Jennifer Anderson
As the calendar turned to November, we welcomed two new announcers. Remember, you can see the daily announcements by clicking on the link below. We will be live on Friday for our normal announcements, rocket slip drawing, and a minute to win it competition. You can join us Friday by using the YouTube Live link below. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qJRhGLynrJrpIKANVujxR6nXkjTF2sjQtUf225g7PxQ/edit?usp=sharing https://youtu.be/Yb0aOCBbW6Q
about 1 month ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Join us for live announcements tomorrow at 8:00. We will be drawing names to recognize respect, pride, and integrity in our students. https://youtu.be/kEe5zaMNycM
2 days ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Good Afternoon Parents, The second semester, beginning on January 25th, is approaching quickly. At this point, we are asking asking families to make a decision about your final learning choice (F2F or Virtual) for the 2nd semester. With this information, behind the scenes, we will work to adjust staffing, space, technology, and learning tools to create the safest and most supportive learning environment for your student. If you are returning from virtual to face to face, someone from the school will reach out to schedule electives based on availability, doing our best to meet everyone's needs. We continue to be appreciative of your partnership through the challenges are all facing. We are in this together, on the same team, to provide the best opportunity for your student. Please help us...we need everyone to complete this survey! Please click the link below for a survey to select your final learning choice (F2F or Virtual) for the 2nd semester. If you have more than one child in our building, please fill it out for every student. This needs to be completed by Monday, December 7. https://forms.gle/uEu7Fxg661WJmi53A Have a Great Afternoon!
3 days ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
We recognized our Rocket Slip winners on Wednesday last week and captured a few of the deliveries with photos. Help is give them a big Rocket Three (clap-clap-clap). Great job! Respect...Pride...Integrity...The Rocket Way.
5 days ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
We are proud of our students for making the flip to remote learning. This graphic provides great reminders of what distance learning looks like now.
11 days ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Rocket City...here are the meal pick up times for the district. Select the time and location that works best for you. You do not have to pick up from the building your student attends. Choose any location. Please take advantage of this resource.
11 days ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
A big ROCKET Three for our RoCKET Slip winners this week. The building may be closed, but the ROCKET WAY is on display more than ever. Respect...pride...integrity!
13 days ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Friday (tomorrow) and next Wednesday are half days. We will follow the half day schedule below.
16 days ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Meal pick up is today at the middle school from 11-1.
16 days ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Normally, we use our communication platforms to highlight students or provide information. Normally, we are intentional about not even including teacher names because it really is about the students, but tonight. after a week of distance learning, we want to give a shout out to the teachers. They have flipped everything they’re doing upside down and are working hard to SERVE the community. They are modeling growth mindset and vulnerability as everyone has become a first-year teacher. Nobody went into teaching with this vision of teaching in mind, but RPMS staff are modeling problem-solving, resiliency, and compassion. When students, families, and teachers all work together, we are seeing amazing things during a difficult time. Great job Rockets! Disclaimer-teachers remove masks when alone in their classroom with the door shut and photos were zoomed in from a distance with a lightning quick visit.
17 days ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
We will be running live announcements on Friday. Since we don't have students in the building, we will have teachers representing 7th grade and 8th grade for our distanced competition (Magic Carpet). Tune in Friday at 8:45. We will also draw Rocket Slip winners and some special distance learner recognitions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NxPM58rZ2g&feature=youtu.be
17 days ago, Jennifer Anderson
Reeths-Puffer Schools
Apply for meal benefits for your students at LunchApp.com. LunchApp.com will walk you through the process in just a few minutes. Your completed application will be sent to your school district so your children can receive benefits quickly and confidentially.
17 days ago, Reeths-Puffer Schools
Jennifer Anderson
We have about 10 more minutes to pick up meals today. Remember, we also have a pick up on Thursday from 11 until 1 o’clock.
19 days ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
The ripple effect is a powerful thing.... Today, student council has asked you to reach out to someone and send them a note of appreciation. One of our students did jut that and then let us know. The act of kindness lifted the spirits of another student AND letting us know about it brightened our day...see how the ripples just keep going? We love our students and their kindness toward others. There is a lot of the day left for your act of kindness. Check out this great example of simple acts that go a long way.
19 days ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Please check out the Kindness Challenge put together by our Student Council. We would love to see or hear about what you do. November is typically a time of year when we focus on gratitude. With all of the chaos of 2020 and how much we cannot control, we can control our attitudes toward the chaos. We can still be kind. Let’s show our community and our family some Rocket Kindness over the next couple of weeks.
20 days ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
You can still check out library books and ebooks during remote learning! Simply place a hold on your selections through the online card catalogue (see attached). Search for books by author, title, genre, or specific keywords (such as football or ghost). When your order is available, you will receive an email with instructions for picking up your books at school.
23 days ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
What does integrity look like? It looks like 96.1% of Reeths-Puffer Middle School students showing up for the first day of distance-learning. Way to go Rockets! We knew you could do it. Connections happened… learning happened… and we will get better at teaching and learning in this new way every single day. Go Rockets! #integrity #therocketway #growthmindset
23 days ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
The RPMS student council is trying to keep our spirits up. Join them with a couple of spirit days for the first two days of our virtual learning. Rocket Virtual learners- we would love for you to join as well. Go Rockets!
24 days ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Parents- we were just thrown another hurdle and our Internet is not working. It seems to be an issue beyond just our building and we are working to get it fixed quickly. If your conference got cut off, we will reach out as soon as we are able.
24 days ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
This picture right here says it all! In an ideal world, most of us would not choose to go to distance learning, but we can choose to be prepared. Some of our students have their phone alarms set and ready to go for learning tomorrow. Isn't this great thinking? Parents- an e-mail went out earlier today with our distance learning plan that will start tomorrow. Your students are ready...we've got this! A link to our distance learning plan is below: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1APElVdmAi082lu1xtZvji2ysObk98TKCmCy6npDNiKY/edit?usp=sharing
24 days ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Students went home with extra breakfast and lunch meals today. Meals are also available for pick up during distance learning from the middle school on 4 different dates. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jtMYPM62jCUIjzXFU7VNYm4AvHryEyxT/view?usp=sharing
24 days ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
This is a reminder that if you have not signed up for parent teacher conferences yet, we still have openings on Wednesday and Thursday of this week. Conferences will be held virtually and when you sign up you will get a Google meet link to click on at your conference time. https://docs.google.com/document/d/10GDIvEpP8OfDa-pvrZTElaJjpwQ3bfoqI4d8ZUEMbO8/edit
25 days ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
With a new marking. Starting today, some of our students got to enjoy something new. Here are a few pictures from Art and the beautiful day outside in PE.
26 days ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Our semester electives have ended and some students will be starting a new elective on Monday. There is really no better way to end the day than to watch middle school theater students award and celebrate each other. The teachers got to celebrate the end and provide some closure, but the recognition from one middle school student to another is magical.
29 days ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Join us in celebrating our Rocket slip winners for the week! Our students are doing a great job of demonstrating respect, pride, and integrity. Live the “Rocket Way” every day.
29 days ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
This is a reminder that tomorrow is a half-day with dismissal at 10:55.
