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Cursive Writing Contest 2018
Cursive Writing Contest for 3rd and 4th Graders
02/23/2018
To write a persuasive essay describing what you like about Rome.
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LifeChanger Award
Denti Teacher Mrs. Vacca Nominated for LifeChanger of the Year Award
02/23/2018
Louis V. Denti Elementary School teacher Barbara Vacca has been nominated for the 2017-2018 national LifeChanger of the Year award.
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Mindmajik show
Mindmajik - Hypnotist & Mentalist John Bates to Perform at RFA
02/21/2018
Come out for an evening of fun, while supporting the RFA junior class of 2019! Experience the Mindmajik - Hypnotist & Mentalist Show, with John Bates', an entertaining event that highlights the volunteers, our stars of the show.
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Staley Elementary
Meet Staley Elementary
02/14/2018
The students and staff of Staley got together to formally introduce themselves. Click the link to Meet the New Staley Elementary!
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Superintendent's Blog
Superintendent's Blog for the week of February 12
02/12/2018
Superintendent's blog this week discusses the renewed discussion recently about electronic cigarettes, the Strough project, the RFA volleyball dinner, and an internship opportunity with Griffiss Institute.
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Students Learning Calligraphy
RFA Students Learn The Power of the Pen
02/07/2018
RFA art students in Megan Anderegg's Studio Art Class are learning about the art of calligraphy. With cursive going to the wayside in so many places and the widespread use of technology, students today may seldom get opportunities to engage in the art of handwriting itself.
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World read aloud day
John Joy Celebrates World Read Aloud Day with Authors
02/02/2018
Thursday, February 1, 2018 was World Read Aloud Day! To celebrate, John Joy Elementary was visited by real authors of children’s books via Skype!
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Celebrate the Arts
Celebrate the Arts 2018
01/31/2018
On Friday, January 26 the 3rd annual Celebrate the Arts was held at Rome Free Academy.
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January Student Accomplishments
Students Featured in January Student Accomplishment Section of Rome Sentinel
01/31/2018
Congratulations to Rome City School District students Devin Brown, Paige Pekarski, Joe Keeney and Lillian Gilroy for being featured in the January Student Accomplishment section of the Rome Sentinel!
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RFA Speech and Debate Team
RFA Speech and Debate Team Place in Home Tournament
01/24/2018
RFA hosted its first speech and debate tournament on Saturday, January 20th. Forty students from New Hartford, Proctor, Mount Markham, Shenedehowa, McQuaid Jesuit and RFA competed.
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Rome Fall/Winter 2017-18 Newsletter
RCSD Newsletter in the Mail
01/24/2018
The Rome City School District fall/winter 2017-18 newsletter is in the mail and should be in homes by Friday, January 26.
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Denti Dot and Dash Club Presents to the Board of Education
01/19/2018
On January 17, 2018, the Denti Dash and Dot Coding Club presented to the Board of Education.
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Ten RFA Seniors Awarded Scholarships
Ten RFA seniors awarded NYS Scholarships for Academic Excellence
01/12/2018
Ten RFA seniors have been awarded the 2018 New York State Scholarships for Academic Excellence on Friday, January 12 at RFA.
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Future Business Leaders of America
Eighteen RFA Future Business Leaders of America Receive Medals
01/12/2018
RFA's Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) attend District 7 Spring District Meeting 18 Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) students attended the District 7 Spring District Meeting at Morrisville College on January 4th and competed in several business related topics.
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Key Bank Grants $15,000 for Teen Enrichment Program for District Middle School Students
01/10/2018
Key Bank has given $15,000 to fund the Strategic Teen Enrichment Program (STEP) for Rome City School District 7th and 8th graders at the YMCA of Rome.
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Hillside Work Scholarship Connection Holds Senior Luncheon
01/03/2018
In its fourth year, The Hillside Work Scholarship Connection (HWSC) will see its first group of seniors graduate from RFA in June. To celebrate, Hillside held a luncheon for 50 seniors at MVCC in Rome on December 15th.
