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Principal's Message

Principal's Message

Welcome to Roosevelt High School and the 2018-19 school year!   


Our staff, students, and community have developed a tradition for success at RHS.  We take great pride in creating a school culture where every student can be involved in the programs, organizations, clubs, and/or activities at our school. We strive to develop a culture that fosters each student to be proud to "Be A Rider"!  We have a lot to be proud of at Roosevelt HS and our staff is excited for another year of serving our students, families, and the communities of Johnstown/Milliken.   


As our first day of school is quickly approaching, I want to welcome back our returning students and extend a warm “welcome” to all of our new students and families!  Over the summer, we have had a number of exciting changes, updates and partnerships that I am eager to share with you.


I would like to begin with introducing our new staff members.  We are very fortunate to have these talented professionals join our Roosevelt team and look forward to their interaction with your students in and out of the classroom:


Ms. Aspen Sanders - Assistant Principal 

Mr. Paul Herman – Social Studies

Mr. Tom Krank – Math

Mrs. Cheryl Olson – Math

Mrs. Lacey Pacheco – Language Arts

Mr. Casey Sinicki – Math


In addition to new staff members, this summer allowed us to upgrade some of our building and program resources.  We were able to create two additional new classrooms that transformed from the remodel of our Media Center.   Along with this, we have installed extensive upgrades to the sound and lighting systems of our auditorium/performing arts center which will greatly enhance the learning experiences of our students in our theater and musical departments.  As well as, upgrades to the sound systems for both our main gymnasium and Peterson Field.   We look forward to having the public and our students enjoy these new and improved upgrades!


Program improvements for this upcoming school year include a third lunch period to better serve our students.  Freshman students have their own exclusive lunch period, hopefully to better support their introduction to high school.  Sophomore, Junior, and Senior students will be equally split within the other two lunch periods.


A new on-line program will be offered to all of our students called Naviance.  Naviance is a college and career readiness technology solution that connects learning to life.  With this technology tool, our students will be able evaluate their own career and post-secondary interests.   Naviance provides programing for SAT preparation and scholarship and financial aid supports as well. A Senior Parent Night program will be scheduled for the families of our 12th grade students at 7pm in the RHS auditorium on August 29. This evening will kick start senior students and their parents to graduation requirement updates, college and/or workforce planning as well as financial aid information.    


The Roosevelt High School STEM program has made great strides in the past several years and we are very proud of our partnership with Colorado State University.  Over the summer months, we have increased the benefits that our STEM students are provided within our partnership. All STEM grade level cohorts will be engaged in mentoring meetings with the CSU Admissions Office, including yearly progress for students to develop college preparedness. Scheduled visits with the CSU Engineering programs are also being developed beginning this school year. All Roosevelt STEM students that complete our four program will receive “priority consideration” for admissions into Colorado State University and will receive a waiver of the CSU admission’s fee.


I am pleased to announce that Roosevelt is once again collaborating with North Range Behavioral Services this year to better support our students and families. RHS will host a Mental Health Night Awareness and Education Night on Wednesday, September 19.  Professionals from North Range will lead this evening program. Free pizza and drinks will be provided for those in attendance in the cafeteria beginning at 6:00 p.m. Breakout sessions will be held in the media center and auditorium starting at 7:00 p.m.


We are proud of all of the academic opportunities offered to our students. We provide strong core academic programs as well as outstanding elective programs.  We continue to develop Advanced Placement courses as well as concurrent enrollment with AIMS Community College and the University of Northern Colorado.


In addition to our solid academic programs, we also have elective and athletic programs that have a tradition of success. Our Fine Art programs continue to offer students opportunities that develop well-rounded, expressive people that can experience performance-based interests. Ultimately, we work to develop and produce students that leave high school prepared to be successful in whatever endeavors they choose to follow. We have a kind, caring, qualified staff that believes that every one of our students can and will succeed. 


Our staff looks forward to working with you and your student for the upcoming school year.  The combination of focusing on our students’ academic success as well as their social and emotional well-being creates an environment where our students do amazing things each year. I am proud and grateful to be a part of the tradition at Roosevelt High School. 


I look forward to a great 2018-19 school year. Go Riders!  


Trevor Long


Roosevelt High School