February 12

Century Career Center will not have school today and next Monday.

Spanish Club Scholarship applications are due to Mrs. Horn today.

Today is the last day of the Penny War. Our current leaders are: Mr.  Pearson's class in first, Dr. Terry's class in second and Mrs. Blackburn's class in third. Which class will come out on top? It's up to you!"

If you have not bought your tickets for the Girls' Basketball Regional on Saturday, they are on sale today in the Attendance Office for $10. The tickets will also be sold at the boys' basketball game against Wabash tonight. Buy those tickets and cheer on the Back to Back Sectional Champs.

Ivy Tech has announced the courses they will be offering this summer:  Communications 101, English 111, CNA, Quantitative Reasoning, and Psychology 101. If you are interested in taking any of these courses this summer, see your counselor for more information.

Students interested in attending Knox next year for cosmetology need to see their counselor for the application.

Seniors, here is yet another scholarship opportunity, this time for Spanish. If you have completed three years of Spanish and plan to take at least one year of Spanish in college, you are eligible to apply for the Spanish Club Scholarship. Please see Mrs. Horn for the application; the application deadline is this Friday.

Seniors, here is yet another scholarship opportunity, this time for Spanish. If you have completed three years of Spanish and plan to take at least one year of Spanish in college, you are eligible to apply for the Spanish Club Scholarship. Please see Mrs. Horn for the application, and be aware that the deadline has been moved to Friday, February 12.

Seniors planning to pursue careers in a health related field can apply for the PHP Scholarship. Program requirements and applications are available to download at www/phpni.com The deadline for submission is February 19, 2016.

Fairy Godmother Project is under way again. Please drop off gently used, clean formal dresses and shoes at North Miami High School, Peru High School, Maconaquah High School, and St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store from now until February 27. You can also attend Prom Boutique Day February 28, noon to 4:00 PM at St. Charles School in Peru, Indiana. Bring your verification of high school student status and a pair of heels to try on dresses. Gowns and shoes are given on a first come first serve basis.

Seniors the North Central Co-op has several scholarship opportunities on their website www.ncc.coop/about-ncc/ncc-scholarships. The deadline for submission is March 1, 2016.

The Indiana Association of School Psychologists is once again offering the IASP High School Scholarship. The IASP High School Scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating high school senior who has an interest in pursuing a career in the field of psychology.   The application can be found at http://www.iasponline.org/Resources/Documents/2014%20IASP%20HS%20Scholarship%20APPLICATION.docx.pdf or you may pick up a copy in the guidance office. All application materials must be postmarked by March 1, 2016 to be considered.

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.

AgDiscovery is a two week residential outreach program sponsored by different USDA programs for high school students in partnership with selected universities. The 2016 ISU AgDiscovery program will be July 17-30 at Iowa State University.  For more information see the guidance office. There is an application you must complete and have postmarked no later than March 7.

The perfect dress awaits you. Plymouth Tri Kappa invites girls to their annual Promenade to Prom event to find the perfect dress. You will be able to take home one free dress with a valid high school ID.  The event will take place on Saturday, March 12, 9:00 AM until noon.

The Indiana Conservation Officer Organization gives out four $500 scholarships each year to graduating seniors or students in college who are majoring in Law Enforcement or Conservation Law Enforcement.  The web site for the application is www.icoo.com. Deadline is March 14.

The Purdue Farm House of Fraternity has announced their achievement scholarship. This is for any male 4-H member residing in Indiana who will be enrolled as a freshman at Purdue next year. Applications are available in the guidance office and must be postmarked no later than March 15.

The Indiana Chapter of the American Public Works Association is offering a scholarship to an Indiana high school senior who is pursuing a degree in related Public Works fields including but not exclusively Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or Public Works Management. The scholarship is $1000 a year for four years for a total possible amount of $4000. Please see http://indiana.apwa.net/ for more information. Contact Chad Kincaid at apwascholarship@outlook.com
with questions.  Application deadline is April 15, 2016.

The Three C's Memorial Scholarship was established when three volunteer statisticians from Bremen were killed on their way home from a high school football game. A minimum of three non-renewable scholarships will be awarded this year. The eligibility requirements are: be a senior, be active in the school/community, have a GPA of at least 3.0, and complete six athletic seasons during high school as an athlete, trainer, manager or cheerleader.  Applications are available in the guidance office and must be postmarked by April 15.

Sports:Girls Swimming State Finals Preliminary Round at IUPUI, 6:00 PM
Boys Basketball vs. Wabash, 6:00 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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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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