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RHS April 2023

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APRIL 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Upcoming Dates

4/11-4/13 - Grade 10: MCA Reading

4/13 - Arts Fest, 4:30pm - 7pm

4/18 - Grade 10: Post Secondary Field Trips

4/18 - Grade 11: ACT Test @ RHS 

4/18 - Grades 9 & 12: Digital Learning Day @ home

4/22 - Trades Show & Tell Event @ ERX Motor Park

4/24-4/27 - Grade 11: MCA Math

4/24-4/27 - Grade 10: MCA Science

4/27 - RHS Spring Play "The Play That Goes Wrong 7pm

4/28 - RHS Spring Play "The Play That Goes Wrong 7pm  

4/29 - RHS Spring Play "The Play That Goes Wrong 2pm and 7pm

Please check the RHS Calendar for all the details

Please note- for the second semester, we have a new bell schedule 2nd Semester Bell Schedule 

Update to Family Fun Fest

Unfortunately, we have decided to cancel this year's event due to low registered attendance numbers for RHS Family Fun Fest 23'.  We appreciate the community support that we have received from local businesses, volunteers, and staff.  Please continue to support these businesses that support Rogers High School: 

Continued need for Child Foster Homes within Wright County Communities

“Foster care is an opportunity for you to make a positive difference in a child’s life.”

There is an average of 130 children within Wright County who are in out of home placement nightly. We currently have a pressing need for foster parents especially for teens, sibling groups, and emergency on-call providers. We have an amazing team that supports our children in placement and foster parents who are caring for our Wright County children. But we need our communities to help as children in foster care are not someone else’s children, they are our community’s children.

Are you interested in more information?
 Contact Marisa Ferguson at (763)682-7484 or email her at Marisa.Ferguson@co.wright.mn.us
 You are invited to attend one of the upcoming orientations on Monday, April 10th or May 1st from 6-9pm. The meeting will be held in room 1103 at the Wright County Government Center located at 3650 Braddock Ave NE, Buffalo, Minnesota.

Save the Date- Arts Fest Rescheduled Date

RHS Presents:  "The Play That Goes Wrong"  by Henry Lewis, Henry Shields & Jonathan Sayer  

April 27th: 7:00 pm April 28th: 7:00 pm April 29th: 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm   Ticket link: isd728.org/tickets  

Spring Play

 

PRIDE

 

Royal Pride

We celebrate Royal PRIDE in a big way at Rogers High School by rewarding students (and staff!) by going out of their way to meet/exceed behavior expectations. If you- or your employer- would like to donate some small gifts or gift cards to show appreciation for these efforts, please feel free to mail or drop them off in the office at RHS. Our Royals deserve to be celebrated! 

Parking

Parking is on a first-come, first-served basis.  Students who park in the school lots must display a valid parking permit.  Vehicles not displaying a valid parking permit may receive an RHS Parking Violation and a possible fine.  Student parking is NOT permitted in the RAC lot or in visitor and staff parking (parking at the RAC or visitor/staff parking spaces will be towed).  

All student drivers must purchase a parking permit and park ONLY in designated parking areas at RHS and RMS:

  • Seniors and juniors can park in the main lot, RHS Performing Arts Center, and the student section of the RMS lot.  
  • Sophomores must park in the RMS lot.
  • Students must possess a valid driver's license to purchase a parking permit.
  • Rogers High School reserves the right to close sales due to parking lots being at full capacity.
  • RHS will issue one permit to each student who completes both the payment and web form.  Whether early/ late arrival, PSEO, or part-time, the parking permit fee is $50.00.  

Please visit our WEBSITE to purchase a parking permit.

Vehicles not displaying a permit or parked in locations other than designated areas are subject to ticketing/towing.

Yearbook Information

Families can order yearbooks HERE

SPOTLIGHT ON STUDENTS. . . . .  

Minnesota DECA  Conference

77 students from Rogers participated in the annual Minnesota DECA State Career Development Conference. 3,500 Minnesota DECA members took part in the organization's competitive events program, allowing them to compete in over 50 events focused in the areas of entrepreneurship, finance, hospitality, marketing and other related fields. 

Students receiving state recognition include:

Community Service in the Media Center with a Special Visit from National Honor Society

Each month in the media center, students are given the opportunity to participate in a different volunteer/community service project.

This year, RHS students have written postcards to children in the hospital, decorated lunch bags for Meals on Wheels, created suncatchers for residents of nursing homes and even made bookmarks to donate to the public library.

The projects are open to any student who would like to participate.  Many students come to work on these projects before and after school.

In February, students returned pen pal letters to second graders at Hassan Elementary School.  Students from the National Honor Society visited Hassan to deliver the letters in person.  They even had help from the school mascots, Rog and Pride.

