The Ola Babcock Miller Building, a State of Iowa office building at 1112 East Grand Avenue in Des Moines, hosted Roosevelt High School’s Bridges to Harmony Choir for some holiday music over the lunch hour last week. The acoustics of the Miller Building’s rotunda beautifully showcased the wonderful sounds of the choir. Click on the image to enjoy photos from the performance on the district’s Flickr page.
Gladys Noll Alvarez, who heads the Trauama Informed Care Project at Orchard Place, spoke to Roosevelt High School staff yesterday about the hazards of Adverse Childhood Experiences. It was one of two of Roosevelt’s professional development sessions dealing with the subject, which last week included a special screening of the documentary “Paper Tigers.” Click on the image to read why this topic matters in the classroom and beyond.
Next Friday, December 11th, is the LAST DAY that Roosevelt can accept orders for graduation items from Herff Jones.
SENIORS – If you have missed this deadline please contact Herff Jones directly at 515-993-3809
Come enjoy the sounds of the season in the Roosevelt Auditorium.
Tuesday, December 8th 7:30p.m.
Thursday, December 10th 7:00p.m.
Thursday, December 17th 7:00p.m.
The Roosevelt High School Foundation and Alumni Association is pleased to present the first annual Teddy Talks: The 50th Anniversary of the Tinker Armband Protest. Join us on Tuesday, December 15th at 7:00pm in the Roosevelt High School Auditorium for an evening to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the events resulting in the landmark Supreme Court case, Tinker vs. Des Moines Independent School District, which put a spotlight on Des Moines schools and established free speech protections for students.
Roosevelt Boys’ Cross Country Coach Steve Brown has been named a finalist for Coach of the Year honors by the National Federation of State High School Associations. If Brown earns the NFHS award it will be the crowning achievement on an already distinguished resume that includes multiple state, regional and conference coach of the year honors, and leading three Rider teams to State XC titles. Click on the photo to read more about the honor.
From storybooks to movies to a Broadway musical, the ogre Shrek along with Fiona, Donkey and a cast of hundreds are a staple of modern entertainment. They come to life on stage this week at Roosevelt High School as Shrek: The Musical is performed at 7:30 PM Thursday through Saturday. Click on the image to read more about the performance, the improved stage, and to see photos of a recent dress rehearsal.
Congratulations to Harry Prentice and Megan Fleming on qualifying for the State Cross Country Championship! The Riders’ freshmen finished 8th and 12th, respectively, at yesterday’s qualifying meet in Ankeny. The State XC meet is in Fort Dodge on October 31. Click the headline to see more photos from the qualifying meet.
Science News magazine has named Feng Zhang, a 2000 graduate of Roosevelt High School who also attended Central Academy, as one of the world’s top 10 up and coming scientists. Zhang, who attended Harvard and Stanford and currently holds appointments at MIT and Harvard, was selected by a panel of 30 Nobel Prize winners for his groundbreaking research on brain ailments. Click the headline to read the Science News story.
Ten Riders are among the 14 high school seniors chosen as Semifinalists in the 61st annual National Merit Scholarship competition, placing them among the top young scholars in the state and nation. The DMPS students were selected based on their strong performance on the Preliminary SAT (PSAT) test taken last year. Click the image for more about this year’s honorees.