Joseph E. Robach's posts related to Education

Hilton Middle School Honored as 'School to Watch'

“Essential Elements School to Watch" designation for Merton Williams Middle School from NYS Education Department; national award ceremony June 24 in Washington, DC

Principal Carol Stehm of Hilton Central School District's Merton Williams Middle School has announced that the school was designated a 2010 Essential Elements School to Watch by the New York State Education Department's Schools to Watch Leadership Team. “This really is about our staff and the work they do everyday,” Principal Stehm said. “It’s the dedication to the students that truly makes us a school to watch.”


Rochester Student Shadows Senator Robach in Albany

Yar Deng, a School Without Walls senior, was one of 31 high-school students from across the State to be a part of the 10th annual Students Inside Albany conference, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of New York State Education Foundation.

Brighton, Hilton School Districts Among "Best Communities for Music Education"

National Association of Music Merchants Foundation Honors School Districts Nationwide with Strong Dedication to Music Programs


Area High Schools Make NEWSWEEK Best High Schools List

A number of area high schools, including four in the 56th Senate District, made NEWSWEEK magazine's Best High Schools in America list. Each year, NEWSWEEK picks the best high schools in the country based on how hard school staffs work to challenge students with advanced-placement college-level courses and tests. Just over 1.600 schools—only 6 percent of all the public schools in the U.S.—made the list.

Congratulations to the following high schools in Senator Robach's district that made the list! (Their ranking is next to the school)

Odyssey Academy (#106)


Senator Robach Helps Break Ground on New Rochester EOC Center

Senator Robach, on Thursday, July 8, helped break ground on the new Rochester Educational Opportunity Center, located at 161 Chestnut Street in downtown Rochester. REOC provides career training and college-readiness courses to 1,500 local residents each year. Affiliated with the State University College at Brockport, the center is one of 10 such programs in the SUNY system. The building is expected to be ready for use by late 2011. For more information, visit


Senator Robach Spends Annual Reading Day at the Harley School

On Tuesday, July 20, Senator Robach took part in 'Annual Reading Day' at the Harley School. Horizons at Harley is a summer Student Enrichment Program that provides low-income Rochester children with a unique combination of academic, social, cultural, wellness, and recreational learning experiences that support their success in school and in life. One hundred twenty five children in grades K-8 attend Horizons each summer for six weeks at The Harley School.

Senator Robach Talks Budget with 13WHAM

On Wednesday, July 27th, Senator Robach joined Evan Dawson and Norma Holland on 13WHAM News This Morning. During his interview, Senator Robach discussed the issues around the New York State budget and also discussed Mayoral Control for the City of Rochester. To see the story, click here.



Greece Central School District Summer Commencement Ceremony

On Thursday, August 26th, Senator Robach took part in the 2010 Greece Central School District Commencement Ceremony. The ceremony, which took place at Greece Athena High School, honored graduates of the district's Adult Literacy GED program, Bridges Program, and high school graduates from Greece Arcadia, Greece Olympia, Greece Athena, and Odyssey Academy.

Senator Robach Wraps up 2010 Dictionary Project

On Monday, September 27th, Senator Robach visited Northwood Elementary School in Hilton to wrap up the 2010 Dictionary Project. Over the past two weeks, Senator Robach has distributed dictionaries to third grade students in both Greece and Hilton as a part of a program sponsored by both the Greece Rotary and Hilton Rotary. Overall, third graders from 11 elementary schools received new dictionaries to use throughout the school year. Pictured with Senator Robach is third grader Lauren Morris.

Senator Robach at School of the Arts

On Thursday, October 28th, Senator Robach spoke to students at School of the Arts during a Participation in Government class. Robach discussed state issues with students and told them how they can become more active in government.