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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 

Upcoming Events
March 18 - Students review choices for next year
March 19 - Spring Music Concert - Band & Orchestra
March 20 - MCA OPT outs DUE
March 21 - Spring Music Concert - Choir & Jazz combo
March 23 - Regional History Day
March 27 - Even Finals
March 28 - Odd Finals
March 29- April 7 - SPRING BREAK
April 8 - 4th quarter begins
April 8-12 - MCA testing
April 14 - RHS Foundation Pancake Breakfast
April 17 - Prom Tickets go on Sale $50 per person
April 19 - Blood Drive
April 23- Farm and Food Summit
April 24 - ACT for all
April 25-27 - Spring Musical
May 2 - Perosnal Project Awards and Celebration
May 2 - AVID Celebration
May 2 - Welcome Class of 2023
May 4 - Prom

  • Are you or do you know an incredible parent/guardian of an American Indian student in Minneapolis Public Schools?
  • Are you or do you know an extraordinary American Indian student in Minneapolis Public Schools?
  • Are you or do you know a phenomenal teacher/staff who works with American Indian students in Minneapolis Public Schools?
                          MPS Indian Education
Is now accepting nominations to serve on the Title VI Parent Committee
Nominations are due Friday April 5 th , 2019
Contact Christine Wilson to nominate yourself or someone else
PHONE at 612-668-0108
Fax 612-668-0615
Provide the following information for yourself or nominee:
  • Name
  • Email
  • Phone number
Nominees must:
  • Be a parent or legal guardian of an MPS student
  • Be an MPS high school student in good academic standing
  • Be an MPS teacher/staff
Please include what position you are running for:
  • Parent/Guardian
  • Student (8th-12thgrade)
  • MPS Teacher/staff

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Website to keep you up to date!!

Girls Lacrosse News!
Check out the fastest growing sport in Minnesota! The Girls lacrosse team is a cooperative of all Minneapolis High Schools and is looking for players like you! Check out our website at  for program information such as Coaches, schedule, and booster information.

Captains practice starts on March 19 th  at Lincoln Field and at South High School. The official season starts on April 1 st . Tryouts begin on Monday April 8 th  – 10 th  at Parade Stadium and Lincoln Field.
Please reach out to any of the contacts below for more information!
Head Coach:   Emily Wirtz
Booster President:   Charlotte Lieb
District AD:   Antony Fisher
The CCC has many college representatives coming to visit with interested students. Students can sign up through Naviance or come directly to the CCC for a pass. Here are the upcoming college rep visits :    
University of Minnesota, Duluth - Mon March 18, 10:30 AM
U.S. Marine Corps - Tue March 19,10:30 AM
Normandale Community College - Wed March 20, 10:30 AM
Yale University - Thu March 21, 9:30 AM
Luther College, Decorah , Tue April 9,10:30 AM

Wednesday April 24, 2019 is our district ACT testing day. Below is an outline of what will take place at Roosevelt.
Students in 11th grade : The ACT is a college entrance test. To meet state graduation requirements, all grade 11 students will take the ACT test during the regular school day. In accordance with state law, all current high school juniors in District 01 will participate in the ACT Plus Writing in school on Wednesday, April 24. Testing will take place in classrooms on the 3rd floor. Please be on time to school. Late arrivals will not be admitted into the testing rooms. Late arrivals will be directed to a study hall room for the day. If you have questions, please contact Alanna Martin at  
Students in 9th grade will have a regular school day for Periods 1 through 6. At 1:45 students will join the rest of the student body in the auditorium for a movie until dismal. If you have any questions, please contact Sandra Kroger at
Students in grade 10  will take the PLAN test. It is a low stakes test that will be given in the main gym. The PLAN test is a practice ACT test for sophomore students. There will not be any accommodations given for the PLAN test. Calculators will not be provided. Students are encouraged to bring their own calculators. Calculators are not required to take the test. If you have questions please contact Chelsey Mckinney at
Students in grade 12 will have the opportunity to take the Accuplacer test required for 2-year colleges, visit their colleges/universities, continue to work on credit recovery, and spend the day preparing for life beyond high school. If you have questions, please contact Amanda Justen at
Thank you,
The counseling team

Career & College Field Trips:
The CCC will be taking students on many different Career & College field trips during second semester. We will be going to a company/business and then a college to learn about careers in different fields. Come to the CCC to get more information and permission slips for upcoming trips!

