"Did You Know?" Roosevelt Campus

October 2022 Newsletter

A word from the Principal

Roosevelt Campus Families,

October has been a very busy month! In addition to being engaged in their block and Advocacy classes, students also had the opportunity to take the PSAT and ASVAB assessments. We look forward to celebrating our October Students of the Month on October 31st for their efforts regarding academics, attendance, and citizenship. The end of the 1st marking period is on November 3rd. Please encourage your student to be in school daily, complete all assignments, and study for tests and quizzes so that they can finish the marking period strong! Although parent conferences will be held during the week of Thanksgiving, we would be happy to meet with you virtually or in person at your earliest convenience to discuss your studentโ€™s progress. We also hope you are able to join us for our Parent Faculty Club meeting on Monday, November 14 from 6 to 7 pm here at the Roosevelt Campus. Thank you for partnering with us in your childโ€™s success.

Dr. Queenan

11th-grade Physical Exam report is due now. This is a state mandate for 11th grade.

Meningitis Vaccine is due for 12th grade. All 11th grade students should get the vaccine this year with their 11th grade Physical. Flu vaccines are available at your local pharmacy

Flu Vaccine Clinic at Norristown Public Library on Wednesday October 21 starting at 2:30.

Norristown Library

Wednesday, October 21 starting at 2:30



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Saturday, Nov. 12th, 6pm

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My name is Jodi Ervin and I am the Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) coach at East Norriton Middle School and Roosevelt High School. I have been with the School Climate Transformation Grant (SCTG) since 2019 when the grant was awarded to Norristown Area School District. My goal in this role is to team up with the schools to achieve the best education environment and to support and coach students and staff the PBIS initiative of being safe, responsible, and respectful. Implementation of school wide PBIS will help the school climate change and hopefully see reduced inappropriate behaviors and an increase in positive behaviors.

I am a graduate of Immaculata University earning my master's degree in counseling psychology with an clinical trauma professional certification and an addictions certification. I utilized my degree working with adolescents and parents in Pottstown for 10 years providing counseling; focusing on cognitive behavioral therapy before coming to Norristown Area School District. I also spent additional time researching the impacts of COVID-19 and wrote an article for Montco Today to offer ways for families to help alleviate the stress of the pandemic and their children returning to school.

Take a look at what's happening in our classrooms ๐Ÿ‘€

The Norristown Online Academy (NOA) resides at The Roosevelt Campus of the NAHS across from the Main Office. This center provides online students with a place to come to get help with online platform access, submitting online classwork, accessing online instructors, and many other needs.

NOA High School students are coming to the end of the first Marking Period scheduled for 10/28/22. Marking Period 2 begins on Halloween (10/31/22). Expect Part B of your courses to start that day. Progress Reports and feedback were sent last week.

Middle School and Elementary Students are in Block A courses untill 1/13/23. Please be mindful to check your emails regularly. Students and Families receive vital information this way. MVP is hosting a Recess event at the Elmwood Zoo on Nov. 6, 2023 from 1-3 pm. Check your district email for details!

Please come into the NOA Center for any help with logging into courses or submitting work. Just email Mrs. Harris: jharris@nasd.k12.pa.us.

Ms. Brown's October 2022 Classroom:

Our class is starting a pilot program designed to teach the students at their current levels and to move them along. The program is designed to target the needs of each student individually. It also has a full digital library and they can access the books and the lessons from home if they are absent.

Mrs. Schiffer's October 2022 classroom:

In the English II course, students are analyzing the plot in A Raisin in the Sun. We are currently halfway through the play with a focus on Aristotle's well-made play structure. Students are comparing the play's character traits to Langston Hughes' Harlem poem. They will conclude their investigation with an essay project comparing and contrasting the play to Dr. Martin Luther King's I have a dream speech in an analytical essay comparing and contrasting the drama to the historical speech. Students are also continuing to prepare for the Keystone exam and building on Academic vocabulary.

In the English IV course, students are analyzing American Like Me by America Ferrera. They are looking at culture, diversity, and identity from various points of view in a series of essays within the text. The writer's style and author's purpose with identification of the main idea, theme and moral, and figurative language are focal points in our class discussions. The culminating project will be to compare and contrast 2 of the essays of their choice through literary analysis and varying perspectives. We are also finishing up our exploration of Hispanic Heroes in celebration of Hispanic Heritage month.

Mrs. Martin's October 2022 classroom:

Students are still working on our social justice novel. They analyze events in the book and relate them to the real world! We are looking at what needs to happen to help create change in the world.

Mrs. Goodman's October 2022 classroom:

We have finished our unit on Linear Equations in all of their forms. We have analyzed real-world problems to determine the most efficient form to use to solve a problem. We will be working on Linear Functions and then Systems of Functions in November. The end of the first marking period is quickly approaching. All makeup work is due by Nov 2. Extra help is available Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 2:15 - 3:00. Students do not have to stay the entire time.

Mr. Jayroe's October 2022 classroom:

In Business Math, we explore checking and savings accounts. We discussed different methods and strategies to save money, we also talked about inflation and how to guard your money against it. Students learn how to create a budget, what goes into a budget, and how to adjust a budget when necessary. In addition, students are learning about different types of investments. In Geometry, students learn about angle pairs, midpoints, and distance. We will also explore parallel lines and the angles created by a transversal.

Mrs. Draper's October 2022 classrooms:

In Chemistry we are studying the structure of the atom and learning the difference between atoms, isotopes, and ions. We will be discussing how the electrons are arranged in the atom and how valence electrons are gained or lost in the ionic bonding process.

Mrs. Dampf October 2022 classroom:

Students demonstrate teamwork and success on their vocabulary assignments.


Ms. McKernan October 2022 classroom:

Attached are two links. The first link is what weโ€™re learning in biology. The second link is my word wall which is decorated for fall!

BIOLOGY I: we are learning about proteins.


BIOLOGY II: we are comparing food chains and food webs.


A Word from our Senior Advisor, Mrs. Martin:

Be on the lookout for information about senior portraits! Once we get the information, I will get it to you! Portraits are taken at Roosevelt during the school day. Dates and appointment slots should be given to you in the next few weeks!