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Robin Hood Coming to a Forest New You (Rocket Centre)

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

Cast List

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Rocket Students Visit WMU & FAFSA Night A Success!

30 students represented Reeths-Puffer High School on a campus tour to Western Michigan University this past Tuesday. They heard from the Admissions Office and were able to take a tour of the campus led by student ambassadors. The students asked great questions, and were engaged throughout the visit. Here’s some pictures from the day:

FAFSA Night A Success

Our second Paying for College Night: FAFSA Workshop (10/24) was a success! We had 5 R-P families attend to file their FAFSA, and get help from the Director of Financial Aid at Muskegon Community College, Bruce Wierda. Everyone was able to finish, or find out what information they still needed to complete and submit the FAFSA on their own. Here’s a picture from the event:

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Michigan State Supreme Court Hears Case in Rocket Centre

As part of a community connections program, our Michigan State Supreme Court hears a case on the grounds of a public school, college or university once annually.  This year marks the 23rd year of our state’s highest court hearing a case outside of their courtroom in Lansing.

The event filled the Rocket Centre with over 350 Rocket students, 306 guest students from Muskegon County schools and over 200 dignitaries from Western Michigan.

Multiple news agencies covered the event.  WZZM TV 13 provided an interview that can be accessed from the link below:

WZZM TV 13 Interview

If you would like to learn more about the case that was argued in the presence of the Supreme Court, a host of links are provided below.

For information on the case which will be heard that day, please visit the Court’s website case information page, where you will find links to pertinent documents of the case, including:  the Application for Leave to Appeal, the Appellee’s Answer, the Appellant’s Reply, the Appellant’s Supplemental Brief, and the Appellee’s Supplemental Brief.  

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Teen Challenge Visits 9th Grade Classes

Teen Challenge of Muskegon paid a visit to campus on Tuesday of this week to speak with our freshmen about the impact our choices can have on our lives.  Two groups, one male and one female panel spoke to students during their social studies class.  A synopsis of some points of emphasis along with student quotes are presented below.

The Teen Challenge Men Shared Personal Stories and Topics Such As:
  • Nobody is immune to addiction, It can hit anyone. There are college athletes up here, theater and band stars up here, A-B students up here. All of us lost everything to addiction
  • Don’t rebel against structure. Find a structure and stick to it. When you start going places that you are not supposed to be, that’s when you find others how are doing things that shouldn’t be happening.
  • Compromising early with little things, led us to compromising big things later on. The compromises got bigger and bigger and bigger.
  • Anyone who says marijuana is not a gate way drug is lying. We all started with marijuana, then alcohol, then pills, then… you name it…
  • It’s okay, to not be okay. Just don’t try to go through it by yourself
  • Find those who love you and stick with them. Find those who love you and let them help you.
Quotes form our boys:
  • “You can’t be invisible, even when you think you are.”
  • “Talk to your friends and family about things, no matter what.”
  • “Some of their stories hit home, I know friends who are doing some of the things they did.”
  • “Never thought things like this could happen to me, maybe they can.”
  • “It’s weird to think that drugs can get that bad and wreck your life.”
The Teen Challenge Ladies Shared Personal Stories and Topics Such As:
  • We have been working on life controlling behaviors and trying to gain our control back. Addiction, cutting, finding abuse.
  • Addiction led to me always finding abusive relationships. I realized I do not need a man to give me value and worth.
  • Cutting allowed me to forget the “numb” I felt all the time. I realized I had all the attention I needed from those who loved me.
  • I was always the one who seemed strong and in control. I was living a double life. Nobody knew that cutting and abuse was controlling my life.
  • My secret made me sick. Talking about those things has cured me.
  • My self-worth issue led me to being abused. It led me to human trafficking. I didn’t even care that I got sold. Addiction and abuse just made me now care about anything, most of all myself.
  • You are all beautiful. You are all perfect. There is no real reason to feel anything different. People may say mean things but it is mostly due to the fact that they are hurting too.
  • Hurt people… Hurt people.
Quotes from our girls:
  • “Know your self-worth, know you are beautiful, know you are perfect.”
  • “Talk to people who you trust and feel safe with, no matter what the situation.”
  • “Hurt people, hurt people.”
  • “It’s okay to leave people who hurt you, even if you still love them.”
  • “You need to care for yourself, before you can care for those around you.”
  • “Secrets make you sick, telling people your secret can cure you.”
  • “I really needed to hear that everybody here is loved.”