September 19

Seniors, the Horatio Alger Scholarship is now available online at To be considered you must exhibit strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution, demonstrate critical financial need, be involved in co-curricular and community activities, and maintain a GPA of 2.0. Please see the guidance office for more information.

Seniors, are you interested in attending IUSB after graduation? Great news - IUSB will be here September 23rd, from 8:15 to 10:15. During this time the $35 application fee will be waived and you will get an admission decision on the spot. Sign up with Mrs. Horn in guidance for an appointment time and application to complete.

Any student interested in learning about the process and requirements to apply for the nomination to the US Air Force, Merchant Marine, West Point, Naval, and Coast Guard Academies is invited to attend the Academy Night being held at the Mishawaka Public Library at 6:00 pm on September 23rd. If you are interested in attending, please call Congresswoman Walorski’s office at 574-204-2645.

Juniors and Sophomores – The PSAT is taking place at RHS on October 15. The test is free to sophomore students. The majority of sophomores will take the exam. The cost for juniors is $14, which can be paid to Mrs. Calvert in the main office. We have a set amount of fee waivers for juniors on free/reduced lunch that are available on the first come first serve basis. Registration deadline for the exam is 3:00 pm September 27.

The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing recognizes young women at the high-school level for their computing related achievements and interest.   For more detailed instructions on this award, eligibility, and the application please visit The deadline is November 2, 2014. Award recipients will receive a $250+ scholarship offer from several Indiana universities, a plaque, t-shirt, gift bag and will be honored at a special award event.

Sports: Football vs. Southwood, 7:00 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

Education to Build 21st Century Skills

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In a Galaxy Far, Far, Away...

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Football Rochester: 27 Southwood: 26 Final #ZebraNation #ZebraFootball #ZebraHomecoming2014
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Football Rochester: 27 Southwood: 26 1:38 left in the 4th quarter #ZebraNation #ZebraFootball #ZebraHomecoming2014
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Football Rochester: 21 Southwood: 26 9:58 left in the 3rd quarter #ZebraNation #ZebraFootball #ZebraHomecoming2014
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Football Rochester: 21 Southwood: 20 11:49 left in the 4th quarter #ZebraNation #ZebraFootball #ZebraHomecoming2014
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Football Rochester: 14 Southwood: 20 5:19 left in the 3rd quarter #ZebraNation #ZebraFootball #ZebraHomecoming2014
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Football Rochester: 14 Southwood: 14 Halftime #ZebraNation #ZebraFootball #ZebraHomecoming2014
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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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Bully Hotline

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). 

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