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Giving Back
Rotary Interact Club Helps End Polio
12/17/2018
The RFA Rotary Interact Club raised $385 by selling purple polio bracelets to recognize Rotary International's ongoing efforts to end polio worldwide, and in recognition of World Polio Day on October 24th.
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Helping Hands
RFA Rotary Interact Group Holiday Party
12/14/2018
The Rome Rotary and RFA Rotary Interact Club held their annual holiday party for elementary students on December 11.
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Sing
RFA Winter Choral Concert
12/05/2018
The Rome Free Academy Winter Choral Concert was held at RFA on December 4, 2018.
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4-Course Meal
RFA French Club Dinner
11/23/2018
The Rome Free Academy French Club held their annual four-course meal for their families on November 15, 2018.
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FIRST PLACE
RFA Marching Black Knights are State Champions!
10/29/2018
The Rome Free Academy Marching Black Knights 2018 production of “Mirage” placed first in the Large School Three Division of the New York State Field Band Championships last night at the Carrier Dome. The marching band began competing in 2011; this is their first state title.
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Support
RFA Manufacturing Systems Class Selling Laptop/Side Tables
10/29/2018
The Technology Education Departments 2nd and 7th period Manufacturing Systems classes have decided to mass produce and sell laptop/side tables.
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Congratulations
National Honor Society Induction
10/24/2018
A total of 73 students were inducted into the Rome Free Academy chapter of the National Honor Society in a ceremony Tuesday night (October 23) at the school.
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Marching Band Community Show 10/24
10/22/2018
The Marching Band Community Show will be held on October 24 at 8p.m. at Stadium Support.
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Successful Futures
RFA College Night
10/11/2018
Over 80 colleges visited Rome Free Academy on October 10th for their annual College Night.
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Black Knight Apparel
RFA Black Knight Apparel Store Now Open!
10/05/2018
The Black Knight Apparel Store is now open! Place your online order anytime between October 5th & October 15th!
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HOCO
Homecoming 2018 Photo Gallery
10/04/2018
Photo gallery of the 2018 RFA Homecoming football game!
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College
College Night at RFA
10/03/2018
On October 10th RFA will be hosting a College Night for all students. The event runs from 630-8 in the main gym. Financial Aid presentation starts at 6 in Small Aud
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Trip
Join Travel Club to China and Hong Kong
10/01/2018
RFA Travel Club's International Trip to China and Hong Kong Final call for the 2019 International trip to China and Hong Kong! Open to all Rome students, staff and family members!
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Spirit Week
Twin Day at RFA
10/01/2018
During Homecoming week students and staff embraced Twin Day!
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Streamed live announcements
RFA Announcements To Be Streamed Live
09/27/2018
RFA is moving from the traditional PA system for morning announcements to streaming them live tomorrow, with direction from #MORICTech staffer Carl Manganaro and the Bureau of School Information (BSI) club, under the leadership of RFA History Teacher, Miss Arthur.
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Welcome Back
RFA Open House and PBIS Event
09/24/2018
The RFA open house was held September 20th. Families were invited to enjoy a free spaghetti dinner. Parents/guardians followed their student's schedules visiting classrooms and meeting teachers.
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RFA Varsity Tennis Team Celebrates Senior Night
09/21/2018
Photos from Senior Night for the RFA Girls Varsity Tennis team that took place on Wednesday, September 19th.
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Summer training
RFA Teachers Attend Summer Workshop
07/09/2018
Rome City School District teachers attended a workshop on literacy in the content areas.
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recognition
RFA Track and Field Honored by City of Rome
07/09/2018
Three female track and field state champions from Rome Free Academy were honored by the City of Rome by Mayor Jacqueline Izzo.
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RFA Graduation Photos/Video
06/27/2018
The 149th Commencement ceremony took place on Saturday, June 23 at RFA Stadium to a crowd of more than 2,000 people.
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Sarah Crockett
Crockett Wins NYS State Title in Shotput
06/18/2018
Who is Sarah Crockett? She is a junior at RFA who has been competing in the discus and shot put for the RFA Black Knights girls track team. Sarah is a quiet, soft-spoken young woman who has excelled at her sport.