30 days ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Check out another sneak peak of the Fall Variety Show. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aCMxvW7fKA&fbclid=IwAR360yLOUzOH112fsCK_835O1jIx1j5uKhkXuWNozGMrMsqFXl2fpjeyKkQ See this and more by watching the full online show here through Friday. Donations WELCOME! https://rpmsmusical.anywhereseat.com/channel.php
30 days ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Making claims, supporting with evidence, making predictions, communication, collaboration, data collection, and representing data visually are just some of the skills that go beyond the exact topic students are learning.
about 1 month ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Learning went on as normal, but we just looked a little different. From bowls of cereal to flower children, the costumes were so creative and showed so much personality.
about 1 month ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
The Reeths-Puffer Middle School Choir & Theatre Arts proudly present their Fall Y'All Variety Show...Online Edition! You can access the online performance starting today, 10/30 through 11/6. DVDs will also be available for $10 each if you'd like to enjoy it after the viewing window has closed. Click the link to watch the show. Please consider donating to our program so we can continue to offer high-quality arts experiences to our students & community. #WeareRP https://rpmsmusical.anywhereseat.com/channel.php
about 1 month ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
A big rocket three to our rocket slip winners this week. Great job showing respect, pride, and integrity.
about 1 month ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Teachers have been brainstorming and taking the input from students to plan ways that make it even easier for students to distance from each other during passing time. This week, many students participated in a “Rockets On The Loose” scavenger hunt and Ethan and Lola were the winners for the week. Also, many students are joining the outdoor space and fresh fresh air.
about 1 month ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Math in action.....Students are using tools with different levels of precision to calculate measurement error and express it as a percentage of the actual length.
about 1 month ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Here are a few more sneak peaks of the Fall Y'all Variety Show. Check on the last post for viewing information. Our students can't wait for you to see their hard work, risk taking, and amazing talents!
about 1 month ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
The R-PMS Fall Y'All Variety Show Online Edition will be premiering this Friday, October 30th & will be available to watch online through Friday, 11/6! Reserve your tickets to view by visiting: https://rpmsmusical.anywhereseat.com/channel.php. Once on the site, you will enter your info. & receive a viewing code to watch anytime between 10/30 & 11/6. DVD Copies are also for sale on the site for $10. Donations are gladly accepted as this will serve as our Fall Fundraiser! The show involved over 125 Students & Staff at R-PMS & is truly a labor of love as we navigate this uncertain time. Please share & spread the word...remember...you don't even need to live here to watch! #RPStrong #WeareRP #RPChoirs
about 1 month ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
It was “Test Day” in Robotics. This test was not on a piece of paper. Students built and programmed their machine and now the test was whether the robot could move and stop as programmed. Some of them worked and some of them did not work YET, but everyone learned.
about 1 month ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
The middle school students in Navigating Life during second block are learning so much from their fourth grade penpals. The rain couldn’t stop the students from making a personal delivery today.
about 1 month ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
History thinking in Social Studies and historical fiction in ELA go together like peanut butter and jelly (if you like PB&J). It is always important to be able to analyze and synthesize information to form our opinions. Check out the choices our students made about what they are currently reading.
about 1 month ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Big cheers for our rocket slip winners last week. Respect, pride, and integrity are always great qualities. Go Rockets!!!
about 1 month ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Another sneak peak...we can’t wait to see the variety show on Friday 10/30!
about 1 month ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
It just takes some page protectors and dry erase markers help us make thinking visible. Seeing how students think about math helps all students add strategies to their problem-solving options. Math is about problem-solving. Math is about critical thinking. Math is about communication and creative thinking.
about 1 month ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
The future of the world is in this school!
about 1 month ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
We didn’t share on Friday, but we don’t want it to go any longer before we recognize our Rockets Slip winners for last week. Great job demonstrating respect, pride, and integrity. The Rocket Way!
about 1 month ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Most of the time when students leave for the day, the building quiets down and teachers settle in to grade papers and lesson plan, but sometimes things get a little crazy! This is what it looks like when the middle school choir teachers have an “idea”. Look for more in the variety show being released on 10/30!
about 1 month ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
It was a busy week with some STEM activities, math games, service projects, and live 5 minute assembly celebrating The Rocket Way. We were excited to include a Rocket Virtual learner in our celebration. We learned a lot to make next week even better. Go Rockets!
about 1 month ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Tomorrow, we are excited to try something new by going live (on youtube) every Friday with The Pledge of Allegiance and morning announcements. We are also going to add in a minute to win it competition between the 7th grade and 8th grade that will take place of our quarterly assembly celebrations of RESPECT, PRIDE, and INTEGRITY. Feel free to join our October morning announcers at 7:50 for a 7:55 kickoff. Our students will be joining live from classrooms. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EalE0tF0QTw&feature=youtu.be
about 1 month ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Teenagers these days.... coordinate their own game of Poison Dart Frog when they have a few minutes before the first block starts. So many things are different this year and so many things are appreciated even more.
about 1 month ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
We are so happy that free breakfast and lunch continues for all of our students until the end of the school year! This is available to any and all hungry students (it seems like middle school students are always hungry). Students can choose from a hot and cold lunch item daily.
about 1 month ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Communication skills are important to almost every career and and play a huge role in our relationships. Companies name communication as a skill that is very important, yet hard to hire. This is why our students practice communications skills in a variety of ways during an elective class we offer called Navigating Life.
about 1 month ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
In seventh grade science, students rotate around to stations during an activity to learn even more about electricity. The great thing about science is that it gives you a new lens to see everyday things in the world.
about 1 month ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
The Reeths-Puffer Fine Arts Department collaborated to create some videos to help kick-off Homecoming Weekend. A lot has changed...but so much hasn't. Enjoy from the stadium or from home....The Star-Spangled Banner! #GoRockets #Ohsaycanyousing https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=jqRPI8zLATw
about 1 month ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Here is even more to celebrate! Things are different and we are all working through new challenges. There really is no better way to teach problem-solving and resiliency than to model it like our fine arts department did. Enjoy this awesome collaborative work between the middle school choir and high school band! RP fight song. https://youtu.be/bnNM4FToT9E
about 1 month ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
There are so many things to celebrate! Congratulations to our racket slip winners for the week. Great job demonstrating respect, pride, and integrity.... The Rocket Way!
about 1 month ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
A great week of spirit finished strong today with a lot of green and white. Other than the green and white (our favorite color), the best part was seeing the creativity of the students to turn many household items and paint into spirit wear. Today was a competition between the seventh and eighth grade and with a score of 154-149, the seventh grade comes out with a win! We will have ongoing opportunities for competition between grades throughout the year. Gooooo Rockets!
about 1 month ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Throwback Thursday filled The hallways and classrooms with tie-dye, scrunchies, tight rolled jeans, varsity coats from the 90s, the “grunge” look, poodle skirts, and tons of spirit! We can’t wait to see all of the green and white tomorrow. Tomorrow is the first of a year long competition between the seventh and eighth grade.
about 1 month ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
The trees are beautiful, but the sound of conversations about math is amazing. The goal of math instruction is to build critical thinkers, communicators, and mathematicians that understand concepts rather than memorizing. Students participate in an activity called InfoGap which allows them to practice those skills.
about 1 month ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jason Hernandez
Rocket Virtual Families, Please join the Q & A session this evening from 5pm-6pm using your computer, tablet or smartphone.  You can access the meeting by clicking the link below. https://edmentum.zoom.us/j/94862601627
about 1 month ago, Jason Hernandez
Jennifer Anderson
Aloha! We didn’t go to the beach, but it sure looked like the beach came to us today. Middle school students showed their spirit through their luau worthy gear today.
about 1 month ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
RPMS is thankful for the City Of Muskegon for their loan to help create some additional options for outdoor learning. It is a beautiful day to bring learning outside.
about 1 month ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Check out a few of our “twins”. Pairs were everywhere! Go Rockets!
about 1 month ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Students showed homecoming spirit today with jersey day. Go Rockets
2 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
In ELA, students work to find text evidence to support the theme. It was a great week at RPMS.
2 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
A great way to start a great day!
2 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Spirit Week for Homecoming next week. Go ROCKETS!
