RCS Board Approves Bond Project Service Providers

The Board of Education of the Rochester Community School District approved the bond project service provider recommendations as presented by district administrators at the Board meeting on Monday. This approval by the Board enables the district to enter into negotiations with the recommended companies. “All of the firms interviewed were highly qualified with adequate experience in K-12 bond projects,” said Interim Assistant Superintendent for Business Dana Taylor. “After much … [Read more...]

RCS Teachers Expand Their Educational Voice

Lisa Mele

Information Literacy Specialist Lisa Mele and English teacher Kelly Cusmano have been selected to join 50 other educators from across the state to participate in the 2015-16 Michigan Educator Voice Fellowship (MEVF) program. According to www.miedvoice.org, the MEVF empowers teachers and principals to assume leadership roles and engage in public conversations about teaching and learning so as to guide education policies at the local, state, and national levels and influence the implementation … [Read more...]

Voters Pass $185 Million Bond Proposal for the Rochester Community School District

Voters residing within the boundaries of the Rochester Community School District elected today to approve a $185 million bond proposal that will fund critical infrastructure and technology enhancements and will improve student safety and school security. “I would like to thank the greater Rochester residents, members of the Citizens Committee, our school parents and PTAs, local leaders and business owners, and our outstanding board of education, school administrators and staff for their … [Read more...]

Nov. 3 Bond Proposal to Fund Infrastructure Improvements for Rochester Schools

NOTE: This piece was submitted to Rochester Media by the Citizens Committee for Rochester Community Schools www.cc4rcs.org The aging buildings and critical infrastructure needs of Rochester Community Schools (RCS) could be addressed if voters approve a Nov. 3 bond proposal that would provide $185 million for facility improvements and repairs, with no tax increase. If the proposal passes, new bonds would replace expiring ones, and the current tax rate would be extended for five years. The … [Read more...]

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...]