BRANCHING OUT – FEBRUARY 2018

February 1, 2018

Dear Students, Parents, and Friends of Theodore Roosevelt,

As cold and dreary as January was there were still many heartening and positive events taking place at Roosevelt. We inducted 49 new students into National Honor Society. Students accepted into this prestigious group must learn at high levels, exhibit leadership characteristics, serve others and have strong character. National Honor Society students have also been tutoring during our early release time on Wednesdays.

The Key Club sponsored our Annual Chili Challenge this past Friday night. Senior Maria Young was in charge of this wonderful event. All proceeds will go to the Miller Community House.

We are also very proud of the collaboration between our Honors World History students and four staff members. Their efforts resulted in the creation of a staged, mock World War I battle simulation. Students were authentically engaged in this event and attached is a link that will provide you with more information about this event.

http://www.cleveland.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2018/01/in_sharing_the_how-to_of_war_c.html#incart_river_home

Athletically, Emily Byle was just one pin short of scoring 300 in a recent contest. The perfect game came down to the last shot. The entire bowling alley patrons stopped what they were doing to cheer on Emily. We are proud of Emily’s performance and are excited to see her excel in her sport.

Recently we had our 5th annual Hattie Larlham Dedication Game. Even though our Lady Riders lost a tough fought basketball game, they couldn’t have modeled the “Roosevelt Way any better. Immediately after the game our players and coaches shared hugs and kind words with our friends from Hattie Larlham. No matter the score, our Lady Riders showed they are winners.

As we celebrate Black History this month, we are preparing to recreate our living museum showcasing African American History. This year not only will our students and staff be able to view this powerful event, it will be open to the community prior to a board meeting and basketball game on February 20th. We will commemorate African American heroes whose positive influences continue to touch the lives of people everywhere.

The focus of our professional development on early-release Wednesdays has been the mental health of our students. The first few weeks have been spent on educating ourselves on this topic. We are appreciative to have this time to work on such an important topic. We hope to grow in our knowledge and understanding of what many students are facing in regard to mental health. During the early release time, the school has been open for students so they may catch up on homework, participate in tutoring, work on projects, and make up tests. Attached are the resources we have been concentrating on as a faculty.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IknAHI3cbi5AYOlem5xaUo8D29I2JmCg8Wt1uBc4qac/edit?usp=sharing

The following are important dates for upcoming events:

February 1:
Career Technical Conversations with Parents – 6:30 p.m.
February 1:
TRHS 8th Grade Open House – 7:00 p.m.
February 12:
Spring Sport Parent and Athlete Preseason Meeting – 7:00 p.m.
February 15:
Interim Grade Reports Distributed
February 16:
No School for Students – District In-service
February 20:
Black History Month Living Museum 5:30 p.m.
February 20:
Board of Education Meeting at Roosevelt 6:00 p.m.
March 3:
Rough Rider All Sports Booster Taste of Kent Night at Roses Run Country Club 6:00 p.m.

Thank you for your continued support and dedication.

Respectfully,

Dennis Love