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March 2024

Just think, in 3 months your student(s) will be on summer vacation!  The school year is flying by and we are thankful for each day we see your student(s) at Rogers Middle School!  Thank you for supporting your student(s) and for taking a few minutes to read about updates at our school!  Don't forget to 'spring ahead' this weekend!

Scholastic Book Fair Volunteers Needed: March 11-20

The Scholastic book fair is next week and we are in need of a few more volunteers for preview and purchase days.  If you are able, please sign up for a volunteer shift here: 2024 Spring RMS Book Fair Volunteers - Sign Up.  All volunteers need to have an approved background check on file with the district before volunteering.  Thank you in advance for your help!

Conference Donations - March 14

Conferences are quickly approaching next week on March 14!  Would you be willing to help provide dinner for our amazing teachers during their 3-3:45 PM break on Thursday? We are thinking of ordering pizza or sandwiches (if there are any leftover funds, those will be used for Staff Appreciation Week in May).

If you wish to donate, please sign up  here and drop off donations to Ann Hedlund (in the Attendance Office) or Angie Grotte (in the Administration Office) on Monday, March 11 - Tuesday, March 12. If you are dropping off cash, please put it in an envelope labeled with "Conference Dinner Donation."  If other arrangements are needed, please email Thank you for your donations and for showing our RMS staff members how much we appreciate them!

Conference Sign Up - March 14 and 19 from 4:00-6:30 PM

Conferences for both nights are in-person or virtual.  Please select the correct drop down box when scheduling the type of conference you would like to attend.  Please click  here to sign up for conferences.  

  • Attendance at spring conferences is not mandatory.

  • 5th grade families - reminder to only sign up with your child's homeroom teacher (if you need to conference)

  • 6th-8th grade families - reminder to only sign up for two teachers to conference with.  If you see a need to conference with additional teachers and there is availability, please contact before before March 8 or after March 8 and we will get you signed up.

  • If there are not any open time slots for teachers that you would like to visit with or if you need to change a time that you have signed up for, please reach out to Debbie or Angie via email and they will get back to you sometime during the week.

  • These are the last scheduled conferences for the year. However, if any issues or concerns arise later, you are welcome to contact your student's teacher directly via email or phone. Thank you!

Scholastic Book Fair: March 11-20 (you can also shop during conferences on March 14 & 19 from 4:00-6:30 PM)!

Rogers Middle School will be hosting our book fair in the Media Center from March 11-20.  For more detailed information, please click here.  If you wish to see a list of some of the book titles (including pricing) that will be available to shop at the fair, please click this  link.

  • Accepted Forms of Payment (don't forget the 8.775% tax!)

    • Cash

    • Credit/Debit Card

    • eWallet (cashless and no contact option)

      • Create an eWallet Account Here
        • *** Please note: If there are any remaining eWallet funds, they can only be spent online at Scholastic or at a future Scholastic book fair (we will be having one more fair in May at RMS). ***

      • If you have an eWallet with a balance from the last book fair, please create a new eWallet (using the same email address you used last year to create the account) and these remaining funds will be rolled over to this book fair

Winter Gear Donations

We are looking for winter gear (that is in good condition) for our 5th grade students to utilize for the skiing field trip and outside recess for next school year. We are in need of snow pants, boots, hats, gloves and jackets.  If you have anything you wish to donate, please drop it in the Winter Gear Donation bin at the front attendance office or the bin outside of the Administration Office.  Thank you!  

Chromebooks, Headphones/Wired Earbuds & Pencils

Please make sure your student is coming prepared to class each day with their Chromebook, headphones/wired earbuds and pencils.  Many students are coming to class without these items and they need to have these in order to be productive and successful.   Thank you for your support!

5th Grade Track & Field Day T-Shirt Order - Due Monday, March 18

We have a special opportunity for your 5th grade student to purchase a keepsake t-shirt! Students will wear this t-shirt at the district track and field day on Monday, June 3 to show off their Royal Pride!  For instructions on how to order your 5th grade student's t-shirt, please click the following link: 5th Grade Track & Field Shirt Order Form. Thank you!

5th & 6th Grade Activity Night - Thanks for coming!

Thank you to all the 5th and 6th grade students who attended the dance and activity night!  And a big thanks to Student Council, Mr. Parr and Ms. Bouten for putting on such a great event!  We hope everyone had a fun time hanging out with friends, dancing, playing basketball and racing through the inflatable obstacle course!  Thank you to all of our volunteers: Student Council, National Junior Honor Society, many RMS staff members and parent volunteers: Gabriela Najarro, Laura Guyer, Lisa Wohlfert, Stephanie Timmins, Courtney Simenson and Joette Novotny!

MCA Reminders

MCA season is fast approaching! A few reminders for families:

  • Students will need a fully charged Chromebook each day of testing

  • WIRED headphones are required (wireless headphones are not allowed)

  • NO Cell phones, Smart Watches/Wearable Technology or Bluetooth Headphones are allowed in the classroom during testing

For more information about our district assessment programs, please visit the District Assessment Program Page.

Special Deliveries for Students

Please remember that we are NOT able to deliver items, such as flowers, birthday gifts or beverages, to students during the school day. If you are planning on doing something special for your student, please do this before or after school hours.  Thank you for understanding!

