January 23, 2015

The first practice for Robin Hood will be Monday, January 26, at 6:15 PM. The cast list will be posted on the office window today before school ends. Be sure to check before going home for the weekend. 

If you are taking an Ivy Tech class this semester stop by the guidance office and pick up the Zebra New Tech scholarship for your text book. They are due back to Mrs. Calvert on February 13.

There will be a prom committee meeting in room 205 next Wednesday during activity period.

Beacon Credit Union has announced they will be distributing eight $500 scholarships to members or their children. Students are required to write an essay and complete the application. You may pick up the application in the guidance office. Applications are to be postmarked no later thanJanuary 31, 2015 and mailed to Beacon Credit Union Attn: Scholarship Program, PO Box 627, Wabash, IN 46992.

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 www.GrowAgLeaders.com and apply at www. FFA/org/scholarships. Deadline is February 1, 2015.

Students interested in Veterinary Medicine: Purdue is offering a Vet Camp June 21-27. For more information please visit their website www.vet.purdue.edu/boilervetcamp. Application deadline is February 2, 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.

Seniors, the Cass County Community Foundation has announced the LaSociete Forty and Eight Cass-Fulton Voiture 729 Nursing Scholarship. Eligibility requirements are to demonstrate school and community involvement, financial need, good character, attitude and citizenship, attend a 4-year baccalaureate college, and major in nursing. Applications are available in the guidance office. The deadline is February 27, 2015. Students are to mail application materials and transcripts to Cass County Community Foundation Attn: 40 & 8 Nursing Scholarship, PO Box 441, Logansport, IN 46947

The North Central Coop has announced a scholarship opportunity for seniors intending to further their education. The student must be an active member and completed at least 5 years in 4-H or 2 years in FFA and have a parent, or grandparent who is a current stockholder or employee of North Central Coop. The student must have a respectable GPA. More information and the application is available online at www.ncc.coop. The completed application, essay, and transcript need to be emailed to ncc@ncc.coop by March 1, 2015.

The Fairy Godmother project helped many girls last year who were in need of a prom dress. This year they will have a boutique day on March 8 from noon to 4 PM at St. Vincent de Paul Thrift store in Peru. Any high school student in need of a dress is invited to either come and exchange a dress or simply pick out one from any of their free dresses that have been donated. They suggest you bring a pair of formal shoes to try on with the dresses. You can stay up to date on their selection by checking out their Facebook page "Fairy Godmother Project of Miami County". If you have questions, please contact Bella.borse@gmail.com or Deborah Borse at 765-244-8183.

Sports: Boys Basketball vs. Manchester, 6:15 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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Girls basketball: Rochester 47, Manchester 24 (final) #ZebraNation #ZebraBasketball @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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