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  • Weekly Memo to Families - Feb 13

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    Monday, February 13, 2017 

    Good Morning RHS Families,

    I hope you enjoyed this beautiful weekend.  I was thrilled to play in an outdoor pick up soccer game on Saturday.  My goal was to have fun and to not get injured.  I’m happy to report that I accomplished both.  

    Here are a few announcements for the week ahead:

    Calendar:

    Monday - A Day

    Tuesday - B Day (Staff Meeting)

    Wednesday - A Day

    Thursday - B Day Flex (Happy Birthday, Moe!)

    Friday - A Day Flex (Assembly)

    Staff Meeting - We will have a staff meeting in the Library on Tuesday, 3:30-5:30

    8th Grade Preview Night - Our 8th Grade Preview Night is Monday, 2/13, 5:30-7:30.  Thank you to all of you who will be there to welcome prospective students and families.  This is our chance to showcase the wonderful programs and staff we have available at Roosevelt.  We appreciate all of you who will be there to represent Roosevelt.  

    Middle School Visits - Big shoutout goes to Bryndle, our counselors, and our student leaders for organizing an awesome middle school visit for George and Cesar Chavez.  Here is a quick note we received from one of the middle school teachers who was in attendance:  That was an amazing visit. Thank you for hosting us! Anecdotally, I've  had multiple students who have mentioned that they had decided on Benson and are now reconsidering based on the visit...I've never seen a group more enthusiastic about attending Roosevelt.  Thanks also to the amazing student leaders who spoke so eloquently about their experiences at their high school

    Semester 1 Honor Roll: Semester grades are in, and 382 students made Honor Roll. See the graph below for the results by grade level: freshmen had the most overall, but seniors had the most students with all As.

    Students improved their grades since Q1: Overall passage increased 3%, to 80% schoolwide. Best course passage of a core class, for a grade level: Sophomores rocked science, with 89% passing their classes. They also passed the most math classes of any grade level (83%).

    Teachers of Freshmen: All freshmen are invited to meet Renee Watson, the author of the book we read first quarter! She will be here from 9-10 on Feb 16. Please look out for an in-school field trip permission slip. Students with permission will be dismissed around 8:40 and will return a bit after 10 to your 6th period class.  If all of your students will be in attendance, we’d love for you to join us for this special opportunity if you can!  Please contact your local ninth grade English teacher with any questions.

    RHS Jazz Band - From Jason:I am proud and honored to say that our Jazz Band took 2nd place out of 11 high schools at the West Salem Jazz Festival this weekend! Solo awards were given to Adriana Wagner, Henry Hochstatter, and Zach McKinney. They really represented Roosevelt well and I can't say enough about this group of kids.

    RHS Thespians - Senior Alexis Cannard and junior Zoe Lika Dumm earned ribbons in Solo Acting as Regional Finalists, Dumm as a Novice and Cannard as Experienced, in the Oregon Thespian acting competition this weekend on Feb. 4 held at Glencoe HS. Both earned Superiors, as did Maggie Campbell in Solo Musical, qualifying them to compete at International Thespian Festival this June in Lincoln, NE (incorrectly noted as James Duckworth for the chaperone, but really it's me, Jo Strom Lane). RHS Thespian Troupe 7289 had 24 competitors at Regionals.

    Congratulations to Alexis Cannard, our school wide winner for the English-Speaking Union's Shakespeare Competition. She will go on to compete at the Branch level on Sat. Feb. 18 at 10:00 A.M. at Lewis & Clark College's Fir Acres Theatre for a chance to move on to the finals in NYC. Spectators are welcome at the Branch level competition.

    Congratulations to Alexis Cannard, Zoe Dumm, and Anthony Hill-McCoy as three of the ten semi-finalists in the August Wilson Monologue Competition. They will go on to the semi-finals Feb. 27 at the Newmark Theatre where spectators are welcome to attend.

    Field Trips - Here are the field trips that are coming up for the month of February:

     All the best,

    Filip Hristić, Principal
    Roosevelt High School
    Portland Public Schools

  • College Preparation Workshop

    see calendar Feb 23
  • RHS Weekly Memo to Families: Monday, Feb 6

     Por favor presione aqui para la version en español

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    College Ready - Career Focused - Committed to a Just World

     

    Good Morning RHS Families,

    Welcome to the second semester.  Here are a few announcements for the week ahead:
    Given that PPS was closed on Friday we are canceling our staff meeting on Tuesday to provide additional time for teachers to complete grades.  Grades are due by the end of the day on Tuesday, February 7.  Families can expect to receive grades in mail by the end of the week.  Please take some time to review your student's grades and connect with our counselors or teachers if you have any questions.

