Principal's Message

Last Updated: 8/28/2019 9:19 PM


Dear Parents:

On behalf of the Rootstown Elementary School staff, I would like to welcome our students and parents to the 2019-2020 school year.  It was great seeing you during Open House on August 22nd. The year promises to be filled with many opportunities for our students to grow academically and socially through varied instructional techniques and programs.  It is our goal each year to plan instruction and programs to meet the needs of all types of learners.



As we begin the year, I would like to share changes to the building and staff:

  • The building received new Chromebooks from our PTA.  These will be used on the mobile cart in the fourth-fifth grade hallway.  Thank you to the PTA for their generosity!

  • We are continuing the “Rovers R Respectful, Responsible and Role Models” as our new PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Supports) theme. Please note the new signage throughout the building reflecting this theme.

  • Progressbook is a district-wide gradebook that will offer parents the opportunity to see grades and report cards.

  • Security cameras were installed in several locations within the building over the summer.

Staff changes for 19-20:

  • Mrs. Paolucci is the new Attendance Secretary.

  • Mrs. Burrell moves from 5th grade to Kindergarten.

  • Miss Gearhart moves from 4th grade to 5th grade.

  • Ms. Perline will be our new school psychologist from MCESC replacing Mrs. Saborse.

  • Ms. Shelly will be the preschool teacher from MCESC.

  • Ms. Butler will be the new OT and Mr. Wellington will be the new PT from MCESC.

  • Educational Aides:  Mrs. Ginter, Mrs. Hopp, Mrs. Story, Mrs. Kruger



I am looking forward to a great school year.  Please contact me with any questions or concerns during the school year.


Go Rovers!