Lifeskills Education and Positive Discipline philosophy at the core of character education. Class meetings are a vital part of Roosevelt school life.
Attendance Pep Rally and mystery celebrations instituted for perfect attendance.
Thematic instruction offered at all grade levels (modeled after Susan Kovalik's Integrated Thematic Instruction and Howard Gardner's theory of Multiple Intelligences)
Literacy block is comprehensive and based on the most current research on reading and writing. Literacy is highly individualized, and formative assessment drives instruction. Draft books are used by all students, and spelling and grammar are integrated into writing. Reading instruction is also integrated into writing. A reading specialist and teacher leaders continue to implement the coaching model in literacy.
Math instruction is research-based as well. Math resources are housed in the Math Resource Room, and a math team also acts as facilitators in the coaching model of staff development. A math specialist and teacher leaders support with instruction of teachers and students. Math instruction is based on formative assessment and units are created using Kingsport's Curriculum Maps. Math is hands-on and as real world as possible. The school utilizes the Investigations Math Series.
Related Arts: art, music, library, counseling, and physical education
School counseling program with a full time counselor
Library Media services with a full time librarian
Reading Resource and Math Resource Rooms with a reading specialist and a math specialist
Lifeskills Awards at the conclusion of the year
Student drama opportunities offered periodically (The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe presented in January of 2006)
Service opportunities: Second Harvest drive, Day of Giving to the Book Room, Tsunami relief drive, hurricane relief drive, School Partner, and penpal with the USS Roosevelt, etc.
Continued teacher training in literacy, mathematics, Integrated Thematic Instruction, Positive Discipline, Poverty Education, and brain-based research• Classrooms are designed with the latest research on brain compatible environments and strategies
School-based Family Liaison to assist students, staff, teachers, parents, and community members for the purpose of providing and/or conveying information and other services required by parents or teachers.