February 27, 2014

  The Fulton County Public Library and Jarrety’s presents “Open Mic Night” tonight at 6:00pm at the Fulton County Public Library. Show up to sign up. Email brantgerald@gmail.com with questions or concerns.

RMS has talent!! So why not show it!! Auditions for the March 20th RMS Talent Show will be held next Wednesday, March 4th after school. Check in the music hallway for the audition sign-up sheet.

Students: we have Rochester Youth Baseball League forms in the office. Registration form deadline is March 14th. You will need to mail or take your forms to Rochester Glass or REMC.

RMS students get out there and sell, sell, sell. All the profits from the fundraising money will be used for activities here at RMS. Orders are due to your 4th period teacher on March 9th.

Lady Zebra Regional Champs T-Shirts will be sold during lunch this week. Shirts are $12 each and $14 for sizes 2x and larger. Please bring exact amount of money or a check written to RHS.

This week is the week before part 1 ISTEP testing. Much like the week before the big homecoming game, we want RMS students to try their best. As a result, this week we will have dress up days for ISTEP (1st periods will keep track and the grade level who participates the most will win a prize).
o Today (Zebra shirts) attack the test!
o Also, if you show for all days of testing and successfully complete the test you will receive a $5 Z cash bill.

****Teachers please take a count of how many students are participating in the ISTEP spirit day in your first period.  Please email Mrs. Bowyer the grade level and number participating each day.


February 28 7/8G BB @Northfield 10:00am
February 28 WR @LaVille Trny   9:00am
March 2     WR @Winamac  5:30
March 2    6G BB @Columbia    5:00








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 

ZTV NEWS (February,27,2015)

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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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7/8 GBB a game for tonight is cancelled! #StayWarmZebraNation
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RT @RochesterZebras: We are closed for today!!! #StayWarmZebraNation
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RT @RochesterZebras: 2 hour delay tomorrow!!! #StayWarmZebras
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7th and 8th grade girls basketball practice will end at 4:30. #staysafe #staywarm
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6 grade girls basketball and wrestling: pictures are right after school, then practice is cancelled. #staywarm #staysafe
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