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  • Free & Reduced Lunch Change Affects Roosevelt Students

    2017-18 Meal Program Changes at 12 Portland Public Schools

    NEW - Families with students attending the schools listed below will need to submit a meal application before school begins August 30 to determine if they are eligible to receive free or reduced price school lunch.  School lunch will no longer be automatically free to all students enrolled in the school.  Families are encouraged to apply online at www.pps.net/Page/2464. Paper applications are available at your school office, cafeteria and online. All students will continue to receive lunch at no charge until October 11. If a meal application is not submitted or if a family is not eligible to receive free or reduced lunch, meal charges will begin October 12.

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    Jefferson

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    Madison

    Marysville

    Roosevelt

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    Whitman

    Woodlawn

    If your family is ineligible for meal benefits you can provide a meal from home, or pay for school meals with cash, check or debit/credit card online at www.schoolcafe.com. NOTE: There is a 5% convenience fee per online transaction.

    Please note that the changes do not apply to breakfast, which will remain free to all students. We are committed to working with families to ensure those who qualify will continue to receive free or reduced lunches. If you need assistance in applying, please contact your school or PPS Nutrition Services at 503-916-3399 or nutritionservices@pps.net.

    For meal prices, menus and other information, please go to www.pps.net/Domain/59.

    Thank you.

  • Roosevelt Registration 2017-2018

    Registration for ALL Roosevelt students will be held on August 22nd and August 23rd from 8 am - 1 pm
     
    August 22nd - 10th, 11th, and 12th Graders
    August 23rd - 9th Graders and New Students
     
    This is the time that individual class schedules will be handed out, ID card pictures will be taken and handed out, new students can schedule an appointment with a Counselor.
     
    Freshman are also invited to attend our Freshman Connection Orientation on August 29th (check in at 8:30 am) 9 am - 2 pm. 
     
     

  • Food Pantry Summer Hours

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  • Freshman Connection Orientation

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  • Orientacion para la conexion de primer ano escuela preparatoria RHS

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  • Rider Gear

    Rider Gear is being sold by leadership students every day during lunch and every Thursday at flex, in the East Wing box office. Sold all day, every school day, in RHS Main Office by RHS office staff. You can also purchase online using PPS School Pay and pick items up within one week at RHS Main office.
     
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  • Weekly Memos Have Moved! ¡Las Noticias Semanales se han movido!

    Looking for Principal Hristic's Weekly Memo to families? See the Principal's Message tab.
     

    ¿Busca las Noticias Semanales del Director Hristic para las familias? Vaya a la pestaña “Mensaje del Director.”

     
  • Nutrition Services is Hiring

    Do you want to help inspire culinary curiosity and nourish the health of the community through school meals? Portland Public Schools Nutrition Services is recruiting for Roving Food Service Assistants to provide students delicious, high quality, nutrient rich, and safe meals. Our kitchens and cafeterias provide a vibrant and inviting atmosphere for enjoying and sharing meal time. We want you to be a part of our team! Training provided. To learn more about this exciting opportunity, call Anya Friday or Charles Hardin at 503-916-3399 or apply at https://careers.pps.net – Roving Food Service Asst. - 15742 

    Gitta Grether-Sweeney, Sr. Director, Nutrition Services
    x63397   gsweeney@pps.net

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  • Wecome to the 2017-18 school year at Roosevelt!

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    Dear Roosevelt Families,

    It is my pleasure to welcome all new and returning students and families to the 2017-2018 school year!

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  • Weekly Memo - June 12

     
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    Monday, June 12, 2017

    College Ready ‐ Career Focused ‐ Committed to a Just World

     

    Good morning RHS families,

    Believe it or not, here we are - last week of school is upon us.  We will have our last staff meeting on Tuesday at 3:30 in the Library.  We will gather to enjoy some ice cream and say goodbye to the folks who are leaving Roosevelt.  Here are a few announcements for the days ahead:

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    ****Teachers, please keep your students in class the entire period.  Even if students finish their finals early, they should remain in the classroom.  Commons, Library, Gym, Counseling Center, etc. are off limits during the finals.***

    Calendar:

    Monday - Finals (periods 1-3)

    Tuesday - Finals (periods 4-6); Staff Meeting at 3:30, Library

    Wednesday - Finals (periods 7, 8) - Last day of school

    Thursday - Teacher Grading and Planning

    Friday - Teacher Grading and Planning

    Upcoming Events:

    June 12-14 – Finals for Grades 9-11

    June 13th - Staff End of the Year Celebration (3:30-5:30)

    June 14 – Last Day of School

    June 14th- Freshman Mentors meeting w/Ms. Rueck rm. 88 @ 12:06

    June 14 – Last Day of School

    June 15 & 16 – Teacher Grading and Planning – teachers identify students who are eligible for Credit Recovery Boot Camp, Print Gradebook, Check out

    June 15th- ASB Retreat 9am-2pm

    June 16th - Move Out - Main Office Building & Portables

    June 16th - Last Day for Teachers

    June 19 – Additional PD Day (Teachers work with their Departments or PLC teams on curriculum planning and alignment.)

    June 20-23 – Credit Completion Boot Camp in RHS Library – Teachers determine which students are eligible for credit completion, contact the students, support the completion of necessary work, and submit grade change forms.  

    June 26 - July 14th - RHS Summer Academy - Students contact their counselor to sign up, if they have received or are receiving a D or F in the following courses: English 1 or 2; Algebra 1 or 2; Health; or Spanish 3 or 4. Parents, if you want your student to sign up, and it is after June 16, email Gayle Sideris to sign up.

    June 26 - July 21st - Leap Into 9th Grade

    Move Plans - Building will be open on Saturday morning beginning at 7:30 AM for staff to come in and pack personal items.  Movers will arrive at about that same time, and come expecting they may be working around some staff as they begin moving out classroom furniture.  For those moving, I am still missing several room plans.  Please turn those in Monday end of day.

    Building Tour - Building Tour is scheduled for Thursday afternoon at 2:00 PM.  If you intend to go on the tour, please let Sue know by email by Wednesday end of day.

    From Mr. Margolis - A few words of recognition and appreciation for our music students as the year comes to an end:

    • Thanks to the music students, teachers, and staff who came out for our Spring Concert Thursday, June 1st. It was an awesome night on many levels
    • Thanks to the Mike Verbout and the Alumni Association for paying the Jazz Band's registration fee of $250 for the State Jazz Band festival on May 20th.
    • The Jazz Band was invited to play at the Cathedral Park Jazz Festival this summer! We play on Saturday, July 15th at 1 P.M. If you and your family and friends are in town, please come join us.
    • The RHS Small Combo Jazz Band played at a fundraiser for undocumented college students this weekend. I was not able to attend as I was at my niece’s graduation. However, the director of the fundraiser informed me that they were the highlight of the evening as they played for over 100 people. The event raised over $7,000 for the Dreamer Program at Rock Creek Community College. Half of the students even donated their cut of the pay to the event.

    Teachers- Please take a few minutes to complete this survey of Roosevelt’s 2017-18 course offerings.

    Student & Professional Growth Goals - If you are one of the Probationary or Contract teachers who was evaluated this year, please be sure to send to your supervising admin an updated copy of the Student & Professional Growth Form. Please include your reflections and evidence related to your Student Learning Goals and Professional Growth Goals. If you have any questions, please connect with your supervising admin.  All updated Student & Professional Growth Forms are due by Thursday, 6/15.

