8 months ago
I am excited to join the Rough Rider family as the new principal at Roosevelt Junior High School (RJHS). It’s a great honor for me to associate with the tremendous 6th, 7th, and 8th graders, talented teachers and staff where learning is our top priority.
Stand Up For Good—is a Positive Behavior Intervention System (PBIS) within our Rider Pride Umbrella, structured to focus on positive behavior demonstrated by students, teachers, and staff members at Roosevelt Junior High School. Showing growth in assessments, standing against those seeking power over another, opening a door for another, and coming prepared to learn, are just a few ways students can be recognized.
Because learning is our main focus, it’s important for our students to learn in a safe environment and feel safe at school. Listed below are the efforts, as part of and in addition to, the Rider Pride and Stand Up 4 Good PBIS’s, we at Roosevelt Junior High School are doing to build kids and promote positive behavior. Discussion with students in opening 2015-16 Rough Rider assembly by Northeastern Counseling Center counselor Cole Christensen of the definition of harassment and bullying, what to do when faced with harassment and bullying, and the effects of harassment and bullying. Opportunity for students to receive counseling with Mr. Christensen once a week at RJHS.
School wide assemblies scheduled to reinforce positive behavior both face to face and on social media. In an effort to help build a positive culture at RJHS, our counselors and student council advisors are training peer tutors and student council members with leadership skills and conducting positive activities that encourage students to recognize positive attributes in others. “Staffings” where teachers, counselors, and administrators meet regularly to discuss the causes of negative student behavior as well as the varied approaches attempted to combat it. Internet and social media safety digital citizenship training for students and community council members.
Student Council members utilize SMILE (Small Miracles In Life Every day) to proactively promote the positive. Instead of solely relying on punitive measure to discipline students, we offer Behavior Learning Packets and Situation Options Disadvantages and Solutions (SODAS)—writing exercises—to remind students of our behavioral expectations.On a second, academically-related front, to encourage positive behavior.
Our Professional Learning Community teams are structured in such a way as to not only address the content areas of study (English, math and science), but also allow for special teams to promote positive life skills, academic achievement, academic collaboration and positive school environment. Administrators, induction coaches, peer teachers, and teacher mentors are offering feedback and training of teachers to more effectively manage the classroom increasing the number of on-task students and leaving less opportunity for off task, negative student behavior. Counselors are conducting periodic checks of failing students followed by a phone call or email home to parents.? Our school offers study skills classes, Edgenuity (credit recovery classes), Reading Plus, and Khan Academy (SPED) during students’ regular class schedules to help manage their learning and preparation for high school.
Because learning is our top priority, we are committed to make a positive difference in the lives of our students. It’s going to be a great year!
NEW Drop-off and Pick-up Areas
8 months ago
With the addition of a new sidewalk and guidance barriers, we now have three pick-up and drop-off locations: on the north side of the school along 200 South, on the east side of the school (by the Band and Orchestra door), and on the south side of the building at the Main Entry doors. Please refer to the map.