Monday, May 20, 2013
This year’s special guest at the Health Bee was Brenda Blackmon, Co-Anchor of My9 News.
The Germ Busters team, comprised of five Roosevelt Intermediate School students from Westfield, won second place in the United Healthcare/YMCA 4th Annual Health Bee Competition. They competed against seven other teams in three categories of health-related questions, and reached the final round. The seventh graders, shown here with their $500 check, are (front row l-r): Julian Mazzola, Stefan Sujanthakumar, Owen Heim, and Connor Smith; and (back row l-r): Joey Gabriel and Matthew Meusel. The Health Bee, a jeopardy style, physical activity and nutrition competition that United Health Care and the Westfield Y sponsor, is in its fourth year. According to Roosevelt Health Educator, Sharon Dorry, “By simply participating, the students are …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Students modeled custom-designed hats.
Thursday, April 25
Sixth graders in Anne Cohen’s art class at Roosevelt Intermediate School in Westfield model their custom designed hats inspired from the New Era 59Fifty exhibition of award winning unique cap designs. Mrs. Cohen shared with her students a book published by New Era with 70 creative hats. “The students were totally inspired to create their own one-of-a-kind creation,” explained Cohen. “Each student was given a blank white cap and they were able to capture their own creative profile on it. Using a variety of materials -- paint, feathers, fabric, buttons, wood scraps and any other found objects they could find-- each student found his/her path to define themselves visually,” she added.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Franklin Elementary and Roosevelt Intermediate schools commended for student achievement.
Two Westfield schools have been recognized among the highest-performing schools in New Jersey by the State Department of Education, officials said. Franklin Elementary and Roosevelt Intermediate schools were named as Reward Schools by the state this week. Only 57 schools received the recognition this year. Last year, 112 schools received these distinctions. The rankings are determined by analyzing data from the 2008-11 school years, including NJASK, HSPA and APA exams. High Performing Reward Schools are the highest performing in the state in terms of schoolwide proficiency and graduation rates. "We are delighted to be a Rewards School earning the status of 'high-performing' school by the New Jersey Department of Education," said Franklin …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Roosevelt Science teacher Jeffrey Robbins is the advisor for the team.
Wednesday, March 13
The Science Olympiad Team from Roosevelt Intermediate School in Westfield (pictured here) placed 4th overall in this winter’s regional competition held at New Jersey Institute of Technology. The following students took home medals in the these events: Justin Elbert and Christopher Hoerrner - 5th place Biology Blitz; Esther Nam and Nick Walker - 5th Place Anatomy; Jack Mieselman and Tommy Riley - 6th Place Disease Detectives; Victoria Napolitano and Juliana Yang - 5th Place Dynamic Planet; Angus Applegarth and Aaron Coleman - 4th Place Mission Possible; Avery Wenta and Aaron Coleman - 5th Place Shock Value; Victoria Napolitano and Shannon Pyle - 6th Place Write it do it. Roosevelt Science teacher, Jeffrey Robbins, is the advisor for the …
Friday, March 1, 2013
Performances begin Friday, March 8.
Even if you’ve never uttered the words “I do not like green eggs and ham,” the Roosevelt Intermediate School Theatre department, with a cast of 51, has cooked up a treat that will certainly appeal to your tastes. 'Seussical the Musical' is directed by Annie Brzozowski, choreographed by Nicole Amadeo and musically directed by Karen Romero and Sabino Losco. This musical extravaganza is filled with toe-tapping tunes. 'Seussical' borrows its plot directly from the characters and occurrences in various Dr. Seuss books. The result is a show that takes the audience, of all ages, on an unpredictable ride. Leading the audience through the musical twists and turns is Dr. Seuss’ most known character, the Cat in the Hat, played by Alexandra …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Preview begins at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, March 6.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Program begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 at Edison School.
Monday, February 11
The Counseling Department at Edison and Roosevelt Intermediate Schools will be hosting the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey’s (PDFNJ) 15 Minute Child Break program on Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. at Edison School. The 15 Minute Child Break is a ONE-HOUR multi-media presentation offered by the PDFNJ. The presentation will include the importance of the parent or caregiver’s role on substance abuse prevention; as well as how to talk to children about drugs, signs of use and abuse to look for, current terminology, and trends of use. The presentation is based on New Jersey specific research conducted by the PDFNJ’s Center for Prevention Research. This presentation is an opportunity for all parents and caregivers in all schools to come out and find…
Friday, December 21, 2012
Funds were donated by Roosevelt families and staff to support local efforts in helping victims of Hurricane Sandy
Friday, December 21, 2012
Student Council Advisors at Roosevelt Intermediate School in Westfield, Lori Simpson (far left) and Marisa Conneely, present a check in the amount of $856 to Westfield United Fund Executive Director, Deirdre Gelinne. The funds were donated by Roosevelt families and staff to support local efforts in helping victims of Hurricane Sandy through the United Fund’s Sandy Relief Program. Roosevelt Principal, Stewart Carey, acknowledged, “It is the appropriate thing to do; every little bit helps.”
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Students' activities span a wide range of interests.
The motto “You are free to learn” seemed to hover in the air on Wednesday as eighth graders at Roosevelt Intermediate School gathered in the library for the first Independent Study meeting of the year. Excited participants’ voices and giggles reflected the enthusiastic smiles of their high school mentors who were partnered up with their younger peers based on similar strengths and interests. Independent Study, created by Westfield alumna Alexa Zepka during her eighth grade year at RIS, was her response to being rejected from another extra-curricular program, according to current coordinator, WHS junior Rebecca Plotkin. Zepka’s aim was to explore and further her skills in an area of her interest and to be able to have something to show for …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Social Studies Teacher, Brian Vieth, presented the Heroes Among Us Award to guest speaker and Veteran Patrick Boyer.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
A Veteran’s Day Ceremony, rescheduled due to Hurricane Sandy, was held at Roosevelt Intermediate School in Westfield on November 19. Music – including the National Anthem, America and Blowin’ in the Wind -- was provided by the Sharps and Flats, the 8th Grade Chorus, and the Eighth Grade Band. The entire student body of more than 700 students, as well as teachers and guests, remained silent while Taps was played by Brian Callahan and Creighton Hendrix. Students Alexandra Jackman, Evan Gruters, and Abby Rothenberg addressed the student body and guests, describing what Veterans Day meant to them. Miss Jackman, Roosevelt’s Student Council President, recalled having visited Arlington National Cemetery with her family recently and read …