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Parents from any school can go to buildings offering Grab n' Go Meals. Pick up will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Call (763) 241-3490 ahead to help us be ready.
2020 RHS Family Fun Fest CanceledAfter careful consideration, we have made the decision to cancel our 20’ RHS Family Fun Fest. As the situation has escalated, it’s clear that in order to put the health and well-being of our students, staff, volunteers, and broader community, hosting a spring event is not an option.We are so thankful for our sponsors and community providers who support this event and contribute to a great cause...you and our students. Also, a huge thank you to the staff at RHS who have supported this event. We look forward to hosting it again in May of 2021.
As you know, attendance is an important part of a student’s education and was addressed as part of our Distance Learning Plan. As we are not able to use physical attendance as a measure during distance learning, ISD 728 is focused on progress toward the learning outcomes and work completion to monitor student attendance. Students must complete at least one required assignment per week per course to be considered present. Assignments may include, but are not limited to the following:
- Discussion Post: Students contributing to or responding to an online discussion prompt.
- Assignment: Students submit an assignment in Seesaw/Schoology or other digital means.
- Test/Quiz: Students submit a digital test or quiz.
Students not completing at least one assignment per week per course will be marked absent.
ISD#728 FOOD SERVICE
ISD 728 will continue to offer Grab n’ Go Style meals for all families to drive through and/or pick-up curbside on the dates indicated on this calendar. Meals are being provided at no cost to families, for each child age 18 and under.
11 Ways to Make the Most of Distance Learning
Students, let's consider the many positive things you can do with this time.
1. Stay healthy. Whatever you do, this is your number one priority.
2. Stay active. Students with pent up energy need a release. If you can social distance while being outside, go for a run, a walk or a bicycle ride. Or exercise inside. Many fitness centers, gyms and yoga/Pilates studios are streaming at-home workout sessions with instructors. Exercise is known to help with anxiety.
3. Hone your craft. With all this free time, this is a great chance to really put the time in to hone your skills. Set goals. Start and complete a project. This goes for artists, actors, athletes, coders, performers, mathletes and more.
4. Apply to summer programs. If you were planning to attend a summer program, complete your applications even though no one actually knows if and when those programs will start.
5. Take an online course. Explore a subject which has always fascinated you. There are thousands of courses, classes and lectures online. Choose from 54 free online courses from the best colleges in the US, including Princeton, Harvard, and Yale Alternatively, try edx.org and Khan Academy.
6. Explore a museum, a zoo, a Broadway show, the great outdoors, and Disney. Take virtual tours of some of the world's great museums. They're tremendous sources of inspiration and knowledge. Tired of being indoors? Explore a National Park with a ranger. Go on a virtual dive. Watch a Broadway show or animals at the San Diego Zoo. Take a virtual vacation to a happy place by enjoying Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, and even Disney World's EPCOT countries.
7. Learn a new skill. While stuck at home, you can learn to speak a new language, to play an instrument, how to cook like a pro, to sew, or how to fix a toilet. Many, many resources exist online.
8. Tour college campuses. Experience over 1,000 colleges virtually.
9. Read. All those books you've been meaning to read, you can finally get to. Reading helps improve knowledge, writing skills, and vocabulary. Scribd, a reading subscription service, and local libraries all across the country are providing free access to all the reading material you can want.
10. Help your community. Offer to help elderly/ immunocompromised neighbors. Donate to food banks. If you're 17 or older, donate blood. Make calls for a politician or send emails to congress people about issues of importance. Knit blankets for the homeless. Do virtual tutoring for peers or younger kids. Though you should do good for the sake of doing good, an extra bonus may be that your experience/ initiative may make for a great college essay.
11. Check in on friends and family. Everyone is stuck at home so this is a great time to check in on loved and liked ones, as well as the ones we may have lost touch with. Take some time to call or text your family members, school friends, and camp friends.
For the majority of us, there has never been another event like this in our lifetimes that has affected just about everyone worldwide. But, though things are weird outside, time at home doesn't have to be unproductive. Now is a time to connect, exchange ideas, learn, and grow together. Your time is your greatest resource, use it wisely.Please let us know how we can best support you!Dawn Morrison Counselor for Class of 2023 (current 9th graders)Anne Bartus Counselor for Class of 2022 (current 10th graders)Jacy Shrestha Counselor for Class of 2021 (current 11th graders)Shannon Macken Counselor for Class of 2020 (current 12th graders)Lauren Handrick Career and College Counselor for All Grade Levels
AP Exam Changes Due to COVID-19
On March 20, the College Board announced changes to this year’s AP exams due to the spread of COVID-19. This year only, students can take a 45-minute online exam at home, choosing between one of two dates per subject. The exams will assess only the information that most AP teachers have covered by early March.
