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Community Standard Issue 3
Administration Updat e

On Wednesday evening during the big rainstorm, we hosted our Prospective Student Night at Roosevelt High School.  Despite the weather, many, many families and students showed up to learn more about what we are doing at Roosevelt.  Our parent liaison, Cristine Patlan, planned a celebration of all of the great things happening at Roosevelt.  Our teachers and staff shared what they do with our guests.  Many families left with a very positive view of our educational community. I believe it was a great event for all who attended.

These events require that we think about how we view ourselves.  They help us to reflect and further define who we are.  Our Prospective Student Night has left me realizing that Roosevelt is a truly unique and dynamic learning community.  We have grown to have many strong elements.

·         We have established our International Baccalaureate programming throughout our school. 

·         We have rather quickly built a quality arts program which includes music, visual arts, sculpture, dance and theater.

·          We have revamped our athletics programs with greater participation across the board.  Varsity football is back.  Boys’ basketball is winning.  Volleyball, soccer and Badminton are doing very well.  The girls’ swim team is competing in the sectional finals. 

·         Students are staying after school to participate in other activities run by the YMCA Beacons. 

But what really sets Roosevelt apart is our commitment to welcome and affirm all students. We ensure the success of each student.  We are a school with a heart.  We recognize that education entails developing the whole individual and we strive to do this every day. 



Nuts and Bolts
Welcome to our Community Standard.  This newsletter will be sent to you twice per month and highlight both what has happened and what is coming up.

Our calendar at is always up to date with the latest information and our FB page is updated at least once per day, please click on the link below to check it out!

If you have questions, please contact 
Upcoming events

November 18--Fall Athletic Banquet

November 19—Native American Family Involvement Day

November 21—Saturday School

November 25—Senior Photo Due

November 25-27—Thanksgiving Holiday

December 9—Adopt A Street Clean up

December 10—Winter Music Showcase

December 10—IB Personal Project Showcase

December 11—Pepfest

December 14-18—Operation Holiday Basket

December 21—January 1—Winter Break


  Support our Athletes by looking at the weekly calendar of events!

Roosevelt Schedule
The adapted Soccer team is going to state!  The next game is Friday, 11/20 at 8 p.m. at Stillwater High School vs Columbia Heights.  Come cheer on your Teddies!
Girls Swimming is going to Sections!!  First time in 10 years that Roosevelt has had representatives!  Good luck ladies!!

November 12: Dive
Prelims & Semis 12 noon
November 12: Swim
Prelims 6:00 p.m.
November 14: Swim &
Dive Finals 1:30 p.m.
Inver Grove Heights
Veterans Memorial Community Center Pool
Support RHS Choir! On November 20th, the RHS Choir is invited to perform at the American Choral Directors State Music Conference, Mahtomedi, MN. We would love to get as many fans there as possible! Tickets are $10 each. Parents are encouraged to sign up to carpool to the event here: More information here: 

Winter play rehearsals have begun! A cast of 20 have begun rehearsing The Suessification of Romeo and Juliet, Roosevelt's first official theater performance in over 10 years. Students are rehearsing on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Students that are interested in technical theater (set building, makeup, costuming, lights and sound) should connect with Ms. Johnson in room 130. Tech hours will count towards community service hours.

Winter Arts Showcase! Celebrate the grand re-opening of our auditorium on December 10th with the Winter Arts Showcase! Dinner will be available for purchase at a reasonable price from La Poblanita in the South Gym from 5:30-6:30 pm. The concert will be from 6:30-8:00 pm with an intermission in the auditorium. The entire program will highlight the incredible work that students do in instrumental music, vocal music, dance, theater and visual arts at Roosevelt. 

Pericles at the Guthrie: Thanks to a Cultural Experiences Partnership with MPS Arts and the Guthrie Theater, all 9th grade students will attend a production of Pericles at the Guthrie Theater on January 26th, 2016. If you have not signed your students English 9 blanket permission slip, you can get a copy here and return to 

Join AoRTA (Advocates of Roosevelt Theatre Arts)! Contact Judy Anderson at to join our RHS Parent Theatre Booster.

Looking for dedicated, motivated parents to start an official RHS Music Booster Club. Contact arts coordinator Candida Gonzalez at with your interest.

