Spring Break:  March 23 - April 3
Intersession:  March 30 - April 2, 8:30-11:30 AM

Grace College welcomes all high school students to learn more about their 9% tuition reduction and free textbooks for all students at Grace College during one of their spring campus visit days on Thursday, March 26 and Friday, April 10. Go to www.grace.edu/vip to register for a campus visit today!

Come Shop for a FREE prom dress. The Junior League of South Bend and Ziker Cleaners are partnering together once again to host Princess for a Night. This event takes place at the Century Center in downtown South Bend on March 28th from 8:00 AM to noon. Make sure you bring a student ID with you to the event.

Students interested in earning Red-Cross lifeguarding certification should sign up in the main office.  Lifeguard certification opens the door for employment opportunities with the school and with the city pool, and it could help you save a life.  Certification is a two-day process, with training taking place 8:00 to 3:00 Tuesday, March 31 and Thursday, April 2.  For more details, contact Mrs. Schwenk at charlee.schwenk@zebras.net.

The 3 C's Scholarship applications are available in the Guidance office. There is a minimum of three $1,000 scholarships. In order to be eligible for the scholarship you must be a senior, active in the school/ community, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and have completed six athletic seasons during high school as an athlete, trainer, manager, or cheerleader. Scholarships must be postmarked by March 31.

Carpenters JATF is having and open house and apprenticeship competition in Warsaw on April 16. To participate you must RSVP to mchambers@ikorccjatf.com by April 1.

The Indiana Sheriffs Association has announced they will be awarding forty $500 scholarships. Applicants must be committed to pursuing an education and career in law enforcement at an Indiana College/ University.  All applicants must be members of the sheriffs association or a dependent child or grandchild of a current member of the association. (If you are not a member there are also applications for that attached to the scholarship applications which are available in the guidance office.) All applicants must enroll as a full time student, all applicants must have taken the SAT or ACT. Applications are due April 1.

Scholarships due April 10th are Elks Lodge, Fulton County Pork Producers, Jeff McLochlin Memorial, Kiwanis, and Sons of American Legion.

North Central Indiana Area Health Education Center has announced their camp dates. If a healthcare field is something you are interested in this is a great opportunity. Applications are in the guidance office and are due back to Area Health Education Center by April 15, at 4:00pm.

Sophomores interested in the Fulton County Youth Leadership Academy should see Mrs. Horn in the guidance office for applications. Applications must be faxed or mailed to the Fulton County Extension office by April 20.

Juniors and seniors, Ivy Tech Indianapolis is offering a Camp Culinaire I & II and Bake Shop Camp June 17-19, 12:30-5:30 each day. If this is something that is of interest to you, stop by the guidance office for an application. Applications are due by May 15.

The Salon Professional Academy in Kokomo has announced a $3,000 scholarship for students that are planning to attend the Academy. The application and more information on the academy can be picked up in the guidance office. The deadline is June 1.

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Make-Up Times

Make-up Extended Days

Starting April 6th through May 29th Rochester Schools will be extending the school days.

High School and Middle School will start at 7:45 am and end at 3:35 pm.
Riddle and Columbia Schools will start at 8:00 am and end at 3:15 pm.

Rochester Transportation will be adding 2 bus routes to accommodate student pickup.
Please look for Routes in Rochester Sentinel.
Contact Transportation with any questions regarding transportation Phone 223-4675

Riddle and Columbia will have a free snack during the day.

Public Service Announcement from RHS Students

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Indiana Department of Education Letter Grade Ranking

Welcome to the Rochester Community High School web site!

As Principal, I believe you will find our website informative and a useful tool to gather information regarding RHS.

Rochester High School is an outstanding high school where we are committed to the success of each of our students. Strong parental involvement in the education of their children is a vital component to our success. Working together, we are helping the children grow into readers, writers, creative thinkers, and problem solvers, as we prepare them for life in the 21st century.

