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Tuesday, 4/28/2015

M-Step logoThe Michigan Department of Education has transitioned from the 44-year-old MEAP to the M-STEP. The new test, which assesses Michigan standards and benchmarks, will be administered in the spring for students in grades 3-8 and 11. For more information go to http://www.rochester.k12.mi.us/pages/359/curriculum-and-instruction

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Van Hoosen 7th/8th Gr. Choir Performed at Choral Festival

On Wednesday March 11, the Van Hoosen 7/8 Choir performed at the MSVMA District XVI Choral Festival held at Stoney Creek High School. Each choir performed two prepared pieces for four adjudicators who evaluated the categories of tone quality, pitch, rhythm, diction, interpretation and presentation. Following this performance, the choir was given a 15 minute clinic with one of the adjudicators and then participated in sight-singing musical exercises in unison, two- and three-parts while being evaluated by an adjudicator. The VH 7/8 Choir received an overall rating of “Excellent with Superior Distinction” which qualifies them for the state choral festival. The VH and AHS Choir programs are under the direction of Thomas Blue with Oakland University student teacher Amy Miner.