School News

Underclassmen: Return Your Library Books and Textbooks by May 14!


All fines will be waived when the library and textbooks are returned to the librarian.

Don’t Miss the Spring Vocal Music Concert on May 3 at 7!


Don’t forget to miss the Spring Vocal Music Concert! You will see The Chamber Choir, Mixed Choir, Bridges 2 Harmony, and Prep Choir. The boosters will also have Shout out!, Roosevelt Vocal Merchandise, Flowers 4 sale, and senior highlights!

Tuesday, April 28th 7:00p.m.

SENIORS Must Return Library Books and Textbooks By April 30!


Avoid replacement fees by returning library and textbooks by April 30.

Former student addresses crowd at Roosevelt High School.

Dau Jok Returns to Say “Thank You”


Many at Roosevelt remember him as a member of the school’s Class of 2010, a basketball player who found his way to Roosevelt from South Sudan and went on to the Ivy League’s University of Pennsylvania. Today, he is that and so much more. Click on the headline to read more about Dau Jok’s visit to the school.

Drake Relays April 25-28, 2018


Students who wish to attend may do so with parent permission, called into Attendance the night before at 515-242-7273.  The absence will be coded as ‘Unexcused, Parent Verified’.  Track and Field participants will be excused through the Activities Office.

Happy Administrative Professional’s Day! April 25


A huge ‘thank you’ goes out to the Roosevelt clerical staff!  They work hard every day to take care of our students, parents, and staff.  Our administrative professionals are Kristin Cooper, Shelly Davis, Stephaine Gomez, Sherri Harney, Sherida Kuehler, Cheryl Smith, and Dona Adcock.  Lending a hand in the Student Support Center is substitute Jennifer Hays!

Upcoming Events

Apr 26
Golf: Girls Varsity vs. Marshalltown, Ames, Ankeny Centennial High School, Fort Dodge, Mason City, Ottumwa, Southeast Polk, Waukee (Away)
Apr 26
Track: Boys Varsity vs. Drake Relays (Away)
Apr 26
Track: Girls Varsity vs. Drake Relays, TBA (Away)
Apr 26
Tennis: Boys Varsity vs. Des Moines North (Away)
Apr 26
Tennis: Boys JV vs. Des Moines North (Away)
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 the link ‘Senior Year’, under the ‘Students’ tab 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.”

Equity Statement for Des Moines Public Schools

It is the policy of the Des Moines Community School District  not to illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity, and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices.  There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination.  If you believe you have (or your child has) been discriminated against or treated unjustly at school, please contact the Director of Human Resources, Dr. Anne Sullivan, at 2323 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA  50312, (515) 242-7911,


People with disabilities who need information regarding accessibility to the building or who need sign or language interpretation should contact the office at (515) 242-7272 for assistance.

Calendar of Events


About Roosevelt High School

4419 Center Street, Des Moines, IA 50312

P: 515-242-7272 | E:
School Hours: 7:40 AM to 2:40 PM


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!