Dear Students, Parents, and Friends of Theodore Roosevelt High School,
We are days away from our homecoming football game and dance. Rider pride is alive and well as evidenced by large numbers of students who participate in our homecoming festivities each year. We will again be welcoming our alumni at our Friday night football game. Alumni pride and attendance at school events has a positive impact on our current students.
We recently had a provocative all school assembly. Mr. Rob Brandt shared his very personal story of the tragic loss of his son, Robby, due to a heroin overdose. Drug addiction is a serious problem in Kent, Portage County, Ohio, and the United States. Mr. Brandt delivered a powerful message emphasizing the importance of young people becoming knowledgeable about drugs and conscious of the choices they make. He stressed the need for students to be aware and to understand that the choices they make concerning drugs may have serious and possibly fatal consequences. For more information visit Robby’s Voice website at: http://www.robbysvoice.com.
The first grading period ends on October 16. On October 23, students will receive their report card during their first period class. We hope everyone does well and are not surprised by their grades. Students and parents/guardians may view grades on progress book. Teacher grades are posted weekly on progress book. Parents/ guardians who would like to access progress book please stop by the main office or call Nicole Harris at (330)676-8700.
In an effort to provide students with the opportunity to improve their ACT scores, Roosevelt will be providing an ACT Boot Camp from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. October 12. Information about the boot camp should have been sent home to all students. Please feel free to sign up by calling Martha Pifer at 330 676-8703. The deadline is Oct. 9.
All students should have an updated Emergency Medical Authorization form in our system. We will e-mail all parents/guardians who do not have an updated EMA. If you do not have an updated e-mail please call Nicole Harris, our main office secretary at 330-676-8700.
Listed below are some important coming events for September and early October:
October 2: Homecoming Football Game vs. Revere at 7:00 p.m.
October 3: Homecoming Dance in our gym from 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
October 12: ACT Boot Camp from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. in the auditorium
October 16: End of the first Grading Period
October 16: Early Release Day students will be released at 12:10
October 20: Winter Sport parent and athlete meeting 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium
October 24: ACT Testing at Roosevelt
Have a great October.
Dennis Love, Principal