Roosevelt High School

College Ready – Career Focused – Committed to a Just World

6941 N. Central StPortland , OR 97203Ph (503) 916-5260Fx (503) 916-2704

Ph Fx

Ph Fx

  • Roosevelt Calendar

    RHS Calendar 2019-20

  • Bell schedule for 2019-20. Contact RHS with questions

Roosevelt News

View All
  • Talerico Summer Assignment

    AP ENGLISH LITERATURE SUMMER WORK

    Mrs. Tracie Talerico (ttalerico@pps.net)

    Greetings! AP English Literature students are expected to complete the following work PRIOR to the start of school in August 2019. Please be sure to read ALL directions CAREFULLY:

    1. Students will need to obtain a copy of Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner. Students are to read this text in its entirety! You may use any version of this text, including the online version found here:

    WARNING: Hosseini’s text includes the following: rape, homophobia, sexually explicit content, offensive language, and suicide. If you struggle with reading about any of these issues, please let me know ASAP!

    2. After you have read The Kite Runner, select FIVE prompts (out of the 10 prompts ), and write TWO paragraphs for EACH of the prompts you selected (a minimum of 10 paragraphs TOTAL!). Please click here for the prompts!

    3. Please write your responses on a Google Doc using your APPS4PPS account, or write your answers on a piece of paper.

  • Summer athletics

    call (503) 988-3909 to get a health clinic appt for fall sports
  • Summer Food Pantry Hours

    Food Pantry Summer Hours flyer
  • New Principal for 2019-20

    Dear Roosevelt community,
    I am very pleased to announce that KD Parman has accepted our offer to be the next principal at Roosevelt High School. KD comes to Roosevelt from Grant High School, where she has served as Vice Principal since 2015. In her time in that role, KD has led many important efforts and functions, including professional learning, credit recovery, Special Education and the school’s curriculum alignment. She has served at PPS schools since 2002, starting her career here as a science teacher at George Middle School.
    This will be a homecoming of sorts for KD, as she student taught at RHS in 2001, then taught at George Middle School before returning to RHS in 2013-15 as a teacher, instructional coach and dean of students. She loves the school and school community and is extremely excited to return as principal.
    KD is a well-known thought leader in areas including school reform and professional development, and her work has led to local and national grant awards for initiatives including science and technology, and environmental stewardship. I am confident that KD’s passion for the education for historically underserved populations, experience as a teacher and administrator and broad area of interests and expertise, will be tremendous assets as she assumes the leadership role at Roosevelt.
    KD earned her Bachelor of Science from William Smith College, and her MEd and EdD degrees from Portland State University.
    This announcement marks the beginning of a chapter for KD Parman and Roosevelt, and also the end of our process to find the right fit for this critically important position. Many of you were engaged in the process in the Roosevelt community, joined us at our community forums and let us and our candidates know what is important to you, the students and families we serve. We deeply appreciate the time students, community and staff supported the selection process.
    I know you will hear directly from KD in the days ahead. In the meantime, please join me in
    welcoming her back to Roosevelt High School as the school’s new principal.
    Joe LaFountaine
    Area Assistant Superintendent

Weekly Memo

View All
  • Weekly Memo - June 10

    Roosevelt Logo

    Weekly Memo

    Monday, June 10, 2018

    College Ready ‐ Career Focused ‐ Committed to a Just World

    Dear Roosevelt Staff,

    Welcome to our last three days of the 2018-2019 school year!  Please make sure to check out this New York Times article about some of our student activists, including Kaiya Yonamine and her new documentary, Our Island’s Treasure.  It is not often that our students’ advocacy receives national and international attention.  Here are a few announcements for the (short) week ahead:

    More
  • Weekly Memo - May 28 v2

    Roosevelt Logo

    Weekly Memo

    Monday, June 10, 2018

    College Ready ‐ Career Focused ‐ Committed to a Just World

    Dear Roosevelt Staff,

    Welcome to our last three days of the 2018-2019 school year!  Please make sure to check out this New York Times article about some of our student activists, including Kaiya Yonamine and her new documentary, Our Island’s Treasure.  It is not often that our students’ advocacy receives national and international attention.  Here are a few announcements for the (short) week ahead:

    Class Rotations

    Monday: Finals periods 1,2,3 followed by flex
    Tuesday: Finals periods 4,5,6 followed by flex
    Wednesday: Finals periods 7,8 followed by flex

    Upcoming Events:

    June 10-12 - Finals for grades 9-11
    June 12 - Last day of school - end of 4th quarter
    June 13 - Staff Social @ 3:30
    June 14 - Q4 Final grades due

    Birthdays This Week - We have two Rider staff with birthdays this week: Rich Rintoul (Wednesday) and Betsy Tighe (Thursday). Happy birthday, guys!

    Food Pantry Summer Hours - Roosevelt's food pantry summer hours start Thursday, June 20th from 12:30 until 2:00 pm. We will be opened all summer except on the 4th of July. Everyone in the surrounding community is welcomed to join us this summer.

