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Note from the Principal- April 2024

Note from the Principal- April 2024

Dear Parents and Guardians:

The One R Introduction to Kindergarten night will be Tuesday, April 16th at 6:30pm. We are looking for 2024-25 Kindergarteners. If you have a child who is 5 years old on or before July 31, 2019, they are eligible to attend kindergarten. Please call the office (308-385-6352). We will add them to our list and begin sharing important information with these families. Thanks for spreading the word.

Thank you Mrs. Liberty for putting on a wonderful Spring concert in K-5. Also congratulations to the Liberty family on the birth of their son Kallum Liberty!  Mrs. Gapp & Mrs. Hamilton will be hosting a district wide 6-8 Choral Clinic/Concert. 6-8 students signed up this past month and have been practicing on Wednesdays. They will participate in a day-long clinic on Wednesday, April 17th and perform for parents at 3:15 in the Northwest Auditorium. Looking forward to this Choral event. 

Current/returning 1R 1st  through 7th grade students may register online for the 2024-25 school year between April 15-28. Parents and guardians watch for information from the district to be coming out soon.  

1R 2023-24 Yearbook ordering information will come home following Easter break. It will again be an online ordering and payment system. The cost will be $15 Keep your eyes out for the online form. . 

Academically our students continue to work hard as we close out the school year. 3rd-8th grade students will be taking the state NSCAS assessment over this next month. Our 3rd through 8th grade will be assessed in English Language Arts and Math. 5th and 8th graders will also take the Science assessment.. K-2 will get to show their growth later this month when they complete their end of the year DIBELS and Math MAP assessments. We will be goal setting with our students and challenging them to do their best.  We are excited to see their growth. Remember that a good night’s sleep and a healthy breakfast prior to the test really do make a difference. In addition, daily attendance and positive support from you will only enhance your child’s success. We have a window of time to complete these  assessments so please do your best to have your child in attendance or let us know they will be absent so we can make arrangements.

Our middle school spring athletic seasons will be kicking off next week.  Track will kick off Friday, April 5th. Our NW Middle School Trap team has had a couple of competitions already. Girls first soccer game will be April 11th. We regretfully will have to cancel the boys soccer season. We did not have enough interest to field a team this year. Please check the 1R google calendar and website for all upcoming events. We wish all of our teams good luck in their spring seasons.

Fourth grade made the eventful trek to Lincoln this past month. They had a great day, and even got to see Coach Rhule!  4th graders also attended Ag Day at the state fairgrounds. They get to spend the morning at a variety of stations learning about the importance of agriculture to our area and state. Seventh grade will attend the Crane Trust on Monday, April 15th. Many of our other grade levels will have some fun field trips coming up this month.   

PTO had a busy month. They had a great turnout for Breakfast Buddies, and Raising Cane’s Dining Night out was a great success. Reminder Flower Fundraising forms are due April 5th. This is a great Mother’s Day gift!  Delivery is expected the week of May 7th. PTO has planned a Family Fun Night at Pete’s Safari on April 19th from 4:30-7:00 PM. There will be another PTO Dining Night out at Panda Express 4-8 PM. Tuesday, April 23rd.  The monthly meeting date changed to Monday, April 6th at 6:00 PM.. They are accepting nominations for board positions in 2024-25. If you are interested please reach out to Lisa Allan, Nicole Dramse or Angela Rodenbaugh. .

Northwest Summer Activities and Camp Registrations are posted on 1R website and Facebook.  

NO School Monday, April 22nd for students.

Field Day is Friday, May 10th noon dismissal and event starts at 12:45. 

8th Grade Recognition will be Wednesday, May 15th from 7:30-8:30AM.  

Last day of School noon dismissal is Wednesday,  May15th 

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