Principal's Message:

Good afternoon, Teddy families,

About twenty years ago, due to a number of real and perceived threats in New York City, an ad campaign ran throughout the city, "If you see something, say something." This week has offered a number of opportunities for students to show their maturity and leadership and to say something when they saw something.

Being RHS (Respectful, Honorable, and Safe) means that students will alert a trusted adult when they know something unsafe is happening, it means that students will let us know when a classmate needs help, it means students help one another by using their voice.

As a reminder to students and families, if there is ever a physical altercation or health emergency, pulling out your phone as a bystander to record the situation may be punishable as per MPS policy. Sharing videos or pictures of incidents on social media will also result in consequences. Please reinforce this message with your students at home to ensure we all create the most caring community we can.

Please remember that Parent Teacher Conferences are next week on Tuesday, October 18th, from 4-8pm in the Main Gym and Wednesday, October 19th from 8am-12pm virtually and 1-4pm in the Main Gym.

Have a restful weekend,

Principal Ledesma
Buenas tardes, familias Teddy,

Hace unos veinte años, debido a una serie de amenazas reales y percibidas en la ciudad de Nueva York, se realizó una campaña publicitaria en toda la ciudad: "Si ves algo, di algo". Esta semana ha ofrecido una serie de oportunidades para que los estudiantes muestren su madurez y liderazgo y digan algo cuando vean algo. 

Ser RHS (Respetuoso, Honorable y Seguro) significa que los estudiantes alertarán a un adulto de confianza cuando sepan que algo inseguro está sucediendo, significa que los estudiantes nos informarán cuando un compañero de clase necesite ayuda, significa que los estudiantes se ayudan unos a otros usando su voz. 

Como recordatorio para los estudiantes y las familias, si alguna vez hay un altercado físico o una emergencia de salud, sacar su teléfono como espectador para grabar video de la situación puede ser punible según la política de MPS. Compartir videos o imágenes de incidentes en las redes sociales también tendrá consecuencias. Por favor, refuerce este mensaje con sus estudiantes en casa para asegurarse de que todos creemos la comunidad más solidaria que podamos.

Recuerde que las Conferencias de Padres y Maestros son la próxima semana el martes 18 de octubre, de 4 a 8 p.m. en el gimnasio principal y el miércoles 19 de octubre de 8 a.m. a 12 p.m. virtualmente y de 1 a 4 p.m. en el gimnasio principal.

Que tengan un buen fin de semana de descanso,

Director Ledesma
Galab wanaagsan, qoysaska Teddy,

Abbaaraha labaatan sano ka hor, hanjabaado dhab ah oo dhab ah oo laga arimisanaa magaalada New York awgeed, olole xayeysiis ah ayaa magaalada oo dhan ka dhacay , "Haddii aad wax aragtid, wax dheh wax dheh". Toddobaadkan waxa uu ardayda usoo bandhigay fursado dhowr ah oo ay ku muujiyaan bisilkooda iyo hoggaankooda oo ay wax ka sheegaan markay wax arkeen. 

In la ixtiraamo, sharafta, iyo Badbaadada) waxaa loola jeedaa in ardaydu ay wacyi galin doonaan qof weyn oo aaminsan marka ay ogaadaan in wax ammaan darro ahi ay dhacaan, waxay macnaheedu tahay in ardaydu ay na ogeysiin doonaan marka qof ay fasalku u baahdo uu caawiyo, taas macnaheedu waa in ardaydu ay is-caawiyaan iyagoo codkooda isticmaalaya. 

Si aad u xusuusiso ardayda iyo qoysaska, haddii ay marnaba jirto isbeddel jireed ama xaalad caafimaad oo degdeg ah, soo saarista taleefonkaaga si ay u noqoto goobjooge si aad u diiwaangeliso xaaladda waxaa laga yaabaa in ciqaab laguugu rido sida uu qabo siyaasadda MPS. Sidoo kale in fiidiyowyada lala wadaago ama sawirrada dhacdooyinka lagu faafiyo baraha bulshada ayaa sidoo kale keeni doona cawaaqib xumo. Fadlan xoojiso fariintan ardaydaada gurigaaga si loo hubiyo in aan dhamaanteen abuurno bulshada ugu daryeelka badan ee aan awoodno.

Fadlan xusuusnow in Shirarka Macalimiinta Waalidiinta yihiin toddobaadka soo socda on Tuesday, October 18, laga bilaabo 4-8pm ee Main Gym iyo Arbacada, 19 October laga bilaabo 8am-12pm ku dhawaad iyo 1-4pm ee Main Gym.

