November 20, 2014

Students planning to take an Ivy Tech class in the spring need to stop by guidance and pick up the application. The application is due back to guidance on December 5.

Students taking second semester Speech or World Literature:  the Babcock Dual Credit Scholarship application is available in the guidance department.  The application is due back to guidance by December 12.  Don't miss this great opportunity!

Seniors, The Lilly application is available on the Fulton County Community Foundation’s website  Students must be accepted for a full time baccalaureate course of study at a public or private college or university accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools by May 3, 2015. Students must have been a resident of Fulton County at least three continuous years prior to high school graduation. Applications are due online by 3:00 PM on January 6, 2015. For more information visit the Foundation’s website

The GE-Reagan Foundation has announced a scholarship opportunity for high school seniors who embody the characteristics of President Ronald Regan at school, in the community, workplace, and at home. They are looking for someone who possesses Leadership, Drive, Integrity, and Citizenship. Recipients will receive a $10,000 renewable scholarships. Apply online at; the deadline is January 8, 2015.

Seniors, Knights of Pythias has announced a scholarship. You must have a GPA of 3.0 or above. Two short essays are to be included. The deadline if January 25, 2015. See guidance for the application and information.

Monsanto has announced a $1,500 scholarship for students that live in Fulton County. You must have at least a GPA of 2.5 at the time of application. Applicants must be pursuing or intending to pursue a degree related to agriculture from a two or four year program and majoring in one of the majors listed on the website. For more information go to and apply at www. FFA/org/scholarships. Deadline is February 1, 2015.

Physicians Health Plan of Northern Indiana, Inc., (PHP), a local managed-care organization, is providing scholarship opportunities for high school seniors planning to pursue a career in a health-related field. PHP will award a one-time scholarship of $3,000 to the first place winner; a one-time scholarship of $2,000 to the second place winner; and third place will receive a one-time scholarship of $1,000. All entries must be postmarked by February 20, 2015, to be eligible. Applications are available in the guidance office.

Sports:  Boys Basketball vs. John Glenn, 6:00 PM

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A visit from State Superintendent Glenda Ritz

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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Alexa Holland had 20, Kennedy Musselman 14, Becky Malchow 13 for Rochester in their 64-14 win over Caston. @ValTsports #ZebraNation
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Girls basketball: Rochester 64, Caston 14 (final) #ZebraNation #ZebraBasketball @ValTsports
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6:00 PM Basketball (Girls JV) Vs. Caston Jr-Sr HS 7:30 PM Basketball (Girls V) Vs. Caston Jr-Sr HS
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Girls basketball: Rochester 57, Culver Academy 41 (final) #ZebraNation #ZebraBasketball @ValTsports
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6:00 PM Basketball (Girls JV) @ Culver Academy 7:30 PM Basketball (Girls V) @ Culver Academy
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Congrats to Kelton Powell who is our Zebra Of The Week! ZOTW is a person that goes above and beyond and helps out others. #ZebraNation
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Girls basketball: Rochester 65, Twin Lakes 57 (final). Becky Malchow had a career-high 25 points for RHS. #ZebraNation @ValTsports
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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.

Jason Snyder, Principal

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.

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Bully Hotline

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). 

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