Rockford High School Newsletter

Spring 2015

Rockford High School 10-12 Building

Office Hours: 7:00am - 4:00pm


Main Office: 616-863-6030

Attendance Office: 616-863-6032

Counseling Office: 616-863-6033

10-12 Building Daily Announcements

Daily Announcements Can Be Viewed on the School Website or by Clicking the Button Above

Rockford High School Freshman Center

Office Hours: 7:00am - 4:00pm


Main Office: 616-863-6348

Attendance Office: 616-863-6352

Counseling Office: 616-863-6350

Freshman Center Daily Announcements

Daily Announcements Can Be Viewed on the School Website or by Clicking the Button Above

From the Desk of the Principal...

On behalf of the staff at the RHS 10-12 Building and Freshman Center, we want to thank you for your efforts, communication and support during the 2014-2015 school year. We experienced many incredible successes and endured several difficult situations. We were able to accomplish this by sticking TOGETHER and by continuing to make the success of our students a priority. We look forward to your continued partnership!


Let's "FINISH STRONG!"


Sincerely,


Dan Zang

Principal, 10-12 Building


Tom Hosford

Principal, Freshman Center



P.S. We are trying something new with this newsletter. We hope you like it!

May Ballot Proposal Information

Below you will find a link to the RPS website with information pertaining to the upcoming May Ballot Proposal which will have an impact on public school funding. You are encouraged to read as much as you can on this topic to make an informed decision on election day. There is also a schedule of upcoming community forums that are located throughout the district. Dr. Shibler will present on this topic at all of them.


Here is the link: http://www.rockfordschools.org/?i=Proposal%201%20Information

Rockford High School Happenings

RHS Interact Club Update

This year our RHS Interact Club has worked hard to purchase a water well in Nigeria through the Samuel Omogo Foundation. The cost of a well is $5000. This week we have reached our goal! There will be a Rockford Public Schools well built in Nigeria this summer. Our well will service five to ten thousand people. It will reduce water borne illnesses, bring clean water closer to a village, and save many lives. Interact/Thirsting to Serve owes thanks to many teachers who allowed us into your classrooms to teach about the world water crisis and collect donations. Special thanks to our sixth grade classes at both North and East for doing amazing fundraisers to help us meet our goal.


Below are some pictures of what our well will look like and what the water source looked like before.

Congratulations to RHS Regional Scholastic Art Award Recipients

Front Row (left to right): Rachel MacDonald, Sarah Puett, and Quinn Peterson; Middle Row: Ying Zou, Baylie Brown, Alex Schmitt, and Nathan Jefferis; Back Row: Bailey Fairchild, Kailey LaBadie, and Evan Erickson. Not Pictured: Carly Behrendt, Anna Lebedeva, Alexis Mojzuk, and Teresa Sargent.

Juniors to Complete the M-STEP Assessment

Just a reminder that Juniors will be taking the M-STEP on the following dates:


April 14 - English/Language Arts

April 16 - Science

April 21 - Math

April 23 - Social Studies


Reminder emails will go out regarding the daily schedule, etc. for all students.

RHS Parent/Teacher Conferences

April 22 - 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

April 23 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Both the Freshman Center and 10-12 Building will hold conferences on these dates/times.

*May ballot info: Dr. Shibler will be presenting on Proposal 1, April 23rd at 5:30pm in the RHS LGI.

RHS Academic Letter Ceremony

April 30 - 9:00 am for 9th grade/1:00 pm for 10th grade

May 1 - 9:00 am for 12th grade/1:00 for 11th grade

Honorees will receive invitations in the mail.


All Academic Awards Ceremonies will be held in the Auditorium at the 10-12 Building.

RHS Spring Art Show

May 19-21 - Located in the RHS Auditorium Lobby & Art Gallery

Any student grades 9-12 will be allowed to enter artwork in the show. Students can contact their Art teacher for more information.

