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RHS March 2024

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Upcoming Dates

3/14- Conferences, 4pm-6:30pm

3/19- Conferences, 4pm-6:30pm

3/25-3/29 - No School, Spring Break

4/5- No School, Teacher Workshop

4/22- Awards Night Grades 9-12, 7-8:30pm

Please check the RHS Calendar for all the details 

AP Proctors Needed

Proctors are needed for this year’s Advanced Placement Exams, which will be administered May 6-17, 2024. 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 by March 1. If you are interested in earning extra cash while helping students achieve their academic goals, please email Shane Noecker ( 

Did you know?

  • Did you know that Rogers High School offers Homework Help?  It is available in Room C101 from 7:05-7:30 am, and on Wednesdays from 7:05-7:55 am.   
  • Did you know that we have a school store?  The Rogers One-Stop DECA Shoppe is open during lunch, and also has an online store!
  • Did you know that the senior All Night Grad Party is put on by parents and has its own website?  Please be sure to visit HERE for upcoming events!

Junior and Senior Prom

First page of the PDF file: PromInfo

*Tickets will be on sale through Parent Portal

Class of 2024 News

High School Graduation is an exciting occasion.  The graduation celebration for RHS seniors and their families is Wednesday, June 5, at 7 pm in the Rogers High School Fieldhouse. 

Please be sure to check our website for any new updates!

Wednesday Morning Expectations

Safety and security are of utmost importance at Rogers High School. Along with this, school attendance is our single biggest behavior among our students. We ask for support from parents to encourage your child to be in class, on time, every day.

Wednesday mornings: because we start later than normal on Wednesdays (8:00 am), there is an influx of students who are dropped off at school and then leave campus with friends (walking to Cub Foods or elsewhere). This is a safety concern on a number of levels, and while we attempt to stop students from choosing this behavior, we appreciate some reminders at home to stay at school and go to class on time.

Additionally, here is a message from School Resource Officer, Detective Clayton Justen:

Dear Students and Parents,
I hope this message finds you well. I am writing to address some safety concerns that have been reported in our community, particularly on Wednesday mornings. Our primary concern is the safety and well-being of our students, and your cooperation is vital in ensuring their safety.
1. Students Leaving School Campus After Drop-off: We've noticed some students leaving the school campus after being dropped off by bus or by a parent. It is crucial to emphasize that students should remain on the school premises until classes officially begin. Leaving the campus unsupervised can pose risks to their safety.
2. Unsafe Roadway Crossings Near Cub Foods: We've received reports of students crossing roadways near Cub Foods in an unsafe manner. Please remind your children to use designated crosswalks, follow traffic signals, and exercise caution when crossing streets. Their safety is of utmost importance.
3. Reports of Theft at Cub Foods: There have been reports of items being stolen from Cub Foods. It's essential to instill the values of honesty and respect in your children. Stealing not only has legal consequences but also goes against our community and school principles.
4. Damage to Cub Foods Property: There have also been reports of students damaging Cub Foods property and using equipment intended for handicap customers. This behavior is unacceptable and may result in legal consequences. Please remind your children to treat public property with care and respect.
5. Trespassing and Playing on Construction Materials: Trespassing on construction sites and playing on construction materials can be extremely dangerous. We urge students to stay away from these areas to avoid accidents and injuries. We, as the Rogers Police Department, are committed to working together with parents, students, and the community to maintain a safe and secure environment for all. Please take some time to discuss these safety concerns with your children and stress the importance of responsible behavior. If you witness any suspicious activity or have concerns about safety in our community, please do not hesitate to contact the Rogers Police Department.
Thank you for your attention to these matters, and together, we can ensure the safety of our students
and our community.
Clayton Justen
School Resource Officer

Rogers Police Department


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 $90.00.  

Please visit our website to purchase a parking permit.