Current Scholarships:
AKA Scholarship (Deadline April 1): More information at
  • African-American high school graduating senior - Class of 2019
  • Minimum cumulative and unweighted GPA of 3.0 (scale of 4.0)
  • Demonstrated leadership and community service
  • Acceptance at 2 - 4 year accredited institution of higher education in FALL 2019 (scholarships will not be distributed until proof of full-time enrollment is received)
  • Resident of Minnesota
Page Education Scholarship (Deadline May 1): Annual awards range from $1,000-$2,500 per student. Page Grant amounts vary based on the type of post-secondary educational institution the applicant attends. Awards are equally distributed between two semesters. More information at
  • A student of color (Black African American, American Indian, Asian American or Pacific Islander, or Latino/a or Hispanic.)
  • A graduate of a Minnesota high school.
  • Enrolled in an accredited Minnesota post-secondary educational institution.
  • Register and maintain full-time status throughout the academic year they are awarded the grant in order to remain eligible.
There is no GPA requirement.
Non U.S. Citizens are encouraged to apply.
This grant is awarded per academic year and must be renewed annually.

G EAR UP Minneapolis is offering Free ACT Prep for 11th Grade Students Roosevelt High School which will take place the weeks of February 20th through April 18th. There are three different sessions that will be offered. Each session is eight weeks and will run from February 20th to April 18th. Please select one of the sessions listed below to attend for the entire eight weeks.
English and Reading: Wednesday/Thursday 3:15-4:45
Complete ACT Test Prep: Wednesday/Thursday 3:15-4:45
English and Reading: Wednesday 3:15-4:45 /Thursday 3:45-5:15 (the week of March 4th, the Thursday class will be held on Tuesday, March 5th at 3:15)
The permission slips are in the counseling office and students should return this as soon as possible to the Counseling Office, room 103. Students will receive an email about which session they are in and where the session will be located. Students are expected to attend most of the sessions and there are a limited number of spots for each session. If there is space available in the a session students are allowed to drop in for a class. All students must have a permission before attending a ACT Prep session.

Along with the ACT prep classes there are free ACT Victory Prep books that will be available for all Juniors to pick up in either the Counseling Office, the CCC or the Media Center starting Monday February 11th.
There will also be a free online prep course available to all Junior students. There will be more information about this to follow in the coming weeks.

For more information, please contact Kate Hanten at

Questions about anything Career & College related? Contact: Career & College Center 612-668-4822
MCA TESTING will begin the week of April 8th in Science (10th), Math (11th) and Reading (10th). If you wish to opt your student out, you must return the opt out form no later than March 20th. The opt out form can be found on the website in the lower right corner.

On this coming Monday, March 18 during advisory, students will be receiving a copy of what they chose for the 2019-20 school year. Please look over your choices and if a change is needed, follow the directions on the page.
Congratulations to the RHS Varsity and Chamber Choir on their showstopping performances at the MSHSL Large Group festival last night at Armstrong HS. The choir received superior and excellent ratings overall. Sing on Teddy Nation!
Students are you interested in the world of Technology and Computers? Introducing the RHS Computer Science After-School Class! Every Monday and Wednesday come to learn the fundamentals of computer science and programming!

You'll also meet with industry professionals to learn more about the CS field. Learn the skills that could earn you more in the future! Starting March 18th @ 3:30 in the science wing! See you there!
Join us on Instagram ... followtheteddy
We're just getting going but we hope to have a bunch of fun photos for you to see soon.
Would you like to help give scholarships to Roosevelt students and grants to staff without it costing you a penny? Do you ever shop at Amazon?  

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.

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

Shop for everyone on your gift list this holiday at    and Amazon donates to Minnesota Theodore Roosevelt High School Foundation.
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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 hours, tell them to check in with Ms. Christol in room 100.


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

Join a club or sport and receive an hour BUT you must self report to Ms. Christol in room 100!