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RHS June 2023

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June 2023

Greetings Families of Rogers High School,
As the school year comes to a close, we would like to take a moment to reflect on all the wonderful memories we have made together. It has been an absolute pleasure working with our students, staff, families and community during the 22-23 school year.
We want to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support in making Rogers High School a safe and welcoming place for our students to learn and grow. We appreciate all the time and effort you have put into working with us towards our common goal of developing positive relationships, pursuing excellence, seeking diversity and building futures.
As summer approaches, we hope that you have the chance to take some time to relax and enjoy the beautiful weather with your loved ones. Whether it's a vacation or staycation, we hope you make many happy memories with your family and come back in the fall feeling rejuvenated and refreshed.
We look forward to welcoming you back for another exciting school year in the fall. Thank you once again for everything you have done for our school community. Wishing the Class of 2023 all the best as they continue on their journey. Have a wonderful summer! It's a great day to be a ROYAL,  

Jason Paurus, Ryan Johnson, Jill Engquist, Kevin Jost and Dan Ohlgren  

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Upcoming Dates

6/1 - Senior Seminar

6/2 - RHS Last Senior Day

6/2 - RHS Talent Show

6/5 - 4.0 Banquet

6/7 - RHS Graduation Rehearsal

6/8 - Last Student Day, grades 9-11

6/8 - RHS Graduation Ceremony, 7pm @ RHS FieldHouse

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 

Summer Hours

Main Office

June 12, 2023 - June 23, 203

Open Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m; closed Fridays

The main office will be closed from June 26, 2023, through August 4, 2023

August 7, 2023 - September 1, 2023

Open Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m; closed Fridays

September 5, 2023

Regular hours will resume Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (student contact days)

Guidance Office

The Guidance Office will be closed from June 16, 2023 - August 14, 2024.

Guidance Counselors are available by appointment only until June 23, 2023 and return to the office on August 14, 2023

Please reach out to your counselor to make an appointment with any questions.

2023-2024 School Year

Dawn Morrison - Class of 2027

Anne Bartus - Class of 2026 (A-Q)

Dan Miller - Class of 2025 & 2026 (R-Z)

Jacy Shrestha - Class of 2025 (A-Q)

Shannon Macken - Class of 2024

Activities Office

The Activities Office will be closed from June 12, 2023, through August 4, 2023.

August 7, 2023 - September 1, 2023

Open Monday- Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m; closed Fridays

Regular hours will resume September 5, 2023.

Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (student contact days)

Warmer Weather

Spring/Summer often brings a new energy to all of us. For many high school students, this is the time of year when many engage in 'nerf wars', or bring out their gel or Orbeez guns. While this can seem innocent and fun in the right setting, our local law enforcement has noted an increase in our students using them while driving, shooting at other cars that are driving, or even wielding them in public, creating the perception of a threat. If your household is one that might have some of these toy guns, please make sure your teen is using them for their intended purpose in a safe space, avoiding situations that may land them in an unsafe situation. School is not a place for these items.

Parents/guardians of 2023 seniors- please continue checking for important updates through your email. Please check our WEBSITE for information about graduation. Be sure to check out the All Night Grad Party WEBSITE for information about the upcoming event.

Parents/Guardians of Juniors (Class of 2024)

Be sure to check out Class of 2024 Toolkit for helpful information about their upcoming school year.

National Honor Society is a service organization and members become involved in many service projects throughout the year, such as Socktober drive, Tie Blankets, Elementary school volunteering, and Feed My Starving Children. NHS is also in charge of the inside concessions during home events at RHS for fall sports [volleyball] and winter sports [boys basketball, girls basketball, wrestling and dance team].

Members are required to do 10 individual hours of volunteer work outside of school to keep their membership active and up-to-date. In addition, they are required to put in 30 group hours, which is usually taken care of during many of the service projects throughout the year. Members are expected to be at meetings every 2 weeks and to inform Mrs. Froemming, NHS Advisor, if they cannot attend. It is an honor to be a part of Rogers NHS. Feel proud to represent our school and our community through volunteering.

In August 2023, those students in grades 10-12 who have a cumulative GPA of 3.50 and above will be invited to join NHS  [9th grade students become eligible after completion of their freshman year]. Students, who are invited to apply, will fill out an online application and receive recommendations from RHS teachers and others who know the student very well to comment on how a particular student excels in the 4 pillars that define NHS: Scholarship, Service, Leadership and Character.

