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RHS May 2024

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Happy Spring, RHS Families!  We hope that you enjoy these last few weeks of school!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Upcoming Dates

5/4 - RHS Junior and Senior Prom

5/6 - Senior Scholarship Night, 7pm-8:30 pm

5/13 - AVID Senior Send Off 6pm-8pm

5/27 - No School, Memorial Day

5/28 - Band Concert 7pm

5/30 - Choir Concert 7pm

5/30 - RHS Seniors Last Day

6/4 - Graduation Rehearsal and Senior Breakfast

6/5 - Last Student Day

6/5 - Graduation

Please check the RHS Calendar for all the details 


AP Testing Reminders

AP Testing Reminders can be found HERE

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

Baseball

Rogers vs. Hopkins baseball at Target Field!

Thursday, May 16th start time approximately 3:30, following the Twins vs. Yankees.

Tickets are required, but the ticket is good for both the Twins vs Yankees AND Rogers vs Hopkins games. Purchase discounted tickets for $15 using the QR code below.  

Tickets will be on sale during all 3 lunches on Monday, May 6 and Monday, May 13!

Please contact Head Coach Brian Harapat with any questions about purchasing tickets or the game itself.

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Class of 2025 Senior Shirts

Deadline to order is May 17 - NO EXCEPTIONS

Pick up is May 27-31 during lunches only

No size exchanges and No refunds

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!

Parking

*Update*

Parking Permit Purchasing for the 2023-2024 is now CLOSED due to reaching capacity!

Please click HERE to view the Stadium Construction Update

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.

Spring Reminder

RHS does not have an open campus.  Students who are scheduled to be here for in person classes or lunch are not allowed to leave to go to their cars, coffee shops, restaurants or home.  

PSEO, online and late students ARE allowed to leave the building during times they do not have in-person classes or lunch. 

2024-2025 Link Leaders

Do you have a current 10th or 11th grader?  Do they show Royal PRIDE?  Then they could be a Link Leader next year!  Applications will be available 4/29 and are due 5/13.   More information will be available through schoology for students later on this month!


Yearbook Distribution 2024

Students are receiving this information via Schoology on Monday May 6, 2024:

This is DIFFERENT than past years

  1. Students will receive a paper ticket in advisory on Monday, May 20.  This is their ticket to pick up a yearbook.

    1. They will NEED this ticket. They’ll bring it to the yearbook room to receive their book. Please put this ticket somewhere safe.

    2. Books will NOT be handed out to students without a paper ticket.

    3. IF a student loses or does not have a paper ticket, they will need to wait until the end of the day to get a yearbook.

    4. Students without an advisory class can go to Angie Evans in the office to get their yearbook ticket.

  1. Books will be distributed from room A108 on Thursday, May 23 by grade level. Seniors - hour 2; Juniors - hour 3; Sophomores - hour 5; Freshmen - hour 6

    1. Students will be dismissed from their classes via intercom, go to room A108 WITH their pickup ticket, get their yearbook, go back to class. 

Seniors A-L: 8:30AM

Seniors M-Z: 8:50AM

Juniors A-L: 10:00AM

Juniors M-Z: 10:20AM

Sophomores A-L: 12:25PM

Sophomores M-Z: 12:45PM

Freshmen A-L: 1:20PM

Freshmen M-Z: 1:40P

  1. There are SOME books left to sell. Any student who wishes to order a book on May 20- May 23 should bring $100 CASH to Angie Evans in the RHS front office. As soon as they pay, they’ll be placed on a waitlist. Waitlist students will be informed on Wednesday May 22 if they will receive a yearbook. If there are more last minute orders than books available, students at the bottom of the waitlist will be given a refund.


Spotlight on Students

Rogers High School Art Students Excel 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 that 250 artworks from section 4AA/5AA area high schools. Each participating high school is able to submit up to 18 artworks in various media categories. The 3 levels of awards in this competition start with an Achievement Award, then the Excellent Rating, then the Superior Rating. All 18 Rogers High School participants received rating awards of excellent or superior! The artworks are on display at the Perpich Center for the Arts through Saturday, May 4. 

The Spotlight on the Arts Award is an additional juror’s choice award. Each Judge for this competition chose one favorite artwork from the many section 4AA/5AA entries. Senior Judah Jore (Superior Rating) received this high honor for his acrylic painting “No Beholder.” Judah will participate in the statewide Spotlight on the Arts exhibition at the Perpich Center for the Arts on May 11. Congratulations to all of these RHS student artists!

