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Branching Out September 2015: Letter from Principal Love

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

Thank you, students and staff, for an exciting start to the school year. Class assemblies and the Freshman Kickoff were filled with positive energy. Students demonstrated anticipation and enthusiasm for the 2015/2016 academic year.

Roosevelt High School will be electric with school spirit as we prepare for our Kent vs. Ravenna rivalry football game. Since the big game falls on September 11th, class officers have invited students to wear red, white and blue in lieu of our school colors for the Fall Sports/Ravenna Pep Assembly as a way of honoring our country.

Looking a bit further into the year, our Homecoming celebration is only one month away. Students are invited to participate in the festivities. Specific details will be posted on the Roosevelt webpage, including information on the homecoming court, cost, dress, and needed form if a student brings a guest who is not a Roosevelt student.

In an effort to provide students with the opportunity to improve their ACT scores, Roosevelt will be providing an ACT Boot Camp from 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Monday, October 12. More information about this important event will be posted on our web site.

As we continue to get the year going, there is new information related to our building safety that is important to note. First, Kent Police Officer John Romanoski was recently selected as our Student Resource Officer (SRO). Officer Romanoski will be a valuable resource for our students, parent and staff. Second, all visitors who need to enter the building during the school day should remember the following: during the school day, visitors will use the doors from the staff parking lot next to the cafeteria. All other doors will be locked during the school day. There will be a staff member on duty at the front desk to scan all guests driver’s license or state ID. We will be using a system named The Raptor. It is connected to a national database of sex offenders. When IDs are scanned, a visitors badge will be printed to all entering guests so they can easily be identified in the building.

Listed below are some important upcoming events for September and early October:

September 11:

Senior Class Group Photo at 7:35 a.m. in our gym

Fall Sports/Pep Assembly at 1:40 p.m. in our gym

September 24:

Interim Grade Reports Distributed in 1st period classes

September 30:

Sophomore/Junior Class Parent Guidance Information Night at 7:00 p.m. in our auditorium

October 2:

Homecoming Football Game vs. Revere at 7:00 p.m.

October 3:

Homecoming Dance in our gym from 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.

October 12:

ACT Boot Camp from 7:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. in the auditorium

We hope to see you at these events and wish you a happy and productive new school year.

Dennis Love



Here we go, Roosevelt,…it’s almost time to come together as a school community, to kick-off yet another outstanding school year as the Rough Rider Nation!!!  We are so excited to welcome the new Class of 2018 to the high school campus, as we embark on another exciting adventure together.  PLEASE NOTE:  The opening day of school, on Wednesday, August 27th, will include the ENTIRE student-body of 9-12th graders. This is a change from past years.  Our Freshman Class will have an adjusted agenda for their Opening Kick-off Retreat on Friday, August 22nd, thus not requiring an orientation day for 9th graders, as in previous years.


-Mr. Klinar, Principal

Freshman Parent Information Night

All freshman parents/guardians are invited to attend an informal meeting on Wednesday, October 26 at 7:00 pm where Mr. Aaron Carlton, 9th Grade Counselor, will be presenting information on curriculum opportunities and looking ahead with your student.  There will be an open question and answer period at the end of the presentation.  We hope to see you there!

Sophomore Parent Information Night

Mark your calendar now!  The Sophomore Parent Information Night will be held Wednesday, October 12 in the RHS Auditorium.  We will share information on career exploration, college planning and course selections for your student.  Deb Rutzky, school counselor, along with RHS administrators will be available to answer your questions.   All sophomore parents are encouraged to attend.

Senior Parent Information Night

Mark your calendars!  This important meeting is for parents of all senior students.  Topics include:

  • Ø Senior year calendar of events and activities
  • Ø Senior pictures/yearbook requirements
  • Ø Graduation announcements; cap/gown orders
  • Ø Commencement details
  • Ø The Honors Diploma and Award of Merit
  • Ø Processing college applications
  • Ø Scholarship/Financial Aid Opportunities
  • Ø Your questions???

School counselors along with representatives from the Roosevelt Administration will be available to answer your questions and speak to your concerns.

Field Trip Thursday, Feb 10

The following students will be acting as tour guides for the 8th grade orientation from 8:50 – 10:05 and 12:50 – 2:00: 

James Breiding

Sarah Briggs

Emily Carver (pm only)

Alayna Chlad (am only)

Kamshat Dukenbaera

McKenzie Ferrell

Tommy Fisher

Rachel Gardner (am only)

Courtney Greer

Tanjenae Harris

Missy Hendrix

Brandon Hunt

Mackenzie Huston

Tyelisha Johnson

Mallory Kennedy

Kristen Maynard

Billie Paulus

Emily Rutzky

Hannah Schaefer

Monica Sincel

Abby Wemhoff