Rochester Community Schools Announces New Board Member

Andrea Walker-Leidy was selected by the Board of Education of the Rochester Community School District to fill the vacant trustee position during the April 24 special meeting. The term for the trustee appointment will continue through December 31, 2018. “Andrea fosters a spirit of collaboration and relationship building. We are confident that her skills, along with her personal, professional, and philanthropic experience, will be an asset to our Board and the Rochester Community School … [Read more...]

Position Vacancy for the Rochester Community Schools Board of Education

The Board of Education of the Rochester Community School District is actively seeking to fill a vacant position following the resignation of Trustee John (Pat) Piskulich, Ph.D. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply. The Board will follow the Revised School Code and Michigan Election Law in appointing an eligible candidate to fill the trustee position. When the appointee takes the Oath of Office, his or her term will begin immediately and continue through December 31, 2018. For … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Schools Board of Education Members take Oath of Office

The Honorable Julie A. Nicholson, Chief Judge of the 52nd District Court, swore in three Rochester Community School District Board of Education members during the regular meeting Monday evening. Taking the oath of office were Sandra Fiaschetti, Ph.D., Kevin Beers, and Michelle Bueltel. Fiaschetti and Beers are returning members with six-year terms. Bueltel will serve a two-year partial term to finish out the incumbency period of a previous member who had resigned. “I am a parent of two … [Read more...]

University Hills Elementary School Principal Named Principal of the Year

Amy Grande Named Principal of the Year Amy Grande, principal of University Hills Elementary School, has been honored as the 2016 Principal of the Year for Region 7 (Oakland County) from the Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association (MEMSPA). This distinction now qualifies her as a candidate for the statewide competition, which will be announced in December. "I am proud of the culture we are building at University Hills Elementary School and within the Rochester Community … [Read more...]

RCS to Survey Preschool Parents

Rochester Community Schools to Survey Preschool Parents The Rochester Community School District will be surveying 300 randomly selected parents of preschool children on March 7, 8, and 9. The telephone survey is being conducted to assess opinions about preschool education and to ask parents of preschoolers what they think about the future plans for the program within RCS. “The preschool program has been a valuable part of our school district for more than 34 years. As the youngest members … [Read more...]

RCS Reduces Staffing – Classroom Sizes Remain Within Contractual Limits

The Rochester Community School District announced today via press release that it will ensure a balanced budget by reducing staffing levels to more closely align numbers with actual enrollment. No student programs will be affected, and classroom sizes will remain below the maximum contractual limits. “Right sizing and efficiency are critical to maintaining a sustainable business model,” said Rochester Community Schools Superintendent Robert Shaner. “By adjusting our expenditures to match our … [Read more...]

RCS Partnering with OakTac to Enhance Public Safety

Beginning June 1 and continuing throughout the summer, the Oakland County Law Enforcement-Tactical Response Coordinating Group (OakTac) will be conducting a first-response training program and refresher course at 1435 W. Auburn Road, Rochester Hills. According to the press release, training will be conducted between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The building where training is planned to occur was previously designated for use by the Rochester Community School District as the … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Schools High Schools Ranked Among the Best in Michigan

Three high schools within the Rochester Community School District were ranked among the top 30 best public high schools in Michigan, according to a study conducted by U.S. News and World Report in partnership with RTI International. The study looked at 608 districts and 849 public high schools across the state. Nationally, 19,753 high schools were reviewed. Only those schools who earned a national gold or silver medal were eligible for state ranking. Rochester Adams High School, a gold medal … [Read more...]

Rochester School District Says, “Talk to us”

The Rochester Community School District announced today that it has added a new feature to its website — “Talk to us®!” When residents go to and click on the Talk to us tab, they can make a comment, offer a compliment, ask a question, squelch a rumor, or report a problem. “We are interested in what people in our district are thinking about our schools,” said Superintendent Robert Shaner. “This addition to our website will help provide residents with a convenient way to … [Read more...]

Students Encouraged to Check Out the STEAM Career Exploration Fair

The Rochester Community School District PTA is sponsoring a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Career Exploration Fair at Rochester High School, on Saturday, May 2, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., for all middle school and high school students. All those attending should enter through the Livernois entrance. The goal of this event is to provide students with opportunities to explore, discover, and connect to various careers. Students will be exposed to some of the many STEAM … [Read more...]