BRANCHING OUT, February 2017

February 1, 2017

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

January has been an exciting month at Roosevelt. We are so proud of our students and faculty. Our instrumental program performed at Severance Hall, all of our marketing students placed in the District DECA competition, 11 students competed in the Power of the Pen competition, our Level ll CADET students participated and placed in the 20th Annual Student Model Home Design Contest, the boys swim team won the Suburban League Title, and the hockey team achieved Coach Barlow’s 250th win. These are just a few of the many activities and events that our students enjoy. I hope you have enjoyed some of these events. We can’t stress enough just how important it is for our students to participate in co-curricular activities. They truly enhance the academic experience.

As we celebrate National African American History this month, our Social Studies Department has developed initiatives for our school. Each week in February, teachers will spend time highlighting the contributions an African American has made in specific subject areas. We will commemorate African American heroes whose positive influences continue to touch the lives of people everywhere. We will remember Dr. Martin Luther King’s message of hope, equality, and inclusion for our country and for our world. We will be honoring notable African American Roosevelt graduates during our daily announcements.

Recently our Student Council hosted an open forum meeting and all students, staff, and administration were invited. Topics students discussed included weighted grades, school lunches, calamity days, and having an American flag in every classroom. It was an impressive meeting with a great group of committed students who are using their leadership and talents to continuously improve the school. We look forward to future meetings.

The National Honor Society has started to provide tutoring opportunities for all of our students. We have so many student role models who are willing to help their peers achieve academic success. We are proud and grateful to our National Honor Society for providing this opportunity for all our students.

I am energized by the many innovative and collaborative efforts of our vibrant school community. “The Roosevelt Way” is truly revealed every day at our school. Listed below are activities and events for this month.

February 2: Career Technical Conversations with Parents 6:30 p.m.

February 2: TRHS 8th Grade Open House 7:00 p.m.

February 13: Spring Sport Parent/Athlete Preseason Mtg 7:00 p.m.

February 16: Interim Grade Reports Distributed

February 21: Board of Education Meeting at Roosevelt 7:00 p.m.

March 11:  Rough Rider All Sports Booster Taste of Kent Night at the Races at Roses Run Country Club 6:00 p.m.

Thank you for your continued support and dedication.

Dennis Love