    Great kindling from our shop - Like to burn things? There are ample amounts of scrap wood in the wood shop that would make for great kindling that I am hoping to sell by the bucket full.  We all have some larger end cuts from some of the construction done on campus that would burn real nice as well. I'm not asking much, just trying to line our pockets a little bit for next year.  If you are at all interested, please email me or come on down to the shop, 019, to check out what we have.  I'm hoping to get rid of it all before summer break. - James

    Yearbooks are available - and amazing! Roosevelt H.S. yearbook adviser Renee Mitchell was told this week that this year's yearbook is one of the best in the country. It will be featured in the national marketing campaign of Picaboo, a national yearbook publisher. "Since this is my first year as the yearbook adviser, and the fact that I've never been involved in creating a yearbook before -- not even in high school -- I'm pretty damn proud of myself and my team of amazing students," Mitchell said. She should be--and you have to see Roosevelt’s yearbook this year. They are available for purchase at https://Rooseveltyearbook.picaboo.com. Yearbooks have a shipping fee and usually arrive in about a week and a  half. For multiple orders, the shipping cost is reduced from $8.99 to 99 cents per any additional book.

    Pan Immigrant Leadership Organizing Training (PILOT) - Interested teachers, click here to find out more.

    Summer Planning Funds - We have limited funds available to support PLC teams and grade level teams to meet and plan for the 2017-2018 school year.  These are the folks who signed up already - let me know if your info is missing or is inaccurate.  I will let you know once our summer budget is finalized next week.

    Student survey of our new spaces - Please encourage students to complete a modernization survey of Roosevelt’s new spaces and equipment. To get to it: it’s on our webpage (Click here to check it out for yourself) or teachers can put this URL on your white boards, for them to type in:  https://goo.gl/forms/OGlxr4BKydPa7po93

    Spanish class for teachers - Please let me know if you are interested in taking a very fun and highly interactive conversational Spanish class this June.  I know one of the facilitators and strongly recommend her.  If you don’t have any PD funds left, we can probably pay for the cost of the class.  Take a look at the descriptions below and let me know if you are interested. - Filip

    Link for beginner class: http://expressfluency.com/product/portland/

    Link for advanced class: http://expressfluency.com/product/advanced-spanish-portland/

    National Honors Society - Please let me know if you are interested in serving as a National Honors Society advisor next year.  We are looking for a dynamic, engaging staff member to work with a group of highly motivated students.

    PTSA board nominations: We need to fill several open PTSA positions for 2017-2018 school year. We are looking for a new Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Chair of Senior Grad Party. Great news, We already have two new parents willing to be our volunteer coordinators!  If you, or someone you know is interested, please text or email Jinnet Powel (503) 936 0560,jinnetandpat@gmail.com.  She can tell you what each position involves.


    Filip Hristić, Principal

    Roosevelt High School

    Portland Public Schools

     

     
  • Weekly Memo - June 5

     
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    Monday, June 5, 2017

    College Ready ‐ Career Focused ‐ Committed to a Just World


    Good Morning RHS Staff,

    I hope you had a lovely weekend.  Thank you to all of you who attended our graduation ceremony yesterday afternoon.  What a joyous celebration!  Thank you especially to Cecilia and Dan for managing all the logistical details in order for everything to go as smoothly as it did.  I know that many others were involved in helping, too - Thank You!  I also wanted to give a big shoutout to all the teachers of our seniors - Your hard work, love, and resolve was made evident over the last few months, and the last few weeks in particular!  Our students couldn’t have done it without you.

    Now our focus shifts to our rising 10th-12th graders.  Let’s do everything we can in the remaining days to ensure they finish this year strong.  We have Flex on Wednesday and Thursday.  Please remind your students to see you during Tutorials.  If you wish to work with students after school on any other days this week, please feel free to do that and we’ll make sure to compensate you.  As usual, we need student names, ID #s, date and time.

    Here are a few announcements for the week ahead:

    Calendar:

    Monday - A Day

    Tuesday - B Day

    Wednesday - A Flex Day

    Thursday - B Flex Day

    Friday - A Day

    Upcoming Events:

    June 9th - All Sports Celebration & Dessert @ 3:15pm - Auditorium (for all students who participated in sports this past school year, coaches, parents  & staff)
    June 12-14 – Finals for Grades 9-11
    June 13th - Staff End of the Year Celebration (3:30-5:30)
    June 14 – Last Day of School
    June 15 & 16 – Teacher Grading and Planning – teachers identify students who are eligible for Credit Recovery Boot Camp
    June 16th - Move Out - Main Office Building & Portables
    June 16th - Last Day for Teachers
    June 19 – Additional PD Day (Teachers work with their Departments or PLC teams on curriculum planning and alignment.  Teachers are allowed to work on campus or off campus.  Teachers are expected to share curriculum plans with supervising admin in order to be paid.)
    June 20-23 – Credit Recovery Boot Camp in RHS Library – Teacher communicate with students eligible for credit recovery, support the completion of necessary work, and submit grade change forms)

    June 26 - July 14th: RHS Summer Academy 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    June 26 - July 21:  Leap Into 9th Grade

    Click here to add/edit our upcoming events list.


    Dept Meetings -  Tuesday will be department meetings.  Please use any available time during the Dept. Meeting on Tuesday to call home and encourage students to attend Flex and complete missing assignments.

    All-sports celebration & dessert - On Friday, June 9th, we are having a celebration for all students who participated in sports this past school year.  Please get the word out, especially to seniors.  We will be having some cake and refreshments as well as a slideshow and presenting a few awards, including our True Rough Rider Award, starting at 3:15 in the auditorium and lobby. - Stuart

    Summer Planning Funds - We have limited funds available to support PLC teams and grade level teams to meet and plan for the 2017-2018 school year.  Please let me know by Wednesday if you and your PLC team and/or your grade level team would like to meet for a day this summer.  Several staff have emailed me already - Thank you!

    Staff-student soccer game - It's time for the annual staff-student soccer game! This year's extravaganza will take place on Wednesday, June 7th from 3:30-4:30pm at the stadium field.  The format will be similar to last year, two games played side-by-side.  More information will follow, but we wanted to put this out there so people can get it on their calendars and sign up on the Google doc provided below. Note that we already have a panther on the staff team! https://docs.google.com/a/apps4pps.net/document/d/18AGGhUHFh4EpxTpLZJz4Mka9og_LYekgnHMu8WSTqck/edit?usp=sharing - Rafael and Vanessa

    Student survey of our new spaces - Please encourage students to complete a modernization survey of Roosevelt’s new spaces and equipment. To get to it: it’s on our webpage (Click here to check it out for yourself) or teachers can put this URL on your white boards, for them to type in:  https://goo.gl/forms/OGlxr4BKydPa7po93

    Roosevelt student StoryCorps interview -  Click here to hear Keri Hughes interviewing Pascuala Siquina Cotoc.

    What we’re reading - Friends, as you know, I am trying to build a reading culture, and I need help. Please take a minute, when you have one,  to add what you're reading, etc. to this document.  It will be posted to the library weebly, and maybe elsewhere.  Hopefully students will be motivated by seeing what we read.  Thank you! - Betsy Tighe

    Synergy bug fixed - Synergy provides an electronic Incident Referral form for teachers to submit referrals for students on their class lists.  It also allows teachers to select students not in their classes, however there was a bug that prevented Benson, Franklin, Madison, Roosevelt, and Wilson teachers from doing so.  This is a quick note to let you know that the bug has now been resolved. - Marita Ingalsbe

    Spanish class for teachers - Please let me know if you are interested in taking a very fun and highly interactive conversational Spanish class this June.  I know one of the facilitators and strongly recommend her.  If you don’t have any PD funds left, we can probably pay for the cost of the class.  Take a look at the descriptions below and let me know if you are interested. - Filip

    Link for beginner class: http://expressfluency.com/product/portland/

    Link for advanced class: http://expressfluency.com/product/advanced-spanish-portland/

    National Honors Society - Please let me know if you are interested in serving as a National Honors Society advisor next year.  We are looking for a dynamic, engaging staff member to work with a group of highly motivated students.

