August 26, 2016

Today is the application deadline for students interested in running for class office. Applications should be returned to your English teacher, Mrs. Hoover or Mrs. Showley. 

Winamac Softball League is still looking for players, especially pitchers. Contact Coach Carla Holland if interested at 574-780-5682. League play starts this Sunday and goes through October 9.

Jostens representatives will be at Rochester HS on Wednesday, August 31, during lunches and Open House from 5:00 to 7:00 to take class ring and class jewelry orders.   Don’t forget your $50.00 down payment and completed order form. Order packets are available in the main office, or you can check out all of Jostens products at

Seniors planning to apply to Indiana State University: ISU is waiving their application fee for August and September.

Seniors, if you plan to apply for the Lilly Scholarship, the application is on the Community Foundation website. The application is due September 2.

Salon Professionals is holding an open house on September 13 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM. There will be tours, refreshments, hand and foot treatments and free makeup applications. Courses are offered in cosmetology, barbering, esthetics and manicuring. If you are interested in attending Salon Professionals, this would be a good time to check them out.

Seniors: the Joshua Fisher Memorial Scholarship has been announced. Joshua passed away on March 2, 2004 in a motor vehicle accident. Joshua's love in life was playing sports. His family is offering a memorial scholarship in his honor to preserve his memory in the hope the recipient carries on some of Joshua's qualities throughout his/her life. The recipient must be active in school, community and church, have a minimum of a C average, and have completed six athletic seasons during high school. Scholarship applications are available in the guidance office and are to be postmarked by February 1.

Football vs. Plymouth, 7:00 PM

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Indiana Department of Education Letter Grade Ranking 2014 and 2015

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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RT @squireathletics: MHS Soccer Invite has been canceled due to weather/field conditions.
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RT @RHSZebraTennis: Bremen is getting a considerable amount of rain this morning. Bremen Invite is postponed. Date pending.
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• 8:30 Cross Country @ Noblesville • 9:00 Boys Tennis @ Bremen Invite • 11:00 Girls Soccer @ Manchester Invite
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• 7:00 Football vs. Plymouth
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RT @ValTsports: Girls golf: Rochester 198, West Central 286 (final). Kinley Lingenfelter was medalist with 41. Navarro 48, Foster 50, Benne…
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