2 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Each morning, two students lead announcements starting with the pledge of allegiance. We rotate the announcers each month. Parents and students can now stay informed and view the daily announcements by clicking on the link below: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qJRhGLynrJrpIKANVujxR6nXkjTF2sjQtUf225g7PxQ/edit?usp=sharing
2 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
In Robotics and CS Discoveries (formerly known as Coding), students are given many opportunities to practice the messy cycle of problem-solving by preparing, trying, reflecting, defining, and bouncing around each phase until solutions are found. Problem solving in action is such an exciting thing to watch.
2 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
According to a seventh grade student today, “ I think I know everything I can possibly know about energy now. I never even thought about how complicated it is.” In part 2 of the science lab, the mass changes and students explore potential energy versus kinetic energy.
2 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
We missed the sunshine today, but got a lot of outdoor learning time last week under the sun.
2 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
It was a gorgeous day to use watermelon, eggs, and pendulums to help our students understand kinetic energy. Our students continue to grow as thinkers, communicators, and problem solvers through the content.
2 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
We caught some photos of a few of our STUDENT athletes learning today( that happen to be in uniform). While crowds are limited, school spirit is still high and football, cheer, cross country, and volleyball are all excited to compete tonight. Remember, we also have a middle school athletic Facebook page (RPMS Athletics). Go ROCKETS!
2 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Students collaborate around how to make the light work with the parts given. The group must come to a consensus and use a diagram to represent their thinking. The learning of how to work as a team and communicate is just as important as the science.
2 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
It was a great day For the students to be outside and participate in socially distanced Physical Education.
2 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Books are meant to be in the hands of our students! The process just needs to look a little bit different this year. Students can check out books electronically and request books. The title is then pulled and left for a student to pick up from the library. Our students should all have a list of books that they would like to read. Also, the books are isolated for a period of time before they can return to circulation.
3 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Great teachers really are "lead learners" and we had the opportunity on our half day today to grow and learn from each other as professionals. Here are some of the takeaways... 1. It has been a great start. We feel like we know our students well already. 2. We care about the social growth of your student and their well-being and we can plan for that within our building. 3. We love seeing engagement with our content as students learn, collaborate, and think critically. We can plan for engagement. 4. We know we will need to continue to teach behaviors, especially regarding safety and we can plan for that. Our time together is always valuable as we plan to serve our students best. Go Rockets!
3 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Follow the link below and click on breakfast or lunch to see the menu. https://reeths-puffer.nutrislice.com/menu/reeths-puffer-middle-school?mode=browse
3 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Card sorting (while distanced) helps math makes sense AND allows our students practice with communication and collaboration.
3 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Don’t forget tomorrow is a half-day. Our day starts at 7:55 and ends at 10:55. On half days, we are able to send students with just breakfast at the end of the day.
3 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Tinfoil has so many more uses than the leftovers. Our theater students used tinfoil as a method of communication today. It is awesome to see the relationships forming.
3 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Parents- an e-mail reminder also just went out with a reminder about our open house TOMORROW (new format). Whether you choose to join us live or recorded, we encourage you to sit down TOGETHER WITH your student for our open house. There are several ways to join us. OPEN HOUSE FLIER HERE: https://docs.google.com/document/d/10GDIvEpP8OfDa-pvrZTElaJjpwQ3bfoqI4d8ZUEMbO8/edit?usp=sharing Option 1- Join LIVE on 9/16 : Join The Live Meetings With Each Teacher By Clicking on the Google Meets Link. 6:00- click on the Google Meet Link with Mrs. Anderson and Mr. Hernandez 6:15- click on the Google Meet Link for 1st Block Teacher 6:30- click on the Google Meet Link for 2nd Block Teacher 6:45-click on the Google Meet Link for 3rd Block Teacher Option 2- Watch RECORDED At whatever time works best for you, click on the pre-recorded video links for each teacher on your students’ schedule. Option 3- Combination of live and recorded or both
3 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Check out some of the things we are doing to keep your student safe. Masks, distancing, hand hygiene, hallway directions, new lunch procedures, outdoor learning, a lot of cleaning and disinfecting, thermometers, bathroom limits, sanitizer, and TEACHING the expectations. https://www.reeths-puffer.org/article/307408?org=rpms
3 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Opening day with all students was a success!
3 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Our Open House will look a little different this year. We are excited about the methods that allow us to still connect with everyone. A parent email went out today with other week two information, including open house. There are two options. You can join using live Google meet links on Wednesday starting at 6:00 or you can watch a provided video at whatever time is convenient for you. The link below will bring you to a flier with additional details. https://docs.google.com/document/d/10GDIvEpP8OfDa-pvrZTElaJjpwQ3bfoqI4d8ZUEMbO8/edit
3 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Reeths-Puffer Schools
We are asking ALL Reeths-Puffer families to complete our lunch application at https://www.lunchapp.com/. It may not seem relevant, but significant district funding is tied to this. Please help by completing your application now! **Thank you**
3 months ago, Reeths-Puffer Schools
Jennifer Anderson
We can’t wait to merge all of our students (A-Z) together on Monday. Great job this week rocket!
3 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Wearing RP gear is a great way to show RP pride. Check out the link below and place your order before 9/21 if interested. https://reethspufferrockets.itemorder.com/sale
3 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
At this time, we are happy to provide lunch and breakfast to any student FREE of charge! Students can grab the breakfast and lunch to go from our commons at the middle school. Another option is that we also have 5 day's worth of breakfast and lunches that will normally be available to students to be picked up each Monday at the high school from 2-3. With the weird holiday week, we want to offer a second time Thursday 9/10 (TOMORROW) from 2-3 pm at the Giles rd parking lot at the High School. This is available to virtual students, face to face that would rather pick up at one time, or to anyone under the age of 18 in our community. Go Rockets!
3 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
We love the first day of school and with the soft start we got to do it twice. Last names L-Z did amazing and it has been a great day. The 20-21 school year is full of unprecedented challenges AND unprecedented opportunity. We are appreciative that our students are flexible with the new normal.
3 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
It has been a great first day! We can't wait for our first day tomorrow with last names L-Z.
3 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
We are feeling like the pot of gold right now and are so excited for the start of the year. We know the first day brings jitters. We are ready to help and are going to have the best year ever. Let's Go Rockets! #potofgold #RPpride #RocketStrong
3 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jason Hernandez
Rocket Virtual families, see the images attached regarding a soft start/acclimation process to the 2020-2021 school year.
3 months ago, Jason Hernandez
Jennifer Anderson
Face To Face Schedule are open in Powerschool! Also, please check your e-mail for some answers to common scheduling questions. Mrs. Mitchelson (mitchelj@reeths-puffer.org) can answer specific questions or address errors. We honored elective selections to build our schedule and can't make changes at this time. There were many puzzle pieces to put together with many new obstacles this year so some things look a little different. Often one of the first things that happens when students and parents see their schedule is to post to social media and start discussing courses and staff. Please remember that each student's experience in a class in unique (successes and challenges), each student has different learning preferences, and one of the best gifts we can give our students is an open mind. We are all working hard to make this the best year ever. If you selected Rocket Virtual there is an orientation on September 3rd from 4-4:45 (https://edmentum.zoom.us/j/95103134483) You and your student will receive an e-mail tomorrow outlining what to expect on the first day, but the most important point we want to convey is not in the details. We want you to know we are here to help and have carefully designed our first days together. We want you to know that we care about your students, we know there are first day nerves (we have them too), we know they didn’t get a tour like normal, we know masks are weird, and WE ARE GOING TO BE HERE TO HELP.
3 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Rocjet Virtual Students- Be sure to check your email for information about an orientation. Mr. Hernandez sent the email last Friday.
3 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
We are getting closer. THANK YOU! Just under 60% of RPMS families have completed their on-line registration. The deadline is tomorrow at midnight. If you need help, please call or e-mail and we can assist you in the process. Go Rockets!