2023-2024 Minnesota Junior High Math League Results

The final results are in for the 2023 - 2024 Minnesota Junior High Math League. 

This year Rogers Middle School had three teams compete in the Northwest Metro Division of the Junior High Math League.  Rogers teams placed 1st, 3rd, and 5th.

The top Rogers team placed 36th in the state of Minnesota with almost 300 teams competing.  

  • Back Row: Eli Welle, Lukas Stephens, Beckett Thompson, Noah Johnson, Addison Gaspard, Zachary Gaspard, Adelyn Utes, Lilah Laughlin
  • Middle Row: Cecilia Fisher, Maria Hesse, Payson Risk, Calvin Sawatsky, Wyatt Broman, Weston Hamann, Brooke Schreiner
  • Front Row: Anthany Ihlenfeld, Bethany Kvamme, Kaitlin Stoup, Lauren Nuernberg, Madelyn Allard, Henry Euphosin, Benjamin Iverson
  • Not Pictured: Sawyer Como, Reegan Schmidt
  • Anthany Ihlenfeld - 1st Place Winner in Northwest Metro Division and 59th in the State. Only Northwest Metro participated to place in the top 100 students in the state.
  • Eli Welle - tied for 4th Place in Northwest Metro Division
  • Adelyn Utes and Lukas Stephens tied for 6th Place in Northwest Metro Division
  • Zachary Gaspard - 8th Place in Northwest Metro Division
  • Lauren Nuernberg - Placed 10th in Northwest Metro Division

Pass Page Buyback Volunteers Needed - April 4

If a student uses 3 or less of their 18 quarterly passes, they will have the opportunity to turn the remaining ones in for a "pass page buyback" event that will be held on Thursday, April 4. Students will spin a wheel to see what prize they've won. If you are interested in donating any items or volunteering for this event, please sign up below.  Thank you!

2024-2025 School Supply Kits - Order Yours Now!

If you would like someone else to take care of next year's school supply shopping for your middle school student, you will be excited to know that RMS is once again partnering with 1st Day School Supplies! 1st Day will help you save money over shopping at big box stores and will provide you with only brand name products.

Kits can be ordered online and will be shipped directly to your home in August. ** Please note, there are required optional items listed with each kit; if you already have these items, there is no need to add them to your kit, however, if your student does not have these items, please make sure to add them to your kit (or purchase them elsewhere)!

Culver's Fundraiser - Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who enjoyed dinner at Culver's on January 23 and supported RMS at the same time!  With your help, Culver's donated $411.61 to RMS!  

Culver's also provided RMS with 125 Good Etiquette Awards, which gives students who ride the bus a chance to earn a free mini concrete mixer for exhibiting good bus behavior. We would like to say a big THANK YOU to Culver's for their generosity and support!

5th Grade District Track & Field Day Volunteers Needed - June 3

It's time for the annual 5th grade track and field day! All 5th grade students at schools in the ISD 728 district will have the opportunity to participate. 

The event will take place at Elk River High School.  RMS needs to have the following volunteer spots filled: 5th Grade Track & Field - 16 Volunteers Needed - June 3. All volunteers will need to have an approved background check on file with the district.  Please note there will be volunteers from all ISD 728 schools that house 5th grade students.  Thank you for your interest!

Order Your 2023-2024 Yearbook

Click here to place your student's yearbook order: 2023-2024 RMS Yearbook.

From the Health Office

Hi Families!

We are still in the thick of the flu season! We are seeing many students sick with stomach bugs and strep throat type illnesses. If your student is sick, please ensure they are staying home to help protect everyone here. Our school policy recommends that if a student has a fever of 100.4 degrees or more, that they stay home for 24 hours after the temperature returns to normal without fever reducing medicine. If a student has vomited or has diarrhea, they need to stay home for 24 hours after the last episode of vomiting or diarrhea. Please click on the following link to find more district requirements and information. You can also reach out to our school nurse with any questions!

Partnership with Every Meal

We are partnering with Every Meal (formerly The Sheridan Story) to offer a free bag of food to our families every weekend. All students qualify for this food program. If you had previously been receiving these bags and would like to continue, you will need to fill out the form (families have to sign up each year). Please use this link to register:  Every Meal Sign Up Form. To ensure your application is processed in a timely manner, please sign your student up with their assigned school. This program is completely free and your family's privacy is protected. 

Please contact Angie Grotte with any questions,  angela.grotte@

ISD 728 CTE (Career & Technical Education) Newsletter

Please click here to read the March CTE Newsletter.   

Upcoming Events

  • March 14 & 19: Conferences (4-6:30 PM)

  • March 25-29: No School (Spring Break)

  • April 4: End of 3rd Quarter

  • April 5: No School (Teacher Workshop Day)

  • April 9-11: 5th-8th Grade Reading MCAs

  • April 16-18: 5th Grade Math MCAs

  • April 23-25: 6th-8th Grade Math MCAs

  • April 30-May 1: 5th & 8th Grade Science MCAs

  • May 2: 5th Grade Parent Preview Night

  • May 27: No School (Memorial Day)

  • June 5: Last Day of School!