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  • ROOSEVELT TIMES Roosevelt High School, Sioux Falls, SD

    (605) 362-2860 Volume 25, Edition 9

    April, 2017

    Rider Remarks By Tim Hazlett, RHS Principal

    There is always a sense of rejuvenation with the onset of Spring. It is something that you

    can sense at Roosevelt High School as we begin the fourth quarter of school and look forward to

    graduation and of course, summer time. We have made it through the challenging winter months

    and looking ahead. At RHS the Spring activities are underway and the focus on academic

    achievement is ongoing.

    This month is a very important academic month for many reasons, but one major reason is

    that we will be administering state mandated testing to our 11th graders. This means that we have

    some different schedules on the testing days. Our 11th graders will take the Smarter Balanced Math and

    English/Language arts on April 19th, 20th and 21st and then take the State Science Assessment on Tuesday, April

    24th. Please make every effort to help your 11th grade student be in school on these days and well rested for their

    testing! There will also be No School on April 14th and 17th for Spring Break. If you have any questions

    regarding any of these dates and events please call 362-2860 at any time.

    We have had a great school year to this point and look forward to the final quarter of school. Our goal is to

    challenge our student learners, support them as people and prepare them for the future. We need your continued

    help and support and are honored to work with all of our students at RHS. As always, please contact us with any

    concerns you may have about your child's education. Enjoy April!

    Data-Driven Decisions By Dr. Brian Maher, Superintendent

    Just as data is at the heart of every good decision made by the nation’s top businesses, so

    too must data be at core of most decisions made by school districts. April marks an opportunity

    for schools to collect academic improvement data and for families to benchmark their child’s


    Smarter Balanced is South Dakota’s measure of academic growth. It is a norm-referenced

    test used across the country to ensure that schools in our state are performing as well, or better,

  • than schools in another state. The valuable data collected from this standardized test helps educational leaders

    determine in which subject a student excels and in which subject additional support is needed.

    While the annual tests are an important tool to ensure educational delivery is consistent across the United

    States, one drawback of Smarter Balanced is that student scores are not immediately available. In fact, sometimes

    scores do not become available until just before the next school year begins, making it difficult for schools to

    adjust curriculum to meet student needs.

    Enter a new tool called the MAP Assessment. MAP stands for Measure of Academic Progress. This tool is

    not standardized, but the questions change based on the student’s response to the previous question. As part of the

    FY18 Budget Recommendation, the Sioux Falls School District is planning to expand a pilot and use the MAP

    assessment in all elementary grades. The MAP provides immediate feedback to teachers and helps students and

    their parents set goals for future learning. The MAP is an excellent example of the power of data-driven decision-


    This is not to say all decisions must be based on data. When it comes to students and families, some of the

    best decisions are made with data serving only as a guide and with common sense serving as the driving factor. It

    is a delicate balance, to be sure. However, the Sioux Falls School District is committed to finding that balance in

    the best interest of the 24,000 students we are privileged to welcome into our schools each day.

    RHS PHONE NUMBERS Main office 362-2860 Fax 362-2883

    Activity Office 362-2866

    Counselors 362-2868 Fax 362-2867

    Attendance 362-2885 Music Dept. 362-2871

    Registrar 362-2877

    Special Ed 362-2875

    Student Store 362-2870


    362-2885 Parents: An absence must be reported either by note, email

    or phone call. When sending notes with your student for

    absences, be sure they are dated and signed. Students:

    Please bring your appointment notes to the attendance

    office first thing in the morning. You will be given a slip

    to check out of class.

    RHS Booster Club

    The Roosevelt High School Booster Club helps

    support over 30 activities and sports at Roosevelt High

    School. The Booster Club funding resources come

    from two major sources: the President’s Bowl and

    friends like you. Please help support the Booster Club

    through memberships and gifts.

    Booster Club meeting minutes, meeting schedules and

    activities can be found at

    We encourage all RHS supporters to attend Booster

    Club meetings and to volunteer when the need arises.

    If you have any questions about the RHS booster club

    you can contact any of the officers via their contact

    info located on the RHS Booster site.



    9th Emma Pankratz

    Caleb Fowler

    10th Austin Redwing

    Dylann Grosdidier

    11th Paige Klemisch

    Shaiv Kittur

    12th Quincy Hanzen

    Nicholas Ahrendt

  • 2017 Sports Information

    Night Please add to your calendar the upcoming Roosevelt High School Sports Informational Night to be held on Thursday, May 4, 2017 in the high school gymnasium at 7:00 PM. This is a mandatory meeting for students, and their parents, that plan on participating in school sponsored sports and club sports at Roosevelt High School in 2017-2018.

    Sports Information Tables will open at 6:00 pm. The meeting in the Main Gym will start at 7:00 pm and will cover the following content:

    Physicals for 2017-2018 Sioux Falls School District Activities Rules and Regulations Summer Camp Schedules Summer Open Gym Times Sanford Summer Power Program Booster Club Information Meet and Greet with Coaches

    Sports Information Tables will open again after the Main Meeting.

    If you have any questions contact the activities office at 362-2866. Thank you and Go Riders!

    RHS/Sanford POWER Summer 2017 Program

     June 5 to August 4, 2017 o No Sessions July 3-7

     60 minute sessions / No make-ups / No prorated amounts

     Full payment of $160 (includes tax) due by June 2nd

     Register at

     For more information, please call POWER at (605) 312-7800.

    ACTIVITIES PARTICIPATION If your son or daughter is wishing to participate in activities at the High School Level during the 2017-2018 School Year, you will be required to complete the following:

    1) Physical (ATHLETICS ONLY) A. If you are not sure if your child needs

    a physical for the 2017-2018 School Year, please feel free to contact Karla in the RHS Activities Office at 362-

    2866 or email at

    B. Healthcare Provider must complete before participating.

    C. Please return all Physical Forms to the High School Activities Office.

    2) Activity Participation Packet (ALL ACTIVITIES – Fine Arts and Sports)

    d. Completed online starting May 1, 2017 e. If you do not have access to a computer,

    one will be available in the Roosevelt High School Office Monday - Thursday, 7:00 am - 4:00 pm.

    f. Any student in grades 7 - 12 who intends to participate in athletics or activities at the high school level must have their information completed online and forms turned in before the first day of practice or summer contact with coaching staff.

    g. On MAY 1ST, to complete ONLINE Registration, sign in to your Parent Portal on Infinite Campus: s/campus/portal/siouxfalls.js p

    Any student in grades 7 - 12 who intends to participate in athletics or activities at the high school level must have their information completed online and forms completed by May 19, 2017*.

    Graduation information Jostens will be delivering the graduation cap and gowns on April 13 before and after school / during lunch hours. If you have not ordered your graduation cap and gown yet please contact Jostens 605-336- 3990 or to place your order. Graduates MUST have a cap and gown if they wish to walk through graduation. If you have any questions regarding graduation please email or contact Lisa Agar or Jared Fredenburg.

  • 2017 RHS Prom Roosevelt prom will be held on April 22nd from 9- midnight. Grand march will begin at 8pm. The doors open at 7:30pm. Tickets for prom are $15 and will be sold during lunch hours the week of Prom. Grand March is free for students participating but an admission