Friday, May 3, 2013
The Downriver Day of Percussion is set for 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday with a concert featuring Kid Rock's percussionist Larry Fratangelo to follow.
Wyandotte Roosevelt High School students offered a taste of what guests can expect to see and hear at the Downriver Day of Percussion. The daylong event is set for Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with a concert featuring one of Kid Rock's percussionists, Larry Fratangelo, to follow. The concert begins at 6:30 p.m. at the high school. Admission is $5. Percussion classes and clinics take place throughout the day with instruction from several well-known musicians. Registration is $20. For the latest Wyandotte news and information, "like" Wyandotte Patch on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and sign up for our daily newsletter.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
For the 26th straight year students from Oakland, Wayne and Washtenaw counties will collect water quality data for the Rouge River from May 1-15.
Wyandotte Roosevelt High School students will join forces with more than 2,000 students from Oakland, Wayne and Washtenaw counties to collect water quality data for the Rouge River. From May 1-15 students will continue a 26-year tradition of performing chemical tests, assessing aquatic life, and examining physical streambank condition throughout the Rouge River watershed, according to a Friends of the Rouge release. Students from kindergartners to seniors are participating in a program called the Rouge Education Project, which was created by the Friends of the Rouge River in Dearborn. The Friends of the Rouge River promote the restoration and stewardship of the Rouge River ecosystem through education, citizen involvement and other …
Friday, April 26, 2013
The 2nd annual Downriver Day of Percussion is set for May 4 at Roosevelt High School, 540 Eureka Road, in Wyandotte.
This year's Downriver Day of Percussion is expected to have a wealth of talented percussionists including one that's revving up to go on tour with legendary Detroit rocker Kid Rock for the fifth straight year. Percussionist Larry Fretangleo, 60, originally of Trenton, is signed up to hold master classes, demonstrations and clinics for area musicians looking to step up their game. From 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 4 percussionists can learn to play like the pros in all areas of percussion at Roosevelt High School in Wyandotte. Mark D'Angelo, director of instrumental music at Roosevelt, co-founded the event last year with fellow musician Mike Hejka, band director for Westland Public Schools. D'Angelo said the day-long event was created because …
Wayne County schools must actively participate in several green activities including recycling paper, plastic and electronics--to name a few.
The list of responsibilities for Wayne County schools to earn the Michigan Green School designation is a long one. The list of schools that have earned the designation is much shorter. Wyandotte Roosevelt High School is on that list. Schools in Wayne County must do all of these things and more to make the list: Tina Weller, teacher at Roosevelt, said the program provided a perfect opportunity for students to get involved with the environment of the school. "Students and teachers can learn how to become more energy efficient, help to lower utility costs, conserve resources and reduce waste," Weller said. "Green schools showcase a community's commitment to its students and their future." The state's Green School designation requires schools …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Students and staff wished 25-year volunteer Walter Miller farewell and good luck in his retirement Friday.
With a crowd of students and staff cheering him on, Walter Miller walked out of Wyandotte's Roosevelt High School for the last time Friday to begin his retirement. Much like the hundreds of football games the Wyandotte native had attended over the past 25 years as the team manager, the cheering of the crowd Friday afternoon was on par with the cheers for Miller's beloved Bears. "I love these kids," Miller said. "And these kids love me." Miller has spent nearly every day of his life, even before he graduated from Roosevelt in 1991, volunteering his time in any capacity necessary. In addition to team manager for the varsity football team, Miller has served as president of the high school basketball teams. Principal Tom Kell said Miller's …
Wyandotte Roosevelt High School has eight athletes competing in the boys swimming and diving state meet on Saturday at Oakland University.
Eight members of the Roosevelt High School boys swimming and diving team will represent the Bears at the state meet held at Oakland University on Saturday. Seniors Jesse Knowles, Tom Martin and Sean Pearce are expected to compete in several events alongside juniors Collin Olson and Danny May. Divers Garrid Blair, Mike Pugh and Jamie Williams will also be competing at Oakland University. Here's the breakdown of events and participating Wyandotte athletes: Swimmers for the 200 medley relay--Collin Olson, Tom Martin, Danny May and Jesse Knowles--broke a record at Roosevelt this year for fastest time.
Saturday, March 2, 2013
This weekend has it all in the way of prep sports. Upload a photo from the event and we will feature it on the site.
From the competitive cheer state finals to the individual wrestling state finals featuring Wyandotte's Vincent Pizzo and Quentin Santiago, this weekend is packed with big-time Roosevelt High School sports. (And then don't forget Friday's boys bowling team making it to states.) Wyandotte Patch can't make all the games, so we are counting on you to represent your schools, sons and daughters by uploading a photo from the event! Just one photo from each parent, student or staff member attending an event would make for an incredible photo gallery that we intend to feature in an upcoming newsletter. You're likely taking photos anyway, so take just one more step to help secure your team's spot in Patch history by uploading a photo to this article…
Friday, March 1, 2013
Friday's Division 1 tournament took place at Northway Lanes in Muskegon.
The Roosevelt High School boys bowling team finished 11th out of 18 teams Friday at the Michigan High School Athletic Association's Division 1 Bowling Finals. As a team, the guys scored a collective 3,259. Friday's tournament took place at Northway Lanes in Muskegon.
Roosevelt senior Cameron Snyder-Pitts recited “Ode on a Grecian Urn” by John Keats to clinch the second runner-up spot.
Occasionally, the way in which a poem is presented is as important as the poem itself. Roosevelt High School senior Cameron Snyder-Pitts might have had this in mind when she grabbed the second runner-up spot at a statewide poetry reading competition called Poetry Out Loud. Snyder-Pitts competed against 36 other high school students at the two-day competition held at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center on Feb. 22 and 23. Synder-Pitts recited “Ode on a Grecian Urn” by John Keats during the final round of competition to clinch the title of second runner-up. Poetry Out Loud is a national program of the National Endowment of the Arts and The Poetry Foundation that began in 2005 through a partnership with the Michigan Humanities Council and…
The boys bowling team has advanced to the state tournament taking place this weekend in Muskegon.
The Roosevelt High School boys bowling team has rolled their way past their competitors and into the state finals. The two-day tourament takes place Friday and Saturday at Northway Lanes in Muskegon. Wyandotte is competiting in the Division I bracket.