Rochester High School Teacher of the Year

Rochester High School Director of Bands named MSBOA Teacher of the Year Mr. David A. Uhrig, Director of Bands at Rochester High School was named as the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association (MSBOA) District XVI Teacher of the Year for 2017. To be considered for this honor, a teacher must be nominated by a fellow member of the MSBOA by submitting a candidates resume and writing a statement of support. The nominated teacher must also meet the following criteria: 1.  Fundamental … [Read more...]

Rochester Garden Club Solves Environmental Problem for Local Science Teachers

The Rochester Garden Club Supports High School Science Studies Two environmental science teachers in the Rochester School District had a problem. Each teacher wanted to give his students a better opportunity to learn about the environment, but there was not enough money in the budget to fulfill his wishes. To solve their problem, the teachers applied for a special projects grant from the Rochester Garden Club, and the club responded with grants totaling over $4000. At Rochester High … [Read more...]

Trash to Cash Now Over $75,000

Rochester Hills Schools Receive $25,000 for Green Projects On Monday, May 15, Mayor Bryan K. Barnett announced that 12 Rochester Hills Schools received $24,583 as part of the annual Recyclebank Green Schools Program. Representatives from 12 Rochester Hills schools gathered at the Rochester Community Schools Administration building to receive their checks and share how their projects are creating a more sustainable learning environment. Through a strong partnership with both Recyclebank … [Read more...]

Rochester High School Bands Earn High Grades at State Festival

All three Rochester High School concert ensembles performed at the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association (MSBOA) State Festival on Friday, April 28 at Sterling Heights High School. The Wind Ensemble earned Straight 1’s and all A’s for a perfect Superior 1st Division Rating. The Symphony Band also earned a Superior 1st Division Rating and the Concert Band earned an Excellent 2nd Division Rating. Each of the bands qualified for the State Festival back in March by earning a Superior … [Read more...]

Registration is Open for the 12th Annual Hometown Hustle on May 13 with VIDEO

Offering Opportunities to Impact Educational Programs The Rochester Community Schools (RCS) Foundation Hometown Hustle, a 5K fun run/walk presented by Chief Financial Credit Union, will be held on Saturday, May 13. The 12th annual event is a treasured tradition that brings the community together to celebrate fitness, family time and fundraising. The Hometown Hustle attracts more than 1,100 participants and is the principal fundraiser for the RCS Foundation. “We are so honored to be … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Schools Recognize Outstanding High School Students

Rochester Community Schools Announces Scholars of Highest Distinction  Rochester Community Schools recognizes our scholars of highest distinction from Rochester High School (RHS), Rochester Adams High School (RAHS), and Stoney Creek High School (SCHS). Requirements for this outstanding level of achievement include a GPA of 3.9 or higher, the completion of at least four Advanced Placement courses, and an SAT composite of 1450 or higher. “Rochester Community Schools has a unique system for … [Read more...]

Members of the DSO Hold a Master Class at Adams High School

Enjoy an Evening of Musical Majesty In memory of Jessica K. Rogers, the Rochester Schools Foundation proudly presents the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) wind and brass quintets on Tuesday, April 25, from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Adams High School auditorium, 3200 Tienken Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48306. Musicians from the Detroit Symphony Orchestra will be playing two concerts and holding master classes. The wind quintet will perform at 7:00 p.m., followed by master classes for … [Read more...]

Stoney Creek High School Students Perform at Carnegie Hall

Rochester Community Schools Celebrates Stoney Creek High School’s Performance at Carnegie Hall The Stoney Creek High School Concert Ensemble, under the direction of Lauren Staniszewski, is honored to be performing alongside two other bands and three orchestras at Carnegie Hall in New York City on Monday, April 10.  "Having the opportunity to perform on one of the world’s greatest stages is not only a fantastic musical experience, but a life experience for these students—one that they will … [Read more...]

Beloved Children’s Authors to Visit Rochester Hills Public Library

The Rochester Hills Public Library invites local youth to meet their favorite writers at the Authors in April Autograph Party, Wednesday, April 26. Unique to Rochester, Authors in April is a non-profit group that offers children and parents the opportunity to spend time with renowned authors. During the Authors in April Autograph Party authors Mike Wohnoutka, Lenore Look, Cynthia Lord and Neal Shusterman will be signing autographs, taking photos with fans and answering questions.  “The … [Read more...]

Literacy Summit for Rochester Community Schools

Rochester Community Schools is hosting a literacy summit on Wednesday, March 22, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. in the media center at Van Hoosen Middle School, 1339 North Adams Road, Rochester Hills. The purpose of the summit is to share information regarding current research and best practices in literacy and promote dialogue between community stakeholders. “Creating highly literate citizens is, first and foremost, the role of our public elementary schools,” said Executive Director for Elementary … [Read more...]