Principal's Message:

Good afternoon, Teddy families,

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,

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,

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 [email protected] 
EVERY FRIDAY IS SCHOOL SPIRIT DAY! Wear your Teddy Gear or Maroon and Gold!!

Upcoming Events

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

When students ingest anything spicy or with capsaicin, make sure they wash their hands and drink small sips of milk.

They need to wash their hands so that the spice/capsaicin does not irritate their skin or they don’t put it in their eyes. They need to drink small sips of milk – water is not recommended because it can just spread the capsaicin around in their mouth and throat.
Child Tax Credit. Deadline is November 15, 2022.
Families with no income or low income could get at least $3,000 per child with the Child Tax Credit, plus $1,400 with the third stimulus payment - even if they have never filed taxes before and if they have not filed taxes this year. It is estimated that more than 33,000 children in Minnesota could miss out on this money if their parent/guardian has not filed. 
There is an easy form for people to file on their mobile devices in 15 minutes or less at:
🏀🤼⛷️🏒🏊🤸🐻 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 Football vs Washburn this Wednesday, 6pm at Washburn 🐻🏈📣
Counseling/Career & College Center News

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


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).

• 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.
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 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 [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.