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 www.showtix4u.com. All … [Read more...]

Mayor Bryan K. Barnett Awarded Mayor of the Year

Rochester Hills Recognized for Innovative Recycling On June 19, Mayor Bryan K. Barnett was presented with the "Mayor of the Year" at the 83rd Annual Conference of Mayors for his commitment to increasing Recycling in Rochester Hills. "Mayor Barnett is a true Recyclebank champion. His leadership from day one has made the program one of the most successful in the nation," said Javier Flaim, CEO of Recyclebank. "He optimized our partnership with Rochester Hills and rallied the community to … [Read more...]

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

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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...]

The Rochester Area Junior Chamber Presents “Safety Town”

Registration for the Rochester Area Jaycees' “Safety Town” program, which teaches young children various aspects of life safety, is currently open through the Rochester Enrichment Office. Now in its 37th year of operation, this summer program seeks to reduce injuries by introducing kids from the ages of four to six basic safety concepts through the use of interactive experiences. Using the format of a small-scale town with portable buildings, sidewalks, roads, and street signs, the Safety … [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...]

Dear Crabby, How should I keep the kids busy during summer vacation?

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Dear Crabby, How should I keep the kids busy during summer vacation? Thanks, Summer Thyme Dear Ms. Thyme, Seems as though this question comes up in one form or another every summer, and boy are you getting a jump on it. Usually, half way into summer vacation, parents are frazzled and kids are driving them crazy. I’m a firm believer that if you have children, you must accept 18 years of frazzlement and craziness. Perhaps you’re a planner and just need good advice. You are correct … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Schools ‘Sparkle’ with Appreciation

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Where can you find RCS students from Pre-K through Post-High School, along with their parents, teachers, administration and support staff, all in one place brimming with pride, love, and joy -- “The Sparkle Awards!” Rochester Community Schools Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) held their annual Special Education Appreciation Evening, otherwise known as “The Sparkle Awards” on March 18 to a packed house at Stoney Creek High School. For 22 years, the awards have celebrated and honored … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Public Library Offers a Library Card for Every Child

The Rochester Hills Public Library has partnered with the Rochester Community School District to issue every child, K-12, a library card and expand the resources available to all students. “We want to make sure that all students have access to the wonderful services available through the public library,” said library director Christine Lind Hage. “And the great news is that it’s all free of charge!” The Rochester Hills Public Library is committed to making 24/7 access to information … [Read more...]

Stoney Creek High School Student Earned Perfect Score on AP Computer Science Exam

Rochester Community Schools celebrates Nathan Fenner, a 2014 graduate of Stoney Creek High School, for earning a perfect score on his Advanced Placement Computer Science exam in the spring 2014. According to the College Board, Nathan is one of twelve students in the world to have earned every point possible on the May 2014 Advanced Placement Computer Science Exam, answering every multiple choice question correctly and earning full points on the free-response section of the exam. “We are … [Read more...]