Principal's Message:

Good afternoon, Teddy families,

This week we continued our Hispanic Heritage Month celebration with a special event today that included a Quinces Fashion Show, a Staff v. Student soccer game, and a special dance performance by our students. We will soon have photos up on social media.

This week also offered a lot of opportunities for growth in our students in our values of being Respectful, Honorable, and Safe. We saw many examples of maturity in students working through difficult situations, engaging in restorative conversations, and helping out students in need.

This work can be hard but our students have shown they are able to engage in the difficult work of creating a caring climate.

Thank you all for your hard work this week. Have a restful weekend,

Principal Ledesma
Buenas tardes, familias Teddy,

Esta semana continuamos nuestra celebración del Mes de la Herencia Hispana con un evento especial hoy que incluyó un Desfile de Moda de Quinces, un juego de fútbol estudiantes v personal, y un espectáculo de baile especial por parte de nuestros estudiantes. Pronto tendremos fotos en las redes sociales.

Esta semana también ofreció muchas oportunidades de crecimiento en nuestros estudiantes en nuestros valores de ser respetuosos, honorables y seguros. Vimos muchos ejemplos de madurez en estudiantes que trabajan en situaciones difíciles, participaron en conversaciones restaurativas y ayudaron a los estudiantes necesitados. 

Este trabajo puede ser difícil, pero nuestros estudiantes han demostrado que son capaces de participar en el trabajo - algunas veces dificil - de crear un clima de cuidado. 

Gracias a todos por su arduo trabajo esta semana. Que tengan un fin de semana de descanso,

Director Ledesma
Galab wanaagsan, qoysaska Teddy,

Toddobaadkan waxaan sii waday xafladda Bisha Heritage ee Hispanic Heritage oo ay ku jirto munaasabad gaar ah maanta oo ay ku jiraan Quinces Fashion Show, Shaqaalaha v. Ciyaarta kubadda cagta ee ardayda, iyo ciyaar qoob ka ciyaar gaar ah oo ay sameeyeen ardaydeena. Dhawaan ayaan sawirro ka heli doonnaa baraha bulshada.

Toddobaadkan ayaa sidoo kale soo bandhigay fursado badan oo kobcinta ardayda ee qiyamkayaga ah in la ixtiraamo, sharafta leh, iyo Ammaan ah. Waxaan aragnay tusaalooyin badan oo ku saabsan biseylka ardayda oo ka shaqeeya xaalado adag, oo ka wadahadlaya sheekooyin dib u soo celin ah, iyo caawinta ardayda u baahan. 

Shaqadani waxay noqon kartaa mid adag laakiin ardaydeena ayaa muujiyay inay awood u leeyihiin inay galaan shaqada adag ee abuurista jawiga daryeelka. 

Waad ku wada mahadsantihiin dhammaantiin shaqada adag ee aad toddobaadkan qabateen. 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 [email protected] 
EVERY FRIDAY IS SCHOOL SPIRIT DAY! Wear your Teddy Gear or Maroon and Gold!!

Upcoming Events

October 3..Homecoming Spirit Week..TWIN day, dress up with your twin or wear Twins gear
October 3..Homecoming DANCE Tickets for sale $15, NO TICKETS SOLD AT THE DOOR
October 4..Homecoming Spirit Week..Dress like your Bitmoji
October 4..Midquarters carried home
October 4..College Knowledge Night
October 5..NO SCHOOL
October 6..Volleyball Alumni Night
October 6..Latino/Heritage Month and Homecoming Spirit Week.... Futbol Jersey Day
October 7..Homecoming Spirit Week..School Spirit Day
October 7..Homecoming and Senior Night
October 8..Homecoming dance NO TICKETS SOLD AT THE DOOR
October 12..National STOP Bullying Day..Wear BLUE
October 13..Latino/Heritage Month..Movie Night
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, stay tuned for more information)
Wednesday October 19 1-4pm Arena style main gym
Washburn home games moving forward, only Washburn and the opposing schools' students will be allowed in. Must show ID at gate.
Any other students under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. 
📣 Calling aspiring fashion designers! We are excited to announce that our Virtual Fashion Competition for high school students is back for the third time!

At St. Catherine University's Fashion Design and Merchandising Department, we place emphasis on social responsibility as we challenge you to design a fashion piece (either a garment or accessory) that engages a social justice message or uses sustainable materials and/or production processes. To enter, submit photos and a description of your design by Wednesday, November 9, 2022. Register at:

Then save the date for the awards ceremony on Thursday, November 17, 2022!

We look forward to seeing your creativity and originality. There will be awesome prizes and registration is free!
Counseling/Career & College Center News

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

Dunwoody College of Technology

In person visit, in the RHS CCC with Peggy Quam. Come if you are considering a technical college (especially automotive) 2 year college in Minneapoils, MN. Register on Naviance under College and click College Visits.
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. This is a great opportunity for parents and students to engage in conversations with College reps, College Possible, EY and a few other partnerships during our resource fair 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, this is a session for parents who are interested in getting their FSA ID created and ready to go for their Senior. This is an important piece of the puzzle, as creating your FSA ID will help speed up the process in submitting Seniors FAFSA. Need more information. Reach out to the CCC/Counseling team.
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.

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
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
[email protected], Office #: 612-668-4811
Mark Heymans, Counselor of Record for Last Names F-L
[email protected], Google Voice #: 612-405-3801, Office #: 612-668-4855
Salado Hasan, Counselor of Record for Last Names M-O
[email protected], Office #: 612-668-4813
Sandra Kroger, Counselor of Record for Last Names P-Z
[email protected], Google Voice #: 612-460-7325, Office #: 612-668-4812
Eric Rodgers, Career & College Center Coordinator
[email protected], Google Voice #: 612-567-6897, CCC #: 612-668-4822
Kong Xiong, Career & College Center Coordinator
[email protected], Google Voice #: 612-460-1588, CCC #: 612-668-4822
Roosevelt hosted internationally renowned classical guitarist Bokyung Byun last week. You can learn more about her HERE

She is visiting Roosevelt for the 2nd time (first was Fall 2019) as part of an ongoing partnership with the Minnesota Guitar Society. She performed for both the guitar classes, as well as other music students who were interested. Thank you for sharing your talents with our students! #TeddyNation
If you wish to bring a student from another high school. You will have to get a form in the lunchroom and have it turned in by Thursday at noon.

ONE guest per student.

If you date does not attend school, we will need a photo of their ID and they MUST be under the age of 21.
Up until Wednesday, every student who buys a ticket gets to request 3 songs. You will be given a QR code when you buy a ticket. All requests HAVE to be submitted by Wednesday at 5 pm.

Thursday and Friday ticket buyers will not get to request music. This is to give the DJ time to get the music ready.

We have to be able to find a clean version of the song.

REMEMBER..unless you are there the ENTIRE time, you might miss your song.

Proceed with grace, just because a song might not be your taste, one of your classmates requested it.


Top finisher gets the prize winnings! Top 3 get slimed at homecoming half time.

Donate in the lunchroom or scan the code, please be sure to put the staff member you want to get slimed in the comments on venmo. See video below for your nominees.
Start taking those Senior photos!

Senior yearbook photos are due before WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14!

When you are ready to submit, go to this link and put in the code RHSyearbookphotos to upload your photos! If you need help, see [email protected] in room 229 for help or more details.
Join us for conferences
Tuesday October 18 4-8pm Arena style main gym
Wednesday October 19 8-noon (virtual and SCHEDULED, stay tuned for more information)
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 [email protected]

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.