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.
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.
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The 2003 All School Reunion occurred. Tell us all about it on this page.
The 2003 Alumni Reunion Committee provided financial support; the St. Norbert.com 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.
Discussion of the Parish closing can be read here and the final Mass is Saturday May 15, 2004.
Here is a Prayer Page if you have requests you'd like to share.
Announcements / Etc.
12/01/2022 remember the"Paul is Dead" Hoax heard on WKNR? Read this article about it.
11/30/2022 I just discovered a book on the history of our beloved WKNR Keener 13, a must read lovers of early rock 'n roll on Detroit AM radio.
11/27/2022 I found more WKNR Hits Sheets on the Keener13 Facebook page so I added them.
9/4/2022 Toni Auletti sent me this (seen above) very cool original art & OK'd its display here.
3/8/2022 Detroit News article about smooth race relations in Inkster in 1957 See here.
3/7/2022 An interesting history of the "Eloise" institution we all wondered about! See here.
Also interesting bits of history of Inkster embedded in this document, just search for "Inkster"; See here
8/26/2021 a mirror site has been created here, go to mirror site just anticipating all eventualities 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.
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!
8/29/11 Mary /Cullen/ Guttman sent two more class photos - 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 Rodriguez 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 lst, 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.