    Remember to notify the office - Remember to let Connie & Julie in the main office know, if you are having pizza delivered. Or, if you have any kind of meeting (IEP / hearing / staff meeting / after-school parent meeting, etc.) please let them know who, when & where, so that if folks call or show up, they can be directed to the right place or the right staff person. Thank you!

    Boxes and Room Plans - Moving boxes are now available in the main office for summer moves.  Please let me know if you need boxes in your room.  I will be happy to bring them to you.   I should have rooms plans available this week (finally!) for those who are moving to a new room.  I'll be by to see you as soon as I have possession.   I am in the process of putting together a Google folder that will hold all pertinent move information.

    Finals for lowerclassmen - Lowerclassmen will follow the finals schedule below:
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    PTSA board nominations: We need to fill several open PTSA positions for 2017-2018 school year. We are looking for a new Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Chair of Senior Grad Party. Great news, We already have two new parents willing to be our volunteer coordinators!  If you, or someone you know is interested, please text or email Jinnet Powel (503) 936 0560,jinnetandpat@gmail.com.  She can tell you what each position involves. 
  • Weekly Memo - May 30

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    Tuesday, May 30, 2017

    College Ready ‐ Career Focused ‐ Committed to a Just World

    Good Morning RHS Families,

    Welcome to the last couple of days of May and the first few days of June.  Wednesday is our last day with (most of our) Seniors.  Friday we will have an (all school) Senior Assembly.  Sunday, of course, is our graduation!  We are entering the home stretch before the end of the school year.  The days ahead are probably going to feel very full and very fast.  I wish you all grace and composure as we support our students towards a strong finish to this school year.

    Although I had a lovely weekend with my family I found myself thinking a lot about the heinous attack that took place last Friday.  The bottom line for me is that many of our friends, students, family members could have been on that train as witnesses or victims.  Many of us could have been there, ready to Stand, Fight, Love.  I know that some of our staff are directly impacted by this tragedy and I suspect that some of our students will be greatly affected as well.  Although there is a lot to do this week, please take the time to check in with students and respond to their needs.  Some of our students may have basic questions, others may need to hear themselves thinking aloud, while others still may need ideas for how to show solidarity and support.  It is OK not to have all the right answers and it is OK to come back to certain questions at a later time.  One of our primary jobs as educators is to listen, be present, and help our students be seen and heard.  Our counselors and admin are on standby if needed.  We will also check in as a staff this afternoon to share what we heard from our students.

    In the meantime, here are a few announcements for the week ahead:

    Calendar:

    Monday - Memorial Day - No School

    Tuesday - A Day: senior A-day finals

    Wednesday - B Day: senior B-day finals

    Thursday - A Day

    Friday - B Day

    Upcoming Events:

    May 29th - Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL
    May 30 & 31 - Seniors’ last school days (seniors’ finals
    June 1st – Teachers of Seniors, make sure that Synergy grades are up to date.  Counselors will use this information during the Senior Checkout.
    June 1st- Spring Band Concert @ 7 P.M. Main Stage Theatre
    June 2nd  PPS Latino Graduation @ RHS Auditorium  5:30 pm-8pm
    June 2nd - Senior Breakfast (8 AM) & Awards Assembly - 9:30 & Graduation Walk-Through
    June 3rd - Final Saturday School
    June 4th - Graduation at 3 pm
    Jun 4th -  Senior All-Night Graduation Party (busses board at 9pm)

    June 7th & 8th - Last Tutorials of 2016-2017
    June 12-14 – Finals for Grades 9-11
    June 13th - Staff End of the Year Celebration (Staff Meeting)
    June 14 – Last Day of School - 4th quarter ends
    June 15 & 16 – Teacher Grading and Planning – teachers identify students who are eligible for Credit Recovery Boot Camp
    June 16th - Move Out - Main Office Building & Portables
    June 16th - Last Day for Teachers
    June 19th – Additional PD Day (Teachers work with their Departments or PLC teams on curriculum planning and alignment.  Teachers are allowed to work on campus or off campus.  Teachers are expected to share curriculum plans with supervising admin in order to be paid.)
    June 20-23 – Credit Recovery Boot Camp in RHS Library – Teacher communicate with students eligible for credit recovery, support the completion of necessary work, and submit grade change forms)
    June 26th - 1st day of Leap Into 9th Grade and Summer Academy

    Click here to add/edit our upcoming events list.

    Staff meeting -  We will have a staff meeting in the Library today (Tuesday) from 3:30-5:30.  We will use some of our time together to continue working on next year’s Classroom Climate plans.

    Senior Assembly - We will have a Senior Assembly on Friday from 9:30-10:30.  We will run the same schedule on that day as we did last Friday.

    Spring Concert - Thursday at 7pm will be our spring concert, in the auditorium. Come out & hear the bands!

    Orgullo Latino - Portland Public Schools cordially invites you to the first annual Orgullo Latino, PPS Latino Student Baccalaureate. Join us at Roosevelt High School Auditorium 694 N. Central St. Portland (entrance on N. Ida & N. Hudson) 5:30-8:00 p.m.  on June 2nd, to celebrate all of the 2017 PPS Latino graduates and their families. All participating students will receive a special Orgullo Latino graduation sash. Reception to follow after the ceremony. Please call to confirm your participation at 503-916-3582 or click at the https link at the end of the invitation (attached).

    Flex Next Week - We will have Flex Days next Wednesday and Thursday.  

    Thespian Shout-outs - had our 10th annual Thespian Induction this year on Thurs. May 25 in the Black Box Theatre. Congratulations to the following new inductees of Thespian Troupe #7289 who earned over 100 hours to be eligible to be inducted into this honor society for educational theatre service: Maggie Campbell, Kayden Cantrell, Sierra Gookins, Dimitri Ivanor, Serabella Jones, Atticus Larsen, Sophia Lynsky. Congratulations to Alexis Cannard and Finn McCool for earning Honor Thespian with over 600 hours of service, and Alexis Cannard received the coveted Thespian of the Year Award. Our Thespians represent nearly 9,000 hours of theatre service from production to community service hours. Our new Thespian Troupe officers for 2017-2018 are: Molly Byers (Pres.), Denver Lane (VP), Rachael Skalbeck (Secretary), Breely Buttitta (Treasurer), Sierra Gookins (Clerk), Dimitri Ivanor (Historian) with Finn McCool as our RUCKUS Improv Team Captain for a second year. The website has the new season under http://www.roosevelttheatre.org/productions/oatc_current_season - Jo Lane

    All Sports Celebration & Dessert - On Friday, June 9th, we are having a celebration for all students who participated in sports this past school year.  Please get the word out, especially to seniors.  We will be having some cake and refreshments as well as a slideshow and presenting a few awards, including our True Rough Rider Award, starting at 3:15 in the auditorium and lobby. - Stuart

    Roosevelt student StoryCorps interview -  Click here to hear Keri Hughes interviewing Pascuala Siquina Cotoc.

    Band fundraiser -  Please spread the word about our RHS first annual mattress sale event Saturday, June 10 from 10 AM - 5 PM in the Roosevelt cafeteria. Brand new matresses with warranties from brands such as Simmons, Beautyrest, Restonic, Tranquility Sleep Systems and more. Starting at $199. Here's a link to the Facebook invite.