RHS THEATER SPRING PLAY

Spring Play: The Curious Savage

May 14,15,16 7pm Adults $8, Students $5


This warm-hearted comedy revolves around Mrs. Ethel Savage, a slightly eccentric widow who has been left ten million dollars by her late husband. She wants to use the money to establish a fund which would help others realize their hopes and dreams, in spite of the efforts of her grown-up stepchildren to get their hands on it. Fearful that she will squander the money before they can get hold of it, the greedy siblings have the widow committed to a sanatorium where she meets a most interesting group of social outcasts. With the help of her new-found friends, Mrs. Savage leads her stepchildren on a merry chase and along the way learns the true meaning of family.​

RHS Exam Schedule - Trimester 3

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

7:40 – 8:31 - 1st hour exam review

8:37 – 9:28 - 2nd hour exam review

9:34 – 10:25 - 3rd hour exam review


10:25 – 10:55 - A lunch

11:01 – 12:01 - 4th hour A exam review


10:55 – 11:25 - B lunch

10:31 – 10:55 and 11:31 – 12:01 - 4th hour B exam review


11:31 – 12:01 - C lunch

10:31 – 11:31 - 4th hour C exam review


12:07 – 12:59 - 5th hour exam review

1:05 – 2:35 - 5th hour Exam


Thursday, June 4, 2015

7:40 – 9:12 - 1st hour Exam

9:27 -11:00 - 2nd hour Exam


Friday, June 5, 2015

7:40 – 9:12 - 3rd hour Exam

9:27 -11:00 - 4th hour Exam

RHS Testing Out Information

For those that are interested in testing out of a class for the 2015-2016 school year, please see dates and process below:


10-12 Bldg (Incoming 10th, 11th & 12th graders)

June 1 - 5 - Request forms are available in the RHS Main Office.

June 8 - 12 - Pick up syllabus and study materials in the RHS Main Office.

**Aug 3 - 7 - Testing week


Freshman Center (Incoming 9th graders)

May 26-29 - Request forms are available in the RFC Main Office.

June 1-5 - Pick up syllabus and study materials in the RFC Main Office.

**Aug 17-21 - Testing Week


**Subject to change due to availability of teacher(s)

Medications

Please pick up all medications kept in the Health room for your student by June 12. All medications left after that date will be disposed of, as they are not kept over the summer. Thank you!

Lost & Found

Please have your student check the lost & found. Items left at the end of the school year will be donated to North Kent Service Center.

Summer Office Hours

10-12 Building - Main Office will be open all summer. Office hours will be 7:30 am to 3:00 pm beginning June 15 and continuing through August 14. The office is open during the lunch hour. Regular office hours of 7:00 am to 4:00 pm begining August 17.


Freshman Center - Main Office will be open June 8-12 from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm. The office is open during the lunch hour. The offices will be closed from June 15 through August 21. Regular office hours of 7:00 am to 4:00 pm begin August 24.


*Construction alert: The 10-12 Bldg and Freshman Center main entrances will be closed due to the district security upgrades beginning June 8th. Signs will be posted directing you to our temporary summer offices.

RHS Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program

Each year, Rockford Public School District offers Career and Technical Education programs at Rockford High School. These programs are designed to prepare youth for a broad range of employment and training services and are offered under the guidance of certified teachers, counselors, and cooperative education coordinators. The programs offered include Accounting, Business Management, and Child Development.


For general information about these programs, contact:

Mary Cody, CTE Director

Rockford High School

4100 Kroes Road Rockford, MI 49341

(616) 863-6030


All career and technical education programs follow the district’s policies of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, gender/sex, age, disability, height, weight or marital status in all programs, activities, and employment. In addition, arrangements can be made to ensure that the lack of English language skills in not a barrier to admission or participation.



Inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies should be directed to:

Doug VanderJagt, Ph.D., Assistant Superintendent Human Resources

Rockford Public Schools

350 N. Main Street Rockford, MI 49341

(616) 863-6554

Register for the Draft

ALL 18 year old male students must register for the draft per federal law. This must be done within 30 days of their 18th birthday. It is a very simple procedure. Go to www.sss.gov and follow the directions.

Kent Career Technical Center (KCTC) Schedule

KCTC April Schedule

April 3 - No School

April 6 -10 - Spring Break-School Closed

April 13 -Late Start for Students - 9 :40 am Start Time

1st & 2nd Sessions - Excused from KCTC attend RHS only

3rd Session attend RHS & KCTC


KCTC SCHEDULE

M-STEP WEEK 4-13-15 THRU 4-17-15

MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2015 - LATE START TIME 9:40

1st & 2nd Sessions – Excused from KCTC - Attend classes at RHS

3rd Session – Attend RHS & KCTC (bus leaves at 11:30 as usual)


TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2015

JUNIORS

1st Session – Excused from KCTC – Attend RHS

2nd Session – Excused from KCTC – Attend RHS

3rd Session Attend 1st & 2nd hrs (Take “A” Lunch) & KCTC (bus leaves at 11:30)

SENIORS

1st Session – Attend KCTC & RHS 3rd (10:50) – 5th hrs.

