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Operating as usual

Photos from Royal Oak Schools's post 05/09/2024

๐ŸŒŸ Exciting News from Royal Oak Schools! ๐Ÿซ

We recently had the honor of welcoming members from the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) to our district. Their visit included tours of Upton Elementary School, Oakland Elementary School, Royal Oak Middle School, and Royal Oak High School and concentrated on hearing about our DEI work in the district.

๐Ÿค During their visit, the MDE team had the opportunity to see our innovative teaching methods, dynamic learning environments, and the dedication of our staff and students firsthand. It was a fantastic opportunity to showcase the strong community and educational excellence we cultivate here in Royal Oak.

๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š We're grateful for this recognition and the chance to share our commitment to creating an inclusive, diverse, and student-first environment.

Thank you to everyone who made this visit a success!


The regular meeting of the Royal Oak Schools Board of Education is Thursday, May 9, at 6:30 PM at 800 DeVillen in Royal Oak at the Administrative Offices.


๐Ÿ‘€ Check out these student-produced highlights from Ravens Girls Softball against Marian. ๐ŸฅŽ
Royal Oak High School

Photos from Royal Oak Schools's post 05/08/2024

U Matter Week wrapped up on Friday at Royal Oak High School.

๐ŸŽ๐Ÿฅ Thanks to Woodward Corner Market for their generous donation of morning snacks between 1st and 2nd hour!
๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™‚๏ธ In 2nd hour, our students enjoyed a rejuvenating yoga class led by the South Oakland Family YMCA, promoting wellness and mindfulness. Namaste!
๐Ÿ“โœจ Ms. Overholt led an inspiring journaling lesson in 3rd hour, guiding our students in self-reflection and expression.
๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธAnd to wrap up the day on a refreshing note, our 6th-hour wellness walk allowed students to recharge and connect with nature.

Another day of learning, wellness, and community here at Royal Oak Schools! Keep shining bright, ! โœจ๐Ÿ“š


๐Ÿฟ๏ธโœจ Meet Rainbow the Squirrel! ๐ŸŒˆโœจ

Rainbow the Squirrel is a rather unique member of the Purple Cat Room classroom at the ECC. Dubbed their "class pet," Rainbow brings joy and curiosity to our little learners each day.

๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ‘€ Itโ€™s not every day you see a class with a squirrel for a pet, but creative teacher Amber Wilt found a lovely way to bring a bit of the wild into her classroom! ๐Ÿฆœ Along with Rainbow, the students have also become avid birdwatchers. It's a wonderful way for the students to connect with nature and learn about the diverse ecosystem right outside their window.

Celebrate National Pet Month with us as we introduce school pets to you each week!

Photos from Royal Oak Schools's post 05/08/2024

๐Ÿ˜Š Our mental health is impacted by many factors that are easily identified, such as our relationships or work/school responsibilities. But did you know that the ever-changing world around us also impacts our mental health? ๐ŸŒ

You may or may not realize that these things are also likely impacting your mental health. ๐Ÿง โ˜ฎ
Below are four impacts and four things you can do to help cope with them. โฌ‡


The best teacher I ever had was...


Ravens Robotics 2023-24 Season Review

Photos from Royal Oak Schools's post 05/08/2024


Team 1188, the Ravens from Royal Oak High School, soared at the Troy District Competition, ending their 2024 season with flying colors. Despite challenges, they made the playoffs, showing resilience and securing the Gracious Professionalism Award for collaboration. They're an inspiration on and off the field!

Photos from Royal Oak Schools's post 05/07/2024

๐ŸŒ From Roblox to TikTok, technology is changing fast, and many of us are struggling to stay one step ahead of our kids.
Please join us tonight at 8 PM for an expert Zoom presentation and Q&A about how to help your children stay safe online.

This engaging presentation will cover:
๐ŸŽฎWhat kids are doing online, from popular apps to online gaming
๐Ÿ–ฅTips for managing screen time
๐Ÿฆบ Best practices to help kids be safe, savvy, and kind online
๐Ÿ’ปWays to manage a childโ€™s devices, including app settings for age-appropriate content and more.
โ“Plus, ask your own questions during a live Q&A chat!

๐Ÿ”—Join other parents for this free Zoom event at:

(P.S. Be sure to sign in when prompted because youโ€™ll be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card from Trend Micro!)

