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...]

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...]

KidzKare Seeking Partners in its Fight Against Suburban Poverty

Sponsors, Partners, and Volunteers Needed for Fifth Annual Back-to-School Bonanza offering Free Goods & Services More than two-thirds of the poverty increase since the year 2000 occurred in households located in the suburbs. In fact, suburban poverty now exceeds that of urban areas in absolute numbers and continues to grow at twice the annual rate. And, to make matters worse, suburban communities are least-prepared to deal with the needs of the poor.  Organized by the Rochester … [Read more...]

Promising Student Awarded Scholarship to Attend 4-H Summer Camp

The Rochester Garden Club is initiating a scholarship program for graduating 8th graders in the Rochester Community Schools.  Working in partnership with the 4-H organization, the club awarded a full scholarship to a local student who will attend the 4-H Great Lakes and Natural Resources Camp on the shores of Lake Huron for one week in August. The camp increases appreciation and enjoyment of nature, science and ecology. It fosters scientifically rooted knowledge of the environment and … [Read more...]

Neighborhood House Seeks Donations of School Supplies

It may seem hard to believe, but it’s time to start thinking about kids going back-to-school. That’s why Rochester Area Neighborhood House is hoping local residents and businesses will be willing to assist with a worthwhile back-to-school initiative. Neighborhood House, a private, nonprofit human service organization, is kicking off its annual school supply drive to support the children of low-income families in the greater Rochester/Auburn Hills community. Neighborhood House strives to make … [Read more...]