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Important Information Regarding Registration
08/20/2019
As we approach the beginning of school, please be advised the registration office currently does not have appointment openings.
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Back to School Information
08/15/2019
The Rome City School District has been very busy this summer training teachers, preparing curriculum, and getting its facilities ready for the first day of school on Thursday, September 5th.
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Supported Learning Summer Program
08/09/2019
The Supported Learning Summer Program, housed at both RFA and Ridge Mills had a whirlwind of fun this year
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Supplies
Back to School Supply Lists
07/30/2019
Check out the back to school supply lists!
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2019-20 DASA Workshops for Coaches
07/24/2019
This FREE 6 Hour DASA Training fulfills all SED certification requirements, registration is for Section III coaches only
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Community Schools Summer Drop-In Program
07/09/2019
This free program will take place at Gansevoort and is open to ALL Rome City School District students who have completed 2nd-6th grade! Starting on July 9th and ending August 22nd the program will take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10:30am-3:30pm.
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Parent Portal Grades Guide
07/03/2019
Parent Portal guide to retrieving student grades.
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Congratulations
RFA Graduation 2019
07/01/2019
Rome Free Academy 2019 Graduation
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Class of 2019
Senior Spotlight
06/28/2019
Tomorrow is the big day! Congratulations to the Class of 2019. You will all be missed. We can't wait to see what the future holds for you!
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Graduation
RFA Graduation Details
06/27/2019
Preparations are being made for the 150th Commencement ceremony this Saturday, June 29th (10 a.m.) of more 300 in Rome Free Academy’s class of 2019. Check here for DETAILS
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John Joy Receives Electric Piano Donation
06/24/2019
John E. Joy Elementary school received an electric piano on Thursday, June 20th that was donated by Rick Zuccaro from Carbone Subaru of Utica.
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Superintendent's Blog Week of 6/24
06/24/2019
The Superintendent's blog this week is about the Class of 2019, graduation info, Staley information for 6/26, a 2019-2020 budget update, parent portal and report cards reminder, and 2019-2020 school vaccination requirements information. Have a great week!
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Reading Challenge
Mr. Flagg Puckers up to Pig
06/20/2019
Ridge Mills Principal, Mr. Flagg, finally delivered on his promise on Monday, June 17. The students of Ridge Mills crushed their reading goal of 400,000 minutes.
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Seniors
RFA Grad Walk 2019
06/18/2019
The RFA Grad Walk was held on June 17, 2019.
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Superintendent's Blog Week of 6/16
06/15/2019
The Superintendent's blog this week has a father's day message, discusses a new school vaccination law, a graduation flower fundraiser, and some information about parent portal and our final report cards. Have a great week everyone!
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Parent Portal Update
06/14/2019
The RCSD Parent Portal will be unavailable beginning Tuesday, June 18th, until ALL Final Grades have been entered.
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District Wide
Flag Day 2019
06/14/2019
Check out photos throughout the District of this years celebration of Flag Day!
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Cursive Writing Winners Recognized
06/13/2019
Thirty-eight 3rd and 4th grade students in the Rome City School District were recognized for their cursive writing essays at Denti Elementary on Wednesday, June 12, 2019.
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Father's Day
Denti Donuts with Dad
06/13/2019
Donuts with Dad at Denti! Students in Mrs. Darois and Mrs. Lewthwaite's first-grade classes invited their dads to enjoy donuts and make friendship bracelets with them. Father's Day is this Sunday, June 16th. Thanks to all our Rome dads for all you do!
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Pre-K Students Release Trout in Wood Creek
06/13/2019
Rome Early Childhood Pre-k students in Denice Luczak and Amanda Sullivan’s classrooms released brook trout in Wood Creek at Guyer Field on June 12th and 13th.
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Superintendent's Blog Week of 6/10
06/10/2019
The Superintendent's blog this week is a play on words from a hit cartoon comedy (Family Guy), information about an RFA graduation flower bouquet fundraiser, an RFA Rotary Interact Art and Music festival, and information on the pharmaceutical take back program. Have a great week everyone!
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Staley Stop
Ride for Missing Children 2019
06/07/2019
The Ride for Missing Children made their breakfast stop at Staley Elementary on June 7, 2019!
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RFA Rotary Interact Club Art and Music Showcase
06/06/2019
RFA's Rotary Interact Club is hosting a special art and music showcase, featuring an art gallery, face painting, and live music
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Celebration of Success
Strough Middle School Celebrates Students' Success
06/06/2019
Strough Middle School held an award ceremony, “Celebration of Success,” honoring the academic accomplishments of more than 174 students on Wednesday, June 5th in the school auditorium.
