Adams Booster Club Hosts Comedy Night

Fourth Annual Comedy Night

The Adams Booster Club, in support of the athletic department, is hosting the 4th Annual Comedy Night fundraiser on Saturday, February 6th at 8:00 pm. Mike Bonner is the headliner and has performed nationally, including appearances on HBO, Showtime and BET. Mike hails from Detroit and his act focuses on the humor surrounding family life with his wife and three kids. Please join us for some mid-winter fun which will include door prizes, a 50/50 raffle and  a rousing introduction and … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Schools Credit Rating Surpasses Previous Indicators

Rochester Community Schools

The Rochester Community School District is proud to announce a new long-term credit rating designation of AA- with a stable outlook for the $128 million unlimited-tax general obligation school bonds.  The rating was issued by Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services. “The Board of Education’s commitment to address the district’s financial challenges was a major contributing factor to the improved rating,” said Assistant Superintendent for Business Dana Taylor.  “It is truly a … [Read more...]

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration by RCS

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

  The Rochester Community School District invites local community members to share in a celebration honoring the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a Baptist minister and peaceful Civil Rights leader who championed for the freedoms of all citizens. A Beacon on Hope is the theme for this year’s annual district celebration which is scheduled to take place on Thursday, January 14, from 6:30-7:45 p.m. at the Rochester High School Auditorium, 180 S. Livernois Road. Scheduled … [Read more...]

AT&T Supports STEAM Opportunities for RCS Students

AT&T awarded the Rochester Community Schools Foundation with $10,000 to be used towards developing new science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) opportunities for students. State Senator Marty Knollenberg and Representative Michael Webber joined AT&T Regional Director of External Affairs Lori Doughty, RCS Superintendent Robert Shaner, and district representatives to celebrate the new partnership at an awards ceremony on Friday, December 4. “We are thankful … [Read more...]

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, 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 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...]