Upcoming Art Event Dates: 
11/20: Choir Performance: American Choral Directors State Music Conference, Mahtomedi, MN
12/10: Winter Arts Showcase- dinner 5:30-6:30 pm, concert 6:30-8:00 pm
2/4: Performing Arts Booster @The Parkway Theatre- more details coming soon!
2/26: Art Crawl II: Illumination
3/4: Viva City hosted at Roosevelt High School
The Roosevelt AVID program received $7250.00 from the GE Volunteers Grant Committee. The money will be used to fund the GE/Element Mentoring Program which involves college visits and enrichment field trips for the AVID students and their mentors.
Careeer and College Center (CCC) 
ACT test Prep - Did you know that ALL (9-12) Roosevelt students have access to FREE ACT Prep?  Students can access PrepMe, an online individualized ACT prep course through their Naviance acct. Help sessions held EVERY Wed 3:00-4:00pm in computer lab 216. Did we mention this is FREE?! 
Upcoming College Rep Visits - Register in Naviance
College admissions representatives come to the Roosevelt CCC meet with interested students. It is highly recommended that students meet with a variety of college reps over the course of their time here so they can make informed decisions about their post secondary education! Click here to learn how to register for these college rep visits in Naviance! As always, contact Tiffany Enriquez with questions or concerns:  

United States Marine Corps RecruiterTue November 17, 2015, 2:30 PM
Century CollegeWed November 18, 2015, 10:35 AM                                                       Native American College Fair, Thurs November 19, 2015, 5:30-8:30 @ Midtown YWCA, 2121 E Lake St, Mpls
Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD), Wed November 18, 201, 12:35
Aveda Institute MinneapolisFri November 20, 2015, 1:00 PM
St. Cloud State UniversityWed December 2, 2015, 1:30 PM

Health Careers Students 9-12 will be participating in the annual Health Careers Fair! There will be 11 different Health Career Areas featured, and chance to learn about them, get hands on experience, and start to create a path into the Health Careers Field! The Fair will be held on November 17th, from 9-12 in the RHS Main Gym.
Field trip for Juniors and Seniors interested in touring, and possibly attending the University of MN Rochester, and learning about scholarship opportunities on December 4th, all day. See Ms. Slade for a field trip slip and details, in room 155, The Health Careers Office. You are welcome to stop by anyday- from 9-noon!
Our NAHA students are doing great in their after school PSEO class, working towards certification as Nursing Assistants and Home Health Care Aides. Feel free to connect with Ms. Slade for a tour of the Nursing Lab, and for students- to discuss taking this class in your future at RHS! Students in our current class head to clinicals at Walker Methodist during the month of December to work with patients, and practice their skills! 
Will take place Thursday November 19th The events will take place in the Main Gym from 7:15 - 9:00 AM.
7:15 - 7:30 Sage Smudging Ceremony
7:30 - 7:55 Frybread breakfast for Parents
8:00 - 8:55 Native Dancers and Drum group will perform for the Whole school
NEW THIS YEAR: Native American College Fair
5:30pm - 8:30pm Midtown YWCA 2121 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Work Base Learning

On November 11th, the 4th hour Work Based Learning students had the opportunity to meet their E-Mentors, enjoy lunch visiting with them, and participate in mock interviews. 

The mentors are Accenture employees at the Best Buy corporate campus in Richfield, and have been corresponding with the RHS students since October 5th.  The project will continue through December. 

Students enjoyed the campus tour, learned interviewing techniques, and were able to gather valuable work/employment information from their mentors.

Help send a student to FRANCE!  
O ur representative is donating 25% of sales back to our students.  If you have a particular student you'd like to help, put the name in the 2nd address line.  Otherwise your purchase will be shared will all students who are traveling.


During winter break there will be an opportunity called Winter Acceleration to make up credits for all students, 9th - 12th grades!   Students can recover up to three or four quarters of credit, depending on what grade level they are in and how quickly they get through the assignments. 

Winter Acceleration will be at Washburn and Patrick Henry High Schools.  The dates are Dec. 21 - 23 & Dec. 28 - 30, 8:30am - 1:30pm.   Students need to attend all six days.   Breakfast and lunch included.  Open gym available at the end of the day. 

Students need to see their school counselor to register by November 27!!!

Roosevelt Counseling Department

Roosevelt hosted 8th grade families on Wednesday, November 11th.  It was an awesome night and we hope to see them again on April 28th for registration!!
20 hours of Service
Per year is expected of every student, every year.  If your student needs help figuring out how to get their service hourse, tell them to check in with Ms. Christol in room 100.
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