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Get the Meds Out
Get the Meds Out
06/05/2019
The Department of Environmental Conservation and the Rome City School District are partnering to "Get the Meds Out" of your home's medicine cabinet.
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RFA Travel Club Expand Horizons
06/05/2019
This past April, the RFA Travel Club ventured to China on a three-city tour to Beijing, Xi’an and Shanghai, where they were submerged in the Chinese culture. Learn about this trip and next years trip.
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Superintendent's Blog Week of 6/3
06/03/2019
The Superintendent's blog this week talks about the changed times in education, a DEC pharmaceutical take back program, the Fleet Feet running camp, and our contingency day give back reminder for June 10. Have a great week!
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RFA 9th Graders Sponsor Two Shelter Animals
05/31/2019
RFA 9th graders sponsored two shelter animals, Momma Chase the dog and Alfred the cat, from the Humane Society of Rome.
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RFA Junior Awards
05/30/2019
On Thursday, May 30th Rome Free Academy cited exceptional students in its junior class who received various awards such as potential annual scholarships to college as well as special recognition from organizations.
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Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection Celebrates Graduating Seniors from RFA
05/29/2019
On May 20th 33 soon-to-graduate seniors from Rome Free Academy were celebrated for their dedication and achievements, with support from Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection (HW-SC).
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Superintendent's Blog Week of 5/28
05/28/2019
The Superintendent's blog this week is a thank you to our community for passing the school budget, some info on the ARTLETICS summer camp, some info on a local soccer camp, and a reminder about our contingency day give back in June. Have a great week!
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Congratulations
RFA Boy's Golf Wins Sectional Title
05/22/2019
RFA stopped New Hartford’s streak at nine and won the Section!
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The Superintendent's Blog Week of 5/20
05/20/2019
The Superintendent's blog this week talks about some of the similarities of golf and education, the upcoming budget vote, an NAACP Meet the Candidates event, the Salvation Army summer camps, and our contingency day give-back reminder. Have a great week!
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kindergarten sign ups
Parents, sign your child up for kindergarten today
05/17/2019
Parents: If you have a child that will be 5 years old by December 1, 2019, they are eligible for kindergarten. Sign them up today!
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Stamboly Sets RFA Scoring Record for Season
05/16/2019
SYDNEY STAMBOLY HAS SET THE ALL TIME GOAL SCORING RECORD
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Join Us
String Recruitment Night
05/16/2019
The Rome City School District's String Department invites all 4th and 5th-grade students and their parents to our String Recruitment Night!
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Now Hiring
Rome City School District Seeking Typists
05/15/2019
Typist: The Rome City School District is actively recruiting for individuals to fill eleven month and twelve month typist positions. Candidates shall meet the minimum Civil Service requirements to qualify for the position. Experience in the Microsoft Suite is preferred. Salary and benefits per contract. Interested candidates shall submit their cover letter and resume to: Mr. Geoffrey Morton, Director of People Operations, 409 Bell Road, Rome, NY 13440.
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Superintendent's Blog Week of 5/13
05/12/2019
The Superintendent's blog this week is a tribute to our moms out there, has information on the annual budget vote, NYSPHAA Coaches Appreciation Day, a Paint the Town Purple event this week, information about the Community Schools Parent University kick-off event, our contingency day give back date, and the Rising Stars summer/fall registrations. Have a great week!
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Early Childhood Program Announces Changes
05/10/2019
The Rome City School District’s Early Childhood Program is pleased to announce the following changes for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year.
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Superintendent's Blog for the week of May 5th
05/08/2019
The Superintendent's blog this week thanks our faculty and staff, discusses the upcoming budget hearing, an RTA canned food drive, and the contingency day give back for the one unused day we have.
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Congratulations
Rotary of Rome Scholarship
05/07/2019
Congratulations to John George, Maria Kenney, Kennedy Sullivan, and Tyrin Tennant on receiving $1,000 scholarships from the Rotary Club of Rome! The students wrote an essay indicating how they might espouse the Rotary motto "Service Above Self" in his or her future endeavors.
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Spring Sports
Girl's Varsity Softball Album
05/03/2019
Rome Free Academy's Girl's Varsity Softball Team
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Spring Sports
Boy's Varsity Lacrosse Album
05/03/2019
Rome Free Academy's Boy's Varsity Lacrosse
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MVCC STEM Fest
04/30/2019
Mohawk Valley Community College held a STEM Fest on April 26th and 27th that involved numerous physics, engineering, and nano activities for kids and families
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Superintendent's Blog Week of 4/29
04/29/2019
The Superintendent's blog this week discusses the final stretch of the school year, a Parent University event, the ESSA family engagement survey, Board of Education elections, and the junior class painting fundraiser. Have a great week!
