April 17, 2015

Seniors: tickets for the senior trip will ordered today. That means anyone who has not yet handed in a form must do so before 8:00 today – that’s in Ms. Kelsay’s room, or in Ms. Kelsay’s mailbox by 8:00 this morning. Also, a chart listing the names of those going on the trip, as well as the activities they have signed up for, is posted on the main office window and outside Ms. Kelsay’s room (room 111). Please check to make sure it is correct. Finally, you must complete your payment for the trip by next Tuesday, April 21. 

Lost and found items in the main office will be donated to Good Will if not claimed today.

The International Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta extends a special opportunity to young men who have exemplified the values of knowledge, morality, and excellence throughout their high school years and wish to attend Ball State University in the fall. Applications are available in the guidance office for those who meet the requirements. 

The area competition for Academic Teams will be on Tuesday, April 21. See Mrs. Norris for more details.

Information is available in the guidance office about a summer Driver Education class to be held at Caston High School this June.

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.

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.

Indiana University Kokomo will host a Parent night on Tuesday April 28 at 6:30 PM in the Kelley Student Center, Room KC130. This is a free program designed to help educate parents regarding application process, financial aid, academics, athletics, and college life. Parents are encouraged to attend even if their child is not considering IUK. Parents can register until April 24 at http://iuk.edu/parent-visit.

Juniors, are you looking for nationally recognized leadership opportunity this summer? Consider the weeklong experience in state government offered at Hoosier Boys and Hoosier Girls State. Not only do you get 150 hours of service, but you also get to interact with the top student leaders from around the state. Colleges and military academies see this experience as the ultimate preparation for leadership. Hoosiers Boys State is June 14-20 and Hoosier Girls State is June 21-27. See Ms. Velazquez with questions.

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 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 application deadline is June 1.

Sports:  Baseball at Culver Academy, 5:00 PM
JV Baseball vs. North Miami, 5:30 PM

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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.
You can see the bus routes by clicking HERE.
Contact Transportation with any questions regarding transportation Phone 223-4675

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

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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.

Adam Strasser
Principal - Rochester High School

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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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