A revised version of the 2017-2018 Redwood Valley Activities Calendar is now available online. The revised calendar will be re-printed and received in the mail by August 1, 2017.
The Redwood Area School District administration would like to update the community members on the progression of the summer construction projects. Work continues to take place on three major projects, including the main entrance to the middle school and high school, replacing and resurfacing of the lower parking lot at the middle school and high school, as well as a new playground being built at the Reede Gray elementary school. To view the complete release, click here.
For questions, please contact the district office at 507-644-3531.
Congratulations to the Redwood Valley Trap Shooting team who completed the 2017 season at the Minnesota State High School League Trap Shooting Championships in Alexandria, MN, this week. The Cardinals competed against 48 other schools and nearly 800 student-athletes. RV’s novice team took home second place honors with a score of 195 points, missing top honors by just four points, while the Cardinals junior varsity team tabbed third place overall with a score of 209. For complete results and to view more photos of the State competition, click here.
Congratulations to Redwood Valley’s Logan Josephson and Emma Gaffney, both of whom medaled at the 2017 Minnesota State High School League State Track & Field Championships on June 9th and 10th. Gaffney brought home third place honors in the discus and just missed a medal in the shot put, placing 10th overall. Josephson tabbed 7th place honors in the long jump and garnered 10th place finishes in both the 100 and 300 hurdles. #alwaysthecardinalway
Redwood Valley’s senior Bailey Klause finished in 34th place at the 2017 Minnesota State High School League State Championships, shooting rounds of 85 and 94. Congratulations on another successful season and a great career as a Cardinal!
Thank you to the nearly 400 Redwood area community members who participated in the University of Minnesota Gophers Road Trip at the Redwood Area Community Center on Wednesday, May 24th. Meeting the Gopher coaches PJ Fleck and Richard Pitino, among others, was incredible! To view more photos of the event, click here.
The Redwood Valley High School witnessed 71 graduates walk across the stage to receive their high school diplomas on Sunday, May 21, in the Redwood Valley Gymnasium. Among the 2017 graduating class, 25 students took a College Now or Advance Placement (AP) course during their senior year. Furthermore, a total of 35 students took additional upper level math or science classes during their senior stint. RVHS had nine senior students take at least one Post Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO) class in 2016-17, as well as had eight seniors participate in the career mentorship class at Sunwood Good Samaritan Nursing Home, Daktronics, or Jackpot Junction. Best wishes to the Class of 2017! #alwaysthecardinalway
Congratulations to the 2016-17 Redwood Valley Activity Award Winners:
Band Award Winners- Elizabeth Prouty and Shane Liebl
Senior Athlete of the Year- Bailey Sommers, Elizabeth Prouty and James Pendleton
Freshman Jimmy Kratzke Athlete of the Year- Leah Irlbeck and Kaleb Haase
Choir Awards Winners- Natalie Polak and Emily Borman
CAPP Award- Becky Vang
The Redwood Valley Middle School fifth grade students of Mrs. Gale Morley’s class set a goal at the beginning of this school year to read a total of 1,000 accelerated reader books before the summer break. Between two reading classes, Morley’s students surpassed their goal by reading a total of 1,174 books! The same students have also made a card or craft two times a month for each resident at the local Wood Dale Nursing Home in Redwood Falls this school year. “My students have worked very hard this school year and they were all thrilled to have reached their accelerated reading goals and community outreach goals with a local nursing home,” said Morley.
Enterprise Minnesota: December 2016 - A $1 million contribution from a local philanthropist will enable Redwood Falls to join the likes of Alexandria, Fergus Falls, and White Bear Lake, whose school districts have embraced the value of technical education for its students alongside close collaborations with its local manufacturers.
At the regularly scheduled school board meeting on Monday, October 24, 2016, the Redwood Area School Board enthusiastically accepted a $1,000,000 donation, from Orrin Estebo. The gift will be given to the Redwood Area Education Foundation over the course of 6 years in anticipation of creating a Career Development Center focused on modernizing and expanding the west wing of the high school facility and programs.
The Reede Gray students continue to follow the Cardinal Code at school as 53 awesome elementary students were awarded on Wednesday, April 12th, with a Hot Chocolate Party. These students have been respectful, responsible and safe, earning each of them Cardinal Coins for positive behavior and they loved taking advantage of that today at the special celebration!
Dr Sayeed presented to the public on Sunday, October 17th and to the Middle School and High School students and staff on Monday, October 18th. He talked about promoting mutual understanding and mutual respect among all people with RV students today. Dr Sayeed, as a 6 year old, sat on Gandi's lap. As an adult, he has known 6 US presidents and the last three popes. He is a renown leader. Thanks to Rev. Scott Prouty and RASD School Board for making it all happen.
The middle school students in Mrs. Ann Goche’s Homebase class recently completed a 16-month project of folding more than 1,000 paper mache cranes and will be shipping the cranes to the small island of Kwajalein Atoll in means to spread "HOPE" to those children and families across the world.