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BRANCHING OUT, OCTOBER 2020

October 1, 2020

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

The 2020 school year started like no other.  Students who are attending TRHS during one of the cohorts have been amazingly resilient.  As frustrating as this pandemic is, students are socially distancing, wearing masks, and actively engaging in their classes, activities, and sports.  We are impressed and pleased with how our staff is determining new ways to provide a high quality learning experience for our students.  Even though we know this is a challenging and difficult time, I would encourage all of us to focus on staying positive and remembering that as each day passes, we get closer to the end of this pandemic!

During this time, it is crucial we all communicate with one another.  Our staff is great when it comes to returning phone calls or emails.  If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us.  We will communicate with you through the Roosevelt website, Final Forms, Remind application, and Progress Book.  Additionally, you may find additional information by following these school Twitter accounts: 

1st Grading Period:  The first grading period will end on Monday, October 19, and report cards will be posted on Progress Book by the end of Friday, October 23.  Whether a student is attending virtually or in person, the expectation is to be present and be willing to work.  If you are a student who is struggling, please contact your teacher, counselor, or administrator.  We are all here to help and create the best possible learning environment.  

Parent & Teacher Conferences:  On Oct. 19th, Oct. 26th and Nov. 24th parents and guardians will have the opportunity to conference with your students’ teachers.  Some teachers will be strictly virtual while others will have the ability to meet in person.  Please remember to wear a mask at all times inside the building.  

SCHEDULING WILL START MONDAY, OCT. 5TH.  

To schedule your conferences, please email Mrs. Harris at nharris@kentschools.net and include the following:

  1.       STUDENT NAME
  2.       TEACHER you would like to schedule with.  Type ALL if you would like all of their teachers
  3.       DATE you would like to schedule
  4.       TIME that is best for you

If you have any questions regarding conferences, please call Nicole Harris at (330) 676-8701.

Conferences will be held:

Monday, October 19th               5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Monday, October 26th               5:00 PM – 8:00 PM               

Tuesday, November 24th          7:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Homecoming:  Our Homecoming events were originally scheduled for the October 2-3 weekend, which have since been cancelled .  However, due to the current COVID guidelines and district parameters, TRHS has created alternative events to celebrate a Homecoming season.  The following items are being proposed and planned by our Student Council and Booster clubs (pending final health department approval):

 

  • Friday, October 16, 2020 — Midway Drive-in Live Stream of FB Game

 

      • a virtual live streaming football game experience for all students (first come, first serve basis – based on capacity of the drive-in); 
      • fall sports virtual highlights video; 
      • homecoming court virtual presentation

 

  • Saturday, October 17, 2020 — Homecoming Dinner (SENIORS ONLY) & Virtual Dance

 

    • a Senior ONLY dinner event at the high school (so social distancing can be maintained);
    • a virtual dance (DJ event) for all students to access from home

Respectfully,

Dennis Love

Google Classroom & Remind codes for Parents & Students

Here is a link to a spreadsheet containing Google Classroom & Remind codes for teachers using those platforms.

Keep in mind this is a live document.  Be sure to check back periodically if you do not see your teacher’s codes.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1VyuTCgON_6qO6vSy58qsJdlVCiowLrVX5mfE9bSEqPA/edit?usp=sharing

Please contact your teacher directly via their school email account if you have additional questions/concerns.

Carpe Diem!

A motto by which to live life!  And a great motto for a t-shirt 🙂

Latin Club is bringing back its Carpe Diem line of shirts.  There are order forms (and a sheet with available colors) in the Main office (island). You can also look for the color sheets around RHS through December 6th. Here’s a link to the order form – which needs to be returned with payment to Mr. Susel or Mr. Phillips by Friday, December 6th.

Additional forms and info are available from Mr. Susel (223) & Mr. Phillips (218). Here’s a link to the available colors.

*Note: $1 from the sale of each item will be donated back to the RHS Student Holiday Gift Giving Fund to serve our RHS families.

Thanks for your support!

Branching Out – November 2019

Multi Cultural Week

Naturalization 

Conferences

November 1, 2019

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

The week of October 21 was our first Multicultural Week at Roosevelt.  This important event was made possible due to the hardwork and dedication of our Multicultural Club.   One of the highlights of the week was The Cultural Fair. All third graders in the district visited Roosevelt throughout the day and were able to “tour” 20 different countries.  Students at Roosevelt represented at least 19 countries. Roosevelt students with the assistance of Kent State University Early Childhood Education students worked the stations and presented different aspects and fun activities of the countries they represented.  The level of interaction between the high school students and the third graders was very impressive. This was a great event and I am excited to see how it will grow in the future. 

