Rochester Community HS
1 Zebra Lane
Rochester, IN 46975

Tel: 574-223-2176
Fax: 574-223-3401
Chris Keisling, Principal

Zebra News

Restructuring Updates

This Weeks Update: 


  1. Master Time Schedule sent out.
  2. Master Academic Schedule sent out.
  3. Graphic Arts position filled (Tanner Fernung) pending board approval.
  4. Scheduling has begun (8th scheduling completed)

April 30, 2021

  1. Current 7th and 8th Graders Toured the HS this week.
  2. Band - Opportunities expanded (looking to add Marching Band to receive PE credit if participate for 2 years, creation of a JAZZ Band course for RHS students.
  3. Preparing for College and Careers (PCC) and Health courses for 8th graders will be HS credit. Opening up opportunities for other electives as high schoolers.
  4. Interviews for Graphic Arts position on Thursday this week and more on Tuesday next week.  Promising applicants.
  5. Master Time Schedule Ready to be Discussed at Leadership Team Next week. (Plan to release to staff by Friday next week)
  6. Master Course Schedule Ready to be Discussed at Leadership Team Next week. (Plan to release to staff and begin scheduling all students)
  7. ZBN - Creating a CTE video to educate RHS students about our offerings, and the Rochester Community about all the great things happening at RHS.  Tristan Wilson and his ZBN crew will be contacting each teacher for an opportunity to spot light their programming. 

April 23, 2021

  1. Tours of RHS for current 7th and 8th graders:  April 28th.  Mrs. Snyder is working with the 7th and 8th grade teachers.
  2. 8th Teachers:  have selected their rooms from provided options
  3. Ryan Johnson office is moving to the current conference room
  4. Master Schedule:  is getting really close to being completed:  This is always capable of changing due to items out of our control:  AS OF 04/23/2021 here is what I know:  8th graders will NOT be traveling to RMS!  9th-12th will NOT be traveling to RMS.  5th, 6th, and 7th graders will NOT bet traveling to RHS. Some students may have to travel to the Learning Center for the Graphic Arts Program.
  5. Graphic Arts/Design:  New program provided by a donation:  Scott Kistler and I visited Delphi today to wrap our minds around this.  I have created a job description and am searching high and low for the right person to run this program without having to steal from RHS current programs.  please see attached job description.  
  6. Specials Teachers:  Thank you for your suggestions for your programs:  As of now Guidance and I are doing our best to meet these suggestions.  I have not had a chance to speak to each special teacher individually.  I will share details once I have talked to each of them individually.  
  7. LUNCHES NEXT YEAR:  We will have 4 lunches that overlap by 10 minutes.  Lauri and I have a plan we are going to finalize with the RHS leadership team.  Free time outside area will be outside Zebbie Doors.  Looking to install basketball goals by tennis courts, and get several types of tables for seating.
  8. Planning Ahead:  May 13th - Speaker and Mock Prom Scene accident:  May affect entire day schedule.  Speaker for all of RHS.  Accident Scene Juniors and Seniors only.

Board Meeting Dates

May 4th - Board Meeting Study Session @ 4:30pm
May 17th - Board Meeting at the Learning Center @ 6:30
June 8th - Board Meeting Study Session @ 4:30pm
June 21st - Board Meeting at the Learning Center @ 6:30

RCSC Restructioning Frequently Asked Questions

We appreciate your questions and concerns regarding the restructuring of our district.
Please email questions and concerns to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Q: Will 8th grade be eating lunch with the high school students?
A: No, the 8th grade will have their own lunch period.

Q: Will 8th grade students compete with the JV/Varsity teams?
A: No, the 8th grade students will still compete as middle school students.

Q: Will 8th grade be in the same classes as high school students?
A: 8th grade will have their main classes (math, science, social studies, English) separate from 9-12 graders. They may be in the same elective classes as RHS students, such as band or art, which is consistent with what happens currently with 8th grade and high school students.

Q: Will current 7th and 8th grade students get a chance to visit RHS before the start of next school year?
A: Yes, we will be setting up visits for this years 7th and 8th grade students during the last weeks of April. In addition, the RHS will be open Monday thru Friday, June 1-25 from 8am-11am with students and/or staff members available to provide parents and students tours.

Q: Where will the 8th grade classrooms be?
A: Their main classes will be in the HPER room, tech hallway, and Ag hallway (all close together in the same wing). Their elective classes are dependent on which class they are taking.

Q: Will 8th grade students share restrooms/locker rooms with 9-12 graders?
A: No, the 8th grade wing will have their own restrooms and 8th graders will have PE separate from the 9-12 graders, so they will not be in the locker rooms together.





Nubianos pizza has immediate openings for kitchen staff. Looking for hardworking, dependable please to help make the best pizza in town. Please stop buy for an application.

Student Body President/VIce President applications can be picked up in Mrs. Showley's room

Only Juniors can apply

Please have them turned in to Mrs. Bauer today.

There will be an NHS meeting for juniors today, this will be in Mrs. Blackburns room.

There will be a xc call out today for current Freshman through Juniors in Mr. Linns room.

