Rochester Community Schools Recognized for Academic Excellence

U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced today that three schools within the Rochester Community School District were awarded National Blue Ribbon status for 2017. Only 13 schools were nominated statewide. Brewster Elementary, Hamlin Elementary, and Rochester Adams High School received recognition under the 2017 National Blue Ribbon Program. The three schools join two other Rochester Community Schools, Musson Elementary School and Van Hoosen Middle School, who earned … [Read more...]

Rochester Hill’s Riverbend Park is Now Innovation Hills Park

City Council Renames Riverbend Park Many communities have a Riverbend Park. When people suggested meeting at "Riverbend Park" - you used to have to ask, "Which one?" Riverbend Park was the official name of the Rochester Hills city park located north off Hamlin Road, between Adams and Crooks Roads, even though the entrance sign clearly showed "River Bend Park" as the name. However, none of that will mater now. After a community-wide contest, the Rochester Hills City Council unanimously … [Read more...]

I Love My School One Thousand Dollar Grant Contest

Local School wins $1,000 Hamlin Elementary, in Rochester Hills, is a proud winner of the first annual "I Love My School $1,000 Grant Contest" sponsored by i9 Sports. i9 Sports is a multi-sport, youth sports league for kids ages three-14. Elementary students all over the Oakland and Macomb County area were asked to submit essays explaining why they love their school. One student from each school was awarded with a Kindle Fire for having the best, written essay. More information about i9 … [Read more...]

Hampton Elementary Participates in Simulated Congressional Hearing

This Friday, May 13, 2011, the fourth graders at Hampton Elementary School will participate in a Simulated Congressional Hearing--a culminating project after studying the U.S. government for the past two months.  Students are required to present a paper they have written that addresses an area of government they have learned about in class and are then questioned and critiqued by judges.  Upon completion, students will receive certificates of participation provided and signed by Mayor Barnett, … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Schools Awarded First Recyclebank Grant

Rochester Hills, Michigan – Recyclebank gets to the root of what it means to “live a green life” through its latest initiative, the Green Schools Program. Rochester Hills was the first city to offer the recycling program in the state, and now they celebrate another first. Hamlin Elementary and Brooklands Elementary have been selected as the first schools in Michigan to receive a grant that will allow them to bring their schools environmental projects to life.  "Through our partnership with … [Read more...]