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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!

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Summer School Information

For students who are in need of credit recovery, our summer school information is presented below:

Summer School Photo

 

Summer Lab Calendar:

 

Summer School Photo Two

Summer School Application (Click on link provided below):

Summer School Application

Payments can be made on the first day of summer school with our instructor (Mr. Walters).  Checks are to be made out to:  Reeths-Puffer Schools.  You may also pay with a credit card if that’s easier.

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Live-Streaming Graduation

The class of 2016 will be the first R-PHS class to have their graduation live-streamed via Periscope, a free live-stream app found in the app store.  It’s easy to download Periscope!  Just follow the prompts it provides.  If you allow “push notifications”, you will receive a text that will inform you that Mr. Beckeman’s Periscope is going “live” with the graduation ceremony.

Periscope Icon

After you’ve downloaded the Periscope app, type:  DanBeckeman in the search window.  Click to follow.

Our graduation ceremony (Tuesday, June 7th) will start promptly at 7:00 p.m. and will end just prior to 9:00 p.m.  If you cannot join us in person, please join our live-stream!