September 16, 2014

Student picture forms are due back by Friday, Sept. 19th. For orders after September 19th you will have to add $15 and take your form to Debrulers on Main Street.

Spell Bowl team members; we will have practice today, Wednesday, and Thursday this week.

The PTSO will be sponsoring a hat day on Thursday.  Students and staff can pay $1 to wear a hat.  Friday is homecoming.  Student should wear zebra wear on Friday.

September 16      XC @TValley             4:30
September 16      FB w/Northfield         5:30
September 18      6VB @Columbia           6:00


2014 - 2015

Student Supply List

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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.” 

My name is Mr. Ross.  I am the new principal of Rochester Middle School.  I am very excited to be here at RMS.  I have been in education for the past fourteen years.  I started my educational career in Knox Indiana.   Most recently, I was the assistant principal at Hanover Middle School in Cedar Lake Indiana.   We are going to have a great school year.  This year, all students will be issued an iPad.  This will give students the opportunity to collaborate, create and use their imagination.  In addition, we are starting a new positive behavior initiative.  We want to reward students for making good decisions with regard to being respectful, motivated, and socially responsible. I look forward to meeting all of my students, parents, and community members.  Go Zebras!


21st Century Scholar Program

Eighth graders are reminded that they have only three days left 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 before school is out.


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!

ipadClick on the links below to access:
IPad Handbook
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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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)

School Reach


RMS XC is at the Manchester Invite today! NOT Caston! #GoZs
by RMSZebras 2 weeks ago
XC: RMS girls win the Southwood Classic by 1 point! Mallory Hiatt (2nd overall) and Macy Brown (4th overall) led the Zebras. #GoZs
by RMSZebras 2 weeks ago
XC: RMS boys got 2nd place to Wabash. Tanner Medina (2nd overall) and Cody Dennis (7th overall) led for the Zebras. #GoZs
by RMSZebras 2 weeks ago
Good luck to the RMS athletes competing tonight! #ZebraFootball #ZebraXC #ZebraVolleyball #GoZs
by RMSZebras 2 weeks ago
Spell Bowl team is looking for members! Talk to Mrs. Bowers or Mrs. Mellinger ASAP if you're interested!
by RMSZebras 2 weeks ago
RMS will have a Parent Teacher Student Oganization (PTSO) 9/4/14 at 6:30 in the commons. All parents and students are welcome!
by RMSZebras 2 weeks ago
If you're interested in joining the Rochester Royals there is a parent info meeting 9/4/14 at 6 PM at RMS.
by RMSZebras 2 weeks ago