Daily Announcements -- Feb 7, 2023 -- Student News ● If you are a senior interested in running for the position of Class Speaker at the 2023 graduation ceremony, you will need to pick up an application in the Counseling office on Mrs. Hobby's desk. Applications are due back to Mrs. Hobby this FRIDAY February 10th. ● Seniors: applications for the Privacky Memorial Scholarship are now available and open! Check your Senior Bulletin or stop by the counseling office and see Mrs. Hobby for information. This is a scholarship for an RP graduate heading to college with a major in education or human services. If you’re hoping to become a teacher, social worker, psychologist, counselor, or similar field, this is a great opportunity. Applications are due April 20th to Mrs. Hobby in the counseling office. ● Students now have the opportunity to attend campus visits to Aquinas College and Calvin University. Please pick up permission slips in the counseling office. ● Fellowship of Christian Athletes will meet today, and every Tuesday, in Mr. Skrenes' room for both lunches. That's FCA. Room 312. Both lunches. All are welcome! ● Students interested in skiing and snowboarding, Mr. Cole has negotiated discounted rates to ski at Crystal Mountain on Saturday, February 11th. Lift tickets are less than half price. See Mr. Birr in room 207. TOMORROW, Wednesday February 8th is the last day to sign up. ● Students have the opportunity to visit Calvin University on February 23rd. Please pick up permission slips in the counseling office and turn them into Ms. VanWormer. Permission slips are due February 15th. ● Make plans for our GSA meeting tomorrow after school. We'll meet from 3-4 to finalize plans for our movie night! We'll also play some games and catch up with each other. Right after school tomorrow... arrange rides so you can be there! Everyone is welcome! --Sports News-- ● Athletic Fundraiser - Rocket City Slides on sale now for $35! Your choice of White with Green RP logo or Green with White RP logo. Stop by the athletic office to see for yourself! Order forms available in the Athletics Office or order online via RPHS Athletics Facebook page. ● Boys Volleyball - The next open gym is Sunday, February 12th from 1:30-3:30pm. ● Boys Lacrosse - Sunday Stick Practice, this Sunday, February 12th from 11:45am - 1:30pm. ● Tonight’s events: All Boys Basketball Teams will play HOME tonight versus Grand Rapids Union. 4pm, 5:30pm, and 7:00pm Girls Freshman Basketball will play Away @ Allendale High School - start time 4pm Girls JV & Varsity Basketball will play Away @ Grand Rapids Union - 5:30pm & 7:00pm
Join us Wednesday at 6:00 for an informational meeting about Early College (starts 10th grade), Dual Enrollment, and The Muskegon Promise.
Support Reeths-Puffer High School! Did you graduate from Reeths-Puffer and earn (or will earn) your Bachelor’s Degree between 2020 and this upcoming year? You may be eligible to be our next College Adviser through the MSU College Advising Corps! Learn about the position and benefits—such as extensive training and professional development, a living stipend and education award, full health benefits, and the chance to give back to your community through mentoring students on their path to post-secondary education—by visiting https://linktr.ee/msu_cac. We hope to see your application soon!
This week in sports
Students in Criminal justice worked hard to prepare opening/closing statements, witness questions, cross examinations, and more as lawyers and witnesses in a mock trial. The trial came to an end last week with the judge, jury, and bailiff coming to a decision on second degree murder and hazing of our defendant. The students blew it out of the water and did an AMAZING job. EVERY student got into their roles! It was awesome to see and so much fun.
Join for a week of FREE hands-on experience with machining and robotics at MCC’s Sturrus Technology Center in downtown Muskegon. We begin at 8:00 a.m. each day, provide a free breakfast and lunch, and wrap up by 2:30 p.m. We will meet with local employers looking to hire, allow you to explore a variety of careers in manufacturing and robotics, and provide hands-on experience in our applied technology labs. Get your OSHA 10 Certification as well! For more information visit www.mcc-upskill.org or call Shameika Johnson at 231.777.0375. Any person who lives in Muskegon County and has a high school diploma or GED is likely eligible.
The learning that happens when you mix 5th and 6th grade students together with seniors to talk about future career options is pretty special. RPI came with great questions and engagement. RPHS 12th grade students did a great job or researching and presenting about future career options. This little spot in Rocket City was bursting with energy, hope, vision, and drive yesterday. Great job to all involved in the partnsership!
Yesterday, we had a great visit with Molly Kennedy, a nationally recognized speaker and author. Molly spoke with our students about resilience and “flipping their 20”. Her message was clear that, no matter what someone is going through, you are never alone. This opportunity was brought to us by Muskegon Rotary and the RPHS Interact club. What a great opportunity to reflect!
Reeths-Puffer Schools will be closed Friday, November 18 due to weather conditions.
Senior Parents- FAFSA is complicated and we are here to help! REMINDER- we will be holding another FAFSA night tonight at 7:00. The time has been pushed back from originally 6:00pm. Hopefully this gives everyone some time to support our Marching Band during their stadium echoes performance tonight as well. You will need tax information and both student/parent social security numbers to accurately fill out the FAFSA. Please let me know if you are planning to attend and if you have any questions regarding the event or application process!
Put it on your calendars. Light show on December 17th. Support our students and support the Muskegon Rescue Mission. While the pandemic made connection more challenging, the light show started to bring people together. It is now a Rocket City tradition.
In World History, our students are applying their learning to create escape room clues. Beyond the content, students are also practicing skills to be better collaborators, communicators, problem solvers, and critical thinkers. Their creativity is quite amazing.
So many great theater opportunities to experience Alice In Wonderland!
The Leadership class would love your help. Students serving students makes RPHS a great place!
Just us on Saturday, October 29th and the White Lake Playhouse for a fun filled and informative event.
Shout out to our incredible volleyball game day support crew. Ava Klopp, Ava Mavis, and Grace Seiber. These ladies are awesome and always bring the positive energy.
We are excited to host exchange students this year from Germany, Spain, Australia, Brazil, Poland, Thailand, Denmark, and Italy. The learn about Rocket City, USA and we also get to learn from them! Our leadership class hosted a breakfast to welcome them to RPHS.
Always fun collecting trophies! Great work freshman volleyball, the Rockets won the Fruitport invitational.
We are excited to give a special shout out to one of our amazing students! Aaron had the opportunity to put his art skills and creativity on display by painting a car for Art Prize. This project pulled together two of Aaron's loves; cars and creativity. Feel free to vote for Aaron (Garden Of Love): https://www.westmichiganhondadealers.com/design-and-drive-voting/