Community Standard Issue 6
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
January 9th--Saturday School

January 13 & 14--Finals

January 14--End of 1st Semester

January 15-19th--No School

January 20th--2nd Semester begins


We celebrated our AWESOME All-Stars Friday morning! These students were nominated by staff for being AMAZING! Congratulations!!

  Support our Athletes by looking at the weekly calendar of events!  

Roosevelt Schedule
Our new website to keep you up to date!!
Come watch some basketball next week!
Winter Arts Showcase:  The first Winter Arts Showcase and the grand opening of our renovated auditorium was a smashing success! Students from Beginning Band, Concert Band, Symphonic Band, all Jazz Combos, Drumline, Orchestra, Choir, Dance II and Theatre performed to an audience of around 500 attendees. Dinner from Taco Taxi was available in the cafeteria before the event, and AoRTA sold amazing home-baked treats before the show and during intermission. All had a wonderful time- don't miss the next one!  See the photos above ^^^^^^^

Get ready for theatre! Roosevelt's first full theatre production in many years is happening on January 28th and 29th in our new theater! Join us for The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet, starting at 7pm each night. Suggested donation of $3 per person, but pay more if you can or less if you can't! All proceeds support Roosevelt Theatre. Open to all, share with your friends!

Growler Gala: Roosevelt parents are in the process of planning our first performing arts fundraising gala! The Growler Gala will happen at The Parkway Theatre on Thursday, February 4th from 7-10 pm. This will be an adult event, with music, food, drinks, silent auction, a "Growler Wall" for bidding (think Wall of Wine but with growlers of beer) and more. Stay tuned for more details about this event- we want you all to attend and bring your friends!

Donations Needed: The following items are needed for the 2/26 Art Crawl II: Illumination:
  • Shop lights (standing, hanging or clip-on)
  • Christmas lights- any kind
  • Command Adhesive wall hooks, all sizes
  • LED tea lights
  • Plastic storage bins
  • Bluetooth speakers
Please drop any donations off at the front desk and specify that they are for Candida Gonzalez. Thank you!

Student Arts Enrichment Opportunities:

Schools on Stage: Roosevelt High School is proud to be selected as one of 6 Minnesota high schools participating in this years Schools on Stage program. We are looking for performers and writers for this years show. Students will work with a Guthrie teaching actor for 10 sessions to create an original piece
and perform in the Guthrie’s Dowling Studio on February 10th. Space is limited to 24 students. Pick up applications in room 130. Applications must be turned in by January 7th to participate. Questions? Talk to Ms. KJ or Ms. Gonzalez.  See flyer below.

Love printmaking? Want to learn more about printmaking? Highpoint is now accepting applications for the spring term of ACCESS/PRINT, their FREE young artists' mentorship program for high school students in grades 10 through 12. Selected teens will work one-on-one with professional artist mentors at our state-of-the-art printshop after school twice a week during the fall semester (Mondays & Wednesdays) to learn printmaking processes including monoprinting, drypoint etching, relief block printing and screen printing. Free transportation available. Application deadline is Tuesday, January 12, 2016 (at midnight). More information and online application at .

Check it out: Want to learn how to DJ? On February 23rd, learn the fundamentals of mixing and scratching in this hands-on DJ workshop taught by the renown DJ Kool Akiem, producer and DJ for the legendary Micranots. At Intermedia Arts in Minneapolis. Workshop is $5. Register here: .

Upcoming Art Event Dates: 
1/12: DCD Adaptive Dance @Davis Center, 9 am
1/26: 9th Grade to Pericles @The Guthrie Theatre
1/28-1/29: The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet, 7 pm, RHS Theatre
2/4: Growler Gala Performing Arts Fundraiser @The Parkway Theatre- 7-10 pm, tickets on sale soon!
2/12: TruArt Speaks Spoken Word Slam Preliminaries at Roosevelt
2/26: Art Crawl II: Illumination
3/4: Viva City hosted @Roosevelt High School

Junior Parents Heads up...

