Rochester Community Schools Board of Education Members take Oath of Office

The Honorable Julie A. Nicholson, Chief Judge of the 52nd District Court, swore in three Rochester Community School District Board of Education members during the regular meeting Monday evening. Taking the oath of office were Sandra Fiaschetti, Ph.D., Kevin Beers, and Michelle Bueltel. Fiaschetti and Beers are returning members with six-year terms. Bueltel will serve a two-year partial term to finish out the incumbency period of a previous member who had resigned. “I am a parent of two … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Schools CLOSED, Most Others Open

It's a Snow Day for Rochester Community Schools. A late notice went out about 6:00 a.m., upsetting some parents whose children have to be ready for 6:30 a.m. buses. All the kids were reported to fine with the decision and went back to sleep. Oakland University OPEN Rochester College OPEN Oakland Community College OPEN Avondale Schools OPEN Rochester Community Schools CLOSED Click For a Complete List of Closed Schools … [Read more...]

Snow Day for Monday for Most Area Schools

SCHOOL CLOSURES Schools that will be closed on Monday, December 12, 2016, due to severe winter weather conditions: Rochester Community Schools Avondale Public Schools Oakland Schools OPC Senior Center Click For a Complete List Open Schools and News: Oakland Community College is Open Today Oakland University: A snow emergency has been declared and all vehicles must be moved out of snow emergency lots. However, classes and finals are NOT cancelled. Visit … [Read more...]

Popular Greens Market Has Moved to a New Location

Look for the Rochester Garden Club’s 70th annual Greens Market at a new location this year – the Rochester Schools Administration Center, 501 W. University in downtown Rochester. In this new expanded setting, shoppers will find an even larger array of affordable fresh greens, decorations and one of a kind gifts for the holiday season. “Over the course of 70 years, the market has changed and expanded to meet the needs of our shoppers,” said Sally Edwards, Greens Market co-chair. “We are always … [Read more...]

Hamlin Elementary Celebrates New Playground as Part of Bond Efforts

Hamlin Elementary School celebrated the unveiling of their new playground Saturday during a festive fall event. The new playground was funded through the bond efforts, which voters overwhelmingly approved in November 2015. “We are excited that our children have a new area to play, socialize, and get some good physical exercise,” said Hamlin Elementary School Principal Gary van Staveren, Ph.D. “I’d like to extend a very special thank you to second grade Teacher Sarah Kirby and our PTA members … [Read more...]

University Hills Elementary School Principal Named Principal of the Year

Amy Grande Named Principal of the Year Amy Grande, principal of University Hills Elementary School, has been honored as the 2016 Principal of the Year for Region 7 (Oakland County) from the Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association (MEMSPA). This distinction now qualifies her as a candidate for the statewide competition, which will be announced in December. "I am proud of the culture we are building at University Hills Elementary School and within the Rochester Community … [Read more...]

Sip, Savor, and Shop

Rochester Community Schools Foundation Hosts Sip, Savor, and Shop Event Sip a favorite beverage. Savor appetizers from local establishments. Shop alongside friends and family and have the opportunity to win fabulous prizes.  The fifth annual Sip, Savor and Shop event, sponsored by the Rochester Community Schools Foundation, will be held on Thursday, November 10, 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 … [Read more...]

Sheriff’s School Zone Safety Tips

School Zone Safety Laws & Tips The Sheriff’s Office wants to educate and raise awareness about school zone safety laws in order to prevent a tragedy. School zones combined with changing traffic and weather conditions create an extremely dangerous situation. "Back to school is an exciting time for both parents and students, but we must remember to put safety first," said Sheriff Michael Bouchard. "We hope by setting up these school safety enforcement zones we can push back on violators … [Read more...]

Huntington Ford Presents Full-Tuition Scholarship to OU-Bound Avondale Grad

For the fifth straight year, Huntington Ford of Rochester Hills has awarded a full-tuition, renewable scholarship to an Oakland University-bound student from the Greater Rochester area. Dealership owners Pat and Christie Scoggin recently presented this year’s award to Rachel Swink, a 2016 graduate of Avondale High School. While at Avondale, Swink excelled academically and devoted herself to several extracurricular activities, including varsity soccer and raising awareness of food allergies. … [Read more...]

Apple Pie & Dessert Contest Returns to Art & Apples Festival

Organizers Seek to Find Region’s Best, most Creative and Inspired Apple Pie and Dessert Recipes Fritters, cookies and pies, oh my. Paint Creek Center for the Arts is calling all inspired, creative apple pie and dessert bakers in the region to compete in the Apple Pie & Dessert Contest with their crowd-pleasing recipes. The contest will take place at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, September 10, 2016, during the 51st annual Art & Apples Festival in Rochester Municipal Park. “Due to popular … [Read more...]