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BRANCHING OUT SEPTEMBER 2017

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

The 2017-18 school year is underway and it has been a pleasure to welcome all of our incredible students back this fall.

 We have experienced two, extended-time power outages in the past two weeks necessitating a building evacuation.  Our community can be proud of the calm, mature, and focused reaction of our students.  We look forward to spending the year with this great group.  

Our building improvement team has been working hard to create opportunities to increase student achievement.  The attached links:

Building Improvement Team Letter

Building Improvement Team Schedule (1)

is a letter that was given to parents at Follow the Schedule Night and the potential Wednesday early-release schedule.  Your feedback on this issue is important to us.

Weighted grades are another topic that was discussed by our department chairs and administrative team.   Last spring, we were exploring weighing grades for our advanced and advanced placement courses.  While we did not make this change for this school year, we will revisit this topic for the 2018-19 school year.  Regardless of the decision, we continue to encourage all of our students to challenge themselves.  Grades are important, but it is also important to ensure that our students are enrolled in rigorous courses that require hard work and determination.  Learning is a lifelong process and we trust in the power of education to guide us and help us to understand the world around us.

The Homecoming Dance is right around the corner.  We will use the breathalyzer test as students enter the dance.  The purpose is to deter students from attending the dance while under the influence of alcohol.  We used the test for the prom and were pleased that, as expected, not one student was detained.  Ultimately, we want our students to have a memorable, fun and safe evening. 

Listed below are some important dates for September and early October events.  Please review them and also, please enjoy the many planned events and activities.  

September 8 Senior Class Group Photo at 7:35 a.m. in our gym.

Fall Sports/Pep Assembly at 1:40 p.m. in our gym

September 13 Picture Day
September 21 Interim Grade Reports Distributed in 1st period class
September 22 Registration Deadline for the 10/28 ACT Test
September 27 Sophomore/Junior Class Parent Guidance Information Night at 7:00 p.m. in our auditorium
October 6 Homecoming Football Game vs. Revere at 7:00 p.m.
October 7 Homecoming Dance in our gym from 8:00-11:00 p.m.
October 9 ACT Seminar from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in TRHS Auditorium

 

On behalf of the staff, I would like to wish all a happy and productive school year.  Thank you for the privilege of working and learning with you as we all use our talents for another successful school year.

Respectfully,

Dennis Love,

Principal

FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT (FERPA)

Notification of Rights under FERPA for Elementary and Secondary Schools

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and students who are 18 years of age or older (“eligible students”) certain rights with respect to the student’s education records.  These rights are:

  1. The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days after the day the Kent City Schools (Roosevelt High School) receives a request for access.

Parents or eligible students should submit to the school principal [or appropriate school offi­cial] a written request that identifies the records they wish to inspect.  The school official will make arrangements for access and notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place where the records may be inspected.

  1. The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the parent or eligible student believes are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA.

Parents or eligible students who wish to ask the Kent City School District to amend a record should write the school principal [or appropriate school official], clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it should be changed.  If the school decides not to amend the record as requested by the parent or eligible student, the school will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and of their right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment.  Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the parent or eligible student when notified of the right to a hearing.

  1. The right to provide written consent before the school discloses personally identifiable information (PII) from the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without con­sent.

One exception, which permits disclosure without consent, is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests.  A school official is a person employed by the school as an ad­ministrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel) or a person serving on the school board.  A school official also may include a volunteer or contractor outside of the school who performs an institutional service of function for which the school would otherwise use its own employees and who is under the direct control of the school with respect to the use and maintenance of PII from education records, such as  an attorney, audi­tor, medical consultant, or therapist; a parent or student volunteering to serve on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee; or a parent, student, or other volunteer assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks.  A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an educa­tion record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility.

[Optional] Upon request, the school discloses education records without consent to officials of another school district in which a student seeks or intends to enroll, or is already enrolled if the disclosure is for purposes of the student’s enrollment or transfer.  [NOTE:  FERPA requires a school district to make a reasonable attempt to notify the parent or student of the records re­quest unless it states in its annual notification that it intends to forward records on request.]

