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Rough Riders

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

Two-hour late opening, Wednesday, April 16

Wednesday, April 16 is a two-hour late opening for most elementary, K-8 and middle schools; classes commence two hours later than usual.  The following schools are closed a full day: Chavez, George, King, Lane, Rigler, Rosa Parks, Scott, Sitton, Vernon, Whitman and Woodmere. High schools are on normal schedule and not impacted by this professional development day.

Special Announcements from the Rough Rider Administration Team

Today's Announcements

Problems of the Week:

Math, Reading, and AP ES

Test prep and standardized testing are probably not the most fun part of school or life.  However, whether you are taking the ACT, AP, SAT, OAKS, Compass Test at PCC, or even a drivers test, you are going to have to take tests throughout your life.  The Problem of the Week Competitions is designed to be a "fun" way to practice some test prep problems and maybe win a bit of McDonalds or Starbucks in the process.  Five winners will be selected each week.  Problems are due before the first period on Fridays, and winners will be announced before the first period on Friday, and winners will be announced before lunch.

Rules:

  • You must attempt all the questions and show your work (calculations, text annotations, highlighting, sketches, etc.)
  • You can enter up to three times (one Language Arts, one math, and one AP).
  • You can only miss one question.
  • You can collaborate with your peers and teachers, but must know how to do the work.

MATH_PPROBLEMS.pdf

READING_PROBLEM.pdf

AP_ES_PROBLEM.pdf

 

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RHS 1:1 iPad Take Home Program Information (click on this link)

 


Rider Parent Meeting
Every 3rd Wednesday
Location: Heritage Room
Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm
8th_grade_packet.pdf       

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

Riders Making a Difference

Roosevelt After-School Air Pollution (ASAP) Club received ....

Not 1 ...

Not 2 ...

Not 3 ...

BUT 4 AWARDS!!!!

At this year's District Science Fair Competition!

Oregon Environmental Health Association Award for Excellence in Scientific Research in Environmental Health

RICOH Sustainable Development Award

Association for Women Geoscientists Student Award for Geoscience Excellent

Honorable Mention, Environmental Research Category

Our 2014 Competing Research Team:

Nathan McEmrys

Veronic Vann

Nathan Bissonette

Maggie Campbell

Carlos Iriqui-Ramos

Other ASAP Research and Outreach Team Members:

Austin McKinney

Sedge Caver

Wayan Crain

Brandon Salazar-Ramos

Julio Lopez-Hernandez

Ignacio Alvarez

Anastasia Gowan

Montana Pennington

and friends!!

Special Thanks to Meenaski Rao and Kassie Ridley of PSU, Larry Roe, and Lizzy Hankins for being an essential part of making this all possible!

 

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Parents raise record amount for schools

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Gray MS teacher Siedel is Milken winner

April 15, 2014
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Milken Foundation Co-Founder Mike Milken surprised Robert Gray Middle School math teacher Teresa Chan Seidel with the national Milken Educator Award April 15 amid a jubilant all-school assembly. Called the "Oscar of Teaching," the award includes a $25,000 prize.

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