Tuesday, December 4, 2012
This year's Diversity Day will feature student-led workshops on how to foster respect and sensitivity among young people.
The students and staff at Birmingham's Roeper School will be celebrating their annual Diversity Day with a little help from a big name this year. Actor, songwriter, poet and Detroit-based performer Mike Ellison has been working all year with various staff members and 19 students at the Roeper Upper School to plan the 2012 Diversity Day, to be held all day today at the school's Birmingham campus. The goal of Roeper's Diversity Day is to build community by focusing on how to honor all parts of a person — from their religion, apperance, political views and more. The students planning Diversity Day look to raise awareness and encourage sensitivity among their classmates, Roeper spokeswoman Carri Hammers said. To plan Diversity Day, students …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The film stars contemporary artist Vik Muniz and begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the school's Birmingham campus.
Wondering what to do with yourself this weekend? Don't dismay: check out today's Weekend Spotlight: Our pick for today: Roeper School Diversity Film Series Also happening this weekend: Come back to Birmingham Patch on Thursday for more weekend things to do in our Weekend Planner, or visit our events calendar.
Friday, November 23, 2012
Chess teams from the Roeper Lower School took home first place in the state club chess championship last weekend.
Last weekend was a big one for the young chess players at the Roeper School's lower campus. The Roeper K-3 Chess Team took home first place at the 2012 Michigan Scholastic Club Championship in Lansing on Nov. 17. The tournament was open to students in grades K-12 and with students competing as a team and individually. The team, which is made up of 30 students, is coached by Diallo Smith, of Detroit. In addition to placing first, the following Roeper students received medals for individual achievement at the tournament: "There is a very high caliber of skill at these events as most clubs have been competing for much longer and are regionally based, which means they pull from a much larger group of students," Smith said. "Every study played …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The Birmingham-based Roeper School expects more than 300 students, teachers and community members at fundraiser intended to raise awareness of hunger.
The Birmingham- and Bloomfield-based Roeper School will be hosting its 10th annual Empty Bowls event on Dec. 18 to benefit Lighthouse Services of Oakland County. Themed "Give Your Bowl a Face" in 2012, Roeper expects more than 300 students, teachers and parents to attend and participate in the Empty Bowls program. This year's bowls will be created and decorated by Roeper fourth and fifth graders. The Empty Bowls program was started in 1990 at Bloomfield Hills' Lahser High School. There, art teachers were trying to help students searching for a way to raise funds to support a local food drive. What evolved was a class project to make ceramic bowls for a fundraising meal. Guests were invited to keep the bowl as a reminder of hunger …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Students must demonstrate financial need, academic strength and take an IQ test. All applications are due by Dec. 3.
Students and parents looking to attend the Roeper School: take note. The Birmingham-based Roeper Middle and Upper School, which serves gifted Metro Detroit students in grades sixth through 12th, is currently offering scholarships for economically disadvantaged students for the 2013-14 school year. The partial- and full-tuition scholarships are only available for those students entering sixth through 10th grade during the 2013-14 school year. According to school officials, gifted students are those who often perform (or show such potential) at a level much beyond that of others of the same age, experience or environment. "These students are highly capable in the intellectual, creative and/or artistic areas, possess an unusual leadership …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Roeper and Groves seniors Aaron Keteyian and Ryan Stratton will premiere their film debut, 'Blood Angel,' at the Main Art Theatre in Royal Oak Thursday.
It began on Facebook: That's where Roeper senior Aaron Keteyian and Groves senion Ryan Stratton met in 2009, connected over their love for cinema and began to collaborate on a film project involving high school, friendship and lots of vampires. Now, three years later, the pair's final film — Blood Angel — will premiere Thursday at the Main Art Theatre in Royal Oak. When Keteyian and Stratton met, they agreed that the quality of most teenage productions was lacking. The goal behind Blood Angel then became, according to the pair, to make the highest quality film possible. That included a strict filming schedule in and around Royal Oak, Livonia, Farmington and Birmingham, including the Roeper Upper School off Adams Road. Stratton, 17, is …
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, …
Friday, July 20, 2012
Catherine Galligan was one of 150 Michigan female students to attend Michigan Technical University's Women in Engineering Summer Program.
For Roeper School senior Catherine Galligan, this summer has been all about picking up the skills she'll need in school, her career and life. Galligan recently returned from the Women in Engineering Summer Program at Michigan Technical University, a scholarship program that invites 150 high school girls to participate in a week of first-hand engineering experiences. Led by industry leaders, female students attend engineering sessions and participate in special topic presentations and group projects covering 14 fields of engineering. The program also gives girls tips on how to apply for college engineering programs and a glance in college life. To apply for the program, female students must have an average GPA of at least 3.9. For more …
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Holly Cox, Amit Khandhadia and Patrick Yee — all recent graduates of Roeper — received scholarships from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Three recent graduates from the Birmingham- and Bloomfield-based Roeper School recently recieved National Merit Scholarships from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). Holly Cox of West Bloomfield and Amit Khandhadia of Troy won college-sponsored Merit Scholarships while Patrick Yee of Huntington Woods won a corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarship. Holly was offered a National Merit Wayne State University Scholarship, Amit was offered a National Merit Vanderbilt University Scholarship, and Patrick received a Siemens Merit Scholarship to attend Adrian College. The corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarship winners are often children of a sponsor organization’s employees but may also include students who live in communities where a …
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 …