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Senior To Play Lacrosse at Hope College

Senior Brayden Blackburn celebrated with family, teammates, coaches and friends in a signing ceremony held in the LMC last week.  Brayden will join his older brother (Josh) on Hope’s lacrosse team next year when he suits up for the Dutch.

We’re very proud of Brayden and look forward to watching him lead our lacrosse team this spring.

Pictured below:  Coach Walters, Brayden and Brayden’s father, Pete (also his coach)

Photo Below:  Brayden with parents (and grandparent), coaches & administration

Photo Below:  Brayden surrounded by teammates and friends

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Sports Physicals at Reeths-Puffer High School

Monday, May 14th from 6-8 PM

All current 6th– 11th grade students are invited to receive their sports physical for the 2018-2019 school year! For just a low cost of $20 per student, students will be able to complete their required sports physical for next school year. All physicals for the 18-19 school year must be dated after 4-14-2018. All money raised will directly benefit our student-athletes, through our athletic training program. Check-In will begin at 5:45 PM, in the rocket center hallway.

The MHSAA health history form MUST be completed and signed by a parent/guardian prior to participating in the sports physicals. They can be completed on-site or prior to the event, if your parent is present.

MHSAA Physical Form can be found here:

Direct and Questions to:

Jerrod Harrison, Athletic Trainer


Phone: 231-744-1647 ext. 3157

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Principles Give Rise to Assemble

We are all aware and concerned about recent violence that occurred on a school campus in Florida.  This awareness has heightened our sense of what it means to value the lives of our friends, classmates, teammates, staff and fellow Rockets of all ages.

On March 14th, during lunch period, students will have the opportunity to assemble on our band practice field, just north of our building to:

  • Remember lives lost to violence on a school campus in Parkland, FL
  • Recognize our desire to ensure safety on our campus all day, every day
  • Demonstrate care and concern for others (empathy)
  • Implore our student body to live out the Golden Rule in our words and deeds
  • Show tolerance towards others when our opinions don’t align
  • Reflect on what it means to be NICE (Notice, Invite, Challenge, Empower)

These points of emphasis give reason to allow students to assemble during their lunch period on March 14th.  

It is our responsibility to provide the safest environment for all students to learn.  It is equally important that we guard our instructional time as best as possible. This gives rise to our decision to allow this assembly on our campus during student lunch periods.

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R-P Showcase Representatives

Showcase is an annual fine arts competition among schools in west Michigan.  The competition traces its roots back to 1981.  Reeths-Puffer has had a strong connection to the show since its inception as we have participated with talented acts and have provided the stage crew each and every year.  This March, we will send ___20__ of our very best students to compete in the two day event at the historic Frauenthal Theatre and another __4__ to serve backstage.  Reeths-Puffer will perform on Wednesday, April 11 or Thursday, April 12.  .  The awards are given out at the end of Thursday’s show.  The awards in the four performing categories are 3rd place – $300, 2nd place – $500 and 1st place – $1000.  These are cash awards, not scholarships.  There is also an overall “Showstopper” award given out which carries a $1000 prize as well.  

In academics, our honoree is valedictorian Rachel Dobb.  She will be honored for academic achievement in front of the crowd.  She will also have her senior picture displayed on our academic wall of honor at the high school.

In athletics, Parker Aerts and Jayme Brantsen are the male and female honorees.  Both were unanimously chosen by their coaches as the most outstanding athletes in our student body.

Athletics and Academic honorees do not compete, but are brought onto the stage and their narrative is delivered by the host for the evening to allow all to hear of their talents and awards.

Our visual artist is Julia Ojala.  She was selected by the art department.  Her  piece is a self portrait done in colored pencil.  The piece will  be submitted March 31st to the Betty Clark-Canon gallery where it will be displayed for the month of April.

Our literary artist is Lindsay Richardson.  She was chosen by the English department for her poetry work.  Her poems will be reprinted in the Showcase program for all to enjoy.  

Our solo / duo performer is Lindsey Bos.  She will perform the tune “Variations on a Theme” on her clarinet.  Her  vast talent will be featured in this extremely difficult song.   

Our group performance is called This is Us  and is made up of Kyle Goltz, Anna Compton, Cassidy Briggs, Elijah Nichols, Hallie Ackerman, Jacob Westerhof, Jonathan Krause, Lyric Williams, Melanie Lamrock, Ray Brock, Evan Hodson, Matt Jeroy, Carson Judd and Madeline Stafford.  They will perform the powerful song “This is Me” from The Greatest Showman with 10 vocalists and a four piece band. 

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Veterans Honors Night

Please consider this your personal invitation to help us honor our local veterans next week Tuesday, Feb. 13th at the basketball games where our Rockets host our friendly rivals from the south, the Sailors of Mona Shores High School.

We hope to fill Rocket Arena to pay due respect and honor for the service our veterans have given on our behalf.  It will surely be a great night and we want you to be a part of it!

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ECMC & Muskegon Promise Meeting This Wednesday Night!

A Student Parent Night will be held this Wednesday, January 31st at 6:30 for all current SOPHOMORES and SENIORS (both students and parents are encouraged to attend). There will be presentations for SOPHMORES on the Early College Program and The Muskegon Promise in the Band Rm. For SENIORS, there will be presentations on The Community Foundation Scholarships and the Muskegon Promise in the LMC. Ms. Davis will also be available to all SENIORS and Parents to help those who need help working on the FAFSA applications (bring your SS #).  Hope you can attend!


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Molly Kennedy: Flip Your Twenty

Nationally recognized motivational speaker, Molly Kennedy, came to R-PHS for two assemblies and a leadership workshop with the plan to help our students understand the power of choice, perspective and a positive paradigm shift.

Molly shared her story of rising above abuse and neglect, becoming a champion body builder, educator and motivational speaker.  She shared a list of stressors that impact many high school students and let them know that they are not alone or unique because of these stressors.  They become unique when the choose to thrive in the face of adversity and reach the goals they’ve set for themselves.

In a workshop after the assemblies, Molly met with student leaders and challenged them to take action flipping their short-sighted view of themselves and break through to a new revelation of possibility.

R-PHS has a established a life-long friend in Molly Kennedy.  New paradigms are being forged for many Rocket students in the high school!