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TRHS Drama Guild’s 2019 Fall Production – Arsenic & Old Lace

The Cast of Arsenic & Old Lace (photo by John Roebke)

The Fall Play is here!  The TRHS Drama Guild, Drama Director Stephanie Auton, Assistant Drama Director Lucy Zaynor present Arsenic & Old Lace this weekend, November 21, 22, and 23.  Thursday’s performance begins at 6:00 p.m.   Tickets for the Thursday are only $3!  Friday and Saturday’s performances begin at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets will be on sale during lunches (pre-sale tickets are $5 for students and senior citizens; $6 for adults).  Tickets can also be purchased at the door for $1 more. 

Come enjoy the mysterious comedy!  For more details about the production, you can read the Arsenic & Old Lace Press Release.  

Be a Part of the TEDxAuroraHigh Speech Event

Caroline Eggett and Kelsey Trecarichi, committee leaders for the TedxAuroraHigh hosted by our NHS, invite Roosevelt students to be a part of their event which will take place February 29, 2020, from 12-4 pm at Aurora High School!

There will be speech interviews for the event Wednesday, December 4, from 6-8 pm.  The attached TedxAuroraHigh 2020 Flyer for Speech Interviews  has more information (note the link in flier doesn’t work).  Students must sign up on SignUp Genius in order to participate in the event.  

Parent/Teacher Conferences 2019

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES:  Parent/Teacher Conferences are coming up soon.  The scheduled dates are as follows:
Monday, October 21, 2019 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Monday, November 4, 2019 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.|
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 from 8:00 am – 3:00 p.m.

To Schedule your conferences, please email Mrs. Harris at with the name of your student, the teacher(s) you would like to meet with, and the time(s) that works best for your.

SENIOR STUDENT FAMILIES — In addition, a financial aid representative from Kent State University will be available to answer questions about the FAFSA forms on October 21, and November 4, for drop-in sessions from 5:00-7:00 pm.  Scheduled 30-minute sessions are available by appointment only on Tuesday, November 26.  To schedule an appointment, please email Mrs. Harris at with your name and the time(s) that works best for you.

Walk of Champions 10-16-19 for State-bound Girls Golf Team

This week, we will be having our Walk of Champions on Wednesday, October 16, beginning at 1:40 p.m. (therefore, we will NOT be having one on Friday for the home football game) to give a state send-off to our Girls Golf Team.  We will still follow our Wednesday PD Early Release Revised Bell Schedule with the following adjustment:

1:30 PM — Band Members & Girls’ Golf Dismissed (to band room)  
1:40 PM — Walk of Champions Parade Begins (all students should remain in their 10th period class just outside the classroom to watch the parade)
1:50 PM — All Students Are Dismissed for the day.  (this is a delayed dismissal for the early release)

Join the Roosevelt Ski & Snowboard Club

We are looking forward to another year of skiing and snowboarding at Brandywine Ski Resort. Consider joining us. No experience required! The Roosevelt Ski & Snowboard Club includes 5 ski club trips (January 9 – February 6) and 5 lessons with bus transportation to and from the resort. All members also receive “Club Cards” good for 4 value passes ($10 each) to use any day of the week and even have the option to ski for free each Thursday after the Roosevelt Ski & Snowboard Club completes its last trip. Visit the resort website for more details: (click on Plan and Buy, then Ski Club).

For more details, read the New Ski Club Info & Registration Form 2019-2020.  Fliers are also available in the Activities Office.

2019 Homecoming Parade & Fair Information

This Friday, September 27, 2019, the Roosevelt Student Council will host the first Homecoming Parade & Fair to highlight the homecoming court, student organizations, and community businesses.  The parade starts promptly at 5:00 p.m., starting at the Roosevelt campus (by the triangle) and traveling west to the Stanton campus (parking lot). The fair will be held immediately following the parade behind Stanton Middle School and end at 6:45 p.m.  We invite families to attend both events and please note the following details.

