May Newsletter

May 2, 2022

Greetings Rider Families:

It looks as though we may finally be moving into warmer weather as we enter the month of May. It is hard to believe we are down to 23 days of school remaining for the year. We are extremely proud of the effort being put forth by the students and staff of Red River High School as we move to close out another year. Thank you also to all of you as parents for your support throughout the year.

Each year there is talk of a Senior Skip Day. There is NOT a school approved skip day. The consequence for truancy is detention, and in some cases, could lead to loss of credit. In addition, students who do not attend school will be unable to participate in any extracurricular activities that day..

Graduation Information

Graduation Practice – Friday, June 3, 2022 - 8:00 a.m at Alerus Center

Graduation Ceremony – Sunday, June 5, 2022 – 4:00 p.m at Alerus Center

Final Week of School

Seniors Last Day – Tuesday, May 31

Semester Testing – Grades 9-11 – Wednesday, June 1 & Thursday, June 2

Last day of School – Freshman/Sophomores/Juniors – Thursday, June 2


Detention needs to be completed prior to the end of the school year. Students whose detention is not completed will be unable to participate in activities during the 2022-2023 school year until the hours are completed. Seniors must have all detention completed by Tuesday, May 31, or they will not participate in the graduation ceremony.

Summer School Registration

Registration is taking place through May 6. If your son/daughter is in danger of failing a class, they should sign up for the summer school course if the class is available. Please contact your counselor if you have any questions.

As we prepare for the end of another year we would like to thank Mrs. Basting, Mrs. Hildebrand, Mrs. Lathrop, and Mr. Bina for all they have done for the students and families of Red River High School in their years here. We wish them all the best in their future endeavors.

We thank you for your support of Red River High School throughout another successful school year.


Dr. Darin J. Walters

Associate Principal

Mark Your Calendars!!!

April 30- PROM

May 2- 8th Grade Activities Orientation

May 4- Early Release at 1pm

May 18- Early Release at 1pm

May 30-NO SCHOOL-Memorial Day

June 1 & 2- Semester 2 Testing Schedule

June 2- Last Day of Classes/End of 4th Quarter

June 5- Graduation Ceremony 4:00pm Alerus Center

Red River Updates

Prom & After Prom Information

Attention Seniors

Please see a graduation information letter from Dr. Arason at the button below.

ND Art Show Updates

Red River High School Visual Arts Department announces the Annual Juried Student Art Show to be held in the RRHS Performance Hall vestibule in conjunction with the RRHS band concert on Monday, May 9th, 2022 . The art show opening will run from 5:00p.m. - 6:30p.m.with awards presented at 6:15p.m.

The Taube Museum of Art in Minot has announced the award winners for this year’s North Dakota State Art Show. The following Red River Students’ work has been chosen as award winners out of a total of 610 submitted pieces. Red River High School Art Departments is proud to announce the following award earners:

 Jocelyn Sayre, Land of Rising Sun, Colored Pencil – Congressional Art Award Rep. Kelly

Armstrong ND Office

 Jocelyn Sayre, Yeehaw! Colored Pencil – Northern Visions Award Sen. John Hoeven ND Office.

 Natalia Tchomakhidze, Sunset Buffalo, Digital Art – Traveling Award

 Jocelyn Sayre, Watching from Afar, Acrylic – Traveling Award

 Sydney Altpeter, K Secret Hero, Scratch Art – State of the Arts Award Sen. Kevin Cramer, ND Office.

 Sudiksha Singhal, It’s Okay Not to Be OK, Mixed Media – People’s Choice Award

 Rebecca Sather, Competitive Anxiety, Pen & Ink – Traveling Award

 Kayleah Fleury, Plentiful Harvest, Colored Pencil - Traveling Award

 Sudiksha Singhal, Cause and Consequence, Mixed Media – Traveling Award

Congratulations New NHS Members!

National Honor Society Sophos Chapter of Red River hosted the 2022 Induction Ceremony on April 11, 2022. Students who have a cumulative weighted grade point average of at least 3.7 were invited to apply for the National Honor Society in February. Students submitted their application materials and those were reviewed by a faculty committee based upon scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Congratulations to those who were inducted to NHS in 2022!
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Booster Club Updates

See additional information at their page-


Counseling Newsletter

Click the link above for information regarding testing, college prep, and other counesling material.

DECA Update

This week we had the opportunistic privilege of traveling as a chapter to Atlanta, Georgia!

