Attention all skiers and snowboarders: Registration forms for the annual trip to Peek ‘n Peak Resort in western New York are available in the activities office, in room 512 or you can visit us on-line at www.kentschools.net/rhsski. This one-day trip is open to all RHS and SMS students and their families. Ride to the resort in the comfort of a charter bus, then ski and ride the 8 lifts and 27 trails while enjoying their 400 vertical feet of drop, including 4 terrain parks and plenty of glades skiing and snowboarding. This trip happens on Sunday, February 18 and then we’re off school the next day due to the observation of President’s day. Seats on the bus are first-come, first-served, so reserve your spot soon. See Mr. Thompson with questions.
The lady bowlers beat Wadsworth yesterday 2,060 to 1,897. Emily Byles started off the night with a 172 game and followed that up with a 288 in her second game for a 460 series. Emily strung together 10 strikes in a row until her second ball in the 10th frame left a 10 pin standing. The rest of the Riders posted scores of: Braydn Harris: 161 and 130, Anna Larison: 111 and 138, Barbara Hickin: 157 and 142, Laurie Farley: 115 and 167. Emily Klassa and Lexi Coleman also helped in the baker format as the ladies posted games of 181, 139, and 159 for an average of 160 pins per game. The ladies will be in action again this Saturday as they travel to Spin Bowls in Kent/ Ravenna to compete in the Rootstown Preview at 12:30 PM.
Attention Hockey fans! Buy your $1.00 student ticket to watch the Rough Riders take on WRA at home tomorrow, January 11th at 7:00. Tickets will be on sale tomorrow in the Athletic Office until 2:30. All student tickets will be $4.00 at the door, so make sure to buy yours now! That’s STUDENT ONLY pre-sale tickets for $1.00 for the hockey game Thursday! Adults will not be admitted at the game with a $1.00 ticket.
BABY, BABY, BABY! It’s time to turn in your baby picture for the senior slide show and yearbook. Email your picture to
Juniors, we need you! Tuesdays in room 114 from 6-8:00 pm for Prom Works. We are currently working on a prom theme, bring your ideas and make 2018 prom awesome. Junior prom area chair applications are now available in the Activities Office.
January 9, 2018
Dear Students, Parents, and Friends of Theodore Roosevelt High School,
Unfortunately, we ended the first semester with the tragic loss of one of our valued students. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Brandon Smallwood’s family and friends. Students, staff, and the community must continue to support each other so these types of tragedies don’t continue. The attached link, created by our Student Assistance Coordinator, Jacquie Peoples-Dukes, and our school counselors, may help us prevent future tragedies. Resources-for-January-branching-out-2018
As we start the new year of 2018 and a new semester, I would like to extend a warm welcome back to all our students, staff, and community that make up the Roosevelt family. I would also like to offer a sincere thank you to all who have demonstrated their commitment to our collective purpose of educating and caring for our students. I hope students are relaxed, recharged, and ready for a new beginning in this second semester. The new year is a fresh start with new opportunities. It will bring a renewed sense of energy, enthusiasm, and a pursuit for excellence in education. We will continue to work hard to make sure our students have a healthy mental outlook and feel empowered to face the challenges that 2018 will present. Starting Wednesday, January 10, Roosevelt’s Early-Release Faculty Professional Development program will focus on mental health and stability. As we go through this process, we will keep you updated.
The scheduling process for the 2018-2019 school year will begin next week, January 17, with the Orientation-to-Scheduling Class Assemblies. Our goal is to be certain that students are scheduled appropriately in challenging courses that reflect their interests and abilities.
Listed below are some of the important January and early February activities and events that we all look forward to at TRHS in the year 2018.
January 11: NHS Induction & Reception – 7:00 p.m.
January 12: Distribution of report cards
January 17: Orientation-to-Scheduling Class Assemblies
(1st Period-9th Grade; 2nd Period-10th Grade; 3rd Period-11th Grade)
January 18: TRHS 8th Grade Orientation at Roosevelt – 7:30 a.m. & 12:00 p.m.
