Red River Newsletter

November 2018

Dear Rider Students and Parents,

It is hard to believe that we have already completed the first quarter first of school; however, as we do, the Red River Student Council would like to thank everyone for all their help and enthusiasm in making these past couple months a great start to the school year! The 2018-2019 Student Council Cabinet consists of 8 wonderful students who are leaders for not just student council, but for the entire student body here at RRHS. This year our cabinet consists of the following students: Maddie Kleven-President, Brendan Muus-Vice President, Kaija Dockter-Secretary, Megan Miller-Treasurer, Chloe Heydt and Justin Erickson -Junior Representatives, and Shri Patel and Hayden Adair - Sophomore Representatives.

The year has already been filled with a ton of events and opportunities to show how we are all #DareToRide! This year was kicked off once again by our Leadership Council welcoming the Freshmen on the 1st day of school. This was such a great way to kick off the year as it gives our Freshmen an energetic/positive start to the year, but it also gives our leaders an opportunity to lead! Our busiest time of the year thus far has been Homecoming Week. Each day had a theme such as the class of 2019’s specialty “Jersey Day” and the classic “Pajama” with lunchroom games such as the “cool whip flip” and “guess the voice” which had teachers recording themselves singing their favorite hit and then the students had to guess the voice! In the annual powder puff football game, the junior girls took on the senior girls in flag football. This year the juniors jumped out to an early lead, but the experience and consistency of the seniors proved to be too much and once again the seniors prevailed as powderpuff champions! We also elected Homecoming Royalty who were treated to a limo ride and a delicious meal at Rhombus Guys. Royalty was as follows: King Noah Bradbury and Queen Samantha Vorachek, Daniel Walker, Dawson Hageman, Karlie Robson, & Madison Schlager – Senior Attendants, Alex Berglund and Chloe Heydt - Junior Attendants, Dan Mussellman and Alex Page - Sophomore Attendants, and Carston Swanson and Tessa Sanner - Freshman Attendants. We ended the week with an amazing pep rally, highlighted by the senior boys’ dance routine, recognizing our past season’s state champions, many talented musical performances, and a few friendly grade vs grade competitions that resulted in the seniors once again being crowned spirit champions!

Student Council has also participated in a ton of events throughout the community such as volunteering at the local Head Start, helping out at the State Special Olympic Soccer and Bocce Ball tournament, and spent time at local elementary schools reading to students. We also held a “Think Pink” event in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month where the students participated in a pink themed volleyball game and a day in which all staff and students were encouraged to wear pink to school. Throughout the three-day event, student council members collected donations during lunch and raised nearly $2000.00! Something new this year was student council members sold bingo cards during lunch to help with our fundraiser. The grand prize for the bingo winner was a case of Mambas, so yes, we raised a ton of money during that event! It was truly an amazing week that not only was for a great cause, but it also was another opportunity for our student body to come together and show how great they can be!

All members of the student council thank you for your support and cooperation, and we send our best wishes for a successful remainder of the school year!


Tyler Nelson

Red River High School Activities Director

Save the Dates!!!

Yearbooks Are In!

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Class of 2018 Graduates can pick up their purchased yearbook in the front office or purchase one for $55. Cash or checks written out to GFPS are accepted.

Current students can pick up their yearbooks in room 315 after 2 pm. They can also purchase yearbooks. Cash or checks written out to GFPS.

This year's yearbook can be purchased online at for $55.

Class of 2019 - it is never too early to turn in your senior and baby picture for the yearbook. Drop them off at room 315 and we will scan them and return them or please email them to: Thank you!

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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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The annual Cultural Night at Red River High School will be taking place on Thursday, November 15th from 5:15 to 7:30. This event is free and open to everyone to attend, so bring your family and friends and enjoy an evening of cultural fun, food, booths, and entertainment. Students from Winship, Discovery, and Century Elementary Schools, South Middle School, Central and Red River High Schools will be performing. There will be booths from the UND ESL program, Lutheran Social Services, Global Friends, UND Occupational Therapy students, Native Americans, and Building Bridges at Red River.

Attention!!! Winter Sports are Approaching Fast!!!

KnightRiders Boys Swimming & Diving!!!

We are looking for both new and experienced athletes to participate on our team. We especially welcome those athletes participating in Fall and Spring sports who may be looking to enhance their endurance with low-impact, high intensity cross-training.

Open to young men enrolled in grades 7 through 12. We are a coop between GF Central & GF Red River, including East Grand Forks, Sacred Heart & Thompson.

The 2018-2019 season begins Monday, November 26th at GF Central HS.

Please see ATTACHED FLYER for more information.

KnightRiders Girls Hockey!!!

Hi Riders!

The winter season is coming up quick, and your girls hockey team is looking

forward to seeing you at some games! Our athletes have been working very hard

in the pre season, and we are excited to see what the season has in store.

Our first game is on Tuesday November 20th vs. Fargo Davies, 7pm @ Eagles


We are also currently planning our Second Annual Stick it to Cancer Game. The

event will take place at Eagles Arena on Saturday December 1st. The doors open

at 1pm, and the puck drops vs. Minot at 2pm. Come by for Taco in a bag, chances

to win some great prizes, awesome silent auction items, and an action packed

afternoon! All proceeds are being donated to Altru’s Filling the Gap program for

cancer patients and their families.

Good luck to all winter sports!

~Coach Hedlund

District Message: E-Cigs, Vaping and Juuling

An advantage to getting to know the parents of your child's friends is that you will know the kind of people that are influencing your child. Also, by getting to know the parents, you can verify your child's statements when he or she says, "All my friends get to do it." Most importantly, connecting with the families of your child's friend will help form a safety net for your child because you can help supervise each other's children and look out for their safety. It is common in small towns for everyone to know everyone even through generations! Here are several ways you meet other families: set play-dates, arrange to share driving with other parents for after-school activities, volunteer at your child's school, join PTO, attend faith-based activities, attend sporting events or other social gatherings, etc.

A Message from Child Nutrition:

It is the expectation of the Grand Forks Public School District that funds will be readily available for students’ use during their breakfast and/or lunch period. If funds are not available, the student will continue to receive the meal of their choice. When the account has $5 remaining an automated email and/or text messages will generate from the district office one time per week. These emails will continue until adequate funds are received.

A referral will be made to the School's administration and/or their assigned social worker when a student's account reaches $30 negative. As funds are available the Grand Forks Foundation for Education will cover the meal cost when the account exceeds the $50 charging limit.

Each school's cook manager will send home a letter one time per week to Parents/Guardians of students carrying a negative balance in any amount. Other school officials may be notified at this time to assist in the collection efforts. The Child Nutrition Office will periodically run reports and attempt to collect on large balances throughout the school year.

Adults are not allowed to carry a negative balance. Prepayments may be made into a lunch account or cash must be provided at the terminal.

The Athletics Department is now using Ticket Spicket to offer online ticket purchases.

For a brief video on how to purchase tickets, please visit

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