School News


Iowa College Goal Sunday


Need money to go to college? You can receive help with filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at college goal Sunday. Trained volunteers will offer free assistance to high school seniors and adults who need help in filling out the FAFSA.


Rider Pride Game


Rider Pride Game is Friday night 7:00pm in the main gym

Free Dance 8:15pm in the small gym

Students need Roosevelt I.D.’s to get into the dance.

Free Pizza and water


Register for AP Exams by March 28


Enrollment in college-level Advanced Placement courses has skyrocketed at Des Moines Public Schools as more and more AP classes are being offered at all DMPS high schools than ever before. An important component of AP courses is the AP exam, which can lead to credit at many colleges and universities. The deadline to register for the 2016 AP exams is March 28. Click the photo for more information on the exams and how to register.


Student Wins Renewables Video Prize


The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association announced Helena Gruensteidl as the grand prize winner of the of the 6th annual “Fuel the Future” video contest. The Roosevelt senior and Central Campus film student produced “Kirby’s Future,” an animated kernel of corn that aspires to become ethanol. Helena says: “I’m thankful for these authentic and professional experiences that have been integrated into the classrooms at Central Campus.” Click the headline to read more and see her video.


2016-2017 Scheduling


We will begin the scheduling process for the 2016-2017 school year starting at the end of January. Counselors will be going into classrooms starting on January 21st to advise students about academic pathways, graduation requirements and course selections for next year. Course scheduling will be completed by students during class in February via the online scheduling tool on Infinite Campus.


Finals Start January 12th


Final Exams Begin Tuesday, January 12th. Please note that Tuesday is a normal bell schedule, but on Wednesday – Friday school concludes at 10:40am. Grab-n-go sack lunches will be made available on those 3 early release days. Normal bus transportation will also be arranged.

Upcoming Events

Feb 11
Wrestling: JV
Feb 12
Basketball: Boys 10th
Feb 12
Basketball: Girls JV
Feb 12
Basketball: Girls Varsity
Feb 12
Basketball: Boys 9th
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!