Friday, March 1, 2013
The Division 2 championships will be broadcast live online beginning at 10 a.m.
The varsity cheer team from Wyandotte Roosevelt High School travel to Grand Rapids on Saturday to compete in the MHSAA Division 2 state finals. The cheer finals will be shown live on the MHSAA online TV channel here. The broadcast begins at 10 a.m. Competing against Roosevelt for the Division 2 title are Allen Park, Dearborn Divine Child, DeWitt, Gibraltar Carlson, Grand Rapids Christian, Mt. Pleasant and St. Joseph.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Four Roosevelt High School seniors and their auto shop teacher participated in a contest at the North American International Auto Show in January.
Tools won during a contest at the North American International Auto Show in January are used by Roosevelt High School students on a daily basis, according to auto shop teacher Gary Chesney. Students won more than $5,000 in prizes and services after Chesney and four of his advanced automotive technology students won the grand prize, which included ten Snap-On multi-meters, ten circuit board trainers and four hours of free teacher training. "They showed me they are really into this (automotive technology) and they want to do this for a living," Chesney said. During a contest called Tech-Trek, Chesney and his team had to answer 50 questions, which tested the students' and their instructor's knowledge of automobiles. "The questions were hard…
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Wyandotte will face off against seven teams at 10 a.m. in Grand Rapids for the Division 2 title.
Wyandotte's Roosevelt High School varsity cheer team is headed to the Division 2 State Finals on Saturday, March 2, at the Grand Rapids DeltaPlex. There, the Bears will compete against Allen Park, DeWitt, Divine Child, Gibraltar Carlson, Grand Rapids Christian, Mt. Pleasant and St. Joseph. The competition starts at 10 a.m. Gibraltar Carlson took home the state championship in 2011 and 2012. Wyandotte last qualified for states in 2008. "Congratulations on states ladies," Ashlee Brust wrote on Wyandotte Cheerleading's Facebook page. "You earned it!!" Roosevelt's cheer team took fourth place in the Division 2, Region 4 competitive cheer regionals on Feb. 16, coming in behind Divine Child, Gibraltar and Allen Park, according to Mlive.com. "(…
Monday, February 25, 2013
The Michigan Youth Arts Association and Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs awarded $70,000 in grants to area schools this month, including three in Wyandotte.
Several Wyandotte schools are among those being awarded grant funding to take students on arts and culture field trips this spring as part of the Arts and Culture Trek Grant program. Michigan Youth Arts Association and program co-sponsor the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs this month announced a total of $70,000 in grants to Michigan schools to defray the cost of transportation for an arts and culture related field trip. The program will support field trips for 19,439 students in 190 schools across the state. Destinations will include The Henry Ford, Detroit Zoo, Holocaust Memorial Center, Detroit Institute of Arts and many others. Washington Elementary School, Roosevelt High School and Wilson Middle School in Wyandotte are …
Friday, February 22, 2013
The school store at Roosevelt High School teaches students management, leadership and supervision skills.
The school store at Roosevelt High School now has gold. But, you can't buy it. The Trading Post recently received Gold Level Certification from DECA in the school-based enterprise certification program, which was developed to provide recognition for outstanding achievement by school-based enterprises and to motivate students working at said enterprises to strive for excellence and growth, according to a DECA release. Roosevelt students Jesse Knowles and Joana Musa, with the assistance of adviser Elissa Cumiskey, were among 166 other school-based enterprises to achieve DECA's highest level of certification. "School-based enterprises are effective educational tools in helping to prepare students for the transition from school to work or …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Roosevelt High School teachers are asking for donations and community input for new classes.
Do you have an old ping pong table sitting around gathering dust? Or maybe you know a local person with Vietnam ties who'd be willing to share their story? Either way, teachers at Wyandotte's Roosevelt High School are looking for your help. While outlining new courses being offered at Roosevelt, two teachers put out a request for help from the public at Tuesday's Board of Education meeting. Speaking on behalf of the new Advanced Individual Sports class, Rico Pascuzzi said the class will touch on a number of sports, including badminton, bowling and disc golf. Table tennis also is on the list of possibilities, but Pascuzzi said the district didn't have enough tables to allow the entire class to play at once. Anyone who has one who'd like to…
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Students can now learn about individual sports, digital imaging and Vietnam history and literature.
With the addition of a seventh-hour period at Roosevelt High School this year, staffers have had to develop new courses to offer during that classroom time. Seven new courses were offered during the first semester and now an additional six new classes have been added to the curriculum for the second semester, which began this month. All are electives and are available to interested students. The new courses, and their teachers, are: School Superintendent Carla Harting said students have reacted positively to the extra class period being weaved into the school day. "With the state's increased graduation requirements, we never really had time for students to take other classes they wanted to," Harting said. "The students are really enjoying …
Students can now learn about the American history through film and pop culture through literature.
Roosevelt High School students have a chance to take some new, fun courses this year, including one focusing on pop culture through literature. The new classes are being offered due to the addition of a seventh-hour period at the high school. The six new courses being offered in the second semester, and their teachers, are: Read about each class by clicking on the PDFs to the right.
Friday, February 15, 2013
The Roosevelt High School senior has signed a letter of intent to play at the college in the fall.
Roosevelt High School senior Stephanie Lee has signed a letter of intent to play volleyball at Macomb Community College in the fall. "Everything they had to offer was something I could use to better myself and mold my future," Lee said. "I chose Macomb because it was right up my alley — not too far from home, small class sizes and nice campus. They have two seasons for volleyball as well and I thought that was phenomenal because that's double the playing time I could get. When you get to do something you love to do, something you need to like further your education, it's a blessing. A dream come true." Do you know of a Wyandotte student-athlete who has signed to play at a college next year? Check out Post Your Signing Day News on Wyandotte…
Carla Harting said students were never told they couldn't fundraise to help another student's family.
Wyandotte school superintendent Carla Harting said a recent TV news report regarding Roosevelt High School students being forbidden from raising money at school to help the family of another student is false. Friends of 15-year-old Kerrigan Brandon told WJBK-TV Fox 2 that they were barred from selling wristbands and T-shirts at Roosevelt because school leaders said the attention could glorify drug use. Kerrigan had been hospitalized in a coma at Mott's Children Hospital in Ann Arbor since overdosing on a cocktail of prescription drugs on Jan. 12. The teen died Wednesday. While the students said their fundraising efforts were shot down, Harting said that's not the case. "They were told they had to follow the policy, but were never told they…