Jan 20-Feb 3

Greetings Schroeder Raider Families!

Thank you for taking the time to read our Schroeder Snapshots newsletter, where you’ll find the latest information about your student’s experience at Schroeder Middle School.

In the information below, there is a survey link for our parents and guardians regarding our work as a High Reliability School.

High Reliability Schools (HRS) provide the Grand Forks Public Schools with a framework to ensure continuous improvement. HRS is designed to continually monitor critical factors that determine a school’s effectiveness and guide school leadership to take proactive steps to ensure success. As a parent or guardian, your role in this process is incredibly important!

Along with results from both student and staff surveys, your feedback will be analyzed and used to support decisions that we’ll make moving forward. And in case you breeze through this newsletter and forget to take the survey, I’ll be sending it out again next week to give you another opportunity.

Thank you for taking the time to participate!

I truly love this time of the school year! Despite the persistent cold and the snow outside, our building is absolutely buzzing inside with activities before and after school. Clubs, such as Card Club, Knits and Krafts, GSA, and Dungeons and Dragons, meet on a regular basis and bring like-minded students together for fun and productive social activities.

Both gymnasiums at Schroeder (and Kelly Elementary’s gym!) are full of girls and boys basketball players either competing against our area’s middle school teams or practicing for their next game.

And after the 3:30 bell, our musical cast turns our commons area into their performance stage and the choir room into their set and costume workshop. All of this hustle and bustle adds a tremendous amount of energy to the building, and it leads to fun and exciting days at Schroeder Middle School!

I hope you have an opportunity to enjoy the weekend with your friends and family. Stay warm!

All the best,

David Nowatzki


High Reliability Schools (HRS) Information and Survey

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High Reliability Schools (HRS) Survey Link

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Feb 8--Early Release @ 1:00 p.m.

Feb 16-17--No School (Professional Development Days)

Feb 22--Early Release @ 1:00 p.m.

ND Cognia Student Engagement Survey Parent Information

Click below to read the Parent letter regarding the Cognia Student Engagement Survey which students will be filling out Wednesday, February 8, 2023.

Click below for Cognia Student Engagement Survey FAQs

7th/8th Grade Future City

The 7th-grade Future City Q and A teams will be traveling down to Bismarck on January 27th to compete with other teams from around the state.

Good luck to Eagleton and Hawk City!

ND-ACDA State Conference Showcase Choir

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Details are being finalized for the 7th & 8th grade choirs trip to Bismarck for the state ACDA Showcase Concert!

Singers will leave school at 11am on Friday, February 3rd with a sack lunch and head to Bismarck. Once there we will rehearse on stage and then head to supper at Space Aliens. The Showcase Concert begins at Bismarck High School at 7:30pm.

All tickets are $5, general admission, and available at the door. Schroeder Choirs will be one of the first groups performing.

After we sing, we will bus back to Schroeder!

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7th & 8th Grade Music Ensemble Members Save the Date!

We are SO excited to announce that our Spring Music Department Field Trip

will be to Valleyfair!

On Friday, May 26th, all 7th & 8th grade music ensemble members will hop onto a few buses around 6:00am and head down to the twin cities area. We will then spend all day at the Valleyfair park.

There are a variety of food choices available along with different concessions and souvenirs. When the park closes at 5:30pm we will head home and grab fast food along the way.

We would likely get home (back to Schroeder) around midnight.

With the fundraising we have done so far, the total cost per student is around $90.00.

We are working on organizing at least one more fundraiser to lower this cost. If you do not want your child to participate in this fundraiser, you can pay the amount yourself. Anything your child fundraises will go towards their own account cost.

We are hoping to still fundraise and lower this total cost per student.

There may be scholarships for those who cannot pay the full amount. If you would like to sponsor a student, please reach out to one of the music teachers and let us know!

Please start thinking about if your child will be attending, and we will send out an RSVP link in the next few weeks!

Once we get a head count we can provide a more accurate cost per student. Our plan is to make a similar trip every other year, so current sixth graders would go on their field trip in their 8th grade year.

We are so excited to celebrate our young musicians with a fun excursion like this!

All-City Orchestra Festival

The Orchestra students have been working SO hard to prepare this music - this concert is going to be fabulous!

Come watch the kids and the world famous Mark Wood as they play "Crazy Train", "Thunderstruck" and other favorite rock tunes. There will also be a raffle for one of Mark Wood's electric violins - all proceeds will go towards benefiting the orchestra program.

See you on Thursday, January 26 @ 7:00pm!"

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Schroeder Musical

Schroeder Middle School presents Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical JR.

March 30 & 31st at 7PM

Red River Theater

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PTO Basketball Concessions Sign Up

Basketball season is in full swing and we would LOVE parents/guardians/adults to help run the Schroder Concessions when we are LUCKY enough to be the HOST SCHOOL!!

It would be terrific to have TWO ADULTS sign up for each time slot— the PTO NEEDS YOUR HELP!!

Please consider signing up for a time slot or two if you have availability in your schedule!! The SCHROEDER PTO and our players greatly appreciate you!!

Click on the link below to sign up to help with

Basketball Concessions:

Cook's Night Out!

Order Deek's Pizza January 31st using the code 'Raider' when ordering and Deek's will donate 25% of the sales to Schroeder Middle School!

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Summer School

The Grand Forks Public Schools high school summer school registration form is now open! The high school summer school registration form can be located at

If your student has any questions or needs assistance with registering for high school summer school, please have them speak with their school counselor.

Basketball Game Schedules

Updated Basketball Game Schedules can be found here:

2022-2023 Yearbooks On Sale Now!

Spring Pricing Now Through Feb 28

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Homework Club is open to all students

Monday - Thursdays

Afterschool 3:30 -4pm.

Room 801

Catch The Schroeder News!

You can watch the Daily Schroeder News and Announcements by scanning the QR Code below.

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Schroeder Clothing Store

Check out all the options for Schroeder Gear! Once you pick an article of clothing, you can pick any of the numerous logos to have on it!

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Safe Kids

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Parents Lead

Open Communication

Talking openly and honestly with your kids is one of the most effective ways to support their behavioral health. Whether it’s everyday topics like friends and school, or more serious topics like substance use, anxiety, or depression, it’s never too early to start the conversation.

As your kids grow, your conversations may change, but they will always be centered on keeping them happy, healthy, and safe. Keep your conversations relaxed, friendly, non-judgmental, and genuine. And most importantly, be a good listener. What should I say?

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