The 8th grade volleyball team won their match against Grand Haven last night 25-11, 18-25, 15-11. Service point leaders were Emma Lamphere, Ashley Bradley and Abegael Machinski. Leading passers were Jayla Trepanier, Abby Hill, and Carlee Bowen. The 7th grade volleyball team won their match against Grand Haven last night. Leading in serves were: Nola Hower, Grace Tindall, Wren Tryska, Madison Reichart. And Braylee Trepanier. Leading passers were Nola Hower, Braylee Trepanier, Kenzie Jacobs, and Grace Tindall. Rocket Cross Country ran the Northview Color Run and had a great time in the untimed race.
Happy Birthday Hudson Roberts Anna Stowers Addison Ward Gabriel Ochoa The 7th grade football team improved to 2-0 on the season with a 39-12 victory over Grand Haven. Leading a solid defensive effort were Brayen Sorensen and Braylen Swain. Offensively big runs were scored by JC Tornes, Bryce Muskovin, and Tre Foster. Connor McManus also had a great touchdown catch with Easton Roberts laying a huge block down the field. The Rockets will look to get another victory next week as they take on the Sailors of Mona Shores. The 8th grade football team hosted Grand Haven last night and came up short 24-14. Scoring for the Rockets were Cal Millis and Owen Ritsema with rushing touchdowns. Owen Ritsema also added a PAT kick for the Rockets. Cal Millis recovered a fumble.
Today students in theater class focused on body movement and how to communicate through motion without using words.
ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR WEDNESDAY 9/15/21 Lunch- Beef & Broccoli Teriyaki w/Rice LUCKY TRAY DAY! Spicy Chicken Sandwich Ham & Cheese Sub Steamed Broccoli Happy Birthday Jayvelynn Rudicil 7th grade volleyball lost to Holland Christian last night. Leading server was Makenzie Jacobs. Leading passers for the night were Wren Trykstra, Grace Tindall, and Braylee Trepanier. 8th grade volleyball played a hard fought match, but ended up losing to Holland Christian last night. Leading servers were Jayla Trepanier with 4 points/8 aces and Emma Lamphere with 2 aces. Leading passers were Abby Hill, Jayla Trepanier, and Danika Johnson. Great job ladies!! RP cross country was back in action last night. Both boys and girls ran very well. The ladies beat Mona Shores but fell just short of beating Grand Haven. Setting new personal records were Jersi Bilek, Sophia McCollum, Hope Latsch, Mallorie Messer, Molly Matz, Avery Cooper, Julia Darling, Keeley Cole, Joslynn Wynsma, Landon Fraizer, Murry Kuipers and Jeffery Church. Way to go Rockets!
Staff at RPMS have been working hard to make sure classrooms are a welcoming and positive environment for kids. Reeths-Puffer Middle School is a GREAT place to be!
ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR TUESDAY 9/14/21 Lunch- Cheesy Beef Tacos Cheese Quesadilla Southwest Chicken Salad Black Beans Happy Birthday to: DeCheney, Laura Welch, Devin
ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR MONDAY 9/13/21 Lunch- French Toast Sticks & Turkey Sausage Chili Cheese Tots Turkey & Cheese Croissant Crispy Hashbrown Happy Birthday Sean Brennan Donald Jacobs
7th and 8th grade science classes built bridge and tower structures as part of a team challenge. The goal of the challenges was to work as a team in planning and constructing a structure that would support the most weight. Take a look at some of their work!
This morning marks the first live announcement for the 2021 school year! We kicked things off with a dizzy relay to start our class competition and recognized some Rockets for demonstrating the Rocket Way!
Announcements for Friday 9/10/21 Congratulations to the 7th grade volleyball team in their win against Mona Shores last night. Leading the team in service points was Nola Hower and Makenzie Jacobs. More congratulations to the 8th grade volleyball team in their win against Mona Shores last night. They won 25-12, 11-25, 17-15. Service point leaders were Carlee Bowen, Ashley Bradley, and Jayla Trepanier. Passing leaders were Carlee Bowen, Eliana Talamantez, and Abby Hill. Great job ladies!!! The Reeths-Puffer Cross Country team had a strong performance in their first meet of the season. The Rocket Ladies had some exceptional performances in the JV race, including Mallorie Messor in 2nd, Kaitlyn Durow in 10th, and Bella Cole in 16th. The Varsity Girls took 4th place with Jersi Bilek finishing 3rd overall. Also scoring for the ladies were Gracie Callander, Gabrielle Chevez, Darcy Keefe and Hope Latsch. The Rocket Boys put in great work last night as well, finishing 6th. Leading the way was Jack Yonkman who finished 13th overall. Helping the boys score points was Beckett Mathes, Dylan Sturr, Kristian Brown and Kaden Vanderlaan. Way to go Rocket Cross Country!
