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September 20, 2017 by Anthony Johnson (Register to contact)

Need a program for the summer school class of 1991 grad......1 313 282 5691....please very important will return just need to copy

Cooley Breakfast Club

October 7, 2016 by Ronald Wiand (Register to contact)

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The graduation Classes of 1961 to 1969 have been holding a Breakfast every month. It is now held at a NEW venue, Little Daddy's in Bloomfield Hills, MI on Woodward Ave.

The next date is Oct. 31.

Ron Wiand '64
(248) 219-XXXX


September 23, 2009 by Shirley Andrews (Register to contact)

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*ALTURO SHELTON (PARKER)* DEC. 20, 1960-SEPT. 19, 2009

One of COOLEY'S FINEST during the Years of 1975-1978 went to join the HEAVENS on Sept. 19, 2009. ALTURO SHELTON (PARKER) was a Multi-Talented Entertainer who during the COOLEY HIGH Years Amazed Us with His Voice-Over Impressions, Singing, Dancing, Playing Multi Instruments but MOST of ALL His LOVE, SMILE and PRICELESS HEART of GOLD.
ALTURO will be MISSED by Many but His Memories will Linger FOREVER in Our Hearts.
*Funeral Services for ALTURO will be on Mon., Sept. 28th at GREATER EMMANUEL CHURCH 19161 Schaefer at the corner of 7 Mile Road at 11:00am with Viewing at 10:00am.
*Visitation Viewing will be on Sun., Sept. 27th at O.H. PYE FUNERAL HOME 17600 Plymouth Rd near Southfield Road from 10:00am-8:00pm.
You can go on O.H. PYE FUNERAL HOME Website to sign ALTURO'S GUESTBOOK. Click under ALTURO F. PARKER as many knew last name as SHELTON.
You can also go to GOOGLE Web (Yahoo and others not receiving for some reason) and check out ALTURO'S Personal Website by typing in *****.COM while in the GOOGLE Web. There you can Sign another GUESTBOOK and Check Out ALTURO'S Accomplishments over the many years.
YOUTUBE has several Videos of ALTURO by typing in ALTURO SHELTON or ALTURO THE IMPRESSIONIST and Clicking on the Videos of Him of Your Choice as once you Watch one, you will continue to want to see the Others.
Condolences and Prayers are with ALTURO'S Family and Dear Friends.

Cooley High School News From Around The Web

GET TO KNOW: Dennis Krol Insurance consultant

July 17, 2017 by

State-Journal.comKrol grew up mainly in Windsor, Ontario, but moved to Detroit, Michigan, when he was a freshman in high school. He graduated from Cooley High School in 1960. While living in Windsor, Krol was a Queen Scout, which is equivalent to a Boy Scout in the U.S ...

Michael Pascoe named new assistant superintendent for Portage schools

June 13, 2017 by

MLive.comPascoe has been head principal of City High-Middle School in the Grand Rapids Public Schools system. He began his career at Inglewood Preparatory Academy in California before moving to Michigan to teach at Cooley High with the Detroit Public Schools.

Cooley Reuse Project nears campaign goal to save historic high school

May 4, 2017 by Curbed Detroit

Curbed DetroitWhat does it take to save a massive, historic high school? A five-year community effort in Northwest Detroit is nearing a major milestone. The Cooley Reuse Project, a grassroots organizing campaign to take ownership of Cooley High School, is ...

Mike Ilitch lived the dream of every Tigers fan

February 13, 2017 by Bless You Boys (blog)

Bless You Boys (blog)Mike Ilitch grew up as a fan of the Detroit Tigers and Red Wings in a neighborhood near Fenkell and Livernois in Detroit. He was the son of Macedonian immigrant parents. He went to Cooley High School, then served four years in the U.S. Marine corps ...

Mike Ilitch, 1929-2017

February 12, 2017 by Bleeding Yankee Blue (blog)

Bleeding Yankee Blue (blog)Michael Ilitch (no middle name) was born on July 20, 1929 in Detroit, a son of immigrants, and graduated from the city's Thomas M. Cooley High School. ... They had 7 children, all of whom now have their names on the Stanley Cup as part-owners of the ...

NHL roundup: Red Wings owner Ilitch dies

February 11, 2017 by

The son of Macedonian immigrants, Ilitch was born on July 20, 1929. He played baseball at Detroit's Cooley High School and was signed by his hometown Tigers after his four-year stint in the U.S. Marines, spending three years in the team's farm system ...

Mike Ilitch, Little Caesars founder, Detroit Tigers and Red Wings owner, dies at the age of 87

February 10, 2017 by WXYZ

WXYZDETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 14: Detroit Tigers owner Mike Ilitch looks on and smiles during the press conference to announce the signing of Victor Martinez #41 to a new four year contract at Comerica Park on November 14, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo ...

How baseball, the Detroit Tigers became Mike Ilitch's true love

February 10, 2017 by

WZZM13.comIt was embedded in his life as a kid growing up on the west side of Detroit, starring at shortstop for Cooley High School in the mid-1940s. It remained part of his life after graduating high school, playing while serving four years with the Marines. It ...

Shuttered historic Cooley High School suffers from vandals, disrepair

January 18, 2017 by Fox 2 Detroit

Fox 2 DetroitDETROIT (WJBK) - A historic former high school in Detroit fell victim to repeat vandalism and disrepair inside the famous "Cooley High." Thomas M Cooley High School was built in 1928, on the northwest side of Detroit. The Mediterranean revival style ...

Barbara Tarbuck Dead at 74

December 28, 2016 by We Love Soaps

We Love SoapsAs a child (from the ages of 9-13), she performed as a regular for a children's series called "Storyland", which aired on the AM radio station WWJ in Detroit, Michigan. She then attended Cooley High School and Wayne State University, where she won the ...

Carolyn Gordon Ackerman (August 21, 1926 – August 23, 2016)

August 26, 2016 by Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Glenwood Springs Post IndependentShe was born August 21, 1926 in Detroit, Michigan to Dr. Stephen F. Gordon and Eleanor Patterson Gordon. The oldest of three daughters, she grew up in Detroit and was a graduate of Cooley High School. Carolyn married Arthur W. Ackerman Jr., ...

Baseball Player Milt Pappas Passes, Aged 76

April 21, 2016 by NewsBlaze (satire) (press release) (registration) (blog)

NewsBlaze (satire) (press release) (registration) (blog)CHICAGO – Milt Pappas, former professional baseball player was found dead in his suburban Beecher, Illinois house on Tuesday of natural causes. It was unexpected and a shock to his family. He was 76. Pappas led Detroit Cooley High School to the Detroit ...

PROFILE: Garry Carley

April 8, 2016 by Boca Beacon

Boca BeaconCarley met his wife, Nancy, while attending Cooley High School in Detroit. He graduated ... “My law practice at Dykema Gossett, a leading large law firm in Michigan, also included real estate and mergers and acquisitions as well as banking.” He added ...

Tracking down whoever owns the signs that were dumped behind Detroit's Cooley High School

November 11, 2015 by WXYZ

WXYZDETROIT (WXYZ) - The lot behind the former Cooley High School is being turned into a dumping ground. Someone has discard old toilets, household items and drywall. Mixed in with the piles of trash are two large businesses signs - signs with names.

Man who served time for scrapping is again facing charges, accused of stripping Cooley High School

November 10, 2015 by WXYZ

WXYZDETROIT (WXYZ) - Detroit police continue to go after illegal scrappers who are pilfering buildings, including vacant schools, of their valuable metal. The latest to be picked up is a man convicted of the same crime before. Thirty-nine-year-old Da'Juan ...

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