Summer Reading Program 2020

For summer reading, your child will need to read one of five books.  You can read more details on the Summer Reading website.  The titles chosen for this summer’s reading program revolve around the theme of perseverance. We want all of you to persevere with us in these trying times. We can do anything together!



  On the website, students can request their print book, receive information on obtaining their ebook, and find summaries on each title. Be sure to check out RHS Library on YouTube because there will be author appearances and guests! Additionally, any student that would like to pick up their title can do so in the RHS Library on Friday, June 19th from 10-2. 



Progressbook and Report Cards  
Since this is the first time that report cards are being reported on Progress Book, there will be questions about having an account.  Help may be needed.  The following link is set up for parents to get help.
This link puts all the help requests in one place which Mrs. Weiss our information specialist will check it daily.
If you need more information or have questions about anything. Your students counselor can be reached at their emails or call 330-676-8720 for the Counseling Office.  Have a nice summer and stay safe!


Celebrating the Class of 2020

May 30, 2020 was an incredible, memorable day for our seniors — from an amazing diploma pick-up drive through (thank you to all who came to clap them out!) to a perfect night for a drive in “movie” to a beautiful display of fireworks!!  Thank you to EVERYONE for helping to make it happen.

COMMENCEMENT:  To view the Commencement Video, visit the TRHS Student Activities YouTube channel.  Our in-house producer, Corey Fowler, and resident photographer, John Roebke, did an amazing job capturing a traditional ceremony and adapting it for the big screen.  Enjoy the opening monologue written by senior Kyle Doershuk (in the likes of Anthony Michael Hall in The Breakfast Club) and ending credits featuring senior Olivia Mosca.   Coming soon, a video recap of the days events!

SENIOR SLIDE SHOW:  The Class of 2020’s Senior Slide Show is now available to view (on Google drive b/c of music copyrights).  A big thank you to senior Emily Loue, with the help of Janelle Cuva, for putting together a great senior slide show.

SENIOR HONORS ASSEMBLY:  While we couldn’t celebrate our Seniors’ accomplishments as an all-school assembly, the Senior Honors Assembly program is available to view, also on the TRHS Student Activities YouTube channel.

E3 SIGNING DAY:  Celebrate the future paths of our seniors in either enrollment, enlistment, or employment as you view the Class of 2020’s E3 Virtual Celebration!

Senior Honors Assembly 2020 Virtual Program

The stage is set and the Senior Honors Assembly is going virtual this year. While it’s different from what is familiar, many advisors, administrators, teachers, and others came together to create what we hope is a meaningful presentation of the many achievements of the Class of 2020. This program strives to recognize students’ outstanding service, accomplishments, leadership, and honors during the 2019-20 school year. May you be inspired by these seniors and their heart and pride for our Roosevelt and Kent communities. It’s an exciting time and we are so happy to celebrate with all of you.

UPDATED Graduation Plan – Cap & Gown Filming

Hello Seniors and families,

Please read the **UPDATED** TRHS Graduation Plan 2020 — Letter to Senior Families, which includes information on the filming of students walking across the stage in cap and gown, scheduled for Friday, May 15, from 12-6pm; Monday, May 18, from 8am-2pm; and Tuesday, May 19, from 8am-2pm. These will then be a part of our virtual ceremony

SENIORS:  If you haven’t done so already, be sure to sign up for your time slot on Sign-up Genius.

Seniors can also watch the instructional video, put together by the senior class officers, on what to expect during their filming time.

Branching Out – May 2020

May 1, 2020

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

We are in the midst of a tragic pandemic. Over 1 million people in the United States have been infected with COVID-19 and approximately 60,000 lives have been lost. We are hoping your family and our community is healthy. Even if you are healthy, there are plenty of other hardships that this pandemic has caused. The following post does a good job summarizing what our country is facing:

