Rochester Community MS
650 Zebra Lane
Rochester, IN 46975

Tel: 574-223-2280
Oscar Houghs, Prin.
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    • May 24, 2017

      The RMS Academic Awards Ceremony will be Friday, May 26th at RMS starting at 1:30pm.

      Incoming 6th grade Parents: All incoming 6th graders need one Tdap and one meningitis vaccine. Please check with your local pharmacy as some are now able to administer school vaccinations.

      Attention parents and students: next Monday, May 29th (Memorial Day) is a holiday, school WILL NOT be in session. Tuesday, May 30th school WILL BE in session, this is the last day of school.

      Hey students, are you interested in tennis?? We have Youth Tennis Camp forms in the office. Registration deadline is today.

      The 2017 yearbooks will be distributed on Wednesday morning in Mrs. Wilhite's room, beginning at 8:15 for those who ordered and paid for one in the fall. Any remaining yearbooks will go on sale on Thursday morning, also in Mrs. Wilhite's room. The cost is $35. Bring the exact amount of money, or a check payable to RMS. When you receive your yearbook, put your name in the book if it is not personalized on the front. If you want friends to write a message in your book, give it to one person and take it back. If you lose your book, it cannot be replaced unless you pay for another. Be respectful of other students' books. Only write appropriate messages. If you damage another person's book, you will be expected to reimburse them for it.

      Attention women and girls of all ages: Join us for the women’s Self Defense Workshop; Saturday, May 27th from 5-8pm. Cost is $10 per person. Location: The Rochester Family Martial Arts, Main St. Any questions please call 847-4821.

      Parents: All medication must be picked up by noon on May 30th. Any medication not picked up has to be destroyed. Students cannot take medication home with them.

      Attention students and staff:  Please wear your cancer awareness shirts on Thursday, May 25th to support your heroic teachers fighting cancer.  If you did not purchase one please wear pink, purple or green that day.  

      Staff and Students: Thursday, May 25, we will have a photo booth available in support of Mrs. Bowers and Mrs. Schoen. You may stop in the library to get your picture taken in the photo booth if you are wearing the t-shirt designed for them, pink, purple, or your PBIS t-shirt. Be like Mrs. Schoen and plan your outfits out for the week and be sure to wear these Thursday for your picture in the photo booth!

      Just a reminder: All teacher and student iPads, charger blocks, and cords are to be checked in on Thursday, May 25. If you do not use your iPad, you can bring it to Mrs. Good for check in anytime.

      Attention current 8th graders who are about to become freshman: Interested in learning how to play the guitar or furthering your already awesome skills? Talk to your High School guidance counselor about signing up for guitar lab second semester next year!

      Students: please come to the art room and pick up your artwork that was displayed in the hallways.
    • OscarWelcome 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.


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    • VISION
      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
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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
        Adam Strasser, Prin.
        Chris Keisling, Asst. Prin.
      • Middle School

        Rochester Middle School
        650 Zebra Lane
        Rochester, IN 46975

        Tel:  574-223-2280
        Fax: 574-223-1531
        Oscar Haughs, Principal
        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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