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A Message from Our Principal

Dear Roosevelt Middle School Families,

It has been a wonderful end to the 2017-2018 school year, culminating in the class of 2018 graduation ceremony. As many of you embark on your well-deserved vacation, I would like to take the opportunity to reflect on the past ten months and to also look ahead to the next academic year. It has been a very successful year with many events highlighted in our soon-to-be-issued Roosevelt Middle School (RMS) yearbook. I am also delighted at the successful way that my inaugural year as principal at RMS has provided me with many great memories that I will forever cherish. All of this success is predominantly due to the support that I have received from the stakeholders who are connected with RMS, including our board of education members, Superintendent Mark Holder, Mayor Andre Harvey, my administrative team, our faculty and staff, our parents, our PTA, and most importantly, our young student scholars. I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work alongside such great individuals.

A special thank you and au revoir to Corliss Hinton, Debra Jackson, Francesca McDonald, Clifford Pedersen, and Diana Doerr who are retiring after providing RMS with extensive illustrious careers. All of these outstanding professionals have played a significant role in helping RMS to be in the strong position that it is today. I am extremely grateful for the contribution that each has made to RMS; sentiments which I am sure are supported by the whole RMS family. We wish them well in their future endeavors. We also have our wonderful class of 2018 leaving us, and we wish them every success for the future and hope that they leave with fond memories of their time at RMS and at McKinley, Grant, Lincoln, and Thurgood Marshall Elementary Schools. Remember what we taught you at RMS, and always strive to do your personal best!

In reflecting back on this school year I thank my administrative staff for giving up their summer vacation to help prepare for this school year. Their commitment resulted in great dividends. We began the school year with well attended curriculum nights for each grade as well as an eighth grade parent meeting. There were many programs and initiative that began this year including our quarterly awards ceremonies, quarterly honor roll sock hop, principal scholar luncheon, the student of the month bulletin board, annual Grandparents Day breakfast, full implementation of PBIS, Hispanic Heritage Month celebration, weekly school spirit Fridays, quarterly PTA movie nights, district STEAM fair host, Cinco de Mayo/red, green & white day, excel morning math tutoring program, McTeacher Night, monthly no referral challenge, district intramurals sports program host, SCOTY awards participation, and annual fun fair.

Looking ahead to the next academic year, we will be implementing more programs and initiative as well as updating and expanding existing ones. They include CHAMPS, which is a tier I classroom intervention initiative that will be implemented in conjunction with PBIS, which is a tier I school-wide intervention initiative. New for the fall is the expansion of our math curriculum to include algebra classes at Proviso West for RMS selected eighth grade math students. They will be given an opportunity to earn high school credit while they are still in middle school. 

In conclusion, I have truly enjoyed working with your student scholars. They are an amazing group of individuals with limitless potential. I wish you all a wonderful summer, and don’t forget to “be respectful, be responsible, and be safe”.


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.”

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Contact Us

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