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Logo Design Contest: Founders Day!
logo contest

Rochester Community PTA Council is having a Logo Design Contest! The winner of this design contest will have his/her design on the programs, award certificates and the commemorative Founders Day Pin. The winner also will be recognized at the Founders Day event on February 17th, 2022, and will receive a $100 gift card.
Entry Deadline: December 3rd, 2021

Click here for more information!

Environmental Field Trip

Mr. Shurter and AP Environmental Science students had a great time learning the operations of a modern landfill that uses an LFGTE system (Landfill Gas To Energy) where landfill gas comprised of primarily methane is captured and burned in generators to create electricity on site. DTE Energy provides the engines & generators to power over 3000 homes in the local area. Smiths Creek landfill was also the first landfill in the country to use a Septage Bioreactor, where septage is injected into the landfill to increase the decomposition of organic matter and natural gas production. Thanks Smiths Creek Landfill and DTE Energy for your environmental stewardship and welcoming atmosphere!

Program for Elf!

Click here to view the program from Elf!

Battle of the Books
Battle of the books
December Dates
December dates
Congratulations Semi-Finalists!
National Merit Scholar
Recycle Old/Broken Holiday Lights



Recycle old and broken holiday lights! Drop off during November 22nd through January 7th inside the vestibule near the main office! Lights can also be dropped off at SOCCRA recycling drop off center. More information can be found here!

Important November Dates
November dates
Semester 1 Exams

As we begin the second quarter of the 2021/2022 school year, we wanted to take this opportunity to provide you with information regarding final exams for semester 1. After careful consideration by our district Curriculum team and feedback from our stakeholder groups, which included students, staff and parents, we have made the decision that there will be NO final exams for students to end semester 1. The schedule of January 12, 13, 14 will stay the same. 

Can Drive Success!
Can Drive

Congratulations to all of the students and community who have donated to our Can Drive! With all of your contributions, we raised a total of 8,705 cans! Our elementary school winner is Hamlin! The winning grade at RHS, with a total of 1,571 cans, is the senior class! For your prize, our senior class will receive a 2-lunch schedule on Tuesday, November 23rd, giving them a longer lunch. Way to go Falcons!

VEI Trade Show
VEI Tradeshow
Model UN
Model UN

On Saturday, November 13th, Rochester High School's Model United Nations Club attended the Southeast Michigan Model United Nations Association's (SEMMUNA) Fall Conference at Bloomfield Hills High School, accompanied by Ms. Frisby and Ms. Kareem. Rochester High School students were among the roughly 800 delegates from 37 schools participating in this year’s conference.

During opening ceremonies, students heard keynote speeches from State Congresswoman Mari Manoogian and U.S. Representative Andy Levin of Michigan’s 9th congressional district about diplomatic service and the importance of global perspectives in our modern world. 

Rochester students were split into various committees where they devised diplomatic resolutions for specific global issues, including combating misinformation and hate speech, preparing for global pandemic responses, and reducing ocean waste.

Students learned more about the complex issues facing our world today from multiple perspectives, debating with other delegates and collaborating to write resolutions. The global focus of Model United Nations, coupled with engagement in real-world research, speaking, writing, and negotiating skills, makes opportunities like the SEMMUNA Conference an ideal place for RHS students to gain valuable experiences while having fun!

Founders Day!
Founders Day

Are you CREATIVE or ARTISTIC? Then the PTSA needs you! We are looking for student entries into our Founders Day Logo Contest - the winner will receive a $100 gift card. All the information is in the flyer here

United States Air Force
Check out an eBook!
ebooks using a web browser
Ebooks using an app

Rochester Community Schools provides our students access to a library of eBooks, accessible via app or web browser. There's hundreds of books available, some also in audiobook format. Click on and download the how-to sheet below on how to browse the collection and check one out

Battle of the Books
Battle of the Books
RHS Student Tutors
Free and Reduced Meal Applications for 2021-22

A new application is required at the beginning of each school year for families applying for free or reduced meals and is online using the RCS MySchoolApps.

In addition to food services, applications support the district with Title I and 31a funding, as well as connects families to community resources such as Blessings in a Backpack, Neighborhood House, and possible support for other district programs.

For questions about specific dietary questions or concerns, contact the food services office at 248-726-4618.

Volunteer for Concession Sales

RHS parents and students can earn money for their RHS sports team by volunteering to sell at the concessions stand during RHS athletic events.  

Sign up here to volunteer.

Academic Recognition
Academic Recognition
Join the PTSA
Rochester Block R surrounded be people icons

The Rochester Parent Teacher Student Association invites you to become a member of the PTSA.

The PTSA is a partnership of all parents, students, and teachers – working together to enrich the education of our children. Membership is a great way to show your support of our mission to enrich our student’s high school experience.

By becoming a member of the PTSA, you will receive a student directory and you are directly supporting the many activities at RHS, including student enrichments and teacher classroom grant requests.

Download a membership form here.


STEM Book Drive hosted by the RHS Robotics Team
STEM book drive
District-Issued Chromebooks for Students
Dell Chromebook

For those students who have not yet checked out a district-issued Chromebook for school use, make an appointment at to pick one up at the Administration building, 501 W. University.
Appointments are available on Tuesdays from 7:15 – 3:45 through Dec. 14th.  

Students can print out a copy of the Chromebook Loan Agreement, have a parent sign it, and take it to the appointment. Parents do not need to go to the pick-up appointment if students bring this pre-signed form.