March 19, 2014

All students are welcome to attend the Youth Enrichment Program. This group meets every Monday and Wednesday from 3:00-5:15 in the arts and FACS room. If you're interested in joining this group, which focuses on academics, character building and fitness; please pick up a permission slip from the office.

We have Rochester Youth Baseball League and Senior League Division (ages 13-15) forms in the office. If interested stop by and pick one up.

Attention student: “Open Mic Night” is March 20th at 6:00pm. At the Rochester Public Library. Show up to sign up. For questions or concerns you can email

Talent Show participants: -Don't forget that we have dress rehearsal after school today from 3:30-5:30 in the RHS auditorium. Make sure you have EVERYTHING you need for your act with you at that time. You must attend if you are to participate on Friday. See Mrs. McMillen or Mrs. Smith with any questions or conflicts.

RMS students who signed up for golf need to pick up a practice schedule from Mr. Thomas. Practice will begin after spring break on Monday, April 6th. You must have a physical to participate!

Honor Roll is posted by the bookstore window: if you have questions please see Mrs. Hays in the office.

Attention wrestlers: there will be a pizza party and awards at 4pm today.

Eighth graders: we have information sheets for cheer tryouts for High School in the bookstore window. Times are 2015-2016 CHEER TRYOUTS
Monday April 6 (6:30-8:00) Main Gym
Tuesday April 7 (6:30-8:00) Main Gym
Friday April 10 (3:30-5:00) Main Gym




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.
Please look for Routes in Rochester Sentinel.
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
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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2014 - 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 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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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.
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Talent show participants need to see Mrs. McMillen TODAY for information.
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Fundraiser orders are due today to your 4th hour teacher. Profits stay here at RMS.
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Over spring break we will have 2 enrichment activities. SkyZone or Cookies, Cupcakes, and Canvas. More information is in the office.
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Rochester Youth Baseball League forms are in the office. Deadline is March 14. TAKE COMPLETED FORMS TO ROCHESTER GLASS OR REMC.
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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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