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  • Summer Meals Kick-Off at Front Field

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    The Summer Meals kick-off at Frontier Field drew hundreds of Rochester children! Boys and girls learned about the importance of reading, healthy eating and particiapted in a variety of activities. All summer long, children and teens between the ages of 2 - 18 can visit a Summer Meals site and receive a free meal. For a list of sites and additional information, please call 211. Enjoy a summer meal while reading a good book!
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  • Summer of Reading 2014

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    Our Summer of Reading is well underway and you can help make sure students are reading! Libraries and recreation centers are making reading part of a fun summer break with reading camps, contests, and city high school students working as literacy aides in city libraries. Our community could earn 40,000 free books later this summer to share with families and community organizations. You can also take your child to the Rochester Red Wings game on August 15th by bringing a completed RocRead form to the game. Learn more by calling 324-READ (7323)!! READ! READ! READ!
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  • District Students Graduate From Career Pathways to Public Safety Program

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    Majority of graduation seniors from program secure path to college and workforce. Current students will now have another career option as Monroe County Sheriff’s Office joins program. Congratulations!!   



     

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  • School No. 5 "Do The Right Thing" Winner

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    Edwin Trinidad from School No. 5 was one of several students who was nominated for a "Do the Right Thing" award. Edwin attended the ceremony at the Rochester Public Safety Building with his father. The awards are made possible thanks to the hard work of the Rochester Police Department and community supporters. The  District is grateful for this collaboration and the coverage provided by Ch. 10. Congratulations to all the winners!
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  • East High School Teacher Recipient of Air Force One Teacher of the Year Award

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    Congratulations to Logan Newman at East High School! He was named recipient the 2014 recipient of the Air Force One Teacher of the Year Award for his work in establishing East High School’s Optics program. Representatives from the Air Force were on hand to present the award to him at the RTA's
    Representative assembly.

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  • School No. 23 Running Teams

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    Girls and boys at School No. 23 have been busy. The "Girls on the Run" team participated in the GOTR 5K run at MCC. They spent several weeks training and learning skills to be great people. On their training run a week before the race, the girls ran through the neighborhood with garbage bags and cleaned up trash on the street. Neighbors thanked them along the way! School 23 also showcased its first Boys' Running Club. With the help of parents and staff members, the boys trained for several weeks so they could run in Lilac Festival 5K.  The boys hosted a car wash to raise funds for their entry fees. They also received a great deal of help from neighbors, the PTA, Fleet Feet and the organizers of the Lilac 5K.



     



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  • School No. 2 Poster Contest Winner

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    Congratulations to this year’s poster winners. There were a number of winners in several contests. Featured here is Jennifer Tran from School No. 2. She won the RCSD Fire Safety Contest. Her prize was to have lunch with a Rochester Firefighter and a few of her friends. Nyla White and Bijaya Mahat also won poster contests. 



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  • Douglass Campus Students Create "Happy" Video

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    Students in a media class on the Douglass campus used what they learned in class to put together their own version of a "Happy" video. They worked as a team and bounced ideas off each other for the final product, which made them very "happy!"
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  • School No. 8 Students Perform at Jazz Festival

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    As part of the school's expedition this year, the 6th grade classes worked consistently with Kuumba Consultants. While working with Kuumba, students explored the integration of poetry and Jazz with published poet, Reenah Golden and Jazz musician, Nate Rawls. As a celebration of learning, the students will perform their own poetry on Jazz Street during the Jazz Festival the last week of school!
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  • James Monroe High School Will Play Football Again

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    Check out this photo from more than 30 years ago! The football jerseys will be returning at James Monroe High School. The popular sport is making a comeback.  The team will be coached by Assistant Principal Jason Muhammad. His goal is to attract students to Monroe to play football. He's coached for more than 20 years, and in 2006, won a Section V Championship at John Marshall High School (now closed). 
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  • School No. 1 Hosts First Father and Daughter Dance

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    It was a beautiful night for more than 150 fathers and daughters who attended the school's first Father and Daughter Dance. Fathers were celebrated as role models as they danced with their daughters and showed them love and support.  

     

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  • SOTA Student Will Compete in NYC

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    Congratulations to Alvis Green Jr. for winning the male category in the RBTL Stars of Tomorrow event. He now goes
    to NYC to compete in the National High School Music Theatre awards. He will get to take dance classes and vocal classes with some of Broadways best choreographers and voice coaches, among other things. The competition culminates in the Jimmy Awards at the Minskoff Theatre, where one of them will be chosen to receive a full scholarship to NYU Music Theatre Department and
    receive a check for 10,000.00 for spending money. 