3 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Thank you to all that have completed on-line registration including making a choice for Face to Face or Rocket Virtual. We are a little over 40% complete. Please complete before Wednesday, August 26th at 11:59 p.m. Contact our office 744-4721 or e-mail pittss@reeths-puffer.org if you need help with your parents portal account.
3 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
The burning question of the day...what school supplies will be needed? We have a list of Face to Face SUGGESTED supplies linked below. Remember, students will take two core and an elective each semester. Detailed schedules will be available September 2nd (after we balance based on decisions for Face to Face and Virtual), but we know all 7th graders will have Math, Science, and an elective and all 8th will start with ELA, Social Studies, and an elective. If you elected Rocket Virtual, more details about supplies will be provided at a later time, but I would prepare for many of the basics such as paper, pencils, organizing folders, and colored pencils. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1u44gYMpH2q5tue5XFMHXk4YI9tYxsJthGGClpgkHxyI/edit?usp=sharing
3 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Parents- Powerschool is now open for you to log into your parent account and update demographics. You will be asked to select face to face or virtual. All documents with details about choices can be found on our website under REETHS-PUFFER RESTART PLAN. Also, the video linked below provides instructions if needed. If you do not have a computer, if you need support with the process, if you need your password reset, or if you need an Access ID and Access Password to create a NEW parent account, please call 744-4721 ext. 4001 or e-mail pittss@reeths-puffer.org to set up an appointment. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-NCv1tpgkg&feature=youtu.be
4 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Parents- Powerschool is now open for you to log in and update demographics for your student(s). You will be asked to choose between Face to Face (F2F) and Rocket Virtual (RV). Link to step by step video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-NCv1tpgkg&feature=youtu.be If you do not have a computer, if you need support with the process, if you need your password reset, or if you need an Access ID and Access Password to create a new parent account, please call 744-4721 ext. 4001 or e-mail pittss@reeths-puffer.org to set up an appointment.
4 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Parents... an e-mail went out just now with a lot of information.  Please check for the e-mail and let us know if you have questions ( andersonj@reeths-puffer.org). Information about on-line registration will be out tomorrow. We are in this together. #RPStrong
4 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Reeths-Puffer Schools
Families, please respond to this survey to help us understand your transportation and child care needs. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdQRees1CKRBzSVm-5GnwZIDqfMmxrbSPXZ__NBmQIFd2KRPg/viewform?usp=sf_link
4 months ago, Reeths-Puffer Schools
Jennifer Anderson
Here is another document that you may find helpful about the RP restart plan. All of this information, plus much more can be found on the Reeths-Puffer website (Reeths-Puffer.org) by clicking on Restart Plan. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/836515/Covid-19_Fall_Restart__1_.pdf
4 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Rocket City- please review the FAQ that outlines some of the current details regarding our next school year. Please reach out if you have questions we can answer or if we can share background about the details that led to the decisions that were made. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/835737/FAQ_s_regarding_back_to_school.pdf
4 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Reeths-Puffer Schools
4 months ago, Reeths-Puffer Schools
Reeths-Puffer Schools
Struggling with housing? Facing eviction? Community Encompass may be able to help! www.communityencompass.org You can find more information on the state Eviction Diversion Program here: https://www.michigan.gov/mshda/0,4641,7-141-5555-533463--,00.html
4 months ago, Reeths-Puffer Schools
Jennifer Anderson
Parents/Guardians please check your email for a very important message from Mr. Edwards (RP's superintendent). We need your input for school in the fall.
5 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
It’s an exciting night for the class of 2020. You can watch the graduation ceremony live using the link below. Graduation will begin at 8:20 (2020 military time). it is going to be a great night to focus on celebrating an amazing group of students. Go Rockets! https://www.reeths-puffer.org/article/269778?org=rphs
5 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Reeths-Puffer Schools
Tomorrow is Wednesday! Meal pick-up continues every Wednesday at the high school, 9-11:00 am. While you are there, work out with the YMCA, 8:45 - 9:45 a.m., on the high school lawn next to the Roberts Road parking lot. All are welcome!
5 months ago, Reeths-Puffer Schools
Reeths-Puffer Schools
If you have been financially impacted by the pandemic, MidMichigan Community Action Relief & Recovery Services may be able to help! For assistance with housing, property taxes, utility bills, food & other critical needs, call 231-660-0271 .
5 months ago, Reeths-Puffer Schools
Reeths-Puffer Schools
6 months ago, Reeths-Puffer Schools
Jennifer Anderson
RPMS is offering another Get Back/Give Back time on THURSDAY from 4:00-6:00 for those that missed the times offered last week. If you have a book, uniform, or chromebook, please bring it to the school on Thursday. Students (wearing a mask) will be allowed into the building ten at a time to clean out lockers.
6 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
REMINDER- Tomorrow is the get back/give back day for 8th grade and Friday is the day for 7th grade. 9-11 and 3-6:00 each day Only students will enter the building. Students must have a mask in the building. Give back library books, chromebooks, class books, etc. Get items from lockers and building. Get 8th grade certificates, yearbooks, and medications.
6 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Reeths-Puffer Schools
Looking for wifi? Use and search this statewide wifi hotspot map! http://cngis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=0d69accbb5ff422a82eccc2c9101b69d
6 months ago, Reeths-Puffer Schools
Jennifer Anderson
Check out some of our students physical education activities from a distance. Many students are using time to stay healthy and even grow in a skill. From gaining vertical, to dancing, and lifting. We also has some families join on PE bingo. Way to go ROCKETS!
6 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Parents and Students- our learning plans for next week are below. Keep up the great work Rocket City! #RPStrong 7th Grade: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GePeccmSujukDuzBKj7sjaHfBAKHAmYD88txOXsPHfc/edit?usp=sharing 8th Grade: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KR-6r6kYMif9-ZbMdTqlQWgTztbUTuczV9d87EOon5k/edit?usp=sharing
7 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
We want to make sure that all R-P families are aware of our food distribution plan every Wednesday. Please take the time to read through our plan so that we can provide the best service to our R-P families. R-P Food Distribution Plan Each Wednesday at Reeths-Puffer High School from 9am-11am: 7 breakfasts and 7 lunches will be provided for each child. This is open to ALL school-age students. The student does not have to be on free or reduced lunch. Last name A-L- enter the Roberts Rd parking lot between 9 and 11 AM from the north. Drive past the tennis courts and toward the front/main entrance. A volunteer will ask you how many students you are picking up for and write down the name(s). Last name M-Z- enter the Giles Rd parking lot between 9 and 11 AM from the only entrance available. Turn right and follow the circle drive along the HS and toward the front/main entrance. A volunteer will ask you how many students you are picking up for and write down the name(s).
7 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
7 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Here are the weekly overviews of the learning plans for next week. Remember, more details are in e-mail or Google Classroom from the teachers. Have a great weekend! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hVbfaQS7o-cOV2bZEBqFy3hshIa7LCXxA7mK1L-58LU/edit?usp=sharing https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rBmSnKSsDuWN3Wwmw3Y4TY_O35Y9-W2QPB1lrGFhZf4/edit?usp=sharing
7 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Reeths-Puffer Schools
Have you lost income recently? Are you struggling to keep food on the table? Apply for school meals and you will automatically receive food benefits from DHHS! Go to https://www.lunchapp.com/ to apply.
7 months ago, Reeths-Puffer Schools
Jennifer Anderson
If you did not get a math workbook last week, we are offering two more times. Times are tomorrow (Tuesday) from 5-7 pm and Thursday from 10-11 am. Remember, you can use the on-line book, but if you want a physical copy, we have one for you!
