May 24, 2016

Attention Work Based Learning and Internship students- today is your last day of work. You will report to Mrs. Snyder in room 108 for the rest of the week during your work time.

Education Professions students will continue to report to their supervising teachers through the end of the week.

Seniors, if you received a scholarship at Honors Night, be sure to send a thank you. If you need an address, see Mrs.Horn.

Seniors should stop by the guidance office today to pick up their Senior Release Forms.

The following seniors need to see Mrs. Blackburn by the end of the week.  Gavin Bennett, Sahra Carpenter, Matthew Courtney, Alexa Holland, Wilson Lee, Wesley Meyer, Tyson Minix, Aaron Orr, Symantha Parks, Zoe Setzer, Otto Sherbondy, and DeShaun Whitfield.

Seniors are reminded to return their locks to Mrs. Beehler before they leave school on Thursday.

Girls interested in playing basketball next year should attend a meeting Thursday morning at 7:30 in Coach Stesiak’s room. Summer plans will be discussed.

Next year’s football players need to pick up a summer schedule in the main office this week. There will also be a meeting for all parents of these football players at 6:00 PM this Thursday in the cafeteria.

Lost and Found items will be taken to Good Will if not claimed by May 27.

Anyone interested in being on the Spell Bowl Team for next year should stop by room 109 and pick up the word list for next year.

All juniors are required to have a meningitis booster and to provide proof of immunization at registration for school which will be held on July 18, 19 and 20.  Please contact the school nurse for any questions.

Medications stored in the nurse’s office will be discarded at the end of the school year if not picked up. Students may pick up their medications if written permission by a parent or guardian is submitted. 

Sports: Girls Track Regional at Kokomo, 6:00 PM
Softball vs. Cass at Carroll Sectional, 6:30 PM

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Rochester's first E-learning day is scheduled for the weekend of April 9, 2016. All Teachers will have office hours from 9:00 am until noon that day. The High School will be open for those who don't have wifi access at home from 8:30 am to 11:30 am on Saturday April 9th.

Phone support and times for Technology Department
Friday 574-598-0598 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  574-223-1573 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  574-223-1569 5:00 pm - 8:00pm
Saturday 574-223-1573 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  574-223-1569 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday 574-598-0598 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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