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

Yearbook Information

Families can order yearbooks HERE

Spotlight on Students

Northwestern High School Show at North Hennepin Community College

RHS fine art students participated in the Northwestern High School Art Show at North Hennepin Community College in February. Area high schools were able to select ten students each to be included in this show.  For more information, and to view photos of the artworks installed at the gallery, you can view the link posted here:

Rogers High School was represented with the following student artists/works:

Belle Qualley, “Mountain of Gold”, Brass (Jewelry)

Wyatt Rowley, "Louna’s Selfie", Charcoal Drawing

Judah Jore, “No Beholder”, Acrylic Painting

Alex Juhl, “The Guardian”, Acrylic Painting

Olivia Orengo, "From Down Below", Acrylic Painting

Blake Juntunen, "Evening Fishing", Pastel Drawing

Sophie Heuvels, "Shimmering Lake View", Pastel Drawing

Sara Scherber, "The Corkscrew", Pastel Drawing

Eva Paskewich, "Yummy Treat", Graphite Drawing

Congratulations to these students and all of the participating student artists involved in this 

excellent show!


“Louna’s Selfie” Wyatt Rowley (Grade 11), Charcoal

Shimmering Lake View, Sophie Heuvels (Grade 9), Pastel Drawing

Rogers High School Student Work at Northwestern High School Show

RHS Honor Roll

The Honor Roll is posted two to three weeks after the quarter ends.

The qualifications for the Honor Roll are:

A = 3.51 to 4.00 GPA

B = 3.00 to 3.509 GPA


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.

Foster Care Needs

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

There is an average of 115 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
 You are invited to attend one of the upcoming orientations on Monday, April 1 st or May 6 th 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.



The SUP Coalition is a community organization composed of youth, parents,
county staff, school leaders, law enforcement, and community groups
that are working together to reduce youth substance use.


Are you a parent/caregiver of a student in grades 5th–12th in the Sherburne County area?  If so, the Sherburne County Substance Use Prevention (SUP) Coalition wants your feedback today!
This three minute survey will ask about your attitudes and behaviors related to underage drinking and other drug use. 
Your feedback will help improve parent outreach programs to support youth and families in and around Sherburne County.
As our thanks, you can enter for a chance to win a $30 e-gift card to Amazon!  Ten winners will be chosen at random and notified by email (if one has been provided) by the Sherburne County SUP Coalition. 

The survey will remain open through March 17, 2024.   
This survey is completely anonymous and voluntary.  Your responses and identifying information will not be tied together.
Thank you – we value your feedback!
Start the Survey Now:

Follow these steps to translate the survey into different languages:

  1. Click on the survey link below.
  2. Right click anywhere on the survey and several options will appear.
  3. Click on “Translate” or “Translate to.”  Another box will appear in the upper right corner.
  4. If the language you want to translate to does not appear, click on the three vertical dots and select “Choose another language.”
  5. Click on the drop-down menu, choose the desired language, and click the “translate” button.
  6. Proceed with completing the survey.

Rules/Conditions: The prize promotion is open to parents/caregivers of Sherburne County area students in grades 5th-12th who complete the survey and provide their email addresses. Ten (10) prizes will be awarded in this promotion. Each winner will only receive one prize. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible participants. The winners of the drawing will be notified by email by the Sherburne County Substance Use Prevention (SUP) Coalition. The promotion begins on January 18, 2024 and ends on March 17, 2024 at 11:59 pm CST


From the Health Office

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

Lora Benson - Licensed School Nurse  763-241-3400, ext 1607

Mellisa Abrahamson - Health Services Assistant

Stacy Decker - Health Services Assistant (Part-Time)

  • All students going home ill during the school day need to be seen in Health Services in order for their absence to be excused.  
    • If your student is reaching out to you to go home, please have them go to the Health Office
    • Health Services staff will need to speak to a parent prior to the student being checked-out of school
  • Please notify Health Services of any Communicable Diseases (Strep, Influenza, Pertussis, etc)

Hearing & Vision Screenings for Students:

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, by completing this  online request form.

