Rochester Community MS
650 Zebra Lane
Rochester, IN 46975

Tel: 574-223-2280
Cassie Murphy, Prin.
Autumn Sunlight

    RMS News & Tweets

    RMS Week at a Glance: 11/28/2022- 12/03/2022

    Monday: 11/28/2022

    ● 3 ½ weeks until Winter Break and the end of the 2nd 9 weeks! 

    ● Boys 6th grade Basketball @ Winamac Start Time 6:00 PM

    Tuesday: 11/29/2022

    ● Championship Mornings @ RHS 6:45 AM 

    ● November Birthday Celebration! 

    ● Study Tables 2:45-3:45 5th: Strem 6/7: Musselman Detention: Gerwin ● Boys 7th/8th Basketball HOME vs.Whitko Start Time 5:00 PM

    Wednesday: 11/30/2022

    ● Last day of November 

    Thursday: 12/01/2022

    ● Championship Mornings @ RHS 6:45 AM 

    ● Schools to Watch Site Visit 

    ○ A committee of adults will be in the building meeting with students and teachers to determine if we will be redesignated as a School to Watch. This happens once every 3 years and is an honor. 

    ● Study Tables 2:45-3:45 5th: Strem 6/7: Brower Detention: Rigney/Dunwoody ● Fast Friday caller goes out to any student with missing assignments ● Boys 6th grade Basketball @ Wabash HS Start Time 6:00 PM 

    ● Boys 7th/8th Basketball @ Wabash MS Start Time 6:00 PM

    Friday: 12/02/2022

    ● Fast Friday 2:45-4:00 PM 

    ○ Students can leave when missing work is complete 

    Saturday: 12/03/2022

    ● No Events! See you Monday!



    Canvas: -


    • Set up a parent observer account 

    o You need your student’s log-in information and a pairing code. 


    This link will explain how to get a pairing code. 

    • There is also a parent app (details can be found at 
    • One location to stay informed about your students’ progress! 

    o Canvas will be utilized for grades, assignments, etc. 

    o Grades will be updated weekly by each teacher at a minimum! 


    • Parents may register their child(ren) online, via the Harmony Family Access Portal:

    • Harmony login questions, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tuesday, July 12th and Thursday July 14th: RMS open 2:00 PM -7:00PM
    • Wednesday, July 13th and Friday July 15th: RMS open 7:30 AM-1:00 PM

    RMS Teacher/Parent Communication Plan:

    • Parent will receive an email if their student has an “F” at each grade check from their homeroom teacher. Parent will receive a phone call from classroom teacher if their student has earned an “F” at each grade check. End of 1st 9 weeks-Student meeting with grade level team for any “F”’s. 
    • 2nd 9 weeks midterm- Parent/Student meeting with grade level team for students who have multiple “F”’s. Alternate academic plans discussed with team for students who have multiple “F”’s at end of 1st semester and end  of 3rd 9 weeks. 

    RMS Picture Day 2021:

    Thursday, August 11th, 2022 (School Pictures) 

    Wednesday, September 28th, 2022 (Fall Athletic Pictures) 



    Drop off and pick up parking lot maps:  



    • Champions Together Video Spotlight

      Announcements 11/29/2022 

      1.  Students if you are from ages 8-13 and interested in the Elk’s Shootout. There are sign-up sheets in the office. Please come get oneThis event will be December 9th at the RHS Aux Gym. You will being the sign-up sheet with you to this event.

      2.   Don’t forget 7th graders you can still purchase tickets for the semi-formal dance here at the office. Cost is $10

      5/6th graders don’t forget to be working on those ugly sweaters for your ugly sweater dance.


      Lunch: beef taco, cheese quesadilla, refried beans, diced tomatoes, sliced pears

      Athletics: 7/8 w/Whitko @5p Season Opener

    • 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
    • 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 App:

      Android Device
      iOS App:

      IOS device

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      • 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
        Oscar Haughs, Prin.
      • Middle School

        Rochester Middle School
        650 Zebra Lane
        Rochester, IN 46975

        Tel:  574-223-2280
        Fax: 574-223-1531
        Cassie Murphy, Principal
        Lukas Schoenhals, 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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