Roosevelt A.P. student and senior Connor Bredbeck proves you can do it all. In addition to his long list of Advanced Placement classes, he’s also starring in the Des Moines Playhouse’s new musical, Pinkalicious. The musical runs April 25 – May 18. For tickets and show times, click on the picture. Connor was interviewed by WHO-TV 13 this month about Advanced Placement when Roosevelt made the Washington Post’s list of the nation’s most challenging high schools.
Senior Murphy Burke signed a national letter of intent with Western Kentucky University today. Burke is the daughter of Stephanie Pruesch and Bernie Burke. She is a 3-time individual state champion in debate and is currently ranked 24th in the nation in Original Oratory. Click on the headline for more pictures from the event.
Sharks have done it again! Putting on a fantastic show of strength, grace, timing, teamwork and hold-your-breath pageantry! The team has logged more than 440 hours of philanthropic service in addition to preparing for the show and being excellent scholars! Click headline for professional pictures or https://www.flickr.com/photos/gogerty/sets/72157643824333864/for pics from the audience.
Select Roosevelt students participated in the Construction Expo today and practiced walking on steel I-beams, operating bulldozers, cranes and jack hammers. Click on headline above for pictures from the event.
Ms. Euken’s Heritage Spanish class culminated their study of the history of the U.S. migrant worker program by watching the just released biography of Cesar Chavez whose struggles on behalf of the migrant workers have been lauded by JFK, the Pope among others and resulted in Mr. Chavez being awarded the United States Medal of Freedom. Si se puede!
The Roosevelt Foundation honored Outstanding Contributors of the Year: Ben and Barb Hildenbrant! (pictured here with Foundation President, Fritz Craiger) Also recognized was Sue Jansen as Foundation Teacher of the Year! Service leads to Success! Click on headline for pictures of the event.