Red River Newsletter

December 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

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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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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, nonjudgmental, and

genuine. And most importantly, be a good listener.

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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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