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Strough Winter Concert
District Wide Winter Concerts
12/28/2017
It's a wrap on Winter Concert season! Amazing job to directors and student musicians in all programs.
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Dog Camp
Denti Dog Camp Donates to Humane Society of Rome
12/20/2017
Denti student Mia Anson took her love for dogs and inspired something great- Denti’s Dog Camp. Mia has a passion for helping the animals and her dream is to grow up to be a Veterinarian. “Helping dogs is what it’s all about” said Anson.
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Rome City School District Launches Mobile App
12/18/2017
Families in the Rome City School District can now stay in touch with the district by downloading its new mobile app!
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District Hiring for Head Football Coach Position
12/11/2017
The Rome City School District is now hiring for the Head Football Coach position.
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RCSD Appparel
RCSD Apparel Sale
12/08/2017
The Rome City School District is holding an online apparel sale from now through December 22, 2017.
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Strough 8th grade chorus
Strough Middle School Choral Concert
12/06/2017
Strough held their 7th and 8th grade winter choral concert on December 5th at RFA.
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RFA credit union students tour RTFCU
RFA Credit Union Interns Tour RTFCU
12/01/2017
On November 28th RFA Credit Union interns visited the Rome Teachers Federal Credit Union (RTFCU) on Turin Street. Students had the opportunity to tour the facility and see how each person there has a specific responsibility to help make the institution stay up and running.
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Students Raise Money for Local Charity
RFA Business Ownership Students Wall of Giving Helps Local Charity
11/29/2017
RFA Business Ownership students in Tracy Melone’s 8th period class pose with all of the turkey hands that were collected at the Knight Spot!
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Award given for mentoring program
Rome City School District Awarded
11/17/2017
On November 16, 2017 Rome City School District teachers Samantha Sabia and Christine Scharf both received an Outstanding Educator Award.The award was presented at the 12th Annual Education Recognition Dinner sponsored by the Mohawk Valley Region Genesis Group.
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Information on Snow Closings and Delays
11/17/2017
Winter is here! Information on Rome City School District Closings and Delays
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Robotics Donation
Local Non-Profits Donate Robotics Kits to District
11/06/2017
On Thursday November 2, 2017, Front of the Class, the Rome Community Foundation and the Griffiss Institute presented 18 LEGO Boost Robotics kits to District Superintendent Peter Blake and the Rome City School District at the district offices on Bell Road
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Concert
Concert Dress Code Letter
11/03/2017
Letter from Director of Director of Fine Arts and Engineering Technology, Andrea Falvo, regarding appropriate concert attire
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Breakout session
Staley Students Develop Team-Building through Breakout EDU Activities
10/31/2017
On October 30th students at Staley Elementary participated in breakout activities with school Librarian Jill Schaal. “Breakout EDU gives participants the opportunity to work together to find and solve clues at each station around the room to open each of the locks,” said Schaal.
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Students in Rome Sentinel
Student Accomplishments in Rome Sentinel
10/30/2017
Rome Free Academy seniors Noah Nardozza, Moriah Humiston, Rebecca Matte, Xander Pardee and Jared McCullough and junior John George were featured in the Student Accomplishment section of the Sunday Rome Sentinel on October 29th.
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Art Department and District Instagram
10/30/2017
The Rome City School District's Art Department now has an official Instagram page. Please follow for the latest art accomplishments in the District!
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Teacher Day
World Teacher Day
10/26/2017
October 6, 2017 was World Teacher Day. To celebrate we asked some of our teachers what they loved about teaching.
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Board of Education Week
Board of Education Recognition Week
10/23/2017
The week of October 23, 2017 is dedicated as Board of Education Recognition Week throughout the State of New York. It takes strong schools to build a strong community, and these men and women devote countless hours to making sure our schools are helping every child learn at a higher level.
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Bellamy Homework Diner Aims to Increase Student Achievement
Bellamy Homework Diner Aims to Increase Student Achievement
10/13/2017
On Wednesday, October 11, 2017, Bellamy Elementary opened its doors to students and families for their first Homework Diner.
