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  • James Monroe High School Orientation Event

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    Monroe High School welcomed incoming seventh graders at their back-to-school orientation.

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  • RocRead at Red Wings

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    Dr. Vargas and Howie Jacobson handing out free books to Rochester City School District students who completed a
    RocRead form for reading a book this summer. Thank you to the Rochester Education Foundation and Wegmans for providing game tickets, ice cream, and books.

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  • RCSD Students Win Poster Contest

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    Two RCSD students were awarded first place in Councilman Dana Miller’s Clean and Green poster contest. Both received a $100 gift card, and their posters will be printed and distributed to schools, recreation centers, and libraries.

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  • Roland Williams Champion Academy at Charlotte High School

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    Roland Williams with participants at his ten-day summer Champion Academy. The football camp for Rochester teens included
    sports as well as life skills training.

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  • State of our Schools Student Performers

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    Student dancers from the TRU ART Dance Company participated in this year's State of Our Schools Family Celebration at Franklin. The group is led by Jayme Bermudez, a district graduate and mentor.
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  • State of Our Schools Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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    A ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the official opening of the new auditorium on the Franklin campus. District staff and Board members welcomed students and families on Thursday, August 7th. This was one of many highlights at the State of Our Schools address, which started with a Back-to-School Family Celebration.  
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  • Parent University Program Offers Support to District Parents

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    Executive Director of Specialized Services, Chris Suriano discussed Special Education with parents at an event hosted by the Office of Parent Engagement. Known as "Parent University," the program provides training workshops to help parents strengthen their skills in supporting their children’s education. This includes help with homework, test preparation, communication, and understanding curriculum. It also offers a Parent Leadership Academy to prepare parents for leadership roles in parent organizations.
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  • School No. 36 Welcomes Visitors from Japan

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    School No. 36 got a special visit from Takesha and Sairi Fukushima from Japan to recognize the school’s sister-city relationship. It was an opportunity for students, teachers and staff to learn about another culture and share some of their own highlights about the school and Rochester.
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  • Summer School Students Conduct Weather Balloon Launch

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    The summer collaboration among RCSD, RIT and MCC in the Summer STEM Institute is helping to support P-TECH ROCHESTER, a new program for District students. Classroom highlights were on display during the launch of a second science experiment. Dozens of students launched a weather balloon that flew over the region for a little more than two hours. Upon the launch, a separate search team was deployed to retrieve the results. The visit to the Genesee Village and Country Museum provided an important lesson in history and science; one of many valuable lessons students have learned throughout the summer program. The visit also provided insight about early balloon flight and the Civil War Balloon Corps.
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  • Team E Foundation Teams Up with NFL Player Branden Albert

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    Six District principals will see their students return to school in the fall with big smiles. Thanks to the generosity of the Team E Foundation and NFL player Branden Albert, students at School No. 36 will each receive a backpack full of supplies. The other schools will receive $400 to buy supplies for their students. The drawing took place at City Hall.
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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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