Thursday, February 14, 2013
Prizes at the annual auction include Disney Park Hopper passes and a two-night stay at a Parisian hotel.
Birmingham Public Schools isn't the only group raising money this winter — the Birmingham- and Bloomfield Hills-based Roeper School will be raising scholarships funds this winter at the school's MOSAIC auction. This year, the annual auction is themed ¡Viva Roeper! and scheduled for March 16 at the Detroit Athletic Club. Roeper, which has its upper school campus in Birmingham, caters to gifted students. Funds raised at the MOSAIC auction benefits Roeper's Mariann Hoag Financial Aid Program and is named so because of the "many different people from so many different backgrounds that come together to make the event and Roeper so great," schools spokesperson Carri Hammers said. "Roeper strongly supports the notion that giftedness is not …
Friday, January 18, 2013
The $451,000 donation will be used to "beautify" the school's upper school campus on Adams Road, which dates back to 1921.
Nearly half a million dollars. That's how much one anonymous donor has given to the Birmingham- and Bloomfield-based Roeper School and beginning this summer, this money will fund the renovation of Roeper's Birmingham campus. "A remarkable act of generosity realizes a transformative future," was how Roeper Head of School David Feldman described the recent donation of $451,000 Thursday. The school learned of the donation, which was attached to the renovation project, in mid-December. Roeper's Birmingham campus — housed in the former Adams School off Adams Road in the Poppleton Park neighborhood — serves as home to Roeper's middle school and high school-age students. Roeper will spend the money to completely renovate the interior of the …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
The new fund created by a pair of Roeper parents will be used to subsidize the costs of tournament appearances and pay for assistant coaching positions.
The Birmingham- and Bloomfield Hills-based Roeper School has received $100,000 for the school's forensics and debate program. The school, which has its middle and high school campus on Adams Road in Birmingham, received the money from the newly-developed Bernard Family Debate and Forensics Endowment Fund. The fund was created by Dennis and Hadas Bernard and their son Aaron, a rising senior at Roeper. "Only a few years ago, we took five or six Upper School students to states in forensics," said forensics coach and Roeper teacher Dan Jacobs. "This year, 35 out of 36 students qualified for the state competition held at Western Michigan University in the beginning of May. Ten finished as finalists and the overall high quality of the team led …
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
The photographs of 2007 Roeper grad Sam Wolson will be on display at Detroit's 555 Nonprofit Gallery and Studios through the end of July.
The photographs of Sam Wolson, a 2007 graduate of the Birmingham-based Roeper School, are currently being featured at Detroit's 555 Nonprofit Gallery and Studios. His collection of photos, from a series called Reflections in Transit, made its debut June 29 alongside the work of more than 15 local artists. Reflections in Transit is a black-and-white series of photos shot inside buses and bus stations in Bogota, Columbia. Wolson took the photos while working as a freelance photograher and videographer in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Brazil, Paraguay and Columbia. Before going abroad, Wolson worked as a multimedia intern at Slate Mazagine, was the managing photo editor at the University of Michigan's The Michigan Daily and one of the 2010 …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
All proceeds from the July 14 "Make a Splash Roeper" pool party with benefit the school's program that teaches minority children how to swim.
The Roeper School will be giving back this summer as it looks forward to another year of "Make a Splash," a national program dedicated to teaching kids from low-income families how to swim. On July 14, Roeper will host a "Make a Splash Roeper" pool party at the school's lower school campus in Bloomfield Hills. All proceeds from the event, taking place from 2-5 p.m., will benefit Roeper's Make a Splash program, held at the school every summer. Created in 2007, the Make a Splash program is a national child-focused water safety initiative of the USA Swimming Foundation, catering specifically to low-income families and minorities. According to a research survey sponsored by the program, six out of 10 African American and Latino children in the…
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 …
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, February 10, 2012
Four former high school athletes joined Roeper's athletic elite last week.
Friday, February 10, 2012
The Birmingham- and Bloomfield Hills-based Roeper School, a day school for gifted children, recently inducted four new members into its Athletic Hall of Fame. Roeper Interim Head of School Philip Deely made the announcement. The Roeper School Athletic Hall of Fame was established in 1985 and recognizes the outstanding athletic achievements and contributions of Roeper alumni while they attended Roeper. Each current or prospective member has been a graduate of the school for at least four years; was recommended by a current or former coach, player or staff member; and has reached a level of significant athletic accomplishment. This year’s inductees include: