Rogers Beat

Week of February 10

Rogers Nation,


Our first ever Hope Week concluded on Friday and was a success! Each day had a designated theme and events went on during lunch including Hope Rallies on Wednesday and Thursday! I am so proud of our students who have taken responsibility to help make Rogers an inclusive, welcoming, and supportive school.



  • Congratulations to all of our UIL Academic participants who competed yesterday at Prosper HS. UIL Academics is a great way to get involved and meet some outstanding students!
  • Our Boys and Girls 7th and 8th grade Black/White teams competed in their district tournament on Saturday. Out of 8 teams competing we had 4 teams claim the district championship. Congratulations to our players and coaches!
  • Our very own Eagle Emeralds competed yesterday at Independence HS in Frisco. For the second week in a row they walked away as "Grand Champions". Congratulations girls!
  • The annual Rogers 5K is just around the corner-sign up for a fun way to support our PTO!



Please make note that this Friday is a professional development day for our teachers-which means no school for students. Monday, February 17th is President's Day/Bad Weather Makeup day. Enjoy the extra long weekend!


Mark your calendars for February 24th. This is our annual parent information night for incoming 6th graders and returning 7th and 8th graders. If you are unable to attend we will be recording the presentation that you can watch at your convenience.


I hope to see you out this week at one of the events supporting our students.



Jason Jetton

Counselor Corner

Counselor Contact Information


Amber Robertson - 6th Grade (alrobertson@prosper-isd.net)

Katie Burden - 7th Grade (ksburden@prosper-isd.net)

Melissa Covin - 8th Grade (mccovin@prosper-isd.net)

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Rogers is pleased to announce that we are now officially recognized by the New York Life Foundation as a grief-sensitive school. We are so proud of our teachers to invest their time in learning about ways they can support our students' social emotional health.

Flu, Coronavirus and Other Illnesses

Prosper ISD follows the guidance and expertise of national and local health officials to help protect our students and staff from all communicable diseases. The District is aware that The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. While there are no reports of this illness in our area, families are encouraged to visit CDC website for more information and travel guidance regarding the Coronavirus.

Please be assured that Prosper ISD will continue to be in communication with our local partners and stand ready to take all appropriate measures. School Health Services is closely monitoring all developments and is in regular communication with public health officials.

Our campus custodial staff will also continue to disinfect campuses each day to help offset the spread of communicable illnesses, but it takes all of us to ensure healthy school environments. As a reminder, we are still in the midst of cold and flu season, and it’s important for families to take preventative measures to safeguard themselves from the spread of communicable diseases.

Preventing the Spread of Infection.

MIddle School Parent Information Night-Feb. 24

The Anthology Project 2019 - 2020 Submissions Due February 13th THEME: How Do YOU Feel?

Students who are interested may submit something they created to be published into a book. This can be, but not limited to, a painting, a drawing, a poem, any sort of writing, photography, a dance, a song, a video, or anything else that we can put in a book. We limit one submission per category (for example, a student cannot submit two poems, but they can submit a poem and a piece of art), but they are allowed to enter as many categories as they want. Once all the submissions are ready, they will be published as a book for purchase. We will also have a reception for the completed book at Prosper High School on May 13th. We can't wait to see all the amazing things our students make!


THINK about the theme. CREATE fearlessly, BECOME published.

Have questions? Need more info? Visit the Rogers Library webpage.

Lovepacs

Dear Parent or Guardian,


During extended school breaks, families often need double the amount of food they typically use due to their students being home all day from school. Lovepacs works with area schools to provide families with additional food to cover their increased needs within their family by supplying food packs.


These food packs will include items such as bread, rice, pasta, peanut butter, jelly, snacks, canned vegetables, canned fruits and canned meats— enough to feed your child breakfast, lunch, and snack each day of the break.


Prior to Thanksgiving, winter, and spring breaks, Lovepacs will deliver food packs to the school of your choice or deliver them to your home for families that choose to participate.


More information on Lovepacs is available at http://www.lovepacs.org/prosper/


If you would like to receive a Lovepac, please click here to complete the online form by February 21, 2020 in order to participate for Spring Break. You will enter the password: Lunch in order to complete the form.


If you have questions, please contact Jeni Sexton at jeni.sexton@lovepacs.org.

Parent Information night @ PHS

PISD Parents:


Our Pharmacology/Pharmacy Technologist classes would like to give you the opportunity to learn more about prescription drug misuse and abuse in our country. One in four teens have misused or abused prescription drugs at least once in their lifetime, with most getting them from a family’s medicine cabinet. Children who learn about the risks of drugs from their parents, however, are up to 50% less likely to misuse or abuse drugs[1].