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  • Collaborative Book Distribution Draws National Attention

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    School District, First Book and AFT collaborate on unprecedented 100,000-book distribution. Reading initiative draws national attention and a visit from AFT President, Randi Weingarten. Guests, students, families, staff and others attended an event at School No. 15 to highlight the partnership.The books will be given to the city’s 28,000 students in kindergarten through 11th grade, in the largest book distribution effort yet between a school district, the American Federation of Teachers and First Book, which works with publishers to obtain discounted new books for children in need.  
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  • School No. 22 Safety Patrol Awards Ceremony

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    Abraham Lincoln School No. 22 hosted its annual Safety Patrol Award Celebration. Current student “officers” were recognized for their commitment to serving the school community, while new members were sworn in for the 2014-15 schooly year. Under the leadership and guidance of staff member, Noel Colon, students serve in many roles that assist school staff such as bus and hallway monitors. Thisopportunity helps students learn about responsibility. Theyhave a safety handbook, take an oath to gain the trust of peers, fellow “officers,” teachers and other staff.
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  • Latino Family Fair

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    There was a tremendous turnout at this year's Latino Family Fair at Rochester International Academy. Familes learned about valuable resources and had the opportunity to ask District staff important questions. Children enjoyed many activities and student performers entertained the crowd, which included Angelica Infante, NYS Associate Commissioner for the Office of Bilingual Education and Foreigh Language Services. 
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  • Charlotte High School Champions

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    Charlotte High School showcased exceptional talent at the NYS Track and Field Championships at Cicero-North Syracuse High School. Bennie Dukes won the boys 400m hurdles and Andrae Hunter won the 100m and 200m dash. Bennie Dukes had a great year, and ended his season with a personal best of 55.55 seconds in the hurdles. His teammate, Andrae Hunter, is in his first year running at Charlotte. He competed 6 times over the course of two days in both the 100 and 200m and won all 6 races to become State and Federation champion. 
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  • Wilson High School Champion

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    Catarra Burroughs is a senior at Wilson High School and has run track since the 8th grade. She is an outstanding academic student, who recently won the NYSPHSAA championship in the 100M race and came in 3rdin the 200M race at the NYSPHSAA
    Track and Field Championships. She also competed in the NYS Federation and placed 3rdin the 100M and 200M. Catarra will be recognized at the June 19th Board of Education meeting as the female scholar-athlete of the year at Wilson Magnet High School.



     



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  • East High Student Wins Several Awards

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    East High School junior, Ana Santiago, won the Time Warner Scholar Athlete title for track and field. She also came in first place in both of her field events, the shot put and the discus at the RCAC championship, and won outstanding field event performer at the city championships. 



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  • School Without Walls Senior Project

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    Seniors from School Without Walls showed off their work during this year's Senior Project Display. Each senior must study a topic of their choice by working with community experts throughout their senior year. At the end, they give a presentation to a committee that judges if the student has met their goals successfully. Students present their final presentations three times:  at Central Office, Senior Project Night at SWW for parents and community members, and at SWW for their peer review.
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  • Edison Campus Students Assist Emergency Responders

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    Students from Robert Brown High School and Rochester STEM High School witnessed a car accident and jumped into action. They dialed 911 and stayed on the scene to help in any way they could. WROC TV interviewed some of the students to talk about their actions.
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  • James Monroe High School Opens New Parent-Teacher Call Center

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    Students, families and visitors will find the call center in the school's Parent Resource Center. Staff established the new resource as an innovative method to connect teachers and parents and to bring Spanish-speaking families into the school. The call center  also serves as a point of access for many teachers and parents and offers a wide range of services including: parent–teacher team conferences, school programs and opportunities, community referrals and support, information, and more. 

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  • School No. 25 Takes the Stage at Durand Eastman School

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    Students, teachers and staff from School 25 and Durand Eastman School celebrated their year of a unique collaboration. Student actors from both schools performed Alice in Wonderland. Both schools divide their responsibilities and costs for the productions. The commitment and hard work demonstrated is an inspiration to both school communities.      
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  • Schools 7 and 54 Work with Penfield High School

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    In recent weeks, students and staff from Schools 7 and 54 have worked closely with students and staff from Penfield High School. The annual day of volunteering took place where PHS students visited the District schools to clean, pick-up and and perform other various jobs. Penfeld High School also donated a van full of books to the schools and a gift to the schools' PTA's that will benefit students.  
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  • Franklin Athletic Banquet Recognizes Student Athletes

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    A large number of student athletes were recognized at the 2013-14 Franklin Athletic Banquet. These students are commended for learning how to balance   classroom studies and homework with sports practices and games.
     
     
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  • School No. 16 Students Voluntarily Pick-up Garbage

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    This 5th grade class at School No. 16 took it upon themselves to pick-up garbage around their school and playground. Their teacher says the community service made the students feel good and proud of being able to contribute to a cleaner environment.
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