Rochester Community Schools Awards $46M for Construction Projects

Rochester Community Schools Bond Project Update Six Rochester Community School District summer bond construction projects are wrapping up in time for students to return to school on September 5.  Summer construction projects benefit Baldwin, Hamlin, Hugger, and Musson Elementary Schools, Rochester High School, and West Middle School. Construction at Adams High School is also underway, and the district is looking to break ground in September for the ACE, Adult Special Education, and Adult … [Read more...]

Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Art & Apples Festival 2017 Kids Art Zone

Paint Creek Center for the Arts (PCCA) is proud to announce the return of the Meijer Kids Art Zone at the 52nd Art & Apples Festival. The signature event, which also serves as PCCA’s largest fundraiser, takes place Friday, September 8 through Sunday, September 10 at Rochester Municipal Park in downtown Rochester. “Art & Apples is such a fun and engaging event for the community, and one Meijer is incredibly proud to support,” said Cathy Cooper, senior director of Community Partnerships … [Read more...]

Rochester High School Key Club Donates to Assistance League

Student members of the Rochester High School (RHS) Key Club donated $300 to the Assault Survivor Kits program, provided by Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan, to support survivors of sexual abuse and assault. Jennifer O’Toole-Seyka, RHS counselor and Key Club advisor, shared information with students about Assistance League’s program that provides fresh clothes and personal items to survivors of assault—an immediate need that comes at a difficult time. “The students decided they … [Read more...]

Rochester High School Teacher of the Year

Rochester High School Director of Bands named MSBOA Teacher of the Year Mr. David A. Uhrig, Director of Bands at Rochester High School was named as the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association (MSBOA) District XVI Teacher of the Year for 2017. To be considered for this honor, a teacher must be nominated by a fellow member of the MSBOA by submitting a candidates resume and writing a statement of support. The nominated teacher must also meet the following criteria: 1.  Fundamental … [Read more...]

Rochester Garden Club Solves Environmental Problem for Local Science Teachers

The Rochester Garden Club Supports High School Science Studies Two environmental science teachers in the Rochester School District had a problem. Each teacher wanted to give his students a better opportunity to learn about the environment, but there was not enough money in the budget to fulfill his wishes. To solve their problem, the teachers applied for a special projects grant from the Rochester Garden Club, and the club responded with grants totaling over $4000. At Rochester High … [Read more...]

Rochester High School Bands Earn High Grades at State Festival

All three Rochester High School concert ensembles performed at the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association (MSBOA) State Festival on Friday, April 28 at Sterling Heights High School. The Wind Ensemble earned Straight 1’s and all A’s for a perfect Superior 1st Division Rating. The Symphony Band also earned a Superior 1st Division Rating and the Concert Band earned an Excellent 2nd Division Rating. Each of the bands qualified for the State Festival back in March by earning a Superior … [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...]

Rochester, Adams, and Stoney Creek Cheer Teams Go to State Finals

All Three Rochester High Schools are Sending their Varsity Cheer Teams to State Finals on Friday, March 3 Rochester High School scored 788.82 at Regionals to take the Regional Title, with Rochester Adams High School close behind with 786.10 in second place, and Stoney Creek High School scored 783.52, earning fourth place at regionals. The teams now have the chance to compete in Grand Rapids. The top eight teams in the state qualify for the opportunity to compete for the State Title in … [Read more...]

Hundreds of Students will Attend the March 4 STEAM Career Fair

New media artists, engineers and surgeons are among the more than 50 professionals who will reach out to the next generation of their chosen industries at the third annual STEAM Career Exploration Fair next month. STEAM is an acronym that stands for science, technology, engineering, art and math. It takes the benefits of STEM programs and integrates art practices and design principles to expand learning in technical fields; the event is designed for middle and high school students and is … [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...]