School News


Roosevelt Seniors Up For National Honor


Congratulations to Roosevelt High School seniors Carson Cary, Harry Crane and Rachel Schneider on being named by the U.S. Department of Education and the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars as candidates for the 2015 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. Click the headline to learn more about this prestigious national honor.


Nour Saida Harzallah’s Other Side of the Story


Roosevelt High School Speech and Debate team member Nour Saida Harzallah agonized over giving her first speech, not because of nerves but because she was afraid of how Americans might react to it. Click the headline to read, in her own words, about the positive experience an exchange student from Tunisia is enjoying at DMPS.


Employees’ Children Offered Scholarship


The Des Moines School Employees Association is pleased to once again offer a $500 one-time scholarship to DMPS employees’ children who are graduating from a DMPS high school. To read about the scholarship guidelines and download application and recommendation forms, click on the image.

Apple on Books

Second Semester starts Jan. 15th


Don’t forget second semester starts Thursday, Jan 15th. It is a B day. Please review you schedule in Infinite Campus, if you would like to request changes please contact Ms. Rypka at or Ms. Williams at 


Save The Date!


Parent Teacher Conferences will be March 11th starting at 3:15p.m.-7:15p.m and March 26th starting at 4p.m. -7:45p.m.

Don’t forget to Save the Date!


Finals start Friday!


Don’t Forget, Finals start this Friday, Jan. 9th! Remember the information below can always be found in the Weekly Bulletins. A copy of the weekly bulletin can be found outside of the main office, and under the student section on our website.

Upcoming Events

Jan 31
Wrestling: JV
Jan 31
Swimming: Boys Varsity (Date Changed to 01-24-15)
Jan 31
State Jazz Band Festival
Feb 2
Bowling: Boys Varsity
Feb 2
Bowling: Girls 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

Senior Events and Information

Herff Jones orders:  Orders are PAST DUE!  Please mail it directly to Herff Jones as soon as possibleThe deadline WAS December 12, late fees will be assessed after that date.  Herff Jones, 1112 Main Street, Adel, IA 50003  -  (515)993-3809  - 

If you have not completed a Senior Record Sheet see Mrs. Stackhouse in the counseling office (Ms. Hilton at Central) and/or if you need your current cumulative GPA and class rank, please see Ms. Spencer in the Registrar’s office.

 Class rank is now available for seniors. Pick up your class rank from Ms. Spencer in the registrar office.

Attention Roosevelt Minority Seniors. The Multicultural Vision Program is a full tuition scholarship for 100 Iowa residents attending Iowa State University that are identified as American Indian or Alaskan native, African American, Asian American, Native Hawaiian, or other Pacific Islander, or Hispanic/Latino. The deadline for the application is February 1, 2015. If you have any questions please visit with Mr. Williamson in the counseling office.

Date for Senior Pictures   Deadline to submit senior pictures for the 2014-2015 Yearbook is February 27, 2015.  Photos must be vertical.  Other people or props are not allowed in the picture.  Your photographer may send your photo via e-mail in High Res PDF format (wallet size) or JPG at 180 PPI or higher to Yearbook Editor, Chris Cundiff, TRHS, 4419 Center St. Des Moines, IA 50312.  Pictures may also be delivered to the main office to be placed in Mr. Cundiff’s mailbox.  The most efficient way to contact the yearbook is through their email address – or you can email Mr. Cundiff directly –

College Applications for Seniors/Juniors – if you are applying to colleges please make sure you fill out a Transcript Request Form – available in the Counseling office and in the Registrar’s office.  You will also need to provide a business-sized envelope, addressed to the college/university admissions office, with US Postage stamps affixed to the envelope.  Full instructions are provided on the Transcript Request form.  Please allow 5 business days for the Registrar to process and mail your transcripts.

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!