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Note from the Principal- March 2024

Note from the Principal- March 2024

Parents and Guardians,

Crazy, the third quarter is about to wrap up! March will fly by and school will be out before we know it. Thank you for your continued support each and every day at 1R!

Reminders: No School next Wednesday, March 6th-8th for students. Enjoy Spring Break!  

It was great to see so many parents at Parent Teacher Conferences last month. We had a 92% turnout  for our K-8 conferences. Please remember teachers are always available via email or phone call if you have questions. Middle school parents can always log into PowerSchool and check grades. If you click on the percent grade you can dig deeper and see specific grades, missing grades, late work and teacher comments. 3rd Quarter report cards will be sent home and uploaded into PowerSchool on Monday, March 18th. 

February Celebrations –  Mr. Meyer and Mr. Pfanstiel hosted a middle school honor band day and they put on an awesome performance.  Congratulations to Judah Crick for placing 3rd in the written portion and qualifying for the oral round at the Hall County Spelling Bee – 8th grade division. The Middle School Quiz Bowl team of Shane Cornelius, Grace Tolen, Taya Olesen, Brooklyn Joseph, Cara Thielen and Alivia Coltrin were the District Champions. The 8th grade boys basketball team will compete for the Championship in the Westridge tournament. We had three girls compete in the first ever Northwest Middle School Wrestling program.   

Mrs. Liberty will be hosting the K-5 Spring concert on Monday, March 11th, at 6:30p.m @ Northwest auditorium. At this time there will not be a 6-8 middle school spring concert. Administration and teachers are putting together an alternative opportunity for our 6-8 students district wide. We will share more details in the near future.  

We will offer middle school soccer again this year. We will continue to partner with GICC for 7th & 8th grade teams. Practices will begin on Monday, March 18th and will be held at GICC. Please contact Coach Nichol (Boys) and Coach Yost (Girls) Athletes will be transported to GICC from their respective schools. Parents will be expected to pick up their child at GICC at 5:15. Athletes will have Wednesday practices but those will be at Northwest High School.

There will be a middle school track parent meeting on Monday, March 4tth at 5:30 pm in the Northwest High School gym. Track practice will begin on March 18th. Please contact Coach Wemhoff if you have questions at

Reminder for Middle School parents to check Northwest website for Summer Athletic camps and Summer Weight programs. This can all be found on the Northwest Homepage. Signups are open now. 

There is a PTO Family Fun Night at Ax Holes tonight Friday, March, 1st from 6-10pm. PTO Breakfast Buddies will be Wednesday, March 20th in the gym from 7:15-8:00AM. PTO Dining Night Out at Raising Canes on Tuesday, March 26 from 5-9PM. The PTO flower fundraiser information will be coming home soon. If you need a great Mother’s Day gift, watch for the flier coming home. PTO is seeking officers for the 24-25 school year. 1R PTO does so many wonderful things for our students, staff and building. Please consider joining and serving in a role. If you have an interest in serving please contact president Lisa Allan. Meetings are on the first Monday of the month at 6:00 pm. 

We highly encourage our children to take the best possible care of any and all school property. If items are damaged or lost, charges will be assessed based on damages and/or replacement costs. All lunch balances need to be paid and current with the Northwest District office. 

  • Library books – based on replacement costs
  • Chromebook chargers & Replacement costs may range from $25-$180

Remember if you have an incoming Kindergartener or know someone who has a Kindergartener that will be 5 years old on or before July 31st please contact the office at 308-385-6352. 1R Introduction to Kindergarten night will be Tuesday, April 16th at 6:30 pm. 

On behalf of the staff and myself, we thank you for your continued support. Please follow our 1R Google calendar for the most current events and check out our 1R Facebook page. If you have questions regarding your child’s education, please do not hesitate to contact the office at 385-6352.


Mr. Retzlaff, Principal