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Roosevelt Yearbook – Strenuous Life

Students produce the Strenuous Life, Roosevelt’s annual yearbook. The Yearbook staff strives to include every student at least once in the yearbook, but we need your help!

School Portrait or Senior Portrait

Rowland Studio will be coming ONE MORE TIME on Thursday, December 8, to take photos of students in ALL grades who have missed previously scheduled portrait days. Remember, seniors must wear a black top.

Seniors have the option to go to the Rowland Studio which is one block away from RHS.

Schedule an individual 15-20 minute photo session at Rowland Studio.

Rowland Studio has a black drape and a fake tux (that zips up the back) to borrow if needed. Photo sessions include a formal background and a few poses.

The cost for senior photos is $20. There is NO CHARGE for students on Free and Reduced Lunch (FRL). Please use SchoolPay to pay for senior photos.


Families: Purchase a Grad Ad for your senior!

The last day to submit a Grad Ad is Friday, February 10, 2023.

A Grad Ad is simply an acknowledgment of a graduating senior in the yearbook. It is usually a combination of pictures and text that show how much a student has grown over their time in school. It is also a way for the family and/or friends to express their feelings and wishes for their senior.

Purchase a grad ad via SchoolPay

Purchase a Yearbook

Purchase the 2022-23 yearbook ($70), during the following sale dates:

  • September 5 to 26, 2022
  • November 25 to December 18, 2022
  • February 17 to March 10, 2023
  • June 10, 2023 to June 24, 2023 (upon availability) 

If you would like to pay in person, please go to the Fiscal office between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., except between 12-1 p.m.

*If your family cannot afford a yearbook, please send your student to see Ms. Noji in room 239 or email *

Donate a Yearbook

Purchase a yearbook for a student in financial need

Purchase prior year Strenuous Life yearbooks

Help support the yearbook program with a donation for a vintage yearbook and revisit your Roughrider days.

Purchase previous editions of the yearbook on SchoolPay

Or contact Amy Noji at

This service is only available during the school year, September through June. We have copies of the Strenuous Life for many, but not all of the years from 1923 through 2022.

Why is our yearbook 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!

Student Name Change

Has your student transitioned recently? Do they want to go by a different name?

Please fill out the yearbook name change form

Enroll in our Yearbook Journalism Class

The Yearbook Journalism Class is open to any student by application during their freshman, sophomore, or junior year. The class gives students either one credit of English elective or Career and Technical Education (CTE). Students can take the course in their sophomore, junior, and/or senior years. Be sure to talk with your counselor about your path to graduation. 

Is Yearbook the right class for you? If you are outgoing, self-motivated, and hard-working AND you would like to:

  • grow as a leader in our community,
  • be a team player,
  • be creative,
  • develop many valuable work and life skills,
  • learn about and help run the yearbook business,
  • learn about and practice photography and graphic design, and
  • create a yearbook that is truly inclusive