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Seniors
RFA 2018 Senior Recital
06/18/2018
For the first year, the seniors of the class of 2018 prepared a senior recital to showcase their talent in art and music one last time before leaving their grade school careers behind them.
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Celebrate
PBIS End of the Year Celebration
06/13/2018
On June 11, 2018, PBIS held their end of the year celebration.
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Senior Ball 2018
06/04/2018
RFA Senior Ball took place on Saturday, June 2 at Vernon Downs
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EXAM SCHEDULES
Regents Exam Schedule
06/03/2018
Regents Exam & Foreign Language Assessment Schedule
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Freshmen sponsor animals
Freshmen Sponsor Shelter Animals from Humane Society
05/30/2018
RFA 9th graders sponsored two shelter animals, Pita the dog and Lightning Lacy the kitten, from the Humane Society of Rome.
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Concert choir
RFA Music Groups Rock NYSSMA
05/29/2018
RFA Concert Choir, Concert Band and Wind Ensemble rock at NYSSMA
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Jrotc
RFA Junior ROTC Awards
05/28/2018
On Thursday, May 24, 2018, the Air Force Junior ROTC Awards Night was held at Rome Free Academy.
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RFA Swim Class Takes on Kayaking
05/28/2018
On May 24, PE Teacher and Executive Director of Camp CEAL, Melissa O'Rourke took her Intermediate Swim class on a kayaking trip on Delta Lake.
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Prom
RFA Junior Prom 2018
05/15/2018
Student submitted some of their favorite photos from the Junior Prom
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Interactive Art Display
RFA Interactive Art Display
05/14/2018
Rome Free Academy students in Mrs. Anderegg’s Computer Art Class made their art come to life in their latest unit in basic frame animation.
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Hillside
Hillside Senior Celebration
05/14/2018
On May 22, 2018, Hillside Work Scholarship Connection will be having a senior celebration. The event will be at the Capital Theatre in Rome at 5 pm.
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Graduation expectations
RFA Graduation Expectations
05/10/2018
RFA seniors please read the document regarding graduation expectations.
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RFA Regents & Bus Schedule
05/08/2018
Rome Free Academy June 2018 Regents Exam & Foreign Language Assessment Schedule
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RFA Junior Prom
RFA Junior Prom Set for May 12
04/30/2018
Please note the new date for the RFA Junior Prom is on Saturday, May 12 at Theodore's Restaurant in Canastota
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Aida
RFA's Aida Photo Gallery
04/18/2018
Rome Free Academy's 2018 Musical photo gallery
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Aida
Rome Free Academy Presents: AIDA
04/09/2018
Rome Free Academy will be performing Aida April 12-14
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Dollars for Scholars 5K Run/Walk Provides Scholarships to Seniors
03/21/2018
The annual Dollars for Scholars 5k Run/Walk is a major fundraiser for the Rome Chapter Dollars for Scholars. Rome Dollars for Scholars provides scholarships for graduating seniors through donations and sponsorships.
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Congratulations
RFA's Top 11 Class of 2018
03/13/2018
The top 10 Rome Free Academy students in the class of 2018 are in, and they are a top 11! Two students tied for 10th place.
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Hillside Induction Ceremony
03/02/2018
On February 28, 2018 Hillside held their induction ceremony for families and students at RFA.
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Spring Sports Start Dates and Physicals
01/30/2018
Spring Sports Start Dates: 3/05/18 - JV & Varsity 3/19/18 - Modified
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Tom Varano painting
RFA Welcomes Tom Varano ‘Emotion into Art’
01/26/2018
RFA welcomed #TomVarano to the stage for his inspiring 'Emotion into Art' performance on January 26th. He held two assemblies.
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RFA Debate Team
RFA Speech and Debate Team Place in Home Tournament
01/24/2018
RFA hosted its first speech and debate tournament on Saturday, January 20th. Forty students from New Hartford, Proctor, Mount Markham, Shenedehowa, McQuaid Jesuit and RFA competed.
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FBLA
Eighteen RFA Future Business Leaders of America Receive Medals
01/12/2018
Eighteen Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) students attended the District 7 Spring District Meeting at Morrisville College on January 4th and competed in several business related topics. All 18 students were medal winners and are eligible to compete at the state level in Binghamton, April 11-13.