Photos from Royal Oak Schools's post 05/07/2024

๐Ÿ“š๐ŸŽ‰ ROHS Educators Shine! ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ“š

Exciting news! Derek Miller and Leah Barnett, Royal Oak High School teachers, have been invited to present their work on assets-based formative assessment tools at the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) National Convention in Boston this November. ๐Ÿ“

Their participation highlights the excellence and innovation at ROHS. ๐ŸŽ–๐Ÿซ

Congratulations, Derek and Leah! We can't wait to see your presentation! ๐Ÿ‘


๐ŸŽ A Day in the Life Of An Elementary Teacher ๐ŸŽ

Meet Mary Kosnik, a dedicated 3rd-grade teacher who brings the Royal Oak Schools mission to life daily in her Oak Ridge Elementary School classroom!


We're kicking off today with a virtual applause parade!
Give our rock star teachers some love and a round of applause by posting the ๐Ÿ‘ emoji in the comments.
Let's see how many ๐Ÿ‘ we can get by the end of the day!
We'll start... ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ ... Now it's your turn!


๐Ÿ‘ Let's take a moment to celebrate Karen Erwin, a dedicated Special Education Teacher at Royal Oak High School! ๐ŸŽ‰ Karen has been anonymously nominated for a well-deserved staff shout-out.

๐Ÿ‘“ Here's what her nomination had to say: "Karen is such a supportive co-teacher. She works hard to make sure kids succeed and have fun at the same time!" ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š

Karen's commitment to her students' success and well-being is truly commendable. ๐ŸŒŸ

Photos from Royal Oak Schools's post 05/06/2024

๐ŸŒŠโš“ An Extraordinary Summer Ahead For A ROHS Educator! โš“๐ŸŒŠ

We're thrilled to share that Royal Oak High School social studies teacher John Worrell has been awarded the prestigious Grosvenor Teaching Fellowship! ๐ŸŒŸ

Selected from educators across the U.S. and Canada, John will embark on an incredible journey aboard the National Geographic Explorer ship in the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans. ๐Ÿšข๐ŸŒ

Join us in congratulating John on this remarkable achievement and wishing him an unforgettable adventure ahead! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŒŠ


๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŽ‰ Join us in celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month this May! ๐ŸŒโœจ

At Royal Oak Schools, we honor Asian-Pacific Americans' diverse cultures and contributions to our . Let's embrace diversity and unity together!


We love our teachers at Royal Oak Schools! ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š
Listen to hear why!
Royal Oak High School edition! ๐Ÿซ๐ŸŽ“


Happy Staff Appreciation Week! ๐Ÿ‘

๐Ÿ“ฃGive a shout out to your favorite Royal Oak Schools staff member below! ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿซ


๐ŸŽ‰ Staff Shoutout Time!๐ŸŒŸ

Let's give a big round of applause to Sara Barbas, an exceptional paraprofessional at Churchill, making waves in the TRAILS program who was anonymously nominated for a shout-out!! ๐Ÿ™Œ

๐ŸŒŸ The anonymous nomination speaks volumes about your positive impact on our community. ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š From being a mentor and cheerleader to your students to going above and beyond with initiatives like community garden, your commitment to excellence is evident in everything you do. ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒธ And let's not forget your incredible homemade treats for staff birthdays โ€“ a testament to your generosity and thoughtfulness. ๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿช
Thank you, Sara, for all that you do to make TRAILS thrive! We are incredibly grateful for your presence and your unwavering support. ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ‘


๐ŸŒŸWe're excited to announce that applications for the 2024-25 school year's Young Oaks Latchkey program will be opening tomorrow! Families must apply annually for consideration. ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ
๐Ÿ•˜ The lottery for the upcoming school year will kick off on Monday, May 6th, starting at 9:00 a.m.
๐Ÿ“„ Make sure to submit your applications through the provided link to ensure fairness and equal opportunity for all interested families.
๐Ÿ“… We understand the importance of timely communication, so acceptance or waitlist notifications will be sent out on Wednesday, May 22nd.
๐Ÿ“ž If you have any questions or need assistance during the application process, don't hesitate to reach out to Addams Early Childhood Center at 248-288-3220 ext. 0. We're here to help!


We have student art on display at the Royal Oak Public Library until May 19!
Stop by and check it out!


How are you celebrating Star Wars Day?

2024 ROYA Youth Recognition and Rising Star Awards 05/03/2024

๐ŸŒŸRoyal Oak Youth Assistance held its annual youth recognition and rising star awards ceremony!๐ŸŒŸ
๐Ÿ”—Please use the link below to watch the highlights of the night...the students being recognized! ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ“ท๐ŸŽ–โญ

2024 ROYA Youth Recognition and Rising Star Awards The 2024 Royal Oak Youth Assistance Youth Recognition and Rising Star Awards

Photos from Royal Oak Schools's post 05/03/2024

๐ŸŒŸ Day 4 Recap of U Matter Week๐ŸŒŸ

Another day filled with inspiration and growth at Royal Oak High School!

