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...]

Rochester Community Schools Fifth Grader “Slam Dunk” Winner

Student Domenic Bruno, center, winner of the 2016 NoHaz poster contest joined by Oakland County NoHaz coordinator Whitney Calio and Oakland County Planning Supervisor Brett Rasegan

Rochester Community Schools Fifth Grader "Slam Dunk" Winner in 2016 Oakland County NoHaz Poster Contest A Rochester Community Schools fifth grade student was chosen as the winner of the 2016 NoHaz poster contest for his basketball-themed entry that illustrated the safe and responsible way to dispose of household hazardous waste. Domenic Bruno, a student at North Hill Elementary School, called his entry "Slam Dunk the Junk." It was chosen from among more than 250 entries submitted by … [Read more...]

Rochester Adams Recognizes College Bound Athletes

Adams Athletes Sign

Rochester Adams recently announced 15 student athletes have committed to continuing their athletic careers at the next level David Rinke (Calvin College) - Basketball, Adam Slating (Saginaw Valley State) - Football, Joe Prechtel (University of Toledo) - Baseball, Spencer Littleson (Duquesne University) - Basketball, Jamie Miller (Naval Academy) - Swimming, Olivia Argeros (Michigan State) - Soccer, Paige Staudacher (Notre Dame College) - Volleyball AJ Shaw (Oakland University) - Soccer, … [Read more...]

Rochester Garden Club Donates Funds

West Middle School receive grant from Rochester Garden Club with Abby Buchanan , Justin Carmichael , Sue Dobbelstein and Ben Zuckerberg

The Rochester Garden Club recently contributed funding to five local organizations for various activities and projects that support environmental education. Two Rochester middle school science departments were the recipients of $1,000 each for equipment to conduct scientific tests primarily relating to water quality in the Clinton River Watershed. Science teachers Mr. Carmichael and Mr. Trudeau at West, and Ms. Steffes and Ms. Moore at Reuther are delighted to learn they will now have the funds … [Read more...]

Hometown Hustle Opens Registration

Hometown Hustle Run

Online Registration is Now Open for Rochester Community Schools Foundation 11th Annual Hometown Hustle on May 7 The 5K Hometown Hustle, a treasured community tradition and the signature fundraising event for the Rochester Community Schools Foundation, will be held on Saturday, May 7. The eleventh annual event will again bring the community together to celebrate fitness, family time and fundraising for the Foundation. “The Hometown Hustle is a chip-timed 5K race and fun run/walk.  It … [Read more...]

RCS hosts the Learning Achievement Coalition for Oakland

Rochester Community Schools is hosting the Learning Achievement Coalition-Oakland (LAC-O) meeting, sponsored by Oakland Schools, on Wednesday, March 9, where State Superintendent Brian Whiston is scheduled to attend. At the meeting, more than 120 leaders from across the county will gather to discuss Michael Fullan and Joann Quinn’s work on coherence and discuss the concept of Deep Learning Labs. Fullan and Quinn, authors of the book, Coherence: The Right Drivers in Action for Schools, … [Read more...]

RCS to Survey Preschool Parents

Rochester Community Schools

Rochester Community Schools to Survey Preschool Parents The Rochester Community School District will be surveying 300 randomly selected parents of preschool children on March 7, 8, and 9. The telephone survey is being conducted to assess opinions about preschool education and to ask parents of preschoolers what they think about the future plans for the program within RCS. “The preschool program has been a valuable part of our school district for more than 34 years. As the youngest members … [Read more...]

I Love My School One Thousand Dollar Grant Contest

Hamlin Elementary 3rd grade student, Julia Salanta, receiving an award for her well-written essay

Local School wins $1,000 Hamlin Elementary, in Rochester Hills, is a proud winner of the first annual "I Love My School $1,000 Grant Contest" sponsored by i9 Sports. i9 Sports is a multi-sport, youth sports league for kids ages three-14. Elementary students all over the Oakland and Macomb County area were asked to submit essays explaining why they love their school. One student from each school was awarded with a Kindle Fire for having the best, written essay. More information about i9 … [Read more...]

Finding Global Awareness in China

Chinese school officials welcome RCS administrators - photo by Rochester Community Schools

Rochester Community Schools grow Cultural Awareness Opportunities for Students For the first time, Rochester Community Schools will be providing fifteen eighth and ninth-grade students with the opportunity to travel to China with six staff members. These students will be immersed in the language and culture of the world’s second largest economy for ten days. “We are looking to challenge our students through dynamic cultural experiences,” said Superintendent Robert Shaner, Ph.D. … [Read more...]

STEAM Career Fair planned for March 5 in Rochester

Students engaged in a STEM Workshop designed and run by Oakland University’s School of Engineering and Computer Science - Photo by RCS PTA Council

Graphic designers, engineers and surgeons are among the more than 50 professionals who will reach out to the next generation of their chosen industries at the second annual STEAM Career Exploration Fair next month. STEAM is an expansion of the STEM acronym that includes science, technology, engineering, art and math; the event is designed for middle and high school students and is planned for 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 5th at Rochester High School. Between 250 and 300 students … [Read more...]