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Next steps for seniors at RHS

Students headed to Washington State University line up at Decision Day 2019.
Cap and gown pickup, virtual Decision Day to provide a sense of connection.
April 20, 2020
Cap and gown pickup, virtual Decision Day to provide a sense of connection.

How COVID-19 is affecting RHS students and staff

Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee delivers an address on March 23, 2020. (Photo from the official Washington State Office of the Governor)
Schools will be shut down until at least April 27 to try and slow the spread of the deadly virus.
March 25, 2020
Schools will be shut down until at least April 27 to try and slow the spread of the deadly virus.

The Consequences of Vape: Chapter 2

The Consequences of Vape: Chapter 2
Evidence has now been determined by scientific specialists about what the real costs of vaping are, and where it comes from.
November 20, 2019
Evidence has now been determined by scientific specialists about what the real costs of vaping are, and where it comes from

Megan Gratzer is crowned Daffodil Princess 2020

Daffodil Princess; Megan Gratzer
Five qualified candidates were presented for a Daffodil title.
November 5, 2019

Megan Gratzer was crowned the 2020 Daffodil princess from Rogers High School on October 17 in the PAC. Following the theme "Honoring the Past," with a full hour of speeches and impromptu question-responses,...

Student arrested on campus with firearm in September

RHS Principal Smith (left), patrolling the school campus
Student apprehended by security guards before school even began.
October 24, 2019
Student apprehended by security guards before school even began.

Afternoon Inferno

Afternoon Inferno
Three cars were damaged in a fire in the Heritage parking lot.
June 11, 2019
On May 10th, Friday afternoon around three o’clock a car burst into flames at Heritage Park. Shattering glass and the sound of popping tires could be heard for quite sometime while a car was ablaze.

Joel Antush takes title of Mr. Rogers 2019

All misters, escorts and hosts after the pageant
The class of 2021 has a lot to live up to after the amazing performances from this year's juniors.
June 9, 2019
Once again, another successful Mr. Rogers pageant took place on May 30th. Joel Antush, Mr. DECA, won all with his hilarious remake of the Chippendales audition from 1990’s Saturday Night Live. It was an entertaining evening, watching 21 junior class misters present their comedic “talents” in the PAC.

Measles cases popping up in Pierce County

Measles cases popping up in Pierce County
A measles outbreak could impact our school.
May 30, 2019
The Measles virus has begun popping up across Washington State. With 7 case in King County, and 2 in Pierce County (According to Washington State Department of Health as of 5/30/2019 ). Carriers have been in popular, populated areas around Puyallup including Target and Costco, putting anybody there during or after them at risk.

Jason Smith wins two prestigious awards

Jason Smith wins two prestigious awards
Congrats Jason Smith!
May 23, 2019
Principal Jason Smith was awarded Jostens Renaissance Educator of the Year on May 13 for his leadership and positive effect on the climate of the school. He was also selected as this year’s Washington State High School Principal of the Year by the Association of Washington School Principals (AWSP).

Another successful Decision Day in the books

Rams celebrated their post high school plans on our annual Decision Day!
The annual celebration highlighted the class of 2019 seniors and their post high school plans.
May 16, 2019
Roughly 250 Rams in the class of 2019 got to show off their post high school plan to their classmates at Rogers’ annual Decision Day on April 30. Students starting apprenticeships, going into the military, attending two-year colleges, and attending four-year universities were all included in the festivities to celebrate their post-high plans.

Do I give off this vibe?

Do I give off this vibe?
Catcalling is degrading and makes girls fear the outside world.
April 17, 2019
Catcalling is beyond what anyone can just tell you because different people react in different ways, but you can't assume that it's okay, that there won't be consequences, that just because one girl liked it that another would.

The Consequences of Vape: What’s the Risk?

Is regular vaping damaging your body?
Vaping has become a common part of today's society. But, what most users don't know, is that it is more dangerous than they believe.
February 20, 2019
Vaping has become a common part of today's society. But, what most users don't know, is that it is more dangerous than they believe.
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