Water at Rochester Community Schools Certified Safe

Mercury Not Detected in Certified Lab Testing The City of Rochester Hills has been advised by Paragon Laboratories that the results of all water test samples taken at Van Hoosen Middle School and Rochester Adams High School have not detected mercury in the water samples. This testing was in response to a concern about the water quality at Van Hoosen Middle School. During a science experiment, a teacher forwarded water samples from a Van Hoosen science room faucet, Paint Creek, and … [Read more...]

Water Quality Concern For Adams and Van Hoosen Schools

Rochester Hills Responds to Water Quality Concern During Exam Week Concerns about high mercury levels in the drinking water has closed Rochester Adams High School and Van Hoosen Middle School. No school on Tuesday, May 22, for 6th through 11th grades for students who attend those schools. Seniors will be emailed directly for alternative exam testing locations. The City of Rochester Hills was contacted by the Rochester Community School District this morning regarding a concern about the … [Read more...]

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...]

Adopt-A-Trail Program Open for Paint Creek Trail

Kickoff on April 22 Three students from Girl Scout Troop #43155 at Van Hoosen Middle School have developed an “Adopt-A-Trail” program for the Paint Creek Trail to earn their Silver Award. As part of the project, four sections of the Paint Creek Trail from Rochester to Lake Orion will be adopted by individuals, groups, or businesses. Each group will be responsible for a trail cleanup project twice a year, in April and October, and it is a two year commitment. In return, signs will be posted … [Read more...]

Van Hoosen Middle School Students Celebrate Veterans Day

Van Hoosen Middle School is pleased to announce a special silent dismissal and flagpole ceremony on Wednesday, November 11, to commemorate Veterans Day. At 2:05 p.m., approximately 900 Van Hoosen students and staff will exit the school building silently and then convene by the flagpole, thus occupying the entire bus loop. Featured guests include Air Force Lt. Col. Sara Blackmer and Army Lt. Col. Calvin Gross, both Van Hoosen parents, who will speak about the importance of honoring the … [Read more...]

Don’t Drill the Hills Responds to Rochester Hills’ City Planner Anzek’s Claims

Don’t Drill the Hills, Inc. (DDH) is responding to the October 26, 2015 press release issued from the City of Rochester Hills’ city planner, Edward Anzek - claiming that DDH has made “false allegations.” Oil lease contracts filed with the county are not allegations, they are legal documents. Oddly, the city’s press release does not address the lease discoveries DDH announced last week. Instead, Mr. Anzek addresses the city’s oil lease of public parks and includes a comment from the company … [Read more...]

Rochester AAUW Announces Essay Contest Winners

And the winners are… The Rochester branch of the American Association of University Women announces the winners of the 2015 Eighth Grade Essay Contest. Ryan Mathews, a student at Van Hoosen Middle School, is the first place winner with his essay about Mother Teresa. Ryan has always believed that being a good student was a key to success. Reading the life story of Mother Teresa, however, altered his perspective and he now plans to “dedicate my medical career to provide services to those … [Read more...]

Van Hoosen Middle School Administrator Selected as Gerstacker Fellow

Rochester Community Schools is pleased to announce that Lisa Fosnaugh, Van Hoosen Middle School Assistant Principal, is one of 11 Michigan educators selected for the Gerstacker Fellowship at Saginaw Valley State University. They will receive concentrated leadership training over a one-year period, including a capstone international experience that will send the Fellows to Poland in April. Previous overseas trips have included Finland, China, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan. These trips involve … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Schools Receives Two National Blue Ribbon Schools Designations

Rochester Community Schools has been notified by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) that two of the district’s schools have been recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2014, based on their overall academic excellence, according to a press release received by Rochester Media. Van Hoosen Middle School and Musson Elementary School are among the 337 public and private schools selected by the USDE and are among eight Michigan schools nominated by the Michigan Department of Education to … [Read more...]

Van Hoosen Middle School Announces Veterans Day Ceremony

Van Hoosen Middle School is pleased to announce that it will hold a special “Silent Dismissal and Flagpole Ceremony” on Monday, November 11, 2013, 1:55-2:15 p.m. to commemorate Veterans Day. The ceremony will begin when students and staff are given the signal to exit the building silently in honor of our veterans and active service members. They will convene by the flagpole and all 900 students and staff will occupy the entire bus loop. The ceremony will begin with the Van Hoosen 7th and 8th … [Read more...]