Rochester Community MS
650 Zebra Lane
Rochester, IN 46975

Tel: 574-223-2280
Cassie Murphy, Prin.
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    RMS News & Tweets


    RMS Week at a Glance: 9/26/2022- 10/01/2022

    Monday: 9/26/2022

    ● College GO Week! Dress up Day: Monday = Bright Future

    ○ Wear NEON colors!

    ● 7th/8th Volleyball HOME vs. Plymouth Start Time 5:30 PM 

    ● 6th Volleyball @ Knox Start Time 5:30 PM 

    ● RMS Tennis @ Manchester Start Time 4:30 PM

    Tuesday: 9/27/2022

    ● Championship Mornings @ RHS 6:45 AM 

    ● College GO Week! Dress up Day: Tuesday = College Roomate

    ○ Dress like a TWIN with someone!

    ● Study tables 2:45-3:45 PM 

    ● 7th/8th Football @ Maconaquah Start Time 5:30 PM 

    ● 6th Volleyball @ Triton Start Time 5:00 PM 

    ● 7th/8th Volleyball HOME vs. Peru Start TIme 5:30 PM

    Wednesday: 9/28/2022 (Activity Period)

    ● Late Start @ 8:30 AM (doors still open at 7:30 AM) 

    ● College GO Week! Dress up Day: Wednesday = College Gear

    ○ Wear your favorite college gear!

    ● Fall Sports Pictures 

    Thursday: 9/29/2022

    ● Championship Mornings @ RHS 6:45 AM 

    ● College GO Week! Dress up Day: Thursday = Where are you headed? ○ HAT DAY!

    ● Study tables 2:45-3:45 PM 

    ● NJHS Washington DC parent/student meeting @ RMS Library 5:30 PM ● Caller goes out for FAST Friday (Friday Afternoon Study Table) 

    ● 7th/8th Volleyball HOME vs. Lakeview Start Time 5:30 PM

    Friday: 9/30/2022

    ● College GO Week! Dress up Day: Friday = School Spirit!

    ○ Wear your favorite ZEBRA attire!

    ● Fast Friday 2:45-4:00 PM (students can leave when work is done) 

    Saturday: 10/01/2022

    ● Cross Country @ RRC Invite @ Valley Start Time 9:00 AM

    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 09/26/2022

      1. It is college go week this week dress up days are: Monday-Bright Future(wear neon)

      Tuesday-College Roommate(twin w/someone) Wednesday-College Gear(favorite college shirt) Thursday-Where are you headed(hat day) Friday School Spirit(zebra attire)

      1. FCA will be meeting Wednesday morning @7:30am in front of the RMS flag pole for See You at the Pole. Everyone is welcome to attend.

      Lunch: chicken chips, teriyaki beef bites, breadsticks, augratin potatoes, peas and carrots, sliced peaches, milk

      Athletics: Tennis @Manchester 4:30, 6 VB @knox 5:30, 7/8 VB w/Plymouth 5:30

    • 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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