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Roosevelt Middle School

Roosevelt Middle School

A Message from Our Principal

Dear Roosevelt Middle School Parents and the District 88 Community,

We have recently ended our first quarter at RMS and it has been an honor to once again be a part of the RMS learning community. As we embark on the holiday season, let’s remember to be thankful for the many blessings that have bestowed our wonderful school district of late. The most exciting thing is the appointment of my longtime friend and colleague Mark Holder as our new superintendent! Look for some impactful things to occur under his leadership.

During these past few months since the start of the current school year, RMS has participated in some wonderful activities and events that support academics and student learning both directly as well as indirectly. Students apart of our STEM program participated in the district’s Annual Parent University Resource Fair. It was a very successful event. An article was posted in the local parent celebrating our students for raising money to help victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. Those funds went to Americare whose representative came to RMS for an assembly where we presented her with a check for $2000.00. During our fall fundraiser 8th grader Jalen Brooks raised $1,120.50. As the grand prize winner, he was awarded a brand new mountain bike and a cash prize. Mayor Harvey was our guest speaker during our first ever grandparents day breakfast. He shared a powerful message about the importance of grandparents within the family structure. During Latino (Hispanic) Heritage Month, our students participated in several activities including the Village of Bellwood’s annual program. We also celebrated Red Ribbon week focusing on drug and alcohol prevention. During fall MAP testing; our students put their best effort forward as we work toward our goal of improving our math and reading scores by the end of the school year.  Our eighth grade scholars successfully completed the Proviso Township placement test and represented us well as the visited Proviso West High School as part of their STEP Up program.

This year, I will begin to recognize on the quarterly basis, the accomplishments of our illustrious student scholars.   We will be sponsoring a quarterly awards ceremony to be held in the evening where we will honor our principal scholars, super honor roll, honor roll, students of the month, as well as our students and staff that had perfect attendance.

The passion and dedication of our PTA has continually impacted instruction in our school. Our PTA is an amazing group of people who commit to focus their time, talents, energies and resources for our children’s education and welfare. For RMS, our PTA support quality education by returning money from PTA sponsored fundraisers directly to the school for supplemental curriculum materials, student learning, projects, and special school programs. I encourage you to become an active serving member of our PTA. Our PTA meets every first Thursday of each month in our cafeteria beginning promptly at 6:00 p.m. Please come join us.

As educational leader, it is important for me that our staff, parents, students, the communities, and our district become partners in this journey that we have begun. It is essential that all of us come to school every day happy and ready to give it our best. A positive attitude will enable us to become problem solvers in a fun, relaxed, and nurturing environment that we have established here at RMS.


Paul Glover

Paul Glover

Our Mission

Roosevelt Middle School’s mission is to educate every child by means of nurturing, creative learning environment, with an effective home-school partnership. Through a model of cooperation and example, we will help our students realize the joys of learning and the rewards of mutual respect. We believe the RMS experience will enable students to continue to be life-long learners.

Our Vision

Roosevelt Middle School’s vision is to educate every child so he/she can be academically successful, socially responsible, physical fit, multi-culturally conscious life long learners.

What We Value

As a team of instructional leaders at Roosevelt Middle School, we value the educational process and its importance in the lives of our children. We value our educational community and leaders. We also value positive relationships with all stakeholders including our colleagues, parents, students and community members. Finally, we value curriculum that meets the needs of each child socially, emotionally, and academically.

Our Motto

“Excellence is our standard.”

Student Handbook

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Contact Us

Roosevelt Middle School
2500 Oak St.
Bellwood, IL 60104
Phone: (708) 410.3906
Fax: (708) 544.0192