The following RPHS Choir students were selected for the MSVMA Musical Theater Intensive day through a singing audition: Caleb Sobolewski, Oli Ridout, Jacob Westerhof, Ray Brock, Jonathan Krause, Grant Kawaleski, and Cassidy Briggs. MTI selected only 100 singers throughout the state of Michigan for this event. These students will have the opportunity to work with clinicians Catherine Walker, The University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance, Jeremy Mossman, Department of Musical Theatre at Western Michigan University, and Jamie Reed, Department of Musical Theatre at Oakland University and Jason DeBord, The University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance on Saturday, September 29 at Portage Northern High School. Congratulations singers!
I’m sure that the title to this post got your attention! Our annual Homecoming Chicken Dinner will “kick” things off this Friday evening.
Come join us at the 13th annual RPHS HOMECOMING CHICKEN DINNER! This festive event will be held inside Rocket Stadium preceding the Homecoming Football game. Enjoy a great meal – ½ grilled chicken, potato, vegetable, roll and beverage – with the Reeths-Puffer community. Tickets are: $10.00 for Adults and $5.00 for Children 10 and under. There will be 2 separate seatings for this dinner: come between 5:00 and 6:00for the first seating or between 6:00 and 7:00 for the second seating. For more information please call 744-1647, ext 3771. Tickets are available in the RPHS Band Office or the RPHS Athletic Office.
R-PHS celebrates Homecoming this Friday at Rocket Stadium! Our football team welcomes the Red Hawks of Grand Rapids Union High School to campus Friday night and poised to post a victory to set in motion a wonderful post-game Homecoming ceremony.
We also extend a hearty welcome to our alumni back to campus to reminisce days gone by and renew old friendships. What a great night coming!
The Homecoming court is loaded with wonderfully talented students that truly reflect all the good things that our school offers. Our court members are actively involved in sports, fine arts, clubs and organizations of all variations. They also are stellar in the classrooms!
Front Row (L-R): Klay Grant, Rebekah Sweany, Carson Aerts, Mercedes Schlager, Connor O’Neal, Isabella Borgeson
Middle Row (L-R): Ashlyn Gonzalez, Morgan Gates, Lexi Bolles, Raegen Lockhart, McKenna Bayne
Back Row (L-R): Garritt Andrus, Eddie Longmire, Zach Petrosky, Ray Brock, Matt Jeroy
With the start of the 2018-19 school year upon us, the high school staff will be available this week Wednesday, Sept. 5th from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. to greet you and talk about the courses they teach and answer any questions that parents or students may have regarding classes or school events.
The format is very informal allowing parents and students to walk the halls meeting new and old teachers as they like. Administrative and counseling staff will be available to also answer any questions that arise.
We hope to see you this Wednesday between the hours of 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the high school!
A great day to be a Rocket and/or Rocket community member!
The district school calendar can be accessed via the following link: R-P District Calendar
A reminder to all students entering R-PHS that registration dates are coming soon (see earlier post on Rocket News).
Our registration portal is open and to expedite the registration process on campus, make sure to register online prior to coming to campus for your registration date.
The prior post on Rocket News shows how easy it is to access the registration portal.
Student registration dates are coming up fast! The high school portal will be open starting next Tuesday, August 14th to begin the registration process. The dates for registration are:
Seniors: Thursday, August 23rd 8:00 – 11:00 and 12:00 – 3:00
Juniors: Friday, August 24th 8:00 – 11:00
Sophomores: Friday, August 24th 12:00 – 3:00
Freshmen: Monday, August 27th 8:00 – 11:00 and 12:00 – 3:00
The photo below shows you how to access the portal.
All students must have their Registration Receipt (printed from the portal) to get their course schedule.
Students will receive their school issued ID, receive their course schedule and have options of paying for a parking pass and receiving a locker.
If students have fines or fees, they may be paid at the time of registration.
Mr. Joe Lane served as official photographer for our graduation ceremony and has provided a link to many of the photos taken on June 5th at the L.C. Walker Arena. He sure does an excellent job!
On Tuesday night, June 5th, the class of 2018 become alumni of Reeths-Puffer High School. This year, we added a veteran presentation of the colors which really set the tone of the ceremony.
The graduates were greeted by over 160 staff members representing every building in our district. Our students were happy to see the faces of their teachers all the way back to kindergarten!
The majestic stage provided a wonderful backdrop for our speakers. The following people addressed the graduates during the ceremony:
- Superintendent’s Address: Mr. Steve Edwards
- Valedictory Address: Rachel Dobb
- Salutatory Address: Jesse Moreira
- Graduate’s Address: Kelly Dowker
- Principal’s Address: Mr. Dan Beckeman
Senior class president, Jayme Brantsen, led her classmates in the traditional “turning of the tassel” on center stage.
It was a great time of remembrance and celebration for the members of the class of 2018 and their assembled families.
Best of luck to the class of 2018!