April 17, 2014


We have Nick Patterson Memorial Fund scholarships in the office. The scholarships are for K-8th grade male students. Stop by the office and pick up an application if you are interested. Applications are due back by May 1st.

Fundraiser money is due today to your 4th period teacher in the form of a check or money order only.

The RMS PTSO t-shirt orders are due today.

We have RMS Cheer Tryout information in the office, if you are interested stop by and pick one up. Try-outs are April 20/22 and April 24th. Start time April 20 & 22 will be 5:00pm

Students: do you like to bowl?? Sign up for free bowling at Country Lanes in Rochester. Stop by the office and pick up a card.

The RMS PTSO will be sponsoring a school dance Friday, April 24th after school. The cost is $3 and the dance will end at 5pm. Come and have some fun!

Students we will have practice ISTEP starting Monday April 20 to April 24th and regular ISTEP May 4th -8th. You need to make sure you bring your IPad fully charged every day.


April 20    Golf w/Plymouth       4:30
April 21    TK @Plymouth          4:30


Make-Up Times

Make-up Extended Days

Starting April 6th through May 29th Rochester Schools will be extending the school days.

High School and Middle School will start at 7:45 am and end at 3:35 pm.
Riddle and Columbia Schools will start at 8:00 am and end at 3:15 pm.

Rochester Transportation will be adding 2 bus routes to accommodate student pickup.
You can see the bus routes by clicking HERE.
Contact Transportation with any questions regarding transportation Phone 223-4675

Riddle and Columbia will have a free snack during the day.

About Our School

Welcome to Rochester Middle School's website. RMS leads with innovation, inspired teaching, and creative learning. Our faculty and staff make collaboration and relationship building a top priority to ensure student growth.  We strive to create a 21st century learning environment that better prepares our students for their future.  RMS students have many opportunities to participate in extra-curricular activities including: sports, clubs, academic competitions, and leadership roles. Rochester Middle School is a great place to learn, grow and give as our Mission states. I would like to extend a personal invitation to all parents and community members to visit our school and spend some time with us, give some feedback, and become an active part of what makes our school such an awesome place.

Chris Ross
Rochester Middle School

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In student-centered, academically challenging environments that cultivate character, celebrate learning and foster collaboration, the staff, families and greater community of the Rochester Community Schools Corporation, as partners, will develop creative, lifelong learners with the skills and enthusiasm to be contributing members of society to shape a changing world.

Rochester Community Schools"¦inspiring individuals to learn, grow, and give.

The Rochester Educational Community is committed to the modeling and development of the following student traits:  

  • Motivation to learn at the highest level
  • Good work ethic
  • Respect for self, others, and property
  • Compassion and caring
  • Responsibility, reliability, and accountability
  • Ability to work with and get along with others
  • Appreciation of diversity
  • Ability to set goals, make good choices, and solve problems
  • Willingness to give to community and be a good citizen
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Critical thinking and creativity

Rochester Middle School

650 Zebra Lane,

P O Box 108

Rochester, IN 46975

Phone 574-223-2280

Fax 574-223-1531 

RMS Talent Show 2015

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iPads have been issued to every student at Rochester Middle School. Each grade level teacher has requested iPad applications that will assist in teaching 21st century skills and increase student achievement.  Many textbooks can be accessed on-line.  RMS students will be using a learning management system called “My Big Campus.”  Parents can checkup on student assignments and grades by signing into “My Big Campus” and/or “Harmony.” 


21st Century Scholar Program

Eighth graders are reminded to apply for the 21st Century Scholar Program and, if eligible, be awarded a 21st Century Scholarship that covers your tuition to a state college for four years. Online application can be found at www.scholars.in.gov. See Ms. Menis at the office for more information.


Incorrect Phone Number

In the Rochester phone book, for Rochester Community Schools, the Middle School Attendance Office phone number is listed as 223-1521. That is incorrect and no longer in service. Parents should call the school at 223-2280 and the phone will prompt you to push #8 for the attendance.


iPads at RMS!

The focus of the iPad program at Rochester Middle School is to provide tools and resources to the 21st Century Learner.

iPad Rollout Video

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Reminder: RMS boys golf practice is Monday 4-6 and RMS girls golf practice is Tuesday 4-6. Practice is at Round Barn Golf Course.
by RMSZebras 2 weeks ago
Extended Days will begin April 6th - May 29th Mon-Fri. School will start at 7:45 and end at 3:35. Any questions call 223-2280.
by RMSZebras 2 weeks ago
Enjoy week two of your break! Remember we are starting extended schedule when we go back Monday! #SpringBreak
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RT @ZebraWrestling: Congrats to the RMS Wrestlers on their BTB RRC 'ships! S/O to Xavier, Chas, Drew, Haydn, & Zane G. on ur ind. ships! h…
by RMSZebras 1 month ago
RT @RochesterZebras: 2 hour delay with a 10:00 start time this morning!!!
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3 point contests will start up again today during lunch.
by RMSZebras 1 month ago
Talent show participants need to see Mrs. McMillen TODAY for information.
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Bully Hotline

Dial 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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