 

ISD 728 PREVENTION & SAFETY: RESOURCES for FAMILIES & PARENTS

Please visit THIS SITE which contains family and parent resources to support mental health, social and emotional learning (job preparedness skills), safety, alcohol and substance abuse and more. The information on this page will be updated regularly with new resources, community events relating to these issues and other important information relating to Prevention & Safety. 

Sherburne County Substance Use Prevention Coalition

The SUP Coalition is a community-focused coalition comprised of individuals
that reside or work in Sherburne County and are committed to reducing
youth substance use through community collaboration.

Developing a strong bond with your child, especially during the teenage years, can help teens form their own values that will help them make positive choices throughout their lives.

Both SAMHSA and SUP have some products that can help get you started.

One Pill Can Kill

DEA's "One Pill Can Kill" initiative aims to raise public awareness about the counterfeit pill issue while highlighting prevention resources. Find additional resources here.

FROM THE HEALTH OFFICE

ISD 728 is no longer scheduling mass vision and hearing screenings. However, if you have a vision and/or hearing concern regarding your child, a request for screening can be made by completing this online request form.  Screenings will be performed upon request only.  

Free at-home rapid tests

Minnesotans who have previously ordered free at-home rapid tests are able to receive four additional tests per household at order your free at-home rapid tests. This will be the last chance for Minnesotans to get free tests through the state’s online ordering program before it ends. 

At-home rapid tests help detect the virus that causes COVID-19. You can do the nasal swab test anywhere and get results in about 15 minutes. The at-home rapid antigen tests can be used at any time, such as if you have symptoms of COVID-19, were exposed to someone who has COVID-19, or before an indoor gathering. 

READY

Ask your health insurance provider how you can get COVID-19 self-tests at no cost or order your free at-home rapid tests through the State of Minnesota.

SET

Know where your self-tests are at home and check the expiration dates.

TEST

Use your self-tests when you need them. Follow the instructions that come with the test kit.

Visit COVID-19 Self-testing to learn more about at-home tests. 

COVID-19 testing

Testing remains an important way to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you have symptoms or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 – get tested. For more information on when you should get tested, visit COVID-19 Testing.

There are many options for where to get tested:

  • Free COVID-19 testing is available from providers including clinics and pharmacies: Find Testing Locations.

  • Minnesotans can receive free at-home rapid testing in the mail from the state at Order your free at-home rapid tests, the federal government at COVID.gov/tests, and through reimbursement from health insurers. 

  • The telehealth test-to-treat program is available for Minnesotans who may need COVID-19 medications.

Contact the Health Office   

Health Office:     763-274-3147           Fax:  763-274-3141

Health Services Assistant: Mellisa Abrahamson mellisa.abrahamson@isd728.org

Licensed School Nurse: Lora Benson lora.benson@isd728.org

FROM THE COUNSELING OFFICE

Spring Testing Dates

 Date

 Test

 Who

 April 11-13

 MCA Reading

 10th Grade

 April 18 

 ACT

 11th Grade

 April 24-26

 MCA Science

 10th Grade

 April 24-27

 MCA Math

 11th Grade

 May 1-12

 AP Testing

 AP students

ACT Test - April 18, 2023

All current Juniors (Class of 2024) will be taking the ACT for FREE on Tuesday, April 18, 2023.  RHS students are automatically registered for this test by the school district.  There is no writing section on this test. 

What is the ACT?  A multiple-choice, pencil-paper test used by many colleges and universities to make admission decisions.

 ACT Basics

Total test time: 2 hours, 55 minutes

 Sections

English (45 minutes)

  • 75 multiple-choice questions
  • Tests grammar, punctuation, sentence structure and rhetorical skills

Math (60 minutes)

  • 60 multiple-choice questions
  • Algebra I and II, geometry, and some trigonometry 

Reading (35 minutes)

  • 40 multiple-choice questions
  • Four reading passages

Science (35 minutes)

  • 40 multiple-choice questions
  • Science based passages with graphs, charts, tables and research summaries

 Max Score

36

 Average Score

21

 Resources &     Practice Test

ACT Study Guide

MCIS (My Portfolio → Test Prep → College Entrance/GED/ASVAB → ACT)

PSEO (Post Secondary Enrollment Options)

If your student is considering PSEO, please have them contact their counselor.  You can view the information on the RHS website about PSEO.