7 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
An e-mail went to parents and students, but we also want to share the weekly plans here. Remember, more details are in your e-mail or google classroom. Go Rockets! 7th Grade- https://docs.google.com/document/d/1r4fjWhQSjxyB4oVl0OD66Vp1gmWwTloG09ID_pUKhuo/edit 8th Grade- https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IqHaueNg0sTuVbQC5S0Tw2FVbxywof_np2P69pPZqrw/edit
7 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jason Hernandez
RPMS will be hosting our final Chromebook distribution on Wednesday, April 22 from 5:00 - 6:30 pm at Reeths-Puffer Middle School. Please contact Mr. Hernandez at hernandezj@reeths-puffer.org with any questions.
8 months ago, Jason Hernandez
Jennifer Anderson
Yearbooks can be ordered on-line by visiting radiumphoto.com. yearbooks cost $8. Orders are due May 15th and can be shipped for an additional $4. A pick-up date will be communicated once they are complete. If your student already turned in an order form before March 13th, we will get those to Radium.
8 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Another Rocket doing great things in our community built on empathy, service, and hardwork. Way to go Sage! We can't wait for you to join us as a 7th grader next year. Check out these bears and reach out if you can help. #RPStrong #RocketPride https://www.wzzm13.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/prayer-bears-muskegon-donate-coronavirus-covid-pandemic/69-d81a4e50-4877-4c06-8e77-f8bf317c4a95?fbclid=IwAR2cftAP6Otn_D6R3Ii_0wAYhJv5j2UmtFzZJxqcq6Sbj04OYhNSc7tv4NI
8 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Hello parents! As we continue to battle the Covid-19 pandemic, we wanted to reach out to you and provide resources that we felt might be useful to you in the days and weeks ahead. As everyone’s situation is different, we are providing a “blanket level” of resources. Please know that if you have a need that is not addressed here, you can always dial 2-1-1 for available resource information in Muskegon county. Stay safe! Beth Woiteshek, RPMS Social Worker woiteshekb@reeths-puffer.org Janie Mitchelson, RPMS Counselor mitchelj@reeths-puffer.org https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XnXp5tryOPuhKB4PTGu5KJGoBWo59Ke5K54wkCr6ZHw/edit https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RRJoQirhILXWsDv-5EnznjwBYtsPOoenjyMd65pLDVE/edit
8 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
An overview of our Continued Learning Plans For 4/12-4/16. More details came from each teacher. 7th Grade https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wKZMh4Jm9PYtU4pBnn8dMD_07herlzmD_CexSIyRkNk/edit 8th Grade: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vBGxL_qtYsgdHpBNc6MdqDgVWsTB03IXCeSPQhgB-I8/edit
8 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
School is open, only the building is closed! Parents and students, be sure to check your email about next week. We miss you!
8 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
All of the RPMS teachers “met” at some point today to start problem solving. While details of the next step our governor will take are still somewhat unknown and we can’t solve all of the problems right now, we definitely can rally together to come up with the best plan to progress learning for our students. Growth mindset is not just for students as many of the adults are finding new ways to do business. We will share more soon. We’re all in this together!
8 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Reeths-Puffer and NM Meal Pick Up Day, Wednesday, April 1, 9am-11am: Last name A-L- enter the Roberts Rd parking lot between 9 and 11 AM from the north. Drive past the tennis courts and toward the front/main entrance. A volunteer will ask you how many students you are picking up for and write down the name(s). 7 breakfasts and 7 lunches will be provided for each child. (Red line on map) Last name M-Z- enter the Giles Rd parking lot between 9 and 11 AM from the only entrance available. Turn right and follow the circle drive along the HS and toward the front/main entrance. A volunteer will ask you how many students you are picking up for and write down the name(s). 7 breakfasts and 7 lunches will be provided for each child. (Blue line on map)
8 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Rocket Parents, Reeths-Puffer Schools wants to ensure that our students are prepared and equipped for distance learning for the remainder of the school year. We want to identify families with/without home internet service and students with/without a device. The district has 2200 chromebooks that we can loan out to students in need. Please fill out the survey (see link below) so we can begin addressing the needs of our families and best utilize the district’s resources. If you have multiple children attending Reeths-Puffer Schools please fill out the survey once for each student. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfnIt_6h8EVgpfy40ohTN89K4fJeR-I1rR_IHQn31N2tbm7Kw/viewform
8 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Parents and Guardians- A message went to parents by e-mail yesterday, but two key points are below: -Link to some at home learning resources: https://docs.google.com/…/1Fudf1oNkOy-IPYJpWhgoLxc1HIK…/edit -The building will be open 10-1:00 TODAY (3/17/20) if there are any items that need to be picked up, including medications. A parent/guardian must have identification to pick up all medications. If this time does not work for you, please e-mail andersonj@reeths-puffer.org to set up a different time. Thank you for your partnership.
9 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Yearbook order forms went home with students today. Orders are due in the office before May 1st. Yearbooks are only $8.00. There are not extras ordered. Be sure to get one.
9 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
The RPMS Glow Dance was a hit. Students had fun and made some great memories While also helping our students raise some money for their Washington DC trip. Thank you to all of the adults and student leaders that made it happen. Great job!
9 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
A small group of our 8th grade students from Calling All Colors got to attend camp earlier this week. The goal of the camp was to grow the skills of the students to be able to use their voice even more to positively impact our world. It is so exciting to watch their leadership grow and we can’t wait to see the impact they will have.
9 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Only 2 days until our first ever Glow in the Dark dance. Think black lights, disco ball, glow sticks, body paint, and an official DJ. The cost is $3 with a free glow stick bracelet. Snacks and additional glow items will be available for purchase. The Dance is Friday, March 6th from 6-8 pm. Dress for the glow party! Exact change at the door is appreciated. The event is a fundraiser for our students traveling to Washington D.C.
9 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
A group of our student leaders are working in Rocket Reach Out to plan a TicToc contest and presentation around making healthy choices and not vaping. The creativity and collaboration of this group is awesome. Look for contest details soon!
9 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Our first day of Career Exploration at the CTC was a success! We loved seeing our students in their element and can’t wait to see what unfolds over the next 11 after school sessions. “Being in your element is not only about aptitude, it's about passion: it is about loving what you do...tapping into your natural energy and your most authentic self.”
9 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
RPMS hosted another great Princess Ball. Thank you to all of the students, parents, and staff that volunteered to make it a special night. All of the princesses were amazing and looks like they had a great time.
10 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
RPMS represented us well today at the annual Math Counts competition hosted by the Michigan Society of Professional Engineers. It was a great day of math problem solving with 8 other area middle schools.
10 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Reeths-Puffer Schools
Come out to Rocket Family Night at the Winter Sports Complex and help raise money for Rocket Athletics - Feb 20 @ 5pm - Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/events/2921498007907770/
10 months ago, Reeths-Puffer Schools
Jennifer Anderson
Carnation & Singing Telegram Delivery causing smiles and & warm hearts all around R-PMS this morning. It was a great partnership between RPMS Choirs & the Student Council for a fun morning!
10 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jason Hernandez
Finished a short week with Rocket Recognition at RPMS. Today 10 students were recognized for demonstrating The Rocket Way with Wesco Slushies. RESPECT*PRIDE*INTEGRITY
10 months ago, Jason Hernandez
Jennifer Anderson
Musical preparation is underway. For many students, this might be the first time they audition. Today, a workshop was offered which was a great opportunity to LEARN what is involved with being part of a musical and how to be best prepared. Hair Spray Jr. is going to be a great production full of opportunities to learn and maximize the potential of our students. #riseup
10 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Once again, the Winter Sports Complex provided a great day of learning, fun, and activity for RPMS (and RPHS) students. It was a great day to be outdoors in Michigan!
10 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Lunch time fun! These are still shots, but you can feel the movement. Today was time for boys in the gym. We build our schedule to make sure that the gym is open at lunchtime for students to run around....and they run!