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Awareness Day Rocks!
Kindness Rocks! Anti-Bullying Awareness Day
10/02/2017
On Monday, October 2nd students and staff throughout the Rome City School District wore blue in support of anti-bullying.
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RFA's Fermata Nowhere to Perform with Barry Manilow
09/15/2017
Rome Free Academy’s A Cappella Choir Fermata Nowhere will perform with Barry Manilow at the Turning Stone on Saturday, September 16th
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Early Childhood Pre-K students begin school
First Day of School in the Rome City School District
09/07/2017
Pre-K through 9th grade students began classes in the Rome City School District today. All high school students will report tomorrow.
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Staley Art Teacher, Susan Colmey and Principal, Julie Kimmel-Gorman
Staff Return for the 2017-18 School Year
09/06/2017
The beginning of the 2017-18 school year kicked off on September 5th with the return of staff to the Rome City School District Pre-K-12 buildings. The Superintendent’s Conference Days featured a videotaped message from Peter C. Blake, Superintendent of Schools, along with building principals rolling out school-wide initiatives and teachers getting their classrooms ready for students.
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Summer Youth
Summer Youth Employment Program Creates Opportunites
08/14/2017
This summer five Rome City School District students worked throughout the school district in areas of Information Technology, Food Service, Buildings and Grounds and Maintenance.
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2017-18 Rome City School District Calendar
08/09/2017
The 2017-18 District Calendar will be in the mail shortly.
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Elementary Students Attend LEAP Program at Denti
07/24/2017
Rome's "Accelerated Summer 444 Program" (LEAP Program) meets throughout the month of July.
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Olivia Wahl
Teachers Attend Curriculum Camp with Olivia Wahl
07/14/2017
Teachers in the Rome City School District have been attending Curriculum Camps this summer. This week Olivia Wahl worked with PreK-6 grade classroom teachers on a balanced approach to literacy.
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RFA Seniors Participate in First Annual Graduation Walk
06/30/2017
The Rome City School District held its first annual Graduation Walk through all the hallways of its elementary schools on Monday, June 19th. The seniors even had time to visit the Early Childhood program!
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Congratulations 2017 RFA Graduates
06/27/2017
The 148th Rome Free Academy Commencement took place on June 24 with Principal Brian P. LeBaron presiding. More than 330 students from the class of 2017 received their diplomas in front of a packed stadium of parents, family and friends.
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Rome, NY - The Cooper City
Exciting Things Happenings in the City of Rome
06/27/2017
Check out the City of Rome video that features John Joy Elementary and RFA!
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Graduate
Graduation 2017
06/07/2017
Watch the 2017 Graduation Video in its entirety.
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Staley Dedicates Their Library To A Great Leader and Great Friend
05/15/2017
On June 16th the Staley library was dedicated in loving memory of Fred Zamperetti who passed away in 2015. Family, friends, Board of Education members and administrators gathered with the Staley family to hear memories of Fred, see a slideshow and listen to the Staley orchestra perform, “Amazing Grace”. Afterwards they plaque was placed next to Fred's photo as you enter the library.
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Dippin Donuts Flavor Revealed in Gansevoort Class
05/11/2017
Fourth graders at Gansevoort Elementary recently had a cool assignment from their teachers, Suzanne Varano, Cheryl Corr and Michael Scerra. They had to write a persuasive essay—a unit in their writing curriculum— in an effort to persuade the owners of Dippin Donuts in Rome, John and Helen Zourdos to make their donut flavor!
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Graduation Walk
🎓 Attention RFA Graduates of the Class of 2017
05/01/2017
Make a difference in the lives of Rome's elementary students! Participate in Rome Free Academy's first ever graduation walk to be held Monday, June 19th.
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BOE Special Meeting Notice
03/04/2017
It is anticipated that there will be a motion to go into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing Superintendent’s Evaluation.
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