Thursday, May 16, 2013
Share your pre-prom photos with Wyandotte readers.
Choosing the perfect prom gown takes a lot of patience. Finding the perfect prom date takes a lot of courage. Getting the perfect prom hairdo takes a lot of trust. But once everything comes together, getting that perfect prom picture is a piece of cake! Wyandotte Patch wants to see pictures of prom groups in all their gowns and glory before the big night! Strike your best prom pose and upload pictures and videos from prom night here by clicking the button above that says "upload pics and clips." For the latest Wyandotte news and information, "like" Wyandotte Patch on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and sign up for our daily newsletter.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Downriver native Larry Fratangelo has played with some of the biggest names in music including Kid Rock, Aretha Franklin, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Prince.
Fans of Kid Rock have an opportunity to see one of his two percussionists Saturday at Roosevelt High School in Wyandotte. Larry Fratangelo is prepping for a concert beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the high school and a summer tour with Kid Rock beginning in June. Tickets for the concert at the high school are $5. Tickets for the upcoming tour at DTE Energy Music Theatre are considerably more. Fratangelo, 60, of Clinton Township, grew up in Trenton and has played percussion for some of the biggest names in music including Aretha Franklin, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Prince. Before he takes the stage Fratangelo will be holding clinics for percussionists of all levels during the Downriver Day of Percussion along side well-known Detroit jazz …
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 …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
A district-wide anti-bullying campaign inspired Wyandotte Roosevelt High School students Carley Burgess and Spencer Genrich to create a thought-provoking and award winning film.
Two Wyandotte Roosevelt High School seniors are heading to Detroit this week to collect an award from the Michigan Student Film and Video Festival. Carley Burgess and Spencer Genrich won best of show with their first attempt at film making--a documentary about bullying. Burgess and Genrich created the film to highlight an anti-bullying campaign sponsored by the high school called Stand Up to Bullying. "We wanted to enhance the campaign and make students stand up and take notice," Genrich said. In the film, "Stand Up to Bullying," the two video production students tackle the subject of bullying in schools by depicting different bullying scenarios, which lead to a common resolution. This is the first year of the video production class at …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
The top 10 seniors at Wyandotte's Roosevelt High School were announced at Tuesday's Board of Education meeting.
Who makes up the top 10 of the 2013 graduating class of Wyandotte's Roosevelt High School? That's easy, except for the fact that it's actually 13 students. Due to ties in rank and grade point average, this year's top 10 had to be expanded a little, but school officials were fine with that. Roosevelt's valedictorian is top-ranked Tyler Green and salutatorian is Emily Taylor who is ranked second in the class of 2013. Look for profiles including photos and short biographies on each student in Roosevelt's top ten coming up on Wyandotte Patch. Here's a list of the students with class rank and grade point average as announced at Tuesday's Board of Education meeting:
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
More than 100 students and adults from Wyandotte's Roosevelt High School spent two days and nights in Chicago to perform in the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade.
As the Chicago River turned as green as shamrocks, Wyandotte Roosevelt High School's Marching Chiefs stood in the frigid Chicago wind for three hours Saturday waiting for a chance to march in the annual St. Patrick's Day parade. Nearly 100 students from Roosevelt's instrumental music department made the three-day trip to participate in the parade and the Windy City Classic music festival, which was hosted in the Dominican University auditorium in River Forest, IL. Mark D'Angelo, director of instrumental music at Roosevelt, said he was excited to take the band to perform in different cities and events. "They always rise to the occasion and make us all proud," D'Angelo said. D'Angelo added the students showed grit by powering through cold …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Roosevelt High School students designed and created a T-shirt to raise anti-bullying awareness, which will be available for purchase this Friday in downtown Wyandotte.
If you're wondering where you can find a bright, orange T-shirt designed and made by Wyandotte Roosevelt High School students to raise awareness for a new anti-bullying program, look no further. Students and staff will be on hand this Friday at Wyandotte's monthly Third Friday celebration selling T-shirts near the clock tower downtown. The anti-bullying program, which began at the start of the 2012-13 school year, was designed to encourage students to treat each with respect, according to Ben Reynolds, assistant principal at Roosevelt. On the back of the shirt is the slogan: “Strong people stand up for themselves. Stronger people stand up for others.” Students have sold over 1,100 shirts, and all proceeds go to making even more shirts. …
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Wyandotte has a two-bedroom house listed at just $8 per square foot.
UPDATE: This house is no longer up for sale. Wyandotte has a foreclosed house for sale with an asking price of just $11,000. That's $8 per square foot of living space. Here's some features: Go to the AOL Real Estate website for more information and photos.
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 …
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. "(…