National Merit Scholars

The National Merit Scholarship Program is an annual academic competition for recognition and potential college undergraduate scholarships.  The goal of this program is to identify and honor exceptionally able students and encourage them to pursue rigorous college studies.  The competition is open to all U. S. high school students.

This year Theodore Roosevelt High School is home to the following recognized students:

Rhiannon Bryk is a Semi-Finalist.  Her parents are Katherine and Jeffrey Bryk. She will move on in the competition and apply to become a Finalist. 

Yu-Ning Shiu is a Commended Student. Her mother’s name is Shu Hui Lin.

Grant Jones is a Commended Student.  His parents are Marc and Tiffany Jones. 

From left to right: Grant Jones, Yu-Ning Shiu, Rhiannon Bryk

Common App Workshop

There will be a Common App Workshop during early release on Wednesday September 25th 2019.  The location of the workshop is Mrs. Harr’s classroom Room 114.  Come directly after 10 period.  You will be able to get direction for start the college application process. 

Freshman Kickoff

Hey Class of ’23! 

You don’t want to miss out on Orientation. Visit TRHS, check out your class rooms, reconnect with friends,  meet your teachers and receive your first piece of spirit wear, plus so much more!

Looking forward to seeing you on-

Tuesday August 20th

Registration: 8:30 to 9:00

Event Runs: 9:00 to 12:00

Summer Reading

Summer Reading Titles

Dear Students and Parents:
What’s the last great book that you read? Isn’t it nice to be able to read at your leisure
over the summer months? To encourage reading and to prepare you for the coming school year,
the English department is continuing the summer reading program for all students registered for
advanced-level classes, grades 9-12, and some academies or specialized programs. Please read
through the following list to identify the requirements for each course. It is the responsibility of
each student to complete the reading by the start of the school year. Students may buy or borrow
the book(s); this is your choice. Please have the book with you when you come to school at the
beginning of the school year.
In addition to reading, it is expected that each student will ponder what he or she reads.
To this end, each student should either write notes in his or her own handwriting (in the form of a
dialectical journal or annotations) unless otherwise noted. Please see the attached instructions
and examples. Of course, students may go beyond these requirements in their note taking.
Students should bring their work with them to school on the first day of the school year, as their
independent reading will be assessed within the first days or week of the school year.
Assessments of required readings will be worth approximately 10% of the first nine-weeks grade
(except for AP, which will be more than 10%).
Finally, remember, you’re not limited to what you see here. Read beyond these lists!
Worlds of great ideas, interesting characters, and memorable turns of phrase await you.

Wishing you insightful and enjoyable reading,
The English Teachers at RHS