Board Observance

  • The RCSD & Board of Education present the
    34th Annual Black History Month Celebration
    Black Resistance: The Power of Inspiration and Perseverance

    Thursday, February 16, 2023
    Reception  4:30 PM | Program 5:00 PM

    Mistress and Master of Ceremonies
    Francine Scott, Office of the Board of Education
    Ricky Frazier, Office of Human Capital

    Welcome & Greetings
    Cynthia Elliott, President, Board of Education
    Dr. Carmine Peluso, Superintendent of Schools

    Dr. Walter Cooper Academy School No. 10

    Recognition of High Academic Scholars
    Aloma Cason, Office of Accountability
    Ricky Frazier, Department of Strategic and Community Partnerships

    Academic Achievement Award Presentation
    Macca Abdi
    Presented by Camille Simmons,
    Commissioner, Board of Education 

    Black History Month Community Award
    A Tribute to Evangela Stanley
    Presented by Ricardo Adams,
    Commissioner, Board of Education  

    Closing Remarks
    Beatriz LeBron, Vice President,
    Commissioner Board of Education

2023 Youth Employment Panel

  • The Black History Month Committee is proud to present a Black History Month History Panel on Youth Employment in Rochester. Panelists from RCSD, Rochester Works, City of Rochester (Summer of Opportunity) and Youth Apprentice Program/Rochester Regional Health will guide the discussion. This event was streamed live and recorded at the East High Collabratorium on February 8, 2023.

2022-23 High Scholars

  • Each year, the Rochester City School District Board of Education recognizes black academic high scholars in our high schools who have an average GPA of 4.0 or better. Congratulations to our scholars on their incredible commitment to their education and academic success. A special thanks to all parents, family members, mentors, teachers, and other school staff who support our students each day.

    Congratulations to our 2022-23 Black High Scholars!

  • East High School
    Marlene Blocker, Principal

    Sarah Adams
    Taiasia Gibson
    Roderick McCallum
    Aniya Means

    Edison Career & Technology High School
    Jacob Scott, Principal

    Amina Mohammed

    Northeast College Preparatory High School
    Nakia Burrows, Principal

    Randel Clarke

    Rochester Early College International High School
    Uma Mehta, Principal

    Macca Abdi
    Tyla Burke
    Kwintin Good-Stanton
    Charish Jones-Carter
    Breanna Majors-Brown
    Tiketa Thomas
    Nicholas Ushindi
    Anjanae’ Wilson
    Bethany Wynn
    Enose Yohana

    School of the Arts
    Kelly Nicastro, Principal

    Lavender Ashley
    Aiquana Maye
    Elani Spencer

    Joseph C. Wilson Commencement
    Gary Reynolds, Acting Principal

    Cassidy Flowers
    Clemintine Kashindi
    Justin Roberts
    Saniah Terry-Fulton

    World of Inquiry School No. 58
    Kwame Donko-Hanson, Principal

    Avant Donaldson
    Ramon Gibson
    Xavier Wiggins