Category Archives: Class of 2021

Summer Reading

Summer Reading Titles

Dear Students and Parents:
What’s the last great book that you read? Isn’t it nice to be able to read at your leisure
over the summer months? To encourage reading and to prepare you for the coming school year,
the English department is continuing the summer reading program for all students registered for
advanced-level classes, grades 9-12, and some academies or specialized programs. Please read
through the following list to identify the requirements for each course. It is the responsibility of
each student to complete the reading by the start of the school year. Students may buy or borrow
the book(s); this is your choice. Please have the book with you when you come to school at the
beginning of the school year.
In addition to reading, it is expected that each student will ponder what he or she reads.
To this end, each student should either write notes in his or her own handwriting (in the form of a
dialectical journal or annotations) unless otherwise noted. Please see the attached instructions
and examples. Of course, students may go beyond these requirements in their note taking.
Students should bring their work with them to school on the first day of the school year, as their
independent reading will be assessed within the first days or week of the school year.
Assessments of required readings will be worth approximately 10% of the first nine-weeks grade
(except for AP, which will be more than 10%).
Finally, remember, you’re not limited to what you see here. Read beyond these lists!
Worlds of great ideas, interesting characters, and memorable turns of phrase await you.

Wishing you insightful and enjoyable reading,
The English Teachers at RHS

College Credit Plus

This Wednesday evening, January 23, at 7:00 pm, there will be a mandatory meeting for all students who are considering College Credit Plus (CCP) educational options for the upcoming school year.  Any student who may be interested in attending Kent State, University of Akron or other college/university during their high school years, must attend this mandatory meeting. Parents of the interested students must also attend. For more information: 

CCP  presentation handout

https://www.ohiohighered.org/ccp/students-families

Intent form

Interested in attending college during your high school years with College Credit Plus?

This Wednesday evening, January 23, at 7:00 pm, there will be a mandatory meeting for all students who are considering College Credit Plus (CCP) educational options for the upcoming school year.  Any student who may be interested in attending Kent State, University of Akron or other college/university during their high school years, must attend this mandatory meeting. Parents of the interested students must also attend. For more information: 

https://www.ohiohighered.org/ccp/students-families

Intent form

Northeast Ohio College Fair @ the University of Akron

Date: Friday, March 22, 2019

Time: 9-11 am 

Location: The University of Akron James A. Rhodes arena (J.A.R.)

This OACAC college fair will provide high school juniors in  Northeast Ohio the opportunity to gain early exposure to the college selection process.  least year, we hosted more that 1,000 students and 100 colleges and universities from across the United States.  Individual students and families are welcome to attend the fair free of charge and do not need to register.  

OACAC college fair

College Financial Aid Information Night

On Wednesday, October 3rd @ 7:00 pm, there will be a financial aid presentation at the high school for all parents.  The counseling Office, along with a Financial Aid Representative, will present the latest information on scholarships, paying for college, changes to the FAFSA and financial aid.  This is a “must” for all parents whose children may be going on to higher education.  All parents are welcome.

Here is a link to the Presentation given:

Student Financial Aid 101

National Merit Scholarship Qualifiers

The National Merit Scholarship Program is an annual academic competition for recognition and potential college undergraduate Scholarships.  The goal of this program is to identify and honor exceptionally able students and encourage them to pursue rigorous college studies.  The competition is open to all U. S. high school students.

This year, Theodore Roosevelt High School is home to three NMSQT Semifinalists.  They are:

Mengyu Lu is a Semifinalist.  His parents are Jane Gao and Youn Lu.

Nathan Mudrak is a Semifinalist. His Mother is Pam Mudrak.

Abigail Pease is a Semifinalist. Her parents are Elizabeth and Dale Pease.

Each of these students will move on in the competition and apply to become a Finalist.

In addition to the Semifinalists, we are pleased to announce four Commended Students.  They are:

Jacob Brawley is a Commended Student.  His parents are Abigail Edgell and Thomas Brawley

Maya Niesz Kutsch is a Commended Student.  Her parents are Tricia Niesz and Victor Kutsch.

Owen Pazderak is a Commended Student.  His parents are Susan Louis and Matthew Pazderak.

Lee Phillips is a Commended Student.  His parents are Ruth and Alan Phillips.

In the photo left to right 
Back Row: Abigail Pease (SemiFinalist), Jacob Brawley (Commended Student), Lee Phillips (Commended Student), Owen Pazderak (Commended Student)
Front Row: Maya Niesz Kutsch (Commended Student) Mengyu Lu (SemiFinalist)
not pictured: Nathan Mudrak

Sophomore/Junior Class Parent Guidance Information Night

Inviting all 10th and 11th grade parents!

On Wednesday, September 26th will be our Sophomore/Junior Class Parent Counseling Information Night.  It begins at 7:00 pm in the Roosevelt auditorium.   School Counselors, and a College Representative will share information about graduation pathways, Naviance, testing and college preparation with an opportunity for open dialogue at the end of our formal session.