7th grade volleyball - stop in to see Coach Grant on your way to lunch to get your uniform. Are you interested in joining chess club? If so, please stop by Ms. Cumbee’s room (706) to sign up. Chess Club will meet weekly, after school, starting on September 22nd. The 7th grade football team came out strong yesterday with an opening season 26-6 victory over the Muskegon Big Reds. The defense led the way with relentless pressure and pursuit from Joey Hall, Lyric Stewart, and Connor McManus. This led the way for the offense to score four times throughout the game. Strong play from the offensive line allowed JC Tornes to score twice as well as long runs from both Bryce Muskovin and Tre Foster. The Rockets will look to go for another win next week at home against Grand Haven. The 8th grade football team opened up their season against the Muskegon Big Reds. The Rockets struggled to get things going and fell 42-0 to a talented Muskegon team. Please come out and support them next Wednesday against Grand Haven. Come support our 7th and 8th Grade Volleyball teams as they take on Mona Shores tonight at 4pm in the gym. Cost for students is $2. Tomorrow will be the start of Friday Live Announcements! Each Friday, we will celebrate with live announcements that will include a competition between the 7th and 8th grade students. To participate each week, you can't have any major referrals. One of the goals of this time is to celebrate the Rocket Way - the Respect, Pride, and Integrity in the building.
Amazing RPMS educators returned this week and have been having a blast getting ready to be the best for our students. Can’t wait for kids to return Monday! Go Rockets!
Come see us at registration! Today from 12-3 and 4-7 or Tomorrow 8-12 and 5-7.
Good Evening Rockets! Follow the link below if you are interested in pre-ordering student photos through Radium. The link for online pre-orders can be used until tonight, August 17th, at 11:59pm. https://radiumphoto.com/pre-order-school-pictures/ Forms will be available at registration if you are not able to complete the pre-order online or prefer to complete the form in-person. I apologize for not providing the pre-order link at an earlier time. We look forward to seeing you for registration at the following times: Wednesday, August 18th: 12-3PM Wednesday, August 18th: 4-7PM Thursday, August 19th: 8AM-12PM Thursday, August 19th: 5-7PM Sincerely, Jason Hernandez
Summer Meal Pick Up - 7 days of breakfast and lunches will be available for students throughout the summer. Meal pick-ups are MONDAYS 1:30 - 2:30 pm, Giles Side parking lot double doors at the High School. This program is OPEN and FREE to all RP students and any other child in the community that is under 18 (or 26 with special needs).
K-3 Reading Corps - AmeriCorps stipend positions! Make a difference in our community and join Michigan Education Corps as an AmeriCorps Reading Interventionist. Central Elementary and Reeths-PufferElementary are looking for reading interventionists to give their time and talent to help our kids become successful readers and learners. Interventionists serve students one-on-one during school hours throughout the school year. No matter if you’re a recent grad, career changer, stay-at-home parent or retiree, you can make a great interventionist. No experience? No problem. Michigan Education Corps provides comprehensive training in scripted interventions proven to help students learn, so interventionists are well equipped to help students grow. Part-time and full-time positions are available. Positions begin September 7, 2021. Perks as an interventionist ● Receive a stipend every two weeks ● Complete experiential and training hours toward the Michigan Youth Development Associate (MI-YDA) credential ● Build your skills, network and resume ● Earn up to $4,441.50 for college tuition or federal student loans. Tutors 55 and older may gift the award to their child, grandchild, stepchild or foster child. ● Free health insurance ● Free childcare assistance for those who qualify ● Federal student loan forbearance Ready to be the change for struggling students? Learn more and apply at mieducationcorps.org. Questions can be sent to Ariel DuVal-Zinn, Resourcing and Recruitment Partner at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 616-729-2805.
Summer Meal Pick Up - 7 days of breakfast and lunches will be available for students throughout the summer. Meal pick-ups will be MONDAYS 1:30 - 2:30 pm, Giles Side parking lot double doors at the High School, starting June 21. (No pick up the week of July 5) This program is OPEN and FREE to all RP students and any other child in the community that is under 18 (or 26 with special needs).
We will continue to provide 7 days' worth of breakfast and lunches to students over the summer. Meal pick-ups will occur every MONDAY through June, July and August from 1:30 - 2:30 pm at the Giles Side parking lot double doors at the High School. First pick up will happen June 21. There will be no pick up the week of July 5. This program is OPEN and FREE to all RP students and any other child in the community that is under 18 (or 26 with special needs). Go Rockets!
Today, we got to celebrate our eighth graders. The transition from middle school to high school is a big one and we know they are ready. The staff selected a strength that we thought best described each student and also presented each student with a class photo. We can’t wait to watch these strengths grow as students explore their passions and skills in high school. Our eighth graders also won the year-long point challenge and voted on celebrating with slushy’s. Even without a pandemic, the middle school years are well known as awkward, challenging, and full of ups and downs. The class of 2025 has made us proud. They are hopeful, optimistic, resilient, creative, inquisitive, adaptive, hard working, athletic, brave, and kind. Rocket City has a lot to be proud of!
We know that schools teach reading, math, critical thinking, problem-solving, and skills in many areas. What the pandemic has also helped us to understand more than ever is also how schools connect people and communities. Today was a day that we got to celebrate our school pride, resilience, grit, and our connections to each other. Despite our Pride Day being simpler than the past, the sun shined a little brighter, the smiles seemed a little bigger, and all of the connectedness was a little sweeter. It was a great day to be a rocket!