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...]

Rochester Community Schools Announces New Director of Communications and the Foundation

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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

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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...]