School News


Roosevelt’s Robotics Team, aka Team Cloud 9


At the beginning of last night’s School Board meeting, Team Cloud 9 – the new robotics team here at Roosevelt High School – talked about their work and presented their latest creation. A student-led initiative with support from our physics teacher, it’s one more example of the STEM opportunities at DMPS. Click the photo to read and see more.


Parent Teacher Conferences


Parent Teacher Conferences  will be held on Thursday, November 13 from 4:00 – 7:45 p.m. in the cafeteria and library.  Please plan to attend!


Roosevelt Students on National Journal Panel


Nosa Ali is from Sudan. Brenda Vasquez’s family emigrated from El Salvador. While their origins are different, their paths have brought them to Roosevelt High School. On Wednesday, they will serve as panelists on the National Journal’s “The Next America: Population 2043″ town hall meeting. Click the photo to meet Nosa and Brenda, and learn more about the event.


Roosevelt Senior Wins Top Scholarship


Roosevelt Senior Lucia Ruppert was granted a top scholarships in the state wide Herbert Hoover Uncommon Student awards. Ruppert wrote – “The Adventures of Lucy & Lulu” a children’s book that she wrote, illustrated and self-published.


Roughriders are Runner-Up at State Golf


Congratulations to the Roosevelt boys’ golf team on earning team runner-up honors at this weekend’s Class 4A State Golf Tournament. Roughrider Aaron Wirt was also the individual runner-up medalist, shooting a two-day total of just two over par. Way to go Riders!


Senior Meeting


Mandatory Senior meeting
10/8/2014 during 2/6 plus
in the Auditorium
Herff Jones will provide information on Cap and Gown
A Return bus to Central will be provided at the conclusion of the meeting.

Upcoming Events

Oct 29
90-min early dismissal
Oct 30
Swimming: Girls Varsity
Oct 30
Volleyball: Varsity
Nov 1
Cross Country: Boys Varsity
Nov 1
Cross Country: 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

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.”

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!