Seventeen students, five staff and two parents represented RCS in Germany! In addition to touring many historical landmarks, the group also visited their sister school, Gymnasien in Berlin. Global awareness is one of three focus areas in the Rochester Community School District's Strategic Plan. Global awareness initiatives include expanding international exchanges and school partnerships between countries such as Costa Rica, Germany, France, and China, and introducing unique programs within the district, such as the Chinese language program. "At Rochester Community Schools, we believe that it is critical to provide an enriched learning environment where our students can experience a variety of customs, lifestyles, and backgrounds," said Superintendent Robert Shaner, Ph.D.