention or bills (library, music, shop, athletic fees, laboratory, book fines and damages) will not be able to pick up their cap and gown until those obligations are met.

Prom & After Prom Information

Bass Donation

The Red River High School Band Program is both humbled and thrilled to receive a considerable donation from Pam Whaley for the purchasing of a bass flute. Pam is the mother of senior flute player, Emily Whaley. Emily has been a wonderful band member of this district since the fifth grade.

Emily comes from a musical family. Her grandfather, George B. Whaley, directed high school and collegiate bands and was also a composer. He taught in the Music education program at Yankton College in Yankton, SD and was a member of the Sioux Falls City Band. His wife, Lenore, taught at nursing colleges and was also a great supporter of the arts.

The Whaley Family has shown RRHS much generosity in the past. Two years ago, Emily’s father, Russ Whaley, donated two of George’s french horns to the band program.

Pam Whaley’s donation of a bass flute is a unique gift. The bass flute is a highly specialized instrument that most band programs do not own. Having a bass flute allows for the addition of a Flute Choir to our musical offerings at RRHS. Flute Choir is a genre of music unique to flutes. The instrumentation of this kind of ensemble includes piccolo, C flute (the standard sort), alto flute, and bass flute. Much repertoire is written for this ensemble.

Future plans for the RRHS Flute Choir will include community outreach and performances. If you are interested in having our flute choir perform please email Janelle Huber at jhuber200@mygfschools.org.

The Red River Flute Choir will make its debut at Red River’s Spring Band Concert on May 9th in the RRHS Performance Hall at 7pm. Admission is free and open to the public. Come see our students play this beautifully strange instrument and help us thank Pam for this wonderful gift.

Juried Art Show

Red River High School Visual Arts Department announces the Annual Juried Student Art Show to be held in the RRHS Performance Hall vestibule in conjunction with the RRHS band concert on Monday, May 9th, 2022 . The art show opening will run from 6:00p.m. - 7:30p.m.with awards presented at 6:30p.m.

Summer Strength Program

Open to all interested boys and girls grades 7th-12th grades. Click the link below for all information and registration forms.

Summer Football Camp


Counseling Newsletter

Click the link above for information regarding testing, college prep, and other counesling material.

Performing Arts

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Attendance Reminders

Click link above for information regarding attendance procedures

Booster Club Updates

See additional information at their page- https://sites.google.com/view/rrhs-boosters

District Updates

Parents Lead

Finding Their Passion

Research shows that when youth are engaged in healthy activities, they are less likely to abuse alcohol and other drugs. Being involved in and having a passion for something fosters skills such as communication, relationship-building, self-control, and problem-solving (among others).

When youth have something they enjoy, look forward to, and are proud of, they are less likely to turn to drugs and alcohol. Encourage your child to find their passion and to "live their no". Ask them what their interests are and do what you can to encourage and support these interests.

For more information, visit http://www.parentslead.org/.

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