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    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! Purchase yours:

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

    Books Are Now Available For Purchase

    You can purchase a book online only via SchoolPay for $50. Books are limited this year, so please do not hesitate to purchase a book to ensure you will receive one. To be safe, make sure you keep the receipt filed somewhere for proof of purchase.

    Please visit the direct link to purchase the books here:

    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.

    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.

    Senior Spread Info

    An additional date has been added!! Come to the front steps of RHS on MARCH 13TH between 1-2 pm if you want to be featured on the Senior Siblings, Senior Squads, or Senior Best Friends pages ! *LAST CHANCE TO GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN*

    Grad Ads For Seniors

    Grad Ads are a celebratory announcement for your senior to be put in the yearbook.

    DUE DATES: Guaranteed space for ads placed by March 15, 2021. After ads will be accepted on a space available basis and no later than March 31, 2021.

    Grad Ad Sizes

    Option 1: $450 for 1 full 8"x11" Page (up to 10 photos)

    Option 2: $200 for 1/2 of 8"x11" page (up to 5 photos)

    Option 3: $150 for 1/4 of 8"x11" page (up to 3 photos)

    Option 4: $100 for 1/8 of 8"x11" page (one photo)

    Every Grad Ad also includes a message to the graduate. To fill out a form to complete a grad ad click here and complete your purchase on SchoolPay (please search for the option that matches your chosen Grad Ad size)

    Senior Grad Ads

    Any information about Grad Ads can be found at

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

    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*


    Prior Year Strenuous 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 the Strenuous Life for many, but not all of the years from 1926 through 2019.