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Class of 56

October 17, 2012 by Jack Harkness (Register to contact)

About 30 alumni from the class of 1956 will gather in Scottsdale, AZ on November 14th. There will be two days of a golf match between the Jewish alumni and the Gentile alumni, which is a rematch from our 50th reunion played at Wauconda and Waveland golf courses in September of 2006. I would be happy to report to you highlites of this fun
event, along with a photo or two. Organizers and co-hosts include Max and Carolyn (Bookey) Lettween, Marty and Cris Waldinger, Dorie (Onthank) Fisher, Bill and Sharon Wenner. You have my e:mail contact info.

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'Not at all, nope:' Roosevelt's Swanda still waiting for MLB future to sink in

June 20, 2017 by DesMoinesRegister.com

DesMoinesRegister.comThe parking lots surrounding Des Moines Roosevelt High School were packed on Monday night. Cars were parked where they shouldn't have been, and some even spilled out onto the streets near the baseball field. They all came to see John Swanda one ...

Woman flees war in West Africa to earn her diploma in Iowa

June 16, 2017 by DesMoinesRegister.com

DesMoinesRegister.comNepheria Pyne scribbled answers on a geometry test on a recent morning at Roosevelt High School. Summer school was in session and for Pyne, each answer about angles and circumferences brought her closer to the end of a long journey to a high school ...

Husker Recruit Goes High In MLB Draft

June 14, 2017 by KTIC

A product of Theodore Roosevelt High School in Des Moines, Swanda was recently named Iowa's 2016-17 Gatorade Player of the Year. The 6-2 right hander led the Roughriders to a 33-11 record and a trip to the Class 4A semifinals last season. A threat both ...

Bernie Sanders grills Trump appointee about his Christian beliefs

June 10, 2017 by The Christian Times

The Christian Times(Reuters/Aaron P. Bernstein)Former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks at a campaign rally at Roosevelt High School in Des Moines, Iowa, January 28, 2016. Sen. Bernie Sanders drew controversy this week after he questioned ...

School news: Des Moines

June 8, 2017 by DesMoinesRegister.com

DesMoinesRegister.comThat evening Cowles presented its annual spring music program at Roosevelt High. Our Field Day was Friday, May 12. May 16 was the school production of “Afternoon at the Museum.” Each classroom presented a .... Students from the Abraham Lincoln High ...

Meet the Register's All-Iowa boys' golf team

June 2, 2017 by DesMoinesRegister.com

DesMoinesRegister.comWillis Gaer, sr., D.M. Roosevelt: Earned the Class 4A state championship last fall, shooting rounds of 72 and 73. He finished with a 145 total. Gaer, whose father and uncle were high school standouts, is a two-time Des Moines Register Elite All-Iowa ...

Class 3A: Valley rolls past Roosevelt, Iowa City teams to PKs

June 1, 2017 by DesMoinesRegister.com

DesMoinesRegister.comRoosevelt controlled the ball early, but defending 3A champion Valley counterstruck with fury and put three goals past a squad that hadn't lost since mid-April. Drake recruit Ryan Johnston opened the scoring in the 30th minute on a short pass from ...

Senior prank fills DSM high school hallways with balloons

May 31, 2017 by KCCI Des Moines

KCCI Des MoinesTuesday was the last day of school for Des Moines elementary and middle school students. Wednesday was ... At Roosevelt High School, the seniors who just graduated Saturday left a little present for those remaining students: hallways filled with balloons.

Iowa Arts Scholarships

May 31, 2017 by Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

Waterloo Cedar Falls CourierDES MOINES — The 2017 Iowa Scholarship for the Arts awards were recently presented to Katelyn Brockmeyer of Spirit Lake High School, Ajla Dizdarevic of Waterloo West High School, and Shana Liu of Des Moines Roosevelt High School and Central ...

Ankeny, Centennial end rugby season at state

May 22, 2017 by DesMoinesRegister.com

DesMoinesRegister.comAnkeny and Ankeny Centennial rugby teams played their final games of the season May 12 in the Iowa high school rugby tournament at Williams Stadium in Des Moines. Ankeny was ... The Hawks faced sixth-seeded Des Moines Roosevelt. “Roosevelt is a ...

Iowa schools struggle to keep non-English speakers on path to graduation

May 12, 2017 by DesMoinesRegister.com

DesMoinesRegister.comNow a senior at Roosevelt High School who takes advanced classes at Central Academy, she has folders full of report cards and academic achievements. They fill two boxes now; one's so full she's had to remove the lid. Like Ali ... “Iowa's education ...

Roosevelt sophomore creates 'street art' for Des Moines

May 3, 2017 by DesMoinesRegister.com

DesMoinesRegister.comLast year Ellie's teacher in Intro to 2D/3D Art at Roosevelt High School, Jeana Calvert, got wind of a contest sponsored by the City of Des Moines soliciting designs for manhole covers as part of a campaign to raise awareness of stormwater pollution.

MU's Iowa contingent eager for Drake Relays

April 27, 2017 by Columbia Daily Tribune

Columbia Daily TribuneBrown, a 1995 Drake Relays Hall of Fame inductee, still remembers the first time she returned to her hometown after a decorated career at Roosevelt High School in Des Moines. In 1986, Brown, a freshman at MU, finished second in the 400-meter women's ...

Spirit Lake student receives Iowa Arts Scholarship

April 25, 2017 by Dickinson County News

Dickinson County NewsTerry E. Branstad presented the 2017 Iowa Scholarship for the Arts awards to Katelyn Brockmeyer of Spirit Lake High School, Ajla Dizdarević of Waterloo West High School, and Shana Liu of Des Moines Roosevelt High School and Central Academy during a ...

In China, her rare condition left her no future. But in Iowa, everything changed

April 17, 2017 by DesMoinesRegister.com

DesMoinesRegister.comBaiYu now is a freshman at Roosevelt High School. She and her mother, a Des Moines computer programmer, sat recently on a wooden bench in the school courtyard, where Fisher joked about her four children, two biological and "two adoptological.".

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