Home of the Hornets!

*Principal's Newsletter: September 1-30

Hornet's Monthly Quote:

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart. Helen Keller


Mission: Roswell High School's mission is to create a positive and safe learning environment, to foster the development of each student's potential, and to provide pathways to success after graduation.

Monthly Updates: Please check back weekly for updates!

**New additions to the newsletter**

All Things Back-to-School! Instruction!

  • Spirit Week: Homecoming!**
  • Roswell Day of Hope**
  • Signs of Suicide Awareness Week!
  • Parent Meetings
  • Curriculum Night
  • Student Success Skills-Parent News!
  • How can I help: Bereavement Needs?
  • Join PTSA
  • Digital Learning Days (Asynchronous)
  • No School Days
  • Signs of Suicide Awareness Week!
  • OSP Payments
  • Here Comes the Bus App

Student Highlights!

  • Student Highlights**
  • Staff Highlights**

School Meetings!

  • Stakeholder Meetings

Action Items

  • Meal Applications
  • Review the SY22-23 School Calendar
  • Student Code of Conduct (Review & Sign)

Hot Buttons!

  • Register to Volunteer
  • Student/Parent Handbook
  • Student Code of Conduct
  • Advanced Studies/TAG
  • Parent/Student COVID Portal
  • Fulton County Schools Calendar
  • Fulton County Meals Application
  • Roswell High School's Website
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Happy September!

September 6, 2022


Hello Hornet Family!


Re: September’s Newsletter/National Preparedness Month


Serving as principal presents opportunities to lead as the lead learner in a learning and teaching environment. It is a very important role that I take very seriously. There are other roles that are of equal importance in ensuring our students have an optimal learning environment. The one role that encompasses many tasks is centered on creating and sustaining an inclusive, caring and supportive climate and culture. This must originate with a safe and healthy school environment that meets the academic, social, emotional and physical needs of each student. Without this foundation, I cannot serve as the lead learner in the building, nor can I ensure that our students will become lead learners. Safety is a top priority and it is the foundation for which all other learning takes place.


This month is National Preparedness Month and it is a great opportunity to contribute to building a safe climate and culture. It is also an opportunity to share with you our continued efforts in ensuring that our students, staff and community are safe. We have a robust safety plan that is thoroughly designed to address student and staff actions, training and emergency procedures. Discussion and drills are often the first layers of training for our staff and students. Our team reflects on each drill and seeks opportunities to improve our students and staff outcomes. Our commitment to safety is one of the ways we contribute to a safe environment that is conducive to student learning.


Safety is important to all of our stakeholders and I am very proud of our team’s commitment to ensuring the safety of all. Please take a moment to review the attached document for more information related to our Student and Staff Safety Drills.


We appreciate your commitment to creating a sustainable, caring and supportive climate and culture!


From Good-to-Great-to-Unstoppable! Let’s go HORNETS! #Commitment Matters


Happy Labor Day to All!


Respectfully,


Principal Miley

Email me: RoswellPrincipal@fultonschools.org

All Things Back-to-School! Instruction!

It's Spirit Week!

Game on, Hornets! SpiritWeek starts Monday, September 19th
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Roswell Day of Hope: English and Spanish Flyers!

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Student Success Skills (SSS)

September 19, 2022


This week’s Student Success Skills lesson will focus on learning skills, and students will work on identifying ways to organize and process their learning. This week’s lesson is particularly valuable at the beginning of the year. Below, you will find links to the “Home Connection” literature for each grade level.


From ReThinkEd: “Research in recent years has determined that the brain is much more flexible and capable of learning new things than once believed. The brain is faster and more powerful than a computer. Understanding how the brain learns helps students feel more in control of their learning.”


Use the “Home Connection” ideas to further the conversation with your student at home.

More specific information for each grade level skill lesson can be found below:


Grade 9: Getting Organized Grade

Grade 10: Study Smarter Grade

Grade 11: Cure a Negative Mindset Grade

Grade 12: Lifelong Learning


Thank you for your support!

Steffen Mathis

Roswell High School

Student Success Skills Champion

Signs of Suicide

September is Signs of Suicide Awareness Month. It is said that investment in suicide education, prevention, and research assists with decreasing the number of untimely deaths each year. Therefore, the time is now to ensure we are doing our part.



This year we will continue with the theme ‘Stay Connected.’ During times of uncertainty, it is important students are connected to healthy friendships, school activities, trusted adults and needed resources. We must teach students to ACT- Acknowledge, Care and Tell. Knowing the signs of suicide, understanding the importance of practicing self-care or showing a friend you care, and understanding when to tell, are all the first steps to saving a life.


  • September 1-30: Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
  • September 4-10: National Suicide Prevention Week
  • September 10: World Suicide Prevention Day


We will also have daily activities hosted by our PTSA Wellness Committee.

