Stoney Creek Girls Soccer Team Takes the Division 1 State Championship Title

The players pictured are: (Front row) Katie Bullard, Sofia Zambrano, Shelby Howe, Hannah Mitroff, Lindsey Schupbach, and Meghan Solek. (Middle row) Megan Davis, Nicole Leon, Truly Hoenig, Gina Cerny, Savannah Allen, Nicole Eichberger, Lauryn Beccari, and Amelia Kuntzman. (Back row) Coach Mittelstadt, Taylor Paradowski, Isabella Langusch, Emily Solek, Amanda Harvey, Alyssa Orlando, and Lauren Orlando. Not pictured are: Haley Krucki, and Sarah DeGrendel.

School Honors the Student Athletes at a Recognition Event A celebration is scheduled for the Stoney Creek High School varsity girls soccer team who secured the title as Division 1 state champions. The event is planned for Tuesday, June 21, at 6:00 p.m. in the Stoney Creek High School Auditorium and is open to the public. The Stoney Creek Cougars won the title match against Plymouth Canton on Friday with a final score of 1-0. This is the first state championship win for the soccer team, … [Read more...]

The Women’s Fund Awards Scholarships to Three Rochester School Students

WF Winners

The Women's Fund of Rochester, along with the Greater Rochester Area Community Foundation, awarded Rachel Butala, Kathryn Cesiel, and Olivia Mooney; each with a $1000 scholarship at the annual awards ceremony held April 19, 2016 at Rochester Adams High School Auditorium. Kathryn Cesiel, who attended Rochester Adams High School, plans to attend Kettering University in the fall to major in mechanical engineering. Through Kettering’s co-op program, she will also be working at General … [Read more...]

Promising Student Awarded Scholarship to Attend 4-H Summer Camp

Club member Susan Gerrits with scholarship winner Chloe Schulz and her science teacher Brian Trudeau

The Rochester Garden Club is initiating a scholarship program for graduating 8th graders in the Rochester Community Schools.  Working in partnership with the 4-H organization, the club awarded a full scholarship to a local student who will attend the 4-H Great Lakes and Natural Resources Camp on the shores of Lake Huron for one week in August. The camp increases appreciation and enjoyment of nature, science and ecology. It fosters scientifically rooted knowledge of the environment and … [Read more...]

Brooklands School Will Be Demolished this Summer

Brookland School 2016 - photo by Deborah J. Larsen

Requiem for Brooklands School By Deborah J. Larsen Eighty-eight years after it welcomed its first students, the old Brooklands School on Auburn Road sits boarded up and quietly awaits a date with the wrecking ball. Rochester Community Schools officials have determined that the building has reached the end of its useful life and have slated it for demolition this summer. The school was born in controversy. In 1927, the voters of Avon Township School District #3 – a rural district … [Read more...]

Old Brooklands School Dedication Plaque Missing

Brookland Plaque 1927 Still Missing

The original dedication plaque for the building which once served as the Brooklands School and the Rochester Alternative and Adult Center for Education (RACE) has gone missing. “It is extremely disappointing that someone would take the dedication plaque, which serves a treasured piece of history within our community,” said Superintendent Robert Shaner, Ph.D.  “We hope that someone will voluntarily come forward with the missing item.” “The original plaque commemorating the building … [Read more...]

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...]