School News

Rider Club Pasta Dinner Fundraiser on November 30!


Friday, November 30, from 5:00-7:30 p.m. in the Roosevelt cafeteria.  Tickets are $10 per person and purchased at the door.  Join us for a delicious dinner – and no dirty dishes to do!

Parent Teacher Conferences – November 15, 4:00-7:15 p.m., By Appointment


Contact your teacher by email for an appointment.

Senior Class Picture!


The Class of 2019 picture will be taken on Wednesday, November 14, in the large gym at 10:50 a.m.  Order envelopes available for pick up in the library and main office, return completed to give to the photographer on the day of picture!

Roosevelt’s Combat Hunger Canned Food Drive! November 12-16!


Students are encouraged to bring canned/non-perishable food items, or cash, to their 1/5 block classes the week of November 12-16.   Student Council is sponsoring a competition between classroom teams, MAY THE BEST TEAM WIN!  (Cash is accepted, great buying power for needed fresh items!)  All donations will go to the Food Bank of Iowa!

Thanksgiving Break!


No school November 21-23. Enjoy Thanksgiving with family and friends!

Upcoming Events

Nov 20
School Board Meeting
Nov 20
Basketball: Girls Varsity vs. Urbandale (Away)
Nov 20
Basketball: Girls Varsity vs. Urbandale (Away)
Nov 21
No School
Nov 22
Thanksgiving Break – No School
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.

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About Roosevelt High School

4419 Center Street, Des Moines, IA 50312

P: 515-242-7272 | E:
New School Hours: 8:25 AM to 3:25 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!