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...]

RCS Seeks Host Family for an International Student

18-year-old male from Vietnam who enjoys swimming, soccer, basketball, cycling, and working out. He has studied in the U.S. and has strong English skills. He is looking forward to being involved with his host family and sharing his culture.

Dear Members of the Rochester School Community: Rochester Community Schools has created an Exchange Program and, in conjunction with Educatius International, is bringing several international students to join them for the 2015-16 school year. This exciting initiative is part of the district’s efforts to expand its global awareness and education program through its strategic plan. To make this program a success, we are seeking a host family for one student, who can provide the … [Read more...]

Hamlin Road Construction Update from Rochester Community Schools

On Wednesday, the Rochester Community School (RCS) District released a statement saying they appreciate everyone's patience and cooperation during the Hamlin Road construction efforts. The statement went on to say that RCS is working closely with the City of Rochester Hills to provide residents with advanced notice about roadway travel restrictions and alternative travel routes. The City of Rochester Hills will be mailing letters to residents and business owners about the upcoming Hamlin … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Schools Board of Education Seeks to Fill Position Vacancy

The Board of Education of the Rochester Community School District is actively seeking to fill a vacant position following the resignation of Vice President Jane Pierobon. Board Trustee Beth Talbert will accept the responsibilities of vice president, and the position of trustee will be available for an eligible candidate to apply. The Board will follow the Revised School Code and Michigan Election Law in appointing an eligible candidate to fill the trustee position. The term for the trustee … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Schools Board of Education Member Submits Resignation

Jane Pierobon

Rochester Community Schools announced that the District’s Board of Education Vice President Jane Pierobon has submitted her resignation, effective July 25, 2015. The Board of Education accepted Pierobon’s resignation at the July 27 Board meeting. Pierobon has served on the BOE since 2011. A graduate of Oakland University and 23-year veteran, retired, of the U.S. Army Nurse Corp, she is employed as an emergency room nurse for the Henry Ford Health System. Pierobon has lived in Oakland … [Read more...]

Paint Creek Center for the Arts Hosts Rochester Community Schools Alumni Exhibition

PCCA & RCS

Paint Creek Center for the Arts presents Rochester Community Schools Alumni Exhibition a group exhibition featuring a number of artists who are alumni of Rochester Community Schools. This exhibit will showcase the talents of a number of artists who are working in the arts or are pursuing college degrees in the arts. Please join Paint Creek Center for the Arts for a gallery talk featuring Stoney Creek Art Educator Diane Heath on Saturday, August 8 from 4 - 5 p.m. followed by an opening … [Read more...]