NEWS RELEASE: Roseville Community Schools Prepares 100-Year Anniversary Celebrations - Jul 2, 2024
July 2, 2024

NEWS RELEASE: Roseville Community Schools Prepares 100-Year Anniversary Celebrations

Superintendent A.A. Nevereth with Roseville’s First Graduating Class in 1925.
Roseville's First Graduating Class, 1925.
Roseville Community School’s 100-Year Anniversary Logo.
100-Year Anniversary Logo

Roseville Community Schools will spend the 2024-2025 school year celebrating a century of successful alumni, educational excellence, and community spirit. The district will celebrate its 100th anniversary with a series of events and activities to honor the momentous occasion. “Our district has so much to celebrate,” said Superintendent Mark Blaszkowski. “100 years of existence is a sign of pride, resilience, and strength, leaving a legacy in which our students, retired and current staff members, and alumni can be proud. Schools will be doing activities throughout the years, honoring our hundred years. It is going to be an exciting time for our entire school community.”

The year-long celebration kicks off with the fourth annual Panther Day, held at Roseville High School on Saturday, August 17 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The fun, family event will feature food trucks, performances by the RHS marching band and cheer teams, the annual Red vs. Black football game, and bounce houses and games for the kids, including a punt, pass, kick competition. Roseville High School Principal Jason Bettin said that Panther Day is a great way to kick off the new school year and the 100th year of serving the community. “Our goal is that all students in Roseville eventually become Panthers. We are excited to have an expanded event that is a fun, family-oriented way to connect with our schools and staff and see all the RCS has to offer the community.”

Roseville High School’s 2024 Homecoming festivities will be held on Friday, October 11. The parade starts at 5:00 p.m. followed by the homecoming game vs. L’anse Creuse at 7:00 p.m. “Homecoming is always the event where we welcome back our alumni, and we would like to see more community members than ever help us celebrate 100 years,” said Bettin. He added that RHS is planning how to incorporate the 100-year anniversary into themes for prom and graduation as well, celebrating the hundredth class to graduate from RCS. “It is important to understand, remember, and honor the past. This school year provides an excellent opportunity for us to do that as a community by celebrating all the accomplishments and alumni of RCS.” Other opportunities for the community, alumni, and former staff members to join in the celebration will be announced at a later date. “At all our events throughout the entire year, alumni will have the ability to join our "R Club", which is the club for Roseville Alumni Varsity Letter winners to continue to be part of Roseville athletics as we grow and celebrate future successes,” added Bettin.

Board of Education President Theresa Genest said the district could not have made it this far without the support of the community. “The successful bonds and millages our community has passed have helped us create great programs and opportunities for our students. On behalf of myself and the other board of education members, I would like to say how excited we all are to be celebrating our 100th anniversary.” Roseville’s first graduating class in 1925 consisted of nine students. Throughout the years, as the community has evolved, so has the district. We currently service close to 4500 students throughout our seven elementary schools, two middle schools, and high school. Blaszkowski said that the fact that the Roseville Community Schools has been around for 100 years shows the deep commitment to the education of this community. “RCS has a long, rich history of commitment to educating students in this community and 100 years is evidence of a dedicated commitment to this community. We look forward to continuing that commitment for the next hundred years.”