All students in attendance from North Dakota were required to be in the Top 3 at ND SCDC.

'ICDC', the International Career Development Conference housed more than 17,000+

competitors; this includes participants from all states and districts of the United States,

Canada, Spain, Germany, and many more! Competition at this event is unmatched by any

other conference under the DECA name. We did not have any finalists from our chapter, but

we did have many recognized as part of the top 30% of their category, these include;

  • Maddie Delong, Addison Lommen, & Myan Mannausau - Integrated Marketing Campaign - Service
  • Caitlin MacKenzie - Business Services Marketing Series
  • Matthew Moe - Independent Business Plan
  • Sudiksha Singhal - International Business Plan
  • Emma Scheffer & Katie Swartz - Finance Operations Research

The students had an absolute blast as we visited the different sites in the downtown area.

These include attractions such as the Atlanta Aquarium, World-of-Coca-Cola, and a DECA

exclusive performance by Judah and the Lion featuring Jeverson. Students were able to

explore the downtown area and experience the local culture with plenty of sun! Some

students had the opportunity to attend an MLB and NBA game as well. Pictures for all of

these activities can be found on our Instagram page* as posts or under our highlights tab

labeled as 'ICDC '22'.

We would like to extend a giant “Thank You " to all of our sponsors that made this all

possible! Due to the pandemic, every student who attended the conference was a first-

timer. Thanks to all of your help, every student who wanted to attend was able to afford the

fees presented! Each level of sponsorship will be given its own post on our Instagram and

Twitter* accounts sized to reflect their level of contribution! Their logos will also be included

at the conclusion of this newsletter.

This conference has inspired us as a chapter as we go through a constructive period to

expand our chapter, and chapter events. We will be grateful for your support in the future!

Since this will be our seniors' last conference, we would like to thank them for their

dedication here as well; Jordyn Knott, Lacey Johnston, Emma Storstad, Caitlin MacKenzie,

Jaryn Sundby, and Denver Flanagan; Thank you all!

Our next conference will take place later this year at the Fall Leadership Conference. Until

then, please stay updated with us through our Instagram, Twitter, Newsletters, and school


*Instagram: @redriverdeca

*Twitter: @redriverdeca

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HOSA Updated

This Spring the RRHS HOSA Chapter competed at the State Conference Conference at the Alerus Center here in GF. The Red River chapter had 28 students who participated and represented our organization. A great deal of time and dedication went into the preparation for the State competition and the students' hard work paid off. Congratulations to the following students who placed at the HOSA State Leadership Competition and qualified for Nationals:

  • Annick Lawson-Body - 1st place in Behavioral Health and 1st place in Pathophysiology

  • Noura Elhamadany - 3rd place in Behavioral Health

  • Leila Mahamud - 1st place in Clinical Specialty and Leila and Katie Swartz for 1st place in Community Awareness

  • Selena Wu - 1st place in Medical Math.

  • Olivia Olson - 3rd place in Sports Medicine

  • Sacred Luke - 2nd place for Veterinary Science

  • Vani Wietunga, Claire Huebner and Ketevan Chomakhidze- 3rd place in Anatomage

Red River HOSA swept the Forensic Science Competition taking home all three top spots!

  • Selena Wu and Sudiksha Singhal - 1st place in Forensic Science

  • Reis Rowekamp and Brett Feller -2nd place in Forensic Science

  • Ainsley Hoefs and Brynn Bock - 3rd place in Forensic Science

Congrats to all the state winners and good luck to those of you who decided to go to Nationals! We also want to congratulate Sudiksha Singhall for being elected as a State HOSA Officer for the 2022-23 school year! As our final project HOSA will be working with Dak Minn Blood Bank and doing a blood drive at RRHS on May 11th. Thanks in advance to all who donate!

Instagram- @redriverhosa

Twitter- @RRHSHOSA

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Semester Testing Schedule

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Summer Strength Program

Open to all interested boys and girls grades 7th-12th grades. Click the link below for all information and registration forms.

Summer Football Camp


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Attendance Reminders

Click link above for information regarding attendance procedures

District Updates

Parents Lead

Get to know your child's friends and their families

An advantage to getting to know the parents/guardians of your child's friends is that you will know the kind of people that are influencing your child. Also, by getting to know their families, 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 playdates, arrange to share driving for after-school activities, volunteer at your child's school, join PTO, attend community activities, attend sporting events or other social gatherings, etc.

End of the Year Letter from Asst. Superintendent of Secondary Schools

Contact Information