Communicable Disease & Infections:

Influenza season is just around the corner and as we know, illnesses are prevalent in our schools. Health
Services offices are structured to keep students in school as much as possible so they can meet their
educational goals. Unfortunately, there are times when students need to stay home to get well in order to
prevent exposure and the spread of illness to others. If your child has been diagnosed with a communicable
disease, such as influenza, strep throat, COVID-19, please report these confirmations to the Health Services
Personnel in your child’s school building. Reporting forms are no longer available on the district website for

● Influenza Information from Minnesota Department of Health
● COVID-19 Information from Minnesota Department of Health
● Communicable Diseases & Infections from Minnesota Department of Health

From the Counseling Office


3/13 - RHS Local Scholarship Application DUE 12pm (no exceptions)

3/15 - 10th grade Mock Interview Day at RHS

4/9 - 11th grade ACT

4/9 - 10th grade Postsecondary Tour Day (off campus)

4/9 - 9th grade Volunteer Day (off campus)

4/19 - Hiring Job Fair @ RHS Fieldhouse 10:30am-12:30pm 

5/6 - Senior Scholarship Night @ RHS PAC 7:00-8:30

5/13- AVID Senior Send Off @ RHS Commons 6:00-8:00

Recorded College Credit Opportunities/PSEO Info Session 

Any RHS 10th or 11th grade student who is considering PSEO next year, should view this recorded information session.  

This video and presentation 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.  

Mock Interviews for Sophomores

All 10th grade students will participate in our Mock Interview Day on March 15.  We are happy to provide our students in 10th grade with this real world mock interview experience, while increasing our community partnerships. 

 10th Grade Postsecondary Tour Day (off campus): Tuesday, April 9th

Parents/Guardians: Mark your calendars if you plan to accompany your student on a college visit on this date. The day has been reserved as a virtual school day for 10th graders to accommodate time for this valuable experience. Students will have the option to plan and attend their own Post Secondary Tour, the option to attend a RHS Pre-Planned College Tour, or the option to complete a Virtual College Tour digital lesson in Schoology.  More information regarding the options will be sent out to families in the coming weeks.

9th Grade Volunteer Day: Tuesday, April 9th

This date has been reserved as a virtual school day for 9th graders to allow time to gain volunteer experience. The expectation for all 9th graders is to complete a minimum of two volunteer hours on or before this date. Students will be required to make their own arrangements for this experience.  More information, along with a list of possibilities and resources, will be sent out to families in the weeks ahead.

Spring Testing Dates




April 16-17

MCA Reading

10th Grade

April 9


11th Grade

April 23-24

MCA Math

11th Grade

April 30-May 1

MCA Science

10th Grade

May 6-May 16

AP Testing

AP Students


ACT Test - April 9, 2024

All current Juniors (Class of 2025) will be taking the ACT for FREE on Tuesday, April 9, 2024.  RHS students are automatically registered for this 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


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


Average Score



ACT Study Guide

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



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 $135,000 in scholarships available to the RHS Class of 2024!

  • 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 in 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 13, 2024 at 12pm.

Complete the FAFSA for a chance to Win $500




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 and fill out the RHS General Scholarship Form by March 13, 2024 @ noon 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. Fanning or schedule a meeting with her:

Hiring Job Fair @ RHS Fieldhouse 

Friday, April 19th during lunch/4th hour

Students - Are you looking for an after school or summer job? How about a possible career?  Join us in meeting 20+ local employers that are seeking RHS students for their job openings and learn about available opportunities! All RHS students are welcome!

