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Rochester Hills Schools Receive $25,000 for Green Projects On Monday, May 15, Mayor Bryan K. Barnett announced that 12 Rochester Hills Schools received $24,583 as part of the annual Recyclebank Green Schools Program. Representatives from 12 Rochester Hills schools gathered at the Rochester Community Schools Administration building to receive their checks and share how their projects are creating a more sustainable learning environment. Through a strong partnership with both Recyclebank … [Read more...]

Rochester Adams Student Receives Annual Scholarship

Rochester Garden Club Awards Annual College Scholarship The Rochester Garden Club actively encourages environmental education and awards annual college scholarships to promising students from the Rochester Community Schools in support of that goal. They are pleased to announce the recipient of their annual college scholarship, Therese Costantini, a graduating senior from Rochester Adams High School. Therese has grown up with a love of nature thanks in large part to the gardening … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Schools Recognize Outstanding High School Students

Rochester Community Schools Announces Scholars of Highest Distinction  Rochester Community Schools recognizes our scholars of highest distinction from Rochester High School (RHS), Rochester Adams High School (RAHS), and Stoney Creek High School (SCHS). Requirements for this outstanding level of achievement include a GPA of 3.9 or higher, the completion of at least four Advanced Placement courses, and an SAT composite of 1450 or higher. “Rochester Community Schools has a unique system for … [Read more...]

Stoney Creek High School Students Perform at Carnegie Hall

Rochester Community Schools Celebrates Stoney Creek High School’s Performance at Carnegie Hall The Stoney Creek High School Concert Ensemble, under the direction of Lauren Staniszewski, is honored to be performing alongside two other bands and three orchestras at Carnegie Hall in New York City on Monday, April 10.  "Having the opportunity to perform on one of the world’s greatest stages is not only a fantastic musical experience, but a life experience for these students—one that they will … [Read more...]

Founders Day Kicks Off the Bicentennial Year for City of Rochester with VIDEO

Founders Day, an annual event, was extra special this year. A larger-than-normal crowd gathered at the Rochester Hills Museum, not only to recognize six new "founders," but also to kick off the start to the City of Rochester's 200th year celebration. Founded on March 17, 1817 by James Graham, Rochester has grown, keeping up with the times, yet holding on to its past. "Small town feel" is alive and well in Rochester. This year's event was held in the 1927 Calf Barn of the Rochester Hills … [Read more...]

Good Deeds Day in Rochester

Join us on Sunday, April 2 as we participate in Good Deeds Day. Good Deeds Day is an international event with millions of participants in 70+ countries paying it forward through good deeds both large and small on this day. For Rochester’s Good Deed, we are collecting food items for Blessings in a Backpack. Rochester’s Good Deeds Day will be held at the Rochester Fire Department, 277 E. Second Street, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The day will also include kids’ activities, tours of the Fire … [Read more...]

Rochester Garden Club Funds Four Scholarships for 4-H Summer Camp

The Rochester Garden Club has initiated a new scholarship program for qualified eighth graders in the Rochester School district. Working in partnership with the Michigan 4-H organization and the Michigan State University Extension Service, the club sent its first scholarship recipient to the weeklong 4-H Great Lakes and Natural Resources Camp in northern Michigan this past summer. Chloe Schultz was an eighth grade student at West Middle School and was thrilled to be selected to attend the … [Read more...]

Chinese Students Visit Rochester High School

Rochester Community Schools Expands Global Awareness Initiatives Chinese Students Visit Rochester High School Rochester Community Schools is hosting 25 students from Hai’an Senior High School, Nantong, China, until February 4. "We are enthusiastically embracing the visit, as it serves as a wonderful opportunity for RCS students to establish relationships with teenagers from across the world and expand their global awareness and understanding," said Executive Director of Elementary … [Read more...]

Donate your Recyclebank Points to Rochester Hills Green School Finalists

City Encourages Residents to Donate Recyclebank Points for Projects From now until March 15, Recyclebank members can donate points to schools of their choice with just a few clicks. Rochester Hills schools have been longtime participants in Recyclebank’s Green Schools Program. To date, over $50,000 has been awarded to Rochester Community Schools to implement projects ranging from outdoor learning centers, recycling bins, water refilling stations, and more. This year, 11 Rochester … [Read more...]

Hamlin Elementary Celebrates New Playground as Part of Bond Efforts

Hamlin Elementary School celebrated the unveiling of their new playground Saturday during a festive fall event. The new playground was funded through the bond efforts, which voters overwhelmingly approved in November 2015. “We are excited that our children have a new area to play, socialize, and get some good physical exercise,” said Hamlin Elementary School Principal Gary van Staveren, Ph.D. “I’d like to extend a very special thank you to second grade Teacher Sarah Kirby and our PTA members … [Read more...]