    Calendar:
    Monday - B Day
    Tuesday - A Day
    Wednesday - B Day
    Thursday - A Day Flex
    Friday - B Day Flex

    Upcoming Events:

    • 8th Grade Preview Night - Monday, 2/13
    • President’s Day - No School, Monday, 2/20
    • ACT Day - Tuesday, 2/28

    8th Grade Shadow Days - We look forward to having 8th graders in our building this week to learn about Roosevelt. Cesar Chavez will be here on Wednesday morning and George will be here on Wednesday afternoon.

    Field Trips - Here are the field trips that are coming up for the month of February:

    All the best,

    Filip Hristić, Principal
    Roosevelt High School
    Portland Public Schools

    ----------------------------------------------------

    Also, from our athletic director:

    From: Stuart Smith <ssmith3@pps.net>
    Date: Monday, February 6, 2017 8:26 AM
    Subject: Winter Sports week of 2/6/17

    Big week this week in athletics!  Come out for Senior Nights on Wednesday as our Wrestling team hosts Jefferson with action starting at 6:30pm, and on Thursday our boys and girls basketball teams will also celebrate their seniors vs. Cleveland.  Games start at 4:15. Spring Sports are just around the corner, so if you hear any students talking about baseball, softball, track, tennis, or golf, make sure to send them to the athletic office to make sure they are cleared and ready to go!

    Athletic Events (week of 2.6):

     

    Game Day

    Time

    Sport

    Opponent

    Dismiss

    Leave

    Mon. 2/6

    4:00 PM

    Wrestling

    @ Benson

    1:50

    2:15

    Tues. 2/7

    7:30 PM

    GBX (V)

    vs. Lincoln

     

     

    Tues. 2/7

    4:15 PM

    BBX (FR)

    @ Lincoln

    2:35

    3:00

    Tues. 2/7

    5:45 PM

    BBX (JV)

    @ Lincoln

    2:35

    3:00

    Tues. 2/7

    7:30 PM

    BBX (V)

    @ Lincoln

     

    5:30

    Wed. 2/8

    6:00 PM

    Wrestling

    vs. Jefferson (Senior Night)

     

     

    Wed. 2/8

    6:00 PM

    Unified

    @ Rainier

     

    4:30

    Thurs. 2/9

    4:15 PM

    BBX (FR)

    @ Cleveland

    2:30

    2:45

    Thurs. 2/9

    4:15 PM

    BBX (JV)

    vs. Cleveland

     

     

    Thurs. 2/9

    5:45 PM

    BBX (V)

    vs. Cleveland (Senior Night)

     

     

    Thurs. 2/9

    7:30 PM

    GBX (V)

    vs. Cleveland (Senior Night)

     

     

    Fri. 2/10

    6:00 PM

    Swimming

    @ Dishman (PIL Varsity District Meet)

     

    4:30

    Fri. 2/10

    4:15 PM

    BBX (FR)

    vs. Jefferson

     

     

    Fri. 2/10

    4:15 PM

    BBX (JV)

    @ Jefferson

    2:55

    3:15

    Fri. 2/10

    5: 45 PM

    BBX (V)

    @ Jefferson

    2:55

    3:15

    Fri. 2/10

    7:30 PM

    GBX (V)

    @ Jefferson

     

    5:45

    Sat. 2/11

    1:30 PM

    Swimming

    @ Dishman (PIL Varsity District Meet)

     

    12:00

    GO RIDERS!

