Reeths-Puffer Schools
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about 1 month ago, Reeths-Puffer Schools
Jennifer Anderson
A great reminder.
2 days 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!
4 days 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!
10 days 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!
11 days ago, Jason Hernandez
Reeths-Puffer Schools
Follow the link for the latest edition of Rocket City News (https://5il.co/biex)
15 days 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.
16 days 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.
17 days 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.
18 days 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.
18 days 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.
20 days 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.
22 days 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.
22 days ago, Jennifer Anderson
Basketball
The Rockets are battling the Maroons of Holland Christian tonight. 8th grade is up 22-14 at halftime.
23 days ago, Basketball
Jennifer Anderson
Respect-Pride-Integrity Congratulations to these students for showing the Rocket Way!
29 days 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!
29 days 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!
29 days 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month ago, Jennifer Anderson
Reeths-Puffer Schools
about 1 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month ago, Jennifer Anderson
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 month ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Reminder: Half Day Tomorrow 10/10/19.
about 1 month 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 month 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 month 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.
2 months 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!
2 months 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
2 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
We have spirit yes we do! Here are just a handful of tie-dye and mismatch photos.
2 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Our power is back on. Staff and students did a great job of being flexible.
2 months 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.
2 months 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.
2 months 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.
2 months 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.
2 months 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.
2 months 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.
2 months 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.
2 months 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.
2 months 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.
3 months 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
3 months 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.
3 months 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.
3 months 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!
3 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Half-day this Friday 9/20/19. The middle school will release at 10:53.
3 months 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!
3 months 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!
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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!
3 months 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.
3 months 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.
3 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jason Hernandez
Starting our Friday off right at RPMS with some Just Dance!
3 months 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.......
3 months 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!
3 months 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!
3 months 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)
3 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
School starts at 7:43 (bell at 7:38) and ends at 2:38!
3 months 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.
3 months 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!
4 months 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.
4 months 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!
4 months 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.
4 months 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.
4 months 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
4 months ago, Reeths-Puffer Schools