  1. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the [School] to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA are:

Family Policy Compliance Office

U.S. Department of Education

400 Maryland Avenue, SW

Washington, DC  20202

[NOTE:  In addition, a school may want to include its directory information public notice, as required by §99.37 of the regulations, with its annual notification of rights under FERPA.]

[Optional]  See the list below of the disclosures that elementary and secondary schools may make without consent.

FERPA permits the disclosure of PII from students’ education records, without consent of the parent or eligible student, if the disclosure meets certain conditions found in §99.31 of the FERPA regulations.  Except for disclosures to school officials, disclosures related to some judicial orders or lawfully issued subpoenas, disclosures of directory information, and disclosures to the parent or eligible student, §99.32 of the FERPA regulations requires the school to record the disclosure.  Parents and eligible students have a right to inspect and review the record of disclosures.  A school may disclose PII from the education records of a student without obtaining prior written consent of the parents or the eligible student –

  • To other school officials, including teachers, within the educational agency or institution whom the school has determined to have legitimate educational interests. This includes contractors, consultants, volunteers, or other parties to whom the school has outsourced institutional services or functions, provided that the conditions listed in §99.31(a)(1)(i)(B)(1) – (a)(1)(i)(B)(2) are met. (§99.31(a)(1))
  • To officials of another school, school system, or institution of postsecondary education where the student seeks or intends to enroll, or where the student is already enrolled if the disclosure is for purposes related to the student’s enrollment or transfer, subject to the requirements of §99.34. (§99.31(a)(2)) 
  • To authorized representatives of the U. S. Comptroller General, the U. S. Attorney General, the U.S. Secretary of Education, or State and local educational authorities, such as the State educational agency in the parent or eligible student’s State (SEA). Disclosures under this provision may be made, subject to the requirements of §99.35, in connection with an audit or evaluation of Federal- or State-supported education programs, or for the enforcement of or compliance with Federal legal requirements that relate to those programs.  These entities may make further disclosures of PII to outside entities that are designated by them as their authorized representatives to conduct any audit, evaluation, or enforcement or compliance activity on their behalf.  (§§99.31(a)(3) and 99.35)
  • In connection with financial aid for which the student has applied or which the student has received, if the information is necessary to determine eligibility for the aid, determine the amount of the aid, determine the conditions of the aid, or enforce the terms and conditions of the aid. (§99.31(a)(4))
  • To State and local officials or authorities to whom information is specifically allowed to be reported or disclosed by a State statute that concerns the juvenile justice system and the system’s ability to effectively serve, prior to adjudication, the student whose records were released, subject to §99.38. (§99.31(a)(5))
  • To organizations conducting studies for, or on behalf of, the school, in order to: (a)  develop, validate, or administer predictive tests; (b)  administer student aid programs; or (c)  improve instruction.  (§99.31(a)(6))
  • To accrediting organizations to carry out their accrediting functions. (§99.31(a)(7))
  • To parents of an eligible student if the student is a dependent for IRS tax purposes. (§99.31(a)(8))
  • To comply with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena. (§99.31(a)(9))
  • To appropriate officials in connection with a health or safety emergency, subject to §99.36. (§99.31(a)(10)
  • Information the school has designated as “directory information” under §99.37. (§99.31(a)(11))

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Model Notice for Directory Information

 The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a Federal law, requires that Kent City Schools, with certain exceptions, obtain your written consent prior to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from your child’s education records.  However, Kent City Schools may disclose appropriately designated “directory information” without written consent, unless you have advised the District to the contrary in accordance with District procedures.  The primary purpose of directory information is to allow the Kent City School District to include this type of information from your child’s education records in certain school publications.  Examples include:

A playbill, showing your student’s role in a drama production;

  • The annual yearbook;
  • Honor roll or other recognition lists;
  • Graduation programs; and
  • Sports activity sheets, such as for wrestling, showing weight and height of team members.

Directory information, which is information that is generally not considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if released, can also be disclosed to outside organizations without a parent’s prior written consent.  Outside organizations include, but are not limited to, companies that manufacture class rings or publish yearbooks.  In addition, two federal laws require local educational agencies (LEAs) receiving assistance under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to provide military recruiters, upon request, with the following information – names, addresses and telephone listings – unless parents have advised the LEA that they do not want their student’s information disclosed without their prior written consent. [1] 

If you do not want Kent City School District to disclose directory information from your child’s education records without your prior written consent, you must notify the District in writing by [insert date].  Kent City Schools has designated the following information as directory information:  [Note: an LEA may, but does not have to, include all the information listed below.]

