Rochester Community School District Recognized for Award-Winning Budget

Rochester Community Schools was presented with the prestigious Association of School Business Officials International Meritorious Budget Award for the 2017–2018 budget year. The MBA promotes and recognizes excellence in school budget presentation and is conferred only to school districts whose budgets have undergone a rigorous review by professional auditors and have met or exceeded the program’s stringent criteria. “We are so proud of receiving the Meritorious Budget Award. It was … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Schools Awards $46M for Construction Projects

Rochester Community Schools Bond Project Update Six Rochester Community School District summer bond construction projects are wrapping up in time for students to return to school on September 5.  Summer construction projects benefit Baldwin, Hamlin, Hugger, and Musson Elementary Schools, Rochester High School, and West Middle School. Construction at Adams High School is also underway, and the district is looking to break ground in September for the ACE, Adult Special Education, and Adult … [Read more...]

“Pride in Excellence” is the Slogan of the New Logo for Rochester Community Schools

“The new logo better identifies us as a school community. We’ve incorporated the traditional burgundy color, but gave the image a more modern look. With all the technology and infrastructure improvements taking place within the district due to the bond efforts, the timing is right to enhance our visual identity as well,” said Superintendent Robert Shaner, Ph.D. Employees from across the district sported t-shirts with the new logo during a kick-off ceremony for the 2017-18 school … [Read more...]

Rochester Adams Announces Their New Principal

Rochester Adams High School Welcomes Principal Pasquale Cusumano Rochester Community Schools announces the appointment of Pasquale Cusumano as the new principal of Rochester Adams High School, effective immediately. Cusumano holds a Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership from Saginaw Valley State University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Education from Wayne State University. “This is a dream come true for me to be able to lead and serve in such an amazing … [Read more...]

Meet the Newest Board Member for the Rochester Community Schools

Anness Appointed as Board Member for Rochester Community Schools Barbara Anness was selected by the Board of Education of the Rochester Community School District to fill the vacant trustee position during the July 17 meeting. The term for the trustee appointment will continue through December 31, 2018. “As a trustee on the Rochester Community School District Board, I am looking forward to volunteering my time, talent and expertise to enhance our community through a strong, local public … [Read more...]

Rochester Community School Board Position Opens as Secretary Beth Talbert Resigns

Position Vacancy for the Rochester Community Schools Board of Education The Board of Education of the Rochester Community School District is actively seeking to fill a vacant position following the resignation of Secretary Beth Talbert. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply. The position of secretary will be filled by an existing board member, and the position of trustee will be available for an eligible candidate to apply. The Board will follow the Revised School Code and Michigan … [Read more...]

Rochester High School Teacher of the Year

Rochester High School Director of Bands named MSBOA Teacher of the Year Mr. David A. Uhrig, Director of Bands at Rochester High School was named as the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association (MSBOA) District XVI Teacher of the Year for 2017. To be considered for this honor, a teacher must be nominated by a fellow member of the MSBOA by submitting a candidates resume and writing a statement of support. The nominated teacher must also meet the following criteria: 1.  Fundamental … [Read more...]

Rochester Garden Club Solves Environmental Problem for Local Science Teachers

The Rochester Garden Club Supports High School Science Studies Two environmental science teachers in the Rochester School District had a problem. Each teacher wanted to give his students a better opportunity to learn about the environment, but there was not enough money in the budget to fulfill his wishes. To solve their problem, the teachers applied for a special projects grant from the Rochester Garden Club, and the club responded with grants totaling over $4000. At Rochester High … [Read more...]

Trash to Cash Now Over $75,000

Rochester Hills Schools Receive $25,000 for Green Projects On Monday, May 15, Mayor Bryan K. Barnett announced that 12 Rochester Hills Schools received $24,583 as part of the annual Recyclebank Green Schools Program. Representatives from 12 Rochester Hills schools gathered at the Rochester Community Schools Administration building to receive their checks and share how their projects are creating a more sustainable learning environment. Through a strong partnership with both Recyclebank … [Read more...]

Rochester High School Bands Earn High Grades at State Festival

All three Rochester High School concert ensembles performed at the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association (MSBOA) State Festival on Friday, April 28 at Sterling Heights High School. The Wind Ensemble earned Straight 1’s and all A’s for a perfect Superior 1st Division Rating. The Symphony Band also earned a Superior 1st Division Rating and the Concert Band earned an Excellent 2nd Division Rating. Each of the bands qualified for the State Festival back in March by earning a Superior … [Read more...]