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R-PHS Takes Home Two Top Trophies at Showcase 2019

Last night, R-PHS was the only school to take home two of the coveted Showcase trophies home!

In the category of group performances, “Killer Queens” featuring Cassidy Briggs, Ray Brock, Jaxon Carpenter, Anna Compton, Johnathan Krause, Laura Nolan, Brennan Norman, Gabby Peabody, Maizee Rogers, Maddy Wentworth and Jacob Westerhof sang “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen.  Their stage performance was simply AMAZING, earning them top spot in the group performance category.

In the visual arts category, Cody Neinas earned his first place finish for his pencil artwork titled “Aged Emotions”

In the category of Literary Arts, Sarah Huiber was recognized as Honorable Mention with her poems titled: “Boxed Inside Myself”, “To Faith” and “The Monster You Make Of Us”.

Congratulations to our Showcase award winners!  You have made R-P proud!

 

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Graduation Bid Post

For those seniors (parents too, of course!) who have requested large numbers of tickets, we will be putting up for bid (all proceeds go directly to our grad night party), the luxury suites, loges and large party spaces.  The bidding map (below) shows the location and seating capacity of these spaces.  The bidding starts at $25.00 for each space. Bids can be increased in $5.00 increments only.  The winning bidder will receive the tickets for this space only.

Please notice the tunnel in the diagram below.  Girls will be entering onto the arena floor through the tunnel and turning left along the sections 101-109.  The boys will be entering onto the arena floor through the tunnel and turning right along the sections 120-113.  This will be helpful information if you’re interested in bidding on one of the party decks, suites or loges.

 

You can access the bid sites in two ways (listed below):

  • Access the bidding site through the R-P App.  The same icon is located at the bottom of the home screen

The next screen will ask you to provide username and password information.  Use the following information for:

  • Username = Student I.D. number
  • Password = Student date of birth (MMDDYY)

On the menu bar, click on Online Auction (see photo below)

Your next screen will look like this (photo below)

Click on the “Enter Auction” link (in green)

Ceremony Seating & Bid Screen (Photo below)

If you decide to bid on a Party Deck, Loge or Suite, click on the “BID $25.00” button for the area you desire seating for.  If your bid is the highest, the button will turn green.  If the button is red, someone else has the current highest bid.  You can then, if you choose, continue to bid for the space desired.

The bidding for the suites, loges and large party spaces will open at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 9th and close at 12:00 noon on Friday, April 12th.

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High School Registration Dates

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.

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Award-Winning Poets Visit R-PHS Campus

On April 28, in honor of National Poetry Month, over 150 students welcomed to RPHS three award-winning Detroit poets: Nandi Comer, Sonya Marie Pouncy, and Willie Williams.  Asked by senior Taylor Dibble what inspires him to write, Williams responded emphatically, “Everything!”  And his belief that absolutely everything is fodder for a poem was indeed demonstrated in the selected works heard on Friday; topics ranged from Mexican wrestling to the legend of la llorona, from Detroit techno to Billie Holliday, from Henrietta Lacks to the outcast family member we all love to hate.

Dibble was joined by juniors Eli Nichols and Stephanie Kennert at a luncheon following the event.  There, the poets discussed the use of specialized language (like the medical jargon in the Lacks poems or the sports lexicon and Spanish words in “Sangre, Sangre, Sangre”).  The poets encouraged RP’s rising literary stars to “write in the language you know” while working to “become fluent in the language of the field” you wish to explore.

English teachers who attended the event noted the three distinct poetic styles represented while students commented on the diversity of subject matter.  Nichols remarked, “The stories of empathy and compassion really evoke a sense of ‘I’m not the only one here.’”  For Kennert, the poems “showed how you can use writing to figure out not only how you’re feeling but to help figure out other people.”  If the hour out of class must be justified, then what better lesson could one wish for our students to learn than this?

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Parent/Teacher Conferences This Wednesday Evening

This week Wednesday, March 29th from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., parents have one last time to meet with their student’s teachers during parent/teacher conferences in the high school arena.

With the start of the fourth marking period, this presents a good time to meet to discuss progress made during the third marking period and to provide insight into what students will be asked to do during the last marking period of the 2016-17 school year.

We hope to see you on campus this Wednesday evening!

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Art in the Moment’s Results

On Saturday, November 19, Reeths-Puffer hosted its fourth annual “R-P Art in the Moment Challenge,” where six local schools were invited to R-PHS to compete in a five hour art competition.  Schools were given the challenge of building a 2D or 3D artwork with a team of artists, incorporating both found objects and their own artistic skills.  This year’s artwork was based on the theme “Misinterpretations.” Taking first place this year was Mona Shores, and second place was Muskegon.  It was a wonderful event with thought-provoking, creative works!

Students begin the selection process of what will go into their artwork (below).

Art in the Moment Group

Mona Shores Students are pictured below with their work.

Mona Shores (1)

Muskegon students pose with their artwork (below)

Muskegon (1)

R-PHS students with their work (below).

Reeths-Puffer (1)

Holton students with their artwork (below).

Holton (1)

North Muskegon students with their artwork (below).

North Muskegon (1)

Orchard View students with their artwork (below).

Orchard View (1)

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Curriculum Night at R-PHS: September 15th

What used to be known as an “Open House” at the high school has changed to a Curriculum Night!  The shift in focus is fully on what students will learn in their classes over the course of the 2016-17 school year. Our Curriculum Night is scheduled for:  Thursday, September 15th from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. 

Parents can expect to receive information on:

  • Course Syllabus Information (specific to learning)
  • Classroom Expectations
  • Assignments & Grading Practices
  • Class Calendars (how to access information embedded in the calendar)

Parents will have the opportunity to gather a sense of what their student’s day looks like by going through an abbreviated version of their schedule.  Our time frame for our Curriculum Night is:

5:00 – 5:45 p.m.   Meet and Greet (Teachers, Counselors and Administrators)

5:45 p.m.    First Hour (Teacher Presentation 10 minutes with Q/A 5 minutes)

6:00 p.m.   5 minute passing

6:05 p.m.    Second Hour

6:20 p.m.  5  minute passing

6:25 p.m.   Third Hour

6:40 p.m.   5 minute passing

6:45 p.m.   Fourth Hour

7:00 p.m.   5 minute passing

7:05 p.m.    Fifth Hour

7:20 p.m.   5 minute passing

7:25 p.m.   Sixth Hour

7:40 p.m.  Meet and Greet (Teachers, Counselors and Administrators)

 

We hope you will join us next week Thursday!