Award Year: 2022

Roosevelt Elementary School

613 West Avenue B
Bismarck, ND, 58501-3451

(701) 323-4240

Mrs. Brenda Beiswenger, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Bismarck School District 1

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At Bismarck Public Schools and Roosevelt Elementary School, our mission is to "Empower every learner to thrive" and our vision is "Together, our strong relationships build inclusive, collaborative, and innovative environments that create agency and inspire a passion for learning, excellence, and discovery."

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 81%
  • Hispanic: 7%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Native American: 10%
  • Two or more races: 1%
Our kindergarten class of 2022 getting ready for their celebration.

Our kindergarten class of 2022 getting ready for their celebration.

Roosevelt Elementary, a Title I School of 126 students, in Bismarck, North Dakota strives to create an engaging, trusting, and nurturing community where all learners feel safe and accepted. We believe authentic and natural learning occurs in this type of environment, promoting academic, social, and emotional growth. In order to promote a Sense of Belonging for all, we develop relationships with all students and staff through our community building activities. These include weekly cabin meetings and monthly Roughrider Rallies to celebrate success.

Through our Multi-tiered Systems of Support and Professional Learning Communities, we use data to make decisions on core instruction as well as intervention and enrichment. We utilize effective teaching strategies based on our agreed upon Instructional Framework which also builds our collective efficacy. We, as a staff, are deeply committed to collaboration and communication in order to support all learners.

The investment of our parents is also an important part of the close community feel. Our PTO is supportive by providing funds for classroom wish lists as well as hosting community events that are well attended. Events such as the Party on the Playground gives all families an opportunity to meet and greet one another as the school year gets underway. This partnership is invaluable in order to fulfill our mission. Together, we will empower all learners to thrive, at Roosevelt Elementary.