Home of the Hornets!

*Principal's Newsletter: November 1-30

Hornet's Monthly Quote:

"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other." Abraham Lincoln


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!

Principal's Newsletter Updates**

  • Elections Day**
  • Veterans Day**
  • National Family Engagement Week**

Important to Know: School Information

  • Student Success Skills-Parent News
  • Roswell Teen Talk Podcasts
  • College Support Days: Tuesday and Thursday!
  • Join PTSA
  • Digital Learning Days (Asynchronous)
  • No School Days
  • Senior Information/Graduation
  • OSP Payments
  • Here Comes the Bus App

Student and Staff Highlights!

  • Academic Highlights
  • Student Highlights
  • Staff Highlights

School Meetings!

  • Stakeholder Meetings

Action Items

  • 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

Community Resources

  • TBS

Attachments

  • TBS
Big picture

Happy November!

October 31, 2022


Goodbye October, Happy November!


As a mother first, and a leader second, it pains my heart to think of the current state of violence happening in schools around the world. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention how I was shaken to my core when I learned of the devastating news in St. Louis, and our neighboring district, Gwinnett County. I am bothered by the fact that this is becoming a common recurrence. I am seeking to find peace as a building leader and there is no peace. We must remain resilient and steadfast in ensuring the safety of our staff, students and constituents. I do, however, find comfort in knowing that our School’s Safety Team and the district are continuing to review safety on a daily basis, and investing in the safety of our district and school. I recently shared during Safe Schools Week that we have allocated funding to assist our team with improving the safety of our school. We are looking forward to sharing with you the final proposed action items. The School Governance Council will vote on the allocated funding in November. The additional purchases (increased cameras for improved monitoring, improved lighting, identification badges, locked entry doors, alarm doors, etc.) will improve and add value to our current safety parameters. Please remain attentive, hold steadfast to expectations, and make no excuses for safety! It is a top priority!


This month will mark the 13.5-week mark, semester 1 of our calendar year. Time is passing by rather expeditiously. It’s a perfect time for the instructional team to stop and reflect on our academic outcomes for students. Effective instructional leaders ensure high quality instruction in all classrooms, establishing structures that reduce the variability in the quality of instruction across these classrooms. The following components ensure highly effective outcomes for our students: instructional planning, perfect practice, and data-analysis. We also have a focus on removing barriers to the learning process. This month, I will focus on specific questions for our instructional leaders and teachers, which are intended to prompt deep reflection on the learning and teaching process.


*How do we inspire a love for learning? * *How do we inspire a passion for teaching?


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


Respectfully,


Principal Miley

Email me: RoswellPrincipal@fultonschools.org

Principal's Newsletter Updates

National School Psychology Week

During the week of November 7-11, 2022 schools throughout DoDEA will celebrate National School Psychology Awareness Week to highlight the important work our school psychologists and other educators do to help all students thrive.


This year's theme is "Let’s Get in GEAR." (Grow, Engage, Advocate, Rise). The theme’s acronym provides a challenge to grow both personally and professionally. It encourages us to engage in best practices and advocatefor children’s access to mental health and learning supports. To rise implies resilience and renewal despite the challenges of the past.


This theme has a particular resonance this year as we work to help students, families, and school staff emerge from the challenges of the past year and a half. When we get in gear, we move together. When one gear moves, the gears connected to it move as well. When we move together there is a positive synergy that builds and becomes greater than any single effort.

Election Day! November 8, 2022

Registered voters in Georgia can cast their ballots in person on Election Day.


Vote at your designated polling place on Election Day. Polling places are open on Election Day from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Resource: https://georgia.gov/vote-in-person-election-day


Will students attend school on Election Day?

No, students will work remotely; guidance is provided by the teacher. Teachers will provide guidance to all students, no later than November 7, 2022.


Will the school building remain open?

No, the school will not open on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. The school will serve as a polling site and is open for public voting, only limited operations are accessible on Election Day.

Veterans Day! November 11, 2022

History of Veterans Day

World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” - officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.”

Resource: https://www.va.gov/opa/vetsday/vetdayhistory.asp

National Family Engagement Week: November 14-18

Family Engagement Month – “Family Matters”

November is National Family Engagement month. Join us for "Family Matters," an exciting event celebrating FCS families and their role in the education and well-being of their students. There will be interactive workshops, hands-on activities, vendors, entertainment, giveaways, food, and a few special guests! Tickets are required per person for entry. Families may attend one or all events at four locations from November 14 through November 17. Please RSVP by November


The following schools (with links to Eventbrite) are hosting events for the entire district:


Visit fultonschools/FamilyEngagementMonth for more details.

For more information, please contact Becca Goddard (goddardr@fultonschools.org).

