The Little Mermaid becomes Part of your World

The Little Mermaid

  The Rochester Community Schools Summer Music Theatre program proudly presents Disney’s The Little Mermaid, July 27, 28, 29, and 30 at 7:00 p.m., with a Saturday matinee performance on July 30, at 1:00 p.m., at the Stoney Creek High School, 575 E. Tienken Road. All community members are invited to enjoy the production.  To reserve your tickets, go to:  Click on “Buy Tickets/Event Search” and look for the RCS Summer Music Theatre banner. Tickets can … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Schools Receive National Recognition

RCS Music Education Program Receives National Recognition

RCS Music Education Program Receives National Recognition Rochester Community Schools has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation by the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation for the second year in a row. RCS joined 476 districts from across the country in receiving the prestigious award in 2016. The Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in their efforts to provide all … [Read more...]

The Rochester Area Junior Chamber’s Safety Town in Full Swing

Safety Town summer camp from the Rochester Area Jaycees

Summer vacation has just begun but young children in the Rochester Area are already preparing for the first day of Kindergarten by learning various aspects of life safety through the Rochester Area Jaycees' "Safety Town" program. At Safety Town, kids from the ages of four to six learn basic safety concepts through the use of interactive experiences. With the format of a small-scale town featuring portable buildings, sidewalks, roads, and street signs, the Safety Town learning environment is a … [Read more...]

KidzKare Seeking Partners in its Fight Against Suburban Poverty

Free Supplies for Kids

Sponsors, Partners, and Volunteers Needed for Fifth Annual Back-to-School Bonanza offering Free Goods & Services More than two-thirds of the poverty increase since the year 2000 occurred in households located in the suburbs. In fact, suburban poverty now exceeds that of urban areas in absolute numbers and continues to grow at twice the annual rate. And, to make matters worse, suburban communities are least-prepared to deal with the needs of the poor.  Organized by the Rochester … [Read more...]

Stoney Creek Girls Soccer Team Takes the Division 1 State Championship Title

The players pictured are: (Front row) Katie Bullard, Sofia Zambrano, Shelby Howe, Hannah Mitroff, Lindsey Schupbach, and Meghan Solek. (Middle row) Megan Davis, Nicole Leon, Truly Hoenig, Gina Cerny, Savannah Allen, Nicole Eichberger, Lauryn Beccari, and Amelia Kuntzman. (Back row) Coach Mittelstadt, Taylor Paradowski, Isabella Langusch, Emily Solek, Amanda Harvey, Alyssa Orlando, and Lauren Orlando. Not pictured are: Haley Krucki, and Sarah DeGrendel.

School Honors the Student Athletes at a Recognition Event A celebration is scheduled for the Stoney Creek High School varsity girls soccer team who secured the title as Division 1 state champions. The event is planned for Tuesday, June 21, at 6:00 p.m. in the Stoney Creek High School Auditorium and is open to the public. The Stoney Creek Cougars won the title match against Plymouth Canton on Friday with a final score of 1-0. This is the first state championship win for the soccer team, … [Read more...]

The Women’s Fund Awards Scholarships to Three Rochester School Students

WF Winners

The Women's Fund of Rochester, along with the Greater Rochester Area Community Foundation, awarded Rachel Butala, Kathryn Cesiel, and Olivia Mooney; each with a $1000 scholarship at the annual awards ceremony held April 19, 2016 at Rochester Adams High School Auditorium. Kathryn Cesiel, who attended Rochester Adams High School, plans to attend Kettering University in the fall to major in mechanical engineering. Through Kettering’s co-op program, she will also be working at General … [Read more...]

Promising Student Awarded Scholarship to Attend 4-H Summer Camp

Club member Susan Gerrits with scholarship winner Chloe Schulz and her science teacher Brian Trudeau

The Rochester Garden Club is initiating a scholarship program for graduating 8th graders in the Rochester Community Schools.  Working in partnership with the 4-H organization, the club awarded a full scholarship to a local student who will attend the 4-H Great Lakes and Natural Resources Camp on the shores of Lake Huron for one week in August. The camp increases appreciation and enjoyment of nature, science and ecology. It fosters scientifically rooted knowledge of the environment and … [Read more...]

Brooklands School Will Be Demolished this Summer

Brookland School 2016 - photo by Deborah J. Larsen

Requiem for Brooklands School By Deborah J. Larsen Eighty-eight years after it welcomed its first students, the old Brooklands School on Auburn Road sits boarded up and quietly awaits a date with the wrecking ball. Rochester Community Schools officials have determined that the building has reached the end of its useful life and have slated it for demolition this summer. The school was born in controversy. In 1927, the voters of Avon Township School District #3 – a rural district … [Read more...]

Old Brooklands School Dedication Plaque Missing

Brookland Plaque 1927 Still Missing

The original dedication plaque for the building which once served as the Brooklands School and the Rochester Alternative and Adult Center for Education (RACE) has gone missing. “It is extremely disappointing that someone would take the dedication plaque, which serves a treasured piece of history within our community,” said Superintendent Robert Shaner, Ph.D.  “We hope that someone will voluntarily come forward with the missing item.” “The original plaque commemorating the building … [Read more...]

Rochester Garden Club Awards Scholarships

Rochester Garden Club

Stoney Creek High School and Rochester High School Students Receive Awards The Rochester Garden Club actively encourages environmental education in the community and awards annual college scholarships to promising students. Since the beginning of the scholarship program more than a decade ago, the club has awarded more than $60,000 to students from Rochester Community Schools. This year the club awarded two college scholarships to local graduates who want to pursue college level degrees in … [Read more...]