School News


Congratulations to Roosevelt All-State Music Students!


Shout out to the Roosevelt music students participating in All-State Music Festival in Ames! Orchestra – Oskar Kaut (cello), Roan Withers (bass), Olivia Helton (violin), Risa Vandegrift (violin), Maeve Greising (violin), and Shana Liu (violin) Band – Ben Stone (percussion), Sarah Voelker (percussion alt.), Maya Miller (flute), Sophie Phillips (flute), Jane Dias (flute alt.) Choir … Read more »

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No School on October 28th! Great day for college visits!


There will be no school on Friday, October 28 for students and associates due to Teacher EQ Professional Development. This is a great college visit day for seniors and juniors!

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Zombie Prom!


Zombie prom is a Halloween dance on Thursday, October 27 from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. in the Roosevelt small gym (no school for students on Friday!).  Students are encouraged to bring old formal wear to the dance (used formal dresses and suits) to help provide an opportunity for all Roosevelt students with something they can … Read more »

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We want your BLOOD!!


The NHS Blood Drive will be held on Monday, October 31 in the library from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  Students who wish to donate should sign up during lunch (outside the cafeteria) or in room 2260 before or after school for their time slot.  Minors will need a completed permission slip to donate, click … Read more »


Attention Senior Families!


Herff Jones graduation product orders (cap/gown/invitations/rings/etc.) are due December 9, 2016.  Orders and payments may be mailed before December 9, or use the convenient online option before December 16, 2016!  Late fees will be added to orders after December 16. Herff Jones Website Questions?  Contact Herff Jones at 515-993-3809!

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2015-2016 Yearbooks are IN!


The 2015-16 yearbooks are in! Stop by Mrs. Dunbar’s room 2260 to pick up before or after school.  2016 graduates may pick them up in the bookkeeper’s office (located in the main office) between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Upcoming Events

Oct 27
Swimming: Girls Varsity vs. Grinnell, TBA (Away)
Oct 28
No school – Teacher EQ Development
Oct 28
No school – Teacher EQ Development
Oct 28
No school – Teacher EQ Development
Oct 28
EQ Day - Staff Professional Development
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!