February 17th - President's Day
RHS Snow Week February 24-28
*RHS Survivor Competition
*Dress Up Days
Monday - PJ Day
Tuesday - Jersey Day
Wednesday - Wacky Wednesday
Thursday - Hippy Day
Friday - School Spirit Day
*Pepfest/snow week coronation Friday during WIN
Last call to order a RHS yearbook! Go to www.jostensyearbooks.com to order NOW!!
Going forward there will be no student parking at the Ice Arena. Please park in the designated student lots. These include the main lot, the Performing Arts Center lot, and the designated areas within the Rogers Middle School parking lot.
Did you know?
What you can do:
- Absences can be a sign that a student is losing interest in school, struggling with school work, dealing with a bully or facing some other potentially serious difficulty.
- By 9th grade, regular and high attendance is a better predictor of graduation rates than 8th grade test scores.
- Missing 10%, or about 18 days, of the school year can drastically affect a students academic success.
- After missing 10 days of school, due to illness, a mandatory medical letter is required to send home.
- Attendance is an important life skill that will help your child graduate from college and keep a job.
- Daily routines, such as finishing homework, and getting a good night's sleep.
- Try not to schedule medical, dental, or other appointments during a school day. Wait for the days off of school or after.
- Don't let your child stay home unless truly sick. Complaints of a headache or stomach ache may be signs of anxiety.
- Communicate with the school.
- Be truthful on why your child is missing any school. We can help find patterns, and get them resolved if needed.
COLLEGE AND CAREER
EPIC Field Trip for Interested Sophomores
Sophomores at Rogers High School are invited to participate in a field field trip attending a career exploration event at St. Cloud Technical and Community Center on Friday, February 28, 2020. This EPIC (Exploring Potential Interests & Careers) event is different from a standard career fair, and will offer high-quality hands-on activities facilitated by women and men who work in a variety of career fields.
Students will engage in intense, interactive, learning experiences that allow the student to “try-on” a career. Industry/business and higher education academic partners will be collaborating to create the student experience within their career field. The focus will be on depth and breadth of career clusters as it relates to educational options and workforce needs of the region.
A group of students attended last year, and had a great time learning about all kinds of careers! There are limited spots available. Please sign up in the Counseling Office to reserve your seat.
Career Areas Include:
Marketing, Sales & Service
Business, Management, Administration & Finance
Hospitality & Tourism
Education & Training
Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications
Agriculture & Natural Science
Manufacturing & STEM
Architecture & Construction
Government & Public Administration
PSEO Planning Sessions
Any RHS 10th or 11th grade student who is considering PSEO next year, should attend one of these important planning sessions in February. Students who are currently enrolled in PSEO, you do not need to attend.
These information sessions will review the requirements and application process for PSEO (Post Secondary Enrollment Options) for high school students. Please register for a full schedule at RHS during registration, and your schedule will be adjusted in the spring, after your PSEO application is completed. Counselors will not be holding individual meetings regarding PSEO prior to attending a PSEO Planning Session.
Sign up HERE.
Career Exploration Fair - Grades 9-12
Monday, February 24th, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Handke Center Gym Door 5
This Career Exploration Fair can help you discover career options and point you in the right direction! Gather information and talk with professionals in a variety of fields including education, science and engineering, parks and recreation, public services, health care, large and small business, military, technology, law enforcement, marketing and communication, finance, accounting, law, transportation and more. You can also get information about job shadowing opportunities. Admission is free, but please RSVP at www.isd728.org/Career-Fair-2020.
ZAP the ACT - Test Prep Course
ACT test scores are widely used in college admission and scholarship decisions. In this workshop, students will learn strategies for improving in all four sub-tests, take shortened practice tests that mirror the actual testing experience and get suggestions for individualized study. Seminars are designed to help students do their personal best on the ACT. A study guide and practice tests are included. Students should bring a calculator and two pencils.
The fee for each course is $94. Register with ISD 728 Community Education.
- Mon/Tues March 9 & 10, 3:00-5:30pm @ RHS
- Wed/Thur March 11 & 12, 3:00-5:30pm @ ZHS
- Wed/Thurs March 11 & 12, 6:30-9:00pm @ ERHS
8 Tips for Winning College Scholarships
Can you make a short movie on the dangers of distracted driving? Are you a leader? Are you tall? There is a scholarship for you! Even if your grades aren't stellar. Scholarships are specified for students based on grade, ethnicity, religion, personalities, hobbies, choice of majors, family history, types of service projects, organizations, skills, ability to answer essay questions and more.