Non-Profit Dental Health Clinic - Children’s Dental Clinic

Seeing NEW patients of all ages.  Individuals on MA and PMAPs can access the services with no out-of-pocket costs.  Individuals without health insurance will be connected to a 

Cleanings, Exams, Fillings, Sealants, Fluoride, Crowns, Extractions, X-Rays

Make an appointment!  Call us: 612-746-1530

Dates: 4/13, 5/11, 6/8, 7/13, 8/10, 9/14, 11/9, 12/14

Open Doors for Youth, 554 3rd St NW, Suite 201, Elk River, MN 55398

Resources to Help Our Kids Thrive from - The Child Mind Institute

  • What is a Specific Phobia?: Everyone gets scared from time to time. But some children develop fears so intense that they obsess over a specific object or situation, even when they’re not around it, and go to extreme lengths to avoid it. If you notice this in your child, they might have a specific phobia. These phobias can include a wide range of things; some common ones are dogs, insects, storms, heights, blood, and flying. 

  • What is Social and Emotional Learning?:  Lacking social and emotional skills can cause lots of problems for kids both in the classroom and out. Getting along with other kids, being able to calm down when they’re upset, tolerating uncomfortable feelings — these are all skills children may need help to develop. That’s why many schools have social and emotional learning (SEL) programs that help kids learn to recognize, understand, and manage their emotions.

  • Mania in Children and Teenagers:  Mania is rare in children and teens, but when it happens, it can be confusing and dangerous. It’s a high-energy state that comes with symptoms like racing thoughts and extreme self-confidence, and it often leads to risky behavior. Identifying mania in kids can be challenging because instead of euphoria, it can also show up as irritability and aggression.

Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Resource  www.Fast-TrackerMN.org

Fast-Tracker can help you find:

  • Programs, Services & Provider Availability
  • Appointment Information
  • Funding and/or Insurance Information
  • Community Calendar, Events, FAQs & Resources
  • Advocates & Support Groups
  • Crisis Contacts & Emergency Information

The RHS Counseling Department (Counselors assigned by Grade)

Grade 9 (A-Q): Ms. Bartus - anne.bartus@isd728.org

Grade 10 (A-Q): Ms. Shrestha - jacy.shrestha@isd728.org

Grade 9 & 10 (R-Z): Mr. Miller - daniel.miller@isd728.org

Grade 11: Ms. Macken - shannon.macken@isd728.org

Grade 12: Ms. Morrison - dawn.morrison@isd728.org

College & Career: Ms. Handrick - lauren.handrick@isd728.org

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COLLEGE & CAREER CORNER

Scholarships

While the RHS Local Scholarship Application is now closed, seniors are still encouraged to apply for other outside scholarships.  Check out the RHS Scholarship Website for a list of scholarships to continue your search!

Upcoming College Visits @ RHS 

Sign up HERE

These visits take place in the RHS College & Career Center (D109) 

  • April 11 @ 9:00 am - Minnesota State University Moorhead (MN)
  • April 11 @ 1:30 pm - University of St. Thomas (MN)
  • April 19 @ 10:20 am - Manhattan College (NY)
  • April 20 @ 8:00 am - Merrimack College (MA)
  • April 20 @ 9:00 am - Baylor University (TX)

 

Trades Show & Tell Event @ ERX Motor Park

Sat, April 22, 10am - 1pm

Come learn about opportunities in the construction industry.  The event is FREE - all are welcome, no registration required!  May include by not limited to:  Laborers ◇ Operators ◇ Estimators ◇ Project Manager ◇ Truck Drivers ◇ Welders ◇ Electricians ◇ Diesel Mechanics ◇ Sheet Metal Workers ◇ Lineman ◇ Utility Construction

SCRUBS CAMP 2023 @ Anoka Technical College

Students will participate in a variety of hands-on activities in the health care and medical field.  Students spend 2 days at Anoka Tech and the third day is a field trip to industry partner sites.  

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Dates: June 20-22, 9:00am-3:00pm (Other dates available at different sites)
  • Cost: $150 *Scholarships Available

Minnesota Business Venture @ University of St. Thomas

MBV is a weeklong business and career development summer camp that brings students together to learn business, leadership and financial literacy skills.

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Dates: July 9-14 or July 22-27
  • Cost: $200 (before April 21) or $300 (after April 21)  *Financial Aid Available

Looking for more opportunities?  Check out this list of:

April “Future-Planning” Tasks by Grade

Here are some resources for any college-bound student asking "What should I be doing right now?"

9th-graders

10th-graders

11th-graders

12th-graders

  • Continue applying for scholarships. This RHS Scholarship Resources document is continually updated with new scholarship information.
  • Appealing financial aid: Read up on what to do if your financial aid offer doesn’t line up with your budget. And make sure to listen to this podcast before writing an appeal letter.
  • Making your final college choice: It’s decision time. You need to enroll and submit a deposit by May 1st (or a few days after, depending on the school). 

