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RHS February 2023

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February 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Upcoming Dates

1/30 - First Day of 2nd Semester

2/20 - No School (President's Day)

2/21 - Parent-Teacher Conferences 4pm - 7pm 

2/21 - Virtual PSEO Information Session @ 5:30pm

2/22 - In-Person PSEO Information Session @ 7:15am

2/22 - RHS Local Scholarship Application Opens

2/23 - Arts Fest 5pm - 8pm

2/27 -  Career Exploration Fair @ Elk River High School

3/15 - RHS Local Scholarship Application DUE 12pm

3/15 - Freshman Reality Check Activity

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 

February Conferences

  • Rogers High school Conferences will be held on Tuesday, February 21st from 4:00-7:00 pm. You will have the option to select live, in-person conferences in teacher classrooms OR a virtual conference. Please use the link below to book an appointment with each teacher directly.   RHS Conferences Tuesday, February 21st, 4:00-7:00 pm
     
    • Please note that there will be no conferences on May 4th.  Contact the appropriate teachers if you have questions about your students' classes.

Arts Fest

Arts Fest will be held on Thursday, February 23, from 5 - 8 at Rogers High School commons space. This event will feature a student art show, art demonstrations in various media and techniques, band and choir, solo and ensemble performances, dance and speech. There will be a make and take activities table, face painting and more. Please join us for this fun event.

ARTS fest

 

SAVE THE DATE!

Mark your calendar for our annual RHS Family Fun Fest, which will take place on Saturday, May 20th, from 9-1. This is an event with something for everyone! Funds raised will help pay for things such as transportation for college/ career experiences, experiential learning, assistive technology, PBIS rewards, field tips and classroom supplies. Visit our WEBSITE for more information.  See you there!

FFF

  Registration links are live! Color Run:  Grab your children, friends, co-workers or neighbors and register for the 3/4 mile Color Run/Walk or the Color Run/Walk 5k.    Bags Tournament:  1st place team WINS Apple Airpods (2) AND Bluetooth Speakers (2). Space is limited to 24 teams.   Donations Requested: We rely on the generosity of our families and surrounding community to help us raise funds that will benefit the students and staff of Rogers High School. We take donations such as gift cards, cash (through our website), a basket of items for the silent auction, as well as company sponsorship opportunities. If you're interested in donating, or if you know of a company that would like to sponsor this event, please reach out to Quinn Stull at Quinn.stull@isd728.org. We sincerely thank you for any donations you can provide.    Contact Quinn Stull at quinn.stull@isd728.org if you are interested in volunteering or have any questions.  RHS Volunteer Sign-Up 22’-23’  

Cultural Potluck

 

PRIDE

 

Royal Pride

Rogers High School continues to celebrate Royal PRIDE: Positive, Respectful, Inclusive, Determined, and Engaged.   We continue to work with students to be respectful to each other, our staff, and our building.  Routinely, students have been leaving food and garbage on tables, floors, and in our hallways.  We have also seen an influx of vandalism in our bathrooms this year.   Parents, please help us reinforce with your child(ren) the message of respect and what that means both in and out of school. 

Winter Weather

Winter weather has arrived! Please remind your student(s) to allow extra time for driving and parking, as well as to slow down in inclement weather!

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.

Student Bar Codes

NEW!!! Students are now required to have their barcode to sign in when arriving late, for purchasing lunch, as well as visiting specified areas of the school. Please remind your student(s) to have their barcode easily accessible!!!  

Yearbook Information

Families can order yearbooks HERE

SPOTLIGHT ON STUDENTS. . . . .  

The RHS LINK Crew hosted a Cocoa and Cram event January 25th.  Link Leaders served hot chocolate to 9th graders and helped them study for their finals.  Around 100 9th graders and 20 Link Leaders attended!

Student Council announces Snow Week Dress Up Days!

Monday 2/13 - Pajama Day

Tuesday 2/14 - Wear Red/Pink for Valentine's Day

Wednesday - Squad/Twin Day (dress like your friends)

Thursday - Hawaiian Shirt Day

Friday - Blue Out

Congratulations to RHS senior art student Greta Lien! Greta received a Gold Key Award at the 2023 Scholastic Art Awards competition for her pastel drawing entitled "Achievement." The Gold Key is the highest award given in the Minnesota region. Senior Tyler Bachmeier submitted two works in the ceramics category, "The Last Supper," and "Say Their Names." Tyler won Honorable Mention awards for both entries. Joy Stewart (senior, painting) was also recognized with two Honorable Mention awards for her entries "Autumn Window" and "The Space Between Us." Sophomore Reagan Wierman received Honorable Mention for her drawing "Taya." Greta's Gold Key artwork is now on display at the University of Minnesota Regis West Gallery with other Gold Key winners from Minnesota high schools. The Scholastic Art Awards competition is the oldest and most prestigious visual arts competition in the country. Congratulations to all of our RHS participants! The included photo is Greta Lien's winning artwork "Achievement", pastel on paper

Greta Lien

 

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.

