ROOSEVELT HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI
The Roosevelt High School Alumni Association had its origin with alumni assisting the St. Louis Public Schools Foundation in the 80th Anniversary Celebration of the laying of the cornerstone of the present school on Saturday, May 17, 2003. The association was founded shortly thereafter, with the election of officers and committee chairs and adoption of a constitution with its goal of "Supporting school, faculty and students through our time, talent and treasure." On Saturday, May 21, 2005, the alumni association held an 80th Anniversary Celebration of the first graduation class of 1925 and honoring four graduates with alumni scholarships in the school auditorium.
The association is a not-for-profit, charitable organization registered as a 501(C)3 and is registered with the State of Missouri, Office of the Secretary of State.
The association's meeting schedule (date and place) can be found on the Upcoming Events dropdown, under Reunion & Events link.
Ms. Crystal Gale is the new principal at Roosevelt. She was formerly the principal at the Columbia Elementary Community Education Center. She replaced Terrell Henderson who was the interim Principal during Terry Houston's leave. Ms Gale also taught at Gateway High School.
The alumni association supports the school and students in many ways:
It provides financial support through its scholarship program, offering two scholarships each year of $2,000 per year for four years for a total of $8,000 and $1,000 per year for four years for a total of $4,000 to deserving seniors. Applications and guidelines are available at RHS and through the website. Additional information and photos of the current scholarship winners can be viewed on this link. This program has been funded by our scholarship fundraising drives, the many contributors by individuals and donations from class reunions. All contributions are tax deductible.
All alumni are invited to join fellow alumni at the bi-monthly luncheons at the Royale Orleans Banquet Center. See the Luncheon link under Reunions & Events for date and time, reservation form and directions. This is a great opportunity to meet classmates and enjoy a great lunch. All alumni, spouses and guests are welcome. It is not necessary to be a paid member of the association to attend.
Become a member of the association and receive our outstanding bi-monthly ten-page newsletter where you can read about our classmates, check for upcoming reunions, get a luncheon reservation form and obtain much more information. See Membership link for Membership levels and download an application form. You can also see a listing of new members.
See the In Memoriam page for recent deceased classmates. For a more complete listing, contact our data processing coordinator.
A Hall of Fame dropdown under the Reunions & Events link lists a brief paragraph and photo of those classmates who have made a major contribution in medicine, business, academics, athletics, etc.
Some of the many ways the association has supported the school and students, in addition to providing scholarships, are the design and installation of an eight by sixteen foot Roosevelt High School sign, located on the corner of Compton and Gravois Ave., new shoes for the cheer-leading team, new uniforms for the baseball team, sponsorship of a breakfast for the football team and refurbishing of eight computers for the school library. We have published an alumni cookbook, "Someone's in the Kitchen with Teddy" and sponsor an annual Trivia Night.
Members At Large