Students Encouraged to Check Out the STEAM Career Exploration Fair


The Rochester Community School District PTA is sponsoring a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Career Exploration Fair at Rochester High School, on Saturday, May 2, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., for all middle school and high school students. All those attending should enter through the Livernois entrance. The goal of this event is to provide students with opportunities to explore, discover, and connect to various careers. Students will be exposed to some of the many STEAM … [Read more...]

Van Hoosen Middle School Celebrates Authors’ In April & Autism Awareness Month

The Van Hoosen Middle School Autism program and the language arts department are partnering to provide students, staff, parents, and the community with an opportunity to engage in a month of reading while learning more about Autism. During the month of April, Van Hoosen sixth grade students and parents will be reading Anything But Typical, by Nora Raleigh Baskin, the school’s designated Author in April. “Anything But Typical is written from the perspective of Jason Blake, a 12-year old … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Schools Congratulates its National Merit Scholars

Rochester Community Schools is pleased to recognize its National Merit Scholars who scored in the top 1% of 1.5 million students nationwide on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. “We are proud of the academic accomplishments of our National Merit Scholars,” said Rochester Community Schools Superintendent Robert Shaner. “We congratulate the students, along with the dedicated parents, teachers, and administrators who continue to support their educational … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Public Library Offers a Library Card for Every Child

The Rochester Hills Public Library has partnered with the Rochester Community School District to issue every child, K-12, a library card and expand the resources available to all students. “We want to make sure that all students have access to the wonderful services available through the public library,” said library director Christine Lind Hage. “And the great news is that it’s all free of charge!” The Rochester Hills Public Library is committed to making 24/7 access to information … [Read more...]

Rochester and Stoney Creek High Schools to Honor Gage Garmo

Students with 'We Love you Gage' banner

Students at two local high schools are joining together once again in the name Gage Garmo, their friend and fellow student who died in January after a lengthy battle with cancer and just one day after meeting his idol Eminem. These same students waged a social media campaign to make that meeting happen that escalated and drew international attention when 17-year-old Gage was told he had just days to live. The student council at Rochester High School has announced that all proceeds from … [Read more...]

WANTED: Individuals with a ‘STEAM’ Background

The Rochester Community School District’s PTA is sponsoring a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Career Exploration Fair at Rochester High School on Saturday, May 2, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for all Middle School and High School students in our district. According to the press release the goal of the event is to provide students with opportunities to explore, discover, and connect to their future careers. We will expose students to some of the many STEAM careers that are … [Read more...]

Stoney Creek High School Seniors Sign for Athletic Scholarships

Pictured left to right: Maria Zandi, Carly Cerny, Savannah Rembold, Jamieson Midgley, Carly Harvey, Madison Toth. (Not pictured: Jo Platz)

Rochester Community Schools released a statement congratulating outstanding student athletes for signing Letters of Intent with national universities. Savannah Rembold signed with Western Michigan University for soccer. Carly Cerny signed with Cleveland State University for soccer. Maria Zandi signed with Oakland University for soccer. Madison Toth signed with Butler University for soccer. Jamison Midgley signed with Butler University for soccer. Carly Harvey signed with Butler … [Read more...]

Stoney Creek High School Student Earned Perfect Score on AP Computer Science Exam

Rochester Community Schools celebrates Nathan Fenner, a 2014 graduate of Stoney Creek High School, for earning a perfect score on his Advanced Placement Computer Science exam in the spring 2014. According to the College Board, Nathan is one of twelve students in the world to have earned every point possible on the May 2014 Advanced Placement Computer Science Exam, answering every multiple choice question correctly and earning full points on the free-response section of the exam. “We are … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Schools Announces New Director of Communications and the Foundation

Lori Grein

Effective immediately, Lori Grein is the new Director of Communications and Director of the Foundation at Rochester Community Schools. A graduate of the Defense Information School for Public Affairs, Lori’s previous experience includes managing high-level strategic communication efforts and events for the U.S. Army Garrison-Detroit Arsenal, Program Executive Office for Ground Combat Systems, and the Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) at the Detroit … [Read more...]

Van Hoosen Middle School Administrator Selected as Gerstacker Fellow

Lisa Fosnaugh
Photo credit: Van Hoosen Middle School webpage

Rochester Community Schools is pleased to announce that Lisa Fosnaugh, Van Hoosen Middle School Assistant Principal, is one of 11 Michigan educators selected for the Gerstacker Fellowship at Saginaw Valley State University. They will receive concentrated leadership training over a one-year period, including a capstone international experience that will send the Fellows to Poland in April. Previous overseas trips have included Finland, China, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan. These trips involve … [Read more...]