Many changes are coming to RHS. New courses and dual-credit opportunities are being expanded.  More Project Lead the Way classes are being offered including CIM and Biomedical Sciences.

There are many ways for you to communicate with us. Our address, phone numbers, and email address are listed here on the website. We look forward to hearing from you regarding anything that can help us continue to thrive as an excellent school.

Adam Strasser
Principal - Rochester High School
Rochester High School houses grades 9-12.  The school is located on the southwest side of Rochester, just south of the City Park.  RHS serves about 575 students and has 35 teachers, 2 counselors, a media specialist, nurse, assistant principal, principal, ECA treasurer, and 4 secretaries.
SAT Scores

Class of Grads # Testing Avg Critical Avg Math Avg Avg Total
      Reading   Writing Score
2006 112 64 (57%) 478 501 * 979
2007 123 103 (84%) 483 495 464 1442
2008 121 72 (60%) 476 500 455 1431
2009 128 69 (53%) 482 491 456 1429
2010 158 102 (65%) 488 493 455 1436
2011 132 92 (70%) 457 490 443 1390

    *Writing test was added to the SAT in Spring 2005, scores not available before 2007
Class of 2011 Statistics

  • 132 graduates
  • Average SAT score for Top Ten Students -  1729
  • Academic Honors Diploma Recipients - 48
  • Technical Honors Diploma Recipients - 5
  • Core 40 Diploma Recipients - 55
  • Future Plans
    • 4 year college - 56%
    • 2 year college - 12%
    • Vo-Tech college - 8 %
    • Work - 12%
    • Military - 4%
    • Undecided - 8%
Zebra New Tech High now applies to all four grade levels. But more than "new tech", RHS strives to meet student needs. Great opportunities exist for students in all areas:
  • Studying Biomedical Science in our science department
  • Studying Spanish or Chinese supplemented by Rosetta Stone to improve foreign language speaking and listening skills
  • Studying World Languages through the use of Rosetta Stone while also gaining an understanding for the cultural aspect
  • Studying engineering in our Project Lead The Way curriculum
  • Learning 21st Century Skills in all classes (collaboration, work ethics, oral presentation, written communication, research, technology)
  • Vocational courses leading to certification in designated areas
  • Microsoft Certification
  • Fine arts (art and music) and practical arts (agriculture and family and consumer science)
  • Over 30 classes to earn dual credit for high school and college
American students are falling behind the rest of the world. As educators, students and parents we need to rededicate ourselves to excellence. A stronger partnership needs to exist between parents and educators. Please check your student's status using Harmony (report cards and attendance) and Echo. For Echo, the day to day organizational system used by students, use your student's login and password to check assignments, due dates and daily grades.
As educators we need to communicate with parents when students are excelling or struggling. Our focus must be on student success.
To get login information to access your child’s Echo program which contains, their class agendas, grades, assignments etc., send an e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and she will fix you up with login information.
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224-SAFE (7233)

Bullying can affect you in many ways. You may lose sleep or feel sick. You may want to skip school. You may even be thinking about suicide. If you are feeling hopeless or helpless or know someone that is, please call the Bully Hotline at 223-SAFE (7233). 
State Superintendent visited Zebra New Tech high recently.  See pictures of the visit on the next page.  Special thanks to Mike Kenney, Rochester Sentinel Photographer

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RT @RHSZebraTennis: Keep an eye on what our practice plan will be. If practice is shortened due to wetness outside, let your parents know A…
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Extended Days have been chosen for our makeup days!!! Secondary buildings will be in session from 7:45-3;35.
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Elem: SNACKS will be provided free of charge for students. We will also add additional routes so as NOT to tremendously extend the times.
by RochesterZebras 7 days ago
the MONDAY we return from break until the LAST DAY of school we will be extending our days. Elem will have kids from 8:00-3:15.
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RT @ZNTAmbassadors: Great turnout at Freshman Orientation tonight! Thanks Dan, Kara, Vanessa, Traci and Sarah for presenting and giving tou…
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