Hey Seniors who are going to NYC! The next deposit of $100.00 is due December 14th. There’s a packet with your name on it with field trip forms and room requests in the Activities Office. Stop by and it up TODAY! This packet along with the deposit is due to Mrs. Pifer by December 14th! Get ready to take a bite out of the big apple!
The Library will be closed tomorrow, December 6th and Friday, December 7th, for large-group testing. No students will be permitted in the Library at any time except for those testing. If you need a book or a Chromebook, come see us at the Pop-Up Library in the Concessions stand!
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December 3, 2018
Dear Students, Parents, and Friends of Theodore Roosevelt High School,
Join me in offering enthusiastic congratulations to seniors, Adreane Crockett, Ryan Dean, Taijanae Johnson, Josh Palmer; juniors, Chloe Alexander, Zac Common, Courtney Kenworthy, Nick Rothaermel, and sophomores, Alex Dabrowski and Tahj Truss. These ten students were selected by our coaches to be members of the Suburban League Leadership Team. They represent our Rough Rider athletic programs within the Suburban League and the leadership team, whose purpose is to provide opportunity for student athletes to be liaisons between each member school’s athletic department and their student body. The student athletes also share positive events and experiences at each Suburban League school with other members at leadership meetings throughout the school year. The main goal of the Suburban League Leadership Team is to concentrate and focus on the similarities of high school student athletes, no matter the school colors they wear. Their most recent meeting was held at Copley High School on December 1st, where the team welcomed Roosevelt Alumnus, Marcus Wright as their guest speaker. The team has also volunteered at the Akron Children’s Hospital Radiothon and is currently planning their community service project for the spring of 2019.
We are also pleased with the success of the 33rd Annual TRHS Leadership Retreat and wish to commend the 2018 Planning Committee: Bri Boykin, Claire Cardy, Kim Griggy, Brook Harvey, Jace Kohl, Celia Oswitch,Owen Pazderak, Abi Scherer, Lauren Shanley, Carlie Thompson, and Jenna Welch. The retreat held at Camp Wanake in Beach City, Ohio, focused on leadership skills and qualities that related to the theme, “Reinvent Your Leadership-Imagine the Possibilities”! There were 105 Roosevelt student delegates who attended, representing 36 clubs and athletic teams. Delegates had the opportunity to learn more about their leadership skills, participate in hands-on workshops and hear from keynote speakers. Just before Thanksgiving, the delegates also participated in the annual canned food drive, a community service project to benefit Kent Social Services. This year, the students in the district collected 9238 canned goods for distribution to families in the community.
TRHS Choral Works and Chorale will present their 6th Annual Madrigal Dinner, Friday, December 7th at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 8th at 7:00 p.m. at Stanton Middle School. Seventy five very talented students take part in this incredible event. If you have not ever attended a Madrigal Dinner, put it on your must- do list, you will not be disappointed.
The Art Department held its first Open Mic Night in early November. There were approximately 20 acts ranging from students singing, playing instruments to hula hoop dancing. There were over 100 people in attendance. Open Mic Night is a great way for many of our students and staff to show off their talents in a relaxed, informal way. We look forward to the next Open Mic Night.
During our professional development time during the month of November our staff focused on the character trait of empathy. Attached is a plan for our November 14th professional development. We encourage you to ask your students the questions and to watch the videos. We also gave students a short survey and we are looking forward to seeing the results.
Do you feel you have an adult at Roosevelt High School that you trust enough to go to with personal problems or concerns?
If students answered “yes”:
How would you describe an adult that you trust?
If students answered, “No”:
What are some reasons you feel you can’t trust an adult at Roosevelt? Would you like to be connected with an adult in this building?
Preparation for semester exams should be in progress as 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 2018/19 school year will ensure appropriate course placement.
The month of December is an extremely eventful one. The winter sports season is already underway. Also, we look forward to the numerous, entertaining choir and band holiday performances.
Listed below are some important dates:
December 19-21: Semester Exams – Exam Schedule will be posted online
December 24: Winter Break – No School
January 7: 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 wishes for a very happy and safe holiday season.
Sign ups for makeup, costume, hair and stage crew for Peter Pan will be on Wednesday, December 5th on the Scene Shop door. Get there early to claim a spot!
Make sure to come to the Junior Class Silent Auction TONIGHT! Doors open at 6:30 and the final bids begin at 8:30. There are over 130 fantastic baskets to bid on! This is the main fundraiser for the 2019 Junior/Senior Prom so come out and help make Prom spectacular!
Orders for Graduation Announcements will be taken at school on Friday, November 30th during all lunch periods at the concession stand. M Payment in full is required with your announcement order, payable by cash, check or credit card to Herff Jones.
Are you a fashionista? Do you enjoy shopping for the newest clothing trends and styling your friends for special occasions? If the answer is yes, you need to join the Fashion Club Friday after school in room 112.
Attached is the Student Survey Revised Schedule for Thursday, November 29. A couple of minutes have been added to 3rd period and we are eliminating announcements to allow time for students complete a brief survey.
Attention all Juniors! There will be mandatory Vision and Hearing screening today during your lunch period in the Faculty Lounge. That’s all Juniors, stop by the Faculty Lounge in the cafeteria today during your lunch for mandatory Vision and Hearing screen!
Club Photo Day is scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, November 28th down in the auditorium. Find your time on the list outside of the library to come down.
Have you ever wanted to learn basic self-defense techniques? Starting 2nd Semester, Roosevelt High School will offer a new self-defense class for any interested students on Wednesday afternoons during early release. The class will be taught by black belt karate instructors with decades of experience and is open to all students, no experience required. Space is limited, so please see Mrs. Owen in the Unit Principals Office to sign up, or see Mr. Carman in Room 209 if you have any questions!
Good luck to our very own RHS Academic Challenge Team as they compete in Cleveland tonight on the Channel 5 Academic Challenge Show! This will be televised at a later date. If you see Max Crook, Sydney Golden, or Chloe Niesz-Kutsch wish them good luck!
Interact Club meetings are cancelled for the rest of the semester. See you in January!
Tomorrow is the day! Auditions for Peter Pan will take place after school on Tuesday. Sign up on the Scene Shop door.