Yeelo weekend nasasho,

Maamulaha Ledesma
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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 
EVERY FRIDAY IS SCHOOL SPIRIT DAY! Wear your Teddy Gear or Maroon and Gold!!

Upcoming Events

October 17..Drivers Ed registration opens
October 18..Picture Re-take Day
October 18 & 19..Conferences
Tuesday October 18 4-8pm Arena style main gym
Wednesday October 19 8-noon (virtual and SCHEDULED, links below)
Wednesday October 19 1-4pm Arena style main gym
October 24..Fall Spirit Week..Flannel Day
October 25..Fall Spirit Week..Decades Day
October 26..Fall Spirit Week...Fall color day
October 26..Roosevelt Athletics and Winter Sport Informational Night
October 27..Fall Spirit..Black out BEFORE Freaky Friday!
October 27..Performing Arts Show
October 28..Fall Spirit Week..Freaky Friday
November 2..Even Finals
November 3..Odd Finals
November 3..Deadline for IB and AP Exams
November 4..No School for students
November 5..RHS Foundation Hall of Fame Celebration
November 6..FALL BACK..Daylight Savings
November 7..Quarter 2 begins
November 8..Election Day
🏀🤼⛷️🏒🏊🤸🐻 Winter Sport Info Night is Wed, Oct 26, 6-8pm / Main Gym. Get info on RHS athletics’ mission & vision, and Winter sports activities & teams. Attendance is not required for registration. All registration is online:

🏀🤼⛷️🏒🏊🤸🐻 Register today to participate in a Winter Sport! All registration is online. Go here: or 
Teddy Boys ⚽️ 5AA Section Semifinals on Saturday vs DeLaSalle. 5pm @ DeLaSalle. Come out & Support! Let’s go Teddies! 🐻📣
Counseling/Career & College Center News

Up to date information on Career & College opportunities can always be found at: CCC Corner

Roosevelt High School College Knowledge Night Flyer

Hello Roosevelt families and students! We are excited to introduce to you our College Knowledge Night here at RHS on October 4th from 5:15PM to 7:30PM. From 5:15pm-6pm, our Resource Fair and lunch will be happening. This is a great opportunity for parents and students to engage in conversations with College reps, College Possible, EY and a few other partnerships in the South Gym. Afterward, you'll join into a session where grade level context will be presented around post-secondary planning. Lastly, in the media center, optional FSA ID help session. Need more information. Reach out to the CCC/Counseling team.
Interested in learning more about your college options after HS? Kick off your College Knowledge Month with the first in-person NACAC National College Fair since 2020!

On Thursday, Oct. 6th your RHS CCC will be taking Seniors and Junior students on a field trip to attend the National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC) College.

Why should you go?
  • Explore your options. The NACAC College Fair draws representatives from 175 to 400 different colleges across the country.

  • Ask questions. What's college life like? What majors are popular on campus? Chatting with reps from a variety can help you figure out if the college you're thinking about is a good match and fit!

  • Gather info. Grab brochures and other materials about the schools that interest you. Connecting with admissions is an easy way to help colleges follow up with you so you get the info you need.
Permission slips NOW AVAILABLE in the CCC (Rm 207). Get your slip signed and returned to the CCC by Thursday Sept. 29th
Message from your College Possible Coach Francis Burke

Are you interested in joining College Possible? Come to our second info session on Thursday, October 6th, to learn more! The info session will be held in Room 215 from 3:15 to 3:45. If you can’t make it to the info session, you can talk to Francis Burke in Room 269 for more information, or visit our table at Roosevelt’s College Knowledge Night.
College Possible supports students from low-income backgrounds in achieving their college goals, from application to college graduation. Juniors and seniors are eligible to apply. The application deadline for seniors is September 30th and the application deadline for juniors is November 7th.

Free college and financial aid events are available to Minnesota students and families via Zoom. The series, running Tuesday evenings September 27 through October 25, will cover general college and financial aid information, details on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the Minnesota Dream Act for undocumented students, and other ways to pay for college.

Students who attend any of the sessions will be entered into a drawing to win a $500 scholarship (one entry per session attended) awarded by ECMC The College Place Minnesota.

All sessions are at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday nights and will last approximately 45-60 minutes. Participants can ask questions in the chat. Participants can attend any number of sessions (choose dates during registration). Suggested audience is 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students and their parent(s)/guardian(s).

