Rochester High’s James Young to enter NBA

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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

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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

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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...]

Avondale to dedicate renamed Field House

Avondale School District will host a dedication ceremony for the newly named Chuck Nurek Field House on Thursday, March 1. The event is open to the public; alumni and former athletes are encouraged to attend. Nurek served as the Athletic Director at Avondale High School from 1978 to 1999.  Last November, the board of education voted to name the field house after him based on his outstanding service and dedication to Avondale. “This will be a big day in Avondale’s history and we want … [Read more...]

Warm up with Hot Hoops Action at the Annual Crosstown Showdown

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Adams and Rochester will be bringing their “A” games to Oakland University in the 42nd Annual Crosstown Showdown on Friday, January 13, 2012. On the line: Bragging rights for the best basketball team in the city. The Girl’s Varsity teams will tip-off the hoops hysteria at 6:00 p.m. Veteran Coach Fran Scislowicz (21st season) will lead Adams against third year Lady Falcons coach Adam Sheldon. Last year, Adams took back the title from Rochester with a 50-36 victory. Will it be … [Read more...]

Adams presents Antigone

Tickets are now on sale for the Adams High School fall play, Antigone. Antigone is based on the Greek tragedy written by Sophocles in the fifth century B.C.E. It tells the story of Antigone, the daughter of Oedipus, and her struggle between her civil duty and her loyalty to family. When Antigone’s brother, Polyneices, is slain, Creon proclaims that his body must remain unburied because Polyneices died in rebellion against the state. Antigone, intent on honoring her brother, protests the … [Read more...]