Dear Roosevelt Family, It is with a very heavy heart that I announce the passing of long-time Roosevelt Board of Education Trustee, Mr. Robert Summerville on Saturday, May 21, 2016. Mr. Summerville currently serves as the president of the Board and was a staunch supporter for high quality education of all children in Roosevelt. Mr. Summerville worked relentlessly and fearlessly on behalf of the District and set aside any health issues to carryout the business of the District. As his beloved wife shared with me, “he had the heart of a lion.” Funeral arraignments will be forthcoming. We have loved him in life; let us not forget him after death.Marnie Hazelton, Interim Superintendent of Schools
Students in the Life Skills program worked hard this year in the MS-Skills Cafe and in the HS-Grab & Go Cafe and they got to enjoy the fruits of their labor!
On Saturday, May 7th students across Long Island gathered at Adelphi University for the STEP LEGO Robotics Competition. Teams worked cooperatively towards meeting a specific task with their robots. This event showcased students' ability to present ideas and use coding skills to navigate an obstacle course.
Interim Superintendent of Schools Marnie Hazelton and Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund attend the National Summit on Teacher Diversity at the Department of Education in Washington, D.C. The United States Department of Education is committed to supporting efforts to increase diversity in the teaching profession so that our teaching force more closely reflects the increasingly diverse student population it serves. As part of this commitment, the Department—with support from the American Federation of Teachers, the Children’s Defense Fund, the Council of Chief State School Officers, Deans for Impact, Howard University, Leading Educators, the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, New Leaders, and Teach for America —will host a National Summit on Teacher Diversity on Friday, May 6th at the Department’s Headquarters in Washington, DC. The Summit’s goal is to support the development of actionable commitments to attracting, preparing, retaining, and supporting educators of color, as well as to spark a national dialogue on this pressing issue.
On Wednesday April 20th the Roosevelt Rough Rider baseball team played a game vs. the Locust Valley Falcons at MCU Park in Coney Island the home of the Brooklyn Cyclones. The Cyclones are a minor league affiliate of the National League Champion New York Mets. At the event the Riders were allowed access to the same clubhouse, dugout and batting cages that current minor and major league players use. Although their rally fell short, 9-7, the experience was one that this team will remember forever.
Chukwuma Ukwu and Elishah Willock from Roosevelt High School were selected to receive the Students Building Bridges Award. They are role models for their classmates and greatly deserves this recognition. Chukwuma and Elishah will be publicly honored for their efforts in building bridges across communities and creating a more civil society at Nassau County’s Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) program on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at Hofstra University's Student Center Theater, 900 Fulton Ave., Hempstead, NY. There will be a buffet dinner followed by the program starting at 6:00 p.m.
2016 U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad Local Competition at Adelphi University
Former First Lady of New York Matilda Raffa Cuomo joined First Lady of Nassau County Linda Mangano and RUFSD administrators to discuss Mentoring USA. The District will partner with Mentoring USA, which was founded by Mrs. Cuomo, to provide one-to-one mentors for students in grades K-12, starting in September 2016.