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Rough Riders

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

Special Announcements from the Rough Rider Administration Team

Rough Riders a Special Message from
Our New Principal Filip Hristic
Welcoming Students and Families Back

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Welcome Class of 2019

Roosevelt High Schhool

Course Guide 2014-2015

Attention Roosevelt Student Athletes and Parents!

The Roosevelt High School Athletic Feedback forms have been posted, and we'd like to hear from you!  Please click here, scroll to the bottom of the page and let us know how we're doing!

Today's Announcements

TAKE BACK THE STREETS

BIKE RIDE & BBQ

Interested?  Click the link.

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Let's Run!!


 
Roosevelt Cross Country practice starts August 18th at 8:30 am in front of the school. 

 Practices will be held Monday through Friday from 8:30-10:30 until school starts.  Male and Female runners are welcome.  For questions please contact Jonquil Vann-Tessmer at jvann@pps.net.

Roosevelt Events

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School News

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
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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

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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!

 

PPS News

Help students who've left reconnect to school

August 26, 2014
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Accelerating the increase in the graduation rate and getting all students to graduate prepared for college and career is a top priority for Superintendent Carole Smith. Now you can help. On Saturday Sept. 13 from 8:30 am to 1 pm, join PPS staff in visiting the homes of students who have left and help them Reconnect to Their Future. 
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PPS welcomes more than 400 new teachers

August 21, 2014
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Portland Public Schools welcomed hundreds of new teachers Aug. 21 at New Teacher Orientation, where teachers met each other and district leaders and learned about everything from the Portland Association of Teachers to the student information system Synergy. 

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School board grants superintendent first merit raise in seven-year tenure

August 04, 2014

The Portland School Board voted Aug. 4 to grant Superintendent Carole Smith the first merit raise of her seven-year tenure. 

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