Getting a scholarship is equivalent to earning free money.
Here are some tips for finding a scholarship and maximizing the power of your application.
- Sign up with a free online scholarship search. A number of specialized websites ask you to answer a few questions and then will match you with many potential sources for free college money. To make scholarship searches even easier, these sites allow you to save, organize and update your search activity. Specialized sites for free online scholarship searches include:
Or start with this list of scholarships on the RHS College & Career website.
- Apply for RHS Local Scholarships, application available February 26 - March 18. Only RHS students are eligible to apply for these awards, so you’re competing against fewer applicants. We also have MANY scholarships focused on students pursuing a career in tech or trades.
- Apply for scholarships with smaller awards. The awards with bigger prizes are the ones that receive the most applicants. The smaller scholarships have fewer applicants. A lot of small awards can add up fast.
- Apply for scholarships that fit your talents and interests. These will be more enjoyable to enter and, if there is an essay or project you need to complete, you'll finish them with less contempt. For example, if you like making films, the scholarships that ask for a video will be fun to do.
- Don't repeat the essay prompt. Be original and try to set yourself apart from the others. Writing scholarship essays is great practice for writing college admissions essays.
- Follow the rules. If you don't meet the eligibility requirements, don't apply for the scholarship. You'll just be wasting your time. If a video should be less than 5 minutes make sure it's under 5 minutes. If an essay is 200 words, don't write a 250-word essay.
- Don't wait for the last minute. You can never be certain the website, Internet or computer will be working.
- Apply for as many scholarships as possible. The more scholarships you apply for, the more chances you have to win! Think of it like a job and set aside some time each month to apply. Even when you're in college, keep looking for scholarships. There are many out there which will give you free money
Scholarships require time and effort to find and apply for, but it's worth it!
Start early! Start now!
There are many testing opportunities at Rogers High School. Some are required, while others are optional. Please use the links below to learn more about the different exams, resources and registration information.
All Juniors will be taking the ACT for FREE on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, and are automatically registered for the test by the school district. No online registration for this test date. Click here for further information on additional ACT testing opportunities. See ACT website for registration deadlines.
PreACT (Sophomores Only)
On March 24, 2020, 10th grade students will have a Digital Learning Day. One of their options will be to take the PreACT exam at Rogers High School for a fee. Click here for further information.
Advanced Placement Exams 2019-2020
Below are the dates for AP Exams. Each AP Exam is given only once, so students need to make sure they put exam dates on their calendars. Please contact Shane Noecker at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about exam dates or registration. The absolute final day to make changes to exam registrations for courses that meet during first semester is November 8 at 12 p.m., after which there is a $40 change/late fee.
AP Proctors Needed!
Proctors are needed for this year’s Advanced Placement Exams, which will be administered May 4-15. If you are a responsible adult—and not also a high school student—you are qualified to proctor the AP Exam. Duties include reading instructions, supervising the exam, and maintaining the security of testing materials. Proctors are compensated by the hour. Parents are encouraged to apply, though proctors cannot supervise testing rooms where a relative is testing. The AP proctor position will be posted to the ISD 728 website in February and interviews will be conducted in March. If you are interested in proctoring, please email Shane Noecker (email@example.com).
Date Exam Start Time AP Exam Monday, May 4 7:30 AM AP US Govt. & Politics Tuesday, May 5 7:30 AM AP Calculus AB & BC Tuesday, May 5 11:30 AM AP Human Geography Wednesday, May 6 7:30 AM AP English Lit & Comp (Gr 12) Thursday, May 7 7:30 AM AP Chemistry Thursday, May 7 11:30 AM AP Physics Friday, May 8 7:30 AM AP US History Friday, May 8 11:30 AM AP Computer Science A Monday, May 11 7:30 AM AP Biology Wednesday, May 13 7:30 AM AP English Lang & Comp (Gr 11) Thursday, May 14 7:30 AM AP World History Thursday, May 14 11:30 AM AP Macroeconomics Friday, May 15 11:30 AM AP Statistics
Any RHS senior planning to attend a technical, community or four year college should apply for the local scholarships which will be distributed to seniors in their Primetime on Wednesday, February 26.
