Rochester Community MS
650 Zebra Lane
Rochester, IN 46975

Tel: 574-223-2280
Oscar Houghs, Prin.
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    RMS News & Tweets

    • April 24, 2017

      The Royals will be starting their 2017 summer season on Monday, May 1st at the Rochester Middle School pool at 5:00pm. If you would be interested in swimming this summer and would like a registration packet, you can come to the pool on May1st or email Coach Chris at (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

      We have Indiana Sheriffs Youth Leadership Camp forms in the office: The cam p is a program provided by the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association for boys and girls who have completed the 7th or 8th grade in school and are interested in learning more about a possible career in law enforcement. The camp provides a very meaningful experience and relationship with other campers from throughout the state. Sheriffs and department personnel serve as counselors and instructors at the camp. Stop by and pick up a form if interested.

      Attention parents: School will be in session on Tuesday, May 30th. This is being used as one of our snow make up days.

      Students: after May 12th there is no more charging for lunches and after May 19th no more borrowing from the office.

      Students are you interested in flying: We have Young Pilots Aviation Camp forms in the office, stop by and pick one up.

      Are you interested in bowling for free this summer…..stop by the office for a - Kids Bowl Free Card.

      Attention students and parents: RMS ISTEP testing starts today and goes all week. Please make sure you get a good night sleep, eat a good breakfast, be to school on time, and do your best on the test.

      Students: we have many iPADS being brought in by parents with no name tag on the front cover. Please make sure your name is on your iPad so we know who it belongs to.

      Athletics: April 24          Golf w/Triton           4:30
      April 25          Track @Maconaquah 4:30

    • 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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    • RMS


      • 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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