NEWS RELEASE: Huron Park Elementary to be Renamed Ruth H. Green Elementary School
The Roseville Community Schools Board of Education has unanimously decided to rename Huron Park Elementary after long-time board member and champion for the Roseville community, Ruth H. Green, who passed away in May of 2020 after a long illness. The school will be renamed at a ceremony on April 20, 2022.
Green was an involved member of the Roseville community going back to the 1970s, serving in a variety of roles throughout the city and schools. She was a member of the Huron Park PTO, the RHS Booster Club, the Roseville Scholarship Foundation, the Roseville Optimist Club, and the Kiwanis Club. She was elected to the Roseville Community Schools Board of Education in 2009, where she proudly served until her passing in 2020.
Board of Education President Theresa Genest described Green as an amazing woman. “She not only gave to the schools, but to the city as well. Whether it was donating money, making food for the police and fire departments, or donating her time to the many organizations she belonged to, Ruth was so giving.” Genest added that she could not think of anyone more deserving of this honor. “Ruth’s children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren have been a part of this school. She would be very humbled by this honor.” Superintendent Mark Blaszkowski echoed Genest’s sentiments, adding that Green was always an advocate for the community of Roseville. “She was a matriarch in her neighborhood, leading by example and supporting all the families around her. She had the kindest heart, always putting others first.”
Huron Park Elementary opened in 1955. The school was renovated in 2009, adding a new gymnasium. Blaszkowski said that the school board felt that this was the right time to rename the school. “This is a great opportunity to honor a pillar of our community who has been such an important part of our school district.” He added that Green Elementary School’s mascot and school colors are undecided at this time. “The principal, teachers and students will have input on the decision, with the Board of Education having final approval.”