August 26, 2016


NJHS members will be selling Yummy Lix & Shockwave Sour gourmet lollipops next week every morning from 7:40-8:00am and again after school from 3:00-3:20. All lollipops are only .50 cents each. Get yours early because they go fast!

The RMS cross country teams started their seasons this week at North Miami and LaVille. Both the boys and the girls teams came back with 2nd place finishes out of 9 teams at North Miami, led by Elena Bode, Lexi Kelly, Peyton Hiatt, and Zach Pickens. At LaVille, the boys finished 3rd out of a field of 9 strong teams, and the girls brought home the trophy, defending their title as LaVille Invitational Champs! The teams will take part in the Southwood Classic next Tuesday. Great start, Zebras!

August 30  XC @Southwood     5:00
August 30  7/8 VB @Pioneer   6:00
August 30  Tennis @Wabash 5:30

6th Grade Study Tables


6th Grade Study Tables

August 30
Sept.   1     

7th Grade Study Tables

August 30
Sept. 1

8th Grade Study Tables

August  30                 
Sept.   1     

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Rochester Middle School

650 Zebra Lane,

P O Box 108

Rochester, IN 46975

Phone 574-223-2280

Fax 574-223-1531 


This is a new App offered by Canvas. 

After you have downloaded the App you
will need to create an Account.  Once
the account is created please use as the institution.

Android Device:
Android Device

IOS Device:
IOS device



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. Parents can check
on student assignments and grades
by signing into Harmony or Canvas.


21st Century Scholar Program

Eighth grade students 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 Mr.Kreamer
at the guidance office for more


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.



About Our School

Oscar   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.

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"┬Žinspiring 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

Contact Us

Oscar Haughs
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223-2280 #6001

Assistant Principal
Cassie Murphy
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223-2280 #6002

Guidance Counselor
Nathan Kreamer
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223-2280 #6005

iPads at RMS!

The focus of the iPad program at Rochester Middle School is to provide tools and resources to the 21st Century Learner.

School Status

School is Open School is Open
Rochester, IN
Low: 68° at 4am
High: 87° at 4pm
Wind: 3.4Mph
Dew Pt:69
Pressure:1022 mb
Visibility:9 mi


Upcoming Events


Bully Hotline

Call: 224-SAFE (7233)

cell phone

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)