BRANCHING OUT FOR SEPTEMBER, 2019

September 3, 2019

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

It was so refreshing to see our students smiling faces on the first day of school.   We kicked the school year off with an all school opening assembly entitled, The Best Version of Us.   A few of our students and staff members shared some things that they are passionate about with the audience.  As a school community, we believe that if one finds a healthy passion or purpose in life, there is a good chance he or she will become the best version of themselves.

The assembly also focused on our Core Values, which we call The Roosevelt Way.   We strive to put these values into action each and every day. For example, a respectful student will learn about others instead of judging them.  A student with integrity will always be honest and do what is right even when it’s difficult.  A dedicated student will be devoted to their task and complete it to the best of their ability.   A student who strives for excellence will work tirelessly to achieve their goals.  A responsible student realizes it is their duty to follow through with tasks and in the process be open to helping others.  A student who serves is one who is supportive and kind to all.  

The second day of school we engaged our students in writing “S.M.A.R.T.” goals. Writing a personal goal is an important skill we want our students to possess.   Their personal goal was to focus on their studies or their mental health using a specific smart goal format      

Wednesday, September 4, (and continuing every Wednesday thereafter) begins our Professional Development Early Release schedule.   Students will be released early from school at 1:42 p.m. Please review the Early-Release Days DESCRIPTION for more information and specific dates throughout the year.  Likewise, please be aware of the 2019-20 Early Release Professional Development Revised Bell Schedule for those days. If your student chooses to remain in school until 2:30, they are expected to be in a supervised location.  This time will be used for teachers to work on their instructional or mental health goals for students. 

On behalf of the staff, I would like to wish all a happy and productive school year.  Thank you for the privilege of working and learning with you as we all use our talents for another successful school year.

Respectfully,

Dennis Love

Important Announcements:

PROGRESS BOOK:  Please be sure you sign up for Progress Book so you are able to see the grades your students are earning.  

  • EMERGENCY MEDICAL AUTHORIZATION (EMA) FORMS:  These MUST be completed through Final Forms ASAP.  Students cannot attend the Homecoming dance if an EMA has not been completed.  Please use this Final Forms link to complete your forms.  
  • HOMECOMING FESTIVITIES:   More information will be posted on the website soon.

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IMPORTANT DATES:  Listed below are some important dates for September and early October events.  Please review them. We encourage you to enjoy the many planned events and activities.   The entire Schedule of Events 2019-20 can be found on our website at any time.  

September 13:       Senior Class Group Photo at 7:30 a.m. in our Gym

Fall Sports and Ravenna Pep Assembly at 1:50 p.m.

September 16:     School Picture Day (NOTE:  This is a date change.)

September 22:     Registration Deadline for the 10/28 ACT Test

September 25:      Sophomore/Junior Parent Guidance Information                                              Night at 7:00 p.m.   in the Auditorium 

September 27: Homecoming Parade & Fair at 5:00 p.m. on                                                           Roosevelt Drive

September 27:     Homecoming Football Game vs. Highland at 7:00 p.m.

September 28:     Homecoming Dance from  8:00 – 11:00 p.m. in the gym 

(students must have EMAs completed to attend)

October 9:           College Financial Information Night 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium

October 10:        Registration Deadline PSAT/NMSQT Test

October 10: EARLY RELEASE DAY (12:15 p.m.) — for Students

October 10: NHS Induction Ceremony & Reception at 7:00 p.m. in Auditorium