    Remember to notify the office - Remember to let Connie & Julie in the main office know, if you are having pizza delivered. Or, if you have any kind of meeting (IEP / hearing / staff meeting / after-school parent meeting, etc.) please let them know who, when & where, so that if folks call or show up, they can be directed to the right place or the right staff person. Thank you!

    Finals for seniors - Seniors take final exams during regular class times on May 30 and 31.

    Finals for lowerclassmen - Lowerclassmen will follow the finals schedule below:

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    Volunteer shout-out - Mee Cha is a winner of the PEMCO Award for volunteering!  Please congratulate her when you see her.  Mee is a Roosevelt grad, is deeply involved with the Alumni Association, and is working hard to organize the best ever Grad Party.  Thank you, Mee!

    PIL Honors - Last week, the PIL held its annual Celebration of Champions on the Nike campus. Congratulations to Breanna Mizee and Austin Schulz for their recognitions as sportsman and sportswoman of the year for Roosevelt.

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    What we’re reading - Friends, as you know, I am trying to build a reading culture, and I need help. Please take a minute, when you have one,  to add what you're reading, etc. to this document.  It will be posted to the library weebly, and maybe elsewhere.  Hopefully students will be motivated by seeing what we read.  Thank you! - Betsy Tighe

    Abatement - on old cafeteria building is beginning this week.  Crews will be building a wall around the old cafeteria, and adjacent to the ramps that students travel to remove materials and equipment from  this building to  containers inside this structure.  Containers will be removed every night after students and staff leave so that containers are free of abatement materials each morning.  This is in preparation for the end of school and the deconstruction of the old cafeteria building after school is out. 

    Boxes and Room Plans - Moving boxes are now available in the main office for summer moves.  Please let me know if you need boxes in your room.  I will be happy to bring them to you.   I should have rooms plans available this week (finally!) for those who are moving to a new room.  I'll be by to see you as soon as I have possession.   I am in the process of putting together a Google folder that will hold all pertinent move information.

    Appreciation from student - Thank you very much for many people for sponsoring my airfare ticket this Summer.  I was able to collect $1500 in a month.  In fact, I am able to fly to Japan with the other participants from LA. One of the biggest supports I received was from Step Up.  Step Up staff helped me get a part of my plane ticket for my Tokyo trip.  I appreciate my Step Up advisor, Stro because he was the one who helped me get the miles.  I have been in Step Up for 3 years, and the Step Up community we have is amazing.  Also, the restaurant, Kenton Station helped me collect $600. It was very generous for them to give me 10% of sales for one night.  The other companies/organizations that helped me reach my goal were Portland Eagles, TWIST, and Figure Plant.  I also had many others from the community that helped contribute to my plane funds.  Now, I am going to study Japanese very hard and learn as much of the language and culture I can before leaving. Sincerely, Makayla Wilson - Shoko  

    Young, Gifted and Black - Please congratulate RHS seniors: Aojah Hill, Chitu Baleke, and Kamaria Watson for being recognized for the Young, Gifted and Black Award!  Staff are invited to attend the Portland Public Schools 8th Annual Young Gifted and Black Ceremony which will be held at the BESC (Blanchard Education Service Center) located at 501 North Dixon Street on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Young, Gifted and Black is a program aimed at highlighting the success of Black students throughout PPS.

    Senior Grad All- Night Party:  June 4! We made our goal of $6K.  We have extended the deadline for turning in signed permission slips to May 31, senior's last day of school. Pick up a paper copy in the main office or register online at https://rhsseniorgradparty017.eventbrite.com  Only $25.  We want everyone who wants to go, to be able to. Scholarships available - just ask: Contact Party Chair, Mimi Cha @ (971) 570-6980 .  Don’t let concerns about $ get in the way of being part of this memorable last party with your classmates.

    Grad party chaperones - We are looking for 2-3 more volunteers so that chaperones only need to work half the night. Junior parents, please consider volunteering. Contact Party Chair, Mimi Cha @ (971) 570-6980.

    Zumbaton was a huge success! With 12 instructors with very different styles, 2 hours of non-stop dancing,  and over 70 participants, it was the place to be.  Check out Roosevelt PTSA’s facebook group for photos, Special thanks to Lourdes Y Obispo , Sylvia Barajas-Everson, and all the parent volunteers who helped organize it.  We will have to do it again next year.

    Jun 20,  PTSA Social (5:00-8:00) Come meet fellow parents, celebrate our volunteers and this year’s success, find out what PTSA is all about and help elect a new board. All welcome. At Mimi Cha’s house, @ 9303 N Buchanan Ave. RSVP to Jinnet Powel  or (503) 936 0560. Important thing is come!

    PTSA board nominations: We need to fill several open PTSA positions for 2017-2018 school year. We are looking for a new Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Chair of Senior Grad Party. Great news, We already have two new parents willing to be our volunteer coordinators!  If you, or someone you know is interested, please text or email Jinnet Powel (503) 936 0560,jinnetandpat@gmail.com.  She can tell you what each position involves.

    National Honors Society - Please let me know if you are interested in serving as a National Honors Society advisor next year.  We are looking for a dynamic, engaging staff member to work with a group of highly motivated students. 

    Visitors on Campus - This is a reminder that visitors are not allowed on campus unless they first register at the Main Office or Attendance Office.  Doors facing Ida should never be propped open and the exterior door of the Athletic office should remain closed as well.  Thank you for your support. 

    2017-18 Work-year calendar - Here is a link to the 2017-18 PPS Work-year Calendar. 


    Filip Hristić, Principal

    Roosevelt High School

    Portland Public Schools

  • Weekly Memo - May 22

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    Good Morning RHS Staff,

    Hope you enjoyed the warm weather.  Looks like this week will be sunny!  Let’s start by taking a look at a few modernization updates from Sue:

    Temporary boiler removal - I wanted to alert you to two things happening on campus this week.  Monday, the walkway students use to get from the West wing, west ramp to the old library building and ten plex will be blocked  beginning at 10 AM until 5 PM in order to bring a crane on campus to remove the temporary boiler located by the old library building.  Staff and students will need to go around via the ramps by the old cafeteria building.  Or on Burr to Central.  Foot traffic resumes as usual on Tuesday.  

    Abatement - on old cafeteria building is beginning this week.  Crews will be building a wall around the old cafeteria, and adjacent to the ramps that students travel to remove materials and equipment from  this building to  containers inside this structure.  Containers will be removed every night after students and staff leave so that containers are free of abatement materials each morning.  This is in preparation for the end of school and the deconstruction of the old cafeteria building after school is out.  

    Photo Shoot - Tuesday a photographer from Bassetti Architects will be doing a shoot of the campus and interior.  I have already spoken to the staff who have spaces directly impacted.  Just wanted to make you aware.

    Boxes and Room Plans - Moving boxes are now available in the main office for summer moves.  Please let me know if you need boxes in your room.  I will be happy to bring them to you.   I should have rooms plans available this week (finally!) for those who are moving to a new room.  I'll be by to see you as soon as I have possession.   I am in the process of putting together a Google folder that will hold all pertinent move information.  27 days and counting down till we turn over the last buildings to the contractors for removal and deconstruction.

