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Branching Out September 2015: Letter from Principal Love

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

Thank you, students and staff, for an exciting start to the school year. Class assemblies and the Freshman Kickoff were filled with positive energy. Students demonstrated anticipation and enthusiasm for the 2015/2016 academic year.

Roosevelt High School will be electric with school spirit as we prepare for our Kent vs. Ravenna rivalry football game. Since the big game falls on September 11th, class officers have invited students to wear red, white and blue in lieu of our school colors for the Fall Sports/Ravenna Pep Assembly as a way of honoring our country.

Looking a bit further into the year, our Homecoming celebration is only one month away. Students are invited to participate in the festivities. Specific details will be posted on the Roosevelt webpage, including information on the homecoming court, cost, dress, and needed form if a student brings a guest who is not a Roosevelt student.

In an effort to provide students with the opportunity to improve their ACT scores, Roosevelt will be providing an ACT Boot Camp from 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Monday, October 12. More information about this important event will be posted on our web site.

As we continue to get the year going, there is new information related to our building safety that is important to note. First, Kent Police Officer John Romanoski was recently selected as our Student Resource Officer (SRO). Officer Romanoski will be a valuable resource for our students, parent and staff. Second, all visitors who need to enter the building during the school day should remember the following: during the school day, visitors will use the doors from the staff parking lot next to the cafeteria. All other doors will be locked during the school day. There will be a staff member on duty at the front desk to scan all guests driver’s license or state ID. We will be using a system named The Raptor. It is connected to a national database of sex offenders. When IDs are scanned, a visitors badge will be printed to all entering guests so they can easily be identified in the building.

Listed below are some important upcoming events for September and early October:

September 11:

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 24:

Interim Grade Reports Distributed in 1st period classes

September 30:

Sophomore/Junior Class Parent Guidance Information Night at 7:00 p.m. in our auditorium

October 2:

Homecoming Football Game vs. Revere at 7:00 p.m.

October 3:

Homecoming Dance in our gym from 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.

October 12:

ACT Boot Camp from 7:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. in the auditorium

We hope to see you at these events and wish you a happy and productive new school year.

Dennis Love

Principal