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Rough Riders

6941 N. Central | Portland, OR 97203
Phone: (503) 916-5260 | Fax: (503) 916-2704

Enrollment Balancing Activities

Dec. 3:District-wide Boundary Review Advisory Committee meeting, 5:45 pm, 501 N. Dixon St.

Thanks to the more than 3,000 people who attended meetings on enrollment balancing. Slideshow.  Growing Great Schools.

Next steps: D-BRAC considers feedback, shapes recommendations to Superintendent Carole Smith.

ECMC College Nights


ECMC College Nights - Spanish


Freshman Class First Day Video

RHS Back to School Video Message from Principal Hristic


Welcome Back To Roosevelt

Dear Families,

Please click on the link below to view the Welcome Back letter from Principal Hristic. Find out what's happening at Roosevelt and what you need to know to start out the 2015-16 school year.

Welcome Back Letter


To access our College and Career Family Connection, click the link below.


If you have questions regarding Naviance, please contact the Counseling Center.

Roosevelt Modernization Construction Updates

Watch this section for updates on Roosevelt's Modernization process. Click the links below to view.

Roosevelt Video

Check out the Roosevelt Modernization Video


The video features renderings and 3-D animations that show off the latest designs for Roosevelt. Please take a look and share it with others who are interested in the Roosevelt project.



Library Catalog Link

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School News

Roosevelt High School 2015-2016       

Course Guide Click Here.



    Preparing 8th Graders For High School

Rider Parent Association

Rider Parent Association

Meets every 3rd Wednesday of each Month

Time: 6:00pm

Location: Family Resource Center RM 111A

~Spanish Translation Available during meeting~

Come meet our New Officers, peer parents, our Principal, and staff. We are still in need of a secretary and a few other lead parent positions. We need YOU!

~Rider Parent Association President~

Michelle Streeter

email: raecharles65@gmail.com

Roosevelt Events

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RHS Instructional Model Overview

Roosevelt High School Instructional Model Information for Families

Roosevelt High School  was awarded a substantial School Improvement Grant in 2009. With this grant comes a commitment to transform the culture of learning here at school. Part of this effort to improve includes defining the instructional framework that all teachers use to help your student achieve. This instructional framework includes the following:

  • Learning Targets: There are clear learning goals for each class your student takes. These learning goals are the focus of every activity and assignment and they are posted in student-friendly language in the classroom and on assignments.
    • Ask your student what his/her learning targets are for each class. Your student should be able to tell you the targets, what he or she will have to do or show to reach those targets, and progress made so far in reaching those targets.
  • Feedback: To help students meet learning targets, teachers give students multiple opportunities to succeed. One way they do this is to provide feedback on student work in time for students to revise their work for a grade. Once students have received this feedback (either verbal or written), students will know what they need to do to improve.
    • Ask your student about the feedback he or she is receiving and how he or she is using that feedback to make progress.
  • Engaging and rigorous classroom instruction: All teachers are committed to helping all their students reach the learning targets. They do this by planning lessons that build knowledge and skills over time, first offering lots of help, and then, gradually, allowing students to do the hard work on their own. In this way, education is a lot like constructing a building, scaffolding is put up to enable workers to get to higher levels. Once the higher levels are built, the scaffolding is taken away. Each lesson includes reading, writing and discussion.
    • Ask your student what he or she has been reading, writing and discussing in each class; and your student's thoughts and opinions about what he or she has been reading, writing and discussing.

This instructional framework is based on a large body of research on instruction and assessment (see below for key references). Every teacher at Roosevelt High School is committed to using this instructional framework to teach. However, teaching in this way is hard work. To help teachers use the framework, Roosevelt High School has provided coaches to work with teachers in all subject areas. These coaches, along with the administrative team, provide professional development, observe in classes, and give feedback to improve teaching and learning.

Would you like to learn more about the ideas and research that inform the instructional framework? Check out these references:

Art and Science of Teaching: A Comprehensive Framework for Effective Instruction
by Robert J. Marzano

Advancing Formative Assessment in Every Classroom
by Connie Moss and Susan Brookhart

Focus: Elevating the Essentials
by Mike Schmoker

So What Do They Really Know? Assessment that Informs Teaching and Learning
by Cris Tovani

Roosevelt Schedule

Find both the 2015-16 Bell Schedule and the High School Quarterly Calendar below.

RHS Bell Schedule

High School Qtrly Calendar


PPS News

Language immersion students excel in reading

November 24, 2015
Fourth grade students in Chinese immersion at Woodstock School.

Students enrolled in PPS dual-language immersion programs – whether English speakers or English learners - significantly outpace their peers in reading, a big, new study released this fall found. 


Bond progress update, Fall 2015

November 24, 2015
A group of Roosevelt students receive an up close view of the construction process in early November.

The first new high school buildings in nearly 50 years are starting to rise out of the ground at both Roosevelt and Franklin high schools and master planning is progressing for Grant and about to launch for Benson, Lincoln and Madison high schools.


Get urgent news: Weather. Emergencies. Disasters.

November 24, 2015

Do you know how PPS responds to emergencies and winter weather - and how and when we communicate with you? Check out the PPS Get Urgent News page.

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