Theodore Roosevelt Elementary
Our school is named after Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States of America. .
- He was the youngest President in our Nation's history
- During the Spanish-American War, he was a lieutenant colonel in the Rough Rider Regiment.
- He was elected Governor of New York in 1898
- As President he was a "trust buster" and forced the dissolution of a great railroad combination in the Northwest
- He liked to quote the favorite proverb: "Speak softly and carry a big stick. . . . "
- He ensured the construction of the Panama Canal.
- He added enormously to the national forests in the West and reserved lands for public use.
A Brief History of Theodore Roosevelt Elementary
The original location of Roosevelt Elementary was on Grand Ave. It was built in the 1920's and was severely damaged in the Sylmar Earthquake of 1971. It was deemed unusable and eventually demolished.
Roosevelt Elementary was eventually rebuilt at its current location at 501 South Halladay Street. The new site was dedicated in 1973.
Our School Mascot is the roadrunner.
Famous People of Roosevelt ElementarySandra Peña SarmientoAlumnus of Roosevelt Elementaryand Producer of the 2006 Documentary:
I Am Orange County
From pocharte.com:"This creative documentary expresses the hopes and aspirations of Latino immigrant students at four Orange County schools during one of the most contentious anti-immigrant years in recent history. Produced as part of the "I Am Orange County" social justice through technology program in Santa Ana, CA."