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...]

“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...]

Frank Rewold & Son Has Been Building Rochester Since 1918

Jason Rewold began working in his family’s business as soon as he was old enough to swing a hammer. He followed a tradition that goes back four generations in the Frank Rewold & Son construction company.  The firm traces its history back to 1918, when Frank M. Rewold worked for auto magnate John Dodge and his wife, Matilda, at their Meadow Brook Farm on Adams Road. The senior Rewold was a jack-of-all-trades handyman for the Dodges. He built and maintained many of the barns and farm … [Read more...]

Remembering Rochester Art Teacher, Jo-Ed Spitzer

Jo-Ed Spitzer inspired people – students, family, and friends – to be creative and to enjoy making art. Many will remember Jo-Ed from Rochester Adams High or West Junior High. He was an art teacher with the Rochester Community Schools from September 1970 until June 2006. He passed away on his birthday at the age of 76 from complications with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Art Teacher Jo-Ed was born in Detroit on June 28, 1941, and served as a Private in the U.S. Army … [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 Adams Student Receives Annual Scholarship

Rochester Garden Club Awards Annual College Scholarship The Rochester Garden Club actively encourages environmental education and awards annual college scholarships to promising students from the Rochester Community Schools in support of that goal. They are pleased to announce the recipient of their annual college scholarship, Therese Costantini, a graduating senior from Rochester Adams High School. Therese has grown up with a love of nature thanks in large part to the gardening … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Schools Recognize Outstanding High School Students

Rochester Community Schools Announces Scholars of Highest Distinction  Rochester Community Schools recognizes our scholars of highest distinction from Rochester High School (RHS), Rochester Adams High School (RAHS), and Stoney Creek High School (SCHS). Requirements for this outstanding level of achievement include a GPA of 3.9 or higher, the completion of at least four Advanced Placement courses, and an SAT composite of 1450 or higher. “Rochester Community Schools has a unique system for … [Read more...]

Stoney Creek High School Students Perform at Carnegie Hall

Rochester Community Schools Celebrates Stoney Creek High School’s Performance at Carnegie Hall The Stoney Creek High School Concert Ensemble, under the direction of Lauren Staniszewski, is honored to be performing alongside two other bands and three orchestras at Carnegie Hall in New York City on Monday, April 10.  "Having the opportunity to perform on one of the world’s greatest stages is not only a fantastic musical experience, but a life experience for these students—one that they will … [Read more...]

Founders Day Kicks Off the Bicentennial Year for City of Rochester with VIDEO

Founders Day, an annual event, was extra special this year. A larger-than-normal crowd gathered at the Rochester Hills Museum, not only to recognize six new "founders," but also to kick off the start to the City of Rochester's 200th year celebration. Founded on March 17, 1817 by James Graham, Rochester has grown, keeping up with the times, yet holding on to its past. "Small town feel" is alive and well in Rochester. This year's event was held in the 1927 Calf Barn of the Rochester Hills … [Read more...]

Good Deeds Day in Rochester

Join us on Sunday, April 2 as we participate in Good Deeds Day. Good Deeds Day is an international event with millions of participants in 70+ countries paying it forward through good deeds both large and small on this day. For Rochester’s Good Deed, we are collecting food items for Blessings in a Backpack. Rochester’s Good Deeds Day will be held at the Rochester Fire Department, 277 E. Second Street, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The day will also include kids’ activities, tours of the Fire … [Read more...]