Rochester Community MS
650 Zebra Lane
Rochester, IN 46975

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


    RMS Week at a Glance:  09/20/2021-9/25/2021


    Monday: 09/20/2021

    • RCSC School Board Meeting @ 6:30 PM at LC
    • RMS 7th and 8th Volleyball HOME vs. Bremen @ 5:00 PM
    • RMS 6th Volleyball @ Valley  5:00 PM
    • RMS Tennis @ Wabash Start Time 5:00 PM

    Tuesday:  09/21/2021

    • Championship Mornings @ RHS Weight Facility 6:45 am
    • Detention (Bailey)
    • Study Tables (5th: Bolinger  6th/7th: Brower
    • RMS Football HOME vs. Valley @ 5:30 PM
    • RMS Tennis @ Maconaquah Start Time 5:00 PM
    • RMS 7th and 8th Volleyball @ Whitko Start Time 5:30 PM
    • RMS Cross Country HOME vs. Winamac @ 5:00 PM

    Wednesday:  09/22/2021 - Activity Period

    Thursday:  09/23/2021

    • Championship Mornings @ RHS Weight Facility 6:45 AM
    • Detention (Bailey)
    • Study Tables (5th: Strem  6th/7th: Overmyer
    • FAST Friday caller goes out to any student missing work.
    • RMS 7th/8th Volleyball HOME vs. Laville @ 5:00 PM
    • RMS 6th Grade Volleyball @ Wabash Start Time 5:30 PM

    Friday:  09/24/2021

    • FAST Friday! 2:45-4:00 PM (students leave as they finish/check out)
    • 5th: Moore  6th: Shaffer  7th: Wachtmann (FAST rooms)

    Saturday: 09/25/2021

    • RMS Cross Country @ Culver Academy Invite Start Time 9:00 AM
    • RMS 7th/8th Volleyball @ Southwood Invite Start Time 9:00 AM

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    RCSC Restructioning Frequently Asked Questions

    We appreciate your questions and concerns regarding the restructuring of our district.
    Please email questions and concerns to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Q: How separated will the 5th graders be from the 6th and 7th grade classes? Passing Periods? Lunch? Specials?

    A: The 5th grade classes will have their own hallway with classes right next to each other just as they do at Riddle. They will have a separate lunch and will not be in the hallway during 6/7th passing periods. The 5th grade will have their own elective (specials) classes as well, just as they do currently.

    Q: Will 5th grade still switch between classes as they currently do at Riddle?
    A: Yes, the plan is to keep this the same.

    Q: Will 5th grade be sent out to the parking lot with the rest of RMS to be dismissed?
    A: No, we will have a monitored dismissal for 5th grade.

    Q: Will 5th grade be moved to RMS athletics instead of youth?
    A: No, 5th grade will remain in our youth sports program and will not participate in RMS sports.

    Q: Will 5th graders have an opportunity to visit RMS before the start of the next school year?
    A: Yes, the upcoming 5th grade will have 2 dates to come and visit RMS. 5th Grade Orientation will be May 20th, 2021 at 6PM; and 5th Grade Riddle to Middle will be July 30th, 2021 at 8AM-12PM. 6th Grade will also have both opportunities as always as well. Their dates are as follows: 6th Grade Orientation will be May 18th at 6PM; and 6th Grade Riddle to Middle will be on July 29th, 2021 at 8AM-12PM.

    • Champions Together Video Spotlight

      Announcements 9/24/2021

      1. Next week is homecoming, homecoming dress days are: 

      Monday: PJ day
      Tuesday: Favorite College or Sports Team day
      Wednesday: Tacky day
      Thursday: America Day (wear your red, white and blue)
      Friday: Zebra Spirit Day 

      Please make sure it is school appropriate 

      1. Start your child's 529 account today and be a part of Promise Indiana Fulton County. Find 

      us on Facebook for details and website information. 

      Lunch: cheeseburger wrap, turkey, ham and cheesewrap, cheese fries, baked beans, grapes 

      Athletics: Weekend Events XCountry @Culver Academy Invite ga 7/8 VB @Southwood Invite ga Tennis @Peru 10a 

      Good Luck to all athletes! 

    • 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"┬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
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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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