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In its most recent board meeting held on March 15, 2023, the Rochester CUSD #3a Board of Education reflected on the accomplishments of the District thus far, as they enter the fourth quarter of the school year. The Board was full of praise for the outstanding teachers, administrators, and support staff who have risen to the challenges presented to them and continued to provide high-quality education to students despite the difficulties posed.

According to Dan Cox, Superintendent, "Our academic performance has been superb despite the increasingly challenging times we are facing. We are thrilled to see our students thrive academically, and we know that this is a result of the hard work and dedication of our students, teachers, staff, and families."

The Board also celebrated the athletic and fine arts achievements of the district, noting that the athletes had demonstrated remarkable dedication and commitment to their respective sports, and the fine arts programs had been nothing short of amazing. Cox stated that "the performances put on by our students would make even college programs envious. We are proud to say that we have a record number of all-state fine arts participants this year. This achievement is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our students and the exceptional guidance of our fine arts faculty."

Additionally, the Board emphasized the importance of increasing involvement and input from families as partners. They recognized that student success depends on a strong partnership between schools and families, and they are committed to working together to provide the best possible education for students.

The board expressed pride in the incredible success achieved this year and emphasized their commitment to providing the best possible education for students and continuing to be a source of pride for the community.

A highlight of personnel decisions during the meeting is the announcement of Brandon Rose as the next varsity girls basketball coach for the Rochester Rockets. In addition to his high school coaching experience, Rose has also been the Rochester 8th grade coach for the past ten seasons, where he led teams to the IESA state finals in 2015 and 2018.

Rochester Athletic Director J.R. Boudouris expressed excitement about the hiring of Coach Rose, stating, “We are extremely excited about hiring Coach Rose to lead our girls basketball program. No one has played a more critical role in the success of Rochester Girls Basketball over the past decade than Coach Rose.”

Boudouris also noted that Rose is the best person to lead the continued Tradition of Excellence of the Rockets Girls Basketball program. With Rose's extensive experience and dedication to the program, the Rockets are expected to continue their success in the upcoming season.

The announcement of Coach Rose's hiring has generated excitement among the Rockets basketball community, and the team looks forward to seeing the continued success of the girls basketball program under his leadership.

To learn more about what took place during the meeting see the full summary of minutes on the District website here. 

It’s a great day to be a Rocket!