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August 25, 2016

Rocket Lady Harriers Place 3rd in Cardinal Invite

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

The Rocket Lady’s Cross-County team finished 3rd in the Cardinal Invite held at University Park Golf Course.  Maryssa Depies was the overall winner with a course record time of18:08. Also medaling for the Rockets was Jayme Bransten, Lilah Parker, and Kendall Jones.




August 23, 2016

Marcus Hunter: R-P Alum & Professional Percussionist

Filed under: Archive,Community News,Parents,School Board,Staff,Students — Mr. Beckeman @ 7:22 am

Marcus Hunter

Marcus Hunter (class of ’95) has made his name famous playing a drum set!  It all started for Marcus during his high school years in jazz band.  A recent article was posted on Marcus and surely worth the time to read.  The article can be accessed from the link below.

Rocket Drummer

August 20, 2016

Alumni Baseball & Softball Games on Deck!

Filed under: Archive,Community News,Parents,School Board,Staff — Mr. Beckeman @ 7:57 pm

R-P has a great sports history in baseball and softball!  There’s no better way to celebrate these two sports than to invite our stars of the past back to campus to take part in alumni games!

If you played varsity baseball or varsity softball at R-PHS, consider putting this fun event on your calendar!

Alumni Game

August 19, 2016

Registration Information for the 2016-17 School Year

Students that will be attending R-PHS in the fall should watch for the following mailer coming your way sometime soon!

Registration Info

August 10, 2016

Delaney Dahlstrom Gains Valuable Experience at U-M Summer Math/Science Camp

Filed under: Archive,Community News,Parents,School Board,Staff,Students — Mr. Beckeman @ 10:39 am
Senior Delaney Dahlstron was accepted to the University of Michigan’s Math and Science Scholars Program 0ver the summer, gaining valuable experience on a prestigious university campus.  During the camp, Delaney stayed in the dorms giving her a real feel for what college students experience with dorm life.  To be accepted into the program, Delaney had to complete an application and submit letters of recommendation from her teachers this past Spring.
Delaney was fortunate to be accepted to the most in demanding summer program at U-M.  The specific program only accepts 45 students a summer. It was an Anatomy and Physiology program that she LOVED.  Delaney also received a scholarship towards the program.  The certificate is below.

July 27, 2016

Parents & Guardians: Stay Connected with R-P! “Opt-In”

Filed under: Archive,Community News,Parents,School Board,Staff,Students — Mr. Beckeman @ 9:54 am

Few, if any of us, like to be interrupted when our phone rings and we’re greeted by a telemarketer.  If it’s not our phones, it’s email and faxes!  In an effort to curb the onslaught of these types of unwanted contacts, The TCPA (Telephone Consumer Protection Act) has updated its guidelines to include the mobile phone community.  This Act puts the power of consent into the hands of the phone owner.  This is a good thing!

One of the unintended consequences of this “consumer protection” is the inclusion of schools and their notification systems.  This does impact R-P!

Recently, all parents and guardians of current Rocket students received an email from our Director of Technology (Mike Beidler), providing information on how to sign-up and “opt-in” to receive phone contacts from our district during the 2016-17 school year.  By “opting-in”, you will be notified of important information that parents and guardians should be aware of over the course of our school year.

At R-P, we take great pride in ensuring that our communications are well crafted and keep our parents, guardians and students informed on important school information.

Choose to “opt-in” and stay connected with R-P!

July 26, 2016

Madison Turner Gains Valuable Engineering Experience at Michigan Tech

Filed under: Archive,Community News,Parents,School Board,Staff,Students — Mr. Beckeman @ 8:22 am


Madison Turner

HOUGHTON, Mich. (June 27, 2016) – Madison Turner of Reeths Puffer High School was one of nearly 140 young women from across the United States who won a scholarship to attend “Women in Engineering” at Michigan Technological University, June 19-25. Women in Engineering is an intensive week-long look at careers in a variety of engineering disciplines including mechanical, computer, environmental, electrical, chemical, biomedical, civil, geological and materials.

Girls in grades 9-11 explore engineering by constructing a building strong enough to withstand an earthquake, create an artificial intelligence army and more. Students have the opportunity to get inside information from role models working in engineering fields and learn about the college application process and tips for succeeding in university engineering programs. The program gives high school women a college-life experience with a stay in a residence hall among others with similar interests.

Kicking off Michigan Tech’s Summer Youth Program series of summer sessions, WIE is a highly-competitive scholarship program. Accepted students receive scholarships that cover tuition, room and board and supplies. WIE scholarship funding is provided by corporations, organizations and Michigan Tech.

We’re very proud of Madison and are sure to hear great things about her in future years!

June 13, 2016

Summer School Information

Filed under: Archive,Community News,Parents,School Board,School Improvement,Staff,Students — Mr. Beckeman @ 11:30 am

For students who are in need of credit recovery, our summer school information is presented below:

Summer School Photo


Summer Lab Calendar:


Summer School Photo Two

Summer School Application (Click on link provided below):

Summer School Application

Payments can be made on the first day of summer school with our instructor (Mr. Walters).  Checks are to be made out to:  Reeths-Puffer Schools.  You may also pay with a credit card if that’s easier.

June 9, 2016

R-PHS Streams Class of 2016 Graduation

Filed under: Archive,Community News,Parents,School Board,Staff,Students — Mr. Beckeman @ 4:38 pm

For the first time in Rocket history, our graduation ceremony was streamed live via the app, Periscope.  It was successful and over one hundred people viewed our ceremony live from many different locations.  It was a wonderful ceremony, one surely to remember!  Click on the link to watch our ceremony.

R-PHS Class of 2016 Graduation

June 8, 2016

Seniors Earn $800,000 in Scholarship Money

Filed under: Archive,Parents,School Board,Staff — Mr. Beckeman @ 9:54 am

Monday night was truly memorable as the class of 2016 earned over $800,000 in scholarship money!  The seniors were presented scholarships and awards by thirty community leaders as well as sixteen staff members making for a memorable night for both our seniors and their parents.

An example of one of our senior scholarship winners is Connor Brown (photo below).  Connor was awarded the Safebuilt Construction Scholarship in the amount of $500.00 based on his performance and leadership through his Construction Trades class at the Muskegon Area Career Tech Center.  Connor is the first Rocket to be awarded this scholarship and we are very proud of him.

Connor Brown

Mr. Beckeman, Principal of R-PHS, awarded Luke Lewis the Principal’s Award for his involvement in school activities, school spirit and ability to break down barriers and misconceptions that sometimes inhibit student expression.

Luke Lewis

The night was filled with other scholarship and award winners, too many to present in one post!  We are very proud of the class of 2016 and have great confidence of future success for them.

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