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OCTOBER 2019

  • In Pursuit of Continuous Improvement

    We have had a very smooth transition into the 2019-20 school year!  Hopefully, you and your family have adjusted well to the back to school routine.  Chromebooks have been distributed for their third year of use and are being used daily to enhance your student’s learning.  It’s truly amazing to see all of the ways teachers and students are utilizing these tools for learning. Thanks again, voters, for your support in making this technology possible. Finally, thank you for partnering with us in your child’s education.

    Congratulations to the RMS students, staff and parents for your success on the 2018-19 Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA); it takes both hard work on the part of teachers and students, as well as strong support on the part of parents to achieve great results. Once again, RMS students scored far above the state averages in Math, Reading and Science.  For details of the results, check out the charts in this edition of the Messenger (Source: MDE).  Thank you for your part in helping us move forward in our relentless pursuit of continuous improvement.  


    We all have an important role and embody a shared sense of responsibility in your student’s school success.  As always, please keep open the lines of communication between home and school.  Feel free to contact us with questions or concerns. We value our partnership in your child’s education.

    Regards,
    Mark J. Huss
    Principal
    Rogers Middle School


    It’s a great place to learn!

    Relentless Pursuit of Continuous Improvement!


    referendum

    Please visit the district website for more information about the referendum.
    Out of town November 5? Don't want to wait? Early Voting for the 2109 Referendum has begun. Two options are available:

    VOTE EARLY IN-PERSON
    Residents can vote in person at the Sherburne County Courthouse. This is for ANY ISD 728 resident, including those in Wright or Hennepin counties.

    Sherburne County Government Center
    13880 Business Center Drive NW
    Elk River, MN 55330
    763-765-4351

    Monday through Friday - 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Saturday, November 2 - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Monday, November 4 - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    VOTE EARLY BY MAIL
    Voters may request an absentee ballot application by mail. To request an absentee ballot application: call 763-765-4351 or visit www.isd728.org/AbsenteeBallot to download the application.

    RETURN APPLICATION

    By mail: Sherburne County Government Center Auditor/Treasurer Department, 13880 Business Center Drive NW, Elk River, MN 55330.
    By fax: 763-765-4400.
    By email: elections@co.sherburne.mn.us.
    Once the county receives the application, the ballot materials will be mailed to you.

    RETURN BALLOT BY MAIL

    • Read the instructions that come with your ballot carefully.
    • You will need a witness when you vote and complete your ballot. The witness can be either a registered Minnesota voter or a notary.
    • Mail the ballot and forms back right away after you finish. Your ballot will not count if it is received after Election Day.
    • If you don’t think your ballot will be received in time using regular mail, you may choose to pay for an express delivery service.

    Media Center Off To A Busy Start

    Students in 6th, 7th and 8th grades have been busy in the Media Center this first month of school. Classes started the year with Media Center orientation games and their first book checkout of the year. Sixth graders have been in several times for lessons about genre and to play Breakout EDU games for English class. The MakerSpace is in full swing with students able to try activities over the lunch hours and during Study Halls.

    Interested in supporting the Media Center this school year? Make a donation on RevTrak! This year the Media Center is in need of donations to update and add to its Book Club collection. The collection serves students in Book Club and is also used by English classes for literature circles in late spring after Book Club has ended.

    Mark your calendars! The Fall Scholastic Bookfair will take place October 21st-24th.  Make sure to check out the pirate theme  “Books Are Our Treasure” fair!

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    MCA Test Results

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Upcoming Events





Upcoming Field Trips

  • 6th Grade In-House Ovation- Thursday, October 10
    7th Grade AVID to St. Cloud State- Tuesday, October 22
    8th Grade to Anoka Tech/Anoka Ramsey- Friday, October 25
    Student Council at Feed My Starving Children- Wednesday, November 13

    Permission forms can be found on the RMS website.



Volunteer Opportunities

    • Scholastic Book Fair

      Help sell books to students and parents during school or conferences.
      • Oct 21-25: 8:00-10:30, 10:30-12:30, 12:30-3:00
      • Oct 25:4-5:30, 5:30-7
         
    • Student Picnic Celebration

      Assist staff with freezies, music and basketball.
      • Oct 16: 11:30-1:15
    • Thank you to our Volunteers!

     
    Pictures: Zeanna Amundson, Bev Haan, Cindi Hochstaetter, Brandi Kanning


    Contact Kristine Niznik at kristine.niznik@isd728.org if you are interested in volunteering or have any questions.



Conferences-Oct 24, 4-7pm

    • Parents and students may visit any teacher that they choose.
    • Students should plan to attend conferences, as they are student-led.
    • If your student is unable to attend, please bring a list of teachers with you that you would like to visit.
    • Before attending conferences, please visit teachers’ websites and Parent Portal to have current classroom information.
    • Does your family require an interpreter for conferences? If so, please contact Rae Beaver at 763-241-3550 ext. 2706.
    • Other upcoming Conference Dates are Nov 25, March 5 and April 16.

Picture Retakes

  • Lifetouch will be back at RMS on Thursday, October 24.  Students will be released from class by last name in the morning.  Please send the original photo packet back to school with your student.

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