Adams Students going to the next level

Senior student-athletes from Adams High School recently finalized their commitments to participate athletically at the next level. Pictured are (left-to-rightr): Brandon Sloan – Soccer (High Point University, NC); Natalie Schmitt – Swimming (Kalamazoo College);  Jamie Morrissey – Track/Cross Country (Michigan); Mackenzie Barber – Soccer (Western Michigan); Keegan McCaffrey – Diving (Michigan); Stephen Biebelhausen – Track/Cross Country (Miami-OH); Martha Ridgway – Soccer (Kalamazoo College). … [Read more...]

Adams presents Antigone

Tickets are now on sale for the Adams High School fall play, Antigone. Antigone is based on the Greek tragedy written by Sophocles in the fifth century B.C.E. It tells the story of Antigone, the daughter of Oedipus, and her struggle between her civil duty and her loyalty to family. When Antigone’s brother, Polyneices, is slain, Creon proclaims that his body must remain unburied because Polyneices died in rebellion against the state. Antigone, intent on honoring her brother, protests the … [Read more...]

New School Year Brings New Principals

When students at seven of Rochester’s school buildings return this fall, they’ll be greeted by new principals. Earlier in the summer, the board of education approved the hiring of Kevin Cumming for Adams High School, Michael Behrman for Van Hoosen Middle School and Rachel Guinn for Hart Middle School. In July, David Pontzious, formerly an elementary principal in the Royal Oak school district, was named the new principal at North Hill. Sharon Bienkowski from the Van Dyke school district was … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Residents Seek Ballot Proposal to Protect Parks

A coalition of Rochester Hills homeowner associations will mount a petition drive aimed at getting a proposal on the November ballot to amend the city charter to protect parks from inappropriate development. The residents formally asked city council Monday to put the measure on the ballot so they wouldn’t have to gather signatures. After several hours of debate, council voted to refer the matter to a committee to work on ballot language. The committee will include three residents, up to three … [Read more...]

Adams, Brewster and McGregor are “Beating the Odds”

Adams High School, Brewster Elementary School and McGregor Elementary School have been identified in studied conducted by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) as “Beating the Odds.” McGregor was identified as one of 63 schools statewide that is performing above its predicted levels, based on risk factors. Adams and Brewster were identified as two of 72 schools statewide that perform better than a comparison group of schools with similar demographics. Schools “Beating the Odds” said that … [Read more...]