Respect, Pride, Integrity............Success
Full Day 7:48 a.m. - 2:53 p.m.
(Doors open at 7:15 a.m.)
Early Release 7:48 a.m.-1:23 p.m.
Half Day 7:48 a.m. - 11:13 a.m.
7:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
5th Grade 10:55-11:25 a.m.
6th Grade 11:15-11:45 a.m.
ABOUT REETHS-PUFFER INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL
Our building has approximately 595 students in grades five and six. The average core class size is between 29-30 students.
Our fine arts program is outstanding. Over 250 students are in both band and choir. Students begin with instrumental music in fifth grade. They receive instruction in like instrument groups. Our choir and theater department performs two concerts each year with the final performance based on the second semester theater class that students may participate in. The visual arts department produces outstanding art work that is displayed each year at the Muskegon Museum of Art.
Our Service Learning Project, the Peace Garden, is a point of pride in our school. Students and staff care for this area with students performing math and science problems with the measuring and planting of flowers and other material. The garden also serves as a memorial for students and staff who have passed away. Our students actively participate in many community service projects including a food drive, assistance to the Rescue Mission, donating money and time to other local organizations.
Our students are placed in "teams" of two core teachers. Each team has its own name and identity. This gives students a feel for teamwork so they can associate with their individual team and classmates.
Citizenship the RPI Way
This year, our students will be using a Citizenship Rubric for their classes. This rubric will be used as a method to assess students in the areas of attendance, time management, quality of work and respect for others and school. Students will be graded on a four point scale along with their letter grade for the subject. This rubric will be utilized in grades 5-12. We will continue to communicate this assessment piece with students and parents throughout the year. View a copy of the rubric here.
100 MILE CLUB
Do you want to improve your health and wellness or prepare for your next sports season? Consider joining the 100 Mile Club. This club meets two days a week after school where students attempt to earn 100 miles of walking or running in an entire school year. If you are already participating in any additional Reeths-Puffer sports, each completed sports season earns 25 miles. Athletes, non-athletes, R-P staff members, and community members are welcome to join. Help R-P become the healthiest community in the state.
HEALTH INSURANCE AVAILABLE FOR UNINSURED STUDENTS
There are more than 127,000 uninsured children in Michigan. Most of them are eligible right now for one of the state’s two health insurance plans for students: MIChild or Healthy Kids. A state-wide campaign has been launched to enroll as many uninsured children as possible in one of these plans. Enrolling a student is fast and simple, and the most any family will pay is $10.00 a month. Read more about assistance programs here or dial 2-1-1. A student who gets health care in the right place at the right time is better prepared to learn and less likely to develop serious, costly medical conditions.