All posts by Heidi Jurging

Black History Month Living Museum – Tues., February 20, 2018

The Black History Month Living Museum will be presented to students on Tuesday, February 20, during lunch periods from 10:20 a.m. to 12:40 p.m.  in the cafeteria atrium.  The presentation will also be open to the community from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. when participants will be showcasing the museum to the school board.  More than 30 students and staff will dress in costumes and stand motionless as they depict an African-American who has shaped America’s history in politics, culture, sports and entertainment.

Winter Sports Pep Assembly & Spirit Week – Jan. 22-26, 2018

Now that winter is officially here, we want to recognize and show our school spirit for the winter sports teams at the Winter Sports Pep Assembly on Friday, January 26.  To build up the school spirit for the week leading up to the pep assembly, the Roosevelt Cheerleaders have planned a Disney-themed spirit week beginning Monday, January 22.  The following are the themes for each day:

  • MOANA MONDAY:  Wear your tropical clothes.
  • PARENT TRAP TUESDAY:  Wear your twin outfits.
  • WOODY WEDNESDAY:  Wear your cowboy/cowgirl outfits.
  • INSIDE OUT THURSDAY:  Wear your clothes inside out.
  • FROZEN FRIDAY:  It’s a WHITE OUT!

Please review and post the Winter Sports Pep Assembly REVISED BELL SCHEDULE 2018 and the Disney Spirit Week 2018 Flier for details.  NOTE:  All school spirit outfits must be school appropriate and follow our dress code guidelines as stated in the student handbook.

Student Options for Wednesday Early Release Days – Second Semester 2018

STARTING WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10th, 2018  —  RHS will begin its Early Release PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Revised Bell Schedule, and will continue each Wednesday through Second Semester.  This time also involves making options available for students who may need extra help or will still be in the building.  Below are these after-school options:

– TESTING CENTER (Room 517): Teachers may assign students to use this time to make up a quiz, test or assessment instead of missing class time (please note that “read aloud” accommodations will not be available).
– GUIDED STUDY (Media Center): Teachers may assign students who are failing or underachieving to work with tutors to complete missing or incomplete work in a class.
– DETENTION (Opportunity Room): Administrators will assign this to students who have excessive tardies or absences.
– OPEN STUDY (Cafeteria): Any other student who remains in the building during early release will have to report here under adult supervision until dismissal at 2:29 p.m.
– Future options may include guest speakers, martial arts instruction, and grade level meetings.  These options will be publicized when and if they become available.

Each week, teachers can assign students to the Testing Center or Guided Study through Monday 4:00 p.m. two days before the Wednesday the student will be required to stay after school.  Teachers should be informing the student that they are assigning them to an early release option, because if a student does not attend an Early Release assignment, he or she will receive consequences (similar to cutting a class).  They are expected to stay until 2:29 if assigned to a location.  Students will also be informed of early release assignments through their school Gmail account and via a paper slip delivered directly to them.

First Semester Exam Schedule 2017

Click the following link for the Exam Schedule & Guidelines FIRST SEMESTER 2017-18 for the exams on December 20-21-22, 2017.  (This is also available on the RHS Website.  Click on “Students” in top right corner.  Click on “Bell Schedules” under the Resources category.)  NOTE:  Students are reminded that they must stay in the building through their last exam each day.  They are not permitted to leave in between exams (unless a flex period for Seniors).

Exam Bus Schedule

  • Wednesday, December 20, 2017 — 11:20 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 21, 2017 — 11:20 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.
  • Friday, December 22, 2017 (Early Release Day) — 10:45 & 12:15.

NOTE:  Special Education Buses will pickup at 10:45 & 12:55 and
as needed on Wednesday and Thursday. At 10:45 and
as needed on Friday.

Holiday Spirit Week 2017

Holiday Spirit Week
December 12-15 & 18-19, 2017

The holiday season is officially here . . . and Roosevelt students, faculty and staff are invited to add their Rough Rider school spirit to the festivities. Student Council is hosting the Holiday Spirit WeekDECEMBER 12-19.  Listed below are the approved dress up days being promoted each day. The only restrictions are NO HATS, NO MASKS, NO FACE PAINTING, and ALL spirit outfits must follow the general dress code expectations as described in the Student Handbook. Let’s show our school spirit!

  • TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12 — Twinkle Tuesday:  Dress up in something that twinkles! (i.e. lights, sequins, etc.)
  • WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13 — Winter White Wednesday:  It’s time to wear ALL WHITE!
  • THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14 — Ugly Sweater Thursday:  Wear your best “ugly” (which is relative, of course) holiday sweater.
  • FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15 — Family Photo Friday:  Wear flannel and fuzzy socks.
  • MONDAY, DECEMBER 18 — Merry Movie Monday:  Wear your favorite holiday colors or dress as a holiday movie character.
  • TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19 — ‘Twas the Night Before Exams Tuesday:  Wear those comfy pajamas (school appropriate, of course) as you prepare for the holidays.

Happy Holidays!

DUE TODAY!!!! Senior Info Needed for 2017 Super Senior Issue of The Colonel

IMG_2363TODAY IS THE LAST DAY!!!

Hi, Seniors!!  The Colonel needs your help! We’re excited to put together the Senior Issue of The Colonel for the Class of 2017. The two links to complete your information for this special issue of The Colonel are posted below. We hope you choose to participate! Give us as much information as possible to help make your senior issue a collection of high school memories you’ll want to keep for many years.  WE’VE EXTENDED THE DUE DATE — All information should now be completed NO LATER THAN WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12!!

