• Words from the Assistant Principal

    Jamie Balisciano 


    Dear Roosevelt Families and Community Partners,  

    I would like to welcome everyone to the “NEW” Roosevelt School! A place where we are committed to the academic and social/emotional growth of every child. It is our goal to teach the whole child and help every child to not only become a better student, but a better person equipped with the academic and social skills to be successful in life.

    We have embraced the district’s Emotional Intelligence Program RULER and continue to be a PBIS school. We understand that we can only do this if we create a culture of learning, teamwork and love at our school. A culture based on everyone looking out for one another and working together. In conjunction with this we understand that creating this positive culture will create a very positive school climate where everyone feels welcome and knows we care! Every decision that we make here is with the priority of “putting students first”. Every decision is in the “best interest of our students”. Roosevelt School is about high expectations and accountability of all, but we understand the extreme importance of recognizing the positive accomplishments of our students, staff and families.  

    The successes of our students and staff are celebrated on a regular basis. Teachers are recognized weekly in our Principals’ Morning News and their hard work is recognized at staff meetings. Students earn behavior points to attend PBIS Reward Trips like Sound Tiger and Bluefish Games. They also work to earn PBIS dances and students are recognized for positive choices at our Marking Period PBIS Assemblies. At these assemblies we recognize the academic and behavioral accomplishments of our students.

    I have worked closely with the middle school staff and students as we move to becoming the “Model” middle school in Bridgeport. Our mottos in middle school include “Keep Small Things Small” and “Look Out for One Another”. We constantly talk about being a family and how we fall down and get up “together”. Our middle school students are a huge part of who we are as they participate in extra-curricular activities including participating in school sports, cheerleading, dance, Debate, the school play, band, choir, our Junior Responder Program and more.

    We pride ourselves on being very consistent, fair and communicating effectively. Feel free to go to  our Facebook page “Theodore Roosevelt School” for announcements, updates on things going on, and some wonderful pictures! We are all very excited to see the new heights we can take Roosevelt School together. We have not doubt that if everyone works very hard and in a cohesive manner, we can easily be an example for all of the other urban schools in the country. 

    Jamie Balisciano

    Assistant Principal Roosevelt School

Mr.  Balisciano
Last Modified on March 6, 2018