Good Morning Rochester Intermediate School Students and Staff!
Today is Monday, February 27nd, 2023
Please stand for the Pledge:
I pledge allegiance, to the flag, of the United States of America, and to the Republic, for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
And now for a moment of reflection
If you need a loaner chromebook, please visit the Tech Office before 8:30am.
It is important to remember your chromebook daily and to bring it charged and ready for class. Please carry your chargers in your case so if your battery gets low at the end of the day you can charge it. We are seeing more students for loaners everyday and only have a limited number of chromebooks.
Congratulations to our RIS Band and Choir students on receiving 17 First Place Ratings, 5 Second Place Ratings and several perfect scores on Saturday at the Sangamon Elementary Music Association's Solo/Ensemble Contest held Saturday at Buffalo Tri-City Schools!
Our students represented RIS with the highest level of dignity and class! We were equally impressed by their behavior, encouragement and kindness to their classmates!
Way to go! We’re so very proud of you all!
From: Mrs. Parker and Mr. McCafferty
**Students who ride the bus need to make sure to have all of their belongings before leaving the building and getting on the bus. You will not be allowed to re-enter the building.**
Today’s lunch menu includes:
Chicken & Cheese Burrito
Homemade Chili with Crackers
Cheese and Pepperoni Pizza
Remember, “Rockets RISE Together” by demonstrating:
March 3rd-Online Yearbook Orders Due
March 20th-24th-Spring Break
2022-2023 RIS yearbook is now on sale! Click this link for more information!!
All Fourth Grade students will be presenting a music, drama and dance performance of "Gold Rush" the Story of the pioneers who headed to the California Goldfield in 1849-1852. Students will learn a basic dance combination and we'll audition kids on March 4-8! Auditions are optional (students do NOT have to audition for the speaking/acting or dancing parts)
The Big Show will be performed live on March 16th at
2:00 P.M. in the RIS Gymnasium!
For the specific audition "cuts" click HERE
The RIS PTO will hold its next monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 14 at 7 p.m. via Zoom. We will be planning the Spring Carnival at this meeting. All are welcome to attend. A full list of upcoming meetings can be found here.
Save the date for the RIS Spring Carnival - Friday, April 21 from 6-8 pm!
SAVE THE DATES! Performing Arts Summer Camps are returning to Rochester! PAC@ROCHESTER will hold three week long camps this year instead of two camps. Mark your calendar for the weeks of July 10, 17 & 24. Plan to attend one, two or all three camps! Registration will begin in late March. Please email Mr. Bauser with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org Initial registration will be for Rochester School District students first before opening registration to the general public.
6th Grade Track
Hello 6th-8th grade Track & Field Athletes, Parents, and Family. The apparel store for the JH Team is now open through Sunday, March 5th at 12:59pm. Please click on the link below if you would like to order.
JH Track & Field Apparel Store 2023
Rochester School Band Families
Forms will be coming home with your students for the Band Boosters principal fundraiser, the annual Antonio's pizza sale. 50% of all pizza sales revenue benefits the 5th through 12th grade Rochester School Band Program and will enable us to purchase new instruments for the Band Department. To reach our revenue goal, we need to sell 1500 pizzas! Customers are also allowed to donate money to the Band Boosters and a receipt will be provided for their donation. Sales take place from February 20th through March 3rd, with the pizza build and pick-up happening on March 11th. Forms due March 3rd to your band director! For questions, email LHicks101505@gmail.com.
ATTENTION ALL 3rd, 4th, 5th Grade Girls
What: Girls on the Run
When: Registration is now open!
Use this link to register and choose the site Rochester Elementary
*Practices start Week of March 6th
*5K Race is May 20th
Where: Rochester Elementary School EC-1 ~Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30-5:00
Why: Transforms girls’ lives by helping them increase their self-confidence, develop healthy relationships, and feel good about themselves, inside and out!
Baseball, Softball and Soccer are now open through March 15th. Early bird pricing through February 28th
Sand Volleyball registration open through April 15th. Early bird pricing through March 31st.
For more information you may visit: https://www.ryaasports.org/
For more information about our FREE vision, hearing and developmental screenings please call Sloane Huddleston at 217-498-6210 Ext. 1522 to schedule an appointment. Click this link for more information!
Lost and Found
Please remind your child(ren) to check out our lost and found table in the back of the cafeteria if they are missing any items. We have a large amount of items that are piling up on the lost and found table.
For the Library newsletter, please check out this link!
Special messages from Rochester Public Library! Click here and here!
All transportation changes must be submitted to the office no later than 2:00pm. Please call the office at 217-498-6215 or email your changes to Mrs. Howie at email@example.com or Mrs. Lovett at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any request for transportation changes past 2:00 pm cannot be accepted. Thank you for your cooperation!
As a reminder, for parent pick-up at the end of the day, all parents should remain in their vehicles and follow the pick-up line around and to the front of the building. Please do not park in the parking spaces in order to pick up your child. Thank you for your help with this!
The low lunch balance alerts have been reactivated for all families. You will get an alert when your lunch balance is below $5.00. If you choose to shut off the alert, you will no longer get any school announcements.