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!
Students that will be attending R-PHS in the fall should watch for the following mailer coming your way sometime soon!
For students who are in need of credit recovery, our summer school information is presented below:
Summer Lab Calendar:
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.
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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
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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.
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.
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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The class of 2016 will be the first R-PHS class to have their graduation live-streamed via Periscope, a free live-stream app found in the app store. It’s easy to download Periscope! Just follow the prompts it provides. If you allow “push notifications”, you will receive a text that will inform you that Mr. Beckeman’s Periscope is going “live” with the graduation ceremony.
After you’ve downloaded the Periscope app, type: DanBeckeman in the search window. Click to follow.
Our graduation ceremony (Tuesday, June 7th) will start promptly at 7:00 p.m. and will end just prior to 9:00 p.m. If you cannot join us in person, please join our live-stream!
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The first fishing outing for the RPHS Hunt & Fish club was held last Saturday at Snug Harbor. Along with R-PHS teacher and advisor, Mr. Gary Gearhart, were 22 Reeths-Puffer kids in attendance at this outing that went from 10am-1pm. Prizes were given out to the biggest fish, most caught, and anyone who got skunked. Congrats to Mitchell Moore on catching 18 fish and David Russell for catching an 18in 3.5lb bass. The three students who got skunked all won brand new fishing poles. A big shout out goes to Snug Harbor Outfitters, Ray’s Mini Mart, and Johnson’s Great Outdoors for supplying prizes and bait for this outing.
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R-PHS Students, Connor Brown, Joe McCombs, Justin Riley, Collin Springer, Ken Stepp and Ian Strahan have learned a lot in their construction trades class over the course of the school year. Their project for the year was building a “spec” home with their classmates from the CTC (Career Tech Center) before the 2015-16 school year ended. They met their goal and the work they accomplished was recently recognized and highlighted by WZZM TV 13. The video can be accessed from the link below:
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MOCK ROCKet Scholars entertained an overflowing crowd in the Rocket Centre last night with senior Luke Lewis winning first place for his montage of music over the decades.
Rockets of all ages got in the act in song and dance to a myriad of songs that kept the audience laughing and clapping throughout the night. Each elementary, our Intermediate, Middle and High School were well represented in the hour-long program.
This year, MOCK ROCKet Scholars proceeds will be donated to the Rocket Scholars Foundation providing scholarships to Rocket graduates. What a great way to enjoy an evening on campus and at the same time, support Rocket Scholars Foundation!
A huge thank you to the leadership committee (Mrs. Anderson, Mrs. Broilo, Mr. Conrad, Mr. Kleaveland, Ms. Nauta) for staging this wonderful community event.
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