Rochester Community Schools Receive National Recognition

RCS Music Education Program Receives National Recognition Rochester Community Schools has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation by the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation for the second year in a row. RCS joined 476 districts from across the country in receiving the prestigious award in 2016. The Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in their efforts to provide all … [Read more...]

RCS hosts the Learning Achievement Coalition for Oakland

Rochester Community Schools is hosting the Learning Achievement Coalition-Oakland (LAC-O) meeting, sponsored by Oakland Schools, on Wednesday, March 9, where State Superintendent Brian Whiston is scheduled to attend. At the meeting, more than 120 leaders from across the county will gather to discuss Michael Fullan and Joann Quinn’s work on coherence and discuss the concept of Deep Learning Labs. Fullan and Quinn, authors of the book, Coherence: The Right Drivers in Action for Schools, … [Read more...]

STEAM Career Fair planned for March 5 in Rochester

Graphic designers, engineers and surgeons are among the more than 50 professionals who will reach out to the next generation of their chosen industries at the second annual STEAM Career Exploration Fair next month. STEAM is an expansion of the STEM acronym that includes science, technology, engineering, art and math; the event is designed for middle and high school students and is planned for 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 5th at Rochester High School. Between 250 and 300 students … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Schools Credit Rating Surpasses Previous Indicators

The Rochester Community School District is proud to announce a new long-term credit rating designation of AA- with a stable outlook for the $128 million unlimited-tax general obligation school bonds.  The rating was issued by Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services. “The Board of Education’s commitment to address the district’s financial challenges was a major contributing factor to the improved rating,” said Assistant Superintendent for Business Dana Taylor.  “It is truly a privilege to … [Read more...]

RCS Teachers Expand Their Educational Voice

Information Literacy Specialist Lisa Mele and English teacher Kelly Cusmano have been selected to join 50 other educators from across the state to participate in the 2015-16 Michigan Educator Voice Fellowship (MEVF) program. According to www.miedvoice.org, the MEVF empowers teachers and principals to assume leadership roles and engage in public conversations about teaching and learning so as to guide education policies at the local, state, and national levels and influence the implementation … [Read more...]

Voters Pass $185 Million Bond Proposal for the Rochester Community School District

Voters residing within the boundaries of the Rochester Community School District elected today to approve a $185 million bond proposal that will fund critical infrastructure and technology enhancements and will improve student safety and school security. “I would like to thank the greater Rochester residents, members of the Citizens Committee, our school parents and PTAs, local leaders and business owners, and our outstanding board of education, school administrators and staff for their … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Vote Ravi Yalamanchi for Our Future

I have been a resident of Rochester Hills for nearly 30 years, raising 3 children who are graduates of Rochester Community Schools and now 5 grandchildren are attending the schools their parents attended. I’m a former Chairman of the Board of the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce and a 20-year small business owner. I have spent my work and family life in this community - I am more than vested. Last evening my husband, granddaughter and I gathered with a group of residents to keep … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Rochester Hills Election

As a parent in Rochester Hills, I respect the fact that Mayor Barnett, and his family, are active members in our community. I have come across the mayor and his family at many community events, even when he is not performing “mayor duties.” This shows that the mayor and his family truly love and care about our city, which is exactly the type of person I want leading our Rochester Hills! I also, greatly respect the fact that his children attend Rochester Community Schools. This proves that he is … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Schools Foundation Hosts Sip, Savor, and Shop Event

Sip a favorite beverage. Savor appetizers from local restaurants. Shop alongside friends and family and have the opportunity to win fabulous prizes. The fourth annual Sip, Savor and Shop event, sponsored by the RCS Foundation, will be held on Thursday, November 12, from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. at the Forestre Banquet Center, 1919 Star Batt Drive, Rochester Hills. The event is open to the general public. Event organizers Suzanne Tedesco and Jennifer Donovan grow the event each year by bringing in … [Read more...]

Adams High School Now Recycling Outdoors

Keep America Beautiful and The Coca-Cola Foundation Award Grant to Adams High School Rochester Adams High School received 24 bright blue recycling bins designed specifically for placement in outdoor athletic areas as part of a national recycling bin grant program from Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and The Coca-Cola Foundation. Adams is the only school in the state to receive the grant this year. Lisa VanOphem, Kathy McDevitt and Dallapiazza, on behalf of the Rochester Adams Parent Teacher … [Read more...]