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Carpe Diem T-Shirts


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Please note that the colors are close to those in the picture, but NOT exact.

Also, the ONLY shirts that will have white ink are the Black, Charcoal, and Purple (& Navy tie-dye). All others will use black ink!

The response among Latin students for our Latin Club t-shirts was so great, that we decided to offer them school-wide.  We will only be offering these during the OGT week, so don’t delay. This will be the last time to order these this school year…

Interested in seeing a sample, look around RHS! Or ask Mr. Susel (224) or Mr. Phillips (229) for more info.

All orders are due by 3/13/15!  Delivery of items will occur after we come back from spring break…

Gifted Program Update & Upcoming Meeting Info

Dear Students and Parents,

Your teachers and administrators are taking a look at the current Gifted Programming model and processes in the Kent City Schools. We want to understand what is working and what opportunities there are for change so that we can best meet the learning and social/ emotional needs of our gifted students.

To help us better understand the current program and make good decisions for our students, we invite you to share your thoughts, observations, and questions with us through a short survey. There is one for parents, one for students, and one for Kent Schools staff. Your responses are anonymous unless you choose to share your contact information. We invite your responses even if you are not or have not been involved in gifted programming.

Gifted Program Review – Parent Survey
Gifted Program Review – Staff Survey
Gifted Program Review – Student Survey

In addition, you are invited to attend a parent/community update on January 21 at 7:00 pm in the Stanton Middle School Media Center. We will update interested attendees on the Gifted Program Review process, including an analysis of the current gifted student opportunities and an overview of the Review process. There will also be time for question and answer. Please feel free to send questions/comments ahead of time via the survey or to

Thank you for your support for our gifted students and their learning opportunities. We hope to hear from you through the survey or on the 21st!

Karen Rumley
Director of Instructional Program
Kent City Schools

Latin Club Apparel


The Latin club is going “old school” and returning to a classic shirt design.  The message “Carpe Diem” (Seize the Day!) is as meaningful today as it was 2000 years ago…

The phrase carpe diem appears in Horace’s Odes (I.11) as part of the injunction “carpe diem quam minimum credula postero,” which can be translated as “pluck the day, trusting as little as possible in the next one.” Carpe diem has, however, become better known by a less literal translation: “seize the day.”

Click here for the 2014 Latin Club T-Shirt order form.  Orders forms and payment are due by this Friday, December 19. Items will be delivered in January when we return to school.

See Mr. Susel or Mr. Phillips if you have any questions.

Rome 2013 – Early Registration Deadline is approaching!


Attention anyone interested in traveling to Rome next spring break: The Early Registration Deadline is this coming weekend. If you are at all considering the trip, please see Mr. Susel or Mr. Phillips for important information. March 31st is the last day to lock in at 2012 prices!

To lock into the lowest price available (the price you see on the trip information sheet), you must register by March 31, 2012.

In the meantime, check out for all the information you could want about Roman Italy before the meeting, including cost worksheets and slideshows of past trips.

2012 KSU Regents STARTALK Student Foreign Language Academy in Arabic, Chinese or Russian (KSU)

Below is an announcement from KSU about an amazing opportunity for students to learn Arabic, Chinese or Russian for free. If you are interested, please check out the website for information at the end of the post. Thanks…

Announcing the 2012 KSU Regents STARTALK Student Foreign Language Academy in Arabic, Chinese or Russian!

Chinese and Russian Student Academy: June 17-July 14, 2012.

· 2012 Application forms available at
Continue reading 2012 KSU Regents STARTALK Student Foreign Language Academy in Arabic, Chinese or Russian (KSU)

Latin Club Meeting

Attention Latin students. Believe it or not, the Latin Club will be holding its first meeting today, Thursday, September 22, at 2:45 in room 224.

Join us for some pizza as we begin the process of elections and make plans for the year. See you then. Ciao!

New Course Offering: Arabic

Breaking News from the Foreign Language Department:

Effective for the 2010-2011 school year, the Kent City Schools will be offering an introductory Arabic course to RHS students and the current 7th & 8th graders at SMS (Classes of 2015 & 2014 respectively). The course will be taught by Mrs. Mikati, who also teaches the same course (over one semester) at Kent State University.

Students who are interested in applying for Arabic I for the upcoming school year should visit Roosevelt’s Guidance department and request to be enrolled in Arabic. There will be a sign up sheet available.



June 13, 2010 through July 10, 2010
Kent State University

If you are interested in expanding your language study (Arabic, Chinese or Hindi) please read about the opportunity at KSU this coming summer, which is at no cost to students and their families.

Kent State University with the generous support of a federal government STARTALK grant announces the 2010 Regents STARTALK Foreign Language Academy. The 2010 Academy focuses on new learners of the critical languages of Arabic, Chinese, and Hindi. [Elementary Russian and Japanese will be offered this summer at Kent State as regular courses, not as part of the Academy.] The 2010 Academy builds on the foundation of the successful 2007, 2008 and 2009 Regents Foreign Language Academies at Kent State University. The 2010 Academy is entirely free for those accepted. Continue reading KSU FOREIGN LANGUAGE ACADEMY

FREE: Chinese Martial Arts Show at E.J. Thomas Hall


Attention RHS Faculty, Staff and Students:

Not many things in life are free, but the Chinese Martial Arts and Folk Music Show at the University of Akron’s E.J. Thomas Hall is!

The free performance is this Wednesday, February 3, starting at 7:15 p.m. Tickets can be picked up at the E.J. Thomas ticket window the night of the show.

For more info, see the flyer that is posted on Roosevelt’s website.

Click here for the flyer.