In 1923, when the School Board proposed the site for a new school in Bismarck (Anderson Street between West Avenue A and B), some people objected, saying it would be too far out of town. The school board went ahead anyway and constructed Roosevelt School for a total cost of $81,000. The original Roosevelt School had 4 classes: 1st grade, 2nd and 3rd combined, 4th grade, and 5th and 6th combined. On April 14th, 1931, an early morning fire swept through the upper part of the building causing $12,000 damage to that story and the roof. In 1958 a new addition was added to the building.
In 1975, the old Roosevelt School was demolished as a new Roosevelt was built. The new Roosevelt faced the opposite direction–613 West Avenue B and the site of the original school became the new playground. Cost for the new building was $800,000.
Improvements to the interior of Roosevelt School since 1975 include the building of walls to partition off classrooms.
Roosevelt is thankful for their volunteers that help make a difference for their student’s each and every school day. Volunteer opportunities include, but are not limited to:
- Reading Volunteers- Volunteer to come and read to our students within the classroom setting
- Crossing Guards- Help provide safe passage along Roosevelt’s streets
- Event Volunteers- There is always a need for extra help at after-school events.
Please contact Roosevelt’s secretary at 701-323-4240 to find out more ways that you can become involved today!
Please note: Due to the COVID-19 School Re-entry plan, access within the building may be limited.
Donation Category Details
Play is important to healthy brain development as it allows children to use their creatively while developing their imagination, physical, and social/emotional strength. Roosevelt is continually looking to enhance their playground equipment to ensure that all students, including those with physical restrictions may enjoy their recess.
Field trips allow students to gain exposure to the world around them in a hands-on, memorable way. Funding would go to pay for any uncovered transport and admission fees.
Reinforcing positive behavior and academic achievement through students recognition helps to guide students to showcase positive outcomes. Funding provided would be utilized for student prizes such as school apparel, reading materials, etc.
This funding would go to provide for students where basic needs have been identified. This would include, but not be limited to, personal hygiene products, lice shampoo, winter gloves, snow pants and coats, socks, underwear, etc.
Funding would go to provide appreciation gifts for teachers who a making a difference in the lives of our local youth. This could range from a small gift to a catered lunch for teachers.
Teacher Classroom Needs
There are certain needs within classrooms that are not currently funded through the existing budget. These would include Scholastic Books Sponsorship, playground balls, gum and mints (for testing), replacement school supplies (notebooks, markers, crayons, etc.), dry erase markers and Kleenex.
Partner with the BPS District to empower every learner to thrive by enhancing the services and recognition of students and staff.