October 3, 2016

Dear Students, Parents, and Friends of Theodore Roosevelt High School,

Autumn has arrived and Rider pride is alive and well as evidenced by the number of students who participated in our homecoming festivities.  Thank you to our remarkable students who conducted themselves respectfully and responsibly at our Homecoming Dance on Saturday night.  I am so grateful to all of our chaperones, to our homecoming chairs, Mrs. Dreher-Rodesheim and Mrs. Dolan, our activities advisor Heidi Jurging, and to Mrs.  Larkin, our student council advisor.

Another upcoming, significant Roosevelt event is our Chili Challenge.  This event was started by The Bridges Academy as a service project over fifteen years ago.  Proceeds of over $15,000 from the Challenge have gone to support the Miller Community House.  Annually, our Roosevelt students in The Bridges Academy prepare to host this event while learning about poverty and the importance of helping others who may be less fortunate.   It is a meaningful, practical learning experience when our teachers create an environment where students are able to work as a team and see the importance of communication, organization, hard work, and service to others.  In past years, other groups have worked with the Bridges students to manage and organize the Chili Challenge.  This year our Key Club will partner with The Bridges Academy to coordinate the Challenge.  The Key Club boasts over sixty members and one of their main goals is to increase the connectivity between the Kent schools and our community members with a special focus on those in need.  The Chili Challenge is a prime example of “The Roosevelt Way” in action.

The first grading period ends on October 21st.  On October 28th, students will receive their report cards during their first period class.  We are very hopeful that our students do well and are rewarded for their efforts.  Students and parents/guardians may view grades on Progress Book. Teacher grades are posted weekly on Progress Book.  To access Progress Book, please stop by the main office or call Mrs. Harris (330) 676-8700.

In an effort to provide students with the opportunity to improve their ACT scores, Roosevelt will be providing an ACT Test Seminar from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., October 10th.  Information about this seminar was sent home to all students.   The registration deadline is October 6th.

The following are important upcoming events for October:

            October 10:    ACT Seminar 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in T.R.H.S. Auditorium

            October 12:    Kent State College Fair

            October 14:    Chili Challenge at TRHS Cafeteria 4:00 p.m.                       to 7:00 p.m.

            October 19:    PSAT/NMSQT Test at 8:00 a.m.T.R.H.S.

            October 21:    End of the 1st Grading Period

            October 22:    ACT Test at T.R.H.S.

            October 28:    Report Cards Distributed

Have an enjoyable October.


Dennis Love