CTE Newsletter

Take a peek at the  April 2023 CTE Newsletter to see the newest events with Career and Technical Education

ACTIVITIES & ATHLETICS 

Athletics

Congratulations to:   Leah Meseck and Kali Marohn for Advancing to the Speech State Meet. The Speech State Meet is April  28th + 29th. Good Luck at the State Meet!!   Spring Sports Good luck to all the student athletes and coaches as they begin their season.      Dance Team Tryouts for 2023-2024 Season May 16,18,19 from 3:30-6pm   Planning Ahead for Fall Sports: All Fall sports will begin on Monday, August 14th. Online Registrations will open: Monday, July 10th (gorogersroyals.com - More Tab) Preseason Informational Meetings (Coach/Parent/Player): Watch gorogersroyals.com for dates and times for the sport-specific meetings. Sports Physicals - Updated sports physicals are required every 3 years.  Your student’s physical date on record can be verified on the parent portal.  (See Student’s Name, Health Tab)   Sports physicals: 

  • Submit sports physicals to:  joann.gellerman@isd728.org or bring to the RHS Activities Office.
  • Physical Dates on file can be verified on Parent Portal: (Students Name, Health Tab).
  • MSHSL Physical Form is available on gorogersroyals.com: (More Tab).

  Find all RHS Athletic information at GOROGERSROYALS and Twitter @geauxroyals 

Activities

 "The Play That Goes Wrong"  by Henry Lewis, Henry Shields & Jonathan Sayer   April 27th: 7:00 pm April 28th: 7:00 pm April 29th: 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm   Ticket link: isd728.org/tickets  

Spring Play

ISD#728 FOOD SERVICE

Food Service Calendar

TECHNOLOGY

Please email Chromebook Help

chromebook

 

Safety and Internet Filtering at Home
ISD 728 Chromebooks will continue to have filtering to help protect students against harmful and inappropriate online material. 

Despite the District’s attempt to filter and provide additional protections outside of school, parents/guardians still play an important role in supervising their child's internet access and usage. Parents are encouraged to discuss rules for appropriate internet usage, and reinforce lessons of digital citizenship and safety. Please review our technology responsible use guidelines and visit www.isd728.org/Digital-Health-Wellness to learn more about available parent resources.

  • Visit here for more information about what is filtered.  
  • Visit GoGuardain Parent App for information on how parents and guardians can monitor their children's Chromebook browsing activity, and choose to block sites such as YouTube.

LOOKING AHEAD

Costa Rica 2024

Click HERE for more information or email Mr. Harapat.  The trip is open to all RHS students who have, or will have, completed at least one full year of Spanish at RHS by June, 2024.  Come join the fun!  ¡Pura vida!

Costa Rica

 

France 2024

 

France

 

RHS 2022 Yearbooks!  Click here and order from Jostens or go to the Rogers High School website.

Contact Us

RHS Main Office: 763-274-3140

rhs.mainoffice@isd728.org

RHS Attendance: 763-274-3140 x1604

ISD #728 Attendance Line: 763-241-3555

ADMINISTRATION
Jason Paurus
Principal
jason.paurus@isd728.org
763-274-3142

Ryan Johnson
Asst Principal
Last Names: A—Ham 
ryan.johnson@isd728.org
763-274-3140 x1602

Jill Engquist
Asst Principal
Last Names: Han—O
jill.engquist@isd728.org
763-274-3140 x1603

Kevin Jost
Asst Principal
Last Names: P—Z
kevin.jost@isd728.org
763-274-3140 x1784

Dan Ohlgren
Activities Director
daniel.ohlgren@isd728.org
763-274-3140 x1605

Our Mission

At Rogers High School we educate, inspire and empower through developing positive relationships, pursuing excellence, seeking diversity, and building futures.

Our 7 Core Values

We BELIEVE that... 

1 ALL people have value.
2 Valuing and respecting differences strengthens the individual and the community.
3 People thrive when they feel connected, supported and affirmed.
4 Everyone can learn.
5 Hope inspires and empowers.
6 Lifelong learning is essential for personal growth.
7 Change is an opportunity for growth.

Attendance Corner

If you know your student(s) upcoming appointments, vacations, sporting events, or other special events, please inform the attendance office.  Feel free to call or send a note with your student. We will contact you if we have any concerns.

Visit Campus Parent Portal

or call 763-274-3140 x1604  

Upcoming Events

Monday

Labor Day Holiday - No School

Tuesday

RHS First Day of School

September 18, 2023

Homecoming Week

September 19, 2023

Homecoming Week

September 20, 2023

Homecoming Week

September 21, 2023

Homecoming Week

September 22, 2023

Homecoming Week

View Calendar

Quick Links

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Volunteer

We love our parent/guardian volunteers and we have some great opportunities available. Click the link to see all of the opportunities that we have. A few examples are: field trip chaperone, math tutor and help with RHS Family Fun Fest. Contact Quinn Stull at quinn.stull@isd728.org if you are interested in volunteering or have any questions.  RHS Volunteer Sign-Up 22’-23’ 

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