st norbert school
st norbert church 1952
saint norbert school, inkster, michigan USA

An Alumni Website
Remember, an amateur built the Ark -
Professionals built the Titanic
The School     St. Norbert School began in the mid 1950's in Inkster, Michigan, a western suburb of Detroit. Only a grade school at first, it eventually expanded to include a high school. In its roughly 30 year history some thousands of students passed through its halls and classrooms. This web site celebrates those alumni, brave souls who attended and graduated and shared the inimitable and abiding experience of parochial education. Read a brief synopsis of its genesis.
The Site     August 2001 Christine /Bielak/ Lamar (class of 1970) sent the pictures becoming the inspiration for this site. [See this loving tribute to her bravery.] Since that time it has grown to these many pages, photos and remembrances. There is room for more and it is hoped that you will donate yours to create a more complete image of the students and life of St. Norbert School. Here are submission instructions to have your collection included.
    Suggestions about anything on this site, current or desired, can be mentioned in the Guestbook or write to the administration.
Alumni News:
William Hendricks, who moved from Inkster to Geneva, NY, the summer after seventh grade, wrote to provide names for Chris Finney's picture and on Christine's page. And Richard Henry added names to Sister Lucia's Second Grade class. Dale Moore (ret. Westland PD) also sent in a good list of names! Thanks!! Keep 'em coming!
There's a Hungry Howie's tie with St. Norbert alumni. Steve Jackson, co-founder, is a 1972 graduate. Thanks to Debbie /McGregor/ Carsells for the scoop and a friend for the link!
Mary /Auty/ Dziuba (class of 1970) supplied this link concerning their trip to the winter Olympics. Excellent reading. From the 2/9/2002 Detroit Free Press.
Dale Petroskey (class of 1973), elected President & COO of the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum in 1999. Also see this link Greg Schneider (1974) found.
David Brzezinski (class of 1970), shares his epic journey from obscurity to notoriety.
Greg Schneider (class of 1974), allows a peak at growing up in Inkster in this photo-journal.
An Anti-Spam email policy has been implemented for your protection.
The 2003 All School Reunion occurred. Tell us all about it on this page.
The 2003 Alumni Reunion Committee provided financial support; the St. domain is extended to 2013. We're all grateful!
Sharon /Totzke/ Gathrop submits a newspaper article inspired by Doug Funke.
Elissa Stein has just published "Prom Night: The Best Night of Your Life" and Kathy's Prom photos are in it!
Welcome to Jeri /Shiffer/Hammerschmidt who joined the SNAG by contributing some glories from the past, seen here on Jeri's page. If you have more, we'll take 'em!
Who knew Bill Murray had a sister who taught at St. Norbert? See Free Press article about Sister Marie Erin. Thanks to Roseann Polovino for the find.

Here is a Prayer Page if you have requests you'd like to share.
Parochial Schools Archdiocese of Detroit logo

Music History 301
WKNR Music Guide 50 Years Ago:
Random Submissions:
Ellen Flavin, John Hill Jr. High