The following RHS students achieved a rating of Excellent: 

  • Toby Godfrey (9), Charcoal Skull, Drawing

  • Ryan Hennen (11), Hyrule, Jewelry

  • Lauren Mettling (10), Pink Drink Pink, Drawing

  • Olivia Orengo (12), From Down Below, Painting

  • Jai Lia Thao (12), Moana, Jewelry

  • Grace Weber (12), The Vase on the Floor

RHS students listed below achieved a rating of Superior: 

  • Jasper Foley (10), Dropping the Needle, Drawing

  • Lindsey Fuentes (12), The Old Beginnings, Painting

  • Samantha Jessen (12),Honeycomb, Jewelry

  • Judah Jore (12), No Beholder, Painting (Spotlight on the Arts Award)

  • Alex Juhl (12), Personal Perspective, Painting

  • McKaela Lane (11), Biggest Fan, Drawing 

  • Madeline Neinast (10), Eclipse, Jewelry

  • Lauren Pervenanze (10), Mildred (for Grandmother), Drawing

  • Sara Scherber (11), Corkscrew, Drawing 

  • Abby Sieber (12), Jenna, Painting

  • Raegan Wierman (11), A Butterfly’s World, Drawing

  • Kali Thor (9), Swish Wish, Jewelry

Slideshow of RHS Entries for the MSHSL Visual Art Competition

Video of RHS Artworks Installed at Perpich Center for the Arts Gallery Space

Congratulations to the Concert Choir and Bellas for a very strong showing in April!

Both groups received 3 superior ratings from the judges (top rating). This is a great achievement for them for the second year in a row! 

International Career Development Conference 2024 Success

Rogers DECA competed in Anaheim, CA over the past 5 days and received TWO top 10 finalists. 

Jenna Lenz, Colin Fullington and Allison Mauss in Sports and Entertainment Operations Research (20 page paper/presentation) and Ryan Theisen and Chase Heikkinen in School Based Enterprise (school store paper/presentation). 

All of the attendees had a great time and represented Rogers High School well! We are so proud of all of their hard work! 

Spotlight Showcase for Theater

Cheer Bags/Thumbs Up

On April 18,  87 Rogers High School students teamed up with Thumbs Up and Sherburne County Substance Use Prevention Coalition (SUP) to help pack 1,000 Cheer Bags to help promote mental health awareness.


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.


Spring is an exciting time of year with prom, graduation, and many end-of-the-school-year celebrations!  With these events just around the corner, we would like to remind you of the important role you play in ensuring that your teen has a safe and memorable experience - without the use of alcohol or other impairing drugs.  Most teens are making the responsible decision to not drink alcohol.  Help the many teens who don't drink alcohol feel confident in their choice by supporting alcohol-free celebrations.

What can you do to help reduce underage alcohol use?

  • Talk with your teen about issues involving alcohol.  Though it may not seem like it, teens do hear your concerns.  Talk early and often about the risks and consequences of underage drinking.  Set clear rules against drinking and consistently enforce those rules.

  • Refuse to supply alcohol to underage youth.  Never buy alcohol for anyone under 21, or you could face up to one year in jail and/or a $3,000 fine.  Do not allow your teen to have parties with alcohol on your property, or you could be facing up to 90 days in jail and/or a $1,000 fine-whether you're present or not.

  • Provide safe alternatives.  Plan chaperoned alcohol-free parties for your teen and their friends.  When your child is invited to a party, let them know you're available to get them out of a situation where other teens are drinking or using drugs.  Creating a code word or phrase can make it easier for your child to ask for help.  Another option is to use a location app.  These apps can monitor your child's phone use, location, and more to help keep them safe.

  • Be a role model.  Set a good example with your own alcohol use and response to underage drinking.  Talk with other parents to ensure they are modeling the same behavior.  

Prom and 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, medications, marijuana, and tobacco products 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.

We look forward to these exciting spring events and want to ensure the safety of all of our students as they create these special memories.  Visit the Sherburne County SUP Coalition website for additional tips and resources on how to talk with your teens:  www.sherburnesupcoalition.org.

 

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)

End of the 2023-2024 School Year: Medications

All medication located in the RHS Health Office will be sent home with students unless a parent notifies us otherwise. Please contact Missy Abrahamson or Lora Benson if you would like to make other arrangements.

2024-25 School Year: Sports Physicals & Immunizations

In preparing for the 2024-2025 school year, it is important to complete the appropriate medical information for your child as soon as possible.  Immunization and sport physical dates that the school has received for your child are posted on Parent Portal. Immunization requirements reflect the current school year only. Parent Portal will change over to the 2024-2025 school year on July 1st.  

Please note: Meningococcal booster (MenACWY) is required for 12th graders (The booster dose is given on or after age 16).

For requirements and appropriate forms to be completed by your medical provider, please refer to the Health Services webpage.