    Stuart Smith
    Athletic Director
    Roosevelt High School
  • 8th Grade Shadow Days and Family Night (Días de Presentación y Noche de Familia para 8vo grado)

    8th Grade Shadow Days
    (Días de Presentación para 8vo grado)

    Wednesday, Feb 8th (miercoles 8 de febrero)

    Thursday, Feb 16th (jueves 16 de febrero)

    Wednesday, March 8th (miercoles 8 de marzo)

    Thursday, March 17th (jueves 17 de marzo)

     

    8th Grade Family Night: Monday, Feb 13
    (Noche de Familia para 8vo grado: lunes 13 de febrero)

     

    Click on the link below, to learn about signing up for shadow days, and learn more about family night (Presione el enlace de abajo, para saber como registrarse para los dias de presentacion y noche de familia)

     

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  • Weekly Memo: February 6th

    Monday, February 6, 2017

    College Ready - Career Focused - Committed to a Just World

    Good Morning RHS Families,

    Welcome to the second semester.  Here are a few announcements for the week ahead:

    Given that PPS was closed on Friday we are canceling our staff meeting on Tuesday to provide additional time for teachers to complete grades.  Grades are due by the end of the day on Tuesday, February 7.  Families can expect to receive grades in mail by the end of the week.  Please take some time to review your student's grades and connect with our counselors or teachers if you have any questions.

    Calendar:

    Monday - B Day

    Tuesday - A Day

    Wednesday - B Day

    Thursday - A Day Flex

    Friday - B Day Flex

    Upcoming Events:

    ·         8th Grade Preview Night - Monday, 2/13

    ·         President’s Day - No School, Monday, 2/20

    ·         ACT Day - Tuesday, 2/28

    8th Grade Preview Days - We look forward to having 8th graders in our building this week to learn about Roosevelt. Cesar Chavez will be here on Wednesday morning and George will be here on Wednesday afternoon.

    Field Trips - Here are the field trips that are coming up for the month of February:

     All the best,

    Filip Hristić, Principal
    Roosevelt High School
    Portland Public Schools

    -------------------------------------------------

    From our athletic director:

    Big week this week in athletics!  Come out for Senior Nights on Wednesday as our Wrestling team hosts Jefferson with action starting at 6:30pm, and on Thursday our boys and girls basketball teams will also celebrate their seniors vs. Cleveland.  Games start at 4:15.

    Spring Sports are just around the corner, so if you hear any students talking about baseball, softball, track, tennis, or golf, make sure to send them to the athletic office to make sure they are cleared and ready to go!

    Athletic Events (week of 2.6):

     

    Game Day

    Time

    Sport

    Opponent

    Dismiss

    Leave

    Mon. 2/6

    4:00 PM

    Wrestling

    @ Benson

    1:50

    2:15

    Tues. 2/7

    7:30 PM

    GBX (V)

    vs. Lincoln

     

     

    Tues. 2/7

    4:15 PM

    BBX (FR)

    @ Lincoln

    2:35

    3:00

    Tues. 2/7

    5:45 PM

    BBX (JV)

    @ Lincoln

    2:35

    3:00

    Tues. 2/7

    7:30 PM

    BBX (V)

    @ Lincoln

     

    5:30

    Wed. 2/8

    6:00 PM

    Wrestling

    vs. Jefferson (Senior Night)

     

     

    Wed. 2/8

    6:00 PM

    Unified

    @ Rainier

     

    4:30

    Thurs. 2/9

    4:15 PM

    BBX (FR)

    @ Cleveland

    2:30

    2:45

    Thurs. 2/9

    4:15 PM

    BBX (JV)

    vs. Cleveland

     

     

    Thurs. 2/9

    5:45 PM

    BBX (V)

    vs. Cleveland (Senior Night)

     

     

    Thurs. 2/9

    7:30 PM

    GBX (V)

    vs. Cleveland (Senior Night)

     

     

    Fri. 2/10

    6:00 PM

    Swimming

    @ Dishman (PIL Varsity District Meet)

     

    4:30

    Fri. 2/10

    4:15 PM

    BBX (FR)

    vs. Jefferson

     

     

    Fri. 2/10

    4:15 PM

    BBX (JV)

    @ Jefferson

    2:55

    3:15

    Fri. 2/10

    5: 45 PM

    BBX (V)

    @ Jefferson

    2:55

    3:15

    Fri. 2/10

    7:30 PM

    GBX (V)

    @ Jefferson

     

    5:45

    Sat. 2/11

    1:30 PM

    Swimming

    @ Dishman (PIL Varsity District Meet)

     

    12:00

    GO RIDERS!

    Stuart Smith
    Athletic Director
    Roosevelt High School

  • End of Semester Letter to Families

    January 31, 2017

    Dear Roosevelt Families,                        

    We hope that you and your loved ones are doing well.

