Category Archives: District News

June Update

Dear parents and community members,

Welcome to new students and parents

If you are a new resident of the Kent Schools or interested in enrolling in the Kent City Schools, please go to .

After completing your enrollment form online, you will be automatically forwarded to SignUpGenius where you can sign up for a time to visit our new Centralized Registration Center located at the district’s Board Offices at 321 North DePeyster Street. You will be asked to bring the necessary documents to enroll your student. Registration for students enrolling at Theodore Roosevelt High School, Stanton Middle School, as well as Davey, Holden, Longcoy and Walls elementary schools, will be accepted at the new Center.  

If you have any questions, please e-mail us at or call the Enrollment office at 330-676-7675.

            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.

Update on summer projects

            As part of our annual Permanent Improvement projects, this summer we are working on roofing improvements. In addition, each building and classroom is thoroughly cleaned in preparation for the new school year. Thanks to a program from Portage County Job and Family Services, we are able to employ some Roosevelt students to assist our custodians at no cost to the district.

Join me for coffee on July 26

Please join me for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, July 26, 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

May Update

Dear parents,

May is one of the busiest—and most exciting—months in the Kent City Schools. Our students are completing another year of focus on academics, as well as co-curricular activities such as athletics, music and art. Let me give you a quick wrap-up of just a few of our celebratory events this month.

  • Friday, May 5, at 7 p.m.— 48th annual POPs concert at Roosevelt
  • Monday, May 8, at 6:30 p.m. — Davey Kindergarten Concert
  • Tuesday, May 9, at 7 p.m.— Roosevelt Scholar and Achievement Awards Program and Reception
  • Thursday, May 11, at 7 p.m. — Roosevelt Band Concert
  • Friday, May 12, at 5 p.m.— Longcoy Family Picnic at Al Lease Park
  • Friday, May 12, at 9 a.m. — Walls All School Carnival
  • Tuesday, May 16 at 7 p.m. — Stanton and Roosevelt Orchestra Concert at Roosevelt
  • Wednesday, May 17, at 7 p.m.— Stanton Eighth Grade Honors Night
  • Thursday, May 18, at 7:50 a.m.— Roosevelt Senior Honors Assembly
  • Thursday, May 18, at 7 p.m.— Roosevelt Jazz Band and Orchestra at Home Town Bank Concert in downtown Kent
  • Sunday, May 21, at 1 p.m.—Roosevelt Baccalaureate and Commencement
  • Wednesday, May 24—Last Day of School for students

Check your school’s calendar for other important events in May. The support of our parents is so important to a child’s success. Thank you again for all you do for the Kent City Schools,

George J. Joseph
 Superintendent of Schools

April Update

April 2017

<strong>To the Kent community, </strong>

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

<span style=”color: #ff0000;”><strong>Wednesday, April 19 ∙ 7 p.m.</strong></span>
<strong>Kindergarten Registration Night</strong>
<strong>at Davey, Holden, Longcoy and Walls elementaries</strong>

All-day kindergarten is offered at no cost to students in the Kent City Schools.&nbsp; Kindergarten Registration Night&nbsp;will be held on&nbsp;<strong>Wednesday, April 19, 2017</strong>, at&nbsp;<strong>7:00 p.m.</strong>&nbsp;at&nbsp;<strong>Davey, Holden, Longcoy, and Walls Elementary Schools</strong>. Parent/guardian(s) must register their child at their assigned attendance area school. Parent/guardian(s) of children&nbsp;<strong>who will be five years old on or before August 1, 2017</strong>, should plan to attend. Please complete the online 2017-18 New Student Enrollment Form at&nbsp;<a href=””></a>. The links to the necessary&nbsp;registration forms are&nbsp;also available on this page. Please print and&nbsp;complete them, and bring them to Registration Night.&nbsp;If computer access&nbsp;is needed, registration packets will be available for early pick-up beginning Thursday, April 13, 2017, at each of these buildings. &nbsp;Computers will be available that night for any parent/guardian(s)&nbsp;unable to complete the New Student Enrollment Form prior to Registration Night.

<span style=”color: #ff0000;”><strong>Thursday, April 20 ∙ 6:30 p.m.</strong></span>
<strong><em>Davey Elementary</em></strong>
<strong>Davey Expo</strong>

<span style=”color: #ff0000;”><strong>Saturday, April 22 ∙ 10 a.m.</strong></span>
<strong><em>Roosevelt High School</em></strong>
<strong>Kent Area Chamber of Commerce and RHS DECA Community Expo</strong>

<span style=”color: #ff0000;”><strong>Tuesday, April 25 ∙ 7 p.m.</strong></span>
<strong><em>Roosevelt High School</em></strong>
<strong>Stanton Spring Choir Concert</strong>

<span style=”color: #ff0000;”><strong>Wednesday, April 26 ∙ 6:30 p.m.</strong></span>
<strong><em>Davey Elementary</em></strong>
<strong>First Grade Concert</strong>

<span style=”color: #ff0000;”><strong>Thursday, April 27 ∙ 7 p.m.</strong></span>
<strong><em>Roosevelt High School</em></strong>
<strong>Stanton Band Concert</strong>

<span style=”color: #ff0000;”><strong>Saturday, April 29 ∙ 7:30 p.m.</strong></span>
<strong><em>Roosevelt High School</em></strong>
<strong>Junior-Senior Prom</strong>

<span style=”color: #ff0000;”><strong>Meet our ILEP Scholars from Philippines, Uganda&nbsp; </strong></span>
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.&nbsp; The ILEP program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and brings outstanding teachers from around the world to the U.S

<a href=””><img class=”wp-image-6543 size-medium alignleft” src=”×225.jpg” alt=”Jannet Nambaziira and Graziella Decano” width=”300″ height=”225″></a>






<strong>Jannet Nambaziira and Graziella Decano</strong>

<strong>Graziella Decano</strong> from the Philippines is teaching with <strong>Sarah Canter</strong> and <strong>Jannet Nambaziira</strong> from Uganda is teaching with <strong>Lindsay Potok.&nbsp;</strong>

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


<strong>George Joseph</strong>
<strong>Superintendent of Schools</strong>