BRANCHING OUT, MARCH 2019

March 1, 2019

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

We are proud of our efforts displayed during National Black History Month where faculty and students focused on the theme of “Old School Meets New School”.  Over 45 students participated in the third annual Living Museum. All high school students were able to enjoy this powerful event during their lunch periods.  Even some middle and elementary school students were able to enjoy a tour of the museum. The Black Experience Class and Read Woke Club hosted a Read-In in conjunction with the Black Lives Matter Week of Action.  In addition to a door decorating contest, Roosevelt teachers made it a point to focus on the numerous African Americans who contributed to their subject area.

On Tuesday, March 19th, Roosevelt’s new Multicultural Rough Riders Club is planning to host a Cultural Fair for all third graders in the district.  With the help of Kent State University Professor, Gumiko Monobe, and her class, as well as the Career Education Teaching Profession students, fun activities from countries around the world will be shared.  On Valentine’s Day, members of the club sent all Roosevelt students a Valentine with the timely phrase, “Love is love in every language.

I hope you were able to come out to enjoy this past weekend’s amazing production of Peter Pan.  Over 100 students were involved in the cast, crew, and orchestra pit.   We are so appreciative of the time and effort the students and staff put into creating this great night of entertainment.  Kudos to all!

Congratulations to our 2019 Scholastic Art and Writing Contest winners.  Gold Key winner, Anna Swan, will have her Flash Fiction entry submitted to Nationals.  Silver Key winners are Emma Adams, Madison Brenning, and Carlye Neaffer. Callan Latham won three Silver Keys and two Honorable Mentions.  Josie Rankin won two Honorable Mentions and Brooke Harvey also won an Honorable Mention.

For the second time in three years, we congratulate our cheerleaders who have made it to states again. Cheer Captains, Aly Giunto and Taijanae Johnson will be leading our team Saturday, March 2nd, at 4:10 p.m. at Dublin Jerome High School.  Many are excited for Music in Our Schools Month for the month of March. The All-City Band Extravaganza will be in the gym at 7:00 on March 5th.  On March 14th at 7:00 p.m. Roosevelt’s Choral Department presents “Please Stay” a concert focusing on mental health awareness and suicide prevention.

Our district needs your valuable input as we assemble data to develop our five-year strategic plan.  It takes only seven minutes to complete this important online survey.  Visit the district website at kentschools.net to find the link or type in kentschools.net/community survey.

Please connect with us on social media.  On the Theodore Roosevelt High School home page, you will notice links to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.   These sites will give you a snapshot of some of the great things going on in the Kent City School District.

Listed below are upcoming events for the month of March.

March 5: Chili Challenge at 4:30 p.m.

March 5: All –City Band Extravaganza in the TRHS Gym at  

7:00 p.m.

March 13: Kent Schools Choral Festival at 7:00 p.m.

March 14: End of the Third Grading Period

March 14: TRHS Spring Choir Concert, Please Stay, at 7:00 p.m.

March 18: Registration deadline for Advanced Placement Exams

March 21-23: Senior Class Trip to New York City

March 22: Report cards distributed

March 25: First day of Spring Break

April 6 Kent Area Chamber of Commerce & TRHS DECA Community Expo

Thank you for your continued support and dedication.

Respectfully,

Dennis Love