"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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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!
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!
Van Hoosen Student Makes Us Proud at MIHA Junior District Competition!
We are pleased to announce that Van Hoosen Middle School had a wonderful showing at the the Michigan Interscholastic Horseman's Association Junior Districts in Armada on May 18 and 19, 2013. Saige Morgan competed on two horses in 14 different events, against 40 other middle school riders, becoming Rochester's first ambassor to this event. She did extremely well competing against Oxford, Lake Orion, Clarkston, Goodrich, Brandon, and Romeo, and tallied 31 points over two days. Saige engaged the crowd of cheering onlookers and competitors alike, and was a fine example Van Hoosen spirit. When the weekends points were counted, Van Hoosen finished a strong second to Brandon in the Class D category, despite having only one rider. However, the most important part was at the end of the award ceremony. The District Chairman called special attention to Saige. Noting her fine performance in all areas, Saige recieved the trophy for Good Sportsmanship. She made us all proud!
National Geographic Geography Bee
Van Hoosen held its Annual National Geographic Geography Bee. World Studies teacher, Mrs. Orsargos, led the Bee. After individual classroom competitions, 26 students competed for the championship. The winners were 1st place, Peter L., 2nd Place, Nabil C., and 3rd place, Noah C.
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!