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RHS November 2023

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Upcoming Dates

11/8/23 - Reality Check for 9th grade

11/10/23 - Mock Interview Day for 11th grade

11/13/23 - No School - Teacher Workshop

11/22/23-11/24/23 - No School - Fall Break

12/1/23 - Job Shadow Day for 11th grade

Tickets for RHS's production of The Spongebob Musical can be found HERE. Shows are November 2, 3, 10, 11 at 7pm and the 4th and 12th at 2pm

 Please check the RHS Calendar for all the details 


 Student Council

Food Drive


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!

Rogers Deca

  • 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!

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Yearbook Information

Families can order yearbooks and senior recognition ads HERE

Recognition ads are due November 27th, 2023  Ads placed after that date will NOT be in the yearbook.

Submit Senior Photos by following THESE instructions from the Rogers High School site (found under Families/Senior Photos & Recognition ads)


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, and visitor and staff parking (parking at the RAC or visitor/staff parking spaces will be towed).  We will continue parking lot patrol to check for permits.

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 full-capacity parking lots.
  • RHS will issue one permit to each student completing the payment and web form (link included in the follow-up email receipt after purchase).  Whether early/ late arrival, PSEO, or part-time, the parking permit fee is $90.00.  

Please visit our WEBSITE for more information on purchasing.


Rogers Police Department Coat Drive

The Rogers Police Department is doing their annual coat drive to benefit the Salvation Army Harbor
Light Center. Donations of new or gently used coats can be brought to the designated drop off site
located outside the main office. Please bring your donations in by December 1, 2023.


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!

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 $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

 The National Honor Society Ceremony was held on October 16th. Please welcome our new NHS Inductees:

  • SENIORS—CLASS OF 2024

    Bridget Feyo, Ozric Morehead, Matthew Gleason, Isis Nunez-Martinez, Samantha Jessen,  Zachary Welle, Michael Matara

    JUNIORS—CLASS OF 2025

    Sharilyn Aho, Grant Kuhlman, Ashlyn Sherven, Danica Ley, Brady Sorrentino, Brody Meyer, Isabelle Strand, Lily Esler, Braden Reines, Evan Streit, Cody Rongere, Isabelle Tomasouw,Eliana Hickman, Hadley Salvevold, Emma Umphrey, Lucas Hooper, Elizabeth Saucedo-Palmeros, Matthew Welle, Tyler Kiel, Sara Scherber, Raegan Wierman, Cullen Krueger, Lillian Schutz

    SOPHOMORES—CLASS OF 2026

    Carter Allard, Kendal Herman, Easton Ridlehoover,Clare Austin, Koen Hochstaetter, Gabrielle Ritter, Brysen Baynes, Lyla Hoglund, Noah Rosemeier, Marissa Bentley, Ava Hulett Sydney Sand, Brynne Bischoff, Loralei Ibeling, Emilee Sayler,Emma Blanchar, Mackenzie Johnson, Caitlin Schmidt, Jayda Bunch, Courtney Jude, Ella Schreiner, Madeline Campbell, Sawyer Kanning, Mylie Schultz, Roberto Castellanos Jr,  Avery Kassulke, Andrew Schumacher, Sophia Cornwell, Ella Keller, Nolan Siharaj, Reese Daugherty, Kathryn Langston, Brianna Slattery, Alexis Derichs, Paige Lidberg, Victoriya Sokhareva, Jackson Dooley, Gabriel Ligon, Aiden Stevenson, Aubree English, Cameron Lubke, Carly Stock, Logan Evers, Annicka Maisch, Isaac Stricklin, Easton Farnsworth, Cassandra Martin, Peyton Strombeck, Asher Fredman, Aiden McGraw, Brianna Suggs, Rachel Gerberding, Brooklyn Michael, Claire Utes, Zachary Greengard, Madelynn Nelson, Grady Weinbrenner, Zachary Greni, Riley Newman, Tori Welle, Benjamin Haddad, Kyla O’Keefe, Trent Welle, Hannah Halverson, Ashlyn O’Malley, Lillian Worel, Matthew Hauser, Aubrey Rains, Owen Zacher


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.

In partnership with the Sherburne County SUP Coalition, we are sharing a series of educational mailers to help address the misperceptions around youth marijuana use and provide you [parents] with tips on how to start conversations early and often.  You [Parents] play a major role in preventing substance use and your [their] views on alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs can strongly influence whether your [their] child will perceive a drug is harmful or not.  

The fourth and final postcard in our Talk Early Toolkit series was delivered by mail throughout the Sherburne County area to parents/guardians of school aged students in grades 5–12!  These educational postcards address the misperceptions around youth marijuana use and provide parents with tips on how to start conversations early and often.  Parents play a major role in preventing substance use and their views on alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs can strongly influence whether their child will perceive a drug is harmful or not.  

