Mrs. Darlene Shumway                       Principal Shumway  

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The mission of Roosevelt Elementary is to collaboratively work with all stakeholders to ensure that all students develop the skills necessary for lifelong success. In order to fulfill this mission, all stakeholders must step up and give our best.  

Our staff strives to continually improve their instructional skills.  We attend professional development every Wednesday.   During this time, we focus on the College and Career Ready Standards, we learn about new district programs, and we write and grade common formative assessments.  We have focused on improving technological and instructional skills.  Our grade levels meet in Professional Learning Communities weekly where they analyze test data and plan instruction to meet the needs of each student.  Grade levels plan their whole group instruction, and they also plan interventions and enrichments for reading and mathematics ensuring that all children’s needs are met.  We have a mentor program for teachers at our school.  Mentor teachers meet with mentee teachers in an effort to help each teacher on our campus be highly effective. We have a Title I School Improvement Specialist and a Professional Development Specialist who help teachers learn and grow professionally.  

Our parents support their children by supporting our Make Your Day citizenship program.  Through this program, parents partner with staff in reinforcing the making of good choices3. Parents and staff team together in this program ensuring that all understand that “Nobody has the right to interfere with the safety, learning, or well-being of others.”  Make your Day creates an environment of open communication and success for everyone.  We provide parent support in our Family Room.  Parents attend workshops on many topics including:  phonics, vocabulary, math facts, College and Career Ready Standards, nutrition, finances, and discipline. Roosevelt parents support their children’s educations by volunteering in the classroom or the Family Room. We encourage greater parent participation by inviting families to beginning of the year Meet the Teacher and Curriculum Nights, providing Academic Parent Teacher Teams and Parent/Teacher Conferences, Family Math and Reading Nights, and Musical Concerts.  We have one family event that has become a tradition at Roosevelt.  It is our Science and Cultural Fair.  Each year we focus on a different culture.  Every year the Herpetological Society brings different reptiles for our students to view and hold.  Students have experienced pythons, alligators, iguanas, komodo dragons, and many more.  Each year we are entertained by dancers, athletes and musical groups from differing cultures.  Students have been exposed to the Asian, African, Latin American, and Native American Culture through these groups.

The community has been very supportive of our Roosevelt students.  We partner with Friendship Village.  This retirement community not only volunteers on our campus but also provides funding which allows students to attend field trips, tutoring, and clubs.  Our students give back to this wonderful community by performing musical concerts and inviting them to our many events.  BBVA Compass Bank and the WNBA are two of our business partners in the community.  They have provided our school with iPads, books, learning carpets, and fun learning activities.  ASU comes to Roosevelt yearly for a field day and MCC students volunteer in our classrooms.  Banner Health partners with us in providing important health and wellness infomation. Many  businesses help us reward our students for grades, attendance, and citizenship.  These businesses are:  In and Out Burger, Filibertos, Peter Piper Pizza, and Whataburger.  The following businesses have made donations to our school:   Home Depot, Big Surf, Jamba Juice, Olive Garden, Dave & Busters, Organ Stop Pizza, Big 5, Amazing Jakes, McDonalds, Smart & Final, Safeway, and Albertsons.  These community members truly help ensure Roosevelt Roughrider success!

“The responsibility is Ours” is taken very seriously at Roosevelt Elementary.  Staff, families, and the community all work hard to support students, but “Ours” means that Roosevelt students must also work to be successful. Students at Roosevelt are expected to monitor their own progress.  In primary grades, students track their progress on data walls.  Students in intermediate grades maintain data notebooks.  In the school year 2015-16, Roosevelt will be an AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) school.  Students will learn strategies that will help them to be actively engaged in their own learning.  Students will continue to focus on goal setting and realizing that taking responsibility for their own progress is key to being successful in life.