    Summer Athletics Camps - Here are the complete offerings for our Athletic Summer & Fall programs of workouts and camps. - Sanjay Bedi

    More New Staff for 2019-20 - We would like to introduce the newest member of the admin team!  David Valenzuela will be joining the Rider Family as our second Vice Principal.  David comes to us from Madison High School where he was a Dean of Students and teacher this year.  David taught science at Madison for five years, and he was instrumental in the creation of their Biomedical Science CTE Program.  David is deeply committed to building strong relationships with students and staff, and he has a strong sense of equity and how equity shapes our work as educators.  We are confident he will be a great addition to our admin team, and we are so excited that the admin team is in place before the end of the school year. Please join us in welcoming David! - KD & Dan

    Family Engagement Position - Our Family and Community Engagement position is now posted (posting# 1913 (Student Success Advocate (260)). The ideal candidate would be ready to coordinate and align the work of our various partners, to build new and existing partnerships with our families and community partners, and to help coordinate social services to support our students and families. Please share with friends and colleagues. - Filip Hristic

    15th Annual NW Justice Forum: Restorative Justice: Inviting Every Voice  - Join the conversation and explore what it means to "Invite Every Voice" through topic tracks including: Racial Equity, Strengthening Community Partnerships: and Responding to Victim's Voices - http://www.nwjusticeforum.com/  - Barb Macon

    Documentary by student  - Kaiya’s documentary is here! It features many indigenous leaders of our island and our very own student leaders. Please watch and help share. Thank you to everyone for all of your support and love through this process! - Moé Yonamine

    https://vimeo.com/340517922

    From your PTSA -

    Stay Informed! We’ll be spending a little time working on some new projects over the summer, including some pretty big changes to how parents and the community can be involved at Roosevelt. If you’re curious to learn more, be sure to reach out to one of the board members listed below. And, to make sure you don’t miss out on some of the events that we’ll have even before school starts up, please sign up for our newsletter here.

    Save the Date! Trivia Night at Lagunitas Community Room on Friday, August 30th from 6 pm to 9pm. More details to follow, but we already have some AMAZING prizes lined up for our raffle. You don’t want to miss this! This is 21+ event.

    If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact one of our board members:

    Sarah Carter Adams        president.rhs.ptsa@gmail.com

    Edgar Navas                     vp.rhs.ptsa@gmail.com

    Amy Hash                         secretary.rhs.ptsa@gmail.com

    Scarlett Lynsky             treasurer.rhs.ptsa@gmail.com

    Lorrie Landers              membership.rhs.ptsa@gmail.com

    More information about the PTSA can be found on our website, our Facebook page at or on Instagram @roosevelt.ptsa.

    Senior’s Website as Homelessness Resource - Do you need help finding any of the following; food pantries, clothing pantries or shelters? Do you want to earn more service hours that can lead to possible scholarships? Visit the website below to help answer those questions, and receive more information about homelessness. - Pearl Kirchmeier

    https://learn-about-homelessness.webnode.com

    Staffing Update for This Year - We were notified by PPS Security that Demetrius would be moved to another school for the rest of the year.  The school was apparently in need of additional support. This is obviously a big loss and disappointment for us.  We hope to get Demetris back for next year. Many thanks to Steven and Temo for maintaining their high level of responsiveness with a smaller team. - Filip Hristic

    End-of-year Tips for Google Classroom- “As the school year winds down, most teachers go through some sort of check-out procedure for their physical classrooms, making sure everything is properly organized or put away for the summer. In much the same way, you may want to do some clean-up and close-out steps for your digital classroom ... Google Classroom.” Check out these great end-of-year Google Classroom cleanup tips from Eric Curts. He also includes a podcast version and a video version in the link above. - Melissa Lim, Learning, Teaching & Technology

    Student Announcements Link - Would you like something put into the Rider Announcements that go out to students on Mondays and Thursdays? If so, here’s the form to use! - Noel Tamez

    Do you have an article you would like included, regarding an upcoming event at Roosevelt, or great news about our kids? Email Kim Castle by noon Friday to be included in Monday’s Weekly Memo. Do you want to see a previous weekly memo? They are located on the Roosevelt website under “Principal’s Message.”

  • Weekly Memo - May 20

    Roosevelt Logo

    Monday, May 20, 2018

    College Ready ‐ Career Focused ‐ Committed to a Just World

    Dear Roosevelt Staff,

    Thank you everyone who came and supported this year’s Unity Fest.  Special thanks go to Moe and Travis and our student organizers for taking the lead in creating a memorable celebration of our students’ culture and voice.  I’m also grateful for all our teachers, parents, and partner volunteers who helped with the countless logistical details that required attention.  Hope you enjoy these pictures from last Friday.  If you didn’t make it to this year’s Unity Fest, please plan on attending next year year.  Your presence and support matters.

    Here are a few announcements for the week ahead:

    More
  • Weekly Memo - May 13

    Roosevelt Logo

    Monday, May 13, 2018

    College Ready ‐ Career Focused ‐ Committed to a Just World

    Dear Roosevelt families,

    Congratulations to our Softball players and their coaches for becoming the 2019 PIL Champions.  Our team finished the regular season with a big win on Friday and won their second PIL title in four years!  This means that we won the PIL title in Football and Softball in the same year.  I’m curious to know the last time that happened!  