2nd Session – Attend KCTC & RHS 4th (12:29) & 5th hrs.

3rd Session Attend 1st & 2nd hrs. (Take “A” Lunch) & KCTC (bus leaves at 11:30)


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2015 – REGULAR DAY


THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2015

JUNIORS

1st Session – Excused from KCTC – Attend RHS

2nd Session – Attend KCTC & RHS 4th (12:29) & 5th hrs.

3rd Session Attend 1st & 2nd hrs (Take “A” Lunch) & KCTC (bus leaves at 11:30)

SENIORS

1st Session – Attend KCTC & RHS 3rd (10:50) – 5th hrs.

2nd Session – Attend KCTC & RHS 4th (12:29) & 5th hrs.

3rd Session Attend 1st & 2nd hrs. (Take “A” Lunch) & KCTC (bus leaves at 11:30)


FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2015 – REGULAR DAY


KCTC SCHEDULE

M-STEP WEEK 4-20-15 THRU 4-24-15

MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2015 – REGULAR DAY


TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2015

JUNIORS

1st Session – Excused from KCTC – Attend RHS

2nd Session - Excused from KCTC – Attend RHS

3rd Session Attend 1st & 2nd hrs (Take “A” Lunch) & KCTC (bus leaves at 11:30)

SENIORS

1st Session – Attend KCTC & RHS 3rd (10:50) – 5th hrs.

2nd Session – Attend KCTC & RHS 4th (12:29) & 5th hrs.

3rd Session Attend 1st & 2nd hrs. (Take “A” Lunch) & KCTC (bus leaves at 11:30)


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2015 – REGULAR DAY


THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2015

JUNIORS

1st Session – Excused from KCTC – Attend RHS

2nd Session – Attend KCTC & RHS 4th (12:29) & 5th hrs.

3rd Session Attend 1st & 2nd hrs (Take “A” Lunch) & KCTC (bus leaves at 11:30)

SENIORS

1st Session – Attend KCTC & RHS 3rd hr. (10:50) – 5th hrs.

2nd Session – Attend KCTC & RHS 4th (12:29) & 5th hrs.

3rd Session Attend 1st & 2nd hrs. (Take “A” Lunch) & KCTC (bus leaves at 11:30)


FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2015 – REGULAR DAY

KCTC May Schedule

May 22 - No School

May 25 - Memorial Day - No School


SENIORS ONLY-FINAL EXAMS

Last day required for seniors at KCTC is Friday, May 15, 2015

(Seniors should continue to attend if they have outstanding work due)


May 20 - Full Day-Exams Hrs 3,4 & 5

1st Session – Attend 3, 4 & 5 hr Exams

2nd Session – Attend 1st hr and 4 & 5 hr Exams

3rd Session – Attend 1st, 2hr & 3rd hr Exam


May 21 - Half Day - Exam Hrs 1 & 2

1st Session - No Classes to Attend

2nd Session - Attend 1st hr Exam

3rd Session - Attend 1&2 hr Exams

KCTC June Schedule

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 1st - 5th HR Review ALL Classes & 5th Hr. Exam

1st Session - Attend KCTC & RHC 3rd (9:34), 4th & 5th Hrs.

2nd Session - NO KCTC & Attend - 1st Review, 4th & 5th Hrs.

3rd Session- Attend RHS Review 1st - 3rd hour & KCTC (bus leaves @ 11:30)