(Full-time PSEO students will receive their packet through the mail.) ALL applications and essays required for local scholarships are due at Noon on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
You can also find information about other scholarships on the Counseling page of the RHS website.
ROADS to Success Social-February 20, 2020
ROADS Education Foundation is a non profit organization that serves the schools and students south of the Mississippi River in the ISD 728 School District. ROADS stands for the communities of Rogers, Otsego, Albertville, Dayton and St. Michael with students in our district. Our mission is to raise money to provide scholarships to graduating seniors and support our schools with grants for projects that enhance our children's educational experience. Since 2005, the foundation has awarded over $240,000 in grants and scholarships!
Please consider coming out for an evening of fun, festivities and fundraising! Click HERE to purchase tickets.
ATHLETICS & ACTIVITIES
Register Online Today!
SPRING SPORTS REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
All students participating in sports require a sports physical on file. Updated physicals are required every 3 years or as stated by physician. Physicals must be current for the entire season. Your student’s physical date on record can be verified in Parent Portal (under student’s name, health tab).Spring Sports Informational Meetings:Baseball - 2/10/20 - 7:00 - Media CenterSoftball - 2/17/20 - 6:30 - Media CenterGirls Lacrosse - 2/24/20 - 5:00 - C101Boys Lacrosse - 2/24/20 - 7:00 - Choir RoomTrap - 2/24/2- + 2/27/20 - 6:00 - Media CenterBoys Tennis - 3/5/20 - 7:15 - B107Boys Golf - 3/5/20 - 7:15 - Media CenterGirls Golf - 3/5/20 - 6:45 - C101Track - 2/27/20 - 7:00 - Media Center
Intersted in the Spring Play?
Auditions are Thursday, February 20th at 3:00 p.m. in the PAC, and Callbacks are Friday, February 21st at 2:30 p.m. in the PAC.
Arts Fest 2020
Rogers Dance Team
In January the Rogers Dance Team hosted a Friends and Family Showcase with the Elk River Dance Team. Food donations were collected and delivered to CROSS Food Shelf.
Congratulations to the One Act Play Cast and Crew!One Act Play took 1st place in the Sub-Section Competition hosted at Rogers High School on Saturday, 1/25/20, they performed "The Puppet Master."Good Luck to the One Act Play Cast and Crew at the Section Competition on Saturday, 2/1/20. The Section Competition is being held at Buffalo High School.
CHECK IT OUT!
2020 Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards
Rogers High School Art students earned a total of 53 awards at the 2020 Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards.
About the awards
This year there were approximately 4000 individual artwork entries from across the entire state. Gold, Silver and Honorable Mention Awards were given. Students who received Gold Key Awards will have their works of art on display at Regis Center for Art at the University of Minnesota February 4 - 22, 2020. The awards ceremony will take place on February 22, 2020 at the Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis. Best of Show and Scholarship Awards will also be announced at the awards ceremony. Gold Key winners advance to the National Scholastic Art Awards.
9 Gold Keys
- Gold Key winners include:
- Alexis Voss/Drawing/Comfort in Hiding
- Alexis Voss/Drawing/Leaves
- Kristina Shaptala/Painting/Red Mustang
- Ellie Mahnke/Drawing/Lulu the Pig
- Hannah Heimer/Drawing/Someone’s Unhappy
- Brianna Vote/Drawing/Sis
- Hallie Redman/Drawing/Aaliyah
- Elena VonBank/Painting/Fifteen
- Elle Erdahl/Jewelry/Tale as Old as Time
18 Silver Keys
- Silver Key winners include:
- Alexis Voss/Drawing/Snack Shelves
- Abby Bruers/Drawing/Stella’s Night Routine
- Avery Farrell/Drawing/Morning Wake Up Call
- Beth Nielson/Drawing/Record Store
- Emily Christensen/Drawing/JAPADOG
- Ellie Mahnke/Drawing/The Succulent
- Julia Motzko/Drawing/On Vinyl
- Katie Sperr/Drawing/Mildred
- Kayla Moccia/Drawing/The Form of Accommodation
- Lauren Fahey/Drawing/Jean Shorts
- Margaret Behrendt/Drawing/September Sunrise
- Luke Yelich/Sculpture/Locked
- Kate Nielson/Drawing/Grandpa Myron
- Raegan Kimbler/Drawing/Spooky Season
- Penelope Sanchez/Drawing/Summer Lessons
- Brianna Good/Sculpture/Words and Reflections
- Elena VonBank/Drawing/Curiosity
- Alexis Voss/Sculpture/Can I Say What I Think?
