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Key Club is giving away four free tickets to the play, The Fantasticks! Sign up in the library today if you would like to win two tickets for either the Friday or Saturday night performance. The drawing will be held during today’s afternoon announcements – two students will win two tickets each. So hurry down to the library to sign up!

For students taking a summer Ivy Tech class there is a Dual Credit Babcock application available in the guidance office. They are due back to guidance tomorrow.

Sophomores, now is the time to sign up for FCYLA (Fulton County Youth Leadership Academy). You must reside in Fulton County. Applications are available in the guidance office and the deadline is tomorrow.

Students planning to take summer school classes need to see Mrs. Horn in guidance to sign up.

The Maxinkuckee Players of Culver are offering a scholarship in the amount of $500. If you have been involved with Maxinkuckee Players or have been involved with music and or theatre, you will qualify for this scholarship. The deadline is May 1.

The Salon Professional Academy of Kokomo has a $3000 scholarship available for graduating seniors planning to attend the academy. Applications are available in the guidance office. 

Seniors who are planning to attend IPFW and have taken JA Economics as a senior are eligible for the Paul E. Shaffer Junior Achievement Scholarship, which is a $6000 scholarship per academic year. Applications are available at jani.org and must be submitted by May 5 by your JA Economics teacher. You must include the application, JA Economics teacher recommendation, transcript, one page typed synopsis of career objectives and letter of endorsement from an educator.
 
The National Association for College Admission Counseling has announced a scholarship for current Juniors and Seniors. An essay of 500 to 1,000 words must be submitted along with the application that is available in the guidance office. First place will receive $5,000, $3,000 for second place, $2,000 for third place, and ten honorable mentions will receive $1,000 each. Scholarships will be awarded upon completion of high school and admission to a recognized accredited college or university. The deadline for applications is June 2, 2014.

AHEC has announced the dates of their 2 day camp for students interested in a healthcare field. Campers will receive a shirt, stethoscope and blood pressure cuff. If you are interested in attending this camp on June 16-18, please see your guidance counselor for applications.

Sports: Softball vs. Plymouth, 5:00 PM
Track vs. Culver Community/Caston, 5:00 PM
Varsity Baseball at West Central, 5:30 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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Baseball: Rochester 12, West Central 6 (final). Rochester is 8-1. #ZebraNation #ZebraBaseball @ValTsports
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Softball: Rochester: 13 Plymouth: 7 Final #ZebraNation #ZebraSoftball @ValTsports
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Girls track: Rochester 81, Culver 53, Caston 28 (final) #ZebraNation #ZebraTrack @ValTsports
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Boys track: Rochester 92, Caston 37, Culver 37 (final) #ZebraNation #ZebraTrack @ValTsports
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5:00 PM Softball (Girls V) Vs. Plymouth High School 5:30 PM Baseball (Boys V) @ West Central - Adjusted Start Time
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5:00 PM Track/Field (Co-ed V) Vs. Culver Comm/Caston 5:30 PM Baseball (Boys JV) Vs. Caston - RESCHEDULED FROM 4/15
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4:30 PM Golf (Boys V & JV) Vs. Peru w/ Wabash 5:00 PM Tennis (Girls V & JV) Vs. Whitko High School
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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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