The Falcon's Nest

#TogetherWeFly Update for Armstrong High School 10/23

Armstrong Community,


I hope this finds all of you well during this cold and snowy October week, amazing! We have had another great week at Armstrong High School. Our students continue to engage during their coursework and it is very noticeable in their academics, productivity, and attendance. Congratulations to our Boys Cross Country Team on their 2020 Section Championship!! They have had an outstanding year and that is a great way to cap the season! We also congratulate our excellent Coaches Mr. Stephens and Mr. Wolfe, they are great coaches and even better teachers!! We have also included some excellent resources for some mental health options for all our students. Armstrong High School works closely with People Incorporated and Carla Sachiko Wilson, therapist. She is accepting new clients and is a wonderful resource for students and families. Please contact Carla for more information.


Students continue to strive for excellence as this first quarter is coming to a quick end on November 6th. Work hard and finish strong!


Have a great weekend! Together We Fly, GO FALCONS!!


Mr. Norby

Keep your Camera on Initiative

At Armstrong, we have several students turning their cameras off during class. We would like to encourage students to keep their cameras on when they can. Armstrong staff feels that by having students turn their cameras on we will increase student engagement in each class.
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Armstrong Activities/ Athletics Update

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How to youtube video-Set up a Parent Portal Account/ Check Grades

Watch this how to video to see how to set up a parent portal account, check your students grades, and have your student check their own grades!

Credit Recovery is up and Running

This program is for any student who needs to make up a credit that is required for graduation from a class that was not passed in a previous semester. Credit Recovery is a series of online courses that are supported by AHS teachers. Please reach out to the grade level counselor if there is a need to make up credits or for more information.

Mental Health Support

Mental health support is available including a school-linked therapist. Check the link for more information.

Robbinsdale Area High Schools Relay for Life

Hello everyone! Relay for Life is back on this year and more important than ever! Because of the Coronavirus 79% of Cancer patients have reported delays in treatment -- the money raised by Relay for Life can help patient treatment and fund cancer research. The Robbinsdale committee is hoping everyone can sign up for Relay for Life with this link.

Juniors/Seniors Let's Plan for the Future!

Seniors: Check College Application Deadlines!!

Seniors: Please check college application deadlines! November 1 is an "Early Action/Early Decision" deadline for many schools.

Submit early! If there is an error/tech issue we need to fix asap! Contact your school counselor if any issues: marilou_exner@rdale.org

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New National Honor Society Members

We would like to congratulate the 54 new members (juniors and seniors) selected to join Armstrong's National Honor Society. These new members were selected based on their scholarship, character, service, and leadership qualities. They join the 55 current senior members of NHS.

AP EXAM REGISTRATION DEADLINE NOVEMBER 11TH

This year the AP Exam registration deadline for all full year AP classes is November 11th, 2020. Yes, that is really early for AP Exams that will take place in May 2021! Students who register and pay for their AP exam fees before the November 11th deadline will pay $60 for each exam. After the November 11th deadline, all exams will cost students $90 per exam. This is due to a late registration fee, which was instituted by the College Board last year. Learn more about registration.

COVID-19 Reminders and Updates:



  • All families must use the self-screening tool before sending their students to school or school activities each day.

  • The threshold for sending students home due to illness this school year is lower than usual. Make a plan with family or friends regarding how your student will get home from school if they develop symptoms of illness during the school day. Students without vehicles at school will need to be picked up promptly and will remain in an illness isolation room until picked up.

  • Please check your contact information in Infinite Campus and make sure it is up to date. For any changes, contact 763-504-8808.

  • If a student or staff is identified by the Minnesota Department of Health as a close contact of someone with lab-confirmed COVID-19 while at an AHS activity, they will receive notification from the school and explanation of next steps.

  • If a student or staff is NOT identified as a close contact, but is in an AHS activity group or a classroom with someone who has lab-confirmed COVID-19, they will receive general notification that there was a case of COVID-19 reported in their activity group or classroom.

Attendance line: 763-504-8810

Assistant Principal/AHS COVID-19 Coordinator: Robert Ware, 763-504-8802

School Nurse/AHS COVID-19 Coordinator: Anna Hjerpe, 763-504-8809


More information: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/schools/attendance.pdf

Upcoming Events

November 3rd No School-Staff Development-Election Day

November 6th End of Quarter 1

November 25-27 No School

December 11 Mid Quarter (Quarter 2)

December 21-Jan 1 No School


Conference Dates for the rest of the school year

November 23rd

February 18th

March 4th

April 22nd

Learn more about the Armstrong Parent Association!

Check out the APA Website to learn more about what events the APA has coming up and how you can help!

Armstrong High School

School Hours 7:20 a.m.-2:10 p.m.

Attendance Line 763.504.8810