School News

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Congratulations Ms. Bollinger!


Local 5 and Bankers Trust are excited to congratulate Roosevelt High School teacher Emily Bollinger as this month’s One Classroom at a Time grant winner.


9 Riders Qualify for National Debate


Congratulations to nine Roosevelt students (and one of their peers from Lincoln) who are heading to the nation’s top speech and debate tournament after last weekend’s National Tournament Qualifier at Okoboji High School. Click the photo for a list of students, and their events, who have qualified to compete at the National Speech & Debate Tournament in Dallas this June.


Students to Provide Lunchtime Feedback


Starting this week, middle and high school students will be asked to review one new menu item each month. It’s a new program the Central Nutrition Center hopes will engage students in a discussion about nutrition and taste. To see photos of February’s featured item and learn how to give your feedback, click on the image.


Senior Pictures are DUE this month


Senior Pictures Deadline to submit senior pictures for the 2014-2015 Yearbook is February 27, 2015. Your photographer may send your photo via e-mail 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.
You can also e-mail them to or you can email Mr. Cundiff directly


Roosevelt Blue & White Fine Arts Concert


Save the date! The Mid-Winter Blue & White Fine Arts Concerts are coming up.

Blue concert is Feb. 19th 7:00p.m. in the Auditorium

White concert is Feb. 24th 7:00p.m in the Auditorium

Each concert features performance by the Band, Orchestra and Vocal Departments.


NCYL Nomination Packets Due This Week!


Nominated student must turn in their nomination packet to the school’s designated contact person, Tascha Brown, School Improvement Leader by THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2015 by 4pm. No late forms or letters are accepted as the selection committee has to convene and then the packets need to be mailed to the National Organization by the February 20, 2015.

Upcoming Events

Mar 3
Basketball: Boys Varsity
Mar 3
Track: Girls Varsity
Mar 3
Basketball: Boys Varsity
Mar 5
Anatomy of Gray
Mar 6
Track: Boys Varsity
4419 Center Street, Des Moines, IA 50312
P: 515-242-7272 | F: 515-242-7350

Bulletin Board


CALLING IN ABSENCES. Whenever a student is going to be absent from school for any reason, a parent or guardian is to call the attendance desk (242-7273) within 24 hours to verify the absence. (An answering machine will be on from 3:00p.m. until 7:15 a.m. and all weekend.) Messages may be left on the attendance voice mail system. The voice mail system is constantly monitored throughout the day. Notes will also be accepted.

NOTE: An absence can be verified and not be excluded. For example, a parent calls to say a student would be absent because of illness but did not go to the doctor.

MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS & ATTENDANCE Parents may call the school attendance office at 242-7273 prior to a medical appointment to have their student excused. The attendance clerk will prepare a pass for your student, the student shows this to the classroom teacher, reports to the Attendance Office to sign out, and meets the parent in the parking lot. The student must then bring a note from the doctor to sign back in. You may leave a message on the voice mail with the student’s name, ID number, the time they need to leave, and the type of appointment. The voice mail is monitored all day long.

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.”

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!