Here's a glimpse into the remarkable experiences our students and staff shared:
๐Ÿ‘ฅ **1st Hour Student Panel:** Our unified sports athletes took center stage, sharing their incredible journeys and fostering unity. It was an unforgettable moment of strength and camaraderie. (We're kicking ourselves for not capturing it on film!)

๐Ÿ’ก **2nd Hour TED Talks:** Mr. Weeks captivated us with his talk on GRIT, joined by special guest Ryan Stegman, Marvel comic book artist. Their insights ignited our passion for perseverance and creativity.

๐Ÿง  **3rd Hour Coping Lesson:** Ms. Buttazzoni bravely opened up about her personal journey, guiding students through a lesson on coping. Her courage and vulnerability served as powerful lessons in resilience.

๐ŸŽ™๏ธ **5th Hour TED Talks:** Mr. Z took the stage with another thought-provoking TED Talk, accompanied by a return appearance from the talented Ryan Stegman. Their words resonated deeply, challenging us to think and dream bigger.

๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ **6th Hour Vision Boards:** Ms. Manolias led a session on vision boards, empowering students to visualize their dreams and aspirations. It was a creative journey toward self-discovery and goal-setting.

๐ŸŽช **Spring Fling Carnival:** The Student Council hosted a Spring Fling Carnival after school, showcasing the vibrant clubs offered at ROHS. Laughter, games, and community spirit filled the air as we celebrated our diverse interests and talents.

Each moment today reinforced our commitment to fostering growth-minded individuals in a safe and inclusive environment. Together, we're shaping a community of excellence where every voice is heard, and every dream is supported. ๐ŸŒŸ

Photos from Royal Oak Schools's post 05/03/2024

U Matter Week - Day 3 at Royal Oak High School:

๐Ÿ”น Take What You Need Wall: Over 1,400 affirmations and words of support adorn our "Take What You Need" wall, fostering positivity and connection among students and staff.

๐ŸŽจ Student-Led Art Therapy: In 2nd hour, students found solace and self-expression through art therapy, led by their peers. Creativity knows no bounds in our supportive environment!

๐Ÿ“– Student-Led Journaling and Reading: In 3rd hour, students delved into the power of reflection and literature, led by their fellow classmates. Building minds and hearts through shared stories.

๐Ÿพ Therapy Dogs: Our furry friends, Daisy, Leo, Charlie, Pepper, and River, brought joy and comfort to 5th and 6th hour. Their wagging tails and gentle presence remind us of the importance of compassion and companionship.

Each moment today reinforces our mission of inclusivity, diversity, and student-first education. Together, we're nurturing growth-minded individuals prepared to thrive in our dynamic world. ๐ŸŒŸ


Royal Oak Middle School staff rocking all green for Mental Health!

Photos from Royal Oak Schools's post 05/02/2024

๐Ÿ”—Use this link for this month's District Dispatch -

Highlights include:
๐Ÿ™Thanking All Staff
๐Ÿ’ชSupport Person Of The Year
๐ŸŒฑ Young Oaks Information
๐Ÿ“Summer Learning Registration
๐Ÿ†Students Continuing Excellence: Awards and Honors
๐Ÿฅ‡Staff Committed To Excellence: Special Recognition
๐Ÿง Mental Health Month Tips
..and much more.


๐ŸŽช Get ready for an unforgettable afternoon of fun at the Royal Oak High School Student Council Spring Carnival! ๐ŸŽช

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Date: Thursday, May 2 ๐Ÿ•’ Time: 3:30 - 7:00 p.m.
๐Ÿ“ Location: Royal Oak High School

Join us for a fun carnival experience featuring games, prizes, and delicious food! Best of all, admission is completely free (though monetary donations are greatly appreciated to support future student activities).

Bring your friends, family, and neighbors for an afternoon packed with laughter, entertainment, and community spirit. Let's make memories together at this can't-miss event!

See you there! ๐ŸŽ‰


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Our school communities offer a variety of programs to reach every student. In addition to the cityโ€™s regular national recognition as one of the best places to raise a family, the school district is consistently recognized for what it offers, including:

  • A comprehensive curriculum

  • Social and emotional supports for all students

  • Exceptional fine arts programs
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    800 DeVillen Avenue
    Royal Oak, MI

    Opening Hours

    Monday 7:30am - 4:30pm
    Tuesday 7:30am - 4pm
    Wednesday 7:30am - 4:30pm
    Thursday 7:30am - 4:30pm
    Friday 7:30am - 4:30pm
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