Big picture

Important to Know: School Information

Big picture

Recovery/Major Assignments (Formerly known as Exams): December 14-16

  • December 14, 15, and 16 are half-days for students (8:20-12:30): Recovery work-or-major assignments are scheduled. (1) December 14: First and Second Period (2) December 15: Third and Fourth Period (3) December 16: Fifth and Sixth Period

  • Students are eligible to exempt the final major or minor assignment administered during the semester 1 recovery/major assignment if the following criteria is met:

    • Grade of 70 or higher in the course at the date where an exemption is eligible, without the addition of any quality points.

    • No ISS or OSS for the semester.

    • No administratively addressed issues of Academic Dishonesty for the semester.

    • Students who wish to be exempt will be required to submit an electronic form using the Exemption-Approved QR Code by the communicated deadline. (the teacher will provide the student with the QR Code access, once approved).

  • There is not an administrative appeals policy.

Student Success Skills (SSS)

November 28, 2022


Dear Parents,


This week of Student Success Skills lessons will focus on Goal Setting. Encouraging students to set their own goals helps students build self-awareness of their priorities.

From ReThinkEd: “Goal setting is the process of determining an end goal and the steps necessary to achieve the goal. Setting goals helps students zero in on what is most important to them and provides the pathway to realizing their dreams. When we encourage students to set their own goals, it empowers them to take ownership and responsibility for their goals. By making the goal setting process explicit, we help students break large, in tangible goals into small manageable steps that can be reached. Goal setting provides motivation and encourages self-regulation.”


The literature for the lesson can be found here:

Resilience: Grade 9

Resilience: Grade 10

Resilience: Grade 11

Resilience: Grade 12

Have a great week! Let your student know you are part of their support system!


Thank you for your support!

Steffen Mathis

Roswell High School

Student Success Skills Champion

Roswell Teen Talk Podcasts!

Exciting news! Roswell Rotary and the Wellstar Foundation have partnered to produce an OUTSTANDING podcast series called “Roswell Teen Talk”. This five-episode limited podcast series highlights OUR Roswell teens and addresses a wide variety of topics related to behavioral health and suicide prevention topics while providing critical information on when, where and how to seek help (personalized for the North Fulton community). We are SO PROUD of our students that were part of this project and could not be more thrilled with this engaging opportunity to support youth and their parents. Listen TODAY to better understand what our Roswell teens are facing and how you can help to support them…you’ll be so glad you did!

DOWNLOAD AND LISTEN TO THE PODCASTS here: https://roswellteentalk.podbean.com/

Big picture
Big picture
Download and Listen to Roswell Teen Talk Podcasts

Listen TODAY to better understand what our Roswell teens are facing and how you can help to support them…you’ll be so glad you did!

College Support Days @ the NEST: Tuesday and Thursday during 4th Period!

When you’re getting ready for your higher education journey, whether it’s a 2- or 4-year college, career training, or something else altogether, it can be hard to know where to start. Insight on how your peers are preparing for life after high school can help.


Below are seven steps high school seniors from across the country have taken to get ready for higher education. Use this as a checklist when preparing for college. Click here to learn more.

Big picture

Senior Information!

The Georgia Student Finance Commission is collaborating with 40 Georgia colleges and universities to waive college application fees in November, which is Georgia’s “Apply to College Month.” On average, a college application fee is about $50.


Click here for a list of participating schools: https://www.gafutures.org/college-planning/apply-to-college-initiative/application-fee-waivers/


Go Hornets!

Senior Information!

Graduation Fee: Don't forget to pay your graduation fee before the price increases on 12/17. Pay your onetime fee of $165 on the 3rd Ascent Website! Click the button below to pay your fees.


Senior Portrait Deadline: November 1st in order to be included in the yearbook! Schedule at Cadystudios.com. Casuals from an outside photographer must also be submitted to Mr. Mendelson with a copyright release. Email: mendelson@fultonschools.org


Senior Recognition Ads: Deadline is November 7thto place a recognition Ad in the yearbook honoring your senior. Head to the Jostens website for more details and to design:

https://www.jostens.com/apps/jcom/router.mvc?affiliateId=1040781

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!

Digital Learning Days for All Students!

Big picture

FCS No School Days!

Big picture

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.

Big picture

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!

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
  • September: Ali Ahmed
  • November: Crystal Clark
Check out our amazing students!

Roswell High School: Twitter Page

Big picture

Roswell Dance Theater Presents the Nutcracker, featuring a few of our fellow Hornets!

Congratulations to our students who are performing in the Roswell's Dance Theater Nutcracker this upcoming week! We are proud of you: Morgan Tabb, Meyer Spence, Finley Williams, Nellie Holt, Brooklyn Lednik, Aiya Elitr, Sarah Ruth Bachmeier and Miriam Bachmeier, Abigail Barnes)
Big picture

GEMA District V Solo and Ensemble

Congratulations to all of the students who performed at GMEA District V Solo and Ensemble this weekend! All performances received superior ratings and we are SO PROUD of our musicians!!!