• September 27: Apply to College | 10-12th grade students
• October 4: Understand Financial Aid | 10-12th grade students
• October 11: Prepare to Apply for Financial Aid | 12th grade students
• October 18: Apply for Financial Aid | 12th grade students
• October 25: Search for Scholarships | 10-12th grade students

All sessions will have simultaneous interpretation in Spanish, Somali and Hmong. In addition, there will be financial aid professionals during each session who can answer questions in the chat in Spanish, Somali and Hmong if needed. Presentations will be recorded.

Lake Street Works

Lake Street Works is a 12-month trades and life skills after school workforce development program for low-income 11th and 12th grade students in South Minneapolis. The program is hands-on, offers a paid-stipend, and focuses on soft skills training in addition to introducing participants to carpentry, electrical, plumbing and HVAC industries.

Students attend classes 2 nights a week from 5 PM to 8 PM.​
The evening starts with a meal, then training in construction and life skills.
Students are paid $30 per class. The payments are deposited into students’ debit accounts monthly. (LSW helps set up debit accounts for each student.)
The program starts July 11 and goes through June 15, 2023.
High School Seniors graduate from Lake Street Works in June 2023 and can qualify for a paid internship with a contractor or receive a scholarship to go to Dunwoody Technical College.
High School Juniors continue in LSW until June 15 of 2024. 
By learning at Lake Street Works this summer, students can earn approximately $420 in stipends and $210 in an investment account. During the year they can learn and earn even more!

Students (and their parents) should complete the following online application and their recruiter will follow-up with you. All students and their parents will be interviewed prior to being accepted to the program to assess the students’ interest and commitment to learning skills in the construction trades. Here is how you apply.
U of M Twin Cities Admissions Experience Minnesota

Experience Minnesota is a high-energy, once-a-year event that gives students the chance to experience how, as a U of M student, they can expand their horizons, discover new passions, and accomplish their dreams. Students will learn more about our outstanding academics and unique opportunities to enhance their college experience. At Experience Minnesota, students will have the opportunity to:
Enjoy student and group performances from campus and Twin Cities community cultural groups.

Attend sessions where they will discover more about their academic interests, financial aid and scholarships, and how to apply to the University of Minnesota.
Explore and learn more about student cultural centers such as the:
American Indian Student Cultural Center
Asian American Student Union 
Black Student Union
Mi Gente Latinx Student Cultural Center

Tour our historic Big Ten campus in the heart of the Twin Cities.
Meet current U of M students and hear about their experiences.
Students may individually register online at or by calling the Office of Admissions at 612-625-2008 or 1-800-752-1000.
Saturday, October 8
Check in 8:45 - 9:30a.m.
Program 9:30a.m. - 3p.m.
Carlson Family Stage Northrop
84 Church St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Please check the CCC Google Site and the RHS Counseling Website for more resources and information about upcoming deadlines and events!

The RHS Counseling Team:
Mohamoud Mohamed, Counselor of Record for Last Names A-E, Office #: 612-668-4811
Mark Heymans, Counselor of Record for Last Names F-L, Google Voice #: 612-405-3801, Office #: 612-668-4855
Salado Hasan, Counselor of Record for Last Names M-O, Office #: 612-668-4813
Sandra Kroger, Counselor of Record for Last Names P-Z, Google Voice #: 612-460-7325, Office #: 612-668-4812
Eric Rodgers, Career & College Center Coordinator, Google Voice #: 612-567-6897, CCC #: 612-668-4822
Kong Xiong, Career & College Center Coordinator, Google Voice #: 612-460-1588, CCC #: 612-668-4822
RHS Unified students participated in a track and field event at the University of Minnesota yesterday, Oct. 12th. They competed against Edison, North, South, Southwest, and Washburn high schools.
Investigating seed germination in Biology.
Join us for conferences
Tuesday October 18 4-8pm Arena style main gym
Wednesday October 19 8-noon virtual and SCHEDULED CLICK HERE to sign up. 
Wednesday October 19 1-4pm Arena style main gym

Here are the direct links for the videos:
Instead of going to, go to Register and select Minneapolis Theodore Roosevelt High School Foundation as your charity. Each time you shop at the Foundation will receive a small percentage of your purchase.

By doing this you are helping give scholarships to Roosevelt students and grants to staff without it costing you a penny?

You just have to remember to go to instead of Amazon…..same merchandise, same prices, same service. Thank YOU!

20 hours of Service Per year is expected of every student, every year. 
Check out this site for volunteering opportunities..
Check out these websites to come up with another idea.
(You can search by word, so if you are looking for an "art" based volunteering opportunity, or a "children" based opportunity, "senior citizen", etc.

If you have questions or need to turn hours in, please email

If your student is doing their hours OUTSIDE of the school, please have them send in a paper that is signed, dated and phone number listed for the organization or person that they helped.