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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

  • Jan. 24 – May 6, 2022
  • Thursdays, 3:25 – 4:25 pm
  • Leader: Ms. Vinnard

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the calm environment, where we will listen to music as we explore many different artistic media. These will include colored pencils, watercolor pencils, watercolors, markers, Sharpies, pastels, acrylic paints, collage, and others. We will also view art technique instructional videos to learn more about how to create flowers, landscapes, and other types of scenes.

Comic Book Club

  • Jan. 24 – May 6, 2022
  • 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!

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

Cosplay Club with Diversionary Theatre

Cosplaying is all about diving deep into your character while putting your spin on their iconic look. Think outside the box and you’ll find that there’s many different tools you can use to create iconic Cosplay looks and characters. Come learn some closet Cosplay tips, how to take your Cosplay to the next level with an element of performance, and have a great time with Cosplayer Influencer Andréa Agosto, known on TikTok as andreariquena (with over 153,000 followers)!

Hip Hop/Latin Dance

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

  • Jan. 24 – May 6, 2022
  • 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)

  • Jan. 24 – May 6, 2022.
  • Mondays & Fridays, 3:25 – 4:45 pm.
  • 25 students maximum.
  • Leader: Ms. Pauline Treviño (RooFriends Volunteer).

Roosevelt MS Theatre Company has adapted to a club format. We will explore creativity with theatre games, create characters, develop choreography, make music, write scripts, imagine sets, learn what happens backstage…and more! Stand-by for details on “in-house” auditions (for registered students only) and an end-of-season performance of “High School Musical Jr.” for RTC Family & Friends.

Digital Music

  • Fridays, 7th Period, 3:19-4:14 PM.
  • 7th and 8th Graders, only. 6th Graders have Digital Music in their 6th Grade Music classes. 

7th Period Digital Music is an introduction to digital music composition and production using MIDI Keyboards, BandLab and Soundtrap.  This course is not currently sponsored by the RooFriends ASE program. If you are interested in enrolling in this school elective, please contact your School Counselor. If you have questions about RMS Music, please contact the RMS Music Director, Mr. Elias Kocivar: neliaskocivar@sandi.net.



Black Futurity Collaborative with UCSD

  • Jan. 24 – May 6, 2022
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:25 – 4:25 pm
  • Leaders: Ms. Jones & Ms. Stephenson

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.

Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA) 

  • Jan. 24 – May 6, 2022
  • 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.



  • Jan. 24 – May 6, 2022
  • 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

  • Jan. 24 – May 6, 2022
  • Wednesdays, 3:30 – 5:00 pm (1.5 hours / class)
  • Leaders: Ms. Reilly and San Diego 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. Members learn about topics such as habitat conservation, ecosystems, and animal life cycles from women working in various capacities at the Zoo.

All applicants must complete and submit a separate Girls in Science application 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. This is a year-long program, Fall – Spring. Enrollment is now closed.


There are several services clubs that are not currently sponsored by the RooFriends ASE program. Please contact the club sponsor directly if you are interested:


Strategic Games

  • Jan. 24 – May 6, 2022
  • 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. The first 6 weeks will be flag football and the next 6 weeks will be basketball. Note: Games will be played at Hoover High School on Saturdays from 8:30-10:00 AM.


These programs are made possible through the collaboration between




To find out more about RooFriends, visit www.roofriends.org

No Place for Hate

  • Sept. 24 – Dec. 10, 2021
  • Mondays, Lunch Time
  • Leader: Ms. Penn (Please email apenn@sandi.net if you’d like to participate.)

No Place for Hate 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.

Circle of Friends

  • Sept. 24 – Dec. 10, 2021
  • Fridays, 3:25 – 4:25 pm
  • Leader: Ms. Kerry Barajas (Please email kbarajas@sandi.net if you’d like to participate.)

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.

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