Oct 2, 2018
Dear Students, Parents, and Friends of Roosevelt High School,
We are so proud to offer congratulations to National Merit Semi-Finalists Mengyu Lu, Nathan Mudrak, and Abigail Pease, and National Commended Students ; Jacob Brawley, Maya Niesz Kutsch, Owen Pazderak, and Lee Phillips.. These exceptional students are rated as top high school students across our country based on their phenomenal PSAT scores.
Congratulations to junior Joe Gavriloff, who was chosen to be a hero patient during this year’s Akron Children’s Hospital Akron Marathon Race Series Marathon, Half Marathon and Team Relay. The following link highlights Joe’s story https://www.akronmarathon.org/joe-gavriloff/ .
Dr. Cureton, the Kent State University professor who has been working with our Early-Release Planning Committee, reminded our staff that there is a wealth of research verifying that a relationship with even just one trusted adult has a tremendous positive impact on an adolescent’s life. The effects can be felt on foundational things such as grades, attendance, and reducing disruptive behavior. The relationship also influences specific things like math achievement and protection against suicide risk. In an effort to make a connection with every student, teachers posed two important questions to their students: What is a meaningful connection to you? What does a trusted adult look, sound, and act like to you? The three words most often indicated in student responses were care, trust, and respect. We will all be in a great space if all of our students know we care about them, they can trust us, and we truly respect them. These traits may seem so simple to obtain, but unfortunately, many students do not have strong connections with positive adults. Attached are some links to articles we have been reviewing as a staff:
- School Connectedness
- Eight Things to Look For
- Five Easy Ways to Connect With Students
- Three Ways to get Students Connected
- Making School About Connection
In the month of October, teachers and departments will be sharing connectivity activities and strategies with one another.
A critical part of being successful at the high school level is often the ability for students to develop positive working relationships with their teachers. Parent/Teacher Conferences will be Monday, October 22, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, October 29, from 5:00 p.m.to 8:00 p.m., and Tuesday, November 20, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. To schedule your conferences, please e-mail Mrs. Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of your student, the teacher you would like to meet with, and the time that works best for you. If you are unable to e-mail Mrs. Harris, please call her at 330-676-8700. The scheduling process will begin Tuesday, October 9.
The first grading period ends on October 11th. On October 19th, 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. To access Progress Book, please stop by the main office or call Mrs. Harris (330) 676-8700.
The following are important upcoming events for October:
October 3: College Financial Workshop at 7:00 p.m. in the T.R.H.S. Auditorium
October 10: PSAT/NMSQT Test beginning at 7:30 a.m. T.R.H.S.
October 11: End of the 1st Grading Period
October 16: TRHS Winter Sports Parent and Athlete Meeting Auditorium 7:00 p.m.
October 19: Report Cards Distributed
October 22: Parent Teacher Conferences 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
October 27: ACT Test at T.R.H.S.
October 29: Parent Teacher Conferences 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.