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The ROCORI High School Commons—a gathering place for students and community! It is a symbol of the efforts by the district and community to provide a quality school setting for quality educational experiences. The Commons is used often by the ROCORI community as well as a busy hub for student activities. The Cold Spring Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual Community Showcase, featuring local businesses and organizations, in this part of the building. The commons provides a gathering location for intermission breaks during theater productions in the Glanville Smith Auditorium—for school productions as well as the community’s Great Northern Theatre Company (GNTC). The Cold Spring Maennerchor can be heard practicing just down the hallway from the Commons. A wide variety of activities and athletic events are conducted—as well as honored and remembered--in the high school gymnasium just to the north of the Commons. The Commons hosts the ROCORI Athletic Hall of Fame on its north wall while just around the corner, the successes of the state high school champion basketball, football, and baseball teams are memorialized. The ROCORI High School Commons is a centerpiece and showcase for school district and community!

ROCORI School District Website


Rocori School District, Scott Staska  

Superintendent Scott Staska graduated from North Dakota State University, Fargo with a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech and History. He continued on and earned a Master’s Degree in Education Administration from Minnesota State University, Moorhead.  After teaching social studies in Barnesville, MN from 1984-1991, he went on to be the Assistant Principal. He served as the Secondary Principal for Barnesville Public Schools from 1994-1999 and then became a Senior High School Principal and Superintendent for Yellow Medicine East in Granite Falls, MN. He is currently serving as Superintendent of Schools for the Rocori School District.


Working Group Members



Working Group

Sue Jenkins

ROCORI MIddle School


Jennifer Christoffersen

ROCORI High School


Linda Liebl

ROCORI High School



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