Rochester Community Schools Announces New Director of Communications and the Foundation

Lori Grein

Effective immediately, Lori Grein is the new Director of Communications and Director of the Foundation at Rochester Community Schools. A graduate of the Defense Information School for Public Affairs, Lori’s previous experience includes managing high-level strategic communication efforts and events for the U.S. Army Garrison-Detroit Arsenal, Program Executive Office for Ground Combat Systems, and the Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) at the Detroit … [Read more...]

Van Hoosen Middle School Administrator Selected as Gerstacker Fellow

Lisa Fosnaugh
Photo credit: Van Hoosen Middle School webpage
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Rochester Community Schools is pleased to announce that Lisa Fosnaugh, Van Hoosen Middle School Assistant Principal, is one of 11 Michigan educators selected for the Gerstacker Fellowship at Saginaw Valley State University. They will receive concentrated leadership training over a one-year period, including a capstone international experience that will send the Fellows to Poland in April. Previous overseas trips have included Finland, China, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan. These trips involve … [Read more...]

Editorial: Sunday Morning Miracle

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The following is an editorial from Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan K. Barnett regarding the recently tornado that touched down in North Fairview Farms. A Neighborhood Story On Sunday, September 21, 2014 an F1 tornado struck the city of Rochester Hills. As far as we can tell, it is the first tornado to ever hit our community. The tornado touched down at 5:57 a.m. and just two minutes later… was gone. In just 120 seconds, it damaged over 40 homes, uprooted over 100 trees, and devastated a … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Schools Receives Two National Blue Ribbon Schools Designations

Rochester Community Schools has been notified by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) that two of the district’s schools have been recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2014, based on their overall academic excellence, according to a press release received by Rochester Media. Van Hoosen Middle School and Musson Elementary School are among the 337 public and private schools selected by the USDE and are among eight Michigan schools nominated by the Michigan Department of Education to … [Read more...]

Rochester Adams Denies Army Officer Entrance

Rochester Adams Student Kelly Baker and Family

High School Security Lieutenant Colonel Sherwood Baker has served in the Army for 24 years. Around 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 9, Baker stopped to check-in on his daughter, Kelly Baker, a new student at the high school. She was meeting with a counselor that morning regarding a class she was taking. However, three men and a woman working as third-party security contractors denied Baker access to the school. The four were wearing yellow shirts. During an interview on the Frank Beckmann … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Schools Conducting Telephone Survey

In a press release received by Rochester Media, Rochester Community Schools announced that they will conduct a community telephone survey during the week of June 9-12. The survey is being conducted to assess public perceptions of education in Rochester and to provide information for the district’s long-range strategic planning process. Superintendent Robert Shaner said that the survey of 400 Rochester residents will help the school district to continue enhancing its educational … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Schools Class of 2014 Graduates with Highest Honors

According to a press release, Rochester Community Schools Class of 2014 will hold its graduation ceremonies during the week of June 2, 2014 and all commencement ceremonies are held at the Ultimate Soccer Arena. Rochester High School                  Tuesday, June 3 Adams High School                        Wednesday, June 4 Stoney Creek High School             Thursday, June 5 The Class of 2014, comprised of 1,272 students, is the first to … [Read more...]

Will Rochester shift to year-round schools in the future, too?

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A look at why some Mich. districts are adopting the new calendar Pencils, erasers, new sneakers and a packed lunchbox in tow? Check. All things necessary for a great first week of school. And some elementary students across the state had their first day of class last Monday as more districts adopt year-round schedules. “We’re very excited,” said Brian Walmsley, chief academic officer of Warren Consolidated Schools, a district piloting its first year-round program, which started Aug. … [Read more...]

Rochester Hometown Hustle 5k

The Rochester Community Schools Foundation is sponsoring its 8th annual 5K Fun Run on Saturday, May 11, 2013. Day of registration and pre-registered check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Administration Center. The race begins at 8:30 a.m. The "Hometown Hustle" will begin at the Rochester Community Schools Administration Center at 501 W. University and wind through the Rochester Municipal Park, along the Paint Creek Trail and down the Clinton River Trail, into downtown Rochester, and around the … [Read more...]