The culminating event of Multicultural week was a Naturalization ceremony .  A special thanks to Government Teacher, Ann Puhalla, for planning this inspiring educational ceremony.  US History and Government students witnessed 39 immigrants get sworn in as United States Citizens. Junior Isabella Kunsch opened the event with a great speech for this moving and wonderful ceremony.  The brass choir played The Star Spangled Banner and America The Beautiful. The enthusiasm and energy in Roosevelt’s auditorium could be felt by all. 

We proudly inducted 96 new students into the National Honor Society.  Students accepted into this prestigious group must learn at high levels, exhibit leadership characteristics, serve others and be of strong character.  

A critical part of being successful at the high school level is often the ability for students to develop positive working relationships with their teachers.  Parent/Teacher Conferences will be

  • Monday, November 4, 2019 — 5:00-8:00 pm, and 
  • Tuesday, November 26, 2019 — 8:00 am-3:00 pm

To schedule your conferences, please e-mail Mrs. Harris at nharris@kentschools.net with the name of your student, the teacher with whom you would like to meet, and the time that works best for you.  If you are unable to e-mail Mrs. Harris, please call her at 330-676-8700.

Upcoming Events:


  • November 4: Parent/Teacher Conferences 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • November 26 Parent/Teacher Conferences 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • November 21-23: TRHS Fall Play 
  • November 29: Silent Auction Prom Fundraiser 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

I hope you are making time to enjoy the wonderful traditions of the coming season.  Ideally, we will all be able to find many things in our life to be thankful for. I would like to express my personal thanks to everyone in our Roosevelt family.   Your dedication, hard work, and creative spirit energizes me and enables our students, our school and our community to grow and prosper.

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Dennis Love

Rome 2021 – Preliminary Meetings

It’s time! It’s time…. to join a growing list of 400 plus travelers, who have spent a Spring Break in beautiful Italy! 

If you, too, are even mildly interested in traveling to Italy during Spring Break 2021 with Mr. Susel and Mr. Phillips, come to our first informational meeting on Thursday, October 10 at 7:00PM in the RHS Media Center. We’ll hold the same meeting, same time, same place on November 7th, in case you can’t come in October.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our meetings!  Ciao!

p.s. If you can’t attend a meeting, please email either of us for more info…

rsusel@kentschools.net & jphillips@kentschools.net

Fall Play – AUDITION PACKETS AVAILABLE

Fall Play
AUDITION PACKETS ARE HERE!! 

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: sauton@kentschools.net

MITCH’S MEMORIAL RIDE, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

Dr. Mitch Lambert lost his life while doing one of his favorite things, cycling. What better way to honor him, but to do a memorial ride in his honor. All proceeds will benefit the Community Bible Food Pantry.  This was Mitch’s passion! 47 indoor bikes await all of you!!! 
Snacks will be provided after the ride by a registered  dietician who happens to be one of Dr. Lambert’s past students, and a great time to socialize and remember such an amazing man! 
A $20 donation to ride is required at sign up, any other donations can be made the day of at the studio or by contacting 330-328-9307 (Jackie Marquette)
You can sign up at:
 
Or by calling the studio at 234-284-2990
 
Contact me or Cyclebar if you can’t make it but would like to make a donation, or if you would like to sponsor another rider. 
 
We want to fill all the bikes, don’t miss this opportunity, sign up today!! 

Exam and Bus Schedule – Spring 2018

Please review the Exam Schedule – 2nd Semester 2017-18 and bus schedule (below).

BUS SCHEDULE for After Exams:
(note that busses will run at their normal time in the morning before exams)

  • MONDAY, MAY 21:  Bus pick-ups at 12:55 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. (after the third exam and end of day)
  • TUESDAY, MAY 22:  Bus pick-ups at 11:20 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. (after lunch and end of day)
  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 23:  Bus pick-ups at 11:20 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. (after lunch and end of day)

Thank you for your support!

The staff and student participants would like to thank the Roosevelt and City of Kent community for your support of the 2018 Black History Month Living History Museum. We hope that you learned a lot or something new about the multifaceted contributions of African Americans to the culture and history of the United States.  THANK YOU!!  More details here:  Community and School Thank You – Black History Month Living History Museum 2018