26 Honorable Mentions
- Honorable Mention winners include:
- Abby Bruers/Drawing/ Don’t Be Scared
- Alexis Voss/Drawing/Walk Home
- Avery Farrell/Drawing/At the Piano
- Chiara de Savorgnani/Drawing/Kalem
- Ella Evans/Drawing/Christmas Window
- Ellie Bridell/Drawing/Walk Away
- Hannah Heimer/Drawing/Dad’s Garage
- Hannah Skavnak/Drawing/Long Drive Selfie
- Hannah Skavnak/Drawing/Pond Hockey
- Grace McClurg/Drawing/Brick Wall
- Alyssa Ritchie/Drawing/Honey Truck
- Jordan Alberts/Drawing/Steely
- Kayla Moccia/Drawing/Tenacious Trust Fall
- Kyra Dalluge/Painting/Cafe Donuts
- Madeline Fortin/Painting/Rockin’ Rogers
- Leah Hatcher/Drawing/Waiting for You
- Lexi Lynde/Painting/Beijing Alley
- Elle Erdahl/Jewelry/Never Ending Spiral
- Allie Hatcher/Jewelry/Crescent
- Sarah Koshiol/Drawing/Can You See Me?
- Sara Kangas/Printmaking/Junk Shop
- Alyssa Bachmeier/Printmaking/Beauty is Fake
- Tyler Jacobson/Sculpture/Siren Head
- Zoe Morehead/Painting/Teenage Infatuation
- Elena VonBank/Painting/Not Quite Home
- Alexis Voss/Portfolio/My Colorful World
Submitted by Susan Sebghati and Shaunna Roberdeau
RHS Parent Education Seminars
Jennifer Knapp from Rise Therapy, MS, LMFT, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, is again hosting Parent Eucation Seminars at Rogers High School in the Media Center. Jennifer creates opportunities for parents to learn how to talk with their adolescents about difficult and important topics. The interactive seminars are typically held on the 2nd Thursday of each month. These are applicable for middle and high school parents.
This month's seminar will be on FEBRUARY 13, 2020 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm - SOCIAL MEDIA, TECHNOLOGY AND GAMING. We will talk about how to help kids understand the impact of social media on their brain development and emotional health, ways to set boundaries with kids regarding social media use, and a brief overview for parents regarding the most popular apps.
General Line: 763-274-3140
Attendance Line: 763-241-3555
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Last Names: Hi—O
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At Rogers High School we educate, inspire and empower through developing positive relationships, pursuing excellence, seeking diversity, and building futures.
Our 7 Core Values
We BELIEVE that...
1 ALL people have value. 2 Valuing and respecting differences strengthens the individual and the community. 3 People thrive when they feel connected, supported and affirmed. 4 Everyone can learn. 5 Hope inspires and empowers. 6 Lifelong learning is essential for personal growth. 7 Change is an opportunity for growth.
If you know your students upcoming appointments, vacations, sporting events, or other special events, please inform Veronica Donatelle in attendance. Feel free to call, email, or send a note with your student. We will contact you if we have any concerns.
Attendance Line: 763.255.3555
Attendance Administrative Assistant
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM CANCELED - Family Fun Fest (FFF) RHS 2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Grab 'N Go Pick up
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM AVID Senior Send Off
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Grab 'N Go Pick up
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Grab 'N Go Pick up
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Grab 'N Go Pick up
Calling All Volunteers!
At RHS we have a variety of ways you can get involved.
- Supervise Lunches 10:40am-12:30pm
- This can be customized to your schedule. Help out daily, weekly or monthly
- Field Trip Chaperones
- Prom (April 18)
- Awards Night (May 4)
- RHS Family Fun Fest (May 16)
- We need A LOT of volunteers!
- Other: Contact me when help is needed
If interested in volunteering your time, please email Quinn Stull at firstname.lastname@example.org. The students and staff at RHS would greatly appreciate any help you can provide.