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Northwest Public Schools | May 24, 2024

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Note from the Principal- May 2024

Note from the Principal- May 2024

Dear Parents and Guardians,

 We are two weeks away from closing out another school year. Crazy! As the year comes to a close I would like to update you on events heading into the end of the year. 

Middle School sports will be finishing up these next couple weeks. Our athletes have grown and gotten better each week.  The trap team will compete at state on Thursday. Girls soccer has had a great season.  We have several tracksters that may get to participate in the state meet at Gothenburg. Congratulations to all of our athletes on a great Spring season!  

If you are a returning 1R student for the 2024-25 school year and have not registered please do so immediately. Remember this is an online registration and can be completed by logging into your powerschool account. Contact Mrs. Bachle if you are having trouble logging in or if your child will not be attending 1R next year. 

2024-25 Sports Physicals -On Monday, May 6th from 5-6:30PM. 8th grade through 12th grade athletes only may go to Northwest High school to complete their sports physical for 2024-25. There is a $25 cost for these physicals. You may print a copy of the form from the Northwest district website.

Northwest Summer Camp information and signup can be found on the district website or this link. Northwest Summer Camps 

All incoming 7th graders for the 2024-25 school year need to have a doctor’s physical completed with booster shots before August 2024. You may bring a copy or have your doctor fax a copy to the office at 308-385-6358.  

Friday, May 10, will be the Northwest K-6 District-Wide Field Day. School will be dismissed at 12:00pm.  Notes went home this week with information on lunch and transportation. Please complete and return this form so we may make plans. This year our 7th & 8th grade students will help with events. Mr. Simmons has shared information with students. Events will be completed around 2:30pm, so please make plans to pick up your child at Northwest High School. There is NO make up date if we have inclement weather. We will try to have a decision made by 10:00 AM if we have to cancel.   

PTO news – This Friday, May 3rd is the PTO family night at Pete’s Safari Zoo from 4:30-7:00. Flower Delivery and pick up will be Tuesday, May 7th from 2:30-3:45 PM in the east parking lot. If the weather is inclement, pick up will be in the gym.  PTO will have your flowers sorted and ready to go. Please stop out a little early for pick up. Thank you to all who purchased and helped with this fundraiser – it was another great success. Next year’s PTO officers will be President – Lisa Allan;  VP/Treasurer – Nicole Dramse, Secretary- Angela Rodenbaugh.  

As we conclude the school year a reminder that all technology damages, lunch fees, and yearbook orders must be paid. Please check with Mrs. Bachle if you have questions. Library books need to be returned if they are missing. If a book is not returned you will be charged for replacing the book. Mrs. McGowan can help if you have any questions. Chromebooks and power cords will be checked for damages and missing fees will be assessed. Students will not be given Chromebooks next year until all damages or fees are paid in full. If there is damage, Mr. Gibson will let us know the damage costs. If the power cord is missing it will be $25 to replace it.  

Wednesday, May 15, is our last day of school. 8th grade recognition is that morning beginning at 8-8:45am. 8th grade invitations and information went home last week with your child. 8th grade will be dismissed immediately following recognition. Congratulations to our 8th grade class! All other classes will be dismissed at noon. 

I would like to say one last thank you to everyone for another successful year at 1R. Thank you again for supporting and partnering with us in your child’s educational journey this year. There is no greater place to work than at 1R and the Northwest school district. Please continue to check out the 1R calendar, website, and Facebook for the latest happenings. Have a Great Summer!! 


Mr. Retzlaff, Principal