*KCTC CLASSES END ON JUNE 4, 2015*


Thursday, June 4, 2015 – 1st & 2nd Hr Exams

*(RHS dismisses @ 11:00)*

1st Session – No RHS – No KCTC

2nd Hr. Session – Attend RHS 1st Hr. Exam – No KCTC

3rd Session – Attend RHS 1st & 2nd Hr. Exams – No KCTC


Friday, June 5, 2015 – 3rd & 4th Hr Exams

*(RHS dismisses @ 11:00)*

1st Session – Attend RHS 3rd & 4th Hr Exams – No KCTC

2nd Session – Attend RHS 3rd & 4th Hr Exams – No KCTC

3rd Session – No RHS – No KCTC

Rockford High School Athletics

Upcoming Sports Physicals

COST $25.00 – PAYABLE TO ROCKFORD ATHLETICS


TUESDAY – JUNE 2, 2015

NORTH ROCKFORD MS

2:30 PM UNTIL FINISHED


WEDNESDAY-JUNE 3, 2015

EAST ROCKFORD MS

11:00 PM UNTIL FINISHED


THURSDAY-JUNE 4, 2015

ROCKFORD HIGH SCHOOL

11:00 AM UNTIL FINISHED


REMINDER: PHYSICAL FORMS MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO EXAM. PARENT SIGNATURE REQUIRED! FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT ALL SCHOOLS & ARE ALSO POSTED ON THE ATHLETIC WEBPAGE


A CURRENT PHYSICAL FOR THE 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR MUST BE DATED ON OR AFTER APRIL 15, 2015


FOR A COMPLETE SUMMER CAMP LISTING AND UPDATED SPORT SCHEDULES, VISIT THE SPORTS PAGE AT WWW.ROCKFORDSCHOOLS.ORG


PLANNING AHEAD FOR FALL SPORTS: Fall Sports offered – Grades 9 through 12:

Boys/Girls Cross Country – Football -- Football Sideline Cheer – Girls Golf - Boys Soccer Girls Swim/Dive - Boy’s Tennis – Volleyball – Boy’s Water Polo

Fall sports begin August 12, with the exception of Football which begins August 10.

PHYSICALS ON FILE IN THE RHS ATHLETIC OFFICE BY THURSDAY, AUGUST 6

Important Dates

Senior Information

May 1 - Last day to turn in Senior Survey

May 14 – Senior Class Meeting in Auditorium @ 8:30 am

May 20 - All seniors attend periods 1 & 2, then take 3rd, 4th, and 5th period exams

May 21 – All seniors take 1st and 2nd period exams

Seniors who have maintained a “B” average or better and have no unexcused absences or suspensions based on each class hour, with fewer than 7 absences with permission from teachers, may be allowed to waive 3rd trimester exams.

May 20-29 - Pick up Commencement tickets in the RHS Main office; each students receives 8 tickets

May 21 - Honors Convocation - Fine Arts Auditorium at 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Honorees will receive invitations indicating time(s) of ceremony at which they will be honored.

May 31 - Baccalaureate - Attendance is optional

June 2 - Commencement Rehearsal - Attendance at rehearsal at 8:45 am is MANDATORY to participate in the evening ceremony. PLEASE BE PROMPT!

June 2 - Commencement - 7:00 pm at the DeltaPlex.

Seniors participating in the After-Grad party must report by 5:00 pm to the high school. Seniors not participating in the After-Grad party must report by 6:00 pm to the DeltaPlex.

June 15 - Diplomas (inserts) will be available beginning this day and throughout the summer for pick up. Diploma inserts will not be mailed.

Upcoming Dates

April 3 - No School

April 6-10 - Spring Break - No School

April 13 - Late Start for Students - 9:40am

April 14 - Parent Advisory Meeting @ 9:00am (RFC LGI)

April 22 & 23 - Parent Teacher Conferences

April 30 - 9th and 10th Grade Academic Letter Ceremony


May 1 - 11th and 12th Grade Academic Letter Ceremony

May 4 - Parent Advisory Meeting @ 9:00am (RFC LGI)

May 9 - Prom at The Pinnacle Center

May 20 & 21 - Senior Exams

May 21 - Honors Convocation

May 22 - No School

May 25 - Memorial Day – No School

May 28 - NHS Induction - 10-12 auditorium

May 31 Baccalaureate


June 2 - Graduation

June 3-5 - Exams (3rd full day, 4th & 5th 1/2 days for students)

June 5 - Tentative last school day

Transition to the 2015-2016 School Year

August 25 - 12th Grade Orientation 8:00 am-12pm

August 26 - 11th Grade Orientation 8:00 am-12pm

August 26 - 9th Grade Orientation 8:00 am-12pm

August 27 - 10th Grade Orientation 8:00 am-12pm

August 31 - 9-12 Make-up Orientation 8:00 am - 12pm

September 8 - First Day of School


More information to come!

Have a GREAT end to the school year and an even BETTER summer!