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...]

Rochester Community Schools Congratulates 2016 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

Rochester Community Schools is pleased to recognize their National Merit® Scholarship Semifinalists who scored in the top one percent of approximately 1.5 million students from more than 22,000 schools nationwide on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. “We are proud of the academic accomplishments of our National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists,” said Rochester Community Schools Superintendent Robert Shaner. “We congratulate the students, along with the dedicated … [Read more...]

The Film Society of Rochester Releases List of Films for Inaugural Film Festival in Downtown Rochester

The Film Society of Rochester will present its inaugural film festival on Saturday, Sept. 19 and Sunday, Sept. 20 in downtown Rochester. Eight movies will be shown during the two-day event at the Rochester Ballroom, Second Floor, 322 Main Street, Rochester, MI. The festival’s main film will be the documentary 20 Years of Madness written by former Rochester resident Jerry White Jr. In the film, friends and alumni of Rochester High School reunite after 20 years to film a new episode of an … [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...]

Rochester and Stoney Creek High Schools Raise More than $20,000 for Rainbow Connection in Honor of Fellow Student

Rochester and Stoney Creek High Schools joined forces during the 2015 Charity Week, in memory of their classmate Gage Garmo, to raise more than $20,000 for The Rainbow Connection, the charity that fulfilled Gage’s wish to meet rapper Eminem. These same students had waged a social media campaign that escalated and drew international attention when 17-year-old Gage, who had been battling cancer, was told he had just days to live. Kelley Cusmano, Faculty Advisor to the student council at … [Read more...]

Rochester Area Neighborhood House Taking Applications for Junior Ambassador Program

Rochester Area Neighborhood House announced they are currently in the process of accepting applications for their Junior Ambassador Program. Each year, a Junior Ambassador who oversees an Executive Youth Board, represents Neighborhood House throughout the service area. In an effort to help prepare area youth to become future leaders and responsible, caring citizens, the Rochester Area Neighborhood House offers local students the opportunity to apply for the position of Junior Ambassador or to … [Read more...]

Rochester High School Presents Comedy, ‘Amateurs’

Spend an evening supporting local theatre as Rochester High School presents their production of Tom Griffin’s comedy, Amateurs. The play is set following the opening night of the Timberly Troupers’ musical about undertakers, Dorothy and her slightly daft husband, Charlie, host a gathering of actors and friends. The chic opening night party is in another part of town. A well-known drama critic has a heart attack and he leaves behind his not-yet-published review before being taken to the … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Schools Congratulates its National Merit Scholars

Rochester Community Schools is pleased to recognize its National Merit Scholars who scored in the top 1% of 1.5 million students nationwide on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. “We are proud of the academic accomplishments of our National Merit Scholars,” said Rochester Community Schools Superintendent Robert Shaner. “We congratulate the students, along with the dedicated parents, teachers, and administrators who continue to support their educational … [Read more...]