Category Archives: District News

September Update

September 2018

Dear parents,

Mobile Learning Lab

New Mobile Learning Lab brings technology to schoolhouse door
    A new Mobile Learning Lab brings the latest in virtual reality technology right to the schoolhouse door for Kent students.  Using special Google devices and viewers in the Google Expedition Kit, students can take more than 500 virtual reality field trips without leaving the Mobile Learning Lab.  A new 3D AVRover, purchased for the Lab, integrates 3D videos with virtual simulations and experiments to help students understand key math and science concepts. 

    The district purchased the low-mileage bus for a modest price from a northwest Ohio school, which had refitted it for use as a mobile classroom.  It has heat and air conditioning powered by its own generator, as well as bench seating and storage.  The transformation was funded by a $5,000 grant from the Mid-American Conference and program extension dollars.

Photo of new teachers

 

 

 

 

Meet our new teachers!
    Welcome to new teachers pictured from left, Mark Geis, Intervention Specialist at Roosevelt; Kandice Lorduy, School Counselor at Roosevelt; Jake Knapp, Social Studies at Roosevelt; Misty Wilson, Grade 4 at Walls; Catherine Duboise – Intervention Specialist; Ted Karam, Electronics College Tech Prep at Roosevelt; and Lacey Miller, Intervention Specialist at Roosevelt.

 Photo of 4 football student-athletes and football coach

  

 

 

 

Fall Sports kick off at Roosevelt
  Fall sports practices are underway at Roosevelt.  Football, cross country, boy’s and girl’s soccer and golf, as well as girl’s tennis, volleyball and field hockey, are practicing for the fall season.  Visit www.roughriderathletics.net for schedules.  Join us for the football opening home game against Ravenna on Friday, September 7, at 7 p.m. at Roosevelt Stadium.

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

George J. Joseph
Superintendent of Schools

August Update

August 2018

Dear parents,

Important back to school information

Welcome back to a new school year.  Please note that our elementary students in first through fifth grades will start school one week later than those at Roosevelt High School and Stanton Middle School. 

Wednesday, August 15
First day of school for Roosevelt, Stanton

Wednesday, August 22
Elementary schools begin one week later

Roosevelt High School and Stanton Middle School will start classes on Wednesday, August 15.  Elementary students in first through fifth grade will start one week later on Wednesday, August 22.  Kindergarten Readiness Assessment is on August 22 and 23 with Kindergarten Orientation on August 24.

            The reason for the later start is because of hot temperatures in elementary buildings.  Stanton Middle School is air conditioned. and Roosevelt High School has air conditioning in some areas.  By adding 10 minutes to the school day, elementary students will make up for the instructional time. 

Other important dates
Stanton Middle School New to the District 7/8 Student Orientation – 10 a.m. on Friday, August 10

Roosevelt High School Freshman Parent Orientation – 7 p.m. on Monday, August 13

Stanton 6th Grade Back to School NightLegacy Team – 5 p.m. on Monday, August 13

Stanton 6th Grade Back to School Night – Megaminds Team – 5:30 p.m. on Monday, August 13

Stanton 6th Grade Back to School Night – Buckeyes Team – 6 p.m. on Monday, August 13

Roosevelt Freshman Kick-Off and Opening Assembly – 8 a.m. on Tuesday, August 14

Roosevelt New Student Orientation Meeting – 11 a.m. on Tuesday, August 14

Roosevelt and Stanton First Day of School for 6 to 12 grades – Wednesday, August 15

RHS Premiere of Bands – 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 15

Davey/Holden/Longcoy/Walls Elementary Supplies Night – 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, August 20

First Day of School for Elementary Schools, Grades 1-5 – Wednesday, August 22

First Day of School for Preschool and Kindergarten – Monday, August 27

Watch for your Kent calendar
            Our Kent City School calendars were mailed to residents in early August.  If you did not receive a calendar, please stop by the Administration Building at 321 North DePeyster Street to pick up a copy.

New to the district?
            If you are a new Kent resident or interested in enrolling your student in the Kent City Schools, enrollment forms are available at www.kentschools.net/enroll or call the New Student Registration Office at 330-676-7675 for more information.

            Our new Centralized Registration Center is a one-stop, convenient way for parents to enroll their children in the Kent City Schools.  We welcome our new families and want to make the enrollment process easy and efficient for them.

Sincerely,

George Joseph
Superintendent

July Update

Dear parents and community members,

Swim lessons, open swimming in the RHS Natatorium

            Roosevelt’s Natatorium offers beginning swimming lessons for toddlers and floaters, Red Cross swim classes, water aerobics and water arthritis classes.

            Registration for the Summer II session begins Monday, July16, through Friday, July 20, on a first-come, first-served basis.  Register online at mypaymentsplus.com or call the Natatorium office at 330-676-8760. 

Eight swim lessons are held on Monday and Wednesday evenings beginning July 23 or Tuesday and Thursday evenings beginning July 24 for $50 for residents.   

            Open swimming is offered for $5 for residents with children age 6 and under for free on Monday through Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday.  Monday through Thursdays open swim is available from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m.  The Natatorium is also available for swimming parties.

For more details, visit www.kentschools.net/rhs-pool/ or call 330-676-8760.

Note: Last day for summer hours swimming will be Saturday, August 18.

New Student Registration

            Our Centralized Registration Center is a one-stop, convenient way for parents to enroll their children in the Kent City Schools.  We welcome our new families and want to make the enrollment process easy and efficient for them.

If you are a new resident of the Kent Schools or interested in enrolling your child in the Kent City Schools, the online enrollment forms are available at www.kentschools.net/enroll.  After completing the forms, you will be able to sign up for a time to visit our new Centralized Registration Center located at the district’s Board Offices at 321 North DePeyster St. 

If you have any questions, please e-mail us at enroll@kentschools.net or call the Registration office at 330-676-7675.

Join me for coffee on July 25

Please join me for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, July 25, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Little City Grill, 802 North Mantua. I really enjoy visiting with our Kent residents.

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

George J. Joseph
Superintendent of Schools