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...]

Superintendent Shaner Talks with Parents

Brendella Mcherson and Laura Cassar meet with Superintendent Shaner - Photo by Michael Dwyer

From Warren to Rochester Robert Shaner, the new Rochester Community Schools superintendent, has been on the job since March 1. While the school year is close to an end, spring offers many opportunities for Dr. Shaner to experience school-related events. He has been visiting schools and meeting staff. Superintendent Shaner’s background and experience can be reviewed in Rochester Media’s preview of the hiring by reporter Annette Kingsbury. Meeting with Parents The new … [Read more...]

The Rochester Area Junior Chamber Presents “Safety Town”

Registration for the Rochester Area Jaycees' “Safety Town” program, which teaches pre-kindergartners various aspects of life safety, is currently open through the Rochester Enrichment Office. In its 34th year of operation, this summer program seeks to reduce childhood injury by introducing four-, five- and six-year-old children to basic safety concepts through the use of interactive experiences. Registrations will be accepted until all available slots are filled, or until the deadline of … [Read more...]

Rochester PTA Council Hosts Founder’s Day and Raffle Preview

On March 1, 2012, PTA Council will host its annual Founder’s Day Celebration which honors three extraordinary volunteers from each school in the Rochester Community Schools district. Five additional honorees will receive special awards for their accomplishments that have made a difference at the district level. The evening will include musical entertainment by district students. Slated to perform are the Meadow Brook Elementary Drum Corps, Reuther Middle School will sing the National … [Read more...]

The Rochester Schools Foundation, in memory of Jessica K. Rogers, proudly presents

The Rochester Schools Foundation, in memory of Jessica K. Rogers, proudly presents: The Detroit Symphony Orchestra Wind and Brass Quintets Wednesday, January 18, 2012 7:00 – 9:00 PM Adams High School Auditorium Please join us for this free evening of musical entertainment provided by musicians from the Detroit Symphony Orchestra as they perform two concerts. The Brass Quintet will conduct master classes from 7:00 to 8:00 PM and afterwards perform a concert. Steve Anderson and Kevin … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Schools Superintendent Fred Clarke will host a Community Coffee

Rochester Community Schools Superintendent Fred Clarke will host a Community Coffee on Wednesday, January 11 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM in the Graham Room at the Rochester Community Schools Administration Center located at 501 W. University. Mr. Clarke will be on hand to welcome parents, community members, students and employees who wish to stop by to ask questions, share concerns or comment on the school district in a casual, open-house setting. … [Read more...]

School boards to seat new members


The Rochester board of education will have two new members next year. In Tuesday's election, incumbent Beth Talbert finished first with 1,148 votes. Jane Pierobon finished second with 960 votes; Pat Piskulich finished third with 819 votes. They defeated newcomers Jeremy Nielson and Tom Malysz. Two incumbents chose not to run. Pierobon is a nurse. Piskulich is on the faculty at Oakland University, as is Talbert. The new members will be sworn in in January. “We’re very pleased,” … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor about Beth Talbert for School Board

Beth Talbert brings integrity, honesty and a passion for educating Rochester community children to her membership on the Rochester Board of Education. We know Beth from her association with St. Paul’s United Methodist church, where we have seen her compassion and dedication in whatever capacity she is called. In today’s society, having an objective mind that considers options on issues by setting aside political rhetoric, using reason and listening carefully, are characteristics that … [Read more...]

Program discusses housing for people with autism

Rochester Community Schools’ Special Education Parent Advisory Committee will present a free overview for parents, individuals and professionals called Getting My Own Address for People with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other Developmental Disabilities. The program will be held in Rochester on Thursday, October 27, 7–9 p.m. in the school administration building’s Harrison Room, 501 W. University and will be offered on different dates in other school districts. The presentation will … [Read more...]