Thursday, September 6, 2012
In the end, it saves the district almost $6,800, which can be directed to the classrooms. The district is looking for parent feedback.
Two Rochester Community Schools high schools tried a new approach to distributing registration packets for families this year. And as the registration period ends, school district leaders are looking for parent feedback on the changes. The change was designed to save the school district money, which will then be put back into the classrooms, school leaders said. In the past, parent volunteers copied and collated between 20 and 25 pages of back-to-school and registration information for high school families. The packets each cost 31 cents to print and $1.80 to mail. This year, students at Rochester and Adams high schools were sent a link to an online registration packet that allowed families to print — themselves — only what they needed. …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Here's what you'll find at The Village of Rochester Hills this season.
The kids are back in school. Is it time to go shopping yet? Shops at The Village of Rochester Hills recently showcased the best of their fall fashion looks during an evening show at Meadow Brook Hall. Stores featured were Apricot Lane, Anne Taylor, Banana Republic, Buckle, Chico’s, Eddie Bauer, Francesca’s Collection, Gap & Gap Kids and Karen Kane with Parisian and SEE Optical. The Village will host a Fashion's Night Out event from 5-9 p.m. Thursday, with special deals and guests at many of the participating stores. Among the deals announced so far:
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Adams, Rochester and McGregor are the buildings with the most new teachers to the district this year.
About 60 new teachers have been hired to work in Rochester Community Schools this year. Here's a look, building-by-building. Stoney Creek High School Adams High School Rochester High School Van Hoosen Middle School Reuther Middle School Hart Middle School Long Meadow Elementary School Delta Kelly Elementary School North Hill Elementary School Brewster Elementary School Baldwin Elementary School Brooklands Elementary Hampton Elementary University Hills Elementary School Hugger Elementary School McGregor Elementary School Hamlin Elementary School Cindy Livingston, Elementary Media Specialist Here is a complete list of teachers and staff members who retired from the school district this year.
Monday, September 3, 2012
Here's what's new around Rochester Community Schools for 2012-13.
Danny Glazier is a North Hills Elementary student who remembers what it was like to be anxious about leaving home for school.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Sept. 4 will be here before you know it. Here's what you need to know.
Before Rochester Community Schools can officially open for learning next week, they need to receive a seal of approval from leaders in the school district. That's why members of the administration and members of the Board of Education took turns personally touring every school building over the past few weeks. In the end, they declared them ready for business. "Each year, we symbolically certify all buildings as ready to start," said Rochester's Assistant Superintendent for Business Dan Romzek. The tours finished Wednesday. Romzek said the buildings are in great shape. Board members agreed. "We're ready to open next Tuesday," Board President Jennifer Berwick said. School starts Tuesday. Students and parents will find several changes in …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
There are only about 40 employees left in this union, which was affected by the outsourcing of services in the spring.
Rochester school leaders approved this week a new contract with the union that was most affected by the recent privatization of some school district services. The district's Custodial, Maintenance, Grounds and Transportation union now has a three-year agreement with Rochester Community Schools. The union has about 40 members, down from about 290 at the beginning of 2012. About 250 positions were eliminated in the spring when school leaders began contracting transportation services with Durham School Services and custodial and some grounds positions with GCA. "This group was significantly impacted by the contracting of custodial and transportation positions this spring," stated Assistant Superintendent for Business Dan Romzek, "and we are …
Monday, August 27, 2012
In all, about 60 new teachers will be joining the district this year.
Rochester Board of Education members approved the hiring of 14 teachers on Monday night. Add that to the three dozen teachers hired so far this summer, and include about 10 more still to be hired, and you have almost 60 new teachers that will be in Rochester schools this fall. Here are the teachers approved Monday night: Ashley Thomas, a prospective fifth-grade teacher at North Hill Elementary, was set to be hired Monday but rescinded the district's offer. These teachers were approved earlier this summer: Here is a complete list of teachers and staff members who retired from the school district this year.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Here's the season schedule for all three teams.
Planning your Friday nights this fall? Here's a quick guide to help you plan them around a local high school football game or two. Stoney Creek Cougars Adams Highlanders Rochester Falcons All games start at 7 p.m. Aug. 23 Aug. 24 Aug. 30 Aug. 31 Sept. 7 Sept. 14 Sept. 21 Sept. 28 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 19
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
As the first day of school approaches, here's a list of the new teachers hired so far.
With dozens of teachers retiring or resigning from Rochester Community Schools this summer, the school district has been busy hiring replacements. Here is a list, so far, of the teachers who have been hired. Board of Education members approved these hirings on Aug. 13: These teachers were approved earlier this summer: Here is a complete list of teachers and staff members who retired from the school district this year.