All posts by Chris Carman

I'm a science teacher at Theodore Roosevelt High School in Kent, Ohio, where I've taught since 2005, and I previously taught at Hamilton High School for seven years. I've been married to my wife since 2003, and we have two great kids, Anna & Dylan.

DECA Athletic Event Survey

Students of Kent Roosevelt DECA, with the help of the Athletic Department have created a survey looking for students, parents and community members opinions on the attendance of Roosevelt high school athletic events. With your help we can create a plan to try and increase attendance at future Roosevelt events. Please complete one of the following surveys by clicking the link below:

Survey for students

Survey for adults

Thank you for your help and support!

Congratulations Class of 2017!

Congratulations to Roosevelt High School’s Class of 2017! Photos of Graduation are available on our website, so please check them out and feel free to download them, print them, or use them on social media sites. The Senior Class Slideshow is also available to watch and enjoy.

Photographs are also available online for purchase from Lifetouch. If you have further questions, contact Kathy Kaple at Lifetouch (, 800.589.6565)

Hour of Code on Saturday, Dec. 12 @11am


The Hour of Code is a worldwide one-hour introduction to computer programming, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can do it! Popular games such as Minecraft and Angry Birds are all written with code.

Kent Girl Coders and HacKSU will be hosting an “Hour of Code” event for grades 3 and up on Saturday, December 12th from 11am-12pm in the Roosevelt High School Media Center. We want to get Kent students interested in coding by having them create their own computer game in a supportive environment.

Space is limited to 100 participants, and parents are asked to stay with elementary age children. If you’re interested in signing up your child, please use the form at:

RHS Student Parking Application for 2015-2016 now available

The RHS Student Parking Application form for the upcoming school year has been posted on the Parent Form Bank.  Juniors and seniors requesting parking permits are required to register the vehicle that will be driven to TRHS school grounds. Complete the application, following all instructions, and submit to TRHS Cashier’s Office with a $50.00 fee for the school year. Only one vehicle may be registered per student.

Click here to download the RHS Student Parking Application form [PDF].

Congratulations to our RHS retirees!

Congratulations to our retirees!

This year, Roosevelt is saying goodbye to a fantastic group of educators who have dedicated countless hours to the Kent community and its children. We wish the very best to all of our retirees! From left to right: Andy Doolittle, Sue Yanchar, Nancy Bubenzer, Mike McClure, Cindy Baer, Beth Schluep, Cindy DeMarco and Jack Amrhein. Not pictured: Joe Paoloni.

Bridget Franek, American Olympian, visits RHS!

Bridget Franek, who represented the United States at the 2012 Olympics, spoke to an assembly of students at Theodore Roosevelt High School Thursday. Bridget’s father, Tom Franek, is a teacher in Forestry and Landscape Horticulture, a Six District Educational Compact College Tech Prep Initiative headquartered at Roosevelt.

Bridget talked about her experiences at Crestwood High School, Penn State University and as a member of the Oregon Track Club, as well as her journey as an Olympic competitor in the steeplechase event. In her remarks, she encouraged students to set goals and take advantages of their opportunities—and to have fun.

Creek Day 2010 a success!

Roosevelt High School students taking measurements at Breakneck Creek in Kent, Ohio.

On Wednesday, September 29th, 2010, over three-hundred students from our Advanced Chemistry, Environmental Science, and CP Physical Science classes got out of the classroom and went down to Breakneck Creek in Kent to perform a variety of scientific measurements.  As the year goes on, we hope to collect all of this data into a stream study about Breakneck Creek that we can pass on to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.

More information is available on our Creek Day web page on our Science Department blog!