Because of the extraordinary circumstances, the College Board is hosting free, live, online help sessions to help students prepare for their exams. In addition, students who wish to cancel their exams can cancel at no charge.
For the most up-to-date information, see AP Updates for Schools Affected by the Coronavirus. If you have further questions, please email the Rogers High School AP Coordinator, Shane Noecker (email@example.com).
FAMILY & STUDENT RESOURCES!
Check out this wonderful resource and experience Virtual Calming Corners
Sounds and Music Visual Relaxation Inspired Thoughts Printables and more...............
Mental Health Resources
- Minnesota Mental Health Emergency Resources
- Youth Suicide Warning Signs
- SAVE- Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
- Teen Line Online
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
If you are in crisis, you may want to contact a crisis line to speak to a mental health professional immediately. Please see below for crisis resources:
- Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
- Crisis Text Line: text "HOME" to 741741
- Four County Crisis Response Team: 1-800-635-8008
- The Trevor Lifeline (for LGBTQ youth): 1-866-488-7386
- Trans Lifeline: 1-877-565-8860
PHOTOS OF THE MONTH
Rogers High School Student Kristina Shaptala Wins National Scholastic Art Award
SILVER MEDAL: Kristina Shaptala’s painting titled Red Mustang
The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers announced the National Winners of the 2020 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the nation's longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7–12. More than 320,000 works of art and writing were submitted for adjudication at the regional level in the Awards’ 28 categories, which include: poetry, painting, architecture, short story, fashion design and more. Less than 1% were recognized at the National Level. All submissions are judged based on the program’s three criteria: originality, technical skill and emergence of personal vision or voice. Student works are first adjudicated at the state level. State winners receiving Gold Keys, Silver Keys, Honorable Mentions were celebrated within their communities through local exhibitions and ceremonies.
Gold Key state winning works are then judged nationally by an impressive panel of creative-industry experts to receive Gold, Silver, American Visions & Voices, Portfolio Silver with Distinction or Portfolio Gold Medals. This program year, more than 1,900 of the most talented teens from 47 U.S. states, Washington, D.C. and American schools abroad received national recognition and gained access to exhibition and publication opportunities, as well as scholarships.
The student work will be published in the Online Galleries at artandwriting.org in June.
Submitted by Su Sebghati Rogers High School Art Teacher
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Rogers DECA Program competed at the Minnesota State Career Development Conference in Minneapolis. Over 2400 students competed. 84 students competed in over 100 events during the conference. RHS students did amazing! Below is a list of the students and projects earning 1st-4th place honors in their event:
- Students receiving state recognition include:
- Noah Amundson – Financial Literacy Project – 4th
- Delaney Jordan – Hospitality and Tourism Operations Research – 3rd
- Abby Kiffmeyer – Career Development Project – 2nd
- Logan Kimbler – Financial Literacy Project – 4th
- Mackenzie Krueger – Hospitality and Tourism Operations Research – 3rd
- Jack Lenz – Career Development Project – 2nd
- Alison Reust – Sales Demonstration - General/Home Service Lines – 1st
- Breanna Schumacher – Buying and Merchandising Operations Research – 1st
- Breanna Schumacher – Career Development Project – 2nd
- Brooke Schumacher – Buying and Merchandising Operations Research – 1st
- Sara Toensing – Buying and Merchandising Operations Research – 1st
- Sara Toensing – Financial Literacy Project – 4th
- Kyler Voeller – Hospitality and Tourism Operations Research – 3rd
ACTIVITIES & ATHLETICS
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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, Administrative Assistant
Attendance Line: 763.255.3555
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)
- 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.
Congratulations to RHS Wrestlers Wil Yasseri and Max Ricks who participated in the State Wrestling Tournament!Spring Sports Announcement/updates from the Minnesota State High School League: https://legacy.mshsl.
RHS Athletic/Activities information can be found at GOROGERSROYALS and Twitter @geauxroyals, as well as through coaches.