Congratulations to the Rowing Club!

Roswell Hornets Rowing Club were champions this weekend at the “Head of the Hooch” Regatta, winners of the overall points trophy, St Andrew and Atlanta Juniors bringing home first and third place. Overall our Rowing Club teams brought home 5 Gold, 4 silver and 3 bronze medals from the largest regatta in the southeast which draws teams from all over the nation.

RHS Football Players Partner with CDA: Advancement at the Children's Development Academy

On Saturday night we had our fall fundraiser Party on our Playground to raise money for scholarships for our students and to support literacy and teacher programs. We had three different volunteer days tied to the event. A big playground clean up on September 24, then set up for the event on Saturday morning and a clean up day on Sunday. In all three cases we had a group of Roswell HS football players sign up to volunteer and I just wanted to take a minute to share with you all what AMAZING volunteers they were.


They were polite, hardworking, STRONG, and capable. We absolutely couldn't have put on our fundraiser without their support.

RHS Chamber Choir Performs at Berry College!

RHS Chamber Choir performs for the State Conference of the Georgia American Choral Director's Association and tour Berry College. They did an amazing job representing the Roswell community and Roswell High School.

Director: Dr. Stanton Usher

Roswell High School's Beautification Club

Roswell Beautification Club: Students who spent a Sunday cleaning up the Roswell Mill. The kids did an amazing job and picked up TONS of trash. This is what it's all about right here—beautifying our community and local ecosystems.

Sponsor: Taylor Kapusta

RHS Mountain Biking Team! Congratulations Emi Mills & the RHS Mountain Biking Team

RHS Mountain Biking Team: While it is not a sanctioned GHSA sport, our athletes love their sport so much that they continue to proudly race through the Georgia Cycling Association. Teams from all over that state race together. We joined other North Fulton Schools with the Nitro Group for practices 3 days a week at Big Creek trails, but race for each of our high schools.


This week Emi Mills took 2nd place for girls varsity! Congratulations Emi!

Our next race is the Championship next weekend at Kingston Downs, Oct. 30.

Roswell's Math Team @ UGA! Kudos Math Team!

The Roswell Math Team participated in the University of Georgia High School Math Competition this weekend! This was the first math competition Roswell has attended in several years, and we are excited to continue growing the program. There will be several opportunities to participate in competitions at Roswell over the next several months.

Authentic Learning Experiences: Zoology and Human Anatomy & Honor's Field Trip

Zoology and Human Anatomy & Honor’s Field Trip: What a great way to engage in authentic learning!

Congratulations to our Roswell Rotary, Teacher-of-the-Month and Student-of-the-Month

The Rotary Club of Roswell selects a teacher and student from surrounding schools to serve as the Teacher-of-the-Month and the Student-of-the-Month. Roswell High School is proud to share that Ms. Barbara Bell and Mr. Austin Edler represented us as our nominees for the honor. Both teacher and student have showcased what it means to put Service Above Self! Ms. Bell and Austin enjoyed lunch at the Rotary meeting, engaged with Rotarians and presented a small word on what it means to put Service Above Self! We are very proud of Ms. Bell and Austin!

AGC Georgia Partners with Brasfield & Gorrie to Host High School Students Skill Challenge

SAT Success Continues for Fulton County Schools Students

Big picture

Unstoppable HORNET AWARD! TBA-October!

What is the Unstoppable Hornet Principal's Award?


Each month Principal Miley selects 2 students who exemplify what it means to be a committed Hornet who represents characteristics we hope that all our students will embody.


  • 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.


Congratulations to our Unstoppable Hornet Principal's Award Recipients:


September: Ryan Koporc and Nick Meyer

October: Austin Edler (11th) and Christopher Slemmer (12th)

Big picture

Stakeholder Meetings!

School Governance Council Meeting: November 09 @ 4:00 p.m. (TBS)

Our School Governance Council
  • Review the Agenda (TBS)
  • Review the Minutes (TBS)

Community Meeting: November 16 @ 9:30 a..m. (Mountain Park Elementary)

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.


  • November 16: Mountain Park Elementary (9:30 a.m.)
  • December 7: Vickery Mill Elementary (9:30 a.m.)
  • January 18: Holcomb Bridge Middle (9:30 a.m.)
  • February 15: Sweet Apple Elementary (9:30 a.m.)
  • March 22: Mimosa Elementary (9:30 a.m.)
  • April 19: Crabapple Middle (9:30 a.m.)
  • May 17: Elkins Point Middle (9:30 a.m.)

Action Items!

Student code of Conduct: Review & Sign (NEEDS YOUR ATTENTION!)-All New Students are Required to Review & Sign!

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

Big picture

Community Resources

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.