Red River Newsletter
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!!!
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.
1st place team
Left to right: Sarah Hong, Collin Polasky, Eliot Schumacher, Owen Reilly, Ted Tchomakhidze, Nabeel Hossain, Cosette Clement, Mbuasish Asong
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4th place team
Left to right: Aiden Krogh, Miles Miller, Ella Zhang, Joey Votava, Terence Flynn, Tian Huang, Alex Tjelleson, Ethan Walker
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!
RRHS Drama Department Presents...
German American Partnership Program
Japan-Grand Forks Exchange, Kanuma-Grand Forks Exchange
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.
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: http://tinyurl.com/Summer-19-RAESS-Registration
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").