Stoney Creek High School

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Stoney Creek High School
Established 2001
Type Public High School
Affiliation Rochester Community Schools
Principal Dr. Cathryn Skedel[1]
Students 1,707
Grades 9–12
Location Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA
Coordinates 42°42′00″N 83°07′20″W / 42.7°N 83.1223°W / 42.7; -83.1223Coordinates: 42°42′00″N 83°07′20″W / 42.7°N 83.1223°W / 42.7; -83.1223
Website Stoney Creek High School
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Stoney Creek High School is located in Rochester Hills, Michigan and is part of the Rochester Community Schools.

The school mascot is Cosmo the cougar. The school colors are Vegas Gold and Millennium Blue. Most students attending this school come from Hart Middle School or Holy Family Regional School.


Construction began in 1997 when voters approved a bond issue for building improvements in the growing district. The school board decided to name the school after the nearby historic village of Stony Creek. The 420,000 sq ft (39,000 m2) high school opened in 2001 at a total cost of $64 million. The building first housed Rochester Adams students when their school was being renovated. It later housed Rochester High School Students in the 2001-2002 school year. The building also housed North Hill Elementary students when their school was receiving extensive renovations in the 2002-2003 school year but, the elementary students only attended class in half of the school while the other half was used by students of Stoney Creek.

The first Principal was Daniel Hickey, who retired in 2009. The second principal of Stoney Creek High School was Larry Goralski, who was named the Michigan Association of Student Councils (MASC) Principal of the Year in 2010. Dr. Cathryn Skedel is the current principal.


In 2006, the varsity football team went 8-1 in OAA division 3 in the regular season and lost 14-6 in the first round of the playoffs to Grosse Pointe North. The JV team won its division at 8-1 and the Freshman team had a 1-9 record. The Cougars to an 8-1 record in 2007 and winning the OAA blue division for a second consecutive year. The team was moved up to the OAA White Division in the 2008 Season; they played teams such as Rochester Adams and Farmington Hills Harrison. In the first two years in the new division, they finished with 5-4 records. The Cougars' current head coach is Brad Zube. He is assisted by offensive coordinator Matt Topie and assistant coaches Rich Koch and former NFL player Louis Adams.

In 2005-2006, The JV Basketball team was the first team to ever finish the season without a loss in Stoney Creek History. Their record was 20-0.

The 2012-2013 Varsity Basketball team won the first league title in school history lead by Juniors Patrick Mertz and Charlie Carson

The Stoney Creek Varsity Cross Country teams have acquired a total of four league championships (2003 boys, 2004 boys, 2005 boys & girls) and five state qualifying teams (2005 boys & girls, 2006 boys, 2009 boys & girls) being capped with a Regional Championship by the girls in 2009.

The Varsity Baseball team won their first league title in 2007. Stoney Creek's Varsity Softball team also won their league in 2006.

The Boys Varsity Swim & Dive Team were runners up in the OAA III title in 2008 to Auburn Hills Avondale. Diver Enrique Labourdeth won the diving event.

The Stoney Creek Varsity ice hockey team finished runner-up in its inaugural 2006 season. In 2007, the team won its league championship, sharing the title with Birmingham. The hockey team has played in four consecutive regional championships 2009-2012, winning regionals in 2010 and 2012. They also finished runners up in the OAA in 2011. Stoney Creek hockey has established itself as one of the premier public school programs in Oakland county.

The Stoney Creek Varsity Cheer team was regional champions in 2010 and 2012, and was state champions in 2010 winning the school's first state championship in any sport. The team was also the first in history to win both the state championship and state academic team.

The Stoney Creek Varsity dance team was State champions for two consecutive seasons from 2010-2011 at the UDA dance competition. They also went to nationals in the 2011 season and placed 12th in the nation.

The SCHS soccer team has consistently been one of the top ranked teams in the OAA division 1 league. In 2012, the SCHS soccer team became the first team to defeat cross-town rival Rochester Adams in school history. They also won a District Championship in 2012 by defeating Rochester Adams in penalty kicks, led by senior captains: Scott Alampi, Jack Sobczynski and Kyle Turnbull.[citation needed]

In 2008 the Girls Varsity Tennis Team went to state competition.

In 2009 the Boys Varsity Tennis team placed 2nd in the Division 1 Regional Tournament and advanced to the MHSAA State Tournament. In 2010-2011 Stoney Creek High School freshmen team were undefeated.

Alec Martinez, one of the original members of Stoney Creek's hockey team, was the first SCHS alum (class of 2006) to be drafted by a professional sports team, being drafted 95th overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft by the Los Angeles Kings, with which he has won two Stanley Cups. Martinez became the first Michigan native to score the series-winning goal in a Stanley Cup Finals by scoring the game-winning goal of Game 5 of the 2014 Stanley Cup Finals.

Eric Fisher was drafted 1st overall in the 2013 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs (Class of 2009)

Music program[edit]

Directed by Brandon Ulrich (Choir) and Lauren Staniszewski (Band).

Stoney Creek's Chamber Singers have performed several times at the Michigan Music Conference in Grand Rapids, MI. In 2012 they also performed at the ACDA convention in Fort Wayne, IN.

The Wind Ensemble group has also performed at the Michigan Music Conference.

The choral program at Stoney has led students to sing with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Rochester Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and the Detroit Chamber Winds

Students in the music program have been featured soloists with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Youth Arts Festival, Won Detroit Symphony Idol Contest and have gone on to study music at the collegiate level, attended such schools as Berklee College of Music, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Boston Conservatory, Columbia College, Stanford University, Oakland University, Princeton University, New York University, Washington University in St. Louis, Harvard College and Johns Hopkins University