SPECTATORS FOR PARADE:  Those attending the parade should plan to arrive no later than 4:45 p.m. as Roosevelt Drive will be CLOSED at both the State Route 43 and Hudson Road entrances beginning at 4:55 p.m.  People are invited to sit along Roosevelt Drive to view the parade as it makes its way up to Stanton.

PARKING:  Prior to the parade, parking will be available in the main Roosevelt cafeteria lot, the student parking lot, and the back CTE lots ONLY. 

PARADE PARTICIPANTS:  Please review the specific details for the parade in the Parade Participant Letter.

FAIR PARTICIPANTS:  Please review the specific details for the fair in the Fair Participant Letter.  

PARADE & FAIR PARTICIPANT LIST:  Peruse the list of participants for both events in the Parade Order & Fair Participants List 2019.

2019 Homecoming Court Announced

Congratulations to the following students who were selected by their peers to serve on the 2019 Homecoming Court.

Freshman Attendants — Corrin Wolfgang & Parker Balan
Sophomore Attendants — Lucille Blatnik & Nicholai Barak
Junior Attendants — Angela Coccaro & Alex Green

Senior King Candidates
Henry Arthur
Jordan Carlton
Matt Dile
Luke Larkin
Joshua Montanari
Nate Montanari

Senior Queen Candidates
Chloe Alexander
Jenny Coffee
Sydney Golden
Lexie Hamp
Courtney Kenworthy
Arijana Kooijman
Carley Wolfgang

Students will vote for the Homecoming King and Queen at the end of the week.  The King and Queen will be crowned during the halftime presentation at Friday night’s football game.

PICTURE DAY 2019 — Date Change

Picture Day is Coming (on a new day)!

Please note — SCHOOL PICTURE DAY has been changed to Monday, September 16 (it was originally scheduled for Thursday, September 19) due to a lack of photographers for that day.  Students will get their pictures taken in the auditorium during their English classes.  English teachers will be distributing picture order forms to their students.


Fall Play

The RHS Drama Guild will be presenting the fall play Arsenic and Old Lace on November 21, 22, 23, 2019.  Auditions will be Tuesday, September 10th from 3:30-6:00 p.m.   Students should bring their completed Arsenic and Old Lace AUDITION FORM and be prepared to perform one of the two Arsenic and Old Lace AUDITION SCENES.  Students can sign up for a time on the door of the scene shop.  If you have any questions at all, please do no hesitate to contact drama director Mrs. Auton by email:

Student Council Hosts the 1st Homecoming Parade & Fair

2019 TRHS Homecoming
Parade & Fair Participant Information

Student Council is excited to announce a new Theodore Roosevelt High School event, the Homecoming Parade and Fair.  We are hopeful that many student organizations/teams and community businesses/organizations will want to participate.  It’s a positive way to promote the many opportunities for involvement and experience in both the school and Kent community.   

***If you are interested in participating, please read the 2019 Homecoming Parade & Fair Participant Information Sheet.  Complete the sign up forms and return to Amy Larkin by September 13, 2019.***

E3 Signing Day – REVISED BELL SCHEDULE 5-2-19

On Thursday, May 2, we will be hosting the E3 Signing Day all-school assembly in the gym for Theodore Roosevelt HS’s Seniors.  Please review the E3 Signing Day REVISED BELL SCHEDULE.


SCHOOL SPIRIT:  We want to see everyone in school colors and class sections lavishly decorated in support of E3 Signing Day (#RHSE3) and the Class of 2019. Students will want to support this event because they will want support when it’s their senior year.  Each class will be judged on its school spirit displays (clothing and decorations). The class with the most spirit will win the E3 Class Spirit Award.

SHARE:  We are ENCOURAGING students to use social media and #RHSE3. We also want students to follow the E3 Signing Day account on Instagram (found by searching: rhse3 or kentrhse3).