"Excellence in Education: Learning, Growing, Changing for Today and Tomorrow"
Welcome to Van Hoosen! Home of the Vikings!
Viking POWER (Positive Ownership Well-mannered Excellence Respect)
Mr. Michael Behrmann, Principal
Mr. Dan Mooney, Assistant Principal
1339 N. Adams, Rochester Hills, MI 48306
(248) 726-4900 Fax: (248) 726-4905
Attendance Line: (248) 726-4910
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Van Hoosen's Own Makes Us Proud! Van Hoosen student, Kuvam Shahane, competed at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, DC. We are pleased to announce that Kuvam did great at the Bee. He cleared all preliminary rounds and was one of the semifinalist among 42 students nationwide. Kuvam finished the spelling bee tied for 12th position in the Nation!
Our 8th graders had an incredible, sun-shine filled day on their inaugural trip to the 'D'! They started off at Ford Field, where they enjoyed a "behind the scenes" tour of the field, locker rooms, press rooms, and special suites. The 8th graders then cruised the Detroit River on the Diamond Jack. It was a great boat ride around Belle Isle, out to the Grosse Pointes and then down past the Ambassador Bridge. The students ate lunch on the boat ride. The highlight of the trip was the Detroit Tigers game against the Houston Astros. Although it was 83 degrees and sunny, the spirits were brought down a bit as the Tigers lost, 7-5. The spirits, however, were raised again when we walked to Greektown and had a buffet pizza and salad dinner at Nikki's. It was a great day and we thank our wonderful chaperones! Click Here for a Video Slideshow of the Day!
On Friday, May 24, 2013, Rochester College Head Basketball Coach Klint Pleasant came to Van Hoosen to address the crowd of 850 middle school students. Coach Pleasant's message was engaging and powerful, yet simple...the effects of bullying can last a lifetime. The assembly was a culmination of Anti-Bullying Week, which was planned by Van Hoosen's Girl Scouts. Thank you, Coach Pleasant!
Scholastic Art Winners Thrive at Van Hoosen
We are proud to announce that Van Hoosen students did incredibly well in the recent Scholastic Art Contest. These students, pictured here, all took away honors! Our art department continues to thrive under the direction of Mrs. Mary Hartz, our distinguished art teacher! We salute the creative talents of VH students and the wonderful teaching methods of Mrs. Hartz!
Our very own Owen Groesser put Van Hoosen on the national spotlight on Wednesday, January 23 when he sunk two 3 pointers in the seventh grade boys basketball game against Boulan Park. It was Owen's first time he played this season for the team in which he practices with and is a manager for. Coach Jeff Howell drew up a play called "Owen" and Owen made it happen. After the crowd went wild, students from near and far began tweeting the video until ESPN Sports Center picked it up and it was history from there! Follow these links for more!
Van Hoosen Announcements!
- 2013 VHMS End-of-Year Honors, Awards, and Recognition Celebrations! 5/27/2013
- Important Information for Incoming 6th Grade Students! 5/1/2013
- Important 8th Grade Dates for 2013! 2/17/2013
- Van Hoosen Participates in NUMATS 9/24/2012
- Click here for the New Drop-off and Pick-up Training Video! 9/2/2012