-Student’s name                                                          -Participation in officially

-Address                                                                            recognized activities and sports

-Telephone listing                                                       -Weight and height of members of

-Electronic mail address                                                  athletic teams

-Photograph                                                                -Degrees, honors, and awards

-Date and place of birth                                                  received

-Major field of study                                                  -The most recent educational agency or

-Dates of attendance                                                        institution attended

-Grade level                                                                -Student ID number, user ID, or other unique personal identifier used to communicate in electronic systems that cannot be used to access education records without a PIN, password, etc.  (A student’s SSN, in whole or in part, cannot be used for this purpose.)    

1] These laws are: Section 9528 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (20 U.S.C. § 7908) and

10 U.S.C. § 503(c).

BRANCHING OUT, August 9, 2017

August 9, 2017

It is my pleasure to welcome everyone back for another great year at Roosevelt.  I hope you have enjoyed a fun and relaxing summer.  While we will greatly miss the strengths and contributions of our 2017 graduates, we eagerly anticipate our next group of seniors who will now model “The Roosevelt Way” (Respect, Integrity Dedication, Excellence, Responsibility, and Service) for our underclassmen.  We have no doubt that they will rise to the occasion.

I look forward to welcoming our returning students and I am especially excited to meet our new ninth grade students.  Our staff works hard to create a positive school culture for each student.  Our goal is to make students feel comfortable, valued and happy to be a part of the Roosevelt family.  We are committed to helping all students learn the skills they need to grow both inside and outside the classroom.

We are currently planning to initiate a new program that will add to the positive environment at Roosevelt.  Beginning sometime this September or early October, we may be piloting an early release schedule.  Our staff will reserve the time between 1:44 to 3:00 on Wednesday afternoons for professional development, thus the early release time for students.  Research indicates that time spent for professional development in professional learning communities increases productivity in the classroom, collaboration, and student achievement.  The school day for students will end at 1:44 and students will be free to leave the campus. Transportation for students who wish to stay or who have a need to stay will be provided for students at 2:30.  Study periods will be set up in the cafeteria and library from 1:44 to 2:30.  There will be more information provided in the upcoming weeks concerning our early release schedule.

It is invigorating to see students are already showing their Roosevelt spirit and enthusiasm as evidenced by their involvement in band, preparation for freshmen orientation, athletics, fundraisers, and other various activities. 

Please note the specific schedule of events:

Student Schedules: Mailed home August 8

 

Freshman Orientation Night for Parents: August 10 at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium

 

Freshman Orientation: August 15 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

 

New Student Orientation: August 15  11:00 a.m. in the RHS Library

 

First day of Classes: August 16  7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

 

Senior Class Parent Guidance Information Night: August 23 at 6:00 p.m. in the RHS Auditorium

 

TRHS Follow the Schedule Night (Open House)  August 23 at 7:00 p.m.

 

Once again, welcome back!  Let’s make this another great year at T.R.H.S.    It is a privilege to be a part of a community that cares so deeply for its young people. Thank you for your support and dedication.

Sincerely,

Dennis Love

BRANCHING OUT, MAY 2017

May 1, 2017

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

At our final senior informational assembly a few days ago, staff members who were selected by the senior class officers spoke to the class.  Their messages included many meaningful and inspirational thoughts and suggestions.  Students were reminded that last impressions are equally as important as first impressions and to be present in the moment and enjoy it.  They were encouraged to take risks, make an effort to meet new people, and always remember to thank the people who love and support them.  The Roosevelt staff is proud of our seniors and excited to celebrate with them on their graduation day.  Congratulations to our students and their families as well as to our faculty and our entire support staff.  We look forward to Commencement on May 21 at the Kent State MAC Center.

The day after graduation, the remaining students will be taking their final exams.  Students should be aware that twenty percent of the second semester grade is based on the final exam.  The third quarter grade is worth forty percent of the second semester grade.  The fourth quarter grade is worth forty percent of the semester grade.  Final exam scores are significant because they comprise twenty percent of the second semester grade.

