Feb 24-Mar 10

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.

Our Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled to take place from 4:00 to 7:00 PM on Thursday, March 2 and Tuesday, March 7. Using the Sign-Up Genius emailed this past Monday, every parent and guardian should schedule a conference with their child’s Raider Time teacher. There has been time set aside before and after every scheduled conference to allow parents and guardians to conference with their child’s other teachers, including his or her Allied Arts teachers (physical education, art, family and consumer science, innovations, etc.).

Our counselors and administration will be available to meet as well. The staff and I appreciate our families taking advantage of this opportunity to engage in thoughtful conversations around their child’s growth at Schroeder Middle School.

Thank you to our parents and guardians who completed the High Reliability School (HRS)

survey in late January. Our teachers and administration combed over the results of our student, parent, and staff HRS survey data during professional development last Thursday, Feb. 16. The feedback we receive from these surveys is instrumental to our growth as a school and crucial for our goal of reaching HRS Level 2 certification – Effective Teaching in Every Classroom. We will share results of our findings in an upcoming issue of this newsletter – please stay tuned!

On Friday, March 10, Schroeder will hold its annual Big RED Day. This provides students with

exploratory activities during the normal school day, which are intended to provide opportunities for students to try a new activity that is rewarding, interesting, and fun. Please remind your son or daughter that he or she will need to be in good standing to participate in Big Red Day (cannot be ineligible due to academic or citizenship grades, and cannot have outstanding after school time to complete). Students get VERY excited about Big Red Day, and the Schroeder staff and I are thrilled to provide this opportunity! If you have any questions about Big Red Day, please contact Jen Becker, Jaime Olson, or the Schroeder office.

I hope you take time to enjoy the upcoming weekend with family and friends. Be safe and stay warm!

All the best,

David Nowatzki


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Mar 2--Parent/Teacher Conferences

Mar 6-Winter Orchestra Concert

Mar 7--Parent/Teacher Conferences

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

Mar 10--Big RED Day

Mar 13-17--No School (Spring Break)

Mar 29--Early Release @ 1:00 p.m.

Mar 29--Early Release @ 1:00 p.m.

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You should have received Parent-Teacher Conference sign up information this week from your child's Raider Time Teacher. If you did not receive any sign up information, please contact your child's Raider Time teacher.

Congratulations To Our Middle Mathematical Contest in Modeling Students!

The following students received Honorable Mention at the Middle Mathematical Contest in Modeling:

Mila Drago

Surya Srivastava

Sean Oncel

Well Done on a Superb Performance!

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2023 ND Middle Level Honor Orchestra

Congratulations to our Schroeder Raiders who performed in the 2023 ND Middle Level Honors Orchestra Festival in Fargo, ND on February 10-11!

Well Done!

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Pictured above: Adam Middleton, James Bernstrom, Vedant Srivastava, Evan Carriere, Eliot Miller, Annie Eberhardt, Siya Pearce and Kinley Maszk

Not Pictured: Sean Oncel was selected as an alternate.

Winter Orchestra Concert

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The Winter Orchestra Concert is coming up!

Monday, March 6 at 7:00pm

Large Gym

The concert will also be live streamed on the Schroeder MS YouTube page.

Concert dress is all black, and students are to arrive at 6:45 for tuning.

We are so looking forward to sharing our music with you!

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

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6th Grade Intramurals Floor Hockey Registration is Now Open

Intramurals Floor Hockey will be starting Feb 27

Sign Up forms are available by the Office and you can pay online through MySchoolBucks.

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7th/8th Grade Girls' Soccer Registration Is Now Open

Girls' Soccer will be starting April 4

Sign up forms are available by the Office and you can pay online through MySchoolBucks.

Participants must have a current Physical and Concussion Form to be able to participate.

7th/8th Grade Boys' and Girls' Track Registration is Now Open

Boys' and Girls' Track will be starting March 28.

Sign up forms are available by the office and you can pay online through MySchoolBucks.

Participants must have a current Physical and Concussion form to be able to participate.

2023 Polar Plunge

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On Saturday March 4th, the Schroeder Student Council will be participating in the Polar Plunge to benefit the Special Olympics of North Dakota.

This year's Polar Plunge will take place at Choice Health and Fitness at 12:30 p.m.

On Wednesday and Thursday of next week, members of our Student Council will be out in the parking lots, with buckets, hoping you would be willing to support our campaign as we try to raise as much money as we can for this great cause.

You can also go online to donate to our team at:

Thank you for considering

Schroeder Musical

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

March 30 & 31st at 7:00 PM

Red River High School Theater

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Spring Into Wellness Week

This is a great time to check with your child's health provider to make sure your child's immunizations are up to date.

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Lost and Found

The Lost and Found tables are currently out in front of the Large Gym. Have your student take a look or you can look for yourself during Parent-Teacher Conferences.

Hopefully we can return these lonely items to their respective homes.

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.

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Spring Pricing Now Through Feb 28

Final Pricing Begins Mar 1

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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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Parents Lead

Tips for Being a Good Listener

As a parent/guardian, sometimes you may feel as though your child does not listen to you. It is important that you communicate your needs and feelings to your child in an effective way.

A simple suggestion to improve communication between you and your child is to use “I” messages rather than “You” messages (which often create an oppositional situation).

For example, instead of saying, “You always leave your dirty dishes on the table. Can’t you pick up after yourself?” say, “When you leave your dishes on the table, I get frustrated because it makes extra work for me when I get home and I’m trying to make dinner.”

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