Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Event, now in its eighth year, takes place May 11.
Area runners can soon lace up their sneakers to help raise money for local schools. Registration for the May 11 5K Hometown Hustle, the signature fundraising event for the Rochester Community Schools Foundation, is now open. The event, now in its eighth year, has gained momentum in the area recently, drawing about 850 participants in 2012—an increase of about 500 over previous years. “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,” said Debra Hartman, director of the Rochester Community Schools Foundation and Rochester Community Schools spokesperson. “The 2012 Hometown …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Rochester Adams High senior Olivia Millerschin will perform April 9 at the Crofoot Ballroom in Pontiac.
A Rochester senior in the midst of catching a big break will return home next week for a performance in Pontiac. Olivia Millerschin, a Rochester Adams High School senior, was chosen for an eight-city, cross-country tour with nationally known singer Teddy Geiger. Millerschin is promoting her debut album, Yes. No. Maybe So, now available on iTunes and other online music retailers. The tour wraps up April 9 with a 7 p.m. gig at the Crofoot Ballroom, 1 S. Saginaw in Pontiac, followed by an April 10 performance at the Forum in Buffalo, NY. Millerschin has been on tour with Geiger since March 29, where she debuted at the House of Blues in Los Angeles. The journey also has taken Millerschin and Geiger to Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Lincoln, NE and…
Thursday, April 4, 2013
The team next competes April 11-13 in the Michigan State Championship Competition at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti.
Rochester Adams and Stoney Creek's Team 245 and the Bloomfield Hills International Academy's Team 469 earned first place alliance honors over the weekend at the FIRST Robotics Competition at Troy Athens, according to Patch community contributor Rick Drummer. The team finished in fifth place, out of 40 teams, in the qualification rounds. In the elimination tournament, the team was in the number two alliance with Team 469, from the International Academy in Bloomfield Hills, and Team 4377 from Boyne High School in Boyne City. The alliance was undefeated in the elimination rounds including beating the number one alliance. The AdamBots also earned the Quality Award, sponsored by Motorola, which celebrates machine robustness in concept and …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
The Academic Booster Council peer mentoring group at Webber Elementary School takes the top spot among 10 innovative programs.
Webber Elementary School in Lake Orion recently took home first place at the annual Excellence in Education Awards, sponsored by The Oakland Press and the Oakland Schools Intermediate School District. The program, now in it 21st year, honors Oakland County's top high school seniors as well as innovative programs at schools throughout the county, according to The Oakland Press. Winning in the innovative school programs category was the Acadmic Booster Council, a peer mentoring group at Lake Orion's Webber Elementary School. The Art and Math Integration at the Detroit Institute of Arts program at Birmingham's Beverly Elementary took second place in the category and the PEER LINK program at Clawson Middle School took third. West Bloomfield …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Joseph Corlett, 57, who lived in Orion Township at the time, is suing for $2.2 million, citing violation of his constitutional amendments, as well as humiliation and mental anguish.
A former Oakland University student who was suspended from the school last year for writing an essay called "Hot for Teacher," about his attraction to a female professor, has filed a $2.2 million lawsuit against the university, reports state. According to The Oakland Post, OU's student newspaper, Joseph Corlett, 57, has filed a suit in U.S. District Court in Detroit that names the OU Board of Trustees, President Gary Russi and Vice President of Student Affairs Mary Beth Snyder. Corlett, who lived in Orion Township at the time he wrote the essay but now lives in Florida, filed the lawsuit on the grounds that his First and 14th Amendment rights were violated, and that he has endured humiliation and mental anguish, the report stated. After …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
It's on stage next weekend at the high school.
Adams High School Theatre is hard at work rehearsing for the upcoming spring musical Little Shop of Horrors, which will be performed on stage next weekend. Check out this video sneak preview of the show. Tickets for the 7 p.m. shows March 21, 22 and 23 are $10 for students and $12 for adults. They can be purchased online at www.showtix4u.com, in the Adams main office and at the door one hour before each performance.
Monday, March 4, 2013
Stoney Creek, Rochester and Avondale also playing in districts this week.
The Adams High School boys basketball team heads into the state championship bracket with a perfect 20-0 record this week. It's the first boys varsity basketball team to ever finish undefeated. Adams, as well as Stoney Creek, Rochester and Avondale high schools, plays in district competition this week. Here's a look at the matchups: District 31 at Sterling Heights Stevenson District 30 at Lake Orion District 29 at Troy See a full braket on MHSAA.com here. Semifinals and finals will be at the Breslin Center in East Lansing from March 21-23.
Friday, March 1, 2013
The championships will be broadcast live on MHSAA online TV.
The varsity cheer teams from Stoney Creek and Rochester high schools travel to Grand Rapids today to compete in the MHSAA Division 1 state finals. The teams finished first (Stoney Creek) and second (Rochester) at regionals in Troy last weekend to advance to the championship. (Read and watch: Stoney Creek Varsity Cheer Rocks; Sets Return to State Finals) The cheer finals will be shown live on the MHSAA online TV channel here; the broadcast begins at 6 p.m. Competing against the two Rochester schools for the Division 1 title: 2012 champion Southgate Anderson, East Kentwood, Grandville, Hartland, Hudsonville and Sterling Heights Stevenson. Stoney Creek brought home the state title in 2010; Rochester placed first in 2009 and 2007.
Friday, February 22, 2013
But Rochester's school leader says the "Common Core" standards are needed to create equal opportunity across the country.
Should public schools in Michigan be required to follow a common core curriculum? That's the question behind legislation offered up by a Rochester Hills lawmaker this week. House Bill 4276, introduced by Republican Tom McMillin, would remove the state's participation in the Common Core Standards Initiative, a guideline of goals and expectations for what knowledge and skills should be taught in public schools across the country. The bill introduced this week mimics a similar one introduced in the fall; that bill did not make it to the House floor. Proponents for the Common Core have said the standards are needed to make goals consistent across the board and to eliminate inconsistencies from state to state, which could hinder students when …
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Video intercom systems on the front entryways and card-reader access systems on the rest of the doors are the start of a long-term discussion of safety in the school buildings.
Rochester Community Schools will spend $179,000 to increase security in 19 buildings across the school district. And school leaders say the security enhancements, approved earlier this week, are only the start of a long-term discussion on school safety in the district. "This is the beginning of a significant amount of investment in security," Rochester's Assistant Superintendent of Business Dan Romzek told Board of Education members on Monday night. The changes are under way less than two months after the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut forced school communities to rethink security measures. Here's a look at what's changing in Rochester — and how the changes compare with what's happening in other Oakland …