IS BORN A GENIUS
- Buckminster Fuller
Thank you so much to everyone who attended or supported our Hamilton fundraiser. What an incredible night it was! Alumni student Patrick Rooney made a surprise appearance (via youtube) at the pre-glow reception to honor Karen Moore. Patrick’s acting career started on the Upland Hills stage under Karen’s direction. He is now with the national touring group of Les Miserables. In this clip Patrick shares a song he sang in an UHS play “Three Song Women” written by Ted Strunck and closed with a song composed by his school friend Will Rowe (age 6 at the time). Will is now a professional cellist and composer. Enjoy. We sure did!
WHO · WHAT · WHY
Michigan Independent School founded in 1971. It is located in northern Oakland County on 31 acres of woods and rolling meadows in Oxford, Michigan. The school is surrounded by the acreage of Upland Hills Ecological Awareness Center, Upland Hills Farm and Bald Mountain Recreation Area.
TPS Spring Musical - May 3-4, 2019
"And So We March" at the Karen Joy Theatre
May 3 at 1:00 pm
May 4 at 7:00 pm
"I observe that every child demonstrates a comprehensive curiosity. Children are interested in everything and are forever embarrassing their specialized parents by the wholeness of their interests. Children demonstrate right from the beginning that their genes are organized to help them to apprehend, comprehend, coordinate, and employ—in all directions."
- Buckminster Fuller
Avalon Village Benefit Concert
Ted is building another bridge. It’s a relationship between our community and Avalon Village in Highland Park. You can explore Avalon Village online by searching it on Facebook. Last year, Dom’s group visited and met Mama Shu and saw some of the projects underway. Ted’s been working there for the last 2 years helping to build a Homework House and a new front porch for Mama Shu. Part of this ‘bridge’ construction involves a benefit concert here at our theater on April 20th
We are in an exciting and important time in the life of Upland Hills School. We are growing as a community in ways that are new and in ways that honor and uphold our past. Upland Hills has always met it’s financial responsibilities and challenges with the ethic of, “Doing more with less.” This careful, conscious and anticipatory strategy has served the school well in times of great abundance and in leaner times.
Today, we are fortunate to be stable and strong financially. Fiscal health and stability allows our community to dream, create and continue to evolve. And it is the community creating the abundance to do so.
The annual fund is the cornerstone of our fundraising program. All gifts to this effort reach into every aspect of life in our school. Your gifts ensure that the children, teachers, family and friends of Upland Hills School will thrive in a love-based learning environment.
We strive for 100% participation from our community. Every gift is received with deep gratitude and honored through it’s careful consideration and allocation. Every single gift makes a difference in the continued growth of our school.
Annual Fund pledges are payable by June 15, 2018. We welcome your tax-deductible contribution by check, credit card, in person or by PayPal.
To find our more about the Annual Fund, please contact our director, Rob Himburg by email or phone: 248.693.2878
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Ecological Awareness Center
The EAC is rooted in the desire to inform and nurture awareness, accompanied by actions that promote the well-being of all life on Earth.
Community Supported Agriculture
The Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA, serves as a rich and varied outdoor classroom for our students. From choosing seeds to planting, tending, harvesting and cooking our students are deeply immersed in the food circle.
Karen Joy Theater
The Theatre Experience has been an integral part of our curriculum since our beginning in 1971. It gives children a place to work together toward the common goal closest to the heart of a child, the magic of wonder.