Volume 4

Preventing Underage Marijuana Use: Talking Points for Parents


From the Health Office

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

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
COVID-19.

Resources:
● 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

IMPORTANT DATES

  • 11/8 - Reality Check for 9th graders

  • 11/10 - Mock Interview Day for 11th graders

  • 12/1 - Job Shadow Day for 11th graders


What is the “Reality Check” for 9th Graders?

On November 8th, 9th graders will be participating in the Reality Check activity where they will experience  how to manage an expense budget. They chose a career and  will be assigned a salary based on their career choice they made with their counselors in October. From this salary, they will have bills they need to pay and many will be randomly assigned a number of dependents.  Ninth graders will practice managing their budget in order to:

  • Select a car

  • Select housing

  • Buy insurance

  • Possibly pay for daycare

The “Reality Check” helps teens understand fiscal responsibility by providing real-life scenarios in which they make financial decisions on matters regarding rent/mortgage, utilities, insurance, and entertainment. This opportunity will help them make well-informed decisions for their future.


Mock Interviews and Job Shadowing for Juniors


We are excited to announce we will be challenging our students to participate in our Mock Interview Day on November 10th. We are happy to provide our students in 11th grade with this real world mock interview experience, while increasing our community partnerships. 

 

Additionally, juniors will have the chance to explore potential careers by participating in a Job Shadow experience on December 1st.  This annual activity is always one of the most valuable opportunities students have to direct their future goals and plans.


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

  • Find information to help you support children who are struggling with mental health, behavior or learning challenges.  Explore popular topics like:

  • ADHD & Attention

  • Anxiety

  • Autism

  • Behavior Problems

  • Depression & Mood Disorders

  • Learning Disorders

  • Screen Time & Technology

  • Teens & Young Adults

Kids, Phones, and Social Media from from The Child Mind Institute

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

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COLLEGE & CAREER CORNER

Upcoming College Visits @ RHS - Sign Up Here

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

Nov 2 @ 1:30 pm

St. John’s University & College of St. Benedict (MN)

Nov 6 @ 10:20 am

University of Minnesota - Rochester 

Nov 7 @ 9:00 am

Hennepin Technical College

Nov 15 @ 1:30 pm

University of Minnesota - Duluth  

Nov 20 @ 10:20 am

North Dakota State College of Science

Looking for more opportunities?  Check out this list of:

CAREER PROGRAMS

JOB POSTINGS IN ROGERS AREA


FREE Test Prep Materials on MCIS

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

  • ACT (Practice Test & Online Course)

  • PSAT/SAT (Practice Test & Online Course)

  • Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)

  • GED

  • ACT WorkKeys

  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

  • DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST)

  • Academic Skills Question Bank (Math, Reading, Writing, Science)

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)


‘Paying for College’ Presentation from 10/12

If you missed the presentation last month about Financial Aid & Scholarships, check out the link to the presentation HERE or view it on our website under the counseling and college & career tabs.  Please have your student stop by the College & Career Center to receive helpful handouts from our Paying for College event, including information on scholarships, financial aid, and grants.

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) will be available in December.  Click Here for more information regarding the upcoming changes.

Scholarship Information, Listings, and Search Engines

Click here for Scholarship information.  Check back often for updates and to find a new list of local scholarships available next month!


November “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

  • Values Exercise (video): Use your priority values to guide your extracurricular choices. This is a great time to deepen your involvement in the clubs/teams/jobs that excite you— maybe take on a leadership role. Or sign up for a new club? Or start your own? 

  • Tips for Planning a College Visit: Make a commitment to visit one local college between now and the end of the school year. That experience can be a great reference point as you begin to figure out what you’re looking for in a school. And some schools offer incentive grants if you visit campus, either in person or virtually.

  • Start thinking about financial fit: As you begin your college search, it’s important to think about cost. Experiment with the Net Price Calculator to get a rough estimate of what you might pay for college, and start the conversation with your parents or guardians.

11th-graders

  • Lay the groundwork for fee waivers: Have you filled out the free/reduced-school lunch form? If your family qualifies, you’ll be eligible for fee waivers for the SAT/ACT as well as for college applications. This simple step can save you hundreds of dollars.

12th-graders

  • Supplemental essay responses: This is your go-to guide when applying to colleges that require more than a personal statement.

  • Check your applicant portals and emails: Portals are the place where colleges keep applicant information and where you can update contact information, monitor application status, upload and track documents, and view the final admission decision. If you miss a request for more information or a document, it could jeopardize your admission chances, so make it a habit to check regularly.

