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Please note: Availability in most programs is limited and enrollment is based on a weighted ranking priority system. We reserve the right to cancel a program at any time due to low student enrollment.


Art Studio – FULL

  • Sept. 24 – Dec. 10, 2021
  • Fridays, 3:25 – 4:25 pm
  • Leader: Ms. Vinnard

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon in a calm environment where we will explore many different artistic media. These will include colored pencils, watercolors, Sharpies, pastels, acrylic paints, collage, and others. We will also view art technique instructional videos through which students will learn how to create original pieces of artwork and crafts.

Arts & Crafts

  • Sept. 20 – Dec. 6, 2021
  • Mondays, 3:25 – 4:25 pm
  • Leader: Ms. Jones

Roosevelt’s Arts & Crafts Club offers students the opportunity to design and create original artwork using a variety of  materials and  media. These materials may include papier-mâché, watercolors, Sharpies, oil pastels, acrylic paints, tin, yarn, and others.  Additionally, we will view arts and crafts tutorial videos, through which students will learn how to create their own unique pieces of artwork and handmade crafts.

Comic Book Club – FULL

  • Sept. 21 – Dec. 7, 2021
  • Tuesdays, 3:25 – 4:25 pm
  • Leader: Mr. Judd

Roosevelt’s Comic Book Club is a student-guided organization that allows students an opportunity to read, draw, write, and learn about comic books and graphic novels.  If you want to have fun with your friends, are a creative thinker, or are interested in comics, then this is the place for you!

Club activities include:

  • Sharing/Reading comic books or graphic novels
  • Drawing comic book characters
  • Inventing new characters
  • Writing storylines for comic books
  • Watching video clips and movies 

Creative Photography with the MOPA – FULL

Exposure ignites student learning with hands-on projects that expose students to photography as an art form and build skills in visual thinking and creative expression. A primary focus of the Exposure program is visual literacy, the ability to navigate and interpret the visual world and to communicate in visual media—skills that are increasingly vital in a media-based world. For Exposure students, this will include:

  • Learning how to analyze and discuss an artwork from multiple points of view;
  • Knowledge of photography techniques including use of light, point of view, framing, and composition;
  • The ability to communicate an idea through a visual language;
  • The ability to create new and original photography-based artworks; and
  • The exploration of personally meaningful themes and topics through photography.

Photography is an ideal medium to explore visual literacy and expression because it is broadly accessible, prolific within contemporary culture, and speaks to topics and themes that are relevant to younger audiences.

Digital Music

  • Sept. 24 – Dec. 10, 2021
  • Fridays, 3:25 – 4:25 pm
  • Leader: Mr. Kocivar

7th and 8th grade students are invited to sign up for Friday Digital Music where we will be exploring composition, mixing, and sound design. (6th grade students will already have a semester of this class)

Hip Hop/Latin Dance

  • Sept. 23 – Dec. 9, 2021
  • Thursdays, 3:25 – 4:55 pm (1.5 hours / class)
  • Leader: Heart2Art (Ms. Cybele)

We are proud to provide high quality dance instruction that promotes social emotional growth, mental and physical wellness, and offers an opportunity for students to learn more about the world and themselves through dance. These classes are taught by highly sought after veteran teachers with over twenty years of experience working in public schools. Our vision is that the dance classes and performance opportunities will help to create community within the school and give students something to be proud of.

Improv with Diversionary Theatre

Come one, come all, and let’s make some comedy! In this club students will learn the core fundamentals and principles of improv, focusing on various games and exercises that will improve their ability to listen actively, make strong, bold, committed choices, and become a more generous stage partner.

Mural Club

  • Sept. 22 – Dec. 8, 2021
  • Wednesdays, 3:25 – 4:25 pm
  • Leader: Mr. Garcia

As an informed, intelligent and inquisitive student, you strive to make sense of the world around you. You know and understand that today’s issues and concerns are quite certainly tomorrow’s issues and concerns. Why not express your activist thoughts and beliefs through ART! Specifically, you’ll learn to express yourself through mural art.

We will spend the first weeks examining the contextual history of socially relevant murals. In the process you will gain a knowledgeable appreciation for the history and role mural art has played in helping people express themselves creatively.

