Category Archives: Activities News

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

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!


TONIGHT. November 30, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. come and support the Junior class at Theodore Roosevelt High School to raise money for the 2018 Junior-Senior prom.  There are over 100 baskets and over 60 gift cards to bid on!! Baskets include:  Cavalier tickets, Browns, Kent State items, handmaid Rough Rider quilted pillows, tickets galore and many other wonderful presents.  This is where you will find unique holiday gifts and more!  Hope to see you TONIGHT!!!

Mental Health Awareness Panel

On November 2, 2017 Theodore Roosevelt High School will be holding a mental health awareness panel. Members of the panel including: Coleman, Children’s Advantage and Townhall II. Topics discussed will include: depression, anxiety, stress and self-harm as well as information about the services offered at each organization. This a great opportunity to learn more about mental wellness and how to help your loved ones. The panel will begin at 7pm in the Richard Roberts Auditorium. This event is open to all community members.


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

For additional information you can visit the Ski Club Website

RHS Ski/Snowboard Club signup deadline approaches….

Click here for the RHS Ski and Snowboard Club Website

We are now a WEDSNESDAY night club!

When: Wednesday nights starting January 11th
(Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, & 8 – 2016)

Time: 3:45 pm – 9:00 (Bus loads at SMS)

Where: Brandywine Ski Resort
Click here for the Field Trip Permission Form

Cost: Renters – $245.00 (includes bus)
Owners – $185.00 (includes bus)
Transportation Only – $46.00

Signup is ONLINE ONLY (click here to see instructions)

DUE: Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 – after which a late fee will be incurred.

Questions???    See Mr. Thompson or Mr. Susel


September 1, 2016

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

Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year!  Thank you, students and staff for the great start to our new year.  It seems that students have returned to school with a new spirit and purpose to do well.  We have been greatly impressed with the emphasis on “The Roosevelt Way”.   A few days ago, a young man found a significant amount of cash in the cafeteria.  He immediately turned it in to me.  Upon hearing this news, a young lady mentioned to me that earlier that day her government teacher had posed the question to the class asking what they would do if they ever found money.  Because of the teaching that takes place in the home, in school, and in students’ social circles, our students do the right thing and make us proud on a daily basis.

Character education is an important piece of our curriculum which we will continue to emphasize.  This year we have formed a character education team.  Members of this team are outstanding people who have contributed and will continue to contribute greatly to our school community.  The members are Mr. Cox, Mrs. Evanston, Mr. Hockett, Mrs. Peoples-Dukes, Mr. Pfaff, and Dr. Roebke.   We are excited to be involved in this program.

September is always an exciting and busy month for T.R.H.S.  In addition to academics, there are a number of fun events, including the Kent/Ravenna rivalry football game and Homecoming.  Listed below are some important dates for September and early October events.  Please note that in an effort to provide students with the opportunity to improve their ACT scores, Roosevelt will be providing an ACT Seminar from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., October 10th.  More information about this important program will be forthcoming and posted on our web site.

September 7 Picture Day


September 9 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 22 Interim Grade Reports Distributed in 1st period class
September 23 Homecoming Football Game vs. Tallmadge at 7:00 p.m.
September 24 Homecoming Dance in our gym from 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
September 28 Sophomore/Junior Class Parent Guidance Information Night at 7:00 p.m. in our auditorium
October 10 ACT Seminar from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m in TRHS Auditorium
October 12 Kent State College Fair

As we begin the school year, there is new important information related to our building safety.   Kent Police Officer, Mr. Matt Butcher was selected as our Student Resource Officer (SRO).  Officer Butcher will be a valuable resource to our school community.  . Secondly, a reminder that all visitors who enter the building during the school day should be aware of the following:    Visitors entering the building will use the doors from the staff parking lot next to the cafeteria.  All other doors will be locked during the school day.  Muriel Edwards, a Kent City Schools Hall of Fame recipient, will be at a desk and on duty to scan all guests driver’s licenses or state ID’s.  We will be using a security system named The Raptor.  It is connected to a national database of sex offenders.  When ID’s are scanned, a visitor’s badge will be printed and issued to all entering guests so they may be easily identified in the building.

Thank you for the privilege of working and learning with you as we all use our talents for another successful year.  Please enjoy the many planned events and activities and on behalf of the staff, we wish all a happy and productive new school year.


Dennis Love