Community Standard Issue 4
Administration Updat e

On Monday our International Baccalaureate coordinator, Sarah Huffman, received word that Roosevelt has been officially authorized as an IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) school.  This marks a milestone in our school's journey of growth.  Five years ago when I arrived at Roosevelt, we were beginning down the Middle Years Programme pathway.  The challenges in front of us were daunting.  We needed to develop a curriculum to align with the complex MYP course guides and adjust our teaching and assessment strategies to reflect the pedagogical guidelines provided by the International Baccalaureate Organization.  

As a staff, we have worked extremely diligently to improve our collective practice over the past few years.  Teachers have blazed the way as they have worked collaboratively to plan, implement and reflect on curricular units.  They have adjusted their teaching strategies to more effectively ensure that all students learn at high levels.  Some examples of this include our very thoughtful approach to teaming and co-teaching as well as our school wide focus on shared inquiry strategies across the curriculum.

The authorizing team that visited Roosevelt in early October was very impressed with the quality of classroom instruction they observed.  I am very proud of this.  All three authorizers are IB teachers from quality secondary schools.  They have seen strong teaching practice.  Yet, they were most impressed with the instruction they saw in our classrooms.  

I am very excited to be able to announce that Roosevelt is an authorized MYP site.  This is  recognition of the quality of work our teachers do every day.  Roosevelt is certainly a quality learning community in which adults and students strive to grow.

Please enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday.



Nuts and Bolts
Welcome to our Community Standard.  This newsletter will be sent to you twice per month and highlight both what has happened and what is coming up.

Our calendar at is always up to date with the latest information and our FB page is updated at least once per day, please click on the link below to check it out!

If you have questions, please contact 
Upcoming events
November 25-27—Thanksgiving Holiday

November 28- Operation Holiday Basket KICK OFF 4-6 p.m. at Oxendale's Market

December 9—Adopt A Street Clean up

December 10—Winter Music Showcase

December 11—Pepfest

December 14-18—Operation Holiday Basket

December 21—January 1—Winter Break


  Support our Athletes by looking at the weekly calendar of events!

Roosevelt Schedule
 Adapted soccer takes 4th in state!!! Congratulations!!

AND Allen Chalmers and Elijah Jackson made the All-Tournament team!!!

Congratulations boys!!!

Winter Arts Showcase! Celebrate the grand re-opening of our auditorium on December 10th with the Winter Arts Showcase! Dinner will be available for purchase at a reasonable price from La Poblanita in the South Gym from 5:30-6:30 pm. The concert will be from 6:30-8:00 pm with an intermission in the auditorium. The entire program will highlight the incredible work that students do in instrumental music, vocal music, dance, theater and visual arts at Roosevelt.  

Roosevelt is planning a performing arts gala for February 4th at the Parkway Theatre. We need parent volunteers to help plan the event! Our first planning meeting in on Saturday, December 12th from 9:30-10:30 am at Peace Coffee. Join us to help get this event off the ground and raise money for the performing arts!

Pericles at the Guthrie: Thanks to a Cultural Experiences Partnership with MPS Arts and the Guthrie Theater, all 9th grade students will attend a production of Pericles at the Guthrie Theater on January 26th, 2016. If you have not signed your students English 9 blanket permission slip, you can get a copy here and return to : 

Join AoRTA (Advocates of Roosevelt Theatre Arts)! Contact Judy Anderson at to join our RHS Parent Theatre Booster.

Looking for dedicated, motivated parents to start an official RHS Music Booster Club. Contact arts coordinator Candida Gonzalez at with your interest.

Upcoming Art Event Dates: 
12/10: Winter Arts Showcase- dinner 5:30-6:30 pm, concert 6:30-8:00 pm

1/26: 9th grade sees Pericles at the Guthrie Theatre
1/28-1/29: The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet
2/4: Performing Arts Booster @The Parkway Theatre- more details coming soon!
2/26: Art Crawl II: Illumination
3/4: Viva City hosted at Roosevelt High School

Took a trip to the U of M last week with their mentors to sit in on some classes and get some valuable information.

19 Roosevelt students attended the Ford Asset Career Fair at Hennepin Tech College. Great information and demonstrations!!

We hosted 96 HC students grades 9-12 for mini career and hands-on learning sessions. Students gained insight into the following career areas: Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Mental Health Care, Physical Therapy, Radiography, Interpreter Services, Respiratory Therapy, Medical Lab Science, Pharmacy and becoming a Physician + STEP UP with HC Internships.
Native American Family Involvement Day was an all school assembly where the students heard about traditions and history. Were able to hear the drums and talented singers and saw some beautiful regalia and dancing. Thank you to everyone who attended!!
Operation Holiday Basket kicks off this weekend at the Nokomis Tree Lighting.  A 45 year tradition of feeding families in our community.  Look for more information in the coming weeks and stop down to see us on Saturday!
 $20 Off on select class jewelry when you purchase and design your class jewelry Friday, November 27th thru Monday, November 30th. Dollar savings will be automatically triggered in the price of the ring in the online shopping cart. Offer excludes rings from the Basic Collection. Cannot be combined with other offers or discounts. Not valid on prior purchases. Not valid for cash or cash equivalent. Valid only for orders shipped to U.S. addresses. Promotion applies to standard catalog offering only. Expires 11/30/15 at 11:59pm CT.
Additional promotional items will be shipped the consumer after the order of the class ring or class tag is received.  Your local Jostens representative will contact the consumer for requested size of any hoodie or commitment based on the applicable offering.
Help send a student to FRANCE by November 30!  
O ur representative is donating 25% of sales back to our students.  If you have a particular student you'd like to help, put the name in the 2nd address line.  Otherwise your purchase will be shared will all students who are traveling.

OR Eat at Burger King on December 1st! There are Boy’s Basketball games that night as well so make a night of it! From 4-8pm Burger King #5846 (4605 Hiawatha Ave) will donate 20% of their sales WHEN a coupon is presented. See Ms. Graber or Ms. Kutz for more information.
20 hours of Service
Per year is expected of every student, every year.  If your student needs help figuring out how to get their service hourse, tell them to check in with Ms. Christol in room 100.