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Stokes Students Published Authors
04/29/2019
Students in fifth and sixth grade at Stokes Elementary were given the opportunity to become published authors by entering a writing contest through, Young Writers USA
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Rhapsody
Performance at RFA
04/25/2019
Tonight, Thursday, April 25th, RFA’s Rhapsody Show Choir will be hosting a performance with the Rome Community Theatre Talent Team and the Denti Elementary Drama Club. The show will begin at 7:00pm; tickets are $5 and available at the door or in advance at Jervis Public Library.
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Real Life 101 Workshop
04/25/2019
On April 3, 2019 Mrs. Melone’s Real Life 101 classes attended a full day of Junior Achievement Career Success Program of workshops. The Junior Achievement Career Success Program: JA: You’re Hired was held at MVCC in Rome.
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Superintendent's Blog Week of 4/22
04/22/2019
The Superintendent's blog this week discusses various awareness/recognition events in April, a proposed budget update, the ESSA family engagement survey, Board of Education elections, and a painting class fundraiser. Have a great week!
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Proposed 2019-20 Budget Presentation Video and Presentation
04/18/2019
Superintendent Peter Blake discusses updates to the Rome City School District's proposed budget for 2019-2020.
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Grants Awards
District Awarded Grants for Programs Supporting Homeless Students
04/17/2019
The New York State Education Department (NYSED) awarded the Rome City School District (RCSD) two grants for programs supporting homeless students.
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Family Engagement Survey
04/17/2019
Please follow the link to take the Family Engagement Survey. Your input will help us to complete our district and school plans!
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Musical
Denti's Madagascar Jr. Album
04/11/2019
Check out the album of Denti's presentation of Madagascar Jr.
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Superintendent's Blog Week of 4/8
04/08/2019
Happy Monday before spring break! The Superintendent's blog this week discusses recent budget developments, the NAMM Best Community for Music Education Award, the go home early drill, spring break, and the upcoming Board of Education elections.
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Musical
The Drowsy Chaperone Album
04/08/2019
Check out the album of RFA's presentation of The Drowsy Chaperone
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Food Bank
The Giving Tree School Pantry
04/03/2019
The Giving Tree School Pantry is a food bank sponsored by Rome Community Schools. It is available for all families within the Rome City School District. The Giving Tree School Pantry is located at Bellamy Elementary and is open Monday and Friday from 12-2pm & Wednesday 12-4pm.
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Superintendent's Blog Week of 4/1
04/01/2019
The Superintendent's blog this week discusses some potential budget updates (depending on when the State budget is adopted), our RFA student athletes, the RFA musical, a chicken riggie fundraiser, and the Go Home Early Drill.
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Clough One School, One Book Event
03/29/2019
On Thursday, March 28, Clough held their One School, One Book event.
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Denti Presents Madagascar: A Musical Adventure Jr.
03/26/2019
The Denti Elementary Drama Club will present Dreamworks’ Madagascar: A Musical Adventure Jr. April 9th and 10th.
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RFA Presents: The Drowsy Chaperone
03/26/2019
RFA presents THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, April 4, 5, and 6 at 7:30 pm.
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Superintendent's Blog Week of 3/25
03/25/2019
The Superintendent's blog this week discusses National Public Schools Week, the chicken riggie dinner fundraiser, the NYSED parent dashboard, and the dialogue with the superintendent event. Have a great week!
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Superintendent Peter Blake Earns National Honor
03/22/2019
Superintendent Peter Blake was selected by the National School Public Relations Association as a Superintendent to Watch for 2018-19. He was one of only 14 chosen NATIONALLY for their innovative and effective use of communication technology!
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Chicken Riggies
Chicken Riggie Dinner Fundraiser
03/21/2019
Enjoy a Chicken Riggie Dinner to benefit the RFA Junior class
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Future
RFA Career Fair 2019
03/19/2019
The RFA Career Fair was held on March 14, 2019.
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Newsletter in the Mail
03/19/2019
The RCSD winter 2019 newsletter is in the mail and will be arriving in homes soon.
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Superintendent's Blog Week of 3/18
03/18/2019
The Superintendent's blog this week discusses building projects as they relate to a budget, the NYSED Parent Dashboard, Music in Our Schools Month, the Suitcase Art Show, and the upcoming dialogue event. Have a great week!
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Interactive Learning
Clough Visited by Alpaca Friends
03/13/2019
On March 12, Clough was visited by alpaca thanks to The Wild Animal Park!
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Arts
Artistree Studios Presents: RFA Jazz Band
03/12/2019
On March 8, 2019 Artistree Studios and Gallery invited guests to view RFA student artwork and enjoy a performance by RFA Jazz Band
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Superintendent's Blog Week of 3/11
03/11/2019
The Superintendent's blog this week discusses the budget and development process, a reminder about Friday 3/15, the Suitcase Art Show, National Social Workers' Month, and the upcoming Dialogue with the Superintendent event. Have a great week!
