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August  2019,

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

It is my pleasure to welcome everyone back for another great year at Roosevelt.  We cannot wait to see our outstanding students who fill our hearts with joy and optimism.  

Summer has been tough on the Roosevelt family.  Two dedicated, passionate, and kind teachers passed away this summer.  On July 6, Mrs. Repinski Intervention Specialist and Tutor passed from lung cancer.    Dr. Lambert, Science Teacher was in a bicycle accident that ended his life on July 29. Both were an integral part of Theodore Roosevelt High School and truly loved the students and their colleagues.  Kathy and Mitch will be missed. 

We are fortunate that the students, staff, and community have a special bond to help us work through these tragedies together.  I have no doubt this loss will inspire us all to work even harder on our mission: to create the best possible situations for all students to learn; intentionally nurture relationships with all students and colleagues; and support all students and staff to ensure we all have the tools and resources to succeed.  

With our mission in mind, our professional development will focus on the type of school we envision.  We are at a place where, together we can put some processes and procedures in place to collectively achieve our mission and clarify our focus and identity.  The hope is that all of our students and staff have a successful and fulfilling 2019-2020 school year.  

Listed below are some important dates and announcements.

Freshmen: Freshman Parent Orientation for parents and guardians is Monday, August 19 at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium.  The Freshmen Kickoff for students is Tuesday, August 20, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

First Day: First day of class for all students is Wednesday, August 21.  School starts at 7:30 a.m. and ends at 2:29 p.m. Buses will drop off students in front of the school and family drop off is outside the cafeteria.

Schedules: Emailed to students on Friday, August 16th.

New Students: Orientation is Tuesday, August 20, at 11:00 a.m. in Room 113.

Seniors: Senior Parent Guidance Information Night is at 6:00 p.m. in the auditorium, Wednesday, August 28.

Open House: Wednesday, August 28 at 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  This will be an opportunity to visit with your students teachers.  

Early Release: Early Release Wednesdays will begin in September and continue for the duration of the 2019/20 school year.  Here is what was presented to the Board of Education in May.  Please review the Early Release Days for 2019-20 for specific dates and descriptions of how that time will be used. 

Final Forms: Beginning last year, the KCS district adopted Final Forms as a means of digitally collecting all necessary student forms, including Emergency Medical Authorization forms.  We are excited about this transition, as it will allow parents/students and the school to consolidate the process of completing and turning in forms.  Please refer to the following link for more information on Final Forms: complete these forms by August 30.  

Once again, welcome back!  Let’s make this another great year at Theodore Roosevelt High School. It is a privilege and an honor to be a part of a community that cares so deeply for its young people.  Thank you for your support and dedication.


Dennis Love

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.***

Underclass Lock Clean Out May 20

Locker Clean Out, Locker Clean Out, Locker Clean Out.  If you have a locker, clean it out! Locker Clean out is Monday, May 20th at 1:25!  Students need to clear out all items, recycling papers and folders.  Any items left in lockers at the end of the year will be removed over the summer.  Trash cans will be in the hallways to assist with items to be thrown away.

International Water Safety Day May 15

Every hour, every day, more than 40 people lose their lives to drowning; 372,000 people drown each year, with those under 5 years old at greatest risk.  Globally, over half of all drowning deaths are under 25 years old.  Today is International Water Safety Day.  We are shining a spotlight on this day so everyone can become aware of water safety.  Be safe this summer, in and around water.

Senior Honors Assembly

Listen up, Seniors!  The list of names of those students seated on stage for Senior Honors Assembly is posted on the window of the Activities Office as well as the Guidance showcase.  Please check daily to see if your name is on the list.  Seniors should see Mrs. Jurging if you have any questions about Senior Honors Assembly.


SENIORS!!!!!  We only have 5 DAYS LEFT!!!  So let’s show our school spirit one more time!  Next week is SENIOR SPIRIT WEEK and we want YOU seniors to participate.  Let’s celebrate our time together next week — here are the themes for each day!

MONDAY is Meme Monday — Dress as your favorite meme.
TUESDAY is Tie Dye Tuesday — Get your groove on with your favorite tye-dye apparel.
WEDNESDAY is Where You’re Going Wednesday — Celebrate your plans after high school by wearing a shirt to let people know where you’re going.
THURSDAY is Theo Thursday — wear your RIDER PRIDE one more time!
FRIDAY is Formal Friday — Dress for success and celebrate our last day at Roosevelt!