  • The Great College Essay Test: Assess how ready your essays are to submit.


Advanced Placement Exam Registration 2023-2024

This year’s AP Exams will be held from May 6-17, 2024 at Rogers High School. Because of an increase to the College Board’s exam fees, AP Exams will cost $63 each this year. Students must register by November 1, 2023 to avoid incurring an additional $40 late fee. (This does not include courses which meet only during the spring semester, which have a final registration date of February 29, 2024.) Students who register can cancel their exam registration before February 29, 2024. However, all canceled exams incur a $40 Unused Exam Fee.

There are two steps to AP exam registration:

  1. Complete the first registration step by creating a College Board account online and enrolling in the correct course section using the correct join code. Most students have already completed this step with their teacher. (Complete this step by October 1, 2023.)

  2. Complete the second registration step by paying the assigned exam fee through the School Store on Infinite Campus or by having the exam fees waived by contacting Jessica Zoubek (jessica.zoubek@isd728.org) in the office and confirming eligibility for free/reduced lunch. (Complete this step by November 1, 2023.)

Both steps must be completed for each AP exam before the deadline in order to complete registration.

Students with an IEP or 504 Plan will be contacted by their case manager to request any necessary testing accommodations.  Please contact Anne Bartus (anne.bartus@isd728.org), SSD Coordinator, with any questions about accommodations.

Please email the AP Coordinator, Shane Noecker (shane.noecker@isd728.org), with questions regarding AP exams at RHS.


Career and Technical Education

Please take a moment to view the November CTE Newsletter


FROM THE MEDIA CENTER

  • Royals with a Cause: In our makerspace, students worked to help Arrow’s Heart Rescue in Zimmerman. We cut out fabric to make bananas for the dogs to wear to adoption events. We also worked to cut and braid fleece for tug toys for the dogs.

    We are looking for projects that will help our local communities.  If you have an idea for a community service project for our makerspace, please contact Meagan Harapat, meagan.harapat@isd728.org

    List of November Displays

    -Veteran’s Day

    -Hungry for a book? This is a display of cookbooks and books about food.

    -New Books! We have recently cataloged over 100 new books.

    Stop in the media center to learn/read from the displays.

    Ongoing November

    -Oh, You Turkey

    -Trivia Contest

    -Thankful Cloth

    -Teacher Appreciation– Nominate a staff member who has made a difference in your life. If your name is drawn you will win a pie for yourself…and for your teacher!

    November Events: 

    November 15th 7:15-7:45 am Thanksgiving Games

    Come for a morning of Thanksgiving Bingo and Scattergories and more! 

    November 29th Bookish Countdown 

    Readers! Come for a morning preparing to countdown to winter break with bookish challenges. We will make countdown calendars to get ourselves all excited for break with daily surprises/challenges.

    November Service Project (Royals with a Cause):

    Warmth and Words: Students will be making lap blankets for residents of local nursing homes.  Elementary schools will be helping by making a card to go with the blankets.


ACTIVITIES & ATHLETICS 

Athletics

Congratulations to Cara Back (9),  Cross Country Running State Tournament qualifier

Congratulations to the girls soccer team; Section 6AAA Runner up

Winter Sports and Activities:

Winter Sports Preseason Informational Parent/Player Meetings: See gorogersroyals.com for meeting Dates/Times/Locations.  If the meeting has already happened please contact the coach for information.

Activities: Please contact the Advisor for information:

Sports Physical:

All athletes require a current sports physical to participate. 

  • Sports physicals are required every 3 years and must be current for the entire season.
  • Submit sports physicals to:  joann.gellerman@isd728.org or bring to the RHS Activities Office.
  • Sports Physical 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 

Winter Sports Start Dates:

10/23/23

    Dance Team

10/30/23

    Girls Hockey

11/13/23

    Gymnastics

    Boys Hockey

    Girls Basketball

    Nordic Ski

    Alpine Ski (Co-op with NWS, Park Center Host Program)

11/20/23

    Boys Basketball

    Wrestling

11/27/23

    Boys Swim and Dive (Co-op with Elk River)

Activities

Activity Start Dates:

11/17/23 + 11/18/23

     One Act Play Auditions

12/1/23

    Knowledge Bowl 

    Speech

Winter Registrations are open:  Online Registrations should be submitted at least 5 working days prior to the start of the season to ensure it's received and processed.

Tickets for RHS's production of The Spongebob Musical can be found HERE. Shows are November 2, 3, 10, 11 at 7pm and the 4th and 12th at 2pm


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 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.

LOOKING AHEAD

COSTA RICA

Spanish students can travel to Costa Rica in June, 2024!  Contact Brian Harapat (brian.harapat@isd728.org) with any questions.

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 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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