ROCORI SECONDARY SCHOOL NEWSLETTER

FEBRUARY 11, 2022

NO SCHOOL FEBRUARY 18TH & 21ST

ROCORI CELEBRATED SNOW WEEK

ROCORI Secondary celebrated Snow Week last week. Several students and staff in both Middle School and High School showed off their school spirit by participating in dress up days. During the week ROCORI was able to donate 46 units of blood during the Red Cross blood drive, close to 100 kids participated in our dodgeball tourney, and the week wrapped up with 250 kids attending the winter formal! Thank you to our Student Senate for organizing a great Snow Week celebration.

MN STUDENT SURVEY

The Minnesota Student Survey (MSS) is one of the longest-running youth surveys in the nation. It is a triennial survey that began in 1989. The survey is an anonymous statewide school-based survey conducted to gain insights into the world of students and their experiences. The MSS will be administered to students in grades five, eight, nine, and 11.


Questions on the survey are about many topics relating to young people’s lives. The survey asks about how well school is going, future plans, out-of-school activities, physical and mental health, relationships, substance use and more. High school students are asked about sexual behavior. This useful information about their thoughts and behaviors helps communities and schools develop effective programs and provide better services.


Students in grade eight, nine, and eleven will be taking the survey on March 30. The survey is expected to take 30-50 minutes to complete. Students will need to complete the survey in a single session, which means they will not be able to pause the survey and come back to it later. Parents have the option to opt out their student from participating in the survey. If you wish to opt out your student please click here to complete the form.


Click here for more information about the MSS.

ROCORI PROUD CHANGES

Over the past year ROCORI School Board members reviewed the ROCORI Proud award process with the goal of recommending improvements to this recognition. Their recommendations were brought to the full School Board for discussion. The School Board approved the updated format including making this an annual award. A nomination form was created and can be found at this link https://www.rocori.k12.mn.us/information/school-board/community-rocori-proud. A paper copy can be requested from Holly Gazett at the District Office.


The nomination form requires at least one statement of support for the nominee be from district leadership, building administration, school staff, or a parent organization. Additional persons or organizations are also welcome to contribute a statement of support. The School Board requests completion of the nomination form no later than February 28th to allow the ROCORI Proud Committee sufficient time to review the nominations. Finalists will be selected and brought forward for acknowledgement at a School Board Meeting in March. Recipients of the award will also be invited to the annual ROCORI “Evening with the Stars” banquet in May to join the celebration and be recognized for their contributions. The School Board is excited about this process improvement and looks forward to recognizing our community members through the updated ROCORI Proud Award. We appreciate your nominations.


Sincerely,


ROCORI School Board

SPARTAN ONLINE FAMILIES

Thank you for a great year thus far, we are excited for all the students and families to be embarking on this new tradition at ROCORI Schools. Reminders that the end of the Tri-mester is March 9th, all course work will need to be completed by 3:00 that day. Spartan Online teachers will be reaching out to you for conference times, if you have any issues or concerns, please reach out to the Director of Online Steph Ruegemer at 320-685-4908 or ruegemers@rocori.k12.mn.us

WORLD WEAR SHOE COLLECTION

The ROCORI Environmentalist club is excited to announce that we are starting the World Wear Shoe Collection again. Our club will be sure we are helping our community first by sorting out anything needed for our ROCORI Area Community Closet. The collection bins are placed at all school sites and in the DEF. We plan to collect shoes until Earth Day in April. You will find the flyer attached and please notice we are not able to collect winter boots or flip flops. Please let me know if you have any questions. We appreciate your help!
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HEALTH OFFICE INFORMATION

VACCINATION LETTERS

Vaccination letters have been mailed out. If you have received a letter, please turn in the documentation that has been requested. Please check the fax number on the letter that was sent to you. All documentation can be sent by fax to 320-685-4968 or email to boucherm@rocori.k12.mn.us.


CLICK HERE FOR HEALTH SERVICES WEB PAGE

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MIDDLE SCHOOL CLASS REGISTRATION FOR 2022-2023

8TH GRADE:
  • Feb. 17th - 8th grade enter course requests within English classrooms


7TH GRADE:
  • Feb. 15th - 7th grade enter course requests within English classes


6TH GRADE:

  • Feb. 16th - 6th grade enter course requests within English classes


5th GRADE/NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION:

  • February 17th - All registration information due (parochial, online, new students, incoming 6th grade)

MIDDLE SCHOOL YEARBOOKS

The 21-22 ROCORI Middle School yearbooks are for sale in the office or on RevTrak. The cost is $35.00.
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ATTENTION SENIORS

SENIORS,

Many new SCHOLARSHIPS have been posted in the scholarship link on the guidance office web page with quickly approaching deadlines. Check it out today!

GRADUATION FOR THE CLASS OF 2022

Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 6:30 PM in the High School Gymnasium

CLASS OF 2022 ALL NIGHT GRAD PARTY

Class of 2022 All Night Graduation Party

Tickets are now available to purchase on RevTrak. The cost is $60.00 until April 7th at midnight, at that time the cost will go up to $75.00.

The early bird drawing will take place before school in the commons on April 8th.

SENIORS - EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR THEN & NOW PHOTOS

Seniors - Extended deadline for Then and Now photos

We still have space for more Then and Now photos in the yearbook. So, find that old photo of you and another senior student or group of seniors and recreate it. Send BOTH photos to baconr@rocori.k12.mn.us no later than FEBRUARY 15th. Please contact Mrs. Bacon, Yearbook Advisor, with any questions.

HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOKS

There is a small supply of 2021 yearbooks available for purchase in the school office for $55 each (cash or check only). Please see Jane at the Activities desk.


The 2022 yearbooks are available for purchase on RevTrak or in the school office for $55. Please order yours to reserve a copy for this school year, with a May delivery date.

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BOYS LACROSSE MEETING

There will be a ROCORI Boys Lacrosse meeting on Wednesday, 2-16 at 7:30am in the RHS Commons. Any Boys in grades 9-12 interested in playing lacrosse this spring should attend.

WE ARE HERE FOR YOU!

Administration:

Ryan Hauge - Secondary Principal, grades 6 - 12 - hauger@rocori.k12.mn.us

Josh Austad - Assistant Principal, grades 9 - 12 - austadj@rocori.k12.mn us

Jake Nelson - Assistant Principal, grades 6 - 8 - nelsonj@rocori.k12.mn.us

Joel Baumgarten - Activities Director - baumgartenj@rocori.k12.mn.us


Counselors:

Craig Lieser - Guidance Counselor grades 9 - 12 - lieserc@rocori.k12.mn.us

Shelly Collison - Guidance Counselor, grades 9 - 12 - collisons@rocori.k12.mn.us

Marsha Gilbertson - Guidance Counselor, grades 6 - 8 - gilbertsonm@rocori.k12.mn.us

Amy Olson - Guidance Counselor, grades 6 - 8 - olsonamy@rocori.k12.mn.us