10 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Woot- woot! We love earning gold stars. Energy Star is a United States Environmental Protection Agency program that helps businesses, organizations and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency. Buildings are presented this award when they have proven that they use 35% less energy and generate 35% fewer greenhouse gas emissions than similar buildings across the nation. This year, three of our buildings were selected for the EnergyStar team of engineers to visit and evaluate our schools and to verify our energy usage and savings. We are proud to announce that those three buildings: Reeths-Puffer High School, Reeths-Puffer Middle School and Central Elementary have all been awarded the EnergyStar award. This was especially gratifying this year as the EPA has upped its criteria and requirements recently as a result of organizations becoming more aware of their energy usage and its effect on the environment. All of our buildings met and surpassed the increased measures. The efforts of this recognition go to all staff and students (decreasing usage) AND a special shout out goes to the maintenance department for making great things happen.
10 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
All of our 6-8th grade students have now had a chance to schedule electives for next year and have it checked (just for scheduling accuracy) by a counselor. Remember the deadline for any changes is 2/13. An e-mail will go out to parents with instructions on how to view and make changes until 2/13.
10 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
We love partnering with the Career Tech Center and are so excited to announce an amazing opportunity for RPMS students. Starting on 2/24, there will be 7 different after school programs offered to students FREE of charge. Sessions will be on Mondays and Thursdays from 2/24 until 4/2. We will bus students to CTC (leave 6th hour early) and students will return by bus to RPMS where they can be picked up. See the graphics below for more details. Permission slips are available in the office (also turn in to the office) and spots are limited. We offered Welding last year and it was a great learning experience for all involved.
10 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Our students had an amazing day enjoying the beautiful weather at the Winter Sports Complex. Car beaches are amazing in August and in February. Students in the Introduction to Cross Training class had the opportunity to step out of their comfort zone. Many students tried something new today. There were so many memories made and a handful of them captured in pictures.
10 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
It is time to start thinking about scheduling for next year. High school counselors were in last week and will visit again this week to make sure that students have all the information they need. Mrs. Mitchelson has been working with our current seventh graders and incoming seventh graders.
10 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
The Rocket Center was the hub of an amazing experience this weekend for (90) 5th-12th grade students from (11) area School Districts. They came together to RISE UP and hone their performing skills on stage! Triple Threat Workshop participants were treated to 3.5 Hours of Singing, Dancing & Acting Instruction from (2) current Cast members of Hamilton- the Musical! Thanks to the phenomenal Trevor Miles & Gabriel Hyman (currently portraying George Eaker & Charles Lee), our students not only got to learn songs, lines and dances from Hamilton, they were able to hear from Trevor & Gabe about their journey from school to a professional career in the arts. Take-Aways from the Q&A Time: "No one's journey is alike...there a stage and a place for you somewhere...I auditioned for Hamilton 12 times and was told "no". If I would have decided to give up, even after 11 times...I wouldn't be here now". Thank you all adults involved in creating a great opportunity for our students!
10 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
The Reeths-Puffer Middle School Winterguard took home the 2nd place trophy yesterday at their home competition to start off the season. Everyone put on an amazing performance. Great job!
10 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Reeths-Puffer Schools
Come out to Rocket Family Night at the Winter Sports Complex and help raise money for Rocket Athletics - Feb 20 @ 5pm - Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/events/2921498007907770/
11 months ago, Reeths-Puffer Schools
Jennifer Anderson
Yesterday, our students got to experience the FIRST-TIME EVER FREE 1-Hour Dance Class sponsored by the choir/theater department. The 47 attending dancers learned some fave steps from the 50's and 60's such as: The Twist, The Pony, The Side Touch and The Watusi. Getting some fundamentals and inspiration for our Spring Production of "Hairspray!"! There is so much to love in these pictures.
11 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jason Hernandez
The RPMS Choir provided tons of holiday spirit in a packed Rocket Center last night. The performance titled, Sounds of the Season, showcased vocal talents of RPMS students while adding comedic relief using skits from the holiday classic Home Alone. It was an entertaining evening filled with Rocket Pride!!
12 months ago, Jason Hernandez
Reeths-Puffer Schools
Bond - For information on the community forums follow the link - https://www.reeths-puffer.org/o/rps/browse/93905
12 months ago, Reeths-Puffer Schools
Jason Hernandez
It was a packed house at the Rocket Center last night as the middle school hosted the annual holiday band concert under the direction of Mr. Erne. The band proudly showcased many hours of preparation performing familiar music including Frosty the Snowman and Feliz Navidad. It was a great evening!
12 months ago, Jason Hernandez
Jennifer Anderson
A great reminder.
almost 1 year ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
It has been a little bit busy so this is coming a little late, but we still want to recognize and share about a great end of marking period celebration. This is a time where we celebrate our students showing respect, pride, and integrity. The pride was awesome!
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
It is a great day to think of all the things we are thankful for. Some of the things we are thankful for are monumental and others surround us daily within every day moments. At RPMS, we are thankful for STUDENTS that are kind, willing to take risks, push themselves to learn, admit when they can do better, help others, and bring meaning to “The Rocket Way”. We are thankful for our COMMUNITY that loves and supports our students, beyond even their own children, knowing that it takes a village. We are thankful for TEACHERS (used to describe any adult that chose to work in a school)  that put student needs at the front of what they do, continue to grow as professionals, understand the goofiness of middle school years, and work tirelessly to help our students grow socially and academically. Have a great Thanksgiving!
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jason Hernandez
Did someone say frozen yogurt? Today one special class enjoyed a frozen yogurt party as part of our Rocket Recognition, courtesy of Yodels! We also had 5 students who enjoyed various prizes for demonstrating The Rocket Way. This was a great way to end a short week. Go Rockets!
about 1 year ago, Jason Hernandez
Reeths-Puffer Schools
Follow the link for the latest edition of Rocket City News (https://5il.co/biex)
about 1 year ago, Reeths-Puffer Schools
Jason Hernandez
Tomorrow all 7th grade students should wear GREEN and 8th grade students wear WHITE for the marking period celebration. Everyone bring your Rocket pride!!! Spread the word.
about 1 year ago, Jason Hernandez
Jennifer Anderson
Staff versus Students went well this afternoon. Both teams showed a lot of grit, spirit, and athleticism. Staff definitely showed more athleticism than the students expected. The organization and teamwork for the students definitely increased as the game went on. Thank you to everyone that participated, helped with running the event, and to our great community that were amazing spectators.
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jason Hernandez
Tomorrow after school, students will take on the staff in a flag football game from 3:00-4:00. Students, friends, and family are welcome to attend the event which is being held at the middle school football stadium. Admission will cost $1.00 and concessions will be available. All proceeds will go toward supporting positive recognition of RPMS students.
about 1 year ago, Jason Hernandez
Jennifer Anderson
Aprender Espanol es muy importante. Te da opportunidades en el futuro. Por el apprendizaje de un segundo idioma su mente se extiende se exitiende (written by students).The world language goal for our students is that they are able to speak, listen, read, and write in Spanish about a variety of topics, especially things that happen in every day life. As we learn to speak in another language, it takes a lot of brain energy and courage to stumble and make mistakes. Students work with a lot of partner talk, group conversation, movies, music, infographics, text, social media, and real life issues. We are proud of our students as they continue to grow as communicators.
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Every two years Reeths-Puffer Middle School offers an opportunity for travel to Europe. The next trip will take place in 2021 and we will travel to Switzerland, Italy, France, Monaco, and Spain. This is an amazing opportunity to see five different countries and experience many different cultures in one trip! There will be an informational parent meeting for anyone interested in the study trip to Europe on Tuesday, November 19th at 5:30 in the Middle School LMC.
