Wednesday, August 22, 2012
A memorial and picnic reception honoring the late Annemarie Roeper will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Roeper Lower School.
The Roeper School will be hosting a memorial service this weekend to honor Annemarie Roeper, one of the school's late founders. Annemarie, who passed away on May 11 near her home in Oakland, CA when she was 93, founded the Birmingham- and Bloomfield Hills-based Roeper School with her late husband George in 1941. The school, which currently has 560 students enrolled in preschool through high school, caters to gifted students and when it was founded, was one of the first schools to do so in the U.S. To celebrate Annemarie's life, Roeper will be holding a memorial service, picnic, reception and "story time" beginning at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Roeper's lower school campus in Bloomfield Hills. Roeper teachers, community members, students, …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Students and staff at the Roeper Middle and Upper School campus remember Annemarie Roeper at morning tribute.
The legacy of the late Roeper School co-founder Annemarie Roeper weighed heavily on everyone’s minds at the school’s middle and upper school campus Tuesday morning. “We are the safeguards of (Roeper’s) philosophy,” senior Gavin Buckley said. “We’re here now to make the world a better place.” Middle and upper school teachers, administrators and students gathered at the Birmingham campus Tuesday morning to honor Roeper, who passed away Friday in California at the age of 93. Even more importantly, Tuesday was a time for the Roeper community to remember and reaffirm Roeper’s educational philosophy and how it continues to shape the lives of Roeper students. Durning the 45 minute tribute to Roeper, students, staff and Roeper’s friends stood up …
Monday, May 14, 2012
Annemarie Roeper's legacy of embracing diversity, individuality, and respect lives on in even the youngest students.
Annemarie Roeper is gone, but her spirit and commitment to the ideals that spurred the creation of The Roeper School will remain strong, according to students who assembled Monday morning to pay tribute to the late school founder. During an emotional 30-minute program at the lower school campus in Bloomfield Hills, roughly 200 children ranging from kindergarten to fifth grade shared memories and impressions of the 93-year-old who died on Friday. Notions of respect, inclusion, peace and learning were repeated by many of the dozens of all ages that grabbed the microphone to express what they thought of Roeper, who is regarded as a pioneer in the field of gifted education. "We are all going to miss her," said Sean Moss who is a Stage IV …
Alumni, teachers, students and friends remembered Annemarie Roeper, who founded The Roeper School with husband, George. Roeper died Friday at age 93.
The co-founder of Birmingham and Bloomfield's Roeper School passed away Friday at 93 at her home in Oakland, CA.
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Bloomfield Hills lawyer praises Annemarie Roeper, 93, as "a force for good." Graduates will gather Saturday afternoon in Birmingham.
Graduates of The Roeper School from coast to coast are posting poignant recollections online to honor educator Annemarie Roeper, co-founder of the innovative private school. She died Friday morning at 93 in an assisted living facility in Oakland, CA, where she had lived since 2009. Roeper had been diagnosed with colon cancer in late 2010 and was under hospice care since last October, a family statement says. "The magnitude of her impact is evident by the huge outpouring displayed here," adds an update at a CaringBridge.org site set up two weeks ago, where more than 270 messages are posted. "I am so thankful her legacy is so well-rooted and flourishing," says a Friday night post there from Suzanne Heron, a Roeper Lower School student from …
Friday, May 11, 2012
She and late husband, George, started the school in 1941 with nine students in Detroit and it now serves 560 students on Bloomfield Hills and Birmingham campuses.
Annemarie Roeper, who with her husband, George, started The Roeper School more than seven decades ago, died Friday in Oakland, CA, the school announced in a news release. She was 93. The school, recognized for its work with the gifted, serves more than 500 students from preschool to high school age on campuses in Bloomfield Hills and Birmingham. Quite a contrast from the school's humble beginnings in 1941 when the couple fled Nazi persecution and war-torn Europe, and were invited to Detroit to direct a psychoanalytically oriented nursery school. They also established a grade school starting with nine students. The couple's educational vision "encompassed a profound respect for the individual and a commitment to freedom of growth and …