Upcoming College Visits @ RHS 

Sign up HERE

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

  • March 1@ 1:30 pm - Southwest Minnesota State University

  • March 6 @ 10:20 am - MN State University Moorhead

  • March 6 @ 12:50 pm - Iowa State University

  • March 8 @ 10:50 am - Gustavus Adolphus College

  • March 11@ 9:00 am - University of Wisconsin - Stout

  • March 12 @ 10:20 am - North Dakota State College of Science

  • March 14 @ 10:20 am - North Hennepin Community College

  • April 11 @ 9:00 am - University of Northwestern - St. Paul

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

How to Write a Scholarship Essay: A Complete Guide + Examples - This guide answers the top 10 most common scholarship essay questions. You'll also find a spreadsheet you can use to track scholarship prompts.

How to understand your financial-aid award letters - Make a spreadsheet to compare financial aid packages from multiple schools.

Appealing financial aid - If you’ve been accepted to college but the financial aid package isn’t what you’d hoped, read through this guide and listen to this podcast as you plan your appeal.

ISD 728 and Thumbs UP partner up for a NEW After School Program for Teens: 

First page of the PDF file: ThumbsUpAfter-SchoolHangout_2024_Rogers_1

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

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-R): Ms. Morrison -

Grade 10 (A-R): Ms. Bartus -

Grade 11 (A-R): Ms. Shrestha -

Grade 9, 10, 11 (S-Z): Mr. Miller -

Grade 12: Ms. Macken -

College & Career: Ms. Fanning -

CTE Newsletter

Check out the  March CTE Newsletter to see the latest updates!



Boys swim- Congratulations to Connor Peterson (diving) and Spencer Damman for qualifying for the State Meet.  

Gymnastics- Congratulations to Sadie Zachman (All Around), Sophie Mahnke (Bars & Beam), Jessica Carik (Vault), Maddie Skubic (Vault & Floor). They completed in the state tournament on Saturday February 24th with Sophomore Sadie Zachman taking 8th place on the beam and bringing home a medal. 

2024 Soccer Captains Named-Preston Blay and Adam Scheuren




3/25/2024 - BOYS TENNIS


Spring Sports Online Registrations is open!

Find all RHS Athletic information at GOROGERSROYALS and Twitter @geauxroyals 


Performances of the RHS Spring Play These Shining Lives by Melanie Marnich
Performances are April 18th, 19th, and 20th at 7pm

Matinee performance on April 20th at 2pm
Rogers High School Performing Arts Center

Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for adults, and will be on sale soon at



Food Service Calendar


Please email Chromebook Help



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 to learn more about available parent resources.

  • Visit here for more information about what is filtered.  
  • Visit GoGuardian 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.


Contact Us

RHS Main Office: 763-274-3140

RHS Attendance: 763-274-3140 x1604

ISD #728 Attendance Line: 763-241-3555

Jason Paurus

Ryan Johnson
Asst Principal
Last Names: A—Ham
763-274-3140 x1602

Jill Engquist
Asst Principal
Last Names: Han—O
763-274-3140 x1603

Kevin Jost
Asst Principal
Last Names: P—Z
763-274-3140 x1784

Dan Ohlgren
Activities Director
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

  • To report your student(s) ill, or to notify us of upcoming appointments, vacations, sporting events, or other special events, please visit your Campus Parent Portal. You can also call the  Attendance Line: 763-241-3555; press 3 for Rogers; press 3 for Rogers High School.


    • Student Name
    • Student Grade
    • Reason and length of the absence
    • Caller information

    Early Release from School:

    • Student Name
    • Student Grade
    • Time student needs to be released
    • Reason for student being released

    Students need to check in/out with the Attendance Administrative Assistant. 

    If you receive an automated call saying your student was marked absent from school or class, please check your Parent Portal for more details on the absence.  If your student feels they were marked absent in error, please clarify it with their teacher. 

    For more detailed instructions, please visit our district WEBSITE.  


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We love our parent/guardian volunteers and have some great opportunities available. A few examples are: supervise lunches, field trip chaperone, math tutor, and provide treats for staff during conferences/staff appreciation. If you're interested in volunteering or have any questions, please contact Quinn Stull at


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