    Calendar:

    Monday - B Day
    Tuesday - A Day
    Wednesday - B Day
    Thursday - A Day Flex
    Friday - B Day Morning Assembly Flex (schedule below)

    Friday assembly sched  

    Upcoming Events:

    May 22nd-- First Round 6A State Softball Playoffs.  RHS vs. Beaverton HS @ Beaverton.  Let’s go RIDERS!!!
    May 25th- Williams Syndrome Awareness (by Maddie) Ground floor, west wing, flex space, during Flex
    May 25th- Thespian Induction Ceremony @ 7:00 P.M. Black Box Theatre
    May 25th- QSA Community Discussion @ 2:15-3:15 in L247
    May 26th- Multicultural/Unity Assembly 9:36- 10:36
    May 26th - Attendance Celebration
    May 27, (11:00-1:00) ZUMBA at Roosevelt!! Mark your calendars for Saturday for two hours of dancing! Dress in black and gold! We will have various instructors with different styles.  All proceeds go to our PTSA. All welcome. Tell your friends - let’s pack the place! Bring cash. Questions? Call Lourdes Y Obispo @ (971) 322-8322
    May 29th - Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL
    May 31st - Last Senior Day
    JUNE
    June 1st- Spring Band Concert @ 7 P.M. Main Stage Theatre
    June 2nd  PPS Latino Graduation @ RHS Auditorium  5:30 pm-8pm
    June 2nd - Senior Awards Assembly - 9:30
    June 3rd - Final Saturday School
    June 4th - Graduation at 3 pm
    Jun 4th -  Senior All-Night Graduation Party (busses board at 9pm)

    Click here to add/edit our upcoming events list.

    Staff meeting - We will have department meetings on Tuesday.  

    Finals for seniors - Seniors take final exams during regular class times, on May 30 and 31.

    Finals for lowerclassmen - Lowerclassmen will follow the finals schedule below:

    finals schedule

    Last Schoolhouse Supply for the year - This week is the last week to shop for free at the teachers’ free store! Limits are high (no limits on books, post-it holders, art supplies, math & science supplies), but hours are the same: Tue - Thu 1pm - 6pm.

    National Honors Society - Please let me know if you are interested in serving as a National Honors Society advisor next year.  We are looking for a dynamic, engaging staff member to work with a group of highly motivated students. 

    2017-18 Work-year calendar - Here is a link to the 2017-18 PPS Work-year Calendar.

    Softball in the playoffs - Congratulations to our Rider softball program, which landed their 4th consecutive playoff bid.  The Lady Riders will take on the Beaverton Beavers for the first round of 6A State Playoffs at Beaverton High School on Monday, May 22nd at 5 pm.  Your support at the game is greatly appreciated!  $6 for adults, $4 for students/children.  Also, all starting 9 athletes have been recognized with PIL All-League honors.  Our first teamers include pitcher, Grace Ferres, catcher Nikki Deo, centerfielder Jenesis Spires and 2nd basemen Anna Mills.  Second team was awarded to utility Amiah Porter and right fielder Ada Jackson.  Honorable mention was awarded to 3rd basemen Hannah Verbout, 1st basemen Danielle Arnold and our sole freshman holding down left field, Sophie Verbout.  Assistant Coach Nick Porter was also awarded Assistant Coach of the Year.  Thank you for all your support to our amazing young ladies and hope to see you on Monday @ Beaverton!  - Coach Kelsey Green

    Appreciation from student - Thank you very much for many people for sponsoring my airfare ticket this Summer.  I was able to collect $1500 in a month.  In fact, I am able to fly to Japan with the other participants from LA. One of the biggest supports I received was from Step Up.  Step Up staff helped me get a part of my plane ticket for my Tokyo trip.  I appreciate my Step Up advisor, Stro because he was the one who helped me get the miles.  I have been in Step Up for 3 years, and the Step Up community we have is amazing.  Also, the restaurant, Kenton Station helped me collect $600. It was very generous for them to give me 10% of sales for one night.  The other companies/organizations that helped me reach my goal were Portland Eagles, TWIST, and Figure Plant.  I also had many others from the community that helped contribute to my plane funds.  Now, I am going to study Japanese very hard and learn as much of the language and culture I can before leaving. Sincerely, Makayla Wilson - Shoko

    Young, Gifted and Black - Please congratulate RHS seniors: Aojah Hill, Chitu Baleke, and Kamaria Watson for being recognized for the Young, Gifted and Black Award!  Staff are invited to attend the Portland Public Schools 8th Annual Young Gifted and Black Ceremony which will be held at the BESC (Blanchard Education Service Center) located at 501 North Dixon Street on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Young, Gifted and Black is a program aimed at highlighting the success of Black students throughout PPS.

    Grad party planning & chaperones - Jun 4 will be our Senior All-Night Graduation Party!  This fun and chaperoned event is a long-standing tradition that allows our students to have a great party, safely.  Can you help plan the Senior Grad Night Party?  Want to chaperone and be part of the fun? Mimi Cha, Grad Party Chair, hosts dinner meeting every Wed 6pm-8-pm. Call for details: (971) 570-6980.
    PTSA board nominations: We need to fill several open PTSA positions for 2017-2018 school year. We are looking for a new Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Chair of Senior Grad Party. Great news, We already have two new parents willing to be our volunteer coordinators!  If you, or someone you know is interested, please text or email Jinnet Powel (503) 936 0560,jinnetandpat@gmail.com.  She can tell you what each position involves.

    Visitors on Campus - This is a reminder that visitors are not allowed on campus unless they first register at the Main Office or Attendance Office.  Doors facing Ida should never be propped open and the exterior door of the Athletic office should remain closed as well.  Thank you for your support.  

    Senior All-Night Graduation Party!!  We’ve met our fundraising goal. Now we just need you!  Only $25 ea. You can REGISTER  and fill out PERMISSION online at  https://rhsseniorgradparty2017.eventbrite.com  OR turn in paper form to main office with check for $25  made out to PTSA. Register by Tuesday, 24 May!   Graduates board buses at 9:00pm, so they will have time with family to celebrate after the graduation ceremony. Can you help plan the Senior Grad Night Party? Want to Chaperone and be part of the fun? Come to our weekly planning meeting this Wed, 6:00 @ 9303 N Buchanan Ave.  Contact Party Chair, Mimi Cha @ (971) 570-6980

    PTSA Board Nominations - We need to fill the following  PTSA positions for 2017-2018 school year: Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Chair of Senior Grad Party.   If you, or someone you know is interested or is just curious about what’s involved, text or email Jinnet Powel @ (503)936-0560 jinnetandpat@gmail.com.  If not you, who? Never been part of PTA before? That’s fine. The more  we can be representative of RHS’s diversity, the more integrity and effective PTSA will be.


    Filip Hristić, Principal
    Roosevelt High School
    Portland Public School 

  • Weekly Memo - May 15

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    Monday, May 15, 2017

    College Ready ‐ Career Focused ‐ Committed to a Just World

     

    Good Morning RHS Families,

    I hope you had a lovely weekend.  Last week we received confirmation that RHS will receive two additional PD days for the 2017-2018 school year.  After consulting with PAT we decided to use the PD days on August 8/23 & 8/24.  This will give us some extra time to move into our new spaces, get acclimated to the new buildings, and get ready for the school year.  Please mark your calendars - first day back for RHS teachers is Wednesday, 8/23.  Student registration is scheduled for 8/22 and 8/23.  

    As you all know last day of school for our students this year is June 14.  June 15 and June 16 are teacher grading days.  June 19 is an option PD/Planning day for RHS staff.  This is a good day for grade level teams or PLC teams to meet.  We will not meet as a staff on June 19.  More information will follow about how to report your work and hours for June 19.  

    Here are a few more announcements for the week ahead.