As we near the completion of the 2016/17 school year, each day seems to fly by with increasing speed.  May is a time for celebration and also marks the culmination of many school activities.  There are a number of musical and vocal performances and art shows.  Spring sports participants are preparing for postseason tournaments.  We know our students are excited and anxious for summer break but please remember the importance of finishing the academic year on a strong note.

In the next two weeks, we will be planning a lockdown or evacuation drill.   A parent broadcast will accompany the drill.  We know this is a busy time of the year but practicing our safety procedures to keep our students safe is our priority.

Listed below are some important May dates:

May 9:                   TRHS CTE Passport ceremony at 9:30 a.m.

May 9:                   TRHS Scholar and Achievement Awards Program                                          and Reception – 7:00 p.m.

May 16:                Board of Education Meeting at TRHS – 7:00 p.m.

May 18:                TRHS Senior Honors Assembly and Senior Slide                                              Show – 7:50 a.m.

May 19:                 TRHS Graduation Rehearsal for Seniors at KSU                                               MAC Center – 8:30 a.m.

May 21:                  TRHS Baccalaureate and Graduation at KSU MAC                                        Center – 1:00 p.m.

May 22-24:          TRHS Final  E xams                                                                                                                                                                                  

May 25:                  Summer School Registration – 11:00 a.m.

Again, I want to offer my sincere congratulations to our graduates.   I also offer congratulations and gratitude to all of our students, our faculty and staff, and our community members, who have worked so hard and been so committed to making this a successful school year.   I offer my very best wishes for a safe, happy and fulfilling summer.

Respectfully.

Dennis A. Love

BRANCHING OUT, APRIL, 2017

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

As we approach the final grading period of the semester, I want to thank our students for their continued efforts to further their success.  Many of our students participated in the Ohio State Testing and all of our juniors took the ACT test.  The winter musical was fantastic and our musicians had many great performances.  Our student athletes participated in an exciting winter sports season and now many students are preparing for spring sports.  Hopefully, all were able to enjoy a much deserved, relaxing spring break.

We are very proud of our cheerleaders for being first runner up-at State.  We are not surprised by their success which is earned through an enormous amount of hard work, determination, and commitment.  Lead by our senior cheerleaders, Emmalee Combs-Bennett, Mimi Freeman, Isabella Kreiner, Emily Lenzo, Abigail Madej, and Tajah Wright our cheerleaders accomplish so much for our school.  Not only do they support our athletes and sports programs, but they invest countless hours in strengthening school spirit.  Their coach, Renee Manning, serves as an incredible role model for her athletes.

We have been administering the Ohio State Tests since mid-March and will continue to test throughout April.  We are committed to providing the best possible testing environment for our students and feel confident that they will do well.

The feeling and momentum of spring is building as prom and graduation are fast approaching.   We want to encourage our students to enjoy this very exciting time, but to please act responsibly.  On April 18th, our senior class will join many area high school students at Hiram College for a None for Under 21 program.  This program focuses on the dangers of driving under the influence.   Please be mindful of the message.

Listed below are some of the important dates during April:

April 22:        Kent Area Chamber of Commerce and TRHS DECA                                     Community Expo – 10:00 a.m.

April 27:        Interim Grade Reports Distributed

April 29:        Junior-Senior Prom at TRHS – 7:30 p.m. – 12:00 p.m.

            Thank you for your continued support and dedication.

            Respectfully,

            Dennis Love  

BRANCHING OUT, February 2017

February 1, 2017

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

January has been an exciting month at Roosevelt. We are so proud of our students and faculty. Our instrumental program performed at Severance Hall, all of our marketing students placed in the District DECA competition, 11 students competed in the Power of the Pen competition, our Level ll CADET students participated and placed in the 20th Annual Student Model Home Design Contest, the boys swim team won the Suburban League Title, and the hockey team achieved Coach Barlow’s 250th win. These are just a few of the many activities and events that our students enjoy. I hope you have enjoyed some of these events. We can’t stress enough just how important it is for our students to participate in co-curricular activities. They truly enhance the academic experience.

