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RHS March 2023

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March 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Upcoming Dates

3/15 - RHS Local Scholarship Application DUE 12pm

3/15 - Freshman Reality Check Activity

3/16 - 10th grade meeting in PAC regarding College Tours Day (April 18th)

4/13 - Art Fest 4:30 - 7pm

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 

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!

Update FFF

Registration links are live!  https://www.isd728.org/rogershigh (scroll down to RHS School Store)  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. Registration deadline for a color run t-shirt and swag bag is 4/28/23    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

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  
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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.

Yearbook Information

Families can order yearbooks HERE

SPOTLIGHT ON STUDENTS. . . . .  

Rogers High School is represented in Northwestern High School Art Show

Ten RHS student artists–Tyler Bachmeier (ceramics), Faith Maranga (ceramics), Emma Stewart (jewelry), Joy Stewart (painting), Elizabeth Stickler (painting), Sophia O’keefe (drawing), Wyatt Rowley (drawing), Claire Ruuska (drawing), Zoe Smith (drawing), and Allie Timpe (drawing)--exhibited work in the Northwestern High School Art Show at North Hennepin Community College last month. Sophia O’Keefe’s pastel drawing entitled “Still Life with Mannequin” was recognized with the Artistic Merit Award for Rogers High School. The exhibition featured approximately 80 artworks showcasing talent from 11 area high schools. More than a thousand people were able to view this exhibition during February. Congratulations to all the RHS participants on their excellent work! Photos and video of the Northwestern High School Art Show can be viewed on the North Hennepin Community College Website link here: nhcc.edu/northwestern

Sophia O’Keefe with award winning pastel drawing entry “Still Life with Mannequin”

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

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

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 Proctors Needed

Proctors are needed for this year’s Advanced Placement Exams, which will be administered May 1-11, 2023. If you are a responsible adult—and not also a high school student—you are qualified to proctor the AP Exam. Duties include reading instructions, supervising the exam room, and maintaining the security of testing materials. Proctors are compensated by the hour and training is provided. Parents are encouraged to apply, though proctors cannot supervise testing rooms where a relative is testing. The AP Proctor/Test Aide position will be posted to the ISD 728 website on March 1. If you are interested in earning extra cash while helping students achieve their academic goals, please email Shane Noecker (shane.noecker@isd728.org). 

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.

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)

Zap the ACT - Test Prep Course - Cost $99

  • Mon/Tues, March 6 & 7, 3:00 - 5:30pm @ ERHS (in person)

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.  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: 3/9, 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

  • Talking to Kids about Sex and Dating: We don’t expect kids to always make good decisions.  But when it comes to sex and dating, it’s important for parents to talk to kids about the physical and emotional consequences of sex, no matter how awkward it feels for both parties. 
  • Dispelling ADHD Myths and Misunderstandings:  While ADHD is common, it’s often misunderstood.  For example, many parents are surprised to learn that, despite its name, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder doesn’t always present as hyperactivity in kids.  And kids with ADHD don’t have a deficit of attention but rather a tough time direction their attention to things that don’t feel rewarding, like homework. 

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

RHS Local Scholarship Program

The RHS Local Scholarship Program application is NOW OPEN!  Any RHS senior planning to attend a technical, community or four year college should apply.  All information can be found on the RHS Scholarships Website.  

There is over $120,000 in scholarships available to the RHS Class of 2023!

Many scholarships are specifically for students pursuing 2 year technical or trade programs and are not based on need.

This is the BEST chance students will have of winning a scholarship, as they are only competing against their fellow RHS students.

If you don't apply, you won't win!

Scholarship Application due date is March 15, 2023 at 12pm.

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

Destination → College - Free Webinar Series

Rogers High School has partnered with Your Teen Media to offer you a comprehensive online parenting series called Destination→College, designed to help parents navigate the college admissions process. This 8-week series features top national experts who will provide information on a range of topics, like finding the right academic, social and financial fit, paying for college, and insider tips to help your student stand out in their application and essay. The first session begins on Wednesday, March 8 at 7 pm CST via Zoom.

REGISTER HERE: https://www.ytmparentingcourses.com/destination-college-2023

USE CODE: DDCS to access the $57 course for FREE

Destination→College Topics

  • Where to Start
  • Finding the Best Schools For You
  • Navigating Test Prep
  • Insider Tips
  • Saving for College
  • Understanding What Happens Once You Click Submit
  • Nailing the Application
  • Getting Real About Mental Health in College

**ISD 728 does not endorse this agency. Our goal in sharing is to provide resources that may be helpful to students and parents/guardians**

Upcoming College Visits @ RHS  Sign up HERE

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

  • March 14 @ 1:30 pm - Hennepin Technical College (MN)
  • April 19 @ 10:20 am - Manhattan College (NY)
  • April 20 @ 9:00 am - Baylor University (TX)

Looking for more opportunities?  Check out this list of:

March “Future-Planning” Tasks by Grade

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

9th & 10th Graders

  • College Admissions Timeline - A high-level timeline and list of resources that tracks the college admissions process from 9th through 12th grade.
  • Finding Your Purpose - Research shows that finding your purpose can lead to greater health, less depression and less anxiety. Check out the Purpose Challenge from the very awesome Greater Good Science Center in Berkeley.
  • Learning How to Learn - This free course from Coursera covers some useful topics for any high schooler, including learning how to "chunk" studying tasks, tackle procrastination, and better understand the relationship between sleep and learning potential.
  • Identify some summer programs you’re interested in - Browse through options for day programs, residential programs, and online options that match an interest you’d like to pursue. 

11th Graders

  • How to Create a Great College List - Spring is a great time for juniors to begin thinking about developing a college list. (Not decide—I said begin!) This guide will help you discover: Who am I and what do I want from college? How can I learn more about colleges? How can I assess my admission chances?
  • How to take a Career Interest Assessment on MCIS - Not sure exactly what kind of career you might be interested in yet?  That’s okay!  Before you jump into your college search, you should spend some time narrowing down career options.  Start with the Interest Profiler on MCIS (Login through Rapid Identity → MCIS → Assessments tab → Interest Profiler)

12th Graders

Career and Technical Education

Some highlights this month:

ACTIVITIES & ATHLETICS 

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

Athletics

Congratulations to: Sophie Mahnke and Sadie Zachman - Gymnastics State Meet Participants. Grady Weinbrenner - Wrestling State Meet Participant Austin Kantor - Boys Swimming and Diving  - State Meet Diving Participant Boys Hockey- Northwest Suburban Conference Champions and Section Runner Up!   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- contact Mr. Udee for details   Dance Team Tryouts for 2023-2024 Seasons - May 16, 18, 19 from 3:30-5pm   alt-text   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

  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

 

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

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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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