Red River Newsletter

April 2019

Dear Parents & Guardians,

It is hard to believe it is already April! The year has gone by quickly as we find ourselves starting the final quarter of the school year. This time of year, spring activities are moving into full swing. April brings about the start of spring sports, awards ceremonies, the theater production, and many other events.

As we approach the end of the 2018-2019 school year, I would like to bring your attention to some of the special events that will be taking place during the month of April. Please note the following times, dates, and events:

  • April 8—National Honor Society Induction Ceremony
  • April 12-14—Musical, Godspell
  • April 15—Altru and Grand Forks Public Schools Honors Banquet for graduating seniors

Where: Alerus Center

When: 5:30 pm Pop Social

6:30 pm Dinner

  • April 27—Prom
  • April 29—8th Grade Orientation

We have completed registering students for the 2019-2020 school year, and now starting the process of building the schedule for next year. Please take time to visit with your student about their course selections for next school year. If you have any questions about class selection or class offerings, please call your child’s counselor. We are planning on having schedules finalized the last week of school.

The remainder of the school year is a very busy time for students. Please continue to encourage your child to do their very best in their classes as we begin this final stretch to the end of school year. Spring is a critical time of the school year where students need to stay focused to complete a successful school year. Remember to use PowerSchool as a way to keep up to date on your student’s progress. Do not hesitate to contact your student’s teacher, counselor, or administrator if you have questions or concerns about their academic progress. By communicating and working together closely, we can all do our part in helping students succeed.


Dr. Kristopher G. Arason


Save the Dates!!!

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Additional Information

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Congratulations to the students who were nominated by staff members this month.
This program is designed to recognize students for their excellence in classroom
attitude, involvement in school activities, and citizenship. Outstanding academic
achievement is not a requirement, but academic effort is a strong consideration.
Students may be honored only one time during their high school career.

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The Red River Math Track team traveled to Moorhead, MN Wednesday March 6th and competed in the annual Tri College track meet. In the 9th/10th grade division, the “Algebraic Drip” team won 1stplace. Nabeel Hossain and Dylan Narum placed in the top ten individually. In the 11th/12th grade division, team "The Number X" placed fourth.

Success at State H.O.S.A.

The Red River High School H.O.S.A. chapter achieved many favorable outcomes at the State H.O.S.A. competition which just took place in Jamestown, North Dakota. The conference held a wide variety of competitive events from which Grand Forks had much success in, having four students place in the top three or above for their events. These students include:

Chloe Rowekamp- 1st place in Sports Medicine

Thomas Hugo- 2nd place in Medical Terminology

Alex Richards- 3rd place in Extemporaneous Poster

Braelyn Liang- 3rd place in Nurse Assisting.

President Chloe Rowekamp, along with her win, also earned the opportunity to advance to the National H.O.S.A. conference which takes place later this year.

Red River High School is very proud of this year’s outcome, and is extremely excited to see what more these students can achieve!

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RRHS Drama Department Presents...

German American Partnership Program

Guten Tag! The German American Partnership Program (GAPP) is almost ready for students taking German to volunteer to host a 10th-grade student from Germany. GAPP is an exchange program between Red River and Central High Schools and Lise-Meitner-Gymnasium in Remseck, Germany. Each fall 21 students from Germany visit Grand Forks and stay with host families from Red River and Central. The American group of students has an opportunity to travel to Germany and stay with the same partners the following June. Any grade and German level of student is able to host, but students are only able to travel after their sophomore or junior year. This exchange occurs every year. Mrs. Feole will be receiving the profiles of the German students in April and students taking German will have the opportunity to view the profiles and volunteer to host a student from Germany. If you have any questions regarding hosting or traveling, you can visit or email Mrs. Feole at

Japan-Grand Forks Exchange, Kanuma-Grand Forks Exchange

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We are currently looking for host families. Our program is a wonderful way to experience another culture and to meet some nice families. The Japanese students will be here from October 1st through the October 9th. For more information please visit our website or contact the program coordinator, Jason Hawley, You will find us listed under the activities table on the school website or you may follow this link Applications are due April 10th. We look forward to hearing from you.
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The Visual Arts Department announces the opening of the RRHS Annual Juried Art Show to be held in the Red River High School Performance Hall lobby on Thursday, May 16th, 2019 in conjunction with the choral concert. The opening will run from 5:00p.m. – 6:30p.m. with awards being announced at 6:15p.m.

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Summer Education Opportunities

Summer School registration will begin in January. If you are interested in having your student attend the summer programs, please see this link for subject options and schedules, attendance policies, etc.

Roughriders Athletic Enhancement Strength & Speed Development Summer 2019

WHAT: Athletic sport preparation of strength training, speed development, and movement

conditioning. An opportunity to train with your fellow RRHS athletes in a group setting to promote self-efficacy, togetherness, and work ethic to help you develop your athletic abilites for your upcoming season.

WHO: Any Red River High School Athlete for the upcoming 2019-20 School Year

WHERE: The Red River High School weight room

WHEN: Monday-Thursday beginning Monday, June 3 & ending Wednesday, July 31

***Any athlete can attend any session as their schedule dictates***

Session I 8:00-9:15am*

Session II 9:00-10:15am (Female emphasis)

Session III 10:00 am-11:15pm

Session IV 4:30-5:45pm

*If you plan on playing football we would like all to attend Session I if possible

COST: $80 (fee covers t-shirt & participation)

*reductions or waivers available upon request (check box on registration form)

Registration form can be found at:

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District Messages

Know Who to Trust

Create a "helpers" file of trusted adults your child can rely on.

It is important your child know which adults, both at school and outside, they can rely on for

answers to questions or help in emergencies. Create a phone list for your child of relatives,

family friends, neighbors, teachers, religious leaders, and the police and fire departments. Talk

with your child about the kind of help each person on the list could provide in case an

unexpected situation arises and they need help (e.g., being approached by a "stranger").


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Contact Information

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