Budget approved for Roosevelt HS pool to open for public use

Budget approved for Roosevelt HS pool to open for public use

The DC Council has passed two votes so far on approving additional funding for the construction and other changes needed to open the pool at Roosevelt High School for local residential use. Another vote and Mayoral approval still need to be done.

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Do you want the Roosevelt HS pool to also be open for residents? [survey]

Do you want the Roosevelt HS pool to also be open for residents? [survey]

Ever since Roosevelt High School (13th and Upshur Streets NW) reopened, there’s been calls from residents to make their new pool available for use during off-school hours. The main push is that it’s the only local indoor pool, and it’s set up for using swim lanes.

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Roosevelt HS is looking for host families for French students for two weeks

Roosevelt HS is looking for host families for French students for two weeks

Roosevelt High School has a robust international studies program, managed by Julian Hipkins III, the Global Studies Coordinator at the school. The school is hosting students from Spain and France in October, and is looking for a dozen or so families in the local area to host visiting students from France for a two week stay here in Petworth.

Volunteer and host a student (or two!).

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Roosevelt student heads to Australia to run down under

Roosevelt student heads to Australia to run down under

Roosevelt High School has its share of champions, from scholars who went to France and other countries to the Rough Riders football team. Add one more amazing Petworth teen to that growing list, Taahir Kelly, who's headed to Australia to run in the Down Under 18th Annual International Games. It's an amazing opportunity for this 17-year old, and he could use your help with raising funds for the trip.

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SHARE Fair at Roosevelt HS gives you a chance to teach or learn from your neighbors

SHARE Fair at Roosevelt HS gives you a chance to teach or learn from your neighbors

The new Brightwood-Petworth Citizens Association is hosting their launch party and SHARE Fair  on Saturday, October 21st in the atrium at Roosevelt High School from 1:30-4:30pm.  

The SHARE Fair is a great opportunity for neighbors to learn from other neighbors and celebrate the diversity and skills present in our community.  

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Roosevelt HS is looking for families to host visiting French students for a week

Roosevelt HS is looking for families to host visiting French students for a week

The school is looking for parents of Roosevelt junior and students students willing to host the students at their homes for the week. It's a great opportunity for the students from both countries and the host families.

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Roosevelt HS had a Nobel Prize-winning guest visitor last week

Roosevelt HS had a Nobel Prize-winning guest visitor last week

Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi visited Roosevelt High School on September 15th. She spoke with 22 Roosevelt students about topics such as education, oppression and the importance of voting. 

 

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Here’s to Roosevelt High: an alum looks at the school’s opening

Here’s to Roosevelt High: an alum looks at the school’s opening

On Friday, August 19th, I drove north on 13th Street towards Roosevelt Senior High School for the official ribbon-cutting. There ceremony was set up to unveil, as Councilmember Brandon Todd described the newly renovated school, the city’s “$140 million investment.” As I got closer to my destination, the steeple of the school came into view; I was filled with mixed feelings. I knew it would be the beginning of a new era for my alma mater. 

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Roosevelt ribbon-cutting, school's open for students

Roosevelt ribbon-cutting, school's open for students

After many years and a $140 million renovation budget, Roosevelt High School, home of the Rough Riders, opened for students on Monday, August 22nd. The new class will graduate in 2021. Read some of the statements made at the ribbon cutting and see some pictures.

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Powell Spring Carnival is May 14 -- everyone is invited!

Powell Spring Carnival is May 14 -- everyone is invited!

The Parents group at Powell Elementary, "Parents Organized for the Power of Powell" (or POPPS for short) is having it's 2nd Annual Spring Carnival, and they're inviting the entire community to come out and have fun on Saturday, May 14th from 10am - 3pm at the football field at Roosevelt High School. Food, fun, a raffle and more. 

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A look at a new Roosevelt: a long-overdue renovation

A look at a new Roosevelt: a long-overdue renovation

Theodore Roosevelt High School has been closed since 2013 to undergo a $136.1 million renovation that replaces the crumbling sections of the building, restores historic architecture, and expands the facilities and technology, all revolving around a new central atrium. It’s pretty impressive. Read the article and see a large photo gallery >

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Check out the renovated Roosevelt High School on Saturday, Jan 30th

Check out the renovated Roosevelt High School on Saturday, Jan 30th

Roosevelt High School has been undergoing renovations for a long time, and has been the source of some community frustration, as current Roosevelt students have been stuck over in MacFarland Middle School. MacFarland had a host of problems that DCPS and the city finally fixed after some loud parent and community complaints. 

Now DCPS is inviting parents and members of the community to tour the renovated school. 

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