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Mohamed in the middle: Somali teen struggles to find place after high school

August 12, 2017 by Minneapolis Star Tribune

Minneapolis Star TribuneIn October at Roosevelt High in Minneapolis, 17-year-old Mohamed stares at the all-important personal essay that will sell him to college admissions officials. He opens with a long .... Amino Farah arrived in Minnesota with eight children. She set ...

Mike Zimmer Foundation Awards Pair of $10K Academic Scholarships

July 12, 2017 by academic scholarships awarded to student athletes from the state of Minnesota. This year's scholarships were awarded to Noah Sanders, a senior at Apple Valley High School, and Randy Cuate Galarza, a senior at Roosevelt High School in Minneapolis.

William (Bill) Neil Laituri

June 27, 2017 by Mesabi Daily News

An Iron Ranger most of his life, he graduated from Roosevelt High School Class of 1966 in Virginia, MN. He received a Certificate in Computers from Honeywell and then worked at Lutheran Brotherhood in Minneapolis, maintaining their large computers.

John Thomas joins Wolves and Lynx as VP of Community Engagement

May 25, 2017 by Minneapolis Star Tribune

John 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 ...

Thomas Named VP at Minnesota Timberwolves/Lynx

May 25, 2017 by

Gophersports.comA 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 ...

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 ...

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.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 ...

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