Selection is based on review of each completed application packet, faculty evaluation and other verifiable information, which is reviewed by the NHS Faculty Advisory Council sometime in September, 2023. The date of the 2023 NHS Induction Ceremony has been set for Monday, October 16, 2023 at 7 PM in the PAC. If you have questions, please call Ann Froemming at (763) 274-3140, ext. 1651 or by email: ann.froemming@isd728.org.  

Parking

Parking Permit Sales for this school year are now CLOSED

We are experiencing an influx of parking violations.  Please remind your student of parking regulations.

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.

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

Yearbook Information

The deadline for ordering yearbooks has now passed. We only have 50 yearbooks available for purchase.  Students can bring $100 - cash only - to Angie Evans in the main office to reserve a spot on the wait list.  Students must pay in full in order to have their name added.

SPOTLIGHT ON STUDENTS. . . . .  

Cultural Fashion Show

On Thursday, May 25, we had our annual cultural fashion show.  We had many students participate and it was so fun to learn about different fashions from all over the world!

Rogers High School Art Students Shine at the Minnesota State High School League 4AA/5AA Visual Art Competition

Rogers High School students had great success at the MSHSL 4AA/5AA Visual Art Contest. This competition featured an exhibition of more than 200 artworks from 16 high schools. The 4 levels of awards in this competition start with the Achievement Award, then the Excellent Rating, then the Superior Rating, and finally a select few entries (11 from Section 4AA/5AA) were chosen for the Spotlight on the Arts Award. All 18 Rogers High School participants received rating awards of excellent or superior! Junior Grace Clark, and Seniors Faith Maranga and Joy Stewart also won the Spotlight on the Arts Honor and participated in the statewide Spotlight on the Arts exhibition at the Perpich Center for the Arts on May 13. Congratulations to all of these RHS student artists!

The following students achieved a rating of Excellent:

Tyler Bachmeier (12), The Last Supper, Ceramics
McKaela Lane (10), Still Life with Mannequin, Drawing
Wyatt Rowley (10), Shattered Forest, Drawing
The following students achieved a rating of Superior: Elizabeth Anderson (12), Disassembly, Drawing
Clare Austin (9), Sunset at Pine Hills, Painting
Grace Clark (11), Will, Drawing
Jasper Foley (9), The Painter's Garden, Digital Art
Abigail Gutierrez (12), Molly's Portrait, Painting
Stella Johnson (12), A Soft Stare, Painting
Faith Maranga (12), Elements of Happiness, Ceramics
Lauren Mettling (9), Monstera Leaf, Jewelry
Rachel Rivers (12), DECO-rate Yourself, Jewelry
Claire Ruuska (12), Still Life with Bottle, Drawing
Mitchel Sissala (12), The Last Train Home, Digital Art
Zoe Smith (12), Cats in a Window, Drawing
Joy Stewart (12), The Space Between Us, Painting
Elizabeth Stickler (12), Cueing Up, Painting
Alie Timpe (12), That Vintage Look, Painting

Each Judge for this competition chose one favorite artwork from the over 200 entries for a jurors choice Spotlight on the Arts Award. The following RHS students will receive this award:
Grace Clark (11), Will, Drawing
Faith Maranga (12), Elements of Happiness, Ceramics
Joy Stewart (12), The Space Between Us, Painting

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.

Graduation Night Tips for Parents:

  • Review your child's plan with them for the evening and tell them to check in with you periodically.
  • Store alcohol in a secure location where kids don't have access.
  • Know who is driving.  Encourage seatbelt use - the best accessory!
  • Do not rent hotel rooms for your child or allow them to stay overnight in one.

Visit the SUP website for additional tips and resources on how to talk with your teens.

The Be Real Campaign highlights how most students do not drink, vape, or use other drugs.  It might seem like everyone drinks or vapes, but the reality is that most students don’t.  Students involved in Be Real help spread this positive message while helping their classmates discover their reason not to use.  The campaign was developed in 2015 and is still active and used presently by student groups that have an interest in sharing this positive messaging with their peers.  

