October 8, 2015

After the announcements, all National Honor Society members need to report to the cafeteria with a pen or pencil.

Attention FCCLA members: please stop by Mrs. Snyder's room to pick up your fundraiser forms today. The fundraiser starts tomorrow! 

Tomorrow is PBIS day at middle school. High school students who usually go to middle school will stay at RHS and report to the library. Attendance will be taken there.

If you are a Senior and 21st Century scholar, you need to attend the senior affirmation night on Monday October 19, at RHS. It starts at 6:00 PM, so please arrive by 5:45 to sign in. If you have questions or unsure if you are a schola, please see Mrs. Horn in the guidance office.

Grace College invites high school students to learn more about their tuition reduction and free textbooks for all students during one of their fall campus visit days on Fridays: October 16, October 23, and November 13. Go to www.grace.edu/vip to register today.

Seniors, to look over the requirements and complete the application for the Horatio Alger Scholarship log on to their website at scholars.horatioalger.org. The application deadline is October 26. Awards in the past have ranged from $7,000 to $22,000.  If you have questions, please see Mrs. Horn in the guidance office.

Interested in becoming a certified lifeguard?  RHS will offer lifeguarding classes over fall break on Tuesday October 27 and Wednesday October 28 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the RMS pool.  No class will be offered this spring, so if you want to get your two-year certification, this is the time! 

The Hagen Scholarship Foundation has announced their scholarship for seniors. Students must have a 3.5 GPA or higher and have scored a 23 or higher on the ACT. You may pick up a copy of the application and a question and answer sheet in the guidance office. You must prepare and mail the scholarship application package to the HSF by November 15, 2015.

If you plan to attend IUPUI next year, now is the time to sign up for their scholarships. You may visit their website at http://honorscollege.iupui.edu.scholarships for more information. The deadline is November 15.

Daughters of the American Revolution has announced a scholarship for students in grades 9 through 12. You must write an 800 to 1200 word essay titled "Columbus and Lindbergh: A Journey Across the Atlantic." Application forms are available in the guidance office. The due date is March 1, 2016.

If you are planning to pursue a degree in teaching, check out the Indiana State Teaching Association Website at https://ista_in.org/scholarships-grants.

Sports:  C Team Football vs. Manchester, 6:30 PM

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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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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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