Red River Newsletter

February 2019

Dear Parents & Guardians,

Hard to believe we are past the midpoint of the 2018-19 school year! Our second semester started on January 22, and our students are busy adjusting to their new schedules, changing classes, and participating in the numerous extracurricular activities Red River has to offer. Thank you to all of the students, faculty, staff, coaches, advisors, and parents who have helped make the 2018-2019 school year a great one so far! Good luck to all of our student participants as they finish their winter activities!


Please review and record the following calendar items that may affect you and your family. On Wednesday, February 13 we have another PLC Late Start, with classes beginning at 9:00 AM. There is no school on Thursday & Friday, February 21 & 22. EDC Wrestling will be held at Fargo North on February 19, with State Wrestling February 14-16 in Fargo at the Fargo Dome. The first round of the EDC Boys’ Hockey tournament is scheduled for February 12, 15, & 16 at the Purpur Arena in Grand Forks. The combined State Boys’ & Girls’ Hockey tournament is scheduled for the 21-23 at the Scheel's Arena in Fargo. The first round of the EDC Boys’ & Girls’ Basketball is scheduled for February 26 (location TBA), with the following Boys’ & Girls’ rounds scheduled for February 28 thru March 2 in Fargo at the Sanford Health Athletic Complex (The SHAC). The combined State Boys’ & Girls’ Basketball Tournament is scheduled for March 7-9 at the Bismarck Civic Center. Girls’ gymnastics has their EDC Championships scheduled for February 15 at the American Gold Gymnastics Center in Fargo, with the State Tournament scheduled for February 22-23 in Jamestown. Boys’ Swimming has their EDC Meet scheduled for February 23 at the Hulbert Aquatics Center in West Fargo, with the State Meet on March 1-2 at the Bismarck Aquatics Center. In the Fine Arts Department we have the Winter Comedy, Fools, being performed January 31, February 1, and 2 @ 7:00 PM; with a Sunday Matinee on February 3 @ 2:00 PM. All performances will be in the Red River High School Theatre. Snow Week at Red River High School will begin on Monday, February 4. Please pay attention to the daily announcements and posters in the hallway for the various activities and events all week. The Snow Ball Dance will be on Saturday, February 9, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. If your son/daughter plans to bring an out-of-school guest, please be sure they pick up the Guest Pass when they buy their tickets.


The 2019-2020 Course Catalog is available online at the Red River High School website: www.bit.ly/RRHS-CourseDescription. Once you are at the website, please choose Students or Parents, then Course Catalog 2018-2019. Please open and review the course options with your student(s) for next year. If you have any questions about courses for next year, please contact your counselor.


With so many upcoming tournaments and events, please be sure your son/daughter knows the checkout policy/procedure if he/she plans on attending any games during the school day. Also, this would be a good time to remind your child/children that they represent Red River High School at all extracurricular events. Good sportsmanship is expected, and any infractions could result in school and/or legal consequences. Demonstrate positive Rider Pride as you cheer Red River on to victory!


If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please give us a call at 746-2400. Thank you for your continued support!


Sincerely yours,


Mr. Tony Bina, Associate Principal

Save the Dates!!!

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Congratulations to the students who were nominated by staff members this month.
This program is designed to recognize students for their excellence in classroom
attitude, involvement in school activities, and citizenship. Outstanding academic
achievement is not a requirement, but academic effort is a strong consideration.
Students may be honored only one time during their high school career.

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RRHS Drama Department Presents...

HOSA Efforts in the Community

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Parkinson’s is a progressive disease involving the nerve system. It can be treated with medication, but unfortunately has no cure. The students of RRHS HOSA have been determined to change that fact and during the months of December and January the HOSA members helped to create awareness for the event “Purses for Parkinson's”. The organizer was Jolene Dunphy, a former GFPS nurse and Parkinson’s sufferer herself. “Purses for Parkinson’s” was held Thursday, January 10th and Friday, January 11th. It was a HUGE success and very rewarding to the students who devoted much of their time hanging flyers, collecting purses and spreading awareness through local media channels, including the HOSA President Chloe Rowekamp appearing on “ND Today”, All proceeds from this event went to the Michael J Fox Parkinson’s Foundation and the GF YMCA Parkinson’s Program. Additionally on the HOSA agenda this month, the members are beginning preparation for their state competition which will be held in March.

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Once again Grand Forks has the honor of hosting Japanese visitors. In October a group of Japanese middle school students will come for a 10 day visit. Over the next few months we will be looking for host families. If you are interested or would like more information please visit our website. You will find us listed under activities on the Red River High School webpage. Applications will be available in March.


Thank you from the exchange coordinator,


Jason Hawley

Interested in Trap Shooting???

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PowerSchool Mobile App

Many parents and students have had issues with the PowerSchool Mobile App lately. Unfortunately this is a third party issue, but some issues may be resolved by following these steps:


Once PowerSchool Mobile App has been downloaded to your device, launch the app and

following the instructions below:

From the mobile app sign in screen, in the top portion, tap District Code

-Tap "Where's My District Code?"

-Select Enter Server Address

-In Server Address, enter: grand-forks.ps.state.nd.us

-It will ask if the school is located in Canada- Select "No"

-Login to view student data


If you are still experiencing issues, please visit your student's account through the PowerSchool Parent/Student Access webpage.

Summer School registration will begin in January. If you are interested in having your student attend the summer programs, please see this link for subject options and schedules, attendance policies, etc.

District Message:

Kids are less likely to use alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs if their parents have established a pattern of setting clear rules and consequences for breaking those rules. This applies to no-use rules about tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs — as well as bedtimes and homework. Have clear expectations for behavior, monitor your child, and implement appropriate consequences. In setting these rules, be sure you discuss your rules and expectations in advance and follow through with the consequences you’ve set.


Don’t forget to acknowledge times when your child follows the rules! Parents who have a warm relationship with their children while maintaining rules for behavior are teaching their children self-discipline. Parents who have rules that are too harsh or no rules at all are more likely to have children who are at greater risk for drug-taking behavior.


If you use tobacco or alcohol, be mindful of the message you are sending to your children. We may unknowingly be relaying a message that we don't want. Avoid giving your child sips of alcohol, asking them to grab you a beer from the fridge, taking your child with you into a bar or liquor store, or asking them to pass your cigarettes. By avoiding these behaviors, you reinforce your message that alcohol and tobacco are not for children and they are dangerous for growing bodies.


For more information, click the Parents Lead icon below.

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