School News


Roosevelt Senior Wins Yale Forensics Tourney


Roosevelt senior Jacob Thompson won first place at the Yale University Invitational, where he competed in Extemporaneous Speaking against 114 competitors. Jacob is ranked as one of the top high school extemporaneous speakers in the U.S. and was last year’s state champion Congressional debater, state champion in Extemporaneous Speaking, and third place finisher at the national championship.

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Financial Aid Night!


Seniors and their parents are highly encouraged to attend this very informative presentation on college financial aid, application process, FASFA form completion, and college budgeting!  Please join the counselors in the library on Wednesday, September 21 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the Roosevelt library.

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National Honor Society Induction Ceremony


The National Honor Society Induction Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, October 4 at 7:00 p.m. in the Roosevelt auditorium.  A light reception will follow in the library.  Students apply and must qualify in the areas of scholarship, leadership, and service.


Academic Letter Award Ceremony


The Academic Letter Award Ceremony will be held on Monday, September 26 at 7:00 p.m. in the Roosevelt auditorium.  A light reception will follow in the library.  Qualifying letter recipients, carrying a 3.5 g.p.a. for two semesters in a row,  received their invitations in the mail earlier this month.

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Conversations with the Principal and PTA Meetings!


Join us for the PTA-sponsored Conversations with the Principal!  Different school topics will be discussed at each meeting with time for questions.  The gatherings will be from 5:30-6:30 p.m., with the PTA meeting following from 6:30-7:00 p.m. in the library on September 20, November 15, January 17, and April 18.  All are welcome to attend!


Fall Parent Teacher Conferences


Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Monday, October 10 from 4:00-7:45 p.m. in the library, cafeteria, and the small gym and on Thursday, October 13 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. in individual teacher classrooms.  Please plan to attend to meet your student’s teachers and stay informed on their progress! Teachers will be taking dinner breaks on … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Sep 27
Cross Country: Boys Varsity
Sep 27
Cross Country: Girls Varsity
Sep 27
Volleyball: 10th
Sep 27
Volleyball: 9th
Sep 27
Swimming: 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

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.”

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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!