School News


Megan Schott to Run for Iowa State Cyclones


Another day, another Des Moines Public Schools student signs a National Letter of Intent! Congratulations to Roosevelt High School senior and 2014 state cross country champion Megan Schott on signing to run for Iowa State University.

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DMPS Tests Message Systems on November 20


The safety, security and well-being of our students and staff is always a top priority. That’s why DMPS will be testing our automated message systems later this week. On November 20th at 2:30 PM a test message will be sent to parents/ guardians in one of five ways: Telephone, Text message, Email, Infinite Campus mobile app, and/or Infinite Campus parent portal. Click here to learn more.


Riders create artwork for Philanthropy Awards


The Central Iowa Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) announced the 2014 Philanthropy Day award winners last summer. The annual awards recognize individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the quality of life in central Iowa. A select number of Roosevelt Students created artwork for each award recipient.


Hawks and Clones Gain Roosevelt Standouts


Congratulations to Roosevelt High School’s Meredith Burkhall on signing to play Women’s Basketball at ISU and Roosevelt’s Aaron Wirt for signing to play Men’s Golf at the University of Iowa. They had a well-attended signing ceremony at the school today. Go Hawks! Go Clones!


Financial Aid Presentation


Financial Aid Presentation Night is Wednesday, November 19 at 6:00 p.m. in the library! The Iowa College Access Network will be giving a presentation to families about financial aid. The information is invaluable!


Schott wins 4A Girls’ State Cross Country Championship


Roosevelt’s Megan Schott won the Class 4A Girls’ State Cross Country Championship this morning in Ft. Dodge! Megan is the second Rider and third DMPS student to win a girls’ XC state title

Upcoming Events

Nov 22
Basketball: Girls Varsity
Nov 22
Basketball: Boys Varsity
Nov 24
Bowling: Boys Varsity
Nov 24
Bowling: Boys JV
Nov 24
Bowling: Girls Varsity
4419 Center Street, Des Moines, IA 50312
P: 515-242-7272 | F: 515-242-7350

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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

Senior Events and Information

Graduation is May 23, 2015!  Check out college information under the Academics tab on the menu bar above (Academics > Counseling > Counseling PLC).  Transcript request forms are under the STUDENT tab– first 5 are free with an addressed stamped envelope; $2 per transcript after request number 5.  A Seniors information folder is located under the Student tab.  Forms for college visits, the senior calendar , deadline infomation,  important announcements for students and families for the Class of 2015 will be posted under the Student tab as it becomes available.  Check regularly!

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.”

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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!