School News


Wednesday, February 29th


Regular Compressed Schedule (90 Minute Early Dismissal) for ALL students on Wednesday, April 29.


Don’t forget Juniors ACT Testing on Tuesday


ACT TESTING DAY for JUNIORS!! On Tuesday, April 28 (Gray day), the ACT test will be administered for ALL juniors. Release blocks are cancelled on this day and CC/CA juniors are to report to TRHS no later than 7:40. Central Shuttle Buses will run only in the morning for regular shuttles and the last departure from CC back to Roosevelt will be at 11:35 to catch the homebound buses from Roosevelt at 12:00 on April 28.


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Don’t miss the Spring Concert This Tuesday!


Don’t forget to miss the Spring Vocal Music Concert! You will see The Chamber Choir, Mixed Choir, Bridges 2 Harmony, and Prep Choir. The boosters will also have Shout out!, Roosevelt Vocal Merchandise, Flowers 4 sale, and senior highlights!

Tuesday, April 28th 7:00p.m.


DMPS Offers Free Summer Meal Program


DMPS will again offer breakfast and lunch over the summer months to children 18 and younger. The number of sites has grown, and so have the number of meals served. Last summer, DMPS staff fed children 28,722 breakfasts and 79,698 lunches. DMPS has sponsored a summer meal program for more than 30 years. Click on the headline for more information and a list of sites.


Free Sports Physicals coming up in May


Wednesday, May 13th 2015 5:30 to 8:30 pm. Downtown Iowa Ortho & Physiotherapy Associates 450 Laurel St. Des Moines. Free to all middle and high school athletes. Information can be found under the Athletics tab.


Summer Sports Camp


Des Moines Public Schools has a long history and tradition of students competing at the highest levels in a variety of sports. DMPS is expanding opportunities for more and more students to participate in a wide range of activities, including athletics. To support that effort, we are also expanding our summer sports camp offerings. More information can be found under the athletics tab.

Upcoming Events

Apr 27
Tennis: Boys JV
Apr 27
Tennis: Boys Varsity
Apr 27
Tennis: Boys JV
Apr 27
Tennis: Girls Varsity
Apr 27
Tennis: Girls JV
4419 Center Street, Des Moines, IA 50312
P: 515-242-7272 | F: 515-242-7350

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CALLING IN ABSENCES. Whenever a student is going to be absent from school for any reason, a parent or guardian is to call the attendance desk (242-7273) within 24 hours to verify the absence. (An answering machine will be on from 3:00p.m. until 7:15 a.m. and all weekend.) Messages may be left on the attendance voice mail system. The voice mail system is constantly monitored throughout the day. Notes will also be accepted.

NOTE: An absence can be verified and not be excluded. For example, a parent calls to say a student would be absent because of illness but did not go to the doctor.

MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS & ATTENDANCE Parents may call the school attendance office at 242-7273 prior to a medical appointment to have their student excused. The attendance clerk will prepare a pass for your student, the student shows this to the classroom teacher, reports to the Attendance Office to sign out, and meets the parent in the parking lot. The student must then bring a note from the doctor to sign back in. You may leave a message on the voice mail with the student’s name, ID number, the time they need to leave, and the type of appointment. The voice mail is monitored all day long.

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!