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.
||Senior Class Group Photo at 7:35 a.m. in our gym
Fall Sports/Pep Assembly at 1.40 p.m in our gym
||Interim Grade Reports Distributed in 1st period class
||Homecoming Football Game vs. Tallmadge at 7:00 p.m.
||Homecoming Dance in our gym from 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
||Sophomore/Junior Class Parent Guidance Information Night at 7:00 p.m. in our auditorium
||ACT Seminar from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m in TRHS Auditorium
||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.