    Calendar:

    Monday - A Day

    Tuesday - B Day

    Wednesday - A Day

    Thursday - B Day Flex

    Friday - A Day Flex

    Upcoming Events:

    May 15th - ASB Elections ALL SCHOOL VOTE (2nd period)
    May 16th- Student hosted “Treats with the Teachers”- in commons @ lunch
    May 17th - PTSA meeting 5:30 main office - light dinner provided
    May 18th - AP Chemistry Testing (PM Only)/AP Physics (PM only)
    May 18th-- Freshmen WITS student reading at Cathedral Coffee: 7530  N Willamette, 3:45pm
    May 19th- Lunchtime Games and Picnic on Ft. Ball Field
    May 19th - AP Biology (PM Only)
    May 20th - Saturday School # 5
    May 25th- Williams Syndrome Awareness (by Maddie) Ground floor, west wing, flex space, during Flex
    May 25th- QSA Community Discussion @ 2:15-3:15 in L247
    May 25th- Rider Gear Sales (East Wing Box Office @ flex)
    May 26th- Multicultural/Unity Assembly 9:36- 10:36
    May 26th - Attendance Celebration
    May 27, (11:00-1:00) ZUMBA at Roosevelt!! Mark your calendars for Saturday for two hours of dancing! Dress in black and gold! We will have various instructors with different styles.  All proceeds go to our PTSA. All welcome. Tell your friends - let’s pack the place! Questions? Call Lourdes Y Obispo @ (971) 322-8322
    May 29th - Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL
    May 31st - Last Senior Day

    Click here to add/edit our upcoming events list.

    Staff meeting - We will meet as a staff on Tuesday at 3:30 in the library.  We will use the time to start working on our classroom climate plans for next year.

    St. John’s Parade - I would like to thank all of the band students who participated in the St. John's Parade this weekend. They played with a lot of great energy and funk and they looked real sharp! An additional shout out to the cheerleaders who danced to every song and beat we threw out there. The combined forces really gave the crowd a show!

    RHS alum news - Andre McCowan has been recruited to play basketball at Lewis Clark State College in Lewiston, ID. McCowan graduated from Roosevelt High School in Portland, OR and began his time at PCC in 2015. In this past season he averaged 20 points a game, with a high of 37, and also led the league in blocks. McCowan helped lead PCC to the NWAC playoffs in the 16-17 season. He will begin at LC State this fall on a full-ride scholarship. - Jen

    Congrats, Coach Mac – As some of you may know, Coach Mac was recently inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.  Needless to say, this is a tremendous honor and accomplishment.  Please join me in congratulating Coach Mac.

    Library closed for AP testing - The library will be closed for AP testing on the morning of May 18th. Betsy can check out textbooks/novel sets from the textbook room--the door next to the library--if necessary.  Otherwise, please refrain from sending students.

    Black Baccalaureate - Registration for the 2017 Black Baccalaureate is now open! If possible, we would like students registered by May 17th.  Location: First AME Zion Church - 4304 N Vancouver Ave Portland, OR 97217; Reception 4:00pm; Program 5:00pm; Cost: Free!
    Student registration link. Questions, contact:  blackbacc@beamvillage.org

    Student shout out - RHS student Alexis Cannard won 3rd place in the August Wilson Monologue Competition National Finals in New York City. Click here to read more and see photos from the trip.  Alexis says of her experience, “No other competition has allowed me to grow in the way the August Wilson Monologue Competition has, and that’s what makes it so much more than a competition. Not only did finalists received professional training, but we watched each other grow, and became family because of it. The title didn’t come without the sweat and tears the AWMC staff helped me put into the work, which has made me a better performer and human being."  August Wilson's monologues have just been compiled into a new tool for actors. Read more in this article from Playbill.

    Senior scholarships - Our seniors have been awarded over $4.7 million in scholarships. Here are the seniors who have reported their scholarships so far:  Abby Knott, Ada Jackson, Alexis Cannard, Alissa Ouanesisouk, Alma Moo, Amanda Ryan, Austin Schulz, Brandon Salazar Ramos, Carlos Iriqui, Chito Baleke, Christy Phady, Da'lony Armstrong, Daniel Braxmeyer, Edith Chi Garcia, Edwin Benavides, Elsa King, Emmerson Donnell, Faiza Jama, Hannah Verbout, Jacob Lopez, Janeth Jimenez-Reyes, Jose Moreno-Perez, Joseline Muhimpundu, Josh Guzman, Josiah Greene, Joti Mangat, Julio Lopez-Hernandez, Kamaria Watson, Karen Gurrola-Mendez, Kathryn Onofiok, Korah Vonderahe, Lashawn McCarthy, Lila Head, Madison Evans, Maria Loeza, Pablo Zamora-Ayala, Pascuala Siquina Cotoc, Sheila Romero Rios, Wayan Crain

    Young, Gifted and Black - Please congratulate RHS seniors: Aojah Hill, Chitu Baleke, and Kamaria Watson for being recognized for the Young, Gifted and Black Award!  Staff are invited to attend the Portland Public Schools 8th Annual Young Gifted and Black Ceremony which will be held at the BESC (Blanchard Education Service Center) located at 501 North Dixon Street on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Young, Gifted and Black is a program aimed at highlighting the success of Black students throughout PPS. - Andrea Wade, School-Family Partnership Coordinator, Young, Gifted and Black Manager

    Grad party planning & chaperones - Jun 4 will be our Senior All-Night Graduation Party!  This fun and chaperoned event is a long-standing tradition that allows our students to have a great party, safely.  Can you help plan the Senior Grad Night Party?  Want to chaperone and be part of the fun? Mimi Cha, Grad Party Chair, hosts dinner meeting every Wed 6pm-8-pm. Call for details: (971) 570-6980.
    PTSA board nominations: We need to fill several open PTSA positions for 2017-2018 school year. We are looking for a new Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Chair of Senior Grad Party. Great news, We already have two new parents willing to be our volunteer coordinators!  If you, or someone you know is interested, please text or email Jinnet Powel (503) 936 0560,jinnetandpat@gmail.com.  She can tell you what each position involves.

    Visitors on Campus - This is a reminder that visitors are not allowed on campus unless they first register at the Main Office or Attendance Office.  Doors facing Ida should never be propped open and the exterior door of the Athletic office should remain closed as well.  Thank you for your support.  

     

    Filip Hristić, Principal
    Roosevelt High School
    Portland Public Schools

  • Weekly Memo - May 8

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    Monday, May 8, 2017
    College Ready ‐ Career Focused ‐ Committed to a Just World

    Good Morning RHS Families,

    I hope you had a lovely weekend.  Here are a few announcements for the week ahead.

    Calendar:

    Monday - B Day

    Tuesday - A Day

    Wednesday - B Day

    Thursday - A Day Flex

    Friday - B Day Flex

    Upcoming Events:

    May 8th- ASB Elections ALL SCHOOL VOTE (2nd period)
    May 9th - AP Calculus A/B/C (AM Only) & AP Spanish Lit (PM Only)
    May 10th - AP English Language (AM Only)
    May 10th - (4:00-8:00) RHS Burgerville Night: Come get dinner or a shake at St. Johns Burgerville. 10% of all sales go to, you guessed it, our Senior Grad Night Party!! So help us fill the place up! Fresh Strawberry shakes are in season - just saying
    May 11th- Rider Gear Sales (East Wing Box Office @ flex)
    May 12th - MEChA/Leadership Dance (latin, salsa, bachata, banda)
    May 13th - St. John’s Parade
    May 16th- Student hosted “Lunch with the Teachers”- in commons
    May 18th - AP Chemistry Testing (PM Only)/AP Physics (PM only)
    May 18th-- Freshmen WITS student reading at Cathedral Coffee: 7530  N Willamette Blvd, 3:45
    May 19th - AP Biology (PM Only)
    May 20th - Saturday School # 5

    Click here to edit our upcoming events list.

