Friday, May 24, 2013
View the full list of Adams, Rochester and Stoney Creek graduates earning top honors.
Rochester Community Schools has announced the high school Top Scholars for the Class of 2013. Scroll through the photos to see the district's top grads. Commencement ceremonies will take place in June at Ultimate Soccer Arena: Rochester Adams High School on June 4, Rochester High School on June 5 and Stoney Creek High School on June 6. Kimberley Hamrick Kirsten Lamkin Conor Quigley Monica Rasmussen Brandon Sloan Gabrielle Thivierge Lia Wampler Lauren Costantini Zhibin Deng Justin Dzierzawski Michelle Jin Erica Liao Steven Ploog Cynthia Wang Hannah Younker Michaella DeRubeis Emily Glaser Ashley Leppek Nicole Nahed Shelby Rampolo Stephanie Handley Catherine Long Danielle Repetto Matilda Behrmann Erin Flowers McKenzie Gordon Julie Karl …
Monday, May 20, 2013
Oakland Intermediate School District Budget on tonight's agenda.
The Rochester Community Schools Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. today at the district's administration office, 501 W. University Drive in Rochester. The board is scheduled to resume unfinished business, a 2013-14 budget recommendation, and will tackle new business, considering approval of the Oakland Intermediate School District's 2013-14 budgets. Check the enclosed PDF of the meeting packet for more information.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Lentini to begin work at Oakland University on July 8.
Wednesday, May 15
Submitted by Oakland University Oakland University President Gary D. Russi announced Monday the appointment of James P. Lentini as senior vice president for academic affairs and provost. Pending formal approval by the Oakland University Board of Trustees, his tenure will begin on July 8. The senior vice president for academic affairs and provost is the university's chief academic officer, with responsibilities for academic programs, personnel and resources. The primary duty of the provost is to ensure the quality of education and research at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels. In this position, Lentini will have oversight responsibility for the College of Arts and Sciences; the schools of Education and Human Services, Business …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Currently, Rochester Community Schools require students to take foreign language for two years.
Hoping to free up more options for students when it comes to high school electives, the House Education Committee approved two bills in Lansing last week that would eliminate the foreign language requirement for graduation. At Rochester Community Schools, students must take two years of a foreign language in order to graduate, district spokesperson Debra Hartman said. The district's high schools currently offer French, German, Spanish and American Sign Language, Hartman said. By eliminating the two-year foreign language requirement, the proposal hopes to give students not headed to college more vocational options in school, but the Michigan Department of Education opposes the bill, according to the Detroit News. "Students, regardless of …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Rochester Community Schools Board of Education to meet jointly with Rochester Hills City Council at 6 p.m. today at Rochester Hills Museum.
The Rochester Community Schools Board of Education will meet jointly tonight with the Rochester Hills City Council. The government bodies will meet at 6 p.m. today at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, 1005 Van Hoosen Road in Rochester Hills. The agenda is as follows:
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Runners brave cold for 8th annual Hometown Hustle in Rochester.
Runners braved frigid morning temperatures Saturday as more than 1,150 runners ran the eighth annual Hometown Hustle in Rochester, raising more than $22,000 for the Rochester Community Schools Foundation. Eric Lohr of Lake Orion, a track and field coach and teacher at Adams High School, paced all runners with a 16:39.7 finish. The 1,150-plus runners set a new record for the event, which drew more than 800 runners in 2012. Lohr, who teaches physics and wilderness survival at Adams, ran his first Hometown Hustle on Saturday and apparently wasn't bothered by the colder temperature. "I liked the cooler weather," he said. Lohr was joined in the 5K by several of his track and field athletes from Adams. Their finish could be a good sign for Lohr'…
RunMichigan.com has posted the entire results of the 2013 Hometown Hustle in Rochester on Saturday.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Race benefits Rochester Community Schools Foundation.
Friday, May 10, 2013
5K raises funds for Rochester Community Schools Foundation.
The Hometown Hustle is entering its eighth year in the Rochester community, taking off Saturday in downtown Rochester. The 5K race/walk event, which raises funds for the Rochester Community Schools Foundation, is expected to draw about 1,000 participants. “The funds raised through the Hometown Hustle are critical to continuing our mission of supporting academics, arts and athletics through student scholarships, mini-grants to educators and cultural and athletic programs,” Debra Hartman, director of the Rochester Community Schools Foundation and Rochester Community Schools district spokesperson, said. “The 2012 Hometown Hustle raised $22,000 and we are aiming for $25,000 this year. We enthusiastically invite all to participate in this …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Grizzlies to depart Summit League on July 1.
Oakland University will join the Horizon League beginning with the 2013-14 season, President Gary D. Russi announced Tuesday, according to a statement from university officials. The move will apply to all of the university's athletic teams beginning July 1. "Oakland University is pleased to be the newest member of the Horizon League," Russi said. "The universities in this conference are strong academically and they value the student-athlete experience. Oakland fits well with them and we look forward to being part of their tradition of excellence." Russi said the move makes sense academically and financially. More than half of the Horizon League student-athletes have grade point averages of 3.2 or better, and the league exceeds NCAA …