The Rotary Club of Rome hosted its annual Children’s Holiday Party on December 10 at the Stanwix Veterans & Men's Club in Rome. Close to 70 children from the Rome City School District were bused to the party, where they had lunch with Rotarians and received coats, gloves, hats, pajama’s, books, toys and other gifts donated by the Rotary Club and local party sponsors.
'Basketball for Books', a community basketball game between the Rome Police Department and the Rome Fire Department, held on December 6th at Strough was a huge success, drawing hundreds of spectators. The event, presented by the Rome Chamber of Commerce Education Committee in cooperation with the Rome City School District raised $2,013 for mobile libraries in the Rome community.
Four-year old Dorothy Smith collected more than $100 for her schools ‘Giving Project,’ a donation that will help sick children and their families this holiday season.
Thirteen RFA seniors have been awarded the 2014 New York State Scholarships for Academic Excellence on Tuesday, December 3rd at RFA. Principal Mark Benson was on hand for the announcement.
The New York State Education Department recently announced the scores of students on the 2013 grades 3-8 English and mathematics tests.