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T-Wolves name NBA vet John Thomas VP of community engagement

May 25, 2017 by ABS-CBN Sports

ABS-CBN SportsA Minneapolis native and graduate of Roosevelt High School, Thomas was a four-year standout for the Golden Gophers (1993-97). Thomas logged a professional career that included NBA stops with Boston, Toronto, Minnesota, Memphis, Atlanta and New ...

Timberwolves name John Thomas VP of community engagement

May 25, 2017 by Minneapolis Star Tribune

MINNEAPOLIS — John Thomas grew up in Minneapolis, becoming a prep star at Roosevelt High School before playing at the University of Minnesota and bouncing around the NBA for five seasons. One of those seasons toward the end of his career was with ...

John Thomas joins Wolves and Lynx as VP of Community Engagement

May 25, 2017 by Minneapolis Star Tribune

Minneapolis Star TribuneJohn Thomas was a star at Minneapolis Roosevelt High School, at the University of Minnesota and he appeared in 208 NBA games, including some time with the Timberwolves. Now he has rejoined the Timberwolves/Lynx organization as vice president of ...

Students rally against transit cuts and fare hikes

May 2, 2017 by Minneapolis Star Tribune

Minneapolis Star TribuneOn Tuesday morning, students representing South, Southwest and Roosevelt high schools held a rally at the bustling intersection of 22nd Avenue and Lake Street in Minneapolis to speak out against a plan that would cut funding for Metro Transit bus and ...

Minneapolis schools' plan to cut back on building engineers sparks safety concerns

April 20, 2017 by Minneapolis Star Tribune

Minneapolis Star Tribune“Buildings as old as ours need constant attention from trained professionals to prevent problems that could affect student learning or safety,” said Roosevelt High School teacher Jill Jacobson in a statement released by the Minneapolis Federation of ...

Richard Johnson, the "Music Man" of Roosevelt High School, dies at age 92

February 25, 2017 by Minneapolis Star Tribune

Minneapolis Star TribuneFrom 1963 to 1983, Johnson led the band and orchestra programs at Roosevelt High School in Minneapolis, with a high point in 1974 of taking second place in an international music festival in Vienna, competing against bands from around the world. “He ...

Fitzgerald, John J.

October 27, 2016 by Rapid City Journal

Rapid City JournalBROOKINGS | Dr. John Joseph Fitzgerald I, 69, unexpectedly passed away Monday, Oct. 24, 2016, at his home in Brookings. John was born on Sept. 12, 1947, to John Edwin and Bernadine Elizabeth (Meyman) Fitzgerald in Wayne, PA, the second oldest of ...

Richfield resident inducted into Roosevelt High School Hall of Fame

September 8, 2016 by The Sun Current

The Sun CurrentHaving taught at Roosevelt High School for 35 years while winning over scores of students, Richfield resident Lita Malicsi is entering the school's Hall of Fame this month. (Photo courtesy ... As of Saturday, Sept. 17, it will have been exactly 50 ...

Minneapolis district's Arabic program grows to reach Washburn High

September 1, 2016 by Minneapolis Star Tribune

Minneapolis Star TribuneThe district is one of Minnesota's most diverse, it said, adding that the first program started at Roosevelt High School more than 15 years ago. In addition, the release said about 12,000 students in the district are enrolled in foreign language ...

Mihalopoulos: Teacher gets tough civics lesson after bucking Rahm

August 16, 2016 by Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-TimesWhile teaching social science at Roosevelt High School, Tim Meegan got deeply involved in civic life himself, running for alderman against one of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's allies. His students led a boycott of the ... north to Minnesota on Wednesday. The ...

Roosevelt grad admits reaching out to ISIS

April 29, 2016 by DesMoinesRegister.com

DesMoinesRegister.comA Roosevelt High School graduate admitted in a Minnesota courtroom that he lied to FBI agents about his online conversations with members of the Islamic State terrorist organization. But a Minneapolis-area defense attorney who represents Abdul Raheem ...

Children's Defense Fund-Minnesota to recognize those who 'Beat the Odds'

April 5, 2016 by KARE

KARE... Roosevelt High School, Minneapolis; Domenic Johnson, North Community High School, Minneapolis; Hennessey Carlbom, Takoda Prep, Minneapolis; Sebastien Lannelongue, Southwest High School, Minneapolis; Shamaria Jordan, Edison High School, ...

Does Minneapolis schools' mentor program work? Data cast doubt

April 4, 2016 by Minnesota Public Radio News

Minnesota Public Radio NewsRoosevelt High School junior Reggie Rogers and Check & Connect mentor Liz Larson discuss Rogers' grades and attendance on March 22. Solvejg Wastvedt | MPR News ... Developed in partnership with the University of Minnesota in the 1990s, the program has ...

Six 'Beat the Odds' scholarship recipients named

April 4, 2016 by St. Paul Asian American Press

St. Paul Asian American PressChildren's Defense Fund-Minnesota 'Beat the Odds' scholarship recipients, in front, from left, Mela Nguyen, Shamaria Jordan and Hennessey Carlbom. ... This year's scholarship recipients are: Christopher Oquist, Roosevelt High School, Minneapolis ...

Spanish Heritage program at Roosevelt High helps boost Latino graduation rates, student voice

March 7, 2016 by MinnPost (blog)

MinnPost (blog)The Minnesota Department of Education recently announced that high school graduation rates have risen 6.4 percentage points since 2010 and the graduation gap between students of color and their white peers has closed by 12 percentage points. Statewide ...

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