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Roosevelt Elementary
215 East Forest Avenue
Neenah,  WI  54956
(920) 751-6970
Fax: (920) 751-6861

Principal: Melissa Chrisman

Mascot: Roosevelt Rocketeers School Colors: Red and White 

Location & History: Constructed in 1923 of classic red brick, the culture of Roosevelt is shaped by its Doty Island location. The student body has always been small; the community, proud and independent. Some fourth generation families currently attend Roosevelt Elementary. The students come from families whose homes may include historic houses on the Island or neighboring rental properties. All children walk to school unless they have special needs.

Grades served...... Kindergarten - 5th grade

Enrollment............approximately 125 students

School sequence .....Elementary School . . Roosevelt
                            6th Grade Middle School . . . . . . Horace Mann
                            7th & 8th Grade Middle School . . Shattuck
                            High School. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Neenah High School

Distinctive Academic Programs: Roosevelt has created a true partnership and mentor program with its neighboring businesses, Theda Care and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. "The Backyard Buddy Mentoring Program" is a joint effort between the hospitals and Roosevelt to provide mentors to Roosevelt students. As part of the partnership Roosevelt students also receive numerous health related special programs throughout the year. They even "give back" to the hospitals by providing art work for patients and providing musical entertainment for the staff and patients. It is a true partnership!

The Roosevelt Soupster has become a community tradition. The annual fall fundraiser features at least 30 types of homemade soup offered for sample and sale. A PTO-sponsored event, it features family entertainment and draws hundreds of community members.

Parental Involvement: The Roosevelt parent organization is organized as a PTO (Parent Teacher Organization). The group prioritizes projects that will affect all the children at the school. Teachers are given special recognition during busy times, such as parent-teacher conferences. The PTO-sponsored Knowledge-A-Thon is a homegrown fundraiser that includes several academic questions specific to Neenah and Doty Island.