    Many thanks to all our families, and especially Ms. Sarah Carter, for showing appreciation for our teachers and staff last week.  I feel very fortunate to work with such dedicated educators and am grateful for the support and appreciation that our families share for our staff as well.  

    Finally, please join us for an important conversation about Phase IV in the library on Tuesday from 3:30-4.  Teachers will have Dept. Meetings from 4-5.  Several district officials will be here to get a better understanding of the Roosevelt hopes and needs for this final portion of the modernization work.  They will meet with students from 2:45-3:15 and with staff & community members from 3:15-4:00.  As I mentioned last weekd, the district is hoping to prioritize expanding space for our CTE Construction program and to add additional classroom space that we will definitely need.  Both of these make sense to me.  As you might imagine, however, there are other ideas out there about how this space should be used.  Please join us on Tuesday to share your priorities and to ensure that Phase IV includes what our students need the most.

    Here are a few announcements for the week ahead:

    More

Noticias Semanales

View All
  • Noticias Semanales 10-14 de junio

    Roosevelt Logo

     Listos para la Universidad. Enfocados en la Carrera. 
    Comprometidos con un Mundo Justo 

    Lunes 10 de junio, 2019 

    Estimadas familias de Roosevelt,

    ¡Bienvenidos a nuestros últimos tres días del año escolar 2018-2019! Por favor, asegúrese de revisar este artículo del New York Times sobre algunos de nuestros activistas estudiantiles, incluyendo a Kaiya Yonamine y su nuevo documental, El tesoro de nuestra isla. No es frecuente que la defensa de nuestros estudiantes reciba atención nacional e internacional. Aquí hay algunos anuncios para la (corta) semana por delante:

    More
  • Noticias Semanales 3-7 de junio

    Roosevelt Logo

    Listos para Universidad, Enfocados en la Carrera,
    Comprometidos con un Mundo de Justicia

     Lunes 3 de junio, 2019 

    Estimadas familias de Roosevelt,

    Tuvimos una ceremonia de graduación maravillosa ayer. Gracias a Cecilia y Dan por tomar la iniciativa para asegurarse de que todo transcurriera sin problemas y gracias a todo nuestro personal que vino a felicitar a nuestros estudiantes de último año. Sé que eso significaba mucho para ellos. Sobre todo, gracias a todos los adultos que hicieron su parte para ayudar a nuestros estudiantes a madurar desde jóvenes de primer año hasta graduados orgullosos. Mi corazón estaba henchido ayer, y espero que el suyo también lo estuviera. 

    Aquí hay algunos anuncios para la próxima semana:

    More
  • Semana 27-31 de mayo

    Roosevelt Logo

    Listos para Universidad, Enfocados en la Carrera, Comprometidos con un Mundo de Justicia
     
    Martes 28 de mayo, 2019
    Estimadas familias de Roosevelt,

    Espero que haya tenido un fin de semana tranquilo. Créalo o no, estamos comenzando nuestra última semana con nuestros queridos estudiantes de último año. Hoy es el último día de clases para los miembros de la Clase de 2019. El miércoles y el jueves son los exámenes finales. El viernes, tendremos el horario de Asamblea por la mañana. Los estudiantes de último año desayunarán después de registrarse en su primera clase del período, tendremos la asamblea de los Premios para los estudiantes de último año después del primer período, y el resto del día será, en su mayoría, el tiempo de salida para los estudiantes de último año. Los estudiantes de 9º a 11º grado tendrán clases regulares el viernes, aunque todos deben asistir a la asamblea de los Premios Senior.

     

    Maestros de estudiantes de último año, asegúrese de comunicarse con las familias y consejeros de cualquier estudiantes de último año que se encuentre en peligro de no graduarse, si aún no lo ha hecho. Los estudiantes de último año deben completar todos sus requisitos de graduación al final del día el jueves. Los estudiantes que no hayan terminado no podrán desfilar el 2 de junio, y deben planear regresar la próxima semana para terminar sus requisitos de graduación. Aquí hay algunos anuncios para la próxima semana:

    More
  • Noticias Semanales 20 de mayo

    Roosevelt Logo

    Listos para la Universidad. Enfocados en la Carrera.
    Comprometidos con un Mundo Justo

    Estimadas familias de Roosevelt,

    Gracias a todos los que vinieron y apoyaron el Unity Fest de este año. Un agradecimiento especial para Moe y Travis y nuestros organizadores estudiantiles por liderar la creación de una celebración memorable de la cultura y la voz de nuestros estudiantes. También estoy agradecido por todos nuestros maestros, padres y voluntarios que ayudaron con los innumerables detalles logísticos que requerían atención. Espero que disfruten estas fotos del viernes pasado. Si no asististio al Unity Fest de este año, planea asistir el año que viene. Su presencia y apoyo son importantes.

    Aquí hay algunos anuncios para la próxima semana:
     
    More

District News

View All

Roosevelt Calendar

View Calendar
CLOSE
CLOSE