January 24: 10th Grade & Interested 9th Grade Career Technical Program Orientation – 7:30 am
January 24: College Credit Plus Meeting – 7:00 p.m.
February 1: TRHS 10th Grade Parent and Student Career and Technical Program Conversation at Roosevelt – 6:30 p.m.
February 1: TRHS 8th Grade Open House at Roosevelt – 7:00 p.m.
Thank you for your continued support and dedication as we begin an exciting New Year.
Your Rough Rider Boys basketball team takes on the Bulldogs tonight at Stow. Freshman starts at 4:30, JV starts at 6:00 and Varsity starts at 7:30 pm. Come out tonight and support your Rough Rider boys! Go Riders!
Attention Juniors, it’s Prom time! WE NEED YOU! The first meeting is TONIGHT in room 114 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. See you at 6:00!
Reminder: the next session of Driver Education begins TODAY after school at 2:45 in room 531. You must be 15 years, 5 months old to take the class. It’s not too late to sign up! See Mrs. Hensel in the Career Ed Office, extra forms are available in the Career Ed and Activities Office.
Happy New Year, RHS! A new change to the RHS Library is that we now have a Quiet Study room. Lab 1 has been converted to a quiet study room for independent work. Looking forward to spending the new year with all of you!
STARTING WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10th, 2018 — RHS will begin its Early Release PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Revised Bell Schedule, and will continue each Wednesday through Second Semester. This time also involves making options available for students who may need extra help or will still be in the building. Below are these after-school options:
– TESTING CENTER (Room 517): Teachers may assign students to use this time to make up a quiz, test or assessment instead of missing class time (please note that “read aloud” accommodations will not be available).
– GUIDED STUDY (Media Center): Teachers may assign students who are failing or underachieving to work with tutors to complete missing or incomplete work in a class.
– DETENTION (Opportunity Room): Administrators will assign this to students who have excessive tardies or absences.
– OPEN STUDY (Cafeteria): Any other student who remains in the building during early release will have to report here under adult supervision until dismissal at 2:29 p.m.
– Future options may include guest speakers, martial arts instruction, and grade level meetings. These options will be publicized when and if they become available.
Each week, teachers can assign students to the Testing Center or Guided Study through Monday 4:00 p.m. two days before the Wednesday the student will be required to stay after school. Teachers should be informing the student that they are assigning them to an early release option, because if a student does not attend an Early Release assignment, he or she will receive consequences (similar to cutting a class). They are expected to stay until 2:29 if assigned to a location. Students will also be informed of early release assignments through their school Gmail account and via a paper slip delivered directly to them.
During the break, the Kent Wrestlers are going to be competing here January 4th against the Revere Minutemen and the Aurora Greenmen at 6:00; and January 5th and 6th they be competing in a two day tournament at Chippewa. Go Riders!
Click the following link for the Exam Schedule & Guidelines FIRST SEMESTER 2017-18 for the exams on December 20-21-22, 2017. (This is also available on the RHS Website. Click on “Students” in top right corner. Click on “Bell Schedules” under the Resources category.) NOTE: Students are reminded that they must stay in the building through their last exam each day. They are not permitted to leave in between exams (unless a flex period for Seniors).
Exam Bus Schedule
- Wednesday, December 20, 2017 — 11:20 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.
- Thursday, December 21, 2017 — 11:20 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.
- Friday, December 22, 2017 (Early Release Day) — 10:45 & 12:15.
NOTE: Special Education Buses will pickup at 10:45 & 12:55 and
as needed on Wednesday and Thursday. At 10:45 and
as needed on Friday.
Ravenna week has begun! Come out to Ravenna next Wednesday the 27th at 6:00 to watch the Lady Riders Varsity Basketball take on our rivals, followed by the Boys team battling them as well. JV Girls and Boys play here at RHS at 6:00 on Thursday the 28th. Come spend some of your holiday break supporting your teams against our rivals!
Your Rough Rider Boys basketball team takes on the Blue Devils tonight at Tallmadge. JV starts at 6:00 and Varsity starts at 7:30 pm. Come out tonight and support your Rough Rider boys! Go Riders!