Sunday, October 21, 2018

Champions Galore...

Congratulations to the Rome Free Academy Girl's Cross Country, Girl's Swimming, and Boy's Cross Country teams for bringing home their League Championships this weekend!! With the fall sports season winding down, RFA athletics are bringing a strong presence into the playoffs. Each of the three teams brought home their Championship in dramatic fashion this weekend and are poised to continue their run into Section 3 competition in the coming weeks. All three of these sports bring impressive championships because they require both a team concept, but also have the element of individual talents and successes that are needed from many for the team to succeed. Congrats to all of our athletes for making the Rome community proud. Beyond these three teams, our boy's soccer team fought valiantly in a 1-0 overtime loss to top seed Baldwinsville in the second round of sectional play while the girl's soccer team was defeated by CNS in the first round of their competition. The girl's field hockey team begins sectional competition this Tuesday. As our athletes move through sectional competition, thank you for representing Rome Free Academy and the Rome community in such a positive way. All of our student athletes are to be commended for the work they do on and off the field to continue to elevate not only the performance of our sports programs, but the reputation of RFA athletics. Good luck in the final weeks of competition everyone and then we are on to winter sports!

Halloween on the Green

Looking for a great way to celebrate Halloween with family and friends? Be sure to check out 'Halloween on the Green' on Friday, October 26th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The event is being held right at City Hall. Admission is free and visitors can enjoy on outdoor movie on the green, trick or treat street, costume contests for children and adults, cider and donuts, face painting, and more. Stop by the green for some Halloween fun!!

Harvest Festival - First Annual

Life Church on Black River Blvd (across from Franklin Field) will be hosting their 1st Annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 27th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for the Rome community and surrounding areas.  Free admission, horse rides, chili contest, pie contest, crafts for the young ones, vendors, food trucks, candy and much more.  A great event for the entire family! If you're looking for something fun to enjoy during the Halloween weekend, check out this great opportunity!!

STEM Career Exploration Events

This is a special opportunity to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)careers in CNY. Did you know that New York companies have more STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) jobs than we can fill? And, the demand for new STEM graduates is twice the amount of non-STEM fields! Come join this exciting new program that will offer students the opportunity to explore various careers in STEM. Students, aged 12 and older, from any CNY School District, are invited to register. There is no cost for program – we want as many students as possible to be able to explore all that CNY has to offer in STEM careers! The format will consist of presentations, activities and discussions with STEM professionals. Event information is as follows:

November 1: SRC Inc. @ East Syracuse-Minoa H.S., 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
November 7: Aerospace Alliance @ Solvay H.S., 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
November 15: Marquardt Switches @ Stockbridge Valley H.S., 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact Joe Vargo at 448-1012 or To register for any of the events, please visit