School News

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Important Info for Incoming Seniors


Before our incoming seniors can begin school in the fall, they must meet a new mandatory state vaccination requirement. Students without proof of vaccination or an exemption will not be allowed to attend classes. Currently, 38% of Roosevelt’s incoming seniors do not have this vaccination. Click on the headline to read more about what is needed, and where students can find assistance meeting this requirement.

Student Schedules will be Available in IC August 1


Student schedules are being continuously built in the counseling office.  Schedules will be available in IC on August 1.  Instructions will be posted for the process on schedule changes at that time.

Registration Days! August 2 & 3 in the Cafeteria, Library, & Halls


All STUDENTS (9th-12th) are required to attend either August 2 from 1:00-7:00 p.m. or August 3 from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. to have their school picture taken (used as a school record) and pick up their student ID badge.  For full information click HERE. 

Free Back 2 School Physicals from DMU!


Thursday, July 27 from 3:00-7:00 p.m. and Friday, July 28 from 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. at North High School (501 Holcomb Ave) Physcials – FREE Dental Screenings – FREE Vaccinations from Polk County Health Department, FREE to qualifying families Uninsured and under insured families are encouraged to participate!  To register visit or call 271-1374.

Summer School Classes Through July 27


Summer School runs June 7 through July 27, Monday through Thursday (except July 4), from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Contact Summer School Administrator Mrs. (Casey) Nicole Force at with questions or to report attendance.

Online Registration for 2017-18 is Open!


Parents may do OLR (online registration) anytime from the comfort of your home – anywhere there is network access in Infinite Campus!  Handy Tips: If you are using an Apple/Macintosh electronic device, download the free app ‘Puffin’.  OLR in Infinite Campus will not function properly without ‘Puffin’. Use Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome on a … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Aug 1
School Board Meeting
Aug 14
Golf: Boys Varsity vs. Iowa City West, Ankeny Centennial High School, Bettendorf, Burlington, Dubuque Hempstead, Iowa City Liberty, Johnston, Muscatine, Pleasant Valley, Dubuque Wahlert Catholic High School (Away)
Aug 15
School Board Meeting
Aug 17
Golf: Boys Varsity vs. Abraham Lincoln, Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson, Des Moines Hoover, Pleasant Valley, Sioux City East, Urbandale (Home)
Aug 17
Golf: Boys Varsity vs. Des Moines Hoover, Des Moines Lincoln, TBA, Urbandale (Home)
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!