Principal's Message:

Good afternoon, Teddy families,

It is Homecoming weekend and we are excited for all the fun to be had. Please remember that Homecoming dance tickets will not be sold at the door, tickets must have been pre-purchased for entry.

On Monday we celebrate Indigenous People's Day. On this day we honor that Mni Sota Makoce (Minnesota) is the homeland of the Dakota people. The Dakota have lived here for thousands of years, Anishinaabe people reside here, too, as well as Indigenous people from other Native nations. All have made innumerable contributions to our region.

We remember that land was taken from the Dakota through violence and genocide. However, it is still Indigenous land. It is our responsibility as community members to be good stewards of the land, to educate ourselves about the history, and to take action to support Indigenous communities.

The Native Governance Center suggests we show solidarity in actions, such as:
  • Donating time and money to Indigenous-led organizations.
  • Amplifying the voices of Indigenous people leading grassroots change movements.
  • Returning land.
I invite everyone in our Teddy community to reflect, honor, and find ways to support our Indigenous communities.

Have a restful weekend,

Principal Ledesma
Buenas tardes, familias Teddy,

Es el fin de semana de Homecoming y estamos emocionados por toda la diversión por venir. Recuerde que las entradas para el baile Homecoming no se venderán en la puerta, las entradas deben haber sido precompradas.

El lunes celebramos el Día de los Pueblos Indígenas. En este día honramos que Mni Sota Makoce (Minnesota) es la patria del pueblo Dakota. Los Dakota han vivido aquí durante muchos miles de años, la gente Anishinaabe también reside aquí, así como la gente indígena de otras naciones nativas. Todos han hecho innumerables contribuciones a nuestra región.

Recordamos que la tierra fue arrebatada a los Dakota a través de la violencia y el genocidio. Sin embargo, sigue siendo tierra indígena. Es nuestra responsabilidad como miembros de la comunidad ser buenos administradores de la tierra, educarnos sobre la historia y tomar medidas para apoyar a las comunidades indígenas.

El Centro de Gobernanza Nativa sugiere que mostremos solidaridad en acciones, tales como:
  • Donar tiempo y dinero a organizaciones lideradas por indígenas.
  • Amplificar las voces de los pueblos indígenas que lideran movimientos de cambio.
  • Devolver la tierra indigena.
Invito a todos en nuestra comunidad Teddy a reflexionar, honrar y encontrar formas de apoyar a nuestras comunidades indígenas.

Que tengan un fin de semana de descanso,

Director Ledesma
Galab wanaagsan, qoysaska Teddy,

Waa Homecoming weekend waxaanan ku faraxsanahay dhammaan madadaalo ah in la lahaa. Fadlan xusuusnow in tikidhada qoob ka ciyaarka ee homecoming aan albaabka lagu iibin doonin, tikidhada waa in horay loo sii iibsaday si loo soo galo.

Maalinta Isniinta waxaan u dabaaldegnaa maalinta dadka asaliga ah. Maalintan waxaan maamuuseynaa in Mni Sota Makoce (Minnesota) ay tahay asalkii laga yagleelay dadka Dakota. Dakota waxay halkan ku noolaayeen kumanaan sanno, dadka Anishinaabe ayaa sidoo kale halkan deggan, sidoo kalena waxay deggan yihiin dadka asaliga ah ee ka soo jeeda wadamada kale ee Native. Dhamaantood wax-tar aan la soo koobi karin ayay gobolkeenna ku soo tabiyeen.

Waxaan xasuusan nahay in dhulkaas dakota lagaga qabsaday gacan ka hadalka iyo xasuuqa. Si kastaba ha ahaatee, weli waa dhul Indigenous. Waa masuuliyadayada ka mid ahaanshaha beesha ahaan in aan noqono wakiillo wanaagsan oo dalka ka wakiil ah, si aan wax u barno taariikhda, oo aan qaadno tallaabo aan ku taageerno bulshooyinka asaliga ah.

Xarunta Maamul u dhaleenadu waxay soo jeedinaysaa in aan muujino midab-tashiilka ficilada, sida:
  • Ku deeqida waqti iyo lacag ururo asaliga ay hogaaminayaan.
  • Xoojinta codadka dadka asaliga ah ee caadi ahaan hogaaminaya ayaa isbedelaya dhaqdhaqaaqyada.
  • Dhulka laabtay.
Waxaan ku martiqaadayaa qof kasta oo ka mid ah jaaliyadeena Teddy inay muujiyaan, sharaftaan, iyo inay helaan habab ay ku taageeraan bulshadeena Asaliga ah.

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 8..Homecoming dance NO TICKETS SOLD AT THE DOOR
October 10..Volleyball - Teacher & Staff Appreciation
October 12..National STOP Bullying Day..Wear BLUE
October 13..Latino/Heritage Month..Movie Night
October 14..Tiny Stage
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
Hennepin County’s Roosevelt Library will begin offering expanded hours on Monday, October 10. The new schedule will double the library’s open hours from 24 to 48 hours per week.
New hours will be:
  • Monday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday: Noon to 8 p.m.
  • Thursday: Noon to 8 p.m.
  • Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday: CLOSED
Roosevelt is one of nine libraries that offer in-person Homework Help, supported by volunteer tutors. The location of the library, across the street from Roosevelt High School, and increased hours of operation mean that there will be more opportunities for students to benefit from library services.
All Hennepin County residents can access online homework help with HelpNow -- free online tutoring and writing help for K-12 students and adult learners. Get help in English or Spanish. Online tutors are available online every day from 1 to 11 p.m.
Minnesota Teacher of the Year nominations are now open

If you would like to nominate one of our wonderful Roosevelt High School teachers for the 2023 Minnesota Teacher of the Year Award, nominations are open! You can find guidelines, eligibility and the nomination form on the Education Minnesota website. 
A note about student pick-up and drop-off:

During arrival and dismissal, traffic gets busy on 28th Ave S, in front of the building. Please note that the areas marked in red in the picture below are "No Stopping" areas. Anyone stopping in this area is subject to citations for traffic violations. It is also an active crosswalk so vehicles must slow down and stop for people crossing the street.

In order to prevent back-ups or dangerous situations, please drop off your student(s) further down the block, away from the median, where other cars can safely pass when you pull over. Those areas are highlighted in yellow below. You may also drop off your student on the 30th Ave side, with students entering door 4, if your student has their ID.

Thank you so much for your cooperation and for keeping everyone as safe as possible. 
Teacher & Staff Appreciation Event for Teddy Volleyball 🐻🏐 Oct. 10. Honorees get in free, Recognition betweeen JV & Varsity matches. C-Squad 4:15 / B-Squad +JV 5:30 / Varsity 7pm 📣
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
[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
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.