Avondale Theatre Company Earns Honor to Represent Michigan in Scotland

The cast of the Avondale Theatre Company's spring production of "The Addams Family"
Photo credit: The Avondale Theatre Company Facebook page

The Avondale Theatre Company (ATC) announced recently that they are the only Michigan school chosen by The American High School Theatre Festival (AHSTF) to participate at the 2016 Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. The Fringe is the largest international arts festival on the planet, and runs annually through the month of August. Avondale will build a show and perform it stateside before breaking it down and taking it ‘across the pond’ for a two-week run next summer. “Being selected … [Read more...]

Whiston Selected as New State Superintendent

Photo of Brian Whiston via Dearborn Schools

By Beth Dalbey (Patch Staff) Dearborn Public Schools will be searching for a new superintendent with the selection Wednesday of Brian Whiston to become the next state superintendent. Whiston will replace Mike Flanagan, who will retire in June after a decade overseeing the Michigan Department of Education. The Detroit Free Press said the selection is final pending the completion of contract negotiations. Whiston was one of three finalists for the job. Others were Oakland Schools … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Schools Class of 2014 Graduates with Highest Honors

According to a press release, Rochester Community Schools Class of 2014 will hold its graduation ceremonies during the week of June 2, 2014 and all commencement ceremonies are held at the Ultimate Soccer Arena. Rochester High School                  Tuesday, June 3 Adams High School                        Wednesday, June 4 Stoney Creek High School             Thursday, June 5 The Class of 2014, comprised of 1,272 students, is the first to … [Read more...]

Rochester High’s James Young to enter NBA


According to the dailytribune.com, Rochester High Basketball player, James Young, will leave Kentucky University and enter the NBA draft next month. "University of Kentucky freshman All-Southeastern Conference selection James Young, an Oakland County native, will forego his sophomore season and enter his name in this year’s NBA Draft. “My time at Kentucky has been special to me, something I’ll always treasure, but I feel that I’m ready to take the next step to the NBA,” Young … [Read more...]

Adams High School girls varsity basketball coach Fran Scislowicz reaches the 300 wins


Adams High School girls varsity basketball coach Fran Scislowicz is pictured with his team members and assistant coach Tom Daniels following their victory on Thursday, February 21st over Rochester. In his 22nd season at the helm of the Adams basketball program, coach Scislowicz reached the 300 varsity win plateau as a result of the victory. The Lady Highlanders finished the regular season with a 15-5 record. … [Read more...]

Adams Students going to the next level


Senior student-athletes from Adams High School recently finalized their commitments to participate athletically at the next level. Pictured are (left-to-rightr): Brandon Sloan – Soccer (High Point University, NC); Natalie Schmitt – Swimming (Kalamazoo College);  Jamie Morrissey – Track/Cross Country (Michigan); Mackenzie Barber – Soccer (Western Michigan); Keegan McCaffrey – Diving (Michigan); Stephen Biebelhausen – Track/Cross Country (Miami-OH); Martha Ridgway – Soccer … [Read more...]

Youth Council launches ‘don’t text and drive’ project

The Rochester Hills Government Youth Council has received a $2,000 grant to create a teen-led traffic safety campaign aimed at educating their classmates. The program, Strive For A Safer Drive, is a teen driving initiative aimed at reducing serious traffic crashes, injuries and fatalities among Michigan's most inexperienced drivers - teens. It is a partnership between AAA Michigan, Ford Driving Skills for Life and the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning. The Youth Council has … [Read more...]

Meet Rochester’s New Superintendent

Rochester Community Schools will host a Community Coffee on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Parker Room of the Administration Center, 501 W. University Drive. Interim Superintendent Dr. Tresa Zumsteg will be on hand to welcome parents, community members, students and employees who wish to stop by to ask questions, share concerns or comment on the school district in a casual, open-house setting. Please join us for some light refreshments and … [Read more...]

Applications still being accepted for ’12-’13 Rochester Hills Government Youth Council

The City of Rochester Hills is now accepting applications through Friday, May 11, 2012, for consideration for membership on the 2012-2013 Rochester Hills Government Youth Council (RHGYC). The Rochester Hills City Council established the RHGYC to promote youth involvement in local government through active participation and the mutual exchange of ideas and experience.  There are thirteen positions on the Youth Council, which include two representatives from each City Council district and five … [Read more...]

6 Avondale students Win Scholastic Art Awards

Six Avondale High School art students earned a first place/Gold Key in this year’s Southeastern Michigan Scholastic Art Awards. Their work will continue on to New York City for the National Competition in late March. Rachel Tran, a senior from Rochester Hills, won a Best of Show awards for her art portfolio. She was one of seven portfolio winners from among 300 submissions. She also won a Silver Key (second place) for drawing, three third-place certificates for drawing and one for digital … [Read more...]