Rochester Community Schools Foundation Hosts Sip, Savor, and Shop Event

Sip a favorite beverage. Savor appetizers from local restaurants. Shop alongside friends and family and have the opportunity to win fabulous prizes. The fourth annual Sip, Savor and Shop event, sponsored by the RCS Foundation, will be held on Thursday, November 12, from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. at the Forestre Banquet Center, 1919 Star Batt Drive, Rochester Hills. The event is open to the general public. Event organizers Suzanne Tedesco and Jennifer Donovan grow the event each year by bringing in … [Read more...]

Adams High School Now Recycling Outdoors

Pictured: Connor McDevitt, Zoe Garden, Principal Kevin Cumming, Mayor Bryan Barnett, Joan Dallapiazza, Lisa VanOphem, Joey Dallapiazza and Mason VanOphem. Not pictured: Kathy McDevitt. Photos by Gugel Photography.

Keep America Beautiful and The Coca-Cola Foundation Award Grant to Adams High School Rochester Adams High School received 24 bright blue recycling bins designed specifically for placement in outdoor athletic areas as part of a national recycling bin grant program from Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and The Coca-Cola Foundation. Adams is the only school in the state to receive the grant this year. Lisa VanOphem, Kathy McDevitt and Dallapiazza, on behalf of the Rochester Adams Parent Teacher … [Read more...]

Falcons and Highlanders Compete for a Cause in the Crosstown Charity Bowl

Crosstown Charity Bowl

The 2015 Crosstown Charity Bowl football game will be hosted at the Adams High School stadium on Friday, October 16, at 7 p.m., pitting the Rochester Falcons against the Adams Highlanders. While many games remain on the respective schedules for the Adams and Rochester High School football teams, both squads are looking forward to their week eight matchup with much anticipation. The theme for the event is “Freedom is Not Free.” The Crosstown Charity Bowl is a charitable initiative focused … [Read more...]

Two Rochester Community Schools Designated as a National PTA School of Excellence

Meadow Brook Elementary School and North Hill Elementary School have been recognized as a 2015-2017 National PTA® School of Excellence. The National PTA School of Excellence designation honors accomplishments in building strong, effective family-school partnerships, which are proven to make a difference for students and schools. “The Meadow Brook community is proud to have received this distinction,” said Meadow Brook Principal Seth Berg. “This award speaks to the partnerships that … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Schools Congratulates 2016 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

Rochester Community Schools is pleased to recognize their National Merit® Scholarship Semifinalists who scored in the top one percent of approximately 1.5 million students from more than 22,000 schools nationwide on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. “We are proud of the academic accomplishments of our National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists,” said Rochester Community Schools Superintendent Robert Shaner. “We congratulate the students, along with the … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Schools Narrows Achievement Gaps

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) recently released the remaining four schools within the Rochester Community School District from Focus School status for their efforts to bridge the achievement gap between the top and the bottom 30 percent student performers. “This is great news,” said Superintendent Robert Shaner. “Our curriculum department has done an outstanding job exploring alternative approaches to enhance student achievement. It’s wonderful when the hard work of our … [Read more...]

Hamlin Road Construction Update

As the new school year draws closer, the City of Rochester Hills has provided the following information to help keep residents and commuters informed on the progress and procedures of the Hamlin Road construction project. PROJECT: The City of Rochester Hills continues reconstruction of Hamlin Road between Livernois and Rochester Roads and rehabilitation of Hamlin Road between Rochester Road and Dequindre Road. Livernois to Rochester Road: New water main has been installed and will be … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Schools Board of Education Selects New Member

Jennifer Berwick welcomes Kevin Beers
Photo credit:  RCS Community Relations

It was announced today that Kevin Beers was selected by the Board of Education of the Rochester Community School District to fill the vacant trustee position during the August 24 meeting. The term for the trustee appointment will continue through December 31, 2016. “I am honored to be joining such a high-functioning team and to be selected to serve our school community,” said Beers. “My commitment to the district and the greater good will remain a guiding principle.” Beers, a … [Read more...]

Tienken: A Road Divided

Photo credit: Dan Schroeder

In less than three weeks, Rochester Community School students will be returning to their classrooms and the construction around many of the schools will still be underway. While the construction is sorely needed, especially on the well-traveled Tienken, it has proven to be a source of frustration for many. Last week Fairview Farms resident Linda Davis-Kirksey expressed her thoughts in an Op-Ed piece, ‘Epic Communication Fail – Tienken Road Construction Project.’ Rochester Media reached … [Read more...]

Hamlin Road Construction Update

Hamlin Road Detour Construction

The following is an update from Rochester Community Schools regarding the Hamlin Road construction project in Rochester Hills: Community Members, As you may be aware, construction has commenced on Hamlin Road between Livernois and Rochester Roads. A restricted work zone has been established that only permits local eastbound traffic. Westbound traffic on Hamlin Road will not be permitted at this time. In addition, all Hamlin Road intersecting streets (between Livernois and Rochester) … [Read more...]