We are proud to have Ms. Isabel Chuang, the Pharmacy Manager with CVS, who is willing to give a presentation for educational purposes. Ms. Chuang will be presenting videos of real life stories and will be available at the end of the presentation to answer questions.


This event will be held at PHS in the LGI room on February 13, 2020, from 6-8 pm. The presentation will only be about 45 minutes, with time at the end for any questions, so it will most likely not last the entire two hours..


We would love for you to join us in this educational opportunity to improve the communications about prescription drug use and abuse, and have open conversations with each other. This is open to any PISD parent, guardian or student.


[1] DEA/ED. Growing Up Drug Free: A Parent’s Guide to Prevention



TIP 411

click here for the link to the Tip 411 on the PISD website


Tip411


Tip411 is a new tool to enhance student safety. It is an internet-based communication system that gives students or any concerned citizen a means to quickly and anonymously report threats, potential self-harm, concerns, suspicious or criminal behavior at school or beyond school hours regarding PISD schools, students and/or staff.


When you submit a tip through any of the options below, it is sent to a 3rd party tip service acting as a privacy buffer between you and the Prosper ISD Police Department to preserve your identity and contact information. If you have a tip for the Prosper ISD Police Department please use any of the options below to help provide important information on crimes or criminals that will help us to keep Prosper ISD safe for everyone.


Tip submissions may not be received until the following day. In case of emergency dial 911.

OPTION 2


Also, anyone with a cell phone can send an anonymous tip to the appropriate Prosper ISD District personnel by texting one of the following keywords* and tip information to 847411 (tip411).


To send an anonymous tip via text message to Prosper High School
text the keyword (PHSTIP) and your tip to 847411.



To send an anonymous tip via text message to Hays Middle School (COMING SOON - until then please use PISDTIP)
text the keyword (PISDTIP) and your tip to 847411.


To send an anonymous tip via text message to Reynolds Middle School
text the keyword (REYTIP) and your tip to 847411.


To send an anonymous tip via text message to Rogers Middle School
text the keyword (ROGTIP) and your tip to 847411.


To send an anonymous tip via text message to Prosper ISD
text the keyword (PISDTIP) and your tip to 847411.



* When texting, please remember to type the keyword in all uppercase letters.

Be sure to save/record your tip ID. You can use the ID to login to view feedback about your tip from the agency/group. Just enter the ID on the tip history page and any feedback about your tip from the group will display. You can then submit additional information to the group using the tip form.

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"Frozen Musical Auditions will be held on February 27th after school in the choir room. Everyone in the school is able to audition. For more information on what is required at the audition please join the google classroom using code 8p9r2x4 If you have any questions please see Mrs. Haney in the theatre room or reach out via email at sahaney@prosper-isd.net. "

Here Comes The Bus

Library and Instructional Technology Parent Newsletter (LITS)-February

Rogers 5K-March 28


Dear Rogers Parents,


Mark your calendars for our 5th Annual Rogers 5K & Fun Run, to be held Saturday, March 28, 2020.


We want to thank you for making the first 4 years a great success! This is our only fundraiser of the year, and money raised will allow the PTO to fund student participation programs, educational tools, teacher appreciation awards, new equipment, enrichment activities and outreach and assistance for families in need.


PTO wants to break last year’s participation record and see just how many students, parents, and community members can attend this fun PTO fundraiser. In addition to winners in each age category, we will recognize the fastest runner at each of our elementary schools.

To register your child, yourself, or the rest of your family, go online to our event website at https://www.rogers5k.com/.


Registration fees will include a t-shirt, as well as a chip timer for those participating in the 5K race. Our Fun Run is a one mile course that is great for families to walk together. All funds raised from the 5K and Fun Run will support the PTO.


If you have any questions or need assistance, please send an email to rogersmspto@gmail.com.


Thank you for supporting Rogers!

Rogers PTO 5K Committee

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Rogers PTO Membership

We are looking forward to a wonderful year and encourage you to support our fantastic school by joining the Rogers PTO! With your membership, you help us support and celebrate our students and staff.


PTO memberships cost as little as $15, which helps us deliver treats, software, furniture, sporting equipment, and much more directly back to the school.


Please click https://rogerspto.membershiptoolkit.com/ to complete the following:



  • BE Known: Enter student directory information.
  • BE Involved: Join the PTO and donate Party Money.
  • BE Prosper: Show your Prosper Spirit by purchasing our Spirit Wear.
  • BE Informed: Discover details on planned Rogers events.
  • BE Connected: Join us on Facebook, Twitter, and our Mobile App.

