October 31 from 3-4 PM in room 1007, Mr. Shaw, Roosevelt AP Psychology instructor will present to interested students. Students Promoting Emotional Awareness & Kidpowerment (SPEAK) is an Academy pilot program aiming to support students emotionally through education, direct support and by fighting the stigma of mental illness. Click headline for the SPEAK website.
Dr. Hamdullah Mohib, Afghanistan’s Ambassador to the USA visited Des Moines at the invitation of the Des Moines Foreign Relations Committee. Social Studies Dept. chair, Canada Snyder, working with Tamara Elwell, created an opportunity for 300 students to ask questions and listen to this global leader. Junior, Robert Nishimwe, introduced the Ambassador. Click headline for pictures of the event.
Parent Conferences are Thursday, October 13 and Tuesday, October 18 from 3:30 – 7:30. We look forward to seeing you then! Click the headline to get a copy of the October Parent Newsletter.
Fez Zafar is not only a freshman at Roosevelt and Academy, he’s a budding filmmaker. And one of his short films, “Road to Unity,” was honored last weekend at the White House Film Festival. WHO-TV spoke with Fez about what attracts him to filmmaking and what it’s like to be recognized by the White House. Click the headline for the WHO TV news story.