Roosevelt Activities / Clubs


Club Name Sponsor Room # Meeting Days After School Unless Listed Different Club Description / Purpose Sponsor Email
GSA (Gender and Sexuality Alliance) Andy Sutton 2850 Thursdays The GSA is an inclusive group that meets to discuss issues related to the LGBTQ+ community.  This is a welcoming, accepting, and affirming group for anyone who is a part of the LGBTQ+ community or who is an ally.
Interact Club Lupe Thomason Auditorium Tuesdays 7:45 AM Interact is a club for students who want to connect with others in their community.  Members will have fun while carrying out service projects and learning about the world.
Special Olympics Unified Sports Kelly Cocks 1340 1st and 3rd Wednesday The Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools program is aimed at promoting inclusion through intentionally planned and implemented activities affecting system wide change.
Best Buddies Kelly Cocks 1340 1st and 3rd Wednesday and Friday Best Buddies works to build friendships between people with and with out IDD (Intellectual or Developmental Disability), offering social mentoring while improving the quality of life and level of inclusion.
Environmental Club Michaella Kleinmeyer 2130 Mondays The Environmental Club explores environmental issues and implements change across Roosevelt.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Brandon Hope 2280 Varies At FCA, our mission is to lead every coach and athlete into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and his church by engaging them relationally with the Gospel.
Dungeons and Dragons Tabletop RPG Jessica Lange 1840 Tuesdays DnD Tabletop RPG is an inviting place where students will come together and play Dungeons and Dragons and other table top Role Playing Games.
Anime Club Jessica Lange 1840 Mondays Students will come together in an inviting environment to discuss and watch Anime.
Art Club Mary Pat LaMair 3040 1st + 3rd Tuesdays Art Club will serve as a safe place for creative endeavors.  We hope to work on special projects throughout the community.
Fragrance Club Rachel Ng 2880 2nd and 4th Mondays The purpose of Fragrance Club is to educate and engage students around the study of fine fragrance.  We will learn how to appreciate the fine art of fragrance as consumer in many settings and as a career.  We will make our own fragrances and candles.
Chess Club Rachel Ng 2880 Wednesdays The chess club is formed for the purpose of playing the board game of chess. Traditionally played over the board, face to face but may also play on internet.
Riders Rugby (Girls) Annie Myers Girls Fall Season start in August Rider Girls Rugby competes in a regular season and State tournament through the Iowa Youth Rugby Association.
Riders Rugby (Boys) Nick Barrett Boys Spring Season Rider Boys Rugby competes in a regular season and State tournament through the Iowa Youth Rugby Association.
Speech and Debate Parker Klyn 2620 & 2640 Monday-Thursday Competes in speech and debate tournaments around the country including Public Forum, Congress, and various speech events.
Sharks Katherine Gamble 2860 Must see Gamble by Nov 7th for tryout info Sharks is the longest running synchronized swimming club in the nation.   They have been performing since 1926.  They train all winter and hold their Pageant in the spring.
Asian Student Alliance Rose Dino 1413 Wednesdays The mission of the ASA is to build leadership capacity among Asian American students by fostering a safe space to navigate their intersectional identities, empowering them to become active world-class members in their global community.  This further develops an inclusive and equitable learning environment for all students.
National Honor Society Morgan Binder Auditorium 1st and 3rd Thursdays National Honor Society (NHS) is a nationwide organization that recognizes students for their excellence in scholarship, leadership, character, and service. Open to students in 11th and 12th grade.
Student Council Sierra Perkins 3390 2nd and 4th Wednesdays 7:50 & 3:30 Student council will provide representation for the building in enhancing school climate and culture through event planning over the course of the year.   Student leadership is developed through volunteering, and some may choose to run for grade level elected positions.  Activities include planning of Homecoming week, food drive, spirit weeks, dances, assemblies, etc.
Black Student Union Lupe Thomason 1860 Wednesdays The mission and philosophy of Black student union is to help students strive for academic excellence, promote positive images of African Americans, and help students become an integral part of or our community.
Brother 2 Brother Carlos Ramirez 2280 Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. Brother 2 Brother was created in 2009 to build on the strengths of our young men of color throughout Des Moines’ middle and high schools. Brother 2 Brother consists of a matrix of responsibilities and activities surrounding academic achievement, personal development, professional growth, and service learning. Some of these activities include participating in college field trips, study tables, conferences, workshops, and visiting mentors who are men of color.
Sisters 4 Success Brandy Wells Varies Varies The S4S program was established to increase the number of females of color getting through middle school and graduating both high school and college to move on and positively impact their greater communities.
Dance Antonia Mihalovich Varies Tryouts and Practices Vary The Roosevelt Dance team competes in state and national competitions,
Cheer Parris Robinson Varies Tryouts and Practices Vary The Cheer team performs around various schools sporting events, activities, and competitions.
Color Guard Alanna Verner Varies Tryouts and Practice Varies The Color Guard performs with the marching band at football games, parades, marching band competitions, and the State Color Guard Competition.
The Musically Inclined Group Alex Gray Choir Room Thursdays The Group plays music, has fun, mixes up together,  and makes new friends. All are welcomed to play any and all music as long as you are musically inclined!
Latinx Rising Ruby Herrera 2750 1st and 3rd Wednesdays To motivate and bring together Latinx students. Create a supportive and uniting space at Roosevelt.
Girls Voices United Ami Randazzo 2020 Wednesdays Girls’ Voices United is a club for girls to find a place to belong, to make friends, and to have a community.
Reading Club Mallory Zielinski 2830 1st and 3rd Thursdays For people to be able to come together and share space and time to read. They will also be able to share book recommendations if they would like to do so.
Model UN Brandon Hope/ Lakshmi Melam 2280 Daily after school March – April
Speak Your Peace Poetry Rachel Ng 2880 Mondays 3:30 p.m.
Academic Decathlon Michael Davenport 2080 Varies Academic Decathlon is an academic team activity that involves taking tests, interviewing, giving a speech, and writing an essay! The team studies and reviews information on the main topic as designated by USAD every year. The team consists of students of all GPA’s and backgrounds. All students are welcome!  The competitions start the third week of January and the state competition is the first weekend of March.
Raise the Bar (Barbell Club) Sarah Otte & Stacey Hanley Weight Room Fall 202: Sept 13 – Nov 1 Raise the Bar Initiative is a non-profit organization that provides opportunities for girls and women to develop physical, mental, and emotional strength through weight training and community relationship building.
Mu Alpha Theta Tammy Clements 1870 1st and 3rd Wednesdays Mu Alpha Theta is a national math honor society. The group will engage in math tutoring as a service project

Activities Assistant

Kathy Schmitt

Teacher, Business/Assistant Activities Director

Brandon Hope

Director of Student Activities and Equity

Andrew Wade

Teacher, Social Studies / Academic Interventionist

Brent Wooters