Welcome back to the Roosevelt Middle School for the 2018- 2019 School Year!
We are excited about this year and all the great learning activities, opportunities and experiences, our 7th and 8th grade students will receive from September 2018 through June 2019.
Roosevelt Middle school’s purpose and goal is to assist our students in their transition from elementary school to high school, both academically and social-emotionally, and to provide supports as they move from childhood to adolescence.
Our faculty works collaboratively to tailor their instruction to our students’ needs, while developing them to be critical and independent thinkers. With this focus it allows us to construct our learning environments to be more student-centered, through scheduled collaboration focused on increasing proficiency and building strong character within our students. This approach ensures that we educate the whole child as they grow from Good to Great!
This year the Middle School will continue to expose our students to cutting edge technology in Robotics, Coding, Virtual Reality, and 3-D Printing. We are expanding our advanced Regents courses in Algebra I, Living Environment and U.S. History & Government to allow our 8th grade students the opportunity to enter into High School with academic credits. Also, this is the 3rd year for our new Orchestra program, where our students in Grade 7 and now Grade 8 will have Orchestra music classes.
We look forward to seeing and engaging both students and parents/guardians this school year. Our relationship with the community is vital to our success and we can’t do this without you.
Dr. Jeremiah Sumter Jr.
Roosevelt Middle School Going From “Good To Great”
The Mission of the Roosevelt UFSD is to prepare students with 21st Century skills in order to compete in a global society while learning to be critical and independent thinkers. Multiple measures aligned with differentiated and culturally relevant curricula will ensure student-centered learning. By fostering supportive relationships amongst school, family, and community, we will create a bridge to promote achievement.
Paige Harley is the student that every teacher wants in their class. She is dependable, determined, and kind. Paige is well liked and respected by both her peers and adults at the Roosevelt Middle School. Paige has a passion for learning. She enjoys musical theater and performs in both school and local community plays. Paige is a joy to work with. She doesn’t believe in giving up. Her work ethic is commendable. Paige has a bright future ahead of her. It is with great joy that I have nominated Paige as Student of the Week at Roosevelt Middle School. One day we are all going to see Paige’s name in lights.
Mrs. Rosa Dluginsky is a Special Education Teacher in the Resource Room at the Roosevelt Middle School. She has called Roosevelt home for the past 12 years. Mrs. Dluginsky has been a teacher for over twenty years. She believes that her success in education is due to the relationships that she makes with her students. Mrs. Dluginsky believes that it is very important for students to know that they matter. Whether it is to attend an athletic event, be that shoulder to cry on or the ear to listen, the teacher makes the difference. Mrs. Dluginsky goal is to continue to make a difference in the lives of the students that she teaches. She loves to hear that her former students are now studying to be teachers. There is no greater joy than that
Former Roosevelt Student and now Rock & Roll hall of famer, Chuck D. came to the Roosevelt Middle School today, Monday, October 23rd. and served as Principal for the day. Our Principal Dr. Sumter and the Roosevelt Middle School family, were honored to be the host school for this living legend and Roosevelt alum. The renowned recording artist, producer, and Author, visited the Middle School MIDI Music Technology class taught by Mr. Verstraete, and was able to hear samples of student work created through Garage Band on their MAC computers. Great dialogue between Chuck D and the students took place as well as an interview with our Middle School Newspaper Club. Once again we are thankful for our Superintendent Dr. Hazelton for making this opportunity a reality.
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