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Schedule
January 2018 NYS Regents Exam Schedule
01/08/2018
Final NYS Regents Schedule and other infomation you need to know
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The 2018 Student and Alumni Cabaret
01/03/2018
On Saturday, January 6, 2018, the RFA music department will be hosting their annual student and alumni cabaret.
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RFA Choral Concert 2017
Rome Free Academy's Winter Concerts 2017
12/18/2017
Rome Free Academy held two Winter Concerts this holiday season.
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Girls track team
Meet the RFA Girl's Varsity Indoor Track Team
12/14/2017
Click the link below to meet the RFA girl's indoor track team!
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RFA Drawing and Painting Students Create Holiday Cards
12/14/2017
On December 14, 2017, Rome Free Academy Drawing and Painting and students in Ms. Duran's class were working on finishing their holiday cards to send out to children at the Golisano Children's Hospital and the residents of Colonial Park Nursing Home in Rome.
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RFA students raise money to help local charity
RFA Students Raise Money to Help Local Charity
11/29/2017
RFA Business Ownership students in Tracy Melone’s 8th period class pose with all of the turkey hands that were collected at the Knight Spot!
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AGV
RFA Automated Guided Vehicle Project
11/20/2017
On Thursday, November 16 RFA teacher Mr. Musch’s Project Lead the Way: Computer Integrated Manufacturing class displayed their Automated Guided Vehicle projects in the lobby of RFA.
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Music
RFA Students Participate in Area All-State Festival
11/19/2017
On November 17 and 18, 2017, RFA music students participated in the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Area All-State Music Fest located this year in Dolgeville, New York
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Food Drive
RFA Thanksgiving Can and Food Drive
11/06/2017
The annual Rome Free Academy Thanksgiving can and food drive is happening NOW through November 17th.
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RFA students paint JC Penney windows for the holiday
JC Penney's Hosts Holiday Contest for RFA Students
11/06/2017
RFA students kicked off the holiday season by window painting on Saturday, November 4th at JC Penney's in Rome.
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Honor Society Inductions
Rome Free Academy Inducts Honor Society Students
10/26/2017
Honor Society students were selected by an advisory council consisting of six Rome Free Academy teachers. The council looked at applications that addressed scholarship, service, character, and citizenship.
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RFA Given Check for $3,860
10/26/2017
On September 19, 2017 RFA held an event sponsored by the PBIS team, Davidson of Rome and Buick. Each test drive raised $10.00 and over 100 test drives raised the amount to $20.00 per test drive!
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Fall Leaves
Fall Family Dinner at RFA sponsored by Hillside
10/17/2017
Please join us for a catered dinner on October 25th from 4-6pm at RFA
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Figure Drawing Fridays
10/06/2017
'Figure Drawing Fridays' began in Advanced Drawing & Painting class at RFA.
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RFA girls soccer team -Video by Carl Manganaro
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RFA's Fermata Nowhere to Perform with Barry Manilow
09/18/2017
Rome Free Academy’s A Cappella Choir Fermata Nowhere will perform with Barry Manilow at the Turning Stone on Saturday, September 16th
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🎓 RFA Seniors Participate in First Annual Graduation Walk
06/01/2017
The Rome City School District held its first annual Graduation Walk through the hallways of all its elementary schools on Monday, June 19th. The seniors even had time to visit the Early Childhood program!
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Awards
RFA Junior Class Awards
RFA Junior Class Awards On June 8, 2017, Rome Free Academy recognized exceptional students in the Junior Class. The awards varied but included things such as special recognition, waiver of college application fees, and potential for annual scholarship to the college if accepted. Criteria for the Awards included leadership skills, high grade point average, commitment to community service, integrity, character and involvement in extracurricular activities.
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NYSSMA
Three RFA students receive 100 at the NYSSMA Solo Festival!
Three RFA students received a 100 on their NYSSMA Solo in Mexico, NY on May 12th and 13th. They are Jared McCullough, Rebecca Matte and Xander Pardee. There were approximately 40 students who participated in NYSSMA Solo Festival this year. Their music teacher is Michelle Madonia-Rushford.
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RFA Students Learn The Power of the Pen
RFA art students in Megan Anderegg's Studio Art Class are learning about the art of calligraphy.
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