Later on, we will collaboratively sketch out potential mural ideas with the goal of actually painting another campus mural as a club.

Several weeks later, a muralist will come to Roosevelt and guide us through the mural-making process, from beginning to end. Then, voila – Roosevelt will have a new mural!

Roosevelt Theatre Company (RTC)

  • Sept. 22 – Dec. 8, 2021
  • Wednesdays, 3:25 – 4:25 pm
  • Leader: Ms. Treviño (parent volunteer)

For the Fall 2021 season, RTC is adapting to a club format. We may not be able to put on a show, but we can still share in a theatre experience together!  We will explore creativity with theatre games, create characters, develop choreography, make music, write scripts, imagine sets, learn what happens backstage … and more!


Black Futurity Collaborative

(Formerly Black Students Matter) 

  • Sept. 21 – Dec. 7, 2021
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:25 – 4:25 pm
  • Leader: TBD

The Black Futurity Collaborative is a youth program centering the experiences and academic achievement of Black students through a culturally sustaining curriculum. The program includes community-building activities, mentorship, tutoring, and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) projects rooted in pan-African futurism. By participating in the Black Futurity Collaborative, students will be provided socio-emotional support and academic enrichment to help boost academic self-efficacy, increase sense of belonging, and develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Additionally, students will be empowered by expanding their understanding of the historical legacy and present context of Black excellence while also collectively envisioning and constructing creative artifacts that actualize Black futurity.

Circle of Friends

  • Sept. 24 – Dec. 10, 2021
  • Fridays, 3:25 – 4:25 pm
  • Leader: Ms. Kerry Barajas

Circle of Friends (CoF) is a school inclusion program for students who experience social isolation due to disability or other challenges. Through weekly lunches and meaningful activities students develop compassion and the understanding that they are more alike than different. CoF promotes a culture of acceptance and genuine friendship. Circle of Friends (CoF):

  • Addresses the social-emotional needs and safety of each student.
  • Provides strategies and support to help teachers connect with their students.
  • Inspires compassion and self-advocacy to create student-led change.
  • Improves student engagement, teacher morale, and school climate.

Peer mentors will meet weekly to learn how to engage and mentor students through weekly lunches with those who may experience social isolation due to disability.

Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA) 

  • Sept. 22 – Dec. 8, 2021
  • Wednesdays, 3:25 – 4:25 pm
  • Leader: Mr. Barrios

Roosevelt’s GSA is a student-led club that promotes equality and diversity among all students regardless of their gender and sexuality. Our club also provides a safe space for our LGBT+ students. In addition, students are engaged in current issues regarding LGBT+ as well as open and educational discussions among students. In past years, GSA club has also been involved in our school activities, as well as District-approved community events such as the San Diego Pride Parade, Safe-School Summit, GLSEN events, etc. Any student is welcome to join the GSA club at any time.

Yearbook – FULL

  • Sept. 20 – Dec. 8, 2021
  • Mondays & Wednesdays, 3:25 – 4:25 pm
  • Leader: Ms. Kuncz

Yearbook club provides students with the opportunity to assist in yearbook, photography design, and marketing. Students help to promote yearbook sales by making posters and distributing yearbook information. Students also assist in designing the pages of the yearbook. Students are also provided with the opportunity to take yearbook photos. It’s a great experience for middle school students to be truly involved with their school!



  • Sept. 20 – Dec. 6
  • Mondays, 3:25 – 4:55 pm (1.5 hours / class)
  • Leader: Dig Down Deep

Come get your hands dirty and gain an appreciation for how to create a sustainable environment. Between our raised beds, the greenhouse and our budding orchard. We are so fortunate to have a living laboratory to demonstrate to our community how, through eco-friendly low input methods to the Roosevelt community for sustainable food production, home energy conservation, reduced global footprint, healthy food for students, and opportunities for participating in the emerging green, local economy. Club will enjoy garden inspired snacks and do monthly (as food is available) farm stands. There will also be opportunities to help do outreach with garden produce at school events. 