SENIOR INFORMATION:   Senior Colonel INFORMATION Link
To begin completing the information, go to the link above (NOTE: you MUST be logged into your KCS Google account for the link to work) to complete basic information, elementary, middle, and high school memories, senior wills, future direction information, and three senior superlatives. Once you submit your form, you can return to your form to edit your information as needed up until April 12.

SENIOR SUPERLATIVES:   Senior SUPERLATIVES Ballots Link
Vote for the superlatives of your class (best dressed, most athletic, most likely to succeed, etc.).  The results will be published in both the senior issue of The Colonel and the 2017 TRHS Yearbook. Each senior student should complete two ballots: one for the guy selections and one for the girl selections. Both ballots will have the same superlatives.  Please click on the link above to complete your ballots BY WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 2017 — THIS IS AN EXTENSION OF THE ORIGINAL DUE DATE.

PARENT MESSAGES TO SENIORS: Senior Colonel PARENT MESSAGE ORDER FORM
Parents, would you like to write a congratulatory or sentimental message to your senior student in the Senior Issue of The Colonel? Complete the form and turn it in to Heidi Jurging by WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12 — THIS IS AN EXTENSION OF THE ORIGINAL DUE DATE.

EXTENDED: Senior Information Needed for The Colonel

EXTENDED DEADLINES for The Colonel’s SUPER SENIOR ISSUE INFORMATION 2016

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Senior Class Officers and Classmates pose for their class photo.

Hi, Seniors!!

We’ve EXTENDED THE DEADLINE for your senior information! Read below for the two links to complete your information for this SUPER SENIOR issue of The Colonel.  Thanks for your participation!

We’re excited to put together the Senior Issue of The Colonel for the Class of 2016.  We hope you choose to participate! Please be sure to give us as much information as possible to help make your senior issue a collection of high school memories you’ll want to keep for many years.  All information should be completed as indicated below.

RESERVE YOUR COPY:  If you want to reserve/order a copy in advance, please put the completed the Senior Colonel RESERVE COPY ORDER FORM 2016 and your $2.00 in Mrs. Jurging’s mailbox in the Main Office by FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2016.

SENIOR INFORMATION:  To begin completing the information, go to the Senior Colonel INFORMATION Link to complete basic information, elementary, middle, and high school memories, senior wills, future direction information, and three senior superlatives. Once you submit your form, you can return to your form to edit your information as needed up until April 8.

SENIOR SUPERLATIVES:  Vote for the superlatives of your class (best dressed, most athletic, most likely to succeed, etc.).  The results will be published in both the senior issue of The Colonel and the 2016 RHS Yearbook. Each senior student should complete two ballots: one for the guy selections and one for the girl selections.  Both ballots will have the same superlatives.  Please click on the Senior SUPERLATIVES Ballots Link to complete your ballots BY FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2016.

PARENT MESSAGES TO SENIORS:  Parents, would you like to write a congratulatory or sentimental message to your senior student in the Senior Issue of The Colonel?  Complete the Senior Colonel PARENT MESSAGE ORDER FORM by FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2016.

Last Chance to CAN-CAN (Because You CAN!)

Faculty, Staff, Students, and all!

1st PERIOD CLASSROOM COMPETITION:  Tomorrow is the LAST day for the canned food classroom competition!! We really need your help in serving the Portage County communities. We know you CAN be a part of this event of service — all donations will go to Kent Social Services. So survey your pantries and see what you can donate to your first period classes . . . you CAN do it!!!

COMMUNITY FOOD DRIVE:  You CAN also bring any canned goods to our Community Food Drive Collection Day, Saturday, November 21, here at the RHS cafeteria — bring items to the cafeteria no later than 11:00 a.m. and the Leadership Retreat Student Delegates will deliver the food to Kent Social Services for you!

Thank you for your involvement in supporting this yearly event.

2015 Leadership Retreat Follow-Up & Appreciations

Back to the Future:  Synchronize Your Watches…Leadership Is Coming Back!IMG_2690
2015 Leadership Retreat Group Picture

Last weekend, 106 Roosevelt students attended the 30th Annual Leadership Retreat. Back to the Future:  Synchronize Your Watches . . . Leadership is Coming Back!, at Camp Wanake in Beach City, Ohio.  During the 3-day retreat, students had the opportunity to meet new people, hear 3 keynote speakers, participate in 4 hands-on labs, and learn about their own potential as leaders in our school and community.

Student delegates received an Advisor-Delegate Follow-Up Form to explain how they will use what they’ve learned to better their clubs, teams, and/or classrooms.  They should meet with their advisors sometime in the next two weeks to discuss those plans and complete the form.  Completed forms should be turned in to Heidi Jurging’s mailbox by Friday, Nov. 20.

In addition to that form, the last keynote speaker, a 2006 RHS graduate, Jacob Vanags, challenged delegates to TAKE ACTION, encouraging them to determine what they want to do and email their plan (to RHSleadership2015@gmail.com) by December 7 (one month from his talk).  Once they email, he will offer them his personal contact information to serve as a mentor to them in order to hold them accountable to putting their ideas in motion!

A huge THANK YOU to everyone that helped to make the leadership retreat a successful event!  Click Leadership Retreat Appreciations 2015 for a list of the many people who contributed to the planning and implementation.  We couldn’t have done it without the support of the RHS administration, faculty, and staff, as well as the Kent Community.  Their leadership continues to inspire the students of Roosevelt.

Sincerely,
The 2015 TRHS Leadership Retreat Planning Committee