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Homecoming Week Festivities 2018

MON., SEPT. 24 – FRI., SEPT. 28 — SPIRIT WEEK:  To kick off the Homecoming Week, Student Council is promoting a spirit week, with each day celebrating HOME.  We encourage faculty, staff, and students to participate.

  • Monday:  “HOMies” — Twin with your friends.
  • Tuesday:   “HOME Vacation” — Wear your best vacation/beach attire.
  • Wednesday:  “HOME Away from Home”  — Wear your favorite  college/college sports attire.
  • Thursday:  “America’s Funniest HOME Videos” — Wear your best meme/vine impersonation outfit.
  • Friday:  “HOME Game” — Show your hometown pride and participate in the WHITEOUT!!  Wear your best white!

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26 — POWDER PUFF TOURNAMENT:  Student Council will host the annual tournament during which students will show their class spirit by competing against each other.  The Powder Puff Tournament begins at 7:00 p.m. at the RHS Stadium.

WEDS., SEPT. 26-FRI., SEPT. 28 — TICKET SALES:  Students can purchase their PRE-SALE homecoming tickets for only $8.00 during their lunch period.  Students must have their EMA completed in order to attend the dance.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 27 — KING & QUEEN VOTING:  Students can vote on the Homecoming King and Queen during their lunch period.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 28 — HOMECOMING FOOTBALL GAME:  Support the Rough Rider Football Team at their 7:00 p.m. game versus Tallmadge High School.  This game is also an event that many TRHS Alumni attend.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 29 — HOMECOMING DANCE:  The Homecoming Dance will be held in the TRHS gym and cafeteria atrium from 8:00-11:00 p.m.  Read more details in the HOMECOMING Information 2018.

Freshman Elections for Class Officers & Class Representatives

Attention Freshmen!

The Freshman Elections process is underway.  And YOU are invited to apply to run for class office!!  Student Council Officers will also be 9th grade social studies classes to help publicize this leadership opportunity.  If you are interested, pick up the elections packet (for detailed information on the upcoming Class Officer and Student Council Representative elections) in the Activities Office. Candidates must turn in the Intent-to-Run form by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, August 31.  You can also review the Freshman Fall Elections Packet 2018 here.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Elected officers and representatives will only hold their positions for the 2018-19 school year.  There will be another election in the Spring for the following school year.  The officers elected sometimes change or stay the same, depending on the candidates.

Spirit Week 2018

The Seniors will be participating in Senior Spirit Week 2018 the week of May 7-11, 2018, as part of their last weeks of high school.  While each day has been approved, students are expected to follow the school dress code (no hats, no sunglasses, no short shorts, etc.) and maintain the academic focus throughout the school day.  The following is the theme for each school day:

  • MONDAY — Make It a Superhero Monday
  • TUESDAY — Tie Die Tuesday
  • WEDNESDAY — Where-ya-going Wednesday (college gear)
  • THURSDAY — Theodore Roosevelt Thursday (school spirit gear)
  • FRIDAY — Flashback Friday (elementary school jerseys to promote their Amazing Race event)

Attention Parents of Sophomores!

Because of the shift in calendars in the 2019-20 school year, the graduation ceremonies would fall on Memorial Day weekend for the Class of 2020.  We will not be having the graduation on that Sunday due to various reasons so we are looking to change the format from a Sunday afternoon to a Thursday evening ceremony on May 21, 2020.  Specific times are still to be determined, but we wanted to begin the communication with students’ families.  If you have any questions or comments, please contact Mr. Dennis Love at or 330-676-8719.

Junior Election Results 4/10/18

Juniors!!  Student Council would like to thank YOU for participating in the Junior Class Elections.  Thank you, also, to the three presidential candidates woh entered the race for class president.  At this time, we would like to announce the results of the election.

The 2018-19 Senior Class President will be . . . . IAN MAIL. Congratulations!!  So now, calling ALL JUNIORS!!  We continue to ask for YOUR involvement in our class events.  Right now, that means come to prom works!!  WE NEED YOU!

Freshman Election Results 4/18/18

Freshmen—Student Council would like to thank YOU for participating in the Freshman Class Elections yesterday.  At this time, we’d like to announce the results of yesterday’s election.

As announced yesterday, CHLOE NIESZ KUTSCH will be serving as your Class Treasurer and PATRICK GALLAGHER will be serving as your Class Vice President.  The Class Secretary is . . . LUCAS PIERRE.  And finally, the Class President is . . . BRANDON HARVEY!!

We’d also like to acknowledge again, your Class Representatives:   ALEX GREEN, SIENNA LEISING, EMMA MEYER, KATELYN MOISIO, ISABELLE SMITH, and MELAINA UHRIG.

Congratulations to all candidates on a strong campaign.  We look forward to your involvement and leadership next year.

Upcoming Assemblies & Senior Dates to Note – Spring 2018

As the final quarter gets under way, and the delayed testing schedule begins next week (except for all CTE programs — they will be following their regular bell schedule), please note the assemblies below.  The busses will be running at the normal time in the morning (there is no second run of busses).

APRIL ASSEMBLIES (you can see the assemblies in relation to the testing on the April 2018 Testing Schedule with ASSEMBLIES)

  • Friday, April 6, 9:20 a.m. — Junior/Senior Class KCS Hall of Fame Assembly (3rd Period only)
  • Tuesday, April 10, 7:30 a.m. — Junior Class Elections Assembly (during delayed start)
  • Monday, April 16, 7:30 a.m. — Final Senior Class Guidance Assembly & Reception (during delayed start)
  • Tuesday, April 17, 8:00 a.m. — Senior Class None for Under 21 Rally Field Trip (see None for Under 21 – 2018 Info for details)
  • Wednesday, April 18, 7:30 a.m. — Freshman Class Elections Assembly & ALICE Training (during delayed start)

NOTE THE FOLLOWING END-OF-YEAR SENIOR EVENTS (These dates/times have changed from what was originally published in the planner/calendar.)

  • Thursday, May 17, 2018, 11:30 a.m. — Graduation Rehearsal: Seniors will go to class 1-3 periods, eat lunch 4th period, and then at 10:50 a.m., they will be bussed to the KSU MAC Center for rehearsal.
  • Friday, May 18, 2018, 7:50 a.m. — Senior Honors Assembly (all-school assembly)
  • Friday May 18, 2018 , 11:30 a.m. — Senior Class Picnic (location TBD)

Thank you for your support!

The staff and student participants would like to thank the Roosevelt and City of Kent community for your support of the 2018 Black History Month Living History Museum. We hope that you learned a lot or something new about the multifaceted contributions of African Americans to the culture and history of the United States.  THANK YOU!!  More details here:  Community and School Thank You – Black History Month Living History Museum 2018

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.

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!