RWHS Student Newsletter
This week at RWHS...
Monday, April 4
- National School Librarian Day! Thanks to Mrs. Lahammer and our awesome IMC staff at RWHS!
- START QUARTER 4
Tuesday, April 5
- #TeamNemanich Tuesday! Wear your shirts and/or burgundy!
- Winger Study
Wednesday, April 6
- Paraprofessional Appreciation Day!
- MCA testing for grades 7&8 (see schedule below)
- Distance learning day for grades 9-12 (normal schedule)
Thursday, April 7
- Winger Study
Friday, April 8
It's National Assistant Principals Week!
Thanks to our RWHS Assistant Principals!
The week of April 4 is National Assistant Principals Week. NASSP, the National Association of Elementary School Principals, and the American Federation of School Administrators have designated this week to honor assistant principals and acknowledge their key role in the achievements of schools and students nationwide—particularly in leading our learning communities through the unique challenges created by COVID-19.
NASSP is offering e-cards to that you can arrange to send to our APs as a thanks!
Wednesday is National Paraprofessional Appreciation Day!
Wednesday is National Paraprofessional Appreciation Day when we celebrate the important work of paraprofessionals in our schools. Be sure to send a free Paraprofessional Appreciation eCard to thank these educators for their hard work and dedication to their students.
Paraprofessional Appreciation Day is observed annually on the first Wednesday of April and honors educators such as teacher’s aides and instructional assistants. Paraprofessionals often provide teachers with administrative support, work with students outside of the classroom, and provide one-on-one support for students who have disabilities or special educational needs.
Today, take the time to recognize these vital work our amazing RWHS paraprofessionals do and thank them for their contributions to our learning community!
Plan for Wednesday MCA testing/distance learning day
This past Monday, the School Board authorized us to run a distance learning day for grades 9-12 on Wednesday, April 6th, 2022. Our 7th and 8th grade students will be in school that day and will be taking the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA’s). Since the 7th and 8th grade tests are all day, this structure will allow us to better facilitate the testing and many of the accommodations that go with it.
The expectation for our 9-12 students is that they will attend each class online at its regularly scheduled time according to our Mon-Tues / Thurs-Fri schedule.
Our 7th and 8th grade students will attend in person and their schedule for testing is as follows:
MCA Reading 9:00 - 11:30am
Lunch 11:30 - 12:30pm
MCA Math 12:30 - 2:30
8th grade only: MCA Science 2:45 - 3:45pm
If you have any questions regarding the testing day, please contact the RWPS District Testing Coordinator, Ms. Robin Pagel at firstname.lastname@example.org
Great job raising funds for the RW Area Food Shelf!
Shout-out to the custodial team!
Thanks to Al and his team for their hard work during and after the fire. You ALWAYS go above-and-beyond and we so appreciate you!
Cafeteria fire in the Red Wing High School leads to distant learning day
A fire broke out in the Red Wing High School cafeteria ceiling Wednesday night, leading administrators to call a virtual learning day for students grades 7-12 on Thursday. No injuries were reported. The Red Wing Fire Department was dispatched to the scene at 8:07 p.m.
Our RWHS staff would like to do weekly shout-outs to students who deserve some extra recognition. Thanks for showing and sharing your Winger Pride!
-Ella Briggs is a role model of being brave, believing in herself and overcoming obstacles. She also encourages others to be their best! -Sári Gordon
-I really appreciate Mason Shafer's hard work this year in AP Studio Art, his great participation and feedback at critiques and his willingness to be vulnerable with his art portfolio. Thanks Mason! -Bray
-Thomas Boelman is aways willing to help set-up for class. Thanks! -Mr. Johnson
-Thanks to Ella, Madison and Cole for great display cases! - Bray
Congratulations to the WINNERS of this year's Sister Cities Art Contest!
Congrats to the winners of this year's Young Artists and Authors Showcase competition in Red Wing:
1st Place: Ellie Clemens
2nd Place: Ella Johnson
3rd Place: Raina Caddo
Each of these pieces will be sent to the national competition this week and each of these students will receive a cash prize! They will also attend the Red Wing May Commission meeting, which will be televised on the local cable channel.
It's the last week to view the art show!
Take a visit the The Depot and see the student art at Red Wing Arts!
Gallery & Shop Hours
Closed Tuesday & Wednesday
Open by appointment.
It's PROM Season at RWHS!
Prom will be held Saturday, May 7th.
The Grand March will take place in the gym and will start at 6:30pm.
The dance will be held at PI Arena from 8pm-10pm. Snacks and beverages will be provided at the dance.
Prom is open to Juniors and Seniors. Sophomores may attend prom if they are invited by a Junior or Senior.
Our guest policy is as follows: Outside guests are welcome. Guests must be in high school and in grades 10th, 11th, or 12th. A guest form must be filled out and signed by their high school administrator. Guests who have graduated must be affiliated with Red Wing High School and under the age of 20. A guest form will also need to be completed. Forms are available in Mrs. Larson's room, J-207 and also during ticket sales.
There will be an EARLY ticket sale Wednesday, March 23 and Thursday, March 24 during lunches. These tickets will be priced at $35/ticket.
Regular priced tickets will go on sale April 11th-April 22nd during lunches. Tickets will be $40 per person.
If you have questions, please see Mrs. Larson.
Tuesdays and Thursday: Winger Study
ALL students are invited and welcomed to attend to get extra work time and support in their studies. Students do not need an appointment to attend but are encouraged to communicate with their teachers if they need materials, help or tests to work on during this time. All students will need to have their own transportation home from Winger Study.
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:50pm-4:45pm
7 and 8th Grade in Lower H pod:
Language arts and Social studies in Lower J pod: Mr. Bender
Math and Science in Upper H pod: Mr. Sormunen
Other subject areas can be addressed in all areas as well.
Red Cross Lifeguard Certification, Ages 15+
April 12-14, 2022
This class prepares the student to recognize emergencies and prevent drowning and other aquatic related accidents. Participants must successfully complete the swimming prerequisites at the first class: Swim 300 yards continuously, treading water test, and brick retrieval drill. This course includes First Aid & CPR.
For more information or to register go to https://bit.ly/3IVUcC2
Important COVID information
A friendly reminder from Nurse Vikki to stay home if you are experiencing ANY illness! It takes the help of everyone to slow the spread of all illnesses and keep each other safe and healthy!
Please access the Red Wing Public Schools District COVID page if you need more information about our Covid protocols.
Please leave a message with your child's name, symptoms and the date the symptoms started, along with your name and phone number. If our nurse needs more information she will reach out to you.