R-PHS Rocket News

December 4, 2014

College Week Live

Filed under: Archive,Community News,Parents,School Board,Staff,Students — Mr. Beckeman @ 10:42 am
College Week Live will be hosting a virtual college fair next Thursday, December 11th from 10am to 10pm. For those of you not familiar with College Week Live, besides allowing students to find scholarships, research universities, and watch presentations, this website allows students to live chat with admissions representatives and students at colleges around the nation and even in other parts of the world.
Attached is the flier for the event. You can also find a list of the participating institutions here:

December 2, 2014

Exxon Mobil Partners with R-PHS

Filed under: Archive,Community News,Parents,Staff,Students — Mr. Beckeman @ 3:33 pm

Exxon Mobil has been a long-time supporter of educational endeavors across the country, providing schools with much needed fund support in the content areas of math and science.  Recently, R-PHS was awarded a $500.00 grant to support educational opportunities in science at the high school.

Blarney CastleAlex Arnouts and Kayleigh Mock (R-P grad) present a $500.00 check to Mr. Beckeman to be used to support the science department.  On behalf of the high school science department, Mr. Beckeman thanked both Alex and Kayleigh as local representatives of Exxon Mobil and assured them that the funds will find their way into the science classrooms at R-PHS.



Rocket Grad Night Staging Canvases & Cookies

Filed under: Archive,Community News,Parents,Staff,Students — Mr. Beckeman @ 10:34 am

Come Paint!  At the same time, you will be assisting the grad night parents prepare a memorable graduation event for our senior class!

Grad night parents will provide all the supplies, cookies and punch for inspiration and step-by-step instructions on your very own masterpiece.  Choose between Christmas ornaments hanging from a tree branch or a snowman.  You’ll be amazed at what you create!

There will also be an Ugly Sweater contest for all who attend.  The cost of this wonderful event is $45.00 per person.

Key Information:

Date:  Sunday, December 7th

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Location:  Whitlows Banquet Hall (4610 Airline Rd., Muskegon)


“Pops” Steinberg Assists Cross-Country Program

Filed under: Archive,Community News,Parents,School Board,Staff,Students — Mr. Beckeman @ 8:28 am

Mark “Pops” Steinberg and Consumers Energy comes through again for Rocket City and the RP Cross Country Team. Consumers Energy through the volunteer work of Mark Steinberg has given a generous donation of $550 to the Reeths-Puffer Cross Country Teams. Mark has been volunteering his time and energy for over 18 years to the CC teams. Mark maintains the trails/transports runners/ assists in coaching and many more things. The kids appreciate his never ending encouragement. The Rocket City community is blessed to have companies like Consumers Energy and volunteers like Pops to support us. A big thank you to Consumers Energy and Mark Steinberg. Go Rockets!


November 11, 2014

Grad Night Parents Sponsoring Cut-A-Thon

Filed under: Archive,Community News,Parents,School Board,Staff,Students — Mr. Beckeman @ 7:30 am

If you are in need of a haircut, plan on coming to campus for one!  Our grad night parents are sponsoring the first Cut-A-Thon at the high school to help raise funds for our senior grad night gathering after our graduation ceremony (June 2nd).  Not only will you receive a professional haircut, you will be supporting grad night!  Mark the date on your calendar!  (Click to enlarge)


Cut A Thon


November 10, 2014

Youth Rally on Horizon

Filed under: Archive,Community News,Parents,School Board,Staff,Students,Uncategorized — Mr. Beckeman @ 2:30 pm












Rocket High School students are cordially invited to attend a Youth Rally scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 22nd from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Holton High School to hear an inspiring speaker talk about her experience.  There will be free pizza and prizes along with a live band fun and games.  This event is being sponsored by Cornerstone Church.


November 7, 2014

Rockets Support Division Schools

Filed under: Archive,Community News,Parents,Staff,Students — Mr. Beckeman @ 10:32 am

Our senior Rocket cheerleaders took to the roads early Friday morning to send good luck banners to both Mona Shores and Muskegon, our two friendly rivals who share membership in the OK Black Division with us.  Mona Shores  and Muskegon are preparing for football competition this weekend in hopes of a Ford Field finish in late November.


Cropped Shores Photo

RP Muskegon Photo

Both Mona Shores and Muskegon High Schools were pleasantly surprised by the thoughtful and classy gesture made by our students.

R-PHS wishes both Mona Shores and Muskegon the very best in the quest for a football state championship!

November 6, 2014

An Amazon Perk for High School LMC

Filed under: Archive,Community News,Parents,School Board,Staff,Students — Mr. Beckeman @ 5:03 pm

Here’s an extremely easy way in which you can help our library earn much $$$ for greatly  needed resources.

How many of you already regularly shop Amazon?   The LMC is now part of the Amazon Associate’s program.  This means that when you purchase from Amazon using the Amazon link specific to R-PHS LMC, a % of your purchase comes back to the LMC.  The percentage that comes back varies by type of purchase and how many purchases are made each month, but most of the “give backs” are in the 7-10% range.  That’s right, all you need to do is use the link provided in this e-mail when you order from Amazon, and you will be helping the LMC purchase much needed resources.

Here is the link specific to R-PHS.  http://goo.gl/emmXBi

Bookmark this on your home and school computer.

Or you can also use this QR code for those of you who shop using your smart phones.


​Thanks in advance for your support of our LMC at R-PHS!

Community Foundation Scholarship Information

Filed under: Archive,Community News,Parents,School Board,Staff,Students — Mr. Beckeman @ 4:55 pm

The Community Foundation for Muskegon County announces that the Foundation Scholarship Program currently accepting applications for the 2015/2016 school year.  This application serves the scholarship programs of Muskegon, Oceana, Mason, and Manistee Counties and is administered by the Community Foundation for Muskegon County.  Applications are available to be submitted electronically at the Community Foundation website, www.cffmc.org. The application process has been streamlined to three easy steps for students and families.


The Community Foundation for Muskegon County administers over 280 scholarship funds and grants hundreds of awards each year to both graduating high school seniors and current college students.  The Foundation’s “General Scholarship Application” is used to support scholarship applications for students in Muskegon, Oceana, Mason, and Manistee Counties.

The Community Foundation does not make awards solely on the basis of need.  Academic achievement, community involvement, extra curricular activities and financial need are all taken into consideration.  All Community Foundation scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis.

Affording College in Michigan

Filed under: Archive,Community News,Parents,School Board,Staff,Students — Mr. Beckeman @ 2:37 pm

The link below provides a great resource in navigating important areas of the college experience.  In the document you will find helpful information college admission tests, Scholarship Search, types of certificates and degrees, essay writing and much more.  It’s worth your time in review if you have a student that is planning to attend college in the next few years.

SSG Affording College Guidebook 2014

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