I heard that we are all in the same boat, but it’s not like that. We are in the same storm, but not in the same boat. Your ship could be shipwrecked and mine might not be. Or vice versa.
For some, quarantine is optimal. A moment of reflection, of re-connection, easy in flip flops, with a cocktail or coffee. For others, this is a desperate financial & family crisis.
For some that live alone they’re facing endless loneliness. While for others it is peace, rest & time with their mother, father, sons & daughters.
With the $600 weekly increase in unemployment some are bringing in more money to their households than they were working. Others are working more hours for less money due to pay cuts or loss in sales.
Some were concerned about getting a certain candy for Easter while others were concerned if there would be enough bread, milk and eggs for the weekend.
Some want to go back to work because they don’t qualify for unemployment and are running out of money. Others want to kill those who break the quarantine.
Some are home spending 2-3 hours/day helping their child with online schooling while others are spending 2-3 hours/day to educate their children on top of a 10-12 hour workday.
Some have experienced the near death of the virus, some have already lost someone from it and some are not sure if their loved ones are going to make it. Others don’t believe this is a big deal.
Some have faith in God and expect miracles during this 2020. Others say the worst is yet to come.
So, friends, we are not in the same boat. We are going through a time when our perceptions and needs are completely different.
Each of us will emerge, in our own way, from this storm. It is very important to see beyond what is seen at first glance. Not just looking, actually seeing.
We are all on different ships during this storm experiencing a very different journey.
-Unknown author

The expectation is that Roosevelt students are continuing to learn and completing the school work they have been provided with. We understand this may not be possible in some households and we ask you to reach out to your students, teachers, counselors, or administrators to see if we can be of assistance.

There are still a lot of questions many of you may have and over the next few weeks we will do the best we can to answer them. I will list topics that we are working on :

When can my student clean out their locker?
When will we turn in school materials?
How will I pay my fees?

I hope you are able to enjoy the E3 video that will be released today. Thank you to the E3 committee. They did a tremendous job recognizing our seniors.

Thank you,

Dennis Love

Class of 2020 Senior Events Information

Hello, Senior Families,

The Kent City School District wishes to celebrate the accomplishments, achievements, and contributions that you have made to our Roosevelt and Kent communities throughout the years. The Theodore Roosevelt High School administration and staff is proud to announce our plan for our annual graduation ceremony and senior events (TRHS Graduation Plan 2020 – Letter to Parents). While we know that the plan may not be ideal, we believe it is the best plan for the safety of our students and families. Based on the Graduation Ceremony Statement that the Ohio Department of Education shared and the Guidance for Graduation Ceremonies shared from the Ohio Department of Health, we will be showcasing the Class of 2020 in an adapted form of a traditional graduation ceremony that you will be able to enjoy with your family and friends.

STUDENTS:  If you’re interested in participating in the ceremony by giving a speech or performing a musical selection, please be sure to watch the video for submission details.  Any submissions should be digital videos DUE BY MAY 15, 2020.  Speeches should be submitted to Pam Harr ( and music numbers submitted to Corey Fowler ( and John Roebke (

If you have any questions, please contact Principal Dennis Love at or 330-676-9719 of Unit Principal Mary Lynn Bush at or 330-221-6674.


As we all adapt to change, one thing that remains constant is the yearbook tradition of documenting the history of our students and our school year. We are pleased to announce that our yearbook adviser and staff are working hard to complete the yearbook and make sure it is printed.

Since copies are limited and school schedules continue to change, we ask that you please order your yearbook online as soon as possible. Jostens offers a payment plan at checkout for your purchase if you would like to use that option. Please click below to order by FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2020:

Celebrate Your Rough Rider SENIOR!

Hello, Senior Rough Rider families!  As the senior year is shaping up to be much different than any of us ever imagined, we know how important it is to still celebrate our Rough Rider Seniors and look at various ways of doing that, adapting events the best we can within the governor’s parameters so the year can still be meaningful.  

SENIOR TRIBUTE:  So . . . we’re hoping you’re up for celebrating YOUR senior student!  The yearbook invites you to decorate the front door of your home as a tribute to your senior.  Focus on your student’s interests, clubs, activities, athletic teams, and/or Rider Pride — get creative!!  Once you have it done, send a photo of it to our Rough Rider Yearbook at The photo can feature either just the door OR your senior student by the door.  For more details, see the Senior Front Door FLIER.

YEARBOOK REMINDERS:  Here are some additional reminders for the yearbook and senior class slideshow. 
April 15, 2020 is the deadline for 
      • Senior Photo (for yearbook and slideshow)
      • Senior Congrats Message (for yearbook; 2020 Senior Congrats Message Order Form attached)
      • Elementary, middle, or high school photos (for slideshow)
      • Yearbooks can still be ordered.
          • Go to
          • Search for Theodore Roosevelt High School (be sure to select the one in Kent, OH)
          • Click on the 2020 Yearbook to order online!
      • All photos can be emailed to
Have a great week and stay safe!  

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