Student Life

Yearbook – The Strenuous Life

2020 Yearbook Strenuous Life

Yearbook questions can be addressed to Taylor Rainwater at

Ever wonder why our yearbook is called Strenuous Life? Well, our namesake-Teddy Roosevelt-in April 1899 said, “I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life, the life of toil and effort, of labor and strife; to preach that highest form of success which comes, not to the man who desires mere easy peace, but to the man who does not shrink from danger, from hardship, or from bitter toil, and who out of these wins the splendid ultimate triumph.”

Roosevelt High School has published a yearbook annually since 1923. Our award-winning full-color publication is distributed in June, to those who order their copies now!

*If your student is a senior and your family cannot afford a yearbook, please reach out to adviser Taylor Rainwater*

Upload Your Student’s Selfie

Yes, even if you took a traditional photo at Rowland we ask that you submit a selfie for your student. Then directions are as follows:

1. Take a photo of yourself against a plain white background.

a. Wear school appropriate clothing

b. Shoulders and head visible (don’t cut off the top of the head in the photo)

2. Visit

a. School code: roosevelt2021

b. Complete personal information

c. Upload photo (.jpg, .jpeg, or .png format)

d. make sure “portrait” is selected

You can do this all from your phone in your phone’s browser, OR with the eShare app available in the app store.

Photo Uploads for students in Grades 9, 10 & 11:

Photo example

In order to maximize inclusion of students represented in the yearbook, we are asking that all underclassmen (grades 9, 10, 11) submit their own picture to be included in the student section of the yearbook!
Here is how:

  1. Take a photo of yourself against a plain white background.
    • Wear school appropriate clothing
    • Shoulders, head, and hair visible
  2. Visit
    • School code: roosevelt2021
    • Complete personal information
    • Upload photo (.jpg, .jpeg, or .png format)

You can do this all from your phone in your phone’s browser, OR with the eShare app available in the app store.

*Please note that you should do this even if you took a formal photo at Rowland Studio as an underclassmen*

Student Name Change

Has your student transitioned recently? Do they want to go by a different name? Please fill out this form so that we can add their preferred name to the yearbook.


Prior YearStrenuous Life Yearbooks are Available

Help support the yearbook program with a $25 donation for a vintage yearbook and revisit your Roughrider days. Please contact Taylor Rainwater at . This service is only available during the school year, September through June. We have copies of theStrenuous Life for many, but not all of the years from 1926 through 2019.