To help promote this campaign and its messaging, the SUP Coalition is working with a marketing agency to help create Be Real videos for interested high schools in the Sherburne County area.  The following six high schools were invited to participate: Becker, Big Lake, Elk River, Rogers, Spectrum, and Zimmerman.  Filming occurred  at each high school in the auditorium, so each school would receive their own video to share with their students, staff, parents, and community.  Please check out the Rogers VIDEO

FROM THE HEALTH OFFICE

Medications:  If your child currently has a supply of medications in the school Health Office, they will be sent home before the end of the school year.  If you would like to pick them up, please notify Health Services.  No medications will be kept in the Health Office over the summer and will be properly disposed of if they are not picked up.

Immunizations:  Please remember that all children are due for immunizations before certain grade levels.  It is the law that children are up to date on their immunizations, allowing for certain specified exemptions, to participate in school or after school activities.  For more information on immunizations, please visit our Health Services website.

Health Issues:  The School Health Offices are closed over the summer.  If your child is diagnosed with a new Health Condition that we need to be aware of in the fall, please leave a message at your child’s Health Office or contact the Manager of Health Services at 763-241-3433.

Have a safe and wonderful summer, and know that we truly love caring for your children and look forward to next year!  

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

COUNSELING OFFICE

RHS Credit Recovery

If your student failed a core course this year, they need to make up the course.

ISD 728 Summer Credit Recovery 9 (CR9)

  • Physical Science 9 (for students who fail and earned between 50% - 64%)
    • June 12 - June 16
    • 8am-12pm
    • In-person format, no transportation provided
  • Current 9th grade students who fail English 9, Human Geography, Math or Physical Science (PS below 50%) have the following options to make up the credit:
    • Night School in the fall
    • Retake the course during the 23-24 school year
    • Summer School this summer through an online program (not offered through Online 728)

**Please contact your student’s counselor with any questions:

Anne Bartus, Grade 9, Last Names A-Q

Dan Miller, Grade 9, Last Names R-Z

ISD 728 Credit Recovery (Grades 10-12)

  • June 20 - July 12 (no class July 3-4)
    • Session One: 8am-10am
    • Session Two: 10am-12pm
  • Students may take up to two classes
  • In-person format, no transportation provided

ISD 728 High School Graduation Requirements

Counselors will meet with students to enroll students and connect with parents/guardians about the plan. Please reach out with questions.  

Class of 2023 - Request Final RHS Transcript via Parchment

Post-secondary institutions require a copy of your final transcript as proof of graduation before you can officially enroll in their institution.  Make sure to request your final transcript via Parchment and select “Hold for Grades” if requesting before June 9, 2023, when final grades are posted. 

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.

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

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)

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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!

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: $300 *Financial Aid Available

Looking for more opportunities?  Check out this list of:

June “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

  • Learning How to Learn + The Science of Well Being: These free Coursera courses will help you understand how your brain works and what you can do to optimize your productivity and happiness.
  • Explore colleges with 800+ lists: Curious about what colleges have to offer? Use this fun online, searchable database from CollegeXpress, which covers everything from academic environments to school spirit.
  • Social media cleanup: This is a good time to clean up your social media profiles. If you have any questionable photos or language, delete them now before you start your college search in earnest.

11th-graders

12th-graders

  • Study tips in college (from MIT): You’ll soon be sitting in your first college class, so take the time to read up on some suggestions on time management, testing, and study skills.
  • Get familiar with college lingo: College brings a ton of new vocabulary, so keep this glossary handy while you navigate registration, housing, and student services.
  • The Shovel Study Planner: Get ready for college with this simple, low-cost app for building an effective study plan and developing strong study skills.

ACTIVITIES & ATHLETICS 

Athletics

Spring Sports Congratulations to Rogers Baseball- Section 8AAAA Runner Up    Congratulations to the following students on competing in the State Track and Field Meet.
RHS Sophie Mahnke Brianna Villanti Anya Schmidt Jenny Heilman Brooke Shaw Florence Leon Ashley Davis Hannah Bruskiewicz Joy Olowo Reegan Schmidt (RMS)   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: 

  • Sports Physicals - Updated sports physicals are required every 3 years.  
  • 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

Next year's fall theater production will be Spongebob The Musical!  Interested in auditioning?  Here is the LINK for more information

Fall musical Auditions- August 21 and 22nd from 4pm - 7pm in the choir room.  Musical Callbacks will be August 24 from 5pm - 8pm in the PAC.

Optional Choreo workshop will be Monday August 14 at 5pm in the PAC

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

 

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 picture day. 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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