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March 14
RFA Career Fair
03/11/2019
The RFA Career Fair will be held on Thursday, March 14 7:30am-10:20am in the RFA gymnasium. On the spot interviews will take place from 10:30am-12:00pm. Open to all RFA students, come discover the career of your future!
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Instrument Fund
Music Department Instrument Fund
03/11/2019
As the Rome Music Department continues to grow and flourish, we are in need of new instruments for our students to use grades 5-12 in both band and orchestra.
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Celebrate Music
All City Band 2019
03/08/2019
The All City Band Concert was held on March 6, 2019.
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Art
Suitcase Show Opening 2019
03/08/2019
The Suitcase Show opening on March 7 was a great success!
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2019-2020
Budget Presentation 2019-2020
03/08/2019
Follow the link to view the 2019-2020 Budget Presentation
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Thank you
RFA Class of 2019 Gift
03/05/2019
The Class of 2019 purchased two chairs and a table to donate to RFA as their senior gift. The items are located in the lobby as you enter the main entrance. They were purchased from roi Office Interiors Inc of Rome. The class of 2019 advisors are Mrs. Colangelo and Mrs. Duffy. Thank you class of 2019 and to Mrs.Colangelo for these photos!
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Superintendent's Blog Week of 3/4
03/04/2019
The Superintendent's blog this week discusses the MOMO and 48-Hour Challenges, a Rome YMCA community survey, our online curriculum portal, and National School Breakfast Week. Have a great week!
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Rome Science Fair 2019
03/03/2019
The Rome Academy of Sciences conducted the 62nd Annual Rome Science Fair. The Rome Science Fair is comprised of two separate events; the Jr./Sr. Science Fair held at NY State School for the Deaf on Wednesday, Feb 27th, and the Sr. Science Fair was held on Saturday Mar 2nd at RFA. The theme for this year’s science fair was “Look to the Stars”
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Creative
Sabia's 4th-Graders Present Longhouses
02/26/2019
Carrying on the 4th-grade tradition at Bellamy, Samantha Sabia’s class created Longhouse replicas to wrap up their Native Americans in New York Unit.
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Superintendent's Blog Week of 2/25
02/26/2019
The Superintendent's blog this week discusses reflecting on diversity, the RFA top ten, Read Across America Week, the Annual Rome Science Fair, and some tech information on phishing, vishing, and smishing. Have a great week!
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Rome Science Fair
Rome Science Fair
02/22/2019
62nd Annual Rome Science Fair on Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Open to the Public) RFA - 95 Dart Circle, Rome
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Top Ten
RFA Top Ten Announced
02/15/2019
The RFA Top Ten Class of 2019 was announced on February 14th.
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Rome Curriculum
Explore Rome City School District Curriculum
02/15/2019
The Rome City School District is pleased to share our Atlas Curriculum Management site with the Rome Community.
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Art
Suitcase Show 2019
02/13/2019
The exhibit features a variety of exemplary work from students in grades K-12. The Suitcase show travels to 3 locations in Rome each year and will be kicking off with an opening reception on Thursday, March 7 from 3:30-5 at the Ft. Stanwix Willett Center on N. James St. Don't miss it!
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Superintendent's Blog Week of February 11
02/11/2019
The Superintendent's blog this week discusses the challenges of parenting with the increasing use of social media, a Black History Month event with the Historical Society, a family event with the Rome Art and Community Center, 2019-2020 kindergarten registration, a winter recess reminder, and a reminder regarding parent portal. Have a great week!
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Superintendent's Blog for the week of February 4th
02/04/2019
The Superintendent's blog this week discusses some kudos to RFA and the district for their improved graduation rate, the American Heart Association Run/Walk Event, Pre-K registration, and the BOCES Family Welcome Center.
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Pre-K and K Registration
Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration
01/30/2019
Pre-K and Kindergarten registration is taking place Monday, March 4th through Friday, March 8th.
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Superintendent's Blog for the week of January 28
01/28/2019
My blog this week discusses some updates on the proposed Capital Project, the Go Red for Women day, the upcoming Rhapsody Collegiate Showcase, the American Heart Association Run/Walk, 2019-2020 pre-K registration, and the new BOCES Family Welcome Center.
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Superintendent's Blog Week of 1/21
01/22/2019
The Superintendent's blog this week discusses the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the RFA regents exam week, National Compliment Day, and the Rescue Mission Gear Giveaway. Have a great week!
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Festival
8th Annual CNY Show Choir Festival
01/22/2019
The 8th Annual CNY Show Choir Festival was held on January 18, 2019, at Rome Free Academy.
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