Rochester High School is located in Rochester Hills, MI and houses approximately 1800 students. RHS has formed a Green Club this year and we have regular student members who attend. We are focused on improving the recycling effort at RHS and becoming more environmentally friendly as a school and district.
The Mission of the Rochester Community Schools is to provide a quality education in a caring atmosphere, for students to attain the necessary skills and knowledge to become lifelong learners and contribute to a diverse, interdependent, and changing world.
School’s Green Initiatives
Rochester High has been working hard this year to be environmentally friendly. The Green Club is sponsored by Meg Pierce and Brandon Shurter, both teachers at RHS.
We have hosted an Electronic Recycling Event where anyone in the community could drop off old/unused electronics for free to be donated or recycled. We kept 23,000 pounds of electronics out of landfills and raised money for our Green Club.
We have adopted two species of animal from the World Wildlife Fund which include the Amur Leopard and Mekong Dolphin. We are happy to support these endangered species.
Another thing that is catching on is waste free Wednesdays at lunch. Students are encouraged to bring reusable containers/bottles and reduce their trash every Wednesday during lunch.
We have also ordered recycle bins for each classroom to hold paper and our Green Club students will be emptying these each week for teachers. With some pressure, the district is also drawing up a plan to recycle aluminum and plastic.
In addition to other things we have accomplished, we will be upgrading our status from a Michigan Green School this year to Emerald and possibly even Evergreen. This is a great achievement and we are very proud!
Thanks to everyone who has helped and supported our Green Club, including Gina Randall, Francine Heatley, and Charles Rowland III.