Girls in Science with the San Diego Zoo

  • Sept. 15 – Dec. 15 (it’s OK if you miss the 1st class)
  • Wednesdays, 3:25 – 4:55 pm (1.5 hours / class)
  • Leaders: Ms. Reilly and Zoo Staff
  • Girls in Science Application (mandatory)

The Girls in Science program is a partnership with the San Diego Zoo and participants will make regular trips to the zoo. While at the San Diego Zoo and here at Roosevelt, members learn about topics such as habitat conservation, ecosystems, and animal life cycles from women working in various capacities at the zoo. Year round offering. All applicants must submit a separate Girls in Science application to complete in addition to the After-School Enrichment Activities online form. Places in the class will only be awarded to students who have completed both the online ASE application and completed the separate Girls in Science application.

Treobytes Engineering

  • Sept. 22 – Dec. 10
  • Wednesdays & Fridays, 3:25 – 4:55 pm (1.5 hours / class)
  • Leader: Treobytes

Students will become familiar with the three principles of structural engineering which include:

  • Structural Safety: Designing a structure which will not collapse.
  • Serviceability: Designing a structure which people can use for a certain period of time without any damage or discomfort.
  • Value Engineering: A systematic and organized approach to provide the necessary functions in a project at the lowest cost.

Students will utilize multiple modalities to develop basic to advanced projects utilizing cardboard, wood, 3D printed parts and more.  At the culmination of the program students will exhibit the ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs. Projects: Cardboard catapult, Cardboard Skeeball Game, Autodesk.


Associated Student Body (ASB) – FULL

  • Sept. 23 – Dec. 9, 2021
  • Mondays & Thursdays, 3:25 – 4:25 pm
  • Leader: Ms. Leach

ASB is a student organization focused on building leadership, and organizing school wide activities such as fun Fridays, contests, and spirit days. ASB students run the student store at lunch. ASB students work together to make our campus a better place for all students.

Cesar Chavez Service Club

Since 2001, the Cesar Chavez Service Clubs have offered an exciting and innovative leadership development club that are active in many local schools in the San Diego region. The Clubs are built on the ten values of Cesar Chavez and are designed to engage Club members in community service activities. The Clubs are built on the ten values of Cesar Chavez and are designed to engage Club members in leadership and community service activities. Students build confidence and are inspired to believe in themselves as they learn through their experiences that they can make a lasting difference.

No Place for Hate

  • Sept. 24 – Dec. 10, 2021
  • Fridays, 3:25 – 4:25 pm
  • Leader: Ms. Penn

The No Place for Hate group is a group of students who work together to create a more inclusive school. How do we do this? By exploring the needs of the school and create opportunities for discussion and working together. Our club will design all school activities that will work to prevent bullying and create a better school culture. This is a great opportunity for 8th graders who are looking to fulfill their community service requirement.

Roosevelt Student Voices

  • Sept. 22 – Dec. 7, 2021
  • Tuesdays, 3:25 – 4:25 pm
  • Leader: Ms. Brewer / Ms. Leach

Roosevelt Student Voices will serve as a Student-Centered Advisory Group for Roosevelt Administration, offering insight, perspective, and opinions on policies, procedures and the general climate. Students will have opportunities to learn how to design surveys, interviews, and focus groups through a Restorative Framework as well as deliver them to their peers to help advocate for positive change. If you want to be a part of making Roosevelt the school you’ve always dreamed of…join Roosevelt Student Voices!


Strategic Games

  • Sept. 23 – Dec. 9, 2021
  • Thursdays, 3:25 – 4:25 pm
  • Leader: Mr. Runyan

Strategic games are beneficial for the development of critical thinking, creative thinking, strategic thinking, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills. The students will be given the opportunity to learn chess, checkers, card games, Risk, Dungeons and Dragons, Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokémon, backgammon, cribbage, Battleship, Monopoly etc. In addition, students may bring their own strategic games in order to teach other students and compete in tournaments. Please come prepared to learn strategic games and have fun!

Young Life Sports

The YoungLife Inner-City San Diego Sports League has been formed for middle school students who want to get better and compete in the sport they love. The league was also formed to promote community and school pride at the middle school level. During this session, you will get to play Basketball, Soccer, & Flag Football. Note: Games are on Saturdays at Hoover High School, 8:30-10:30 am.


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