As we celebrate National African American History this month, our Social Studies Department has developed initiatives for our school. Each week in February, teachers will spend time highlighting the contributions an African American has made in specific subject areas. We will commemorate African American heroes whose positive influences continue to touch the lives of people everywhere. We will remember Dr. Martin Luther King’s message of hope, equality, and inclusion for our country and for our world. We will be honoring notable African American Roosevelt graduates during our daily announcements.

Recently our Student Council hosted an open forum meeting and all students, staff, and administration were invited. Topics students discussed included weighted grades, school lunches, calamity days, and having an American flag in every classroom. It was an impressive meeting with a great group of committed students who are using their leadership and talents to continuously improve the school. We look forward to future meetings.

The National Honor Society has started to provide tutoring opportunities for all of our students. We have so many student role models who are willing to help their peers achieve academic success. We are proud and grateful to our National Honor Society for providing this opportunity for all our students.

I am energized by the many innovative and collaborative efforts of our vibrant school community. “The Roosevelt Way” is truly revealed every day at our school. Listed below are activities and events for this month.

February 2: Career Technical Conversations with Parents 6:30 p.m.

February 2: TRHS 8th Grade Open House 7:00 p.m.

February 13: Spring Sport Parent/Athlete Preseason Mtg 7:00 p.m.

February 16: Interim Grade Reports Distributed

February 21: Board of Education Meeting at Roosevelt 7:00 p.m.

March 11:  Rough Rider All Sports Booster Taste of Kent Night at the Races at Roses Run Country Club 6:00 p.m.

Thank you for your continued support and dedication.

Respectfully,
Dennis Love

Day trip to Peek ‘n Peak Ski Resort – Clymer, NY

What: Day trip to Peek ‘n Peak Ski Resort – Clymer, NY

Who: Open to ALL Kent City School Students and their immediate families.
Parents may attend too! If elementary-aged students are attending, they must be accompanied by at least one parent.
You do NOT need to be a member of ski/snowboard club to attend!

When: Sunday, February 19th, 2017
Charter Bus leaves RHS parking lot on Sunday, February 19th at 6:00 am
Return to RHS parking lot at 10:00 pm
Note: There is no school on Monday, February 20th due to President’s Day

Questions and requests for registration can be emailed to Jeff Thompson at ke_jthompson@kentschools.net

For additional information you can visit the Ski Club Website

BRANCHING OUT, JANUARY 2017

January 4, 2017

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

We are excited to welcome 2017 with a renewed commitment to excellence in education. We will reflect on our past accomplishments and look forward to a new year of challenges and achievements.  We will continue to enjoy and celebrate our shared sense of community, acknowledging that each member can contribute to strengthening our culture of caring and respect.

Report cards will be distributed Friday, January 13.  Remember that Progress Book provides instant access to student grades.   The new year provides a great opportunity to set new, purposeful goals.  Whether the goal is resolving to earn a certain grade point average, completing homework assignments in a timely manner, arriving to school on time, or striving to excel in athletic activities, setting goals and attaining them builds confidence and is an important factor in achieving success.  Many of our teachers model goal setting by creating S.M.A.R.T. goals.  These goals are specific, measurable, attainable, result-oriented, and time bound. 

The scheduling process for the 2017/18 school year will begin early in this second semester.  Our goal is to be certain that students are scheduled appropriately in challenging courses that reflect their interests and abilities.

Second semester will begin with a District In-Service Day.  Our key note speaker is Dr. Peter Boonshaft.  His topic will be, “Teaching for Passion, Purpose, and Promise.”  He will be followed by Ms. Lisa Givan, Associate Director of Pre-College Initiatives and Diversity Training at Kent State University.  She will be working with our staff using an interactive, inequality simulation exercise, titled, “The Game of Life.”  When our teachers are not in these sessions, they will be working in their professional learning communities completing their implemented curriculum maps.  The topics chosen will expand our knowledge and understanding of our role as educators and thereby benefit our students.

Listed below are some of the important January and early February activities and events that we all look forward to at TRHS in the year 2017. 

January 13:     Distribution of report cards

January 10:     Sophomore Career Technical Programs Orientation –                                 7:30 a.m.

January 19:     TRHS 8TH Grade Orientation at Roosevelt – 7:30 a.m.                                 and 12:00 p.m.

February 2:     TRHS 10th grade parent and student Career and                                            Technical Program    Conversation at Roosevelt – 6:30 p.m.  