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jason Hernandez
Another Rocket Recognition Friday in the books at RPMS. Next weeks students and staff will compete in a flag football game on Wednesday after school from 3:00-4:00 PM. RPMS will also celebrate the first marking period with an assembly on Friday focusing on THE ROCKET WAY.
about 1 year ago, Jason Hernandez
Jennifer Anderson
In Calling All Colors, our students deepen their understanding about differences in cultures and individual preferences and how that has an impact on the way that we interact and communicate with each other. We are super proud of the commitment that this group has to continuing to learn and grow.
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Anderson
Basketball
The Rockets are battling the Maroons of Holland Christian tonight. 8th grade is up 22-14 at halftime.
about 1 year ago, Basketball
Jennifer Anderson
Respect-Pride-Integrity Congratulations to these students for showing the Rocket Way!
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Thank you Central Elementary for being great hosts to our middle school theater students today. Our Theater students prepared in class for their Semester One Story Time Performance. It was a great morning!
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Rain or shine (or snow) our Muskegon school band is preparing to honor our veterans with a performance on Veterans Day!
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jason Hernandez
Today RPMS welcomed the Conquerors Strength Team who shared an inspiring message on the impact of encouraging others. The Conquerors used multiple feats of strength to show the power of perseverance and encouragement. Imagine all we can accomplish with a willingness to encourage one another.
about 1 year ago, Jason Hernandez
Jennifer Anderson
Congratulations to the R-PHS Marching Band. Several middle school students are also included in the high school marching band that took home a state championship this weekend at Ford Field in Detroit. We love seeing your medals worn with pride around the middle school. Under the direction of Mr. Sean Harris and Mr. Brian Olian, the R-PHS Marching Band continues a legacy of excellence. Marching band is a place where students learn discipline, hard work, team work, grit, pride, and respect in addition to music and performance skills. Congrats to all involved! Your hard work under the lights on the cement practice parking lot has paid off on the field
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jason Hernandez
We had another awesome Friday recognizing RPMS students demonstrating THE ROCKET WAY! Next month one lucky student will earn a frozen yogurt party for their classroom, courtesy of Yodels. Keep it up Rockets!
about 1 year ago, Jason Hernandez
Jennifer Anderson
Thank you Mr. Lowenberg for sharing your knowledge and experiences with us. We heard your message that hate hurt and love heals loud and clear. To our RP community- you would have been so proud of the respect, pride, and integrity that was demonstrated by the 1,000+ students that were in attendance this morning. Thank you parents and staff for your flexibility in your morning routine to help make this happen. Opportunities to learn from a survivor are a gift.
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Learning will take place as normal on Thursday. Costumes that meet the following are great: -Face is not covered by the costume. -No blood, gore, violence. -The costume must still allow the student and other students to fully engage in learning. -Costume must still meet dress code expectations for content and coverage. We've included some throwback pictures of some of our 12th grade students in 8th grade.
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Our students are going to go change the world and this group of 10 students is going to start by positively changing the middle school. Ten of our students have spent some of this week staying at Camp Miniwanca where they will brainstorm, develop, and bring a project back to the middle school to execute that will have a positive impact on our school. The students are from a leadership group that students can sign up for a called Rocket Reach Out. There are other students in the group as well that did not go to camp.
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Today, Tom Coverly spoke to the students at RPMS. Tom shared a message about what is real versus illusion and about what it means to treat others with respect. Tom started his presentation with some pretty great illusions. Our students were an amazing audience and you would have been so proud. Part of his message was that real men and real women know how to look at another human being and treat them with respect even though there are differences. We all left inspired and challenged to honor our word. Thank you Tom for visiting RPMS.
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Parents- please check your e-mail for information sent out today regarding an opportunity next Wednesday. WE WILL BE STARTING THE DAY AT THE HIGH SCHOOL. Also, for our community on 10/29 at 6:30 in the evening, Reeths-Puffer Schools is proud to welcome Mr. Martin Lowenberg. We would love to see you there. Mr. Lowenberg will be sharing his story of survival from Nazi tyranny during the Holocaust. Mr. Lowenberg survived the Kaiserwald, Riga, Libau, Hamburg, Fuhlsbuettel, Kiel, and Malmo concentration camps. Please come and share an evening of hope, resiliency, perseverance, grit, growth mindset and empathy.
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
You should have HEARD this MATH!!! Teaching students how to have math conversations is so important in helping them learn concepts at high levels. Our students are engaging in an activity called Info Gap. A growth mindset is definitely needed.
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Anderson
Reeths-Puffer Schools
about 1 year ago, Reeths-Puffer Schools
Reeths-Puffer Schools
Community Forum TIME CHANGE - October 23 at 8PM in the RPI Cafeteria. Give your input on potential bond proposal.
about 1 year ago, Reeths-Puffer Schools
Jennifer Anderson
It’s always a great day to recognize students that are showing The Rocket Way! Way to show respect, pride, and integrity.
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Look at how strong our students are! During Introduction to Cross Training class, students complete a routine in our weight room and track their growth data. RPMS is working hard and making gains.
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Students are using a variety of line patterns and colors to create texture. It is amazing to watch our students grow as artists from the vision and design planning to the execution. Each project adds skills and tools they can use.
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
The polar vortex of 2019 got in our way last school year, but we are so happy to welcome Martin Lowenberg, a holocaust survivor, to the Rocket Center at RPHS at 6:30 on October 29th. We welcome the community to join us in an evening celebrating hope, resiliency, and empathy. Please mark your calendars to join us. Feel free to share the attached posters.
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Anderson
Reeths-Puffer Schools
Reeths-Puffer Schools is in need of Guest Teachers and Guest Paraprofessionals.  If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Guest Teacher or Guest Paraprofessional, please contact Rob Renes at renesr@reeths-puffer.org.
about 1 year ago, Reeths-Puffer Schools
Jennifer Anderson
RISE UP was the theme of the RPMS Variety show and our students and community did not disappoint. Thank you to each performer for your vulnerability and willingness to put your talents on display. Thank you to our parents and Rocket City community for providing a safe and positive environment for our students where they can each RISE UP!
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Reminder: Half Day Tomorrow 10/10/19.
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Do you need help with trying to solve your Rubix Cube? No problem! A Rubix Cube solving machine was PRINTED in our tech lab using a 3-d printer. While we did not write the code, student get to see the code come to life and explore all things made possible by technology! https://youtu.be/YkUog9Z_Uts
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Chess Club combines a great game of strategy and an opportunity to make new friends. Every Tuesday, players of all skill level can join together after school. If you don’t know how to play, you can even come and watch and someone will help you learn.
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jason Hernandez
How does speed effect kinetic energy? 7th grade science students are tackling this question with the help of windmills and box fans.
about 1 year ago, Jason Hernandez
Jason Hernandez
Recognizing students demonstrating The Rocket Way at RPMS! Today students enjoyed pizza with friends and received gift cards from Yodels, Buffalo Wild Wings, and more. Keep it up Rockets!
about 1 year ago, Jason Hernandez
Jennifer Anderson
Homecoming is a perfect day for a fight song flash mob from our band. Fire up ROCKETS!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCoLGjG6Gwc
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
We have spirit yes we do! Here are just a handful of tie-dye and mismatch photos.
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Our power is back on. Staff and students did a great job of being flexible.
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Parents- currently the middle school has partial power. We are practicing our life skill of flexibility and learning continues. Our phones do work at the time. As we continue to problem solve, we will keep you posted to any updates.
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Here are a few spirit week photos. Mismatch and Twin Day! Tomorrow is Workout Wednesday followed by tie-dye and RP spirit.
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Our weekly pride slip winners. We have so many students demonstrating the Rocket Way. Great job showing respect, pride, and integrity.
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Inquiry in Automation and Robotics starts with exploring axles, wheel placement, and weight. To get the longest traveling object, there was a lot of design thinking, testing, redesigning, and retesting.
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Science has proven that your brain can grow and change. It is also proven that that new pathways in your brain only develop by doing hard things-outside of your comfort zone. This is the message that our high school leaders brought to the middle school today when they partnered with 8th grade leaders to facilitate a growth mindset focused learning opportunity for the entire middle school.
