R-PHS Rocket News R-PHS Activities and Communications

December 1, 2015

Citizenship Parking Spaces Filled!

Filed under: Archive,Community News,Parents,School Board,Staff,Students — Mr. Beckeman @ 11:25 am

Two seniors were drawn from a large pool of qualified candidates to park in the most prime spots in the Roberts Road parking lot.


Seniors Leah Plank and Aaron Wikman qualified for the drawing by having a cumulative Citizenship Score of 3.5 or higher.

Each marking period, teachers score all students in three soft-skill areas on a 4-point scale

(1)  Attendance

(2) Work Ethic & Time Management

(3) Respect for Self & Others

R-PHS is the only high school to provide information to students and parents in these highly marketable character attributes.  One of the ways in which we recognize students who exhibit high Citizenship Scores is awarding the best parking spaces our campus has to offer.

Another way in which students are recognized for maintaining a 3.5 or higher Citizenship score is providing them with a letter of recommendation from Mr. Beckeman that can be taken to job interviews.  Many (92) businesses in the Greater Muskegon area have received personal communications from the high school regarding our Citizenship program to leverage our Rocket students’ success in securing jobs, especially in the summer.  Providing employers with this information, given to them by our students, gives them a much more holistic view of what they’re getting in the applicant.

The essence of this program is build and apply student understanding of the importance that these soft-skills play in the world of school and the work world.  To view the rubric used for our Citizenship program, click on the link below:

Citizenship the R-P Way


November 30, 2015

Salvation Army & R-P Partner for Turkey Run 2015

Filed under: Archive,Community News,Parents,School Board,Staff,Students — Mr. Beckeman @ 7:35 am

The Annual Turkey Run was another huge success on Thanksgiving Day!  With many helping hands from R-P and surrounding community members, 2,300 meals were prepared and delivered to people all over Muskegon county.

The Salvation Army has partnered with R-P for many years to provide a warm Thanksgiving meal that includes turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, sweet potatoes and green beans.  The food is collected by the Salvation Army and addresses organized by Bob Carter, retired Muskegon County Sheriff.

The lead volunteers at R-P are:  Ralph and Jean LeMieux, Donna Durda and Connie Falbe.  Without their leadership and tireless hours of preparation, the Turkey Run would be a challenge to pull off.  Kudos to these wonderful people.

The link below are photos taken during the preparation of the meal.  You will see how many hands make light work!

Turkey Run Photo Gallery

November 28, 2015

MAISD Broadband Technology Survey Looks to Improve Service

Filed under: Archive,Community News,Parents,Staff,Students — Mr. Beckeman @ 7:44 am

Through the leadership of the Muskegon County Broadband Initiative, the support of the county’s Infrastructure and Economic Development Committee, the Muskegon Area Intermediate School District, local municipality leaders and many other organizations, our community is participating in Connect Michigan’s “Connected Community” program. This project will assess the current status of broadband access, adoption, and use in our area so we can develop a Broadband Technology Action Plan to improve the quality of life and economic potential across Muskegon County.

To access the survey, click on the link below:

MAISD Technology Survey

November 23, 2015

Community Seminar Being Hosted in Rocket Centre with a Focus on Cyber Safety

Filed under: Archive,Community News,Parents,School Board,Staff,Students — Mr. Beckeman @ 7:32 am


R-PHS Participates in Toys for Tots Challenge (WZZM)

Filed under: Archive,Community News,Parents,Staff,Students — Mr. Beckeman @ 7:28 am

Parents and Students: Reeths-Puffer High School is participating in the WZZM 13 Toys for Tots challenge. We are competing against other West Michigan schools to bring in the most toys, and we have until December 11th to do it. There are currently donation boxes in the main office and in the cafeteria as well as the Twin Lake, Central, and RP Elementary schools. Please consider dropping off a toy at one of these locations. It could be a coloring book, a stuffed animal, a game, or any other toy. Also, the high school will be doing a money drive from the 30th of November to the 10th of December. Our goal is to raise $500 and if we achieve this goal, Mr. Beckeman, Mr. Conrad,and Mr. Siembida willing be dressing up in costumes for a day. Toys for Tots has always been a great cause to donate to, and we are looking forward to competing!

Third Annual “Art in the Moment” Brings Seven High Schools Together

Filed under: Archive,Community News,Parents,School Board,Staff,Students — Mr. Beckeman @ 6:54 am

On Saturday, November 21, Reeths-Puffer High School held its third “RP Art in the Moment Challenge,” where seven local schools form teams of 3-4 students to compete in a 5 hour art competition.  Student teams are challenged to create an original work of art out of found objects while adhering to the theme, “Out of Place.”  Local artist and Muskegon Museum of Art Preparator, Lee Brown, was the judge of this year’s competition.  First place was awarded to Muskegon High School, and runner up was Orchard View.  It was a great day of art for all involved.

Muskegon High School (Below)


Orchard View (Below)

Orchard View

Reeths-Puffer (Below)


Mona Shores (Below)

Mona Shores

North Muskegon (Below)

North Muskegon

Whitehall (Below)


Holton (Below)


November 16, 2015

MCC & Military on Campus This Week

Filed under: Archive,Community News,Parents,School Board,Staff,Students — Mr. Beckeman @ 6:45 am

Colleges and Military on Campus

November 11, 2015

Stadium Echoes Performance

Filed under: Archive,Community News,Parents,School Board,Staff,Students — Mr. Beckeman @ 9:06 am

The State Champions performed Denali for the last time last night at our traditional Stadium Echoes Concert.  Our Jazz Band also performed and both performances can be viewed below:

November 9, 2015

Colleges & Armed Forces on Campus

Filed under: Archive,Community News,Parents,School Board,Staff,Students — Mr. Beckeman @ 8:56 pm

November 10-13


Colleges on Campus

November 7, 2015

R-P Marching Band Captures Another State Championship!

Filed under: Archive,Community News,Parents,School Board,Staff,Students — Mr. Beckeman @ 6:13 pm

Congratulations to Reeths-Puffer Marching Band taking 1st place in Flight II at State Finals for 2015! If you are interested in seeing the show, come out to the R-P Rocket Stadium on Sunday night, 11/8/15 at 8:00 p.m., to see their show winning performance perfected! No admission charge.image image

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