OACES MAC Academy Youth Refugee Program and Barakah hosted a clothing and household giveaway. MAC students organized clothing and household items, and assisted customers in making selections.
After graduating from Integrated Arts and Technology High School in June, Jazlin will attend St. John Fisher on a full scholarship where she will study nursing. All Rotary Scholars begin at School No. 8, and Jazlin is the sixth one to receive the scholarship since the program was implemented.
Congratulations to the choir who earned a 1st Place Plaque Award, receiving a “superior” rating with a score of 96.1, which is equivalent to “Gold With Distinction.
Julian Santiago and Ian Connolly won 2nd place in a Junior Achievement Titan Business Simulation competition at St. John Fisher College against 35 teams from schools around the Rochester area. They each received a check for $500 and a $1,000 college scholarship. This is the first time in the seven years of the competition that a team from the RCSD has finished among the top three prize winners.
After studying the story of Amy—the student who died during a planned fight in a Delaware high school bathroom—students wanted to honor her memory with a special project that would bring awareness of this tragedy to their peers. Students spent weeks in discussion circles on topics such as bullying, social media, conflict resolution, respect and responsibility.
Gretchen’s Kids was created to honor the memory of Gretchen Stephan, a former educator who died in 2007. Gretchen’s mother and sister visited with students and even played Classwords with them, which was one of the donated items. Others items include books, an iPad, yoga ball, fidgets, weighted lap pads, whisper phones and other educational games.
On May 12th, 20 students from NRCS 3 attended the Xerox Science Challenge Day in Webster and participated in the Structure Competition and Invention Convention. A total of 10 RCSD schools with 97 students attended the annual event.
Tenth-grader Casandra Lopez has been selected as a member of Borinquen Dance Theatre to perform at the San Diego International Fringe Festival June 22 –July 3.
Mrs. Alfier’s and Mrs. Bell’s classes attended a field trip to the Monroe County Water Authority in Greece, which was sponsored by the School 42 Green Schools Team. Todd Bissell and the Green Team have helped to decrease the school’s electric bill by over $20,000 to date!
Corkey Swails was awarded 2nd place in the NYS Skills USA annual competition, which included students from the other Big 5 school districts and BOCES across the state. Corkey was also offered a position with the Bricklayers Local 3 upon graduation, along with $150 complimentary prize winnings.
Students are gaining work skills, and through hands-on learning they are giving back to the community by building garden beds. This is their second year working on the garden.
Ms. Jackson’s bilingual 5th-grade class organized a school-wide fundraiser in response to the recent earthquake in Ecuador that has affected over 150,000 children. The 5th-graders visited classrooms daily for two weeks, and students in the bilingual kindergarten class created signs describing the children’s needs.
The New York State Athletic Administrators Association recognized the RCSD Transportation Department this month with the annual Appreciation Award for the commitment and hard work they display for Section V athletics and its student-athletes.
Girls from IATHS, Vanguard, SWW, WOIS and P-TECH heard a panel discussion with local Chief Information Officers Lisa Bobo (City of Rochester), Jennifer Kusse, (Monroe County), Jeanne Casares, (RIT) and Annmarie Lehner (RCSD). The girls also brainstormed “Internet of Things” ideas and engaged in a webex with a Cisco engineer and Olympic torch bearer for the United State Summer Olympic games.
RCSD social work staff and interns celebrated the completion of the interns’ graduate level education at the GRC MSW Program of Brockport and Nazareth. The students interned over the past year in District schools, working side by side with staff.