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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.
Principal - Rochester High School
December 2, 2016
Students are reminded they are NOT to park in the first two rows of the student lot, which is reserved for Middle School pick up. The Student Handbook states: “If vehicles are not parked properly in the student lot, drivers will be warned. Continued violations will result in a loss of driving privileges and/or towing at the owner’s expense.”
Class of 2017- Order your official graduation announcements, senior graduation products along with your cap, gown and tassel by visiting Jostens.com using the link below before the December 16 deadline. After the deadline, the custom school announcement will no longer be available and the cost of caps and gowns will increase. http://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1072447/Rochester-Community-High-School/
Music auditions are coming! This year Tri-Ep and the Choral Department will be presenting Into the Woods. Auditions will be held at 3:15 PM on December 13 and 6:00 PM on December 14. You should come prepared with a solo of your choice and the audition sheet found outside the choir room. We are also in need of an extensive committed crew for this production. Those forms can be found outside the choir room as well.
Attention Juniors and Seniors: if you're interested in completing an internship second semester, please see Mrs. Snyder in room 108. There are still some awesome job openings we would like to fill! All paperwork for second semester interns is due by Wednesday, December 14.
Applications for the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship, offering up to $7,500 each year of college for high-achieving Hoosier students who commit to teaching in Indiana for five years after graduation, are available at http://www.learnmoreindiana.org/NextTeacher. The scholarship application will close on December 31.
Applications for the Knights of Pythias Scholarship are available in the guidance office. Seniors must have a GPA of 3.0 or above. All applications must be postmarked on or before January 25, 2017.
Wells Fargo is providing renewable scholarships of up to $2,500 for full-time students and up to $1,250 for half-time students. Applications are being accepted at scholarsapply.org/pwdscholarsh
ip through January 17, 2017 or until 700 applications are submitted, whichever comes first. Applicants must have an identified disability, a minimum grade point average of 3.0, and be a senior who plans to enroll full- or half-time at an accredited U.S. two- or four-year college or university for the entire 2017-18 academic year.
Americas Farmer Grow Ag Leaders, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund is providing more than $500,000 in scholarships. Learn more at GrowAgLeaders.com and apply until February 1, 2017 at FFA.org/scholarships. You do not have to be an FFA member to apply.
Sports: Boys Basketball atWinamac, 6:00 PM
Zebra New Tech High 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:
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.
- Studying Biomedical Science in our science department
- Studying Spanish or Chinese to improve foreign language speaking and listening skills
- Studying World Languages 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
- 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
- Studying Biomedical Science in our science department
2016 – 2017 Profile
Grades 9-12 Principal - 1
2016-2017 School Population Assistant Principal - 1
508 students Counselors - 2
245 male Media Specialist - 1
263 female Nurse - 1
Teachers - 36 Secretaries - 5
Class of Grads # Testing Avg. Critical Reading Avg. Math Avg. Total Score 2009 129 69- (53%) 482 491 973 2010 158 102- (65%) 488 493 981 2011 132 92- (70%) 457 490 947 2012 125 83- (66%) 458 468 926 2013 129 85- (66%) 484 537 1021 2014 125 76- (61%) 479 477 956 2015 115 79- (69%) 485 490 975 2016 132 76- (58%) 475 472 947
Class of 2016 Statistics135 Graduates
Average SAT score for Top Ten Students –1114
Academic & Technical Honors Diploma Recipients - 11Academic Honors Diploma Recipients – 37
Core 40 Diploma Recipients – 52
o 4-year college – 55%
o 2-year college – 15%
o Vo/Tech college -13%
o Work- 7%
o Military – 10%
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