Awesome opportunity!!  Applications are due by February 1.


Day 1 (Wed 1/13)
  1. Advisory Block—students start in Adv, and then select 2 study sessions to attend
  2. 2nd hour class
  3. 4th hour class Eat the same lunch you always do
  4. 6th hour class
Day 2 (Thur 1/14)
  1. 1st hour class
  2. 3rd hour class
  3. 5th hour class Eat lunch as assigned time
  4. 7th hour class

  Parents of current and former IBDP, IBCP and IBCC Students:

We are in the process of reviewing our IB programmes in order to improve. Please help us by completing the survey at Thank you!

Careeer and College Center (CCC) 

Please join us in congratulating Christopher Oquist who was selected as one of this year’s Children’s Defense Fund Beat The Odds Scholarship winner!!  Four students from MN were selected from a large and competitive applicant pool. Chris will receive a $5,000 scholarship as well as a laptop. He is still unsure of where he’ll be attending next year, but we know that any school that gets him is a lucky place! 

IBCC Alumni Reunion
Tuesday, January 5th, four alumni from the International Baccalaureate Career program visited this year's current IBCC students to share their  college transition experiences, and to provide hints and strategies as the class of 2016 prepares to finish their high school experience.  Visiting were Estella Meijia, Class of 2014, Alejandra Rodriguez, Nancy Vuong, and Kalia Vang all from class of 2015. 

If you were in Roosevelt's IBCC program, and were not contacted this year, please send an email address to to ensure you are included for next year's reunion.

IB Night on January 21!  

Come to the RHS Media Center on January 21st at 6:30 to learn more about the IB Diploma Programme and IB Career Programme at Roosevelt. Topics covered will include planning for Programme participation, how to be a successful IB student, and preparing for the May IB exams.

  Indian Education

is taking a field trip to Augsburg College on Friday, January 29th.  Indian Education students can pick up and return completed permission slips in the College and Career Center.  Permission slips are DUE JANUARY 12th!  Call Tami at 668.0617 with any questions.
  Many Native American students in Minneapolis are doing great work in and out of the classroom. Minneapolis Public Schools Indian Education department hosts an annual Native American Achievement Celebration for students Pre-K through 12th grade to highlight their hard work and dedication to their education. We invite MPS staff and community partners to nominate any student they believe should be recognized for their successes this year.   

Nominations can be made online here:  If necessary, a downloadable PDF is also available on the same link.  Nominations are currently open and will be accepted until Friday, January 29th.  Please contact Christine Wilson at or by phone at 612-668-0108 with any questions.

$3 Shirts available!
Best deal of the school year!  Get yours today from Ms. Christol in room 100
300 Baskets!!
Operation Holiday Basket, a 45 year tradition at Roosevelt High School did it again!!  Roosevelt Students in partnership with the YMCA filled 300 holiday food baskets for families in need and were also able to pass out “quick” food items to the homeless!! 

But they couldn’t do it alone. Food and money was collected in the community at Oxendale’s Market, Mug & Brush and St. Mane’s Sporting Goods.  Sanford Middle School held a food drive and donated almost 1000 items.  Donations from Cub, Del Monte, the YMCA and alumni were gratefully accepted and Roosevelt students brought in the bulk of the food and cash! 

Thank you to EVERYONE who helped make the 45th year the best yet!!
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 hourse, tell them to check in with Ms. Christol in room 100.

These businesses helped get our new athletic website up and running.  Please say THANK YOU when you stop in!

Buster’s on 28th
4204 28th Avenue, Minneapolis

2720 East 42nd Street 
Minneapolis, MN 55406

St. Mane Sporting Goods
4159 28th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55406

bbb design inc

Oxendales Market
5025 34th Ave South,
Minneapolis, MN 55417

Blue Door Longfellow 
3448 42nd Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55406

Parkway Pizza
4359 Minnehaha Ave, 
Minneapolis, MN 55406
(612) 729-9090

The Stockmo Family

F/Go Photography