8/26/2021    a mirror site has been created here, go to mirror site just anticipating all eventuallities as you never know what the future holds. See this explanation.
6/12/2021    I found the copy of the 1970 Commencement Program and thought I'd post it on the Class of 1970 page.
3/10/2021    just heard of the passing of Thomas (Tommy) Graf, on February 24, 2021, his brother Mark Graf emailed us.
12/31/2020    just heard of the passing of John Thorpe, an alumni of St. Norbert's class of 1970. Died from liver cancer. Picture above.
7/31/2020    Chuck "Skip" Wehrle, an alumni of St. Norbert's class of 1962, died from COVID-19 on May 9. See Guestbook entry of July 11, 2020 for details.
12/6/15    David Gardynik, our latest contributor, sent in some pages from the John Hill Jr High 1971 yearbook some of you may recognize yourself!. Check it out!
9/12/12    Maryann /Zajac/ Hall our latest contributor, sends in a nice class picture for our edification. Check it out!
5/15/12    Cathy /Vagi/ Flavin says a CHHS Cruise is being planned! Read about it here.
8/29/11    Mary /Cullen/ Guttman sent two more class phots - 1965 and 1970 proving this site is alive & well! Thanks!
3/28/11    Cherry Hill High School is going to see a reunion this year. Information is here.
3/28/11    Henry Rodriquez found a class picture from 1960 Grade 7. See if you can identify anyone
1/23/11    Kim Whing Williamson found the Death Notice for CHHS principle, Mr. Honer, who died April 1st, 2010, in North Bay, ON
12/4/10    Toni Auletti invites all to a "blast from the past" gathering, Saturday, 12/18/10.
10/2/10    Jim Sonnenberg sent two John Hill Jr High Yearbooks.
6/14/10    The Brzezinski's band, the 6 Foot Poles, kicks off the Summer - big show in Saline this Friday, June 18, 2010
3/17/10    Mary /Cullen/ Guttman found a 1964 class picture!
10/11/09 A new Class Photograph list is now available for you to search for your classmates
10/10/09    Eileen Taylor sent some new class photos.
6/6/09    Sr. Beverly Bobola (formerly Sister Andrew Bobola) celebrates her 50th Jubilee as a Nun on June 27, 2009.
2/5/09    We've moved to a new host!
2/1/09    Eileen Taylor contributed 2 items to the Memorabilia page.
10/6/08    Les Marinko sent pictures from the July 2008 CHHS Reunion.
2/30/08    The Brzezinski's band, the 6 Foot Poles, played Ann Arbor, Saturday, 2/2/08.
6/16/07    Supplementing Cathé Garcia's info on Joseph Servantez, see his name on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Sponsored by the St. Norbert's Alumni Group
News / Etc.
º Father Childs , died Sunday, 10/10/21 (see Obit)
º James Healey , died Saturday, 4/20/13
º Fr.John Cusmano , died Saturday, 10/29/11
º Maureen O'Hagan , died Monday, October 3, 2010
º John Mackowski, died Monday, August 2, 2010
º Tom Rodzik, died Sunday, July 31, 2010
º Robert O'Mara, died Monday, July 26, 2010
º Patty Rice, died Sunday, May 23, 2010
º David Wild, died Sunday am, March 7, 2010
º Donald Murray, Mike Murray's dad, died 1/31/09.
º Rose Consiglio, John Consiglio's mother, died.
º Vincent Falzon, died 3/14/08, obituary.
º Virginia Polovino, died 6/2/07, obituary.
º Joseph Tencza, died 4/8/07, obituary.
º John Perkovich (senior), died 12/17/06, obituary.
º Lou Schneider, died 3/4/06, obituary.
º Loretta Ann Foley, died 1/15/04, obituary.
º Josephine T. Ostrosky, died 11/28/03, obituary.
º Doug Funke, class of 1970, obituary.
º Jack Yacobelli, class of 1970, obituary.
º Catholic School Memories return.
º Anti-Spam email policy implemented, 7/20/03.
º Inkster Quadrangle map, new 7/19/03.
º Sr. M. Ballard obituary in the 6/24/03 Free Press.
º See visitor stats.
º Father Kienzle dies at age 73 (Obit here).
Our Faculty:

Pastor/Shepard:   Father Fromee
CFO:   Bill Yanaire
Math Teacher:   Aladdin Subtraque
Philosophy Prof.:   Phil O. Sofikle
Music Director:   Mel O. Deah
Choir Director:   Carole Ling
Musicology Prof.:   Kari Oakie
Fine Arts Instructor:   R. Twerk
Maritime Instructor:   Shivermi Timbers
Professor, Classical Literature:   Warren Peece
Professor, Romance Literature:   Andy Quistmee
Gym Teacher:   Cal Stenicks
Resident Nurse:   Paul Bearer
Conflict Resolution Mgr.:   Al Terkashun
Attendance Monitor:   Julie Verlee
Test/Quiz Grader:   Sister Wrightwun
Security Director:   M. T. Pockettes
Security Supervisor:   Anne Arkey
Army Recruter:   Sally Port
Contingency Coordinator:   Justin Case
Import/Export Officer:   Creighton Barrol
Chefs:   Juan Smeggs, & Amber Gerr
Confectioner:   Goode N. Pawlenty
Life Coach:   Will Power
Fashion Director:   Cord O'Roy
Shipping Manager:   Bill Sender
Futures Executive:   Claire Voyant
Director of Charities:   Little Miss Givings
Alternative Software Engineer:   Anne Droid
Bureau of Standards and Precision:   Lucy Goosy
Detroit area memories:
CHHS Web Site
WKNR Keener 13
Detroit Kids TV
More Links
Highlight on the Web:
Real Scenes: Detroit-Electronic Music
a 19 minute video

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