Rose Kraft

Hi my name is Rose Kraft and I have taught at Roncalli for the past 35 years.  I have been married to my husband Jim for 42 years and we have two grown children and 6 grandchildren:  Tracie and her husband Craig with their three children Maleah, Victoria, and Zach and Josh and his wife Heidi with their three children Maddux, Addilynn, and Banksten.  I graduated from NSU in 1980 and have taught at Roncalli in 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Pre Algebra and Algebra and was Math Coach over the years.  This year I am teaching 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Math.  I have taught  brothers, sisters, and many parents of my students this year.

Math Olympiad will begin in October and run through March for students in Grades 4 through 6.  We will meet  two Tuesdays a month, once for practice and one for the competition.  First competition is November 15th.  Go Cavs  We have two people with 4 out of 5 correct after our 1st competition.  6th graders Ella H and Thomas B.   Way to go, lots of 3 correct including 4th grader,  James B.  2nd competition 3 people had 4 out of 5 Ella H. and Nic A. in 6th grade and Paul G. in 5th.  Ella now has 8 out of 10 for the season.  Again lots of 3's.  Our 3rd competition in January was probably the hardest I have seen in my 10 year career coaching Math Olympiad.  Ella has 10 as the highest score with Thomas at 9 and Paul and Nic at 8.  Great job team.  

MathCounts is open to all 6th graders, 7th graders and 8th graders and we will meet every Wednesday starting September 21st at 7:30 in the morning in my room at the HS.  We will work until 7:55 and in time to get to 1st hour.  Breakfast will be served.  Contest dates will be listed here as they are confirmed.  NorthEast Mathcounts Chapter Competion  will be held in Aberdeen this year.

1st competition was held in Groton on October 5th.  The 8th grade team consisting of William G, Jackson H, Elissa H, and Chloe B was the 4th place team.  William tied for 6th place and Capri H placed 12th out of 51 competitors.  In the 7th grade competition Sophia tied for 15th place and Rose G, Sidney H., Collin S. tied for 19th place out of 56 competitors. Keep working hard Cavs.  We competed  on November 2nd at the Roncalli Invite. 10 out of  24- 6th and 7th graders placed in the top 50%.  There were 85 participants total.  Rose took 14th place, Elizabeth took 18th place, Nic, Sawyer , and Hayley tied for 19th place, Thomas and Sidney tied for 23rd place, Halle placed 28th, Tyler placed 32nd, and Zion placed 38th.Top 2 teams of 7th grade teams which included one team of 6th graders placed 3rd and 8th.  3rd place team of Halle, Rose, Elizabeth, and Hayley. 8th place team was Tyler, Nic, Thomas, and Sawyer all 6th graders. 6 out of our 20 of our competitors were in the top 50% in the 8th grade. There were 65 mathletes competing in 8th grade. They were Capri and Chloe tied for 13th place, Will and Sam tied for 16th place and Anna and Max tied for 24th place.  Our top 3 Roncalli teams placed 8th, 9th and 11th out of 17 teams.  The 8th place team consisted of Max, William, Sam, and Jackson H.  9th place team was DJ, Anna, Capri, and Chloe.  11th place team was Jacob, Gray, Tristan, and Benjamin.  Way to Go Mathcounts Teams

1st 6th grade competion will be held October 19th in Warner.  4 teams will be competing.  The teams were Thomas, Nic, Brendan, and Josh who tied for 5th place, Sawyer, Kaleb, Tyler, and Zach E also tied for 5th place.  Jacob, Constantine, Zach D, Sam, Gracie, Ella, Maddox, and Phillip also did a great job.  Thomas placed 1st overall as an individual.  Sawyer, Nic, and Tyler tied for 10th place.  There were 88 participants and 22 teams that participated.  6th grade you are looking good.  Next competition is November 18th at Holgate.  Way to go Cavs!

November 18th meet at Holgate.  5 out of the top 10 places went to Roncalli 6th graders.  7 schools were participating from the area.  Tyler B placed 4th, Sawyer H placed 6th, Samuel K placed 8th, Nic A placed 9th, and Lauren D placed in 10th.  The team of Tyler, Sawyer, Nic and Thomas B placed 1st. Great showing 6th grade.

December 7th was a countdown competition held at Roncalli Elementary for the 7th grade and 8th grade and since we were the host school our 6th graders competed with the 7th graders.  6th graders Tyler B placed 3rd place in the 1st seed and Nic A place 3rd in the 4th seed.  7th graders Elizabeth R placed 3rd in 3rd seed and Sarah M placed 4th in the 4th seed.  8th graders Brinna Z had 4th place in 2nd seed and William G placed 3rd in the 4th seed.

The top 8 mathletes from Roncalli are Rose  G, Capri H, Anna S, Brinna Z, Nic A, Zach D, Josh A, and Thomas B.  Sarah M. and Tyler B are alternates.  Represent Roncalli well at Simmons on January 11 and at the NorthEast Chapter competition on February 8..  We will be meeting once a week for the next month.  Go Cavs!  The Simmons Practice Meet took place on January 11th and the Team of Rose, Capri, Anna, and Brinna took 3rd place out of 17 teams as a team, they missed tieing with Groton for 2nd by 1/4 of a point.  Rose was 13th and Anna and Capri tied for 14th place out of 68 mathletes.  Thomas, Nic, Josh, and Zach were 12th as a team which is pretty good for 6th graders going against 7th and 8th graders.  Northeast Chapter competition was held Wed, Feb 8th at NSU.  The team of Capri, Anna, Rose and Brinna took 7th place and Capri was 27th, Thomas 34th, and Nic was 45th out of 78 individuals. With Nic and Thomas competing against 7th and 8th graders they did fantastic. Thomas, Zach, Nic and Josh should have gotten the enthusisam award because it was great among this team.  They all represented Roncalli well and we are all proud of them.  It was a great year.  

Mrs. Kraft Schedule:

8:10-8:15       Attendance and Prayer

8:15-8:58       6th Grade Math Gold

9:00-9:43        6th Grade Math Green

9:45-10:28      5th Grade Math Gold

10:30-11:13    5th Grade Math Green

11:13 - 12:12  Prep Time

12:15 - 12:39  Lunch

12:42-1:30      7th Grade Math

1:33-2:21         8th Grade Math

2:24 -3:12        7th Grade Math 

A+ 99.5 - 100% AND OVER

A   94.5 - 99.49%

A-  92.5 - 94.49%

B+  90.5 - 92.49%

B    86.5 -  90.49%

B-  84.5 - 86.49%

C+  82.5 - 84.49%

C   78.5 - 82.49%

C-  76,5-78.49%

D+ 74.5 - 76.49%

D    71.5 - 74.49%

D-   69.5 - 71.49%

F    69.49%  AND BELOW