Rogers Athletic Booster Club


We could use your help!


Your paid 2019-2020 membership supports our Amazing Athletes! These funds as well as funds raised from our volunteers working concessions go directly to your athlete to help purchase athletic warm ups, Goodie bags/treats, our fantastic end of the year banquet and much more! We need your support and its super easy to join!


Just login to membership toolkit and sign up today!

Athletics Boosters

MIddle School Color Guard Rehearsals

PISD Middle School Color Guard Begins Rehearsals
January 29th

Who can participate? All Hays, Reynolds, and Rogers Students.

What is Color Guard? We’re the section in the marching band who dance and spin flags, rifles and sabres.

Where will rehearsals be held? We will have a sectional at each middle school, and then several rehearsals at PHS.

When will these sectionals & rehearsals occur?
Wed, January 29th: Hays MS Practice Gym, 3:25 - 4:30
Wed, February 5th: Reynolds MS Small Gym, 3:25 - 4:30
Wed, February 12th: Rogers MS Cafeteria, 3:25 - 4:30
Wed, February, 19th: PHS, 4:30 - 6:00
Wed, February 26th: PHS, 4:30 - 6:00
Wed, March 4th: PHS, 4:30 - 6:00
Wed, March 18th: PHS, 4:30 - 6:00
Wed, March 25th: PHS, 4:30 - 6:00
Fri, March 27th: PHS Arena, Parent Performance, 7:00

Why should you do middle school color guard? If you’re interested in trying out for the Prosper Guard or the Rock Hill Color Guard, then these rehearsal clinics will teach you some of the fundamentals of color guard.

How do I do color guard? Do I need to have prior experience? Most color guard members learn how to spin a flag and dance by coming to rehearsal and learning with our awesome teachers and staff members. It takes a little bit of patience and a lot of practice, but you can learn how to toss a flag in no-time, all you have to do is try!

Please contact Ms. Kusmierczak at lbkusmierczak@prosper-isd.net with any questions.

Arrival and Dismissal Reminders

Parents-Please review the arrival and dismissal procedures linked below. We want to remind everyone for safety reason you should not pick your student up on Coit after school. Traffic flow in and out of campus is highlighted in the procedures. Thank you for your assistance as we work to make it as smooth and safe for everyone as possible.


Students that walk home should use the crossing guards to cross Coit instead of crossing at the pedestrian cross walk (located north of Rogers). Using the pedestrian crosswalk at dismissal causes Coit to back up makes it difficult for cars to exit the school.

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Rogers MS Parent Book Club

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Watch D.O.G.S.

We are looking for Dads to volunteer as Watch Dogs here at Rogers! Our Watch Dogs help us by monitoring the hallways and lunchroom, in addition to having positive interactions with our staff and students. Please reach out to Bret Wurzbach (bawurzbach@prosper-isd.net) for more information.

Other Important Information


Procedures for dropping off items for students at Rogers Middle School:

Parents bringing lunch, water bottles, snacks, homework or any other personal items such as cellphones and backpacks to school for their student will be asked to sign the items in with the students name and grade. All items will be placed on the book shelf in the vestibule which is located just outside the front office. Students are responsible for picking up their items. In an effort to keep the teacher from being interrupted during class time, the front office does not call the classroom to notify students when items have been dropped off at the school.


.Rogers Athletics

Click here for information on athletics


Volunteer Background Check (Must be completed each year)


Total Enrollment at Rogers-1,184

8th Grade-361

7th Grade-404

6th Grade-419

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Important Dates

February 14: Student Day Off/Staff Professional Learning Day


February 17: President's Day/Bad Weather Make-Up Day


February 18: PTO Spirit Night at Smashburger


February 21: Rogers UIL One Act Play (5:30-7pm)


February 22: Rogers UIL One Act Play (1-3pm)


February 24: MS Parent Information Meeting at Rogers MS

(Incoming 6th Grade 6-6:45pm) (Incoming 7th and 8th Grade 7:15-8:00pm)


March 9-13: Spring Break




District Calendar

January-Rock Star Students

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Eagle Emeralds are Grand Champions!!!

District Champions-8th Grade "White Team"

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District Champions-8th Grade "Black Team"

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Hope Rally

Rogers Middle School

Grades: 6-8

School Hours: 8:10 a.m.- 3:25 p.m.
Attendance Line: 469-219-2151