Happy Mother's Day!!!

 Happy Mother's Day to all of our Moms out there in the cyberverse!! It is nice to see the sun shining in upstate New York this year, unlike some of the random Mother's Day surprise snowfalls that we are known to get. Today is a day where we take a moment to recognize, remember, and honor those that are hopefully the most instrumental woman in our lives. There is no doubt that there is no job more precious, more special, and more important than being a parent, and specifically a mother. Without their guidance, love, and unconditional support it is difficult to imagine what life would be like. Moms are there in a moment of need to support and at times, provide the honest truth about a situation or event. When looking back at your childhood, hopefully, you can realize all of the sacrifices and stress that our mothers endured making sure that we had the best childhood that they could possibly provide. Regardless of your situation or background, moms have always given of themselves to help their children grow and feel loved. So, on this Mother's Day, thank you to everyone who has helped their children feel loved and helped them grow. To all of our Mothers, Grandmothers, and anyone else acting in a supporting role to children, I hope you have the most amazing Mother's Day yet!!

2022-2023 Budget Information 

The annual budget vote and district election is coming up on Tuesday, May 17. For more information on the proposed budget, please visit our budget page at https://www.romecsd.org/news_page/rome_2022-2023_budget_presentation__4_19_22 or to view a video of the budget hearing, you can visit our YouTube channel at

Meet the Candidates Event 

On Monday, May 9, the Rome NAACP will be hosting a Meet the Candidates event for the individuals who are on the ballot for the annual election of School Board members. The event will occur at Strough Middle School and will begin at 7:00 p.m.

MVCC Career Exploration

On Wednesday, May 18, MVCC will be hosting a Career Exploration event at the Jorgensen Center Field House, on the Utica Campus. The event will be held between 5:00 and 8:00 p.m. and will involve local industry leaders and MVCC faculty for students to learn more about the variety of careers available in the Mohawk Valley. For more information, please visit their website at: https://www.mvcc.edu/news/2022-05-03-mvcc-to-host-career-exploration-event-in-utica.php.

Sports Hall of Fame Fundraiser

The Rome Sports Hall of Fame will be holding a Chicken Barbeque Fundraiser on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. This fundraiser is the organization's largest effort of the year and we are fortunate to have such a supportive group in our community who have supported the athletic programs of the Rome City School District forever. Details are as follows:
Brooks BBQ
When: Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Where: Rome Alliance Church, 920 Turin St., Rome
Dinners for pick-up only
Tickets are $15 each and are available through any RSHOF Board Member, or via Venmo @RomeSports-HallofFame. Please list your name, number of tickets, and BBQ in the memo column if using Venmo. All dinners include a 1/2 chicken, baked potato, coleslaw, roll and butter, a bottle of water, and a cookie.

Minority STEM Scholarship Opportunity 

Do you know a minority student entering their first year of college for a STEM program? The New York State Education Committee of the NAACP is looking to provide $3,000 Veeco Scholarships to students who are entering the STEM field and attending their first year of college. The deadline is fast approaching so don't waste any more time. For more information, please visit their website at www.nysnaacp.org/education or to view the application, please use this link: https://forms.gle/xPH2L327XXo5ejo46.

Connected Community White Out 

On Monday, May 9 (yes that is tomorrow) Connected Community Schools is encouraging all schools within our region that participate with Community Schools to wear white in support of the Utica Comets in their attempt to win the Calder Cup through the playoffs. As you know, Connected Community Schools began right here in Rome and has received frequent national recognition for their work. Let's participate in the white out event and support our Connected Community Schools and the Utica Comets!

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