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Thank you RP community! As a district, we were able to raise $4,163.97 for the Northside Vets. Our pie day event helped add to the today and support a great cause.
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Next week is homecoming and we can't wait to see the spirit. Learning goes on as normal, but our clothing and accessory choices may not. Homecoming game at RPHS on 10/4.
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Today...meet Addie. Addie is a partner to Sunny in the rotating duty as the RPMS therapy dog. Addie has a lot more energy than Sunny and gets asked often if she curls her hair or gets a perm. Thank you Addie for you help in creating an environment where all students reach their potential.
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Today, we would like you to meet Sunny. The job is important and luckily we have two therapy dogs that rotate the duties. The addition of the therapy dogs is part of a larger goal to continue to create a positive and safe school environment and culture so that we can help students realize their full potential. Thank you Sunny for the great service you provide! We will introduce you to Addie soon.
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Well...this is a message about our amazing drum line AND growth mindset. We are not great videographers YET. With practice we will improve, but the sound and video are too great not to share. The video will also give you a great chance to stretch your neck as you watch it sideways. Every single day, our band puts in the work, has a growth mindset, and makes learning so visible. https://youtu.be/RZigMyTN_k8
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Important real-world work is often done COLLABORATIVELY. Great things happen when we use our content to build collaboration skills.
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Have you ever wondered how energy is generated? Our seventh grade science students are working as scientists to figure that out.
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
RPMS welcomes our new students. We think RPMS is great and want to make sure our new students know about all of things that make Rocket City special. With the help of student leaders, Mrs. Mitchelson whips up a great breakfast and opportunity to connect and ask questions. To all new to RP....we are glad you are here and hope you have felt welcomed!
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Half-day this Friday 9/20/19. The middle school will release at 10:53.
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
The message below was emailed to parents today. Please note that there is a half-day this Friday, September 20th. Dismissal is 10:53. Good Afternoon, We are off to an amazing start. Thank you for your partnership in making it great. Below are a few important announcements: We want to give you a heads up to check backpacks for two things. Any student that ordered school pictures at registration should have brought home their package last week or today. Also, 8th grade students should be bringing home an M-STEP score report from last year. We will send the seventh grade reports home as soon as we get them. Make Up Picture Day is September 24th. For any student not at registration or needing a retake, we will call them down throughout the morning. As we practice routines and procedures to start the year, we want to be certain your student is familiar with the safety routines in the building. We will be talking about fire drills, tornado drills, and also what to do if there is ever a threat in or around the building. Our procedures were developed with the support of local and national law enforcement and will always be taught in a supportive and developmentally appropriate way. We will be talking on Thursday and I wanted to give you a heads-up so you could have the conversation at home. In regards to school safety, we will also teach students how important it is to notice and report things around them that seem unsafe (no matter how small it may seem). Our goal is that students feel comfortable talking to an adult. We also teach students about an anonymous way to report called OK2SAY (click here) which is sponsored by the Michigan State Police Department. Our 8th grade student should be familiar, but we will be refreshing with all students this week. Feel free to check out Mrs. Mitchelson's video (here). Friday is our first half day- dismissal is 10:53. Have a great day. Go Rockets!
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Students reviewed all of the features that our library has to offer by a participating in an “Amazing Race”. We love it when our library is full of students AND energy. Our library is well used at RPMS!
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
RPMS raised money today for Northside Vets and had a fun time doing it. Things got a little messy with our pies this morning, during lunch, and after school. The students did not hold back! Follow the link below for more details and MORE PHOTOS. Thank you to the student leaders, donors, volunteers to clean, and staff for jumping in to help support a deserving group. https://www.reeths-puffer.org/article/135759?org=rpms
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Anderson
Reeths-Puffer Schools
Elementary Spanish Teachers Needed - If you are certified and interested in one of these positions or know someone who is, click on the following link http://bit.ly/2m86b9W
about 1 year ago, Reeths-Puffer Schools
Jennifer Anderson
There is much to learn about trusses, teamwork, collaboration, communication, problem solving, planning, and persistence in this bridge building activity. We are in full gear at RPMS!
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
A middle school lunchroom is a great place to be. Here is a sneak peek of our lunchtime. Did you know that we are partnering with a new food service company this year and students can have unlimited fruits and vegetables with every meal. We know that great food makes learning easier.
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
MIDDLE SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE TOMORROW 6:30-7:00 in gym followed by a rotation through the schedule of your student.
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jason Hernandez
Starting our Friday off right at RPMS with some Just Dance!
about 1 year ago, Jason Hernandez
Jennifer Anderson
RPMS bathrooms got an inspiring makeover this summer thanks to the thinking and action of a few staff members. ......Be somebody who makes everybody feel like somebody! ........Real girls aren’t perfect. Perfect girls aren’t real!........ Be you bravely!..... Believe in yourself and you’re halfway there.......
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
RPMS has a great second day! We are practicing routines and building relationships to set up success. Respect, pride and integrity is how we operate THE ROCKET WAY!
over 1 year ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
The rain didn’t keep us from celebrating a new year. We are so excited to start the year and the first day is off to a great start!
over 1 year ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
RPMS Daily Schedule: Start (7:43) and End (2:38) Half Day Schedule: Start (7:43) and End (10:53)
over 1 year ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
School starts at 7:43 (bell at 7:38) and ends at 2:38!
over 1 year ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Please join us for the OPEN HOUSE 2019 on Monday 9/9/19 from 6:30-8:00. Start in the gym for a welcome message and then have a chance to rotate to each classroom.
over 1 year ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Have you ever read Harry Potter and wished you could play Quidditch? Well, now you have your chance! Muskegon County 4-H is offering a new sports club at Reeths Puffer Middle School: a 4-H Quidditch Club. Come out for six weeks of competitive & active fun with a sport that is a combination of lacrosse, rugby & dodgeball. We’ll provide the equipment, you bring your own snack, energy, and enthusiasm! Cost: $20.00 per youth, which will enroll them into the 4-H program for one year Dates & Times: Wednesday’s starting on 9/18 after school until 4:15 PM. The last practice will be 10/23. The first practice we will be meeting in the library. A match against Mona Shores Middle School will be on 10/25 at 3 PM. Location TBD! Contact Tonya Pell at pelltony@msu.edu or 231-724-4739 to sign up today!
over 1 year ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
As of right now, the road is clear and it’s a great time to come to registration. From hour to hour, the construction changes and we are getting a lot of practice at the life skill of flexibility.
over 1 year ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
We can't wait to see you and your student today or tomorrow at registration. As a reminder, the times are listed below:  August 21st 12-3:00 and 4-7:00 August 22nd 8-12:00 and 5-7:00 You can come and go any time during the listed times. Some students come back to try lockers multiple times! To order photos in advance or to view photo packages, go to: https://radiumphoto.simplephoto.com/prepay/38818220?code=A9C4F9D7A081EECE It is going to be a great year!
over 1 year ago, Jennifer Anderson
Reeths-Puffer Schools
We’re thrilled to announce Reeths-Puffer Schools’ new app! Access sports scores, cafeteria menus, news updates, even emergency notifications. Download the app on Android: http://bit.ly/2yHt6vS or iPhone: https://apple.co/2OPsijA.
over 1 year ago, Reeths-Puffer Schools
Reeths-Puffer Schools
Open House: Monday, September 9th 6:30-8:00 Open House is a night for parents and teachers to connect and for parents and students to connect as they tour the school together.
over 1 year ago, Reeths-Puffer Schools
Reeths-Puffer Schools
Rocket City News 2019. Everything you need to know for the start of the school year. https://bit.ly/2K4vyTI
over 1 year ago, Reeths-Puffer Schools