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 DONORSBarrett Building CompanyBellacino'sBill Bertakis PhotographyBosko'sBrewhausbugs Beddow bandButterfly Jar Art StudioCass Lake Party ShoppeChili Pepper TanningComputer WorksCovenant Baptist ChurchDairy QueenDetail ExpressGino'sGreater West Bloomfield Historical SocietyHigh Performance Sports & ApparelJet's Pizza of Keego HarborKaragosianKeego Harbor Optimist ClubLake Point MarketMcDonald's of Sylvan LakeMolly MaidOutdoor Action CompanyPeople Skate and SkateboardShanon's Dance AcademySid RubinSummit SportsThe 8th Count Dance StudioThe Door SalonThe LodgeThe Magnet ProgramThe Wernette Law FirmVortex Martial ArtsWinning Imprints & Custom TrophiesROOSEVELT LEVEL DONORSThe Babbitt-MacLean FamilyMelanie & Rick BrownThe Chad FamilyMs. DuweThe Dyment FamilyArt and Sarah EbertThe Elsen FamilyThe Horvath FamilyThe Jakubiak FamilyThe Jennings FamilyThe Joyce FamilyThe Kircheis FamilyThe Kohlenberg FamilyThe Law FamilyThe Lech FamilyThe Martin FamilyThe McCallion FamilyThe McDonald FamilyMrs. Anna NewmanThe O’Shaughnessy FamilyThe Pflaum FamilyThe Victoria Randolph FamilyThe Rassette FamilyThe Redman FamilyThe Ross FamilyThe Roth FamilyThe Shady FamilyThe Sipila FamilyRon and Pam StarrJordan and Levi SteinbergThe Steverson FamilyWilliam Van Horn, Jr.The von Bernthal FamilyThe Yono FamilyHUSKY LEVEL DONORSMr. and Mrs. Dean ArmstrongJulie Baeten and FamilyThe Bothuell-Hampton FamilyCindy and Craig Carson & FamilyThe DiCarlantonio FamilyThe Hill FamilyThe Isaac FamilyThe Khaneja-Sharrow FamilyC.J. and Daryn KrauseThe Landau FamilyThe Meldrum FamilyThe John Murphy FamilyIn Memory of Nicholas PflaumJuliann and Mark O’BrienThe Taylor FamilyThe Terhall FamilyIn Memory of Mrs. Wolverton