Attention Key Club Members: Everyone should plan to attend our last

meeting of the year today during homeroom in the library. We will

have donuts and juice and celebrate our seniors!

Good luck this weekend to Boys Golf, Girls Softball at CMA and Baseball  at Twin Lakes

Seniors be sure you are stopping by the table outside the cafeteria at lunch time to sign the senior tile.

"The ZBN dodgeball tournament is tonight! It will start at 6:00 pm in the RMS gym. Anyone can come and watch." 

There will be a boy’s basketball meeting Tuesday in room 208 at 815 for any boys wanting to play basketball next year.


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  • Food Delivery
    For the 2020-2021 school year, school meals may be delivered to students enrolled in the school district but not present on the school campus, as long as the meals are requested by the parent/guardian. For meal delivery, we must have your permission to share your information with Rochester Staff and volunteers who are making deliveries. Please email if you want school meal deliveries and approve to share your information with Rochester Staff and volunteers. You may also request to pick up meals at Rochester High School at the Zebby doors. In your email response, please provide the name of each child that you are requesting meals for and the school they normally attend. Also provide the address where deliveries should be made. Please note, meals can only be provided to students who are currently enrolled in the school district. These meals will be charged to your students lunch account accordingly. Deliveries will run August 17 through August 21 for all students, and will continue for virtual students after school resumes on August 24. To place your food request call Kathy Wilkinson at 574-223-2159 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 3 p.m. Thursday, August 13.

    Rochester High School's Virtual Plan

    Rochester High School new student registration dates are Mon., July 27 - Thurs., July 30 from 8am-3pm.  Appointments will need to be scheduled with your students counselor:  Ms. Lisa Andrews, grades 10 & 12; Mrs. Tara Seuferer, grades 9 & 11.  Please be sure to bring your students birth certificate, social security card, and proof of residency.  You can schedule an appointment via email or call 223-2176.
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    2018 – 2019 Profile

                                                           General Information

               Grades 9-12                                                                                  Principal - 1
             2018-2019 School Population                                                     Assistant Principal - 1
                       493 students                                                                       Counselors - 2
                       263 male                                                                              Media Specialist - 1
                       230 female                                                                           Nurse - 1
              Teachers - 36                                                                                Secretaries - 5

                                                                            SAT Scores

    Class of


    # Testing

    Avg. Critical Reading

    Avg. Math

    Avg. Total Score


    125 83- (66%)

    458 468 926
    2013 129 85- (66%)

    484 537 1021
    2014 125 76- (61%)

    479 477 956
    2015 115 79- (69%)

    485 490 975
    2016 132 76- (58%)

    475 472 947
    2017 120 81- (68%)

    521 507 1028
    2018 145 83- (57%)

    534 518 1058
    2019 138 75- (54%)

    535 502 1037

    Class of 2019 Statistics

                                    138 Graduates
                                    Average SAT score for Top Ten Students –1203
                                    Academic & Technical Honors Diploma Recipients - 13
                                    Academic Honors Diploma Recipients – 32
                                            Technical Honors - 0            
                                    Core 40 Diploma Recipients – 73
                                    General Diplomas - 16
                                    Certificates - 4

                                    Future Plans:
                                             4 - year college - 47.1%
                                             2 - year college - 7.2%
                                            Voc/Tech college - 5.8%
                                            Work - 17.4%
                                            Military - 8%
                                            Undecided - 14.5%
  • Zebra New Tech High 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 to improve foreign language speaking and listening skills
    • Studying World Languages 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
    • 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.
  • Honored in 2014 and 2015 with 'A' Grade.RHS2

Parent Faqs During COVID-19

Financial aid help available on mobile app
New college students and those returning for the 2019-2020 school year can now fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form from their smartphones.

The My Student Aid app can be used to complete the FAFSA or check federal student aid history. Not only is this convenient, but it is also beneficial to those who may rely on their phones for internet access.

The FAFSA is a form that needs to be filed annually to determine financial aid eligibility for college students and those planning to attend school. Regardless of income level, every college student should file a FAFSA each year. The deadline for filing for the 2019-2020 academic year is April 15, 2019.

The FAFSA can also be filled out online at If you need assistance submitting the application, call 1-800-4FED-AID.

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    • Central Office

      Rochester School Corporation
      690 Zebra Lane
      Rochester, IN 46975

      Tel: 574-223 2159
      Jana Vance, Supt.


      High School

      Rochester Community HS
      1 Zebra Lane
      Rochester, IN 46975

      Tel: 574-223-2176
      Fax: 574-223-3401
      Chris Keisling, Prin.
    • Middle School

      Rochester Community MS
      650 Zebra Lane
      Rochester, IN 46975

      Tel: 574-223-2280
      Oscar Haughs, Prin.
      Cassie Murphy, Asst. Prin.
      Nathan Kreamer, Counselor


      Columbia Elementary
      1502 Elm St.
      Rochester, IN 46975

      Tel: 574-223-2501
      Fax: 574-223-0530
      Jason Snyder, Prin.

      Riddle Elementary
      302 Barkman St.
      Rochester, IN  46975

      Tel: 574-223-2880
      Fax: 574-223-1539
      Luke Biernacki, Prin.

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