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ROCORI ACADEMICS AND PROGRAMS

 

Over the last few weeks, I have heard questions or comments about the ROCORI Schools as we have engaged in a number public and community activities.  At the Community Showcase, some guests and vendors asked about ROCORI performance and expectations.  In conversations with parents researching schools, questions about our district success have been presented.  Various contexts have offered opportunities to identify strengths and share information about the district. 

Although the information is not presented in my normal writing format, I want to use the space to share information from our district brochures to let data and facts about the district speak to our academic and program success.  I know the information is now a year old, but the information is consistent with current district performance.

Last week, information about our academic programs was included.  This week, I would like to highlight opportunities for students in curricular and extra-curricular programs.

 

MISSION:

To be Central Minnesota’s public education standard of excellence

Making a difference today to create a better tomorrow for ROCORI students and their communities

 

ACTIVITY OPPORTUNITIES

 

ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES

Art Club                                   Knowledge Bowl

Language Club                        Math League              

Media                                      National Honor Society

Student Senate                        Yearbook

 

COMPETITIVE ATHLETICS

Central Lakes Conference Affiliation

Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) Member

 

MSHSL Tournament Eligible

Baseball                                  Basketball (Boys/Girls)

Cross Country (Boys/Girls)      Dance (High Kick/Jazz)

Football                                   Golf (Boys/Girls)

Ice Hockey (Boys/Girls)                       Softball                       

Special Olympics                     Swimming/Diving (Boys/Girls)

Tennis  (Girls)                          Track and Field (Boys/Girls)

Volleyball                                Wrestling

Club Teams—Affiliation with District

Lacrosse                                  Soccer

 

COMPETITIVE AND INTERNAL FINE ARTS

Band                                        Choir

Destination Imagination         Drumline

Marching Band                       One Act Play

Speech                                    Theater (Three Act Play, Musical)

Winterguard

 

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)

Environmental Club                Future Farmers of America

Robotics

 

SPECIAL INTERESTS

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Future Educators Club            Gay/Straight Alliance 

ROCORI Against Destructive Decisions         

           

ROCORI PROUD RECOGNITION PROGRAM

The District School Board recognizes excellence through its ROCORI Proud program. 

Students, staff, volunteers, parents, and community members recognized for exemplary performance. 

Awards reflect elements of the school district mission: 

  • Achieving a Standard of Excellence,
  • Making a Difference Today,
  • Creating a Better Tomorrow. 

 

STAFF/STUDENT RATIOS

District emphasis on student-staff relationships

Positive class size policies support low ratios

Kindergarten policy:        17-20 students

First Grade:                      19-22 students

Second, Third Grade        24-27 students

Fourth, Fifth Grade          26-29 students

Middle School                  15-30 student range

Senior High                      15-30 student range

88% of elementary class sections at or lower than policy expectations

 

CONCLUSION

As you can see in the information, there are a lot of great things happening within the ROCORI Schools!  We are very proud of our academic and activity programs—all of which have witnessed various measures of success over the past several years!  The ROCORI School District offers many options for students and families!