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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
October 28, 2016
Jostens representatives will be here on Wednesday, November 2, at 8:30 AM to deliver class rings and take senior orders. Invoices for remaining balances have been sent to the email given. Class rings may also be ordered that day with a $50.00 deposit. Packets are available in the main office.
Explore IU is an opportunity for high-achieving African-American, Latino/Hispanic, American Indian, and multiracial male juniors and seniors and their chaperones to learn more about Indiana University. Activities include an admissions presentation; a “meet and greet” with representatives from various IU departments, schools, and organizations; lunch; and entertainment. Explore IU will be held on Thursday, November 3, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. More information has been posted to Zebra Nation.
Please bring in gently used shoes within the next month because the Key Club will be donating them to Soles4Soles as their October/November project. The box will be outside the main office door sometime this week. Also, shoes that have not been claimed from lost and found will be donated to the Key Club Shoe drive. If you are missing shoes, please look in the lost and found today.
The Regeneron Science Talent Search is the nation’s most prestigious science competition for high school seniors, providing an important forum for original research that is recognized and reviewed by a national jury of professional scientists. The competition recognizes 300 student semifinalists and their schools each year and invites 40 student finalists to Washington, D.C. to participate in final judging, display their work to the public, and meet with notable scientists and government leaders. Each year, Regeneron STS semifinalists and finalists compete for $3.1 million in awards. For more information visit their website societyforscience.org/sts. The application deadline is by 8:00 PM on November 16.
Beacon Credit Union will be awarding eight $1,000 scholarships to Beacon Credit Union Members. More information is available in the guidance office. Applications are to be postmarked no later than January 31, 2017.
Physicians Health Plan has announced their scholarship for seniors who plan to pursue a career in a health related field. Student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applications and essay information is available online at www.phpni.com. Deadline to submit is February 17.
Seniors, the Community Foundation of Wabash County has announced the John L Eckert Memorial Scholarship and it is available to students of Rochester. Please stop by guidance for more information. Application deadline is March 13, 2017.
Aspiring Fashion Professional Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship awarded to students who are interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college. Interested students can visit www.fashion-schools.org. The application deadline is June 1, 2017.
Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship Program is offering high school seniors the opportunity to win a $1,000 scholarship. This will be awarded to students who are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college. Interested students should visit http://www.animationcareerreview.com. The application deadline is June 1, 2017.
Aspiring Business Professional Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students interested in pursuing a business degree at any accredited post-secondary school or college. Interested students can visit http://www.onlinembareport.com. The application deadline is June 1, 2017.
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:
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 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
- 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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