Category Archives: Community

Mental Health Awareness Panel

On November 2, 2017 Theodore Roosevelt High School will be holding a mental health awareness panel. Members of the panel including: Coleman, Children’s Advantage and Townhall II. Topics discussed will include: depression, anxiety, stress and self-harm as well as information about the services offered at each organization. This a great opportunity to learn more about mental wellness and how to help your loved ones. The panel will begin at 7pm in the Richard Roberts Auditorium. This event is open to all community members. 

September Update

Dear parents,

“Way to go, eclipse!”





On Monday, August 21, our Kent Schools community celebrated the partial solar eclipse with viewing events at each school. Thanks to the support of Kent Displays which shared in the cost, Kent City Schools provided a free pair of Eclipse Shades for every student, teacher and staff member. Approximately 4,000 pairs of the special glasses were distributed.

In all our buildings, teachers talked about the eclipse and related it to the appropriate curriculum. For example, Stanton Middle School students in the Endeavor Team built viewing boxes and with the help of math teacher Sean Dougherty, created a camera obscura in their classroom. The windows and door were covered and a pinhole camera demonstrated how viewing boxes work. “Very interesting and a fun project to work on,” said one student. 

All Roosevelt and Stanton students gathered at Roosevelt stadium to view the solar eclipse together. Science teacher Chris Carman shared fun eclipse facts from the press box and counted down to 2:32 p.m. when all eyes (protected with their Eclipse glasses) turned towards the sun. “Way to go, eclipse!” yelled a student in the crowd.

The students were very enthusiastic, engaged and well behaved. It was a great day for the Kent Schools.

Thank you to Kent Displays, manufacturer of Boogie Boards and other eWriter display technology, is a valued educational partner of the Kent Schools. 

Meet our new teachers!








Back row from left, Amy Jajtner, fourth grade at Davey; Crystal McNeily, Intervention Specialist at Roosevelt; Cody Knepper, art teacher at Stanton Middle School; Audra Collins, Intervention Specialist at Roosevelt; Megan Blake, science teacher at Roosevelt; and Katherine Mikita, EL teacher at the elementary schools.

Front row from left, Crystal Roberts, Intervention Specialist at Roosevelt; Ashton Donmoyer, Intervention Specialist at Holden; Hillary Smith, School Counselor at Longcoy; Elizabeth Lenzo, Preschool Intervention Specialist at Davey Elementary.

Thank you again for your continued support of the Kent City Schools.

George J. Joseph
Superintendent of Schools

April Update

April 2017

To the Kent community,

We are looking ahead to a great spring filled with special events and concerts recognizing our terrific students. Here are just some of the activities planned for April.

Wednesday, April 19 ∙ 7 p.m.
Kindergarten Registration Night
at Davey, Holden, Longcoy and Walls elementaries

All-day kindergarten is offered at no cost to students in the Kent City Schools. Kindergarten Registration Night will be held on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at7:00 p.m. at Davey, Holden, Longcoy, and Walls Elementary Schools. Parent/guardian(s) must register their child at their assigned attendance area school. Parent/guardian(s) of children who will be five years old on or before August 1, 2017, should plan to attend. Please complete the online 2017-18 New Student Enrollment Form at The links to the necessary registration forms are also available on this page. Please print and complete them, and bring them to Registration Night.If computer access is needed, registration packets will be available for early pick-up beginning Thursday, April 13, 2017, at each of these buildings. Computers will be available that night for any parent/guardian(s)unable to complete the New Student Enrollment Form prior to Registration Night.

Thursday, April 20 ∙ 6:30 p.m.
Davey Elementary
Davey Expo

Saturday, April 22 ∙ 10 a.m.
Roosevelt High School
Kent Area Chamber of Commerce and RHS DECA Community Expo

Tuesday, April 25 ∙ 7 p.m.
Roosevelt High School
Stanton Spring Choir Concert

Wednesday, April 26 ∙ 6:30 p.m.
Davey Elementary
First Grade Concert

Thursday, April 27 ∙ 7 p.m.
Roosevelt High School
Stanton Band Concert

Saturday, April 29 ∙ 7:30 p.m.
Roosevelt High School
Junior-Senior Prom

Meet our ILEP Scholars from Philippines, Uganda
Two teachers, who are part of the International Leaders in Education Program (ILEP) at Kent State University, are working with students at Stanton Middle School. The ILEP program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and brings outstanding teachers from around the world to the U.S

Jannet Nambaziira and Graziella Decano

Jannet Nambaziira and Graziella Decano

Graziella Decano from the Philippines is teaching with Sarah Canter and Jannet Nambaziira from Uganda is teaching with Lindsay Potok.

Thank you for your continued support of the Kent City Schools,


George Joseph
Superintendent of Schools