Reeths-Puffer staff and students spread holiday cheer in front of Tractor Supply Store, located at 1550 Whitehall Road, and collected money to help the less fortunate have a better Christmas.
Early Thanksgiving Day, a throng of Rocket Volunteers along with many associated with our local Salvation Army, assembled and delivered 1,907 dinners to people in the greater Muskegon county, making their Thanksgiving holiday better.
Many thanks go to food service director, Connie Falbe and head cook, Donna Durda, for all the work in ordering, preparing and cooking the meal that was assemble and delivered by many helping hands.
Another hearty thanks to Steve Edwards, Rob Renes and Paul Klimsza for slicing the birds for assembly prep! Thanks also to retired Sheriff, Bob Carter for preparing the addresses for meal delivery!
The volunteers arrived by 9:00 a.m. and after a welcome by Captain Chris from the Salvation Army, meal assembling began with three lines running simultaneously, completing the work by 10:30 a.m.! It was a sight to see! The photos below show some of the VIP’s (Very Important People!) that helped to make this event a huge success:
The Turkey Run has been a beloved partnership between R-P and the Salvation Army for over 30 years! You can bet that next year’s Thanksgiving holiday, we will again, come together to make someone’s Thanksgiving, better!
For over 30 years, R-P has partnered with the Salvation Army to provide traditional Thanksgiving meals to people in the greater Muskegon area who, without this event, would not enjoy a turkey dinner.
This Thursday morning, we will be preparing 2,000 dinners to be delivered to our area’s needy. To pull this off, we always count on volunteers in our community to assist us. If you would like to help with preparing the meals for delivery or helping us deliver the meals, please come to the high school cafe between 9:00 – 9:30 a.m. to lend a helping hand. As they say, many hands makes light work.
The meals provided include, turkey, gravy, sweet potatoes, green beans, stuffing, roll and butter. We are thankful for the support of so many helpers over the years and without question, those that have received a meal in past years, appreciate this gesture of caring.
We hope to see you at the high school this Thanksgiving morning!
The official end of the marching band season came with our Stadium Echoes Concert when our State Champion Marching Band gave a standing performance of their show. This tradition started with our first Stadium Echoes Concert when our senior band members, at the conclusion of the last note, march out of the arena, leaving their shoes behind. The meaning behind this gesture is twofold: first, they leave their mark with the band as a lasting memory that, although they have left, they will always be a part of our band program. Secondly, they leave their shoes behind for new members to fill, knowing that their standard of excellence has a foothold on the program.
Mr. Hodson announced his retirement at the start of the marching band season, and the Stadium Echoes Concert would be his last event with the R-PHS Marching Band program. In following custom, Mr. Hodson stepped out of his shoes and as the last band member left the arena, Mr. Hodson turned, faced the large audience, and gave his last bow to a standing ovation. A very fitting end to a storied marching band career.
The ledger of accomplishments of this year’s marching band is presented below.
The last photo taken of this year’s guard (below).
Photo of the band as they prepare for the performance (Below)
A few photos from the performance (Below)
Mr. Hodson escorts his mother to her seat. She was a proud member of the Big Red Band for Muskegon High School and would not let Mr. Hodson quit band when he wanted to in his 7th grade school year. What little did she know at the time of how that decision would help shape his career!
Mr. Hodson prepares for his final exit (Below)
An incredible legacy! Thank you Mr. Hodson!
Senior softball standout, MaKayla Thompson has made her decision to attend Kent State University official by signing her national letter of intent this week in the presence of her extended family, coaches, administration and friends.
MaKayla signs her letter as her father (Jesse) and grandparents, Don & Cindy Terpstra look on.
Many of MaKayla’s extended family were able to come to campus to take part in the ceremony.
MaKayla has many friends at school. Some were able to attend this very special event for MaKayla.
Before she leaves for Kent State, MaKayla has her final season coming up this spring where she hopes to help lead her team to a Conference and City Championships and a deep run in the state tournament. We wish you the very best MaKayla!
Two seniors, Evan Hodson and Dakota Kilcrease, have been named Commended Scholars in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program.
About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2019 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2019 competition by taking the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).
Evan Hodson (Picture Below) Dakota Kilcrease (Picture below
“The young men named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” commented a spokesperson for NMSC. “These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation. We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success.”
With the first marking period in the rear-view mirror, the high school will host parent/teacher conferences this week Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. in Rocket arena.
We hope you can come to campus to visit with your student’s teachers to learn first hand, the strengths and growth opportunities shared by your student’s teachers.
We’ll have complimentary coffee and cookies waiting for your arrival! Please make it a point to come to our parent/teacher conferences this week!
Greetings Rocket City! The Theatre 3 and Stagecraft students are excited to present Robin Hood November 15 – 17 at 7 PM as well as November 17 at 2 PM. This show is a classic look at the outlaw who robbed from the rich so he could give to the poor. The show is fun for all ages. All seats are $8. Tickets are available at https://reeths-puffer.ludus.com
For those that will not be able to attend our concert in person, the event will be live-streamed starting at 6:55 p.m. Click on the link below to access the live-stream link.