    As we approach the end of the semester I wanted to share a few exciting highlights from Roosevelt.

    Jason Margolis held the first music concert in the new Roosevelt Theater.  It was wonderful to see many of you there support our talented student musicians.  Jo Lane is working with her students for the grand opening of the theater on Thursday, March 16th.  We hope to see you there.

    In addition to the new Theater, we now have access to the new Music classrooms and the Commons.  The kitchen will be up and running around Spring Break.  As far as we know, the modernization of the 1921 building is progressing as planned.  We look forward to having the building completed in August of 2017.

    Our students are in the midst of forecasting for next year.  Please take a look at our course guide if you haven’t already.  You can find it on our website or can get a hard copy in the Main Office.  In addition to offering a variety of core academic classes, we are continuing to expand elective offerings.  I am particularly excited about the growing programs of study that we now offer in Journalism (Ms. Mitchell), Construction Management (Mr. Duckworth), Engineering (Mr. Scott), Future Educators (Dr. Ramirez), Computer Science (Mr. Ansell), and Theater Arts (Ms. Lane).  Please ask your student to review the forecasting sheet and connect with your student’s counselor if you have any questions.

    We are pleased to let you know that our graduation rate is moving in the right direction.  In addition to earning more than $6 million dollars in scholarship and receiving multiple state and national recognition, more of our seniors graduated on time last year than in recent history.  As a matter of fact, our graduation rate is up 12% in the last two years.  It increased from 53% in 2014 to 65% in 2016.  Needless to say, we will not be satisfied until all our students graduate on time, ready for college and career of their choosing.  We are hopeful that our seniors this year will outperform their peers from last year and the years past.

    Please remember that you can always check your student’s grades and contact teachers through ParentVue.  If you are having a hard time accessing ParentVue please contact Ms. Castle at 503 916-5260 Ext 82438 or kcastle@pps.net.

    As always, we welcome your thoughts, questions, and suggestions.  Please feel free to connect with us directly or join us for one of the upcoming parent meetings.  Our next PTA meeting is on Wednesday, February 15th, from 6:00pm-7:00pm.  The RHS Site Council is meeting on Tuesday, February 21st from 4:00pm-5:30pm.  You can join us for the Coffee with the Principal on Tuesday, February 7th from 8:15am-9:00am in English and 9:00am-9:45am in Spanish.  We hope to see you there.  RHS events and information can be located on our Roosevelt website at http://www.pps.net/Domain/149.

    All the best,

    Filip Hristić, Principal
    Roosevelt High School
    fhristic@pps.net

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  • School Board approves boundary changes for Peninsula and Chief Joseph

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    The Portland Public Schools Board of Directors voted unanimously last night to approve boundary changes to Peninsula and Chief Joseph schools, both feeder schools for Ockley Green Middle School. The 7-0 vote endorses one of two proposals from the District-wide Boundary Review Advisory Committee (DBRAC), which was formed in 2014 to help with enrollment balancing across Portland Public Schools.
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  • Nine of our schools earn EPA’s ENERGY STAR rating

    At a ceremony on February 10 at Wilson High School in SW Portland, nine PPS schools were recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for achieving ENERGY STAR certification. To receive this certification, a building must perform in the top 25% of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency, and meet strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA. ENERGY STAR schools use an average of 35% less energy, and also release 35% less carbon dioxide.

    Read the full press release here.

  • From the factory to the toy; Mechanisms for triggering new educational behaviors

     Medellín Sports Coliseum

    Giancarlo Mozzanti, prominent Colombian architect will speak:

    Friday February 24, 5:30PM
    At the University of Oregon Portland Center
    70 NW Couch Street
    Admission Free

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  • Enrollment balancing for Peninsula, Chief Joseph and Ockley Green

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    The District-wide Boundary Review Advisory Committee (DBRAC) was formed in 2014 to help with enrollment balancing across Portland Public Schools. The committee’s most recent work led them to propose two options to help relieve crowding at Chief Joseph and to create more robust enrollment at Peninsula starting in the 2017-18 school year. On January 30, 2017, Interim Superintendent Bob McKean endorsed one of two DBRAC proposals.

    The proposal, which still requires the approval of the Board of Education, may be reviewed at, www.pps.net/dbrac.

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