February 2:     TRHS 8th Grade Open House at Roosevelt – 7:00 p.m.  

Thank you for your continued support and dedication as we begin an exciting New Year. 

Respectfully,

Dennis Love

BRANCHING OUT, December 2016

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

This past Tuesday we were excited to induct 60 students into our National Honor Society.   Selection is based upon four criteria:  scholarship, leadership, service, and character.  We are proud of our new inductees and impressed by their many accomplishments.  We are especially grateful to the members of National Honor Society for modeling The Roosevelt Way for all of our students.

Preparation for semester exams should be in progress as the exams are less than three weeks away.  Exam grades reflect student effort and knowledge of course content up to this point in the school year.  The first quarter grade is worth 40% of the semester grade.  The second quarter grade is worth 40% of the semester grade.  Exam scores are significant because they comprise twenty percent of the first semester grade.

Students will begin the scheduling process early in the second semester.  Roosevelt High School is committed to providing relevant courses to prepare our students for success in our continuously changing society.  Students’ future schedules will be based upon various student data points, teacher/counselor/parent recommendations and student interest. Scheduling early for the 2016-17 school year will ensure appropriate course placement.

The month of December is an extremely eventful one.  The winter sport season is already underway.  We also look forward to the numerous choir and band holiday performances.  Listed below are some important December happenings.

            December 1:              Interim Reports Distributed

                                                       Silent Auction Prom Fundraiser – 6:30 p.m.

            December 19-21:    Semester Exams – Exam Schedule will be                                                           posted online

            December 22:           Winter Break – No School

            January 5:                    Classes Resume

While there are many exciting events at Roosevelt, we are also aware that the holiday season can be a challenging and stressful time for many.  We will do our best to make certain that Roosevelt continues to be a warm, caring, and consistent environment for all of our students. 

Warmest regards for a very happy and safe holiday season.

Dennis Love

Principal   

BRANCHING OUT, November 2016

November 1, 2016

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

We are days away from a hotly contested and emotionally charged presidential election.  It is important to remember that while opinions may differ, all voters should be aware of the issues and select the candidate they feel will be most likely to provide a better future for our country and our world.

We respect the fact that our Roosevelt students are the future and we are so proud of their many accomplishments.  Last week I witnessed the soccer team in an outstanding playoff game.  The game was tied after two sudden- death overtime periods.  Players were giving 100% and were exhausted at the end of the game.  Most players did not get home until 11:00 p.m.  The next morning I spoke with one of the players and asked him if he had gotten any sleep.  He said that when he got home, he had to do some studying. The next night I was at an orchestra concert and sure enough, that same student was playing his instrument.  He is just one example of so many of our students who are dedicated to their classes and extracurricular activities and who work so hard to achieve excellence on a daily basis.

Also, how proud we are of our Academic Challenge team who recently won first place at the Channel Five Academic Challenge, beating Avon Lake and North Ridgeville.  Congratulations to Carter Hale, Will Kulis, and Perkins Pringle as well as to the team adviser, Craig Foreman, and all of our excellent teachers who have helped to encourage these young men.  The episode will air on Dec. 3 on Channel 5.  Don’t miss it!

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/student teacher conferences will be Monday, November 21st from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Tuesday, November 22nd from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  To schedule a time, email Mrs. Harris, our main office secretary, at ke­­_nharris@kentschools.net.  When you email Mrs. Harris, enter the day and time you are available and indicate the teachers you would like to meet with.  If you are unable to email Mrs. Harris, please call her at 330 676-8700 or stop in at the main office during school hours.

Listed below are some important November/December events:

November 8:              Election Day – No school for students                                                               Staff In-Service

 November 21:           Parent Teacher Conferences                                                                                        5:00  p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

 November 22:           Parent Teacher Conferences                                                                                        9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. 

December 1:               Interim Grades Distributed

December 1:               Silent Auction Prom Fundraiser 6:00 p.m.

I hope you are making time to enjoy the wonderful traditions of the season.  Ideally, we will all be able to find many things in our lives to be thankful for.  I would like to express my personal thanks to everyone in our Roosevelt family.  Your dedication, hard work, and creative spirit energizes me and enables our students, our school, and our community, to grow and prosper.

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Dennis Love

Principal