Competitive School Safety Grant Program

Rochester Community Schools Awarded $828,164 for School Safety Rochester Community Schools is pleased to announce that the district has been selected to receive $828,164 in funding, pending finalization of the project, through the Competitive School Safety Grant Program (CSSGP), which is awarded by the State of Michigan and administered by the Michigan State Police (MSP). “We are so excited about receiving this generous grant. The well-being of our school community is always our top … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Schools Foundation

High school students in the Rochester Community School (RCS) District will have expanded opportunities to enhance their technology, computer programming, and personal craftsmanship skills, thanks to a generous donation from the Rochester Community Schools Foundation. The Rochester Community Schools Foundation awarded more than $9,000 to purchase a computer numerical control machine for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education. The device is used by students … [Read more...]

Rochester Community School District Open House for Caring Steps Children’s Center

RCS Caring Steps Children’s Center Open House Saturday, September 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 3838 N. Rochester Road, Oakland Township Families are invited to join the Rochester Community School District for a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house celebrating the new RCS Caring Steps Children’s Center. The celebration will include refreshments, building tours, face painting, and children’s games. Residents and non-residents of the greater Rochester community are welcome. RCS … [Read more...]

Pamela Jones Appointed Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Education

Rochester Community Schools (RCS) welcomes Pamela Jones, Ph.D., assistant superintendent for elementary education, equity, and inclusion. In this role, Dr. Jones oversees the curriculum, instructional services, and evaluation for 13 elementary schools, including the learning consultant and early literacy programs. She also provides instructional leadership for the faculty, and directs the district’s diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. “I am honored to have the opportunity to … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Schools Announces Names of Two Buildings

In keeping with district policy, screening committees composed of district employees, parents, citizens, and students, were formed to determine a name for each building. Great care and thought went into assuring that the name of both facilities was respectful of the legacy and excellence associated with the district. ~RCS Dr. John M. Schultz Educational Campus Thanks to the ongoing bond efforts, the original building located at 1440 John R. Road was expanded by 30,000 square feet to provide … [Read more...]

Summer Music Theatre Program Celebrates 45th Season

The Rochester Community Schools Summer Music Theatre (SMT) program is celebrating its 45th season with the 2018 production of Disney’s “Newsies.” Local students in grades 4-12 comprise the SMT cast and crew of “Newsies,” which was inspired by the real-life newsboy’s strike of 1899 in New York City. The story was released as a Disney film in 1992 and became a Broadway musical in 2012. SMT “Newsies” will run nightly at 7:00 p.m. from July 25 - July 28, with a 1:00 p.m. matinee on July 28. … [Read more...]

Superintendent Shaner Engages with Vice President Pence

Rochester Community Schools (RCS) Superintendent Robert Shaner, Ph.D., was honored to engage in a conversation with Vice President Michael Pence on Friday. Pence was in the Detroit metro area visiting the construction site of Frank Rewold and Son to celebrate the company’s 100th anniversary as a fourth-generation business in Rochester. Shaner attended the event as a community leader and trusted business associate. Shaner shared the following narrative about his experience with the vice … [Read more...]

Rochester High School Student Scholarship Winner Wants to Help Others

Inspired by 'Flint Water Crisis Hero' Cousin, Rochester High School Student Scholarship Winner Wants to Help Others Marie Numan has a strong passion for helping others. The Rochester High School student, who will attend Oakland University (OU) this fall, is this year’s recipient of the Huntington Ford Scholarship, a full-tuition award sponsored by dealership owners Pat and Christie Scoggin. Numan’s kind and caring personality is evident in her volunteer work at Beaumont Hospital in Troy … [Read more...]

Meet the Winners of the AAUW Eighth Grade Essay Contest

The Rochester branch of the American Association of University Women is proud to announce the winners of the 2018 Eighth Grade Essay Contest about “A Woman of Significance to Me.” First place winner Gemma Ugorowski from Van Hoosen Middle School chose Olympic and world champion swimmer. Gemma was inspired to craft a well thought out goal sheet and to have a positive attitude even on bad days by Katie’s words “before you can achieve you must believe in yourself.” Second place winner Alex … [Read more...]

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...]