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  • Denti Drama Club Performs ‘Disney’s The Lion King Kids’

    Denti Elementary Drama Club 3rd and 4th graders performed in Disney’s ‘The Lion King Kids’ musical on April 19th and 20th at the school. Music Teacher, Bonnie M. Sliker, directed the outstanding production that was filled with musical numbers and colorful costumes. Special thanks to all the teachers, parents, friends and family members who volunteered their time to make this production a success!

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  • Stokes Kicks Off “Green Team” school recycling program at Assembly

    On April 18th, Stokes Elementary School held a Go Green kick-off Assembly. Jamie Tuttle, recycling coordinator at the Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority educated all K-4th grade students and staff about recycling. At the assembly, the newly formed “Green Team” was introduced and presented additional reduce, reuse and recycling tips.

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  • Staley Raises Awareness for Autism

    Staley Upper Elementary staff raised awareness for autism in April. Staff wore their, ‘Give A Hoot! Autism Awareness’ t-shirts every Friday during April and donated a $1 each week. “The building wide initiative raised a total of $346 so sensory equipment can be purchased," said Nikki DeBlasiis, speech teacher who helped to coordinate the effort.

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  • 2016-17 Rome School Budget Information

    Information about the Rome City School District 2016-17 School Budget can be found here. Check back for updates.

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  • 4th Grade District-Wide String Recruitment Night

    Hosted by the Rome String Department (Erica Trocino, Linda Baker & MaryKay Madonia) Wednesday, May 4, 2016 7:00pm at Rome Free Academy *The night will include opportunities for students to “try-out” all the string instruments and sign-up for the 2016-2017 school year. All 4th grade students are invited to attend. Students must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

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Superintendent's Message

Jeff Simons
Superintendent Invites Families to Visit Schools

I ask anyone who is considering moving to the Mohawk Valley to call me for a tour of our schools, meet some of our parents and talk with some of our students. I am certain they would be impressed by what we offer, who we are and that once they've experienced Rome Schools, they'd make us their district of choice.

- Top-notch educational curriculum at all levels, including some of the finest arts, music and STEM programs anywhere.

- Graduates who are attending Ivy League Colleges and Top Ranked Public and Private Universities.

- Stories of RFA Alumni across the globe and locally doing great things at high levels of success-world class scientists, engineers, physicians, judges, Olympic and professional athletes, Successful entrepreneurs and business leaders and a Commissioner of Major League Baseball to mention a few examples.

- Partnerships with Community Organizations such as the YMCA, Jervis Library, Griffiss Institute, which offer unique programs for children and families that you, can't find elsewhere.

The best facilities, athletics and arts venues anywhere.

- A community that works together to provide for children and families

The real success story is here in Rome. Despite being one of the poorest districts in the state, The Rome City Schools and other small city district's continue to make academic progress on challenging standards, produce graduates that attend top colleges and universities including Ivy League Schools and offer exceptional programs including the Art, Music and STEM offerings and college level course work.

Rankings based on averages drown out the real story that needs to be told, underfunded small city school district's like Rome are performing well, students are beating the odds and districts like Rome are offering exceptional educational opportunities to children and families. All of this is being achieved through smart local decisions of our board and administration despite the very real fact that New York has the most disparate educational funding system in the nation.

Jeffrey P. Simons
Superintendent of Schools
Rome City School District

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Mission Statement
The Rome City School District is a diverse and innovative educational community that believes through both words and actions that all students can learn and be successful. Education in the Rome City School District provides continuous academic and social growth from Pre-K to graduation, ensuring that students are life-long learners, productive citizens, and members of the global economy.
Vision Statement
All Rome City School District students will experience measurable, positive growth in their academic and social lives.