Click here for the Summer Reading handout (Spring 2016)
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 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
We know! You’ve been sitting there in your 3rd period class just dreaming about being a P.A. Announcer for Roosevelt High School. Well, perk up and listen up! Now is your chance! If you would like to try out for our job, pick up a P.A. Announcer application in the Activities Office TODAY! Applications are due by the end of the day on Tuesday, May 24 (that’s tomorrow), and tryouts will be held next Wednesday after exams.
Attention all students! Please check the lost and found shelves in the hallway by the cafeteria! Everything that is there and what is left in the lockers will be held until the end of this week, so if you lost something, you have until Friday to claim it!
Reminder: the next session of Driver Education will begin on Tuesday, May 31 at 9:00 a.m. You must be 15 years, 5 months old to take the class. Forms are available in the Career Ed and Activities Office.
Please return any books you have checked out from the Media Center as soon as possible. Senior overdues are needed this week before graduation. Please see Mrs. Walker or Mrs. Kurtz if you have any questions about overdue books. Thank you!
Seniors – make sure you back up all your documents, slides and other items from your Kent Google Apps account before your account is deleted this summer! Simply use the free Google Takeout tool at google.com/takeout to download all of the things you created while at Roosevelt High School.
Volunteers are still needed for the Special Olympic track clinic this Friday at the Roosevelt Track. Volunteer forms are available in the activity office or see Mr. Ferlito for information. All volunteers will receive a t-shirt and are invited to stay for a pizza party. Volunteers need to be at the track by 3:30.
Congratulations to the Special Olympic athletes who have qualified for the state meet and came home from the district meet with many medals – Bilah Alexander, Teddy Carlson, Michael Weirich, and Austin Starkey. They will compete in June at the Ohio State University. Good luck and bring home the gold.
It’s your lucky day! Registration for the Hammy has been extended! Register online only with the discount code “GOHAM” for $25.00 entry to the individual event and “GOHAMTEAM” for $50.00 team of two event. Look for posters around the school on how to register online. Help others and help your health!
Join us Thursday for the final meeting of the Student Resource and Support Group after school in room 506.We will have snacks and would love to talk with you about anything going on in your life!
GSA-End-of-the Year Celebration! Hey RHS Gay Straight Alliance members, allies and friends! Join us tomorrow after school at 2:45 in room 517 for a party! Sign up with Miss Fein in room 517.
Come one, come all to the last Open Mic night of the year. Tuesday, May 17th from 7-9:00 p.m. Cost is $3.00. End your year with music. Poetry, and lots of fun performances!
Listen up, Seniors! The list of names of those students seated on stage for Senior Honors Assembly is posted in the Guidance showcase as well as in the windows of the Main Office and the Activities Office. Please check daily to see if your name is on the list. Seniors should see Mrs. Jurging if you have any questions about Senior Honors Assembly.
Reminder during locker cleanout- there will be Spanish students collecting reusable school supplies. Please donate your reusable school supplies for next year’s students!
Friday, May 13, 1:25 p.m. — SENIOR LOCKER CLEAN-OUT
Friday, May 20, 1:25 p.m. — UNDERCLASSMAN LOCKER CLEAN-OUT
Juniors taking AP English next year-Please see the bulletin board outside room 202 or check with Mr. Harr for less confusing information about your summer reading.