Welcome back to the Roosevelt Middle School for the 2017- 2018 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 2017 through June 2018.
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 2nd 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.
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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Kiara McCarson is an 8th grade student this year and one of our bright shining stars in the middle school. She is a hard-working, diligent student and a leader among her peers. She stays active by being involved in many clubs and activities after-school. Kiara strives to be successful in all that she does which is evidenced by the fact that she is taking three Regents level courses this year, Living Environment, Algebra, and U.S. History.
Mr. Notaro is one of the 8th grade ELA teachers in the middle school. He has been in the district for the past five years and is the 8th Grade Class Adviser and the Middle School Baseball Coach. He has established great rapport with both the students in the middle school as well as his colleagues. He is enthusiastic, and motivating with the students, finding new ways to keep his students engaged.