Falcon's Nest-8/16/2021

Countdown to the start of the 2021-22 School Year continues

Activities and Athletic Information


Marching Band is ready to rock and roll! Here is a message from our band director Colin Woefle.-First rehearsal and parent meeting will be Monday evening, August 16th, in the AHS Auditorium. We will meet from 6:00pm until approximately 7:00pm, then the students will stay until our regular 8:15pm rehearsal time.

Rehearsals will continue Monday-Thursday for three weeks in August/September from 6:00-8:15pm: 8/16-8/19, 8/23-8/26, and 8/30-9/2. Students will spend time in the music department and in the stadium depending on our activities for the night and the weather. Students should listen for instructions at rehearsal regarding where we will be meeting.

Once the school year starts, we will be rehearsing only two days a week on Monday and Wednesday. If you have conflicts on Wednesday evenings, please let me know and we will work it out. There is a Google Calendar linked to our band website https://sites.google.com/rdale.org/armstrongband/home and Mr. Woelfe will be populating that with rehearsals and performances.

Students will receive their music at the first rehearsal. Students who play a woodwind or brass instrument that are in need of renting a school instrument should contact me. Traditionally we have issued these in the Spring but since that did not happen we will get them ready to go for Monday night. Mr. Woelfe will be contacting the drumline in a separate email regarding instrument assignments and distribution.

The marching band will have its first performance at the Minnesota State Fair on Friday, August 27th. The band members will meet in the Armstrong Band Room at 11:45am to load the buses and depart. We warm up and stage at the fairgrounds at 1:00pm and the parade begins at 2:00pm. There are several bands performing this day and we will not find out where we are in the parade order until we arrive. The band will get done marching approximately 3:00-3:30pm. We will load and leave the Fair at 8:00pm, returning to AHS at approximately 8:30pm.

Just so you can get a few dates on your calendar, our 4 home football games are 9/3, 9/24, 10/8 (homecoming), and 10/15 (no school that day). Plymouth on Parade is 9/18, and the Anoka Halloween Parade is10/30.

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Nutrition Information

Lunch Information

School meals are free of charge for all students for the 2021-2022 school year due to a waiver from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Breakfast: All of our schools will be offering free grab and go breakfast for students as they enter school each morning.

Lunch: Students will have access to free school lunch. Our lunches are packed with student favorites like mandarin orange chicken as well as plenty of whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, and choice of milk.

You can view menus online through the TITAN K-12 Family Portal.

Educational Benefits Applications for the 2021-2022

Educational Benefits Applications for the 2021-2022 School Year

Every family, every year. We ask that ALL families with children enrolled with Robbinsdale Area Schools complete an Application for Educational Benefits each year. It’s quick and easy.

NHS Applications Announcement

National Honor Society will be taking applications this fall!

Juniors and seniors who have a GPA of 3.6 or above are eligible to apply to National Honor Society (NHS). NHS is a service organization that recognizes academic scholarship, promotes leadership, and develops character in students while offering service to the community. Students can check their GPA in Infinite Campus under documents on their unofficial transcript to see if they qualify. The digital candidate packet will be available in the Falcon Nest newsletter on Fri 8/20.(and also on the AHS webpage and in Schoology updates) Packets will be due by Mon Sept 27th. No Exceptions! Email Ms. Schuchmann (melissa_schuchmann@rdale.org) with any additional questions. Current NHS members do NOT need to reapply.
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Upcoming Events-At Armstrong High School

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For all students, you can also exchange your Chromebook and have your photo taken during the Great Armstrong Experience

Chromebook Exchange Information

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Wednesday Sept. 1st 2pm-7pm

  • All students and families welcome
  • Chromebook Exchange
  • Pick up a Chromebook if you haven't been issued one
  • Take your school picture
  • Activities Fair
  • School Tours
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First Day of School 2021-22 School Year!

  • All 9th grade students report at AHS by 7:20am for 9th Grade Orientation

  • 10th-12th grade students report to AHS at 11:20am for School

  • Grades 9th-12th will have classes starting at 11:20-2:10pm this day.

  • Only 9th grade will report to school at 7:20am this day for ALL 9th Grade students.

First Day of School Class Schedule All Grades

11:20-11:30 Advisory

11:35-11:53 Period 1

11:58-12:16 Period 2

12:21-12:39 Period 3

12:44-1:02 Period 4

1:07-1:25 Period 5

1:30-1:48 Period 6

1:53-2:10 Period 7

Schedules will be ready to view in Campus Aug. 25th

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Schedule change Requests

In rare instances, principals have the authority to make modifications to student schedules. Because registration directly influences the school's schedule, students will need to fulfill their requests unless the:

● student is misplaced in the class (determined by the teacher and/or counselor)

● student fails to meet prerequisites

● student with 13-14 credits elects to drop a course

● student needs adjustment due to enrollment in postsecondary options

● student has duplications, irresolvable schedule conflicts or a credit or course imbalance

Once the semester begins, changes are only made for the above reasons within the first five days. Students will have an opportunity to make changes prior to each semester.

Looking for more information ?

Check out our first back to school newsletter for information about Lockers, Procedures, PSEO appointments, the Student academic and behavior handbook, Schoology and parent portal, school supplies, bell schedule, parking permits, open lunch, late start and early release, transportation information, and information for seniors.


Main Office: 763.504.8800

Attendance: 763.504.8810

Mr. Erick Norby, Head Principal: Erick_Norby@rdale.org

Mr. Cameron Opel, Assistant Principal 9th Grade: Cameron_Opel@rdale.org

Ms. Krista Range, Assistant Principal, 10th Grade: Krista_Range@rdale.org

Mr. Robert Ware, Assistant Principal, 11th and 12th Grade: Robert_Ware@rdale.org

Mr. Larry Tate, Activities and Athletics Director, Larry_Tate@rdale.org


Mr. Antiwan Easley
Counselor (Grade 9: A-K)
763-504-8823 | Antiwan_Easley@rdale.org

Ms. Marilou Exner
Counselor (Grade 9: J-Z)
763-504-8837 | Marilou_Exner@rdale.org
Mr. Jamie Dukowitz
Counselor (Grade 10)
763-504-8824 | Jamie_Dukowitz@rdale.org
Ms. Melinda Vogel
Counselor (Grade 11)
763-504-8825 | Melinda_Vogel@rdale.org​​​​​​​
Ms. Arianna Crosby
Counselor (Grade 12)
763-504-8822 | Arianna_Crosby@rdale.org

Armstrong High School

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

Attendance Line 763.504.8810