North Hill Elementary Students Excited to do Their Part for the Environment

North Hill Elementary, through the initiatives of the North Hill Helpers, received a grant through the Peace, Love & Planet organization to purchase two large capacity recycling bins. This grant submission was for a green-based project or idea requested by a student group. “The new recycling bins have arrived and are ready for use,” said North Hill Principal Dave Murphy. “I am so proud of our students who care about the environment and want to make a difference.” North Hill Helpers … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Schools Announces New Board Member

Andrea Walker-Leidy was selected by the Board of Education of the Rochester Community School District to fill the vacant trustee position during the April 24 special meeting. The term for the trustee appointment will continue through December 31, 2018. “Andrea fosters a spirit of collaboration and relationship building. We are confident that her skills, along with her personal, professional, and philanthropic experience, will be an asset to our Board and the Rochester Community School … [Read more...]

Hometown Hustle 5K Fun Run May 12

Online Registration is OPEN for Rochester Community Schools Foundation 13th Annual Hometown Hustle on May 12 The Rochester Community Schools Foundation Hometown Hustle, a 5K fun run/walk presented by Chief Financial Credit Union, will be held on Saturday, May 12, from 8:30–11:00 a.m. The race will start and end at Chief Financial, 200 Diversion St., Rochester Hills. Register Now. The 13th annual event is a treasured tradition that celebrates fitness and family time. “The Hometown … [Read more...]

Position Vacancy for the Rochester Community Schools Board of Education

The Board of Education of the Rochester Community School District is actively seeking to fill a vacant position following the resignation of Trustee John (Pat) Piskulich, Ph.D. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply. The Board will follow the Revised School Code and Michigan Election Law in appointing an eligible candidate to fill the trustee position. When the appointee takes the Oath of Office, his or her term will begin immediately and continue through December 31, 2018. For … [Read more...]

Prepare to Have Your Spine Tingled when Rochester Alliance of Theatrical Students Presents ‘The Uninvited’

Seeking to escape the demands of life in London, Pam Fitzgerald and her brother, Roddy, an aspiring playwright, discover a charming house in the west of England, overlooking the Irish Sea. The house, Cliff End, has long been empty, and they are able to purchase it at a suspiciously low price. The reason is soon apparent: The house has an unsavory reputation. Fifteen years earlier a murder may or may not have occurred by the gnarled tree that can be viewed from the parlor window. Slowly the … [Read more...]

Rochester United High School Figure Skating Team Places Second at State Championships

For the first time in the team history, the Rochester United High School Figure Skating “A” Team placed in the top three at the Michigan High School Figure Skating Team State Championships, held over the weekend in Bay City, Michigan. The “A” Team members, or Varsity team, skated their way into second place in a field of 29 teams from across Michigan. The Rochester United Figure Skating Team is a combined school club made up of 37 figure skaters from all of the district high … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Schools Announces Orchestra Program

Rochester Community Schools is proud to announce the initiation of a strings program, starting at the sixth-grade level, to further enhance the music curriculum within the district. Strings include the violin, viola, cello, and double bass. “Adding new programs to the curriculum is an indication of the strong financial health of our school district. Our ability to accomplish the goals set by our strategic plan requires fiscal stewardship, which includes maintaining a balanced budget that is … [Read more...]

Honoring the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 11 in the Rochester High School Auditorium The Rochester Community School District invites community members to share in a celebration honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a Baptist minister and peaceful Civil Rights leader who championed for the freedoms of all citizens. The celebration will take place on Thursday, January 11, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Rochester High School auditorium, 180 South Livernois Road. Student musical renditions, multi-media … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Schools Administrator Selected for Gerstacker Leadership Program

Rochester Community Schools (RCS) is pleased to announce that Laura Walsh, assistant director of special education for elementary, has been selected to join the Saginaw Valley State University Gerstacker Fellowship Program in 2018. As part of the initiative, Walsh, along with 12 other teachers, principals, and program administrators from across Michigan, will receive concentrated leadership training over a one-year period. The experience concludes with a capstone international trip to … [Read more...]

Healthy Lifestyles Award Presented to Rochester Community PTA Council

The Rochester Community PTA Council has been honored with the Healthy Lifestyles Award from the Michigan PTA. The award recognizes the efforts of all Rochester Community Schools PTA units and district wide programs that focus on a holistic approach to improving the home/school health climate. It is based on the National Standards for Family-School Partnerships, which provide a framework for families, schools and communities to work together to support student success. The winning … [Read more...]