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...]

Rochester Community Schools Receive MI HEARTSafe Designation

Rochester Community Schools is pleased to announce that all 21 schools across the district have been awarded the MI HEARTSafe School designation. “We are extremely proud of the work that went into ensuring each and every one of our schools is designated as a MI HEARTSafe School. In the event of a cardiac emergency, our teams are well prepared to care for our students, staff, and visitors,” said Superintendent Robert Shaner, Ph.D. According to the MI HEARTSafe School program site, since 2014, a … [Read more...]

A Sleepless, Triumphant, Bittersweet Week for the Falcon Marching Band

Last week, the Rochester Falcon Marching Band (FMB) performed four times in five days, capping off an exciting marching season. At the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association (MSBOA) District XVI Marching Band Festival, the FMB, under the direction of Mr. David A. Uhrig, received straight 1's (the highest score possible) in all three categories of music, marching and general effect showmanship. For the third year in a row, the band marched a flawless show in the pouring rain. On … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Schools Recognized for Academic Excellence

U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced today that three schools within the Rochester Community School District were awarded National Blue Ribbon status for 2017. Only 13 schools were nominated statewide. Brewster Elementary, Hamlin Elementary, and Rochester Adams High School received recognition under the 2017 National Blue Ribbon Program. The three schools join two other Rochester Community Schools, Musson Elementary School and Van Hoosen Middle School, who earned … [Read more...]

Falcon Marching Band Drum Line at the 2017 Brooksie Way

The Falcon Marching Band Drum Line played for the runners at the 10th annual Brooksie Way Half Marathon. The Drum Line was stationed at Mile 7. Runners waved, cheered, and danced a little as they headed up the long hill on Tienken Road. … [Read more...]

Chinese Students Visit Rochester Community Schools to Exchange Differences and Explore Similarities

Rochester Community Schools is proud to announce that it is hosting 60 students and six staff members from China as part of its strategic plan in the area of global awareness. “The exchange program enables students and staff from both countries to make personal connections so they can explore the similarities and differences that exist between educational systems, cultures, political systems, geography, and history,” said Executive Director of Elementary Education Michael … [Read more...]