April 29, 2016


We have Rochester Lady Zebra Youth Basketball Camp forms in the office. Dates are, June 13th-17th at the HS Auxiliary Gym. Registration deadline is Thursday, May 26th. Stop by and pick up a form if you are interested.

Do you like to bowl…..Country Lanes in Rochester will let you bowl 2 free games a day all spring and summer. You will need to register on line so stop by the office for a postcard with the website and information.

Dr. Reyburn and Dr. Feldman will be providing free physicals at Woodlawn Pediatrics this summer. Dates are June 1st, June 22nd, and July 19th from 8am-noon. There is no charge for physicals, but you must have an appointment. Please call 574-223-2020 to schedule.

Sixth graders: If you are interested in the Rochester’s Summer Parks Program we have a paper in the office with all of the information and registration form. Activities include games, hikes, craft making, bowling, swimming and other activities. Forms need to be turned into Rochester City Hall by May 16th.

The Fulton County Community Foundation is pleased to promote athletic camp scholarships for kids. These are made possible through the Nick Patterson Memorial Fund. The scholarships are for Kindergarten through 8th grade male students. Sgt. Nicholas “Nick” James Patterson attended Rochester High School and was a vital part of the basketball and baseball programs. Nick served in the United States Army and passed away Monday, Sept. 10, 2007, while participating in combat operations in Iraq. This fund was created by family, friends, and members of the community as a tribute to Nick and his legacy. Stop by the office for an application. Application deadline is today.

Hey students- The Circus is coming to town on Wednesday, May 4th at the Fulton County Fairgrounds. Children 12 and younger may get in free with the purchase of an adult ticket. Tickets will be available at the Fairgrounds. Come see the Motorcycle Daredevils in the Giant Steel Globe along with acrobats, aerialist, clowns, magic acts, animals and much more.

May 2 Track w/Pioneer/Caston   4:30
May 5Track w/TValley/NMiami/Caston 5:00     

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"¦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's first E-learning day is scheduled for the weekend of April 9, 2016. All Teachers will have office hours from 9:00 am until noon that day. The High School will be open for those who don't have wifi access at home from 8:30 am to 11:30 am on Saturday April 9th.

Phone support and times for Technology Department
Friday 574-598-0598 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  574-223-1573 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  574-223-1569 5:00 pm - 8:00pm
Saturday 574-223-1573 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  574-223-1569 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday 574-598-0598 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

6th Grade Study Tables


7th Grade Study Tables


8th Grade Study Tables


Rochester Middle School

650 Zebra Lane,

P O Box 108

Rochester, IN 46975

Phone 574-223-2280

Fax 574-223-1531 


May 17, 2016

RMS Choir Concert

RHS Auditorium                               

7th/8th Choir 6:30-7:00

6th Choir 7:30-8:00



2015 - 2016

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
www.scholars.in.gov. 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.



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.

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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)