From the Counseling Office

IMPORTANT DATES

5/4: Trades Career Fair @ ERX Motor Park 10:00-1:00pm

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

5/6-5/16 AP testing for AP students

5/13:  AVID Senior Celebration @ RHS Commons 6:00-8:00pm

5/20: RHS Senior Decision Day

5/30: Last Day for Grade  12

6/3: 4.0 GPA Senior Banquet

6/4: Graduation Rehearsal & Senior Breakfast @ RHS Commons & Fieldhouse 8:15-9:45am

6/5: Last Day for Grades 9-11

6/5: RHS Graduation Ceremony, 7pm RHS Fieldhouse 


RHS Credit Recovery

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

ISD 728 Credit Recovery/Summer School

  • June 12 - July 3 

    • Session One: 8am-10am

    • Session Two: 10am-12pm

Assigned session depends on required course(s)

  • @ Rogers High School (in person, NOT virtual)

  • Students may take up to two classes

  • No transportation provided

  • Counselors will meet with students who need to enroll in Summer School and will connect with parents/guardians about the plan. Please reach out with questions.  See graduation requirements below:

ISD 728 High School Graduation Requirements.  

AP Testing

AP Testing Reminders can be found HERE


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!

It’s not too late to complete your FAFSA!

Completing your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is one of the most important steps in your post-secondary planning. 

If you have questions about the FAFSA or need assistance with your application, please schedule a meeting with Ms. Fanning: holly.fanning@isd728.org

 

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 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.  

2024 Construction and Trades Career Fair @ ERX Motor Park, Elk River

Saturday, May 4, 2024, 10am-1pm

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

SCRUBS CAMP 2024 @ 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: July 9-11, 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 7-12 or July 21-26

  • Cost: before April 21: $200, after April 21: $300

May “Future-Planning” Tasks by Grade

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

9th-graders

  • Values Exercise (video): If you haven’t already, identify your core values with this simple exercise. What did you learn about yourself?

  • Uplevel your study skills: This is a good time to review what worked and what didn’t this year, and set some intentions moving forward.

10th-graders

  • Build an awesome summer reading list, starting with some picks from this list of titles that college freshmen are reading.  

  • Values Exercise (video): Identifying your core values now can help guide your major and career exploration. And it only takes 5 minutes.

  • Tips for Planning a College Visit: Make a commitment to visit one local college between now and the end of the school year. Learning about different types of schools will help you figure out which schools you want to spend time researching.

11th-graders

12th-graders


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

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-R): Ms. Morrison - dawn.morrison@isd728.org

Grade 10 (A-R): Ms. Bartus - anne.bartus@isd728.org

Grade 11 (A-R): Ms. Shrestha - jacy.shrestha@isd728.org

Grade 9, 10, 11 (S-Z): Mr. Miller - daniel.miller@isd728.org

Grade 12: Ms. Macken - shannon.macken@isd728.org

College & Career: Ms. Fanning - holly.fanning@isd728.org


CTE Newsletter

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


ACTIVITIES & ATHLETICS 

Athletics

Dance Team Try-outs for Winter Dance Team 2024-2025

May 14th, 16th and 17th from 3:30 to 5:30 in the RHS studio!

Planning ahead - Fall Sports 2024-2025 

Registration 

Online registrations will open Monday, July 8, 2024.

Start Date 

All fall sports practices and tryouts begin Monday, August 12, 2024.

Sports physicals 

All students participating in sports need a sports physical on file with the school.

Updated sports physicals are required every 3 years.

Sports physical on file can be verified on the parent portal (students name, health tab).

Submit a PDF or your sports physicals to:  joann.gellerman@isd728.org or bring to the RHS Activities Office.

MSHSL physical form is available on gorogersroyals.com (More Tab).

Preseason Informational Meetings 

Coach/Parent/Player Informational Meetings: See gorogersroyals.com for sport specific meeting Date/Time/Location.

Sport Specific Questions

Contact Head Coach: See Link for Contact information.

Activities Office Summer Hours

June 10th  -  August 2nd  

Closed

August 5th - August 30th 

Monday - Thursday 8:00 - 3:00, Friday - Closed

September 3rd

Regular Business hours

Monday - Friday 7:00 - 3:00 (Student Contact Days)

Find all RHS Athletic information at GOROGERSROYALS and Twitter @geauxroyals 

Activities

 


MISCELLANEOUS

ISD#728 FOOD SERVICE

Food Service Calendar

TECHNOLOGY

Please email Chromebook Help

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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 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.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

  • 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.

    Absences:

    • 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.  

 

Quick Links

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Volunteer

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 quinn.stull@isd728.org.

 

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