9th and 10 Grade Parent Meeting: State-of-the-School Address/Parent Meeting-VIRTUAL Meeting

Meeting #1: State of the School Address/9th and 10 Grade Parent Meeting


When: Thursday, September 08, 2022

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Where: Virtual Meeting; use the link or the QR Code below to join!

https://bit.ly/3QrFsxr


Missed the meeting: Click here to view the Video Recording

(How do I log-in? All videos are permitted for viewing by an FCS student or parent. Please use your student's log-in information to view the video)

9th & 10th Grade Parent Meeting

Presentation Link/PDF Presentation 9th Grade Admin: Celeste Moore 10th Grade Admin: Matthew McNamara

11th and 12th Parent Meeting: State-of-the-School Address/Parent Meeting-VIRTUAL Meeting

Meeting #1: State of the School Address/11th and 12th Grade Parent Meeting


When: Monday, September 12, 2022

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Where: Virtual Meeting; use the link or the QR Code below to join!

https://bit.ly/3RDrmdy


Missed the meeting: Click here to view the Video Recording

(How do I log-in? All videos are permitted for viewing by an FCS student or parent. Please use your student's log-in information to view the video)

All Grade Levels @ Roswell High School (This is a face-to-face event!)

Meeting #2: Curriculum Night, All Grade Levels


Curriculum night is an educational open house by grade that takes place at the beginning of the school year for parents to receive critical information that will benefit your child's learning throughout the year. At curriculum night, you can expect: teacher presentations on curriculum, information from the course syllabi, specific information for your child’s course and much more!


When: Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Where: Roswell High School

How to support the Hornets: Bereavement Needs

  • School Bereavement Support-Volunteer: On Friday, September 23 (2:00 p.m.), Alex Chrzanowski’s service will be held at St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church. Many of our teachers will attend. The school will need on-site support to navigate our school day. Volunteers are needed to support our on-site operations. If you are registered to volunteer, we request your presence on this day; please sign up by clicking here. If you are not registered to volunteer and would like to support our team, please complete the volunteer registration and join us as a volunteer. Please note you must be a registered and approved volunteer to support our students and staff.

  • Hornet Box: In honor of the love and commitment displayed by Alex Chrzanowski as a supporter of all things Roswell: Escorting the Honor Guard annually, hosting WWII Veterans, Coaching-Lacrosse, serving our students for 25 years, the team has created a Memory Box. This box is intended to hold memories from then and now. We ask the community to drop off letters, share your stories, photos, and/or cards for the family. This memory box will be given to the family of Mr. C. (Contact Lindsay Boyd)

  • Namesake Scholarship: The Social Studies team at Roswell High School is actively creating a namesake scholarship for Alex Chrzanowski. The namesake scholarship will allow a scholarship to be awarded to a student/students for stellar achievement and excellence in the area of US History, representing Mr. Chrzanowski’s passion and love. Donations for the scholarship will be held at Roswell High School and funds may be received via Online School Payments. The school will begin to receive scholarship donations after October 1, 2022.

  • Donate to PTSA: The PTSA and members of the Roswell High School counseling team will visit and engage with the family of Kyle Smith. The PTSA will deliver tokens of honor and life to Mr. and Mrs. Smith, members of the Roswell Community. If you would like to assist PTSA in their efforts by contributing a monetary donation, please click here>>Additional General Fund Donation.

Join PTSA! Parent, TEACHER, and Student Association (PTSA)

Our goal is always 100% of our teachers and staff will serve as a member of the PTSA! Have you joined?


Take a moment and join the RHS PTSA today. Just follow the link https://roswellhsptsa.new.memberhub.store/store


We will soon begin the raffle of surprises! But, you must be a member to receive a surprise!

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Online School Payments: School Fees!

Welcome to the Fulton County Schools Online School Payments (OSP) portal. This service is provided to parents and community members to facilitate payment for school fees for a variety of products and services. For further information or to request additional information, please contact the main office. As part of the onetime setup of your student account, you will need to enter the student ID number. This number is indicated on your student’s report card and is also used in the cafeteria line. While some purchases are not specifically for students and may not require the ID number, in most cases you will also need the student ID number to complete the transaction. If you have questions regarding the student ID number, please reach out to your school’s front office.

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School Highlights!

Great News to Share! Click here to share your great news!

Click here to email Great News! Updates will be added weekly and shared with our staff and stakeholders!

Go Hornets!

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PTSA Sponsored Academic Recognition Program: Spring 2022

Congratulations to all the students who earned a place on the Spring 2022 Principal's Honor Roll (semester average of 92 and higher) and Honor Roll (semester average of 88 to 91.99).

Academic Recognition Award Certificates will be distributed to students in Advisement classes on Tuesday, September 20th. The list of students who earned these recognitions may be accessed via the link below.


Overall 511 students received Principal's Honor Roll certificates and 239 received Honor Roll certificates. Great job to all 750 of these students on their academic achievements!

Students who achieve Principal's Honor Roll for both semesters of the 2021-2022 school year will receive an Academic Letter or an Academic Pin. Academic Pins are awarded to students who earned an Academic Letter in a prior school year.


Student grade point averages are available on the unofficial transcript that is accessible via Infinite Campus. For any questions regarding RHS's Academic Recognition program, including any suspected errors, please email stephaniechambers7@gmail.com.

