(Th) Sep 22 Roosevelt BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT 5 and 6pm – TONIGHT!

(Tu) Sep 27 Roosevelt Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 10am

(Th) Sep 29 Roosevelt Grand Opening Community Open House 5:30pm

(Tu) Oct 4 PAR Meeting- everyone is welcome! 6pm

(W) Oct 5 Walk and Bike to School Day

(F) Oct 7 Roosevelt Activity Day

(Th) Oct 13 NO SCHOOL- Mid Trimester Progress Report

(F) Oct 14 NO SCHOOL- State-In-Service Day


You’re invited!  Please come early (at 5:00pm) to hear from our principal, Chris Mitchell and leaders of our parent organization, Parents At Roosevelt (PAR).  We have had recent changes in leadership and Chris would love to share what PAR is all about, positions that are available, and to discuss the next steps in moving forward. Please come to the Dining Hall.

The open house will begin with your student’s advisor at 6pm, and ends shortly after 8:00pm. Please bring your student’s planner so you have a map and schedule of classes. When you arrive, report directly to your student’s advisor’s room. We’re looking forward to meeting you! 

Here are some great things you can do the evening of open house:

– Meet your student’s first trimester teachers

– Attend each of your student’s classes

– Learn about what your child is doing in class as well as requirements

 We strongly support parents building relationships with their child’s teachers during the open house. Please remember that open house is not designed to address individual student needs. If you do want to check on your child’s progress, consider making a phone call or setting up an appointment. 

Parentvue log-in information will also be available from your student’s advisor at the back to school night.


Hey Roosevelt families! Roosevelt Activity Day (RAD) is Roosevelt’s BIG fall fundraiser and it is only two weeks from tomorrow, on Friday, October 7.  In conjunction with Walk and Bike to School Week we are going to raise money for Roosevelt, highlight active and healthy living and have FUN!  After a modified morning schedule all students will walk the Amazon Trail with their house.  The house that raises the most money will win a house party.  Each house will also show its school spirit by dressing according to a theme, shouting cheers, or any other creative way the house decides to show its spirit.

There are five levels of fund raising: Walker ($25), Jogger ($50), Runner ($100), Marathoner ($150) and Ultra-Marathoner (over $200).  Which one will you be?  How much can your student’s house fund raise for Roosevelt?  Students will receive their collection envelopes in house on Monday, September 26 so they can start collecting donations.  Please make sure you read with your student the green fundraising tips tucked inside the envelope.  Turn in dates will be Monday and Tuesday, October 3 and 4, and Thursday and Friday, October 6 and 7.  Also, new this year, family and friends can donate online at  So get moving Roosevelt, it’s RAD!


RAD is around the corner!

RAD is happening the afternoon of Friday, October 7th.  RAD, or Roosevelt Activity Day, is our big fall fundraiser (think walk-a-thon) where each house walks the Amazon Trail together.  We need 2 parent volunteers from each house, there are still many Houses to sign up for.  Walking times will be between 1:00-3:00 on Friday, 10/7.  If you would like to walk with your student’s house (or any house!) please email our volunteer coordinator, Laura Fuhriman Be sure to include your student’s advisor’s name! Or you can directly sign up at

Mentor Coordinator Needed: The Eugene Middle School Lunchtime Mentor Program, which pairs caring, responsible adults in the community with at-risk middle schoolers, operates in all 4J middle schools. At Roosevelt, the program needs a mentor coordinator to oversee mentoring at RMS. This volunteer job takes from 2-4 hours a week of time. Requirements: Candidates for the position of mentor coordinator should be organized, caring, and responsible, and should be able to commit to being at RMS each Thursday from 11 am to 1 pm. There is some additional work from home via computer as well as interaction with the school’s counselor. Training is provided, including shadowing the program coordinator until you feel comfortable with the job. If you are interested, please contact Anne Bridgman at And please feel free to forward this to friends who might be interested in this fulfilling volunteer job.

Parent Lunch Supervision: Our principal, Chris Mitchell, would really love to have parent volunteers to help with lunch supervision.  It would be great to have a parent or two each weekday who could circulate around the building during lunch, be a familiar presence for students, and if needed to gently remind students of expectations.  

To indicate interest in these or any other volunteer opportunities, please email our volunteer coordinator, Laura Fuhriman at

All volunteers must have a current background check at Roosevelt (4j background checks are site specific.  Even if you have a current background check at another school, you will need to complete one for RMS).  To submit a background check please go to  Background checks are valid for 2 years.  

PLEASE JOIN US: Roosevelt Middle School Grand Opening Celebrations Sept. 27 & 29

It’s Time to Celebrate! 

Three years ago our community voted to support education. Voters approved the 2013 Eugene School District 4J bond measure to replace aging and inefficient school buildings and update materials for teaching and learning.

Now it’s time to celebrate! After more than a year of construction, Roosevelt Middle School’s 1950 building has been replaced with a light-filled, energy-efficient, state-of-the-art learning center.Please join us as we celebrate and say thank you!

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Join us for a celebration to officially break the seal on the school.

• Tuesday, Sept. 27, 10–11 a.m.

Community Open House 

Tour the school, explore its ample classrooms and outdoor spaces, and see how its modern design supports teaching and learning.

• Thursday, Sept. 29, 5:30–7:30 p.m.


Learn the art of formal debate!

Improve public speaking skills!

Learn how to research & develop a persuasive argument!

All RMS students are welcome to join the RMS Debate Club.

We meet Mondays thru Fridays in Room C2 (Art Room) from 7:50am-8:30am. Breakfast is provided!

Contact Jeff Measelle at for info.


This year Yearbook will be run as a club with parent volunteers as advisors.  If your student is interested in joining the Yearbook Club we are hosting informational meetings on Wednesday September 28 during Lunch A @ 11:10am & Lunch B @ 12:10 in the Culinary Arts Room. Interested students are welcome to bring their lunch and learn more about being a part of the yearbook club. Regular weekly meetings will take place on Wednesdays right after school from 2:35 – 3:35.  Extra hours may be needed outside the club time to meet deadlines, attend activities, take pictures etc. 

Advisors:  Liz Mulford, Jessica Henley, Jennifer Touchette


What: American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training

When: Sunday, Oct. 2

Time: 9:00am – 4:30pm

Who: Those 11 years and older


Cost: $95 payment due at registration

In the course, students will learn how to:

– Supervise children and infants

– Perform basic child-care skills such as diapering, feeding and dressing

– Choose safe, age-appropriate games and toys

– Identify safety hazards and prevent injuries

– Care for common injuries such as burns, cuts and bee stings

– Communicate effectively with parents

– Find and interview for babysitting jobs

Upon completion of the course, students will receive a Certification in Red Cross Babysitter’s Training.