The RPS Weekly Message

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Dear RPS Parent/Guardian,

This week’s message includes information on the following topics listed below:

RPS 2022 Annual Report

Save the Date: RPS 5th & 6th Grade Track and Field Day

April Date for RHS Food Pantry
Spring Break is Coming Soon!

RHS Theater Presents “Middletown” in April

Save the Date: RHS Class of 2023 Spring Activities and Celebrations

Kindergarten Orientation Dates and Times

Ram Recognition

District Annual Report

Each year, Ralston Public Schools publishes an Annual Report for the community. This printed publication provides statistics and information from the 2022 school year. The District mails the publication to every Ralston resident and District family. An electronic copy is available on our website.

The Annual Report should be hitting homes within the next couple of weeks. For your convenience, here is a LINK to the 2022 RPS Annual Report.

Save the Date: RPS 5th & 6th Grade Track and Field Day

Parents of Ralston Public Schools fifth and sixth-grade students, mark your calendars for Thursday, May 11, 2023. Cheer on your students and their friends as they participate in the annual 5th and 6th Grade Track and Field Day.

This all-day event will start with field events at 8:45 am and running events at 9:30 am at

D.E. Speck Nelson Stadium at Ralston High School. Students will compete against other students from schools from across the District. Concessions will be open for parents and guests.

Let's fill the stadium and make this a day these students will remember forever!

April Date for RHS Food Pantry

Mark your calendars! Ralston High School will host its monthly food distribution on Tuesday, April 11, 2023. This event is in partnership with the Food Bank of the Heartland.

Families can start to line up in the Ralston High School main parking lot at 4:00 pm. The food distribution starts at 5:00 pm and concludes at 6:00 pm. The address for Ralston High School is 8969 Park Drive.

Ralston High School volunteers will direct individuals on where to park and help with the food distribution.

Spring Break is Coming Soon!

We hope all our staff, students, and families enjoy the upcoming Spring Break. There will be No School Monday, April 3rd through Friday, April 7th. The first day back from Spring Break will be Monday, April 10th.

There will be No RPS Weekly Message on Thursday, April 6th.

RHS Theater Presents “Middletown” in April

The Ralston High School Theater Department presents their final show of the year, “Middletown,” April 27-30. The show will take place in the RHS Performing Arts Center. The show will start at 7:30 pm on April 27-29 and at 2:00 pm on Sunday, April 30th. “Middletown” is a play written by Will Eno that was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and celebrates the big and little moments in everyday life.

Tickets are all general admission and will be $10 for adults and $8 for students/seniors.

Save the Date: RHS Class of 2023 Spring Activities and Celebrations

RPS is excited to honor and celebrate the RHS Class of 2023. Listed below are some dates and activities of events happening this spring for students and their families. RPS and RHS are actively finishing plans on each of the events listed below.

** RHS Seniors and Family Members - Ralston High School will communicate more specific information on each of these activities in the near future. Please check your email for updates. **

• Junior/Senior Prom: Saturday, April 15th, 8:00 - 11:00 pm, The Granary; Ralston.
• Senior Honors Night: Wednesday, May 10th, 6:30 pm, Ralston High School
• Graduation Rehearsal: Friday, May 12th, 9:00 to 11:00 am, Ralston High School
• Graduation Ceremony: Sunday, May 21st, 2:00 pm, Liberty First Credit Union Arena

Kindergarten Orientation Dates and Times

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Ram Recognition

Each week in Ram Recognition, Ralston Public Schools will highlight some good news happening across the District.

RMS Conference Wrestling Champions

We have some big news about the Ralston Middle School Wrestling team. They were the first-place champions at the Nebraska City Invite, scoring 272 points! RMS had 58 more points than the team that finished in second place! Ram Nation is extremely proud of all our RMS wrestlers!

Congratulations to the following wrestlers:

1st place - Brice McDaniel, Owen Monroe, and Cade Stix

2nd place - Makayla Dixon, Jasmine Smith, Brody Schmitt, Andres Castro, Morgan Vacanti, Alex McCarty, and Jason Moran

3rd place- Yulissa Figueroa, Karlie Stutzka, Owen Reich, and Ulysses Pena

4th place-Maria Bochnicek, Mia Dixon, Brody Jenkins, Baer Blecha, Mick Vavra, Weston Durant, and Kevin Hutton

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Congratulations to Ralston High School HOSA Students

Ram Nation, help us congratulate our Ralston High School HOSA National qualifiers! RHS had four students who recently qualified to compete this summer in Dallas at the HOSA International Leadership Conference!

HOSA is a student-led organization whose mission is to empower future healthcare professionals to become leaders in the global healthcare community through education, collaboration, and experience.

1st place state medalist - Extemporaneous Writing - Lesley Hernandez

1st place state medalist - Job Seeking skills - Bailey Johnson

2nd place state medalist - Job seeking skills - Monica Mendez

2nd place state medalist - Healthy Lifestyle - Katrina Gutgsell

Congratulations to all of the RHS HOSA students. #RamProud

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