List of Award Winners

National Merit Semifinalist!

Congratulations to our 2023 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists! On September 14, officials announced the names of over 16,000 Semifinalists in the 68th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue the competition for some 7,250 National merit Scholarships worth $28 million dollars that will be offered next spring.


RHS is very proud of our National Merit Semifinalist.



  1. Harrison Burns
  2. Kate Carpenter
  3. Cyra Moobed
  4. Samuel Roby
  5. Alexander Rouhizad
  6. Stone Smith
  7. Christina Wu
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Staff-of-Excellence! Congratulations, Beverly Michaud-Media Center Paraprofessional

Please join me in celebrating our Staff-of-Excellence for the month of August!


  • August: Beverly Michaud (Stay tuned to learn more about Beverly Michaud and her educational journey).

Commemorate the Anniversary: September 11

MEDIA ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PHOTO/INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY


What: Members of the Class of 2023 will commemorate the anniversary of 9/11 by installing American flags on the front lawn of Roswell High School.

Roswell, GA, August 29, 2022 – Members of the senior class will install 2,996 flags to correspond with the total number of deaths on September 11, 2001. Students participate in this activity as voluntary community service and will be recognized at graduation in May 2023 for their participation.


Who: Members of the media are invited to attend the flag installation, take photos, and interview participants.


This Roswell High School tradition began in 2013 as a way to commemorate this recent event in history and give students a way to connect with this tragedy, which happened before they were born.


When: Friday, September 9, 2022, at 3:10 p.m. (Updated)


Where: Roswell High School Front Lawn, 11595 King Rd. Roswell, GA 30075


Contact:

Betsy Rhame-Minor, Communications Manager


Roswell High School

minorbr@fultonschools.org

Cell (919) 418-3000

Unstoppable HORNET AWARD! Ryan Koporc

I have taken great pride in selecting students who exemplify what it means to be a committed Hornet, representing the best of our students! What does it really mean to Commit to the R? This commitment is exemplified by a student who is dedicated and steadfast in representing their school, community and family with pride and honor, through respect, responsibility and a readiness level that is difficult to define. They simply become unstoppable in their quest! An unstoppable hornet defies the odds and rises to the occasion when others are not looking, and even sometimes when there are onlookers; modeling excellence is often observed.


It is my pleasure to present the Unstoppable Hornet-Principal’s Award to Ryan Koporc!


Why is Ryan an Unstoppable Hornet?

Ryan Koporc collected over 400 books for our CBI section of the media center! Through his collection process, Ryan both requested neighbors donate gently used books and mowed lawns to raise money to purchase new books. Since dropping them off the first week of August, he has gone a step further and collected 100 more! Ryan is a ninth grader and is definitely starting his Roswell career with an UNSTOPPABLE attitude!

Chamber Choir Recognition

Through a blind audition process, I am very pleased and honored to announce that the Roswell High School Chamber Choir has been selected and invited to sing for the Georgia ACDA State In-Service Conference at Berry College in Rome, Georgia this October. (Chamber Choir: Stanton Usher)

School Meetings!

Community Meeting: September 21 @ 9:30 a.m.

Esther Jackson Elementary School will host Mrs. Katha Stuart's Community Meeting! We encourage all community members to attend to engage and to hear from our Board Member.
  • September 21: Esther Jackson Elementary (9:30 a.m.)
  • October 19: Roswell High School (6:30 p.m.)
  • November 16: Mountain Park Elementary (9:30 a.m.)

School Governance Council Meeting: October 5 @ 4:00 p.m. (TBS)

Our School Governance Council

Action Items!

Student code of Conduct: Review & Sign (NEEDS YOUR ATTENTION!)

What is the Code of Conduct?

The Fulton County Student Code of Conduct and Discipline Handbook contains some vital information that will help your child understand the expectations of the Fulton County School District.

  • All students above 10 years of age and their parents, guardians, or other person having control or charge of the child is asked to sign acknowledging receipt of the Code of Conduct and Student Handbook.


ACTION: Use the link How to sign the Code of Conduct

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Register to Volunteer at our school & in the district!

As a reminder all volunteers working directly with students must complete the Volunteer Registration Process. This is the public site for volunteer registration.

Roswell High School SY23 Student Handbook

The Student Handbook is the official statement of school policy and procedure by the Roswell High School Administration. The Roswell Administration reserves the right to amend or change policies within this handbook.

Fulton County Meal Applications

Lunch rates have increased, please complete a new application.All students are encouraged to compete a Free/Reduced Lunch Application. Meal charges will resume for the SY23 school year.

Roswell High School's Website

Roswell High School Our mission is to create a positive and safe learning environment, to foster the development of each student's potential, and to provide pathways to success after graduation.

Advanced Studies/TAG Department

Notification to Parents of the Screening and Referral Process for Gifted Eligibility 2022-23 The consideration for gifted services may be reported or automatic as defined by the GaDOE Resource Manual for Gifted Education Services. (Contact L. Kouns)

We Are Roswell: Go HORNETS!

Stay connected weekly by reviewing the HORNET SMORE! Updates are added weekly.