    Staffing Updates - I regret to inform you that Anna Spear will not be returning to RHS.  Anna’s last day was Friday, May 5.  As most of you know, Anna is incredibly hard-working and loving.  She devoted nearly 5 years to RHS, doing everything in her power to take care of our students.  Anna told me on Friday that she still loves Roosevelt but is ready to pursue other opportunities.  I will keep you informed as I learn more about Anna’s replacement.

    Dept Meeting - We will have department meetings on Tuesday.  Our next staff meeting is on Tuesday, 5/16.  We will use that meeting to begin drafting “Classroom Management Plans” for next year.

    Master Schedule Update - Admin team will work this week to finalize decisions about which classes and how many sections to offer for next year.  We are also hoping to determine who will teach what.  Needless to say, we will let you know as soon as teaching assignments are finalized.

    Senior Shorts - Come to our festival of short plays and scenes directed by RHS seniors Performed in the Black Box Theatre and Main Stage Studio, Thursday, May 11, 2017 @ 7:00 P.M. Click here for tickets.
     
    Young, Gifted and Black - Please congratulate RHS seniors: Aojah Hill, Chitu Baleke, and Kamaria Watson for being recognized for the Young, Gifted and Black Award!  Staff are invited to attend the Portland Public Schools 8th Annual Young Gifted and Black Ceremony which will be held at the BESC (Blanchard Education Service Center) located at 501 North Dixon Street on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Young, Gifted and Black is a program aimed at highlighting the success of Black students throughout PPS. - Andrea Wade, School-Family Partnership Coordinator, Young, Gifted and Black Manager

    AVID Survey - Hello teachers, we hope this message finds each of you doing well! The AVID National Team and the AVID Oregon Team have requested that RHS AVID send out the following survey to all Roosevelt teachers. Thank you in advance for your help! Note: following is the blurb that AVID sent with the survey:

    This year, our school is implementing AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination) with support from the Nike School Innovation Fund, the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation, and the Oregon Community Foundation. Our funders are partnering with the Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC) and ECONorthwest to gather information on the practices that are employed at our school, and how they may or may not change over time. EPIC staff have developed an educator survey to collect these data. This survey should take 10-25 minutes to complete. You can find the link here.

    Williams Syndrome Awareness - May is Williams Syndrome Awareness Month. One of my students (Maddie Ackely) has WAS and would like to raise awareness around campus. We will be set up during flex time in the ground floor flex space of the west wing with candy and info. It would mean a lot to have some staff stop by, especially her other teachers if available. Thank you! - Jacqueline Lurch
     
    Biking events - May begins our Sunday Parkways, with a May 21 southeast ride (map here). Anyone wanting to meet & ride it together (families welcome), email Kim. May is also the Bike More Challenge month (it used to be in September). If you want to join Caitlin’s fearless Rider team, you can do so here or email her with questions.
     
    Marrow - Thank you for having me at your staff meeting to speak about Marrow!
    If you'd like to know more, or check out our calendar, please visit our website: http://MarrowPDX.org I can be reached via email at daylynn@marrowpdx.org - or I invite you to come say hi and take a peek at our space! We're just a block away at 7025 N Lombard (the first floor of the big red building). Marrow's mission is, "to empower teens to take ownership over their education, and to foster a community of youth who are visually, socially, and culturally literate". As Kate mentioned, we aim to be a truly youth-directed organization, and we are very willing to work with teens to help them create the type of programming and events that they'd like to see in their community. Please let your students know about us, and send them our way!

    Library closed for AP testing - The library will be closed for AP testing on the mornings of May 9th and May 18th. Betsy can check out textbooks/novel sets from the textbook room--the door next to the library--if necessary.  Otherwise, please refrain from sending students.

    Grad party planning & chaparones - Jun 4 will be our Senior All-Night Graduation Party!  This fun and chaperoned event is a long-standing tradition that allows our students to have a great party, safely.  Can you help plan the Senior Grad Night Party?  Want to chaperone and be part of the fun? Mimi Cha, Grad Party Chair, hosts dinner meeting every Wed 6pm-8-pm. This week they will meet at Burgerville. Call for details: (971) 570-6980.
     
    PTSA Board Nominations: We need to fill several open PTSA positions for 2017-2018 school year. We are looking for a new Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Chair of Senior Grad Party. Great news, We already have two new parents willing to be our volunteer coordinators!  If you, or someone you know is interested, please text or email Jinnet Powel (503) 936 0560,jinnetandpat@gmail.com.  She can tell you what each position involves.

    Pet on Campus - Pets are not allowed on campus without district approval.  If you or one of your students needs to bring a pet to school, please connect with Elizabeth Crocker <ecrocker@pps.net>.

    Field Trips - We have had several issues with field trips this year - high number of field trips (95 and counting), poor tracking of attendees and attendance, and field trips happening immediately prior to testing windows.  Dan and Cecilia will be updating our field trip policy and protocols for next year.  If you have any feedback, please email Dan.  In the meantime, please know that we will not be approving any new field trip requests.

    Visitors on Campus - This is a reminder that visitors are not allowed on campus unless they first register at the Main Office or Attendance Office.  

    Passes - Please do not write passes for students to work in unsupervised locations (i.e. commons, etc) during class time.  Unless students need to use a restroom, and have the official hall pass, students should remain in classrooms during class time.

    Old Cafeteria - Old Cafeteria is now off limits for breakfast, lunch and after-school activities.  We are currently using the space for AP testing.  Once the testing is completed, we will start abating and preparing for demolition.
     
    Classroom Technology - Please make sure that classroom computers are not checked out for students to use in unsupervised locations.

    Rider Gear- Rider Gear is being sold by leadership students every day during lunch and every Thursday at flex, in the East Wing box office. Sold all day, every school day, in RHS Main Office by RHS office staff. You can also purchase online using PPS School Pay and pick items up within one week at RHS Main office. - Bryndle

    May 16 Modernization Bond - Click here to learn about the Modernization Bond on our May 16 ballot.

    How to advertise! - Roosevelt has a new Facebook group for Spanish families! Email Braulio if you want your Roosevelt event advertised there. Also, see our recently updated Get the Word Out flyer to find out how to advertise your Roosevelt event.

    RHS Photos - Thank you, Mr. Flye, Joti Mangat, Mickey Gonzales, Michael Underwood and Diep Nguyen for capturing some of the great moments from this school year.

