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Roosevelt History

Did you know that Roosevelt School, built in 1920, is the oldest continuously operating school building in Oakland County? Last year, we celebrated Roosevelt's 95th Anniversary with a dedication of a commemorative bell tower to honor 95 years of education in Keego Harbor. The tower, designed and crafted by WBHS alumnus, Rob Laskey,  holds a 30" bell that some believe came from the original Keego Harbor School, based on old photos. This school was built on land donated by Joseph E. Sawyer and stood at the corner of Pridham and Orchard Lake Road from 1914-1963.  It was torn down and replaced by a gas station and the land has became home to several business over the following years.  The Keego Harbor School predated Roosevelt and provided overflow classrooms for the district, held community meetings  and served as the local library for a while.  The Keego School has a lasting legacy in the history of education at Roosevelt.  Thanks to the many people who donated to make this endeavor come alive (whose names are recognized below, as well as on the plaque mounted on the memorial bell tower).  Thank you for helping celebrate our rich history!
 
Click here to see a draft of the plaque, which is 24 inches tall by 18 inches wide.  
 

BUSINESS LEVEL DONORS
Barrett Building Company
Bellacino's
Bill Bertakis Photography
Bosko's 
Brewhaus
bugs Beddow band 
Butterfly Jar Art Studio
Cass Lake Party Shoppe
Chili Pepper Tanning
Computer Works
Covenant Baptist Church
Dairy Queen
Detail Express
Gino's 
Greater West Bloomfield Historical Society
High Performance Sports & Apparel
Jet's Pizza of Keego Harbor
Karagosian
Keego Harbor Optimist Club
Lake Point Market
McDonald's of Sylvan Lake
Molly Maid
Outdoor Action Company
People Skate and Skateboard
Shanon's Dance Academy
Sid Rubin
Summit Sports
The 8th Count Dance Studio
The Door Salon
The Lodge
The Magnet Program
The Wernette Law Firm
Vortex Martial Arts
Winning Imprints & Custom Trophies 
 
 
ROOSEVELT LEVEL DONORS
The Babbitt-MacLean Family
Melanie & Rick Brown
The Chad Family
Ms. Duwe
The Dyment Family
Art and Sarah Ebert
The Elsen Family
The Horvath Family
The Jakubiak Family
The Jennings Family
The Joyce Family
The Kircheis Family
The Kohlenberg Family
The Law Family
The Lech Family
The Martin Family
The McCallion Family
The McDonald Family
Mrs. Anna Newman
The O’Shaughnessy Family
The Pflaum Family
The Victoria Randolph Family
The Rassette Family
The Redman Family
The Ross Family
The Roth Family
The Shady Family
The Sipila Family
Ron and Pam Starr
Jordan and Levi Steinberg
The Steverson Family
William Van Horn, Jr.
The von Bernthal Family
The Yono Family 
 
 
HUSKY LEVEL DONORS
Mr. and Mrs. Dean Armstrong
Julie Baeten and Family
The Bothuell-Hampton Family
Cindy and Craig Carson & Family
The DiCarlantonio Family
The Hill Family
The Isaac Family
The Khaneja-Sharrow Family
C.J. and Daryn Krause
The Landau Family
The Meldrum Family
The John Murphy Family
In Memory of Nicholas Pflaum
Juliann and Mark O’Brien
The Taylor Family
The Terhall Family
In Memory of Mrs. Wolverton
West Bloomfield Preschool Academy Doherty Elementary Gretchko Elementary Roosevelt Elementary Scotch Elementary Sheiko Elementary Abbott Middle Orchard Lake Middle WBHS High School Oakland Early College Transition Center
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