Rochester Community Schools Narrows Achievement Gaps

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) recently released the remaining four schools within the Rochester Community School District from Focus School status for their efforts to bridge the achievement gap between the top and the bottom 30 percent student performers. “This is great news,” said Superintendent Robert Shaner. “Our curriculum department has done an outstanding job exploring alternative approaches to enhance student achievement. It’s wonderful when the hard work of our … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Schools Board of Education Selects New Member

Jennifer Berwick welcomes Kevin Beers
Photo credit:  RCS Community Relations

It was announced today that Kevin Beers was selected by the Board of Education of the Rochester Community School District to fill the vacant trustee position during the August 24 meeting. The term for the trustee appointment will continue through December 31, 2016. “I am honored to be joining such a high-functioning team and to be selected to serve our school community,” said Beers. “My commitment to the district and the greater good will remain a guiding principle.” Beers, a … [Read more...]

Hamlin Road Construction Update

Hamlin Road Detour Construction

The following is an update from Rochester Community Schools regarding the Hamlin Road construction project in Rochester Hills: Community Members, As you may be aware, construction has commenced on Hamlin Road between Livernois and Rochester Roads. A restricted work zone has been established that only permits local eastbound traffic. Westbound traffic on Hamlin Road will not be permitted at this time. In addition, all Hamlin Road intersecting streets (between Livernois and Rochester) … [Read more...]

RCS Seeks Host Family for an International Student

18-year-old male from Vietnam who enjoys swimming, soccer, basketball, cycling, and working out. He has studied in the U.S. and has strong English skills. He is looking forward to being involved with his host family and sharing his culture.

Dear Members of the Rochester School Community: Rochester Community Schools has created an Exchange Program and, in conjunction with Educatius International, is bringing several international students to join them for the 2015-16 school year. This exciting initiative is part of the district’s efforts to expand its global awareness and education program through its strategic plan. To make this program a success, we are seeking a host family for one student, who can provide the … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Schools Board of Education Seeks to Fill Position Vacancy

The Board of Education of the Rochester Community School District is actively seeking to fill a vacant position following the resignation of Vice President Jane Pierobon. Board Trustee Beth Talbert will accept the responsibilities of vice president, and the position of trustee will be available for an eligible candidate to apply. The Board will follow the Revised School Code and Michigan Election Law in appointing an eligible candidate to fill the trustee position. The term for the trustee … [Read more...]

Paint Creek Center for the Arts Hosts Rochester Community Schools Alumni Exhibition


Paint Creek Center for the Arts presents Rochester Community Schools Alumni Exhibition a group exhibition featuring a number of artists who are alumni of Rochester Community Schools. This exhibit will showcase the talents of a number of artists who are working in the arts or are pursuing college degrees in the arts. Please join Paint Creek Center for the Arts for a gallery talk featuring Stoney Creek Art Educator Diane Heath on Saturday, August 8 from 4 - 5 p.m. followed by an opening … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Schools Summer Music Theatre Events

Summer Music Theatre continues to be an annual tradition for the Rochester area community. The following are two events to put on your calendar to check out: SMT student scholarship event. Enjoy an evening of musical entertainment, and support the RCS Summer Music Theatre student scholarship program, on Friday, July 10, at 7 p.m. at the Rochester High School Auditorium. Suggested donation is $10, with priority seating at $15. Tickets are available at the door or at All … [Read more...]

Mayor Bryan K. Barnett Awarded Mayor of the Year

Rochester Hills Recognized for Innovative Recycling On June 19, Mayor Bryan K. Barnett was presented with the "Mayor of the Year" at the 83rd Annual Conference of Mayors for his commitment to increasing Recycling in Rochester Hills. "Mayor Barnett is a true Recyclebank champion. His leadership from day one has made the program one of the most successful in the nation," said Javier Flaim, CEO of Recyclebank. "He optimized our partnership with Rochester Hills and rallied the community to … [Read more...]

Op-Ed: Approved Bond Millage Renewal by the RCS Board

Ravi Yalamanchi

Op-Ed submitted by Ravi Yalamanchi, Candidate for Mayor, Rochester Hills Strong and successful education is vital for economic self-sufficiency of the individual and economic growth of the community and nation. In greater Rochester area we have Rochester Community Schools. Strong schools are reflective of a strong housing market and vibrant neighborhoods. The City of Rochester Hills and City of Rochester have been recognized in the top best cities within their population range. One of the … [Read more...]

RCS Announces Summer Music Theatre 2015 – “Children of Eden: The Symphonic Version”

Donors are needed to help sponsor the orchestra for the symphonic version of this epic musical The Rochester Community School District is proud to present a new and exciting version of Children of Eden. Featuring a stunning score by Oscar® and Grammy Award® winning composer Stephen Schwartz, this version by German composer Manfred Knaak, takes Schwartz’ original score and arranges it for a full orchestra of 35 to 40 musicians. This is only the third time this version has been heard in the … [Read more...]