    Filip Hristić, Principal

    Roosevelt High School
    Portland Public Schools 

  • Weekly Memo - May 1

     
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    Monday, May 1, 2017

    College Ready - Career Focused - Committed to a Just World

    Good Morning RHS Families,

    I hope you had a lovely weekend.  This week we celebrate our teachers.  These are just a few tokens of our deep appreciation for all that you do:

    ·         Monday, May 1st -- Stop by the main office and grab a snack in the morning  

    ·         Tuesday, May 2nd -- Come to the Upper Commons at 3:30 to grab ice cream courtesy of Ruby Jewel and a brand new R Staff t-shirt

    ·         Wednesday, May 3rd -- Wear your new R staff t-shirt and fill out your favorite reason for being a Roosevelt teacher

    ·         Thursday, May 4th - Teacher Appreciation Lunch - Roosevelt parents - Main office

    ·         Friday, May 5th - Coffee and treats in the main office. Come and connect at McMenamin's in St. John's at 4 PM (located on N. Ivanhoe)

    Calendar:

    Monday - A Day

    Tuesday - B Day

    Wednesday - A Day Flex

    Thursday - B Day Flex

    Friday - A Day

     

    Upcoming Events:

    May 2nd - Coffee with Principal   8:00 am-9:30 am

    May 2nd - AP Spanish Testing (AM Only)

    May 3rd - AP English Lit (AM Only)

    May 3rd  - Collegiate Signing Celebration (PM Only)

    May 4th - RHS Career Fair- aux. gym

    May 4th - Teacher Appreciation Lunch (Teacher Appreciation Week) - old cafeteria

    May 5th - AP US History (AM Only)

    May 9th - AP Calculus A/B/C (AM Only) & AP Spanish Lit (PM Only)

    May 10th - AP English Language (AM Only)

    May 12th - MEChA/Leadership Dance (latin, salsa, bachata, banda)

    May 13th - St. John’s Parade

    May 16th- Student hosted “Lunch with the Teachers”- in commons

    May 18th - AP Chemistry Testing (PM Only)/AP Physics (PM only)

    May 19th - AP Biology (PM Only)

    May 20th - Saturday School # 5

    May 26th- Multicultural/Unity Assembly 9:36- 10:36

    May 26th - Attendance Celebration

    May 29th - Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL

    May 31st - Last Senior Day - ask Julie or Tammy to find out

     

    Staff Meeting - We have a staff meeting on Tuesday in the Library.

    Prom - If you missed it, here are a few photos for you to enjoy.  Our students had a great time and were so well-behaved.  Many thanks to Bryndle and all the chaperones and supporters who made this year’s prom a great success!

    Training Opportunities - If you are interested in taking a class through Yoga Calm and/or Mindful Schools, please let me know.  I am part of a district committee that has funds to pay for these courses.

    Career Fair - This Thursday the annual Roosevelt Career Fair for students and families will be held in the Auxillary gym during FLEX time. So far, there are 13 employers confirmed to attend. It is our hope that 8th period teachers of juniors and seniors will walk them down the last 10 minutes of the period. This is another opportunity for students to earn a CRLE and find out about part time and full time employment opportunities. If you have questions, please connect with Mike Lee or Dr. Boyer.

    Pet on Campus - Pets are not allowed on campus without district approval.  If you or one of your students needs to bring a pet to school, please connect with Elizabeth Crocker <ecrocker@pps.net>.

    Field Trips - We have had several issues with field trips this year - high number of field trips (95 and counting), poor tracking of attendees and attendance, and field trips happening immediately prior to testing windows.  Dan and Cecilia will be updating our field trip policy and protocols for next year.  If you have any feedback, please email Dan.  In the meantime, please know that we will not be approving any new field trip requests.

    Visitors on Campus - This is a reminder that visitors are not allowed on campus unless they first register at the Main Office or Attendance Office.  

    Earthquake Drill - Thank you for participating in the earthquake drill last week.  Everyone did a nice job.  Please let me know if you have any questions or feedback.

    Passes - Please do not write passes for students to work in unsupervised locations (i.e. commons, etc) during class time.  Unless students need to use a restroom, and have the official hall pass, students should remain in classrooms during class time.

    Old Cafeteria - Old Cafeteria is now off limits for breakfast, lunch and after-school activities.  Starting Tuesday, we will use the Old Cafeteria for AP testing.  Once the testing is completed, we will start abating and preparing for demolition.

    Classroom Technology - I am sorry that I even have to include this as a reminder, but please make sure that classroom computers are not checked out for students to use in unsupervised locations.

    Verslanadia - From Betsy: Verselandia at the Schnitz was super rousing--I'd say close to a full-house to see a group of very articulate students.  Siale Ita and Jake Peru-Bass did a valiant job;  but sadly, did not make it to the second round.  The competition was particularly fierce this year.  If you see them, please be sure to congratulate them on their noble effort.

    Shout out - to senior Alexis Cannard who will be competing on Monday, May 1 in the August Wilson Monologue Competition Finals in New York City. RHS Troupe 7289 says, "Break a leg, Alexis!" - Jo Lane

    Rider Gear- Rider Gear is being sold by leadership students every day during lunch and every Thursday at flex, in the East Wing box office. Sold all day, every school day, in RHS Main Office by RHS office staff. You can also purchase online using PPS School Pay and pick items up within one week at RHS Main office. - Bryndle

    Scholarships - Scholarship dollars reported by our seniors are now approaching $4.5 million!

    May 16 Modernization Bond - Click here to learn about the Modernization Bond on our May 16 ballot.

    Athletics: Well, happy May Day...at some point the weather will turn, and it looks like later this week!  Again, we have a stacked schedule for our athletic teams, including five (5) games this week for our softball team, and the boys and girls district tennis tournament on Wednesday (girls), Thursday (boys), and Friday (both).  District officials and coaches are aware of the AP testing conflicts for these days and are building the tournament schedule around these conflicts.  Also, on Saturday, our baseball team will be playing in the PIL showcase game against Lincoln at Concordia University.

    Athletic Events (week of 5.1):


    Game Day

    Time

    Sport

    Opponent

    Dismiss

    Leave

    Mon. 5/1

    3:45 PM

    Softball (V)

    vs. Wilson (Delta Park – van)

    2:10

    2:30

    Tues. 5/2

    4:30 PM

    Baseball (V)

    @ Lincoln (Hillsboro Stadium - vans)

    2:10

    2:30

    Tues. 5/2

    4:00 PM

    Softball (JV/V)

    @ Cleveland (Woodstock Park – bus)

    2:10

    2:30

    Tues. 5/2

    3:45 PM

    Track (JV)

    @ Franklin (bus)

    1:40

    2:00

    Wed. 5/3

    9:00 AM

    Girls Tennis

    @ District Tournament (PTC – vans/cabs)

    8:15

    8:30

    Wed. 5/3

    3:45 PM

    Softball (JV/V)

    vs. Franklin (Delta Park - bus)

    2:00

    2:15

    Wed. 5/3

    4:30 PM

    Baseball (V)

    @ Lincoln (Hillsboro Stadium - vans)

    2:10

    2:30

    Wed. 5/3

    4:00 PM

    Track (V)

    @ Jefferson (bus)

    2:25

    2:45

    Thurs. 5/4

    9:00 AM

    Boys Tennis

    @ District Tournament (PTC – vans)

    8:30

    8:45

    Thurs. 5/4

    3:45 PM

    Softball (V)

    vs. Cleveland (Delta Park – vans)

    2:10

    2:30

    Thurs. 5/4

    4:00 PM

    Track (JV)

    @ Franklin (JV Districts)

    1:40

    2:00

    Fri. 5/5

    8:00 AM

    B/G Tennis

    @ District Tournament (PTC – vans)

    7:45

    8:00

    Fri. 5/5

    4:00 PM

    Baseball (V)

    vs. Lincoln (Columbia Park – vans/cabs)

    2:15

    2:30

    Fri. 5/5

    5:00 PM

    Softball (JV)

    @ Lincoln (Hillsboro Stadium – vans/cabs)

    3:15

    3:30

    Fri. 5/5

    7:00 PM

    Softball (V)

    @ Lincoln (Hillsboro Stadium – vans/cabs)

     

     

    Sat. 5/6

    10:00 AM

    Baseball (V)

    vs. Lincoln (PIL Showcase - Concordia University– vans)

     

     

    GO RIDERS!

    Stuart Smith
    Athletic Director

     
    All the best,

    Filip Hristić, Principal
    Roosevelt High School
    Portland Public Schools

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