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Vape2

 

What is Fentanyl?

What is Fentanyl

 

School Resource Officer (SRO)

Detective / SRO Amy Berglund has transitioned back to patrol duties, as her 5-year assignment as School Resource Officer (SRO) has reached its end. Det. Berglund was the RHS SRO for the past 3 years. Detective Adam Dupic, who has been the SRO at Rogers Middle School since 2019, has now transitioned to Rogers High School. Detective Dupic has been a law enforcement officer for 15 years, and has worked as an SRO for the past 3 years. He is married, and has four children (two middle schoolers, an elementary schooler, and a 10 month old). Dupic is most excited about seeing the 8th graders from when he first became an SRO at RMS as current Seniors at RHS.

With the transition of Detective Berglund and Dupic, Rogers Police and ISD 728 welcome Detective Clayton Justen, who is now assigned as the RMS SRO.

SRO

 

FROM THE HEALTH OFFICE

Contact the Health Office 

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

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

RHS Health Office 763-274-3147

From Health Services:

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.

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

FROM THE COUNSELING OFFICE

PSEO

PSEO Info Session - Feb. 21 & 22, 2023

Any RHS 10th or 11th grade student who is considering PSEO next year should attend one of these informative information sessions.  Students who are currently enrolled in PSEO do not need to attend.

  • Virtual PSEO Information Session - Tues, February 21 @ 5:30 pm (Google Meet Link)
  • In-Person PSEO Information Session - Wed, February 22 @ 7:15 am (RHS Media Center)

These information sessions will review the requirements and application process for PSEO (Post Secondary Enrollment Options) for high school students.  Please register for a full schedule at RHS during registration, and your schedule will be adjusted in the spring, after your PSEO application is completed.  Sophomores must attend the  PSEO meeting before they can schedule an individual Planning Session with your counselor.

More information about PSEO can be found on the RHS website.

careers

Career Exploration Fair - Grades 9-12

Monday, February 27, 4:30-6:30pm @ Elk River High School

FREE ADMISSION!  Explore Career Options!  Talk 1 on 1 with representatives from: schools, community education, science, engineering, parks & recreation, public services, health care, large businesses, small businesses, military, technology, marketing, communications, finance, law, transportation and much more!  RSVP Here

Spring Testing Dates

  • April 11-13 - MCA Reading (10th Grade)
  • April 18 - ACT (11th Grade)
  • April 24-26 - MCA Science (10th Grade)
  • April 24-26 - MCA Math (11th Grade)
  • May 1-12 - AP Testing (AP students)

AP Registration Closes February 28th

A very important AP date is one month away. February 28, 2023 is the last day that students can register late for an AP Exam (with an additional $40 late fee) and it is also the last day that students can request a refund if they no longer wish to take an AP exam (minus a $40 unused exam fee). (AP US Government, which is a spring semester-only course, is the one exception to this. Regular registration for AP US Government closes February 28, 2023 and there is no late registration for this course.)

If students want to double-check that they are registered, they should sign-in to their College Board accounts. Contact shane.noecker@isd728.org with any questions, and please consult the RHS AP 2022-2023 Important Dates slides for more information. 

ACT Test - April 18, 2023

All current Juniors (Class of 2024) will be taking the ACT for FREE on Tuesday, April 18, 2023.  Students are automatically registered for the test by the school district.  There is no writing section on this test.  Click here for further information on additional ACT testing opportunities and resources to practice. 

**All ISD728 students have access to FREE ACT Test Prep materials in their MCIS account.  Click HERE for instructions about how to access MCIS Test Prep.

