School News

Tinker v1

The 50th Anniversary of the Tinker Armband Protest


The Roosevelt High School Foundation and Alumni Association is pleased to present the first annual Teddy Talks: The 50th Anniversary of the Tinker Armband Protest. Join us on Tuesday, December 15th at 7:00pm in the Roosevelt High School Auditorium for an evening to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the events resulting in the landmark Supreme Court case, Tinker vs. Des Moines Independent School District, which put a spotlight on Des Moines schools and established free speech protections for students.


Rider’s Brown: Coach of the Year Finalist


Roosevelt Boys’ Cross Country Coach Steve Brown has been named a finalist for Coach of the Year honors by the National Federation of State High School Associations. If Brown earns the NFHS award it will be the crowning achievement on an already distinguished resume that includes multiple state, regional and conference coach of the year honors, and leading three Rider teams to State XC titles. Click on the photo to read more about the honor.


Shrek Comes to Life on Stage at Roosevelt


From storybooks to movies to a Broadway musical, the ogre Shrek along with Fiona, Donkey and a cast of hundreds are a staple of modern entertainment. They come to life on stage this week at Roosevelt High School as Shrek: The Musical is performed at 7:30 PM Thursday through Saturday. Click on the image to read more about the performance, the improved stage, and to see photos of a recent dress rehearsal.


Prentice, Fleming Head to State Cross Country


Congratulations to Harry Prentice and Megan Fleming on qualifying for the State Cross Country Championship! The Riders’ freshmen finished 8th and 12th, respectively, at yesterday’s qualifying meet in Ankeny. The State XC meet is in Fort Dodge on October 31. Click the headline to see more photos from the qualifying meet.


R’velt Grad: Top 10 Up and Coming Scientists


Science News magazine has named Feng Zhang, a 2000 graduate of Roosevelt High School who also attended Central Academy, as one of the world’s top 10 up and coming scientists. Zhang, who attended Harvard and Stanford and currently holds appointments at MIT and Harvard, was selected by a panel of 30 Nobel Prize winners for his groundbreaking research on brain ailments. Click the headline to read the Science News story.


Parent Teacher Conferences


UPDATED! Parent Teacher Conferences The postponed conference night has been re-scheduled for Thursday, November 5, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Teachers will be located in the library, cafeteria, and small gym for convenient access!

Upcoming Events

Dec 1
Basketball: Boys 10th
Dec 1
Basketball: Girls JV
Dec 1
Basketball: Boys 9th
Dec 1
Basketball: Girls Varsity
Dec 1
Basketball: Boys Varsity
4419 Center Street, Des Moines, IA 50312
P: 515-242-7272 | F: 515-242-7350

Bulletin Board

Athletic Calendars and Schedules
Our scrolling calendar to the right lets you know if we have student events.  But if you want the up-to-the minute details of sports teams, what time and where, go to the ATHLETICS tab on the menu bar above and select “Schedules”.  You can also get information about the CIML events at

Please See Senior Page, under Students for more information and deadlines

Visit the TRHS Alumni Foundation
The Roosevelt Alumni Foundation can be found at, you may email them at or call 515.664.2020.  Their Mission: “The Roosevelt High School Foundation/Alumni Association is organized for educational purposes in order to advance, support and assist in the development and growth of the students and faculty at Roosevelt High School.”

Calendar of Events


About Roosevelt High School


4419 Center Street, Des Moines, IA 50312

P: 515-242-7272 | E:

This historic 90 year old school has developed a tradition of excellence, both academically and in various extra-curricular activities, which are a source of pride to the community it serves, the students, faculty, and alumni.

Roosevelt High School is committed to excellence in Academics, the Arts, and all Activities. Success for Every Student! GO ROUGHRIDERS!