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 Library 2nd and 4th Friday 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.
Community Youth Concepts Club Lupe Thomason Alumni Room Mondays Community Youth Concepts’ mission is to engage and connect Iowa students through youth development programming and to provide coaching, training, and technical assistance in best practices to youth-serving non-profits.  Community Youth Concepts’ vision is an Iowa where all youth have access to high-quality opportunities that prepare them for success in school, work, and life.
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.
eSports Brandon Hope 2280 Wednesdays E-Sports club will form teams to play in leagues in the fall and spring.   Students play from home and must be available after school on designated days.
Minecraft Club Brandon Hope 2280 Thursdays Minecraft Club bring students together to discuss, build, share, and play Minecraft.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes 1st and 3rd Mondays 8am 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.
Ultimate Frisbee Scott Mackrell 2260 2nd and 4th Monday Ultimate Frisbee is  a club centered around playing Ultimate.  Our goal is to teach people the necessary skills and appreciation for the sport of Ultimate.
Dungeons and Dragons Tabletop RPG Jessica Lange 2840 Wednesdays 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 2840 Mondays Students will come together in an inviting environment to discuss and watch Anime.
Art Club Nicole Krayneski James 3020 Tuesdays Art Club will serve as a safe place for creative endeavors.  We hope to work on special projects throughout the community.
Say What Poetry Urban Art Rachel Ng 2880 Wednesdays Say What Poetry Urban Art is an urban arts community where students and mentors come together to create spoken word poetry and street art.  Attempting to slow down the world and investigate themselves, they work toward becoming change agents, shedding light on the impact human emotion and connection brings to the global community.
Fragrance Club Rachel Ng 2880 1st and 3rd Tuesday 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.
C.O.R.E (Community of Racial Equity) Abra Nichol 3350 Mondays C.O.R.E. (Community of Racial Equity) for Advancement is a Drake pathway program for high-achieving high school students from Des Moines area high schools. By uniting strong leaders in collaboration, CORE challenges inequities in education, provides a community for BIPoC students and allies to discuss issues within their schools and cities, and creates action steps to make long-lasting change.
Dream to Teach Abra Nichol 3350 Thursdays The club introduces students to a variety of careers in education through a curriculum that integrates academic and workplace skills. Students will also learn about the foundations of education, educational theories/theorists, and pedagogy through a social justice lens.
Riders Rugby (Girls) Annie Myers email 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 email 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 2710 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.
Thespians After School Theater Club Michael Davenport 2080 Meets during drama productions Participates in and supports all phases of drama productions during the year.
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 Casey Dunley 1320 Varies National Honor Society (NHS) membership has been the true mark of student achievement for over 100 years, but it goes far beyond a report card. By empowering, championing, and recognizing well-rounded students, NHS provides schools with a values-based framework to elevate a culture of scholarship, service, leadership, and character.
Mock Trial Randy Jackson email January Practice starts The Mock Trial team engages in trial simulations in competition with teams from other institutions, students develop critical thinking and public speaking skills, as well as a knowledge of legal practices and procedures.
Roosevelt Conservatives Terry Gioffredi 3370 TBD Roosevelt Conservative are inspired by the ideas of individual freedom, a strong national defense, free enterprise, and traditional values.   Discussion and activities center around raising awareness and advocating for these beliefs.
Young Democrats Amelia Boggess 1880 Tuesdays The Young Democrats Club raises awareness and advocates for progressive issues and ideas.  Emphasis on being politically cognizant, of knowing what is going on at the community, state, and national levels. Students of all kinds are encouraged to explore the club, including those who are unsure of their beliefs and understandings of the political realities that help define our lives.
Student Council Sierra Perkins Auditorium 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 Vince Hanna 2220 TBD 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 Dexter Rassavong 2280 Thursdays The B2B program was established to increase the number of males of color females getting through middle school and graduating both high school and college to move on and positively impact their greater communities.
Sisters 4 Success Tiffany Walker Library Wednesdays during Lunch 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 email Tryouts and Practice Varies The Roosevelt Dance team competes in state and national competitions. 
Cheer Sierra Marquardt email Tryouts and Practice Varies The Cheer team performs around various school sporting events, activities, and competitions.
Color Guard Alanna Verner email Tryouts and Practice Varies The Color Guard performs with the marching band at football games, parades, marhing band competitions, and the State Color Guard Competition.
Muslim Student Organization Sierra Perkins 3390 2nd and 4th Friday To build community of TRHS students who are Muslim so they have a peer group connection to help better navigate their daily lives as a Muslim individual today.
Latinx Rising Ruby Herrera 2750 2nd and 4th Wednesdays To create a safe and engaging place for Latinx youth to feel seen, celebrate culture, and support each other academically.
Girls Voices United Ami Randazzo 2020 2nd and 4th Friday Girls’ Voices United is a club for girls to find a place to belong, to make friends, and to have a community.
Academic Decathlon Michael Davenport 2080 Wednesday Nov 2nd 7:45am Informational Meeting 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 TBD 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.
Rock the Street, Wall Street Amelia Boggess 1880 Tuesdays 11am- Noon during 4th Block (lunch provided) Rock the Street is a financial and investment literacy program designed to bring both gender and racial equity to the financial markets and spark the interest of high school girls into careers of finance.

Activities Assistant

Kathy Schmitt

Teacher, Business/Assistant Activities Director

Brandon Hope

Director of Student Activities and Equity

Andrew Wade