Rogers Beat

Week of September 21

#strongertogether

Rogers Family,


Last week cross country returned to action competing at Cockrill Middle School. This week we have cross country and volleyball competing. Next week football will begin playing. I'm proud of our student athletes and coaches. They have been practicing for this moment and they deserve it.


I also want to highlight a guest speaker that the district is bringing in on October 8th. His name is Collin Kartchner and he is known for speaking on the harmful effects that social media can have on our self-esteem and self-worth. If you can make it out to RHHS on October 8th I highly recommend it. It is a very relevant message that our students face today.


Thank you for your support of Rogers MS. Have a great week!



Sincerely,


Jason Jetton

Principal

Rogers Middle School

Collin Kartchner is coming to PISD

About Collin


Collin Kartchner created a popular parody Instagram account simply to poke fun of social media and used that account to raise awareness of the harmful effects social media can have on our self-esteem and self-worth. Instead of using his large following to earn paid sponsorship dollars, he used his platform to raise $100k's for hurricane victims, cancer kids, and now has become a social activist raising awareness of social media's effect on teen mental health. He travels the country speaking to kids, parents, educators, and more on the connection between social media and screen addiction on the epidemic rise in teen anxiety, depression, and suicidality. This past year, Collin has presented to 600,000+ individuals at over 500 speaking engagements. His movement to #SavetheKids has gained national attention, earning him a spot on Utah Valley's Top 40 Under 40, an audience at the NIKE and Adidas Headquarters, and a spot on the TEDx stage in September 2018. Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes said that “Collin is a WARRIOR for our kids.” He and his high school crush Elizabeth live in Pleasant Grove, UT, with their 4 amazing un-plugged kids.

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Rogers Library Update

LIBRARY BOOKS FOR VIRTUAL LEARNERS

Virtual learners can check out library books two ways:

1) Sora/Overdrive - e-Books and audiobooks can be accessed and downloaded 24/7 from Sora/Overdrive found in the student portal. Over 450+ titles recently added!

2) PISD Grab & Go Library Curbside Service - Students place wanted titles on hold. The library will notify you the holds are ready and schedule a pick up day/time. Then simply drive through the front and pick up your books.


How to Access Books, eBooks and Audiobooks

PISD Library Grab & Go Curbside Service (for virtual learners only)

For more information, please visit the Rogers Library website.

*PISD Libraries quarantine all items for 96 hours upon their return.

Crossing Guard Needed

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Virtual Student Portraits

Virtual Students who participated in Virtual Student Picture Day may come to Rogers the week of Sept. 20th to pick up your portraits. Portraits are available Monday, Sept. 21 and Tuesday, Sept. 22nd, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Please wear a mask to enter the building.

Vision and Hearing Screening

Vision and hearing screening for all 7th graders will be this Wednesday and Thursday (9/23 & 9/24).

A Message From Our PTO

Parents,


We are looking forward to a wonderful year and encourage you to support our fantastic school by joining the Rogers PTO. When you join Rogers PTO you become part of a team committed to supporting our students, staff, and school. We work to enrich the school curriculum and experience by raising funds to meet our goals. Our key goals are to:

  • coordinate volunteer participation to support school events and programs
  • raise funds for supplemental services, equipment, and supplies
  • support the school administration in its goals


This year, we are pleased to offer several membership options which help us deliver treats, software, furniture, sporting equipment, and much more directly back to the school. Please visit https://www.rogersmspto.net/ to sign up. In addition to membership, there are many ways to support our students and teachers. Be sure to explore the full site to learn all of the ways you can get plugged in to help.



Thank you for your support!


Co-Presidents: Lori Puckett and Tracy Strickland

Vice-President: Kimberly Stumpf

Treasurer: Julie WIley

Secretary: Christy Fletcher

Parliamentarian: Michael Uber

Upcoming PTO Spirit Nights

September 23 - Chick-Fil-A, 5-8pm

October 14 - Pie Five, 4-10pm

November 5 - Marco's Pizza, 11am-10pm

December 2 - Chick-Fil-A, 5-8pm

January 13 - The Cookie Rack, 3:30-7:30pm; Chick-Fil-A, 5-8pm

February 17 - Small Cakes, 11am-8:30pm

March 24 - Chick-Fil-A, 5-8pm

April 7 - Peachwave, 1-9pm

May 5 - Chick-Fil-A, 5-8pm

Rogers Athletics and Athletic Booster Club Information

Please check out the Rogers athletic webpage for important information regarding athletics.
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Friday Night Lights Information

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Important Dates

9/21: 7th Grade Cross Country @ Johnson MS (5pm)

9/23: PTO Spirit Night (Chick-Fil-A, 5-8pm)

9/24: Volleyball vs Dowell MS (7th Grade at Rock Hill HS/8th Grade at Dowell MS) Games Begin at 5pm

9/28: 7th Cross Country at Rock Hill HS (5pm)

9/28: 8th Grade Football vs Hays MS at PISD Children's Health Stadium (5:30/6:45)

9/29: 7th Grade Football vs Hays MS at PISD Children's Health Stadium (5:30/6:45)

10/9: End of 1st 9 weeks

10/12: Columbus Day (No School)

10/14: PTO Spirit Night @ Pie 5 (4-8pm)

10/26-10/30: Red Ribbon Week

10/30: Professional Learning Day (No School for Students)

11/4: Picture Retake

Pictures of the Week

8th Grade Cross Country Meet at Cockrill MS