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-pockets costs.  Cleanings, Exams, Fillings, Sealants, Fluoride, Crowns, Extractions, X-Rays

Make an appointment!  Call us: 612-746-1530. Open Doors for Youth, 554 3rd St NW, Suite 201, Elk River, MN 55398

Dates: 2/9, 3/9, 4/13, 5/11, 6/8, 7/13, 8/10, 9/14, 11/9, 12/14

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

  • How is the ADHD Brain Different: Studies have shown that the brains of kids with ADHD develop differently than those of other kids.  Those differences can be connected to common symptoms of the discord, including inattention, hyperactivity , and impulsivity.  
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder in Kids:  Kids with generalized anxiety disorder, or GAD, worry about things in general.  THey tend to fixate on worst-case scenarios and agonize over relatively ordinary situations and they feel such a strong need to be perfect that they worry excessively that they aren’t doing well enough. 

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

  • 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)

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COLLEGE & CAREER CORNER

scholarship

RHS Local Scholarship Program

Any RHS senior planning to attend a technical, community or four-year college should apply for the Local Scholarships which will be available on February 22, 2023 on the RHS Scholarships Website.  Seniors will also be reminded via Schoology, Campus Messenger and Remind when the application is live.  Applications will be DUE at 12pm on Wednesday, March 15, 2023.

FAFSA Completion Drawing for $500 Scholarship!

Completing your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is one of the most important steps in your post-secondary planning. All RHS seniors who complete their FAFSA by March 15, 2023 will be entered into a drawing to win a $500 scholarship!

If you have questions about the FAFSA or need assistance with your application, please attend a WIN session with Ms. Handrick or schedule a meeting with her: rhscollegecareer.youcanbook.me

 

Ready, Set, FAFSA!

Are you or someone you know applying to college this year? Join MN Goes to College this February for a series of financial aid webinars created specifically for students and families to help them prepare for the college-going process. All sessions will be approximately one hour long with a short presentation from financial aid experts followed by time for questions from the audience.

FREE Test Prep Materials on MCIS

All ISD728 students have access to FREE Test Prep Materials on the Minnesota Career Information System - MCIS.  Students access this website via Rapid Identity. View Login Instructions HERE

  • ACT (Practice Test & Online Course)
  • PSAT/SAT (Practice Test & Online Course)
  • Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)
  • GED
  • ACT WorkKeys
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
  • DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST)
  • Academic Skills Question Bank (Math, Reading, Writing, Science)
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
college visits

 

Upcoming College Visits @ RHS Sign up HERE

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

  • Feb 8 @ 10:20am - North Hennepin Community College (MN)
  • Feb 9 @ 9:00am - Saint John’s University/College of Saint Benedict (MN)
  • Feb 13 @ 1:00pm - Anoka Ramsey Community College (MN)
  • Feb 14 @ 8:00am - Lake Superior College (MN)
  • Feb 15 @ 10:20am - Minnesota State University - Mankato (MN)

Looking for more opportunities?  Check out this list of:

ISD 728 Career and Technical Education

February is CTE Month, and we are proud to celebrate the achievements and successes of our CTE students and programs. Our CTE programs provide students with hands-on, real-world experiences that help them develop the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in their future careers.

February CTE Newsletter 

ACTIVITIES & ATHLETICS 

All Spring Sports/Activities Registration Open February 13th, 2023  

Athletics

Spring Trap Team : Any current Rogers HS students (grades 9 - 12) who are interested in joining the Spring Trap Team should plan on attending one of the following sign-up evenings.  Attend, with a parent, on either Monday, February 6 at 6:30 PM in the RHS Media Center OR Wednesday, February 8 at 6:30 PM in Room E102.  A parent must attend or you are unable to join.  Fees, season schedules, and team expectations will be discussed during those times. All interested RHS students must also be in good academic standing.    Boys Tennis: Boys interested in playing tennis this spring for RHS: the preseason parent/player meeting will be held on Thurs, March 9 at 7:00 pm in Mr. Scheevel's classroom (B107). Boys in grades 7-12 are welcome to sign up. No experience necessary to play JV. Any questions before the meeting? Email Coach Scheevel (nicholas.scheevel@isd728.org).   Spring Sports Starting Dates: 2/27 - Adapted Bowling (ZHS) 3/13 - Track and Field, Softball 3/20 - Baseball, Boys/Girls Golf 3/27 - Boys Tennis 4/23 - Boys/Girls Lacrosse TBD - Clay Trap League   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

  2/13 - Spring Play Audtions 2/15-2/16 - Spring Play Callbacks Save the Date: RHS Spring Play Performances are: April 27th: 7:00 pm April 28th: 7:00 pm April 29th: 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm      "The Play That Goes Wrong"  by Henry Lewis, Henry Shields & Jonathan Sayer    

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

Only seven (7) spots are left for RHS Spanish students for the trip to Costa Rica in June, 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

 

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

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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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