Rochester Community Schools Summer Music Theatre Events

Summer Music Theatre continues to be an annual tradition for the Rochester area community. The following are two events to put on your calendar to check out: SMT student scholarship event. Enjoy an evening of musical entertainment, and support the RCS Summer Music Theatre student scholarship program, on Friday, July 10, at 7 p.m. at the Rochester High School Auditorium. Suggested donation is $10, with priority seating at $15. Tickets are available at the door or at All … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Schools Adopts a Weighted Grading System for AP Courses

Chart courtesy of Rochester Community Schools

The Rochester Community School District Board of Education approved a resolution to establish a weighted grading system using a 1.25 multiplier when calculating the grade point average (GPA) for marks earned in Advanced Placement (AP) courses. According to the press release, the weighted grading system will apply to all AP courses, including those previously taken, for all students enrolled in high school for the 2015-16 school year. Letter grades will remain the same on student … [Read more...]

Op-Ed: Approved Bond Millage Renewal by the RCS Board

Ravi Yalamanchi

Op-Ed submitted by Ravi Yalamanchi, Candidate for Mayor, Rochester Hills Strong and successful education is vital for economic self-sufficiency of the individual and economic growth of the community and nation. In greater Rochester area we have Rochester Community Schools. Strong schools are reflective of a strong housing market and vibrant neighborhoods. The City of Rochester Hills and City of Rochester have been recognized in the top best cities within their population range. One of the … [Read more...]

RCS Announces Summer Music Theatre 2015 – “Children of Eden: The Symphonic Version”

Donors are needed to help sponsor the orchestra for the symphonic version of this epic musical The Rochester Community School District is proud to present a new and exciting version of Children of Eden. Featuring a stunning score by Oscar® and Grammy Award® winning composer Stephen Schwartz, this version by German composer Manfred Knaak, takes Schwartz’ original score and arranges it for a full orchestra of 35 to 40 musicians. This is only the third time this version has been heard in the … [Read more...]

RCS Reduces Staffing – Classroom Sizes Remain Within Contractual Limits

The Rochester Community School District announced today via press release that it will ensure a balanced budget by reducing staffing levels to more closely align numbers with actual enrollment. No student programs will be affected, and classroom sizes will remain below the maximum contractual limits. “Right sizing and efficiency are critical to maintaining a sustainable business model,” said Rochester Community Schools Superintendent Robert Shaner. “By adjusting our expenditures to … [Read more...]

RCS Partnering with OakTac to Enhance Public Safety

Beginning June 1 and continuing throughout the summer, the Oakland County Law Enforcement-Tactical Response Coordinating Group (OakTac) will be conducting a first-response training program and refresher course at 1435 W. Auburn Road, Rochester Hills. According to the press release, training will be conducted between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The building where training is planned to occur was previously designated for use by the Rochester Community School District as the … [Read more...]

Rochester Community School District Planning November Bond Election

The Rochester Community School District has begun work, starting with this press release statement, to ensure voters are well informed about its “zero increase” bond election scheduled for November 3. School Superintendent Robert Shaner said that the bond proposal will enable the school district to continue implementing its long-range plan for upgrading and renovating school facilities, technology, and infrastructure. “We will be able to make significant improvements across the school … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Schools Recommends New High School Principal

Rochester Community Schools announced on Monday that, following an extensive interview process, the district will be recommending Neil DeLuca to the Board of Education on June 8, 2015, for the position of principal at Rochester High School. “We believe that Neil has the necessary skills to continue the tradition of educational excellence that is distinctive of Rochester Schools,” said Superintendent Robert Shaner. “He consistently demonstrates outstanding leadership qualities and has an … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Schools High Schools Ranked Among the Best in Michigan

Three high schools within the Rochester Community School District were ranked among the top 30 best public high schools in Michigan, according to a study conducted by U.S. News and World Report in partnership with RTI International. The study looked at 608 districts and 849 public high schools across the state. Nationally, 19,753 high schools were reviewed. Only those schools who earned a national gold or silver medal were eligible for state ranking. Rochester Adams High School, a gold medal … [Read more...]

Rochester School District Says, “Talk to us”

RCS Talk to us button

The Rochester Community School District announced today that it has added a new feature to its website — “Talk to us®!” When residents go to and click on the Talk to us tab, they can make a comment, offer a compliment, ask a question, squelch a rumor, or report a problem. “We are interested in what people in our district are thinking about our schools,” said Superintendent Robert Shaner. “This addition to our website will help provide residents with a … [Read more...]