Good Morning Rochester Intermediate School Students and Staff!

Today is Friday, March 10th, 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

Happy Birthday        

Myla Vancil

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.  

Band students

 We need your help to make all the pizzas you sold!  Please join us this Saturday, at 8am at Rochester United Methodist Church (555 S Walnut St) and bring a ball cap to build pizzas!  

Fifth Grade Chorus:

No rehearsal after school today

Bus Announcements

Bus #23 is a double route today.

**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: 

  1. Sausage Pizza

  2. Fish Filet & Cheese on Bun

  3. Honey Sriracha Turkey Burger

  4. Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza

  5. Chicken Patty

Remember, “Rockets RISE Together” by demonstrating:





Important Dates

March 20th-24th-Spring Break

Band students

 We need your help to make all the pizzas you sold!  Please join us this Saturday, at 8am at Rochester United Methodist Church (555 S Walnut St) and bring a ball cap to build pizzas!  Band students/families will deliver pizzas, no direct customer pick-up will happen.  If you aren't able to build pizzas, please come about 10:30-11am to pick them up for delivery.  We cannot store pizzas, they must be picked up. Direct questions to Lydia Hicks,  

5th grade chorus PARENTS:

Please click the link below to join the text messaging app “Remind App” to receive the most up-to-date information and schedules.

Fifth Grade Chorus members were given a t-shirt order form for our Constitution production on Wednesday.  

If you need a copy of the Form, please click HERE.

(Order forms and money needs to be submitted by 

March 17, 2023)...

Time to purchase your tickets for the Spring musical, ANYTHING GOES!  All seats are reserved and can only be purchased online at this link TICKETS  Shows are Friday, March 10 and Saturday, March 11 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 12 at 2 p.m.  All shows will be presented in the Rochester Fine Arts auditorium.  


The Rochester High School Cheerleading Team will be hosting the Egg Your House Fundraiser again this year! Use the attached link to sign up for your Candy Filled Egg Delivery! Sign up ends Friday, March 31st at 3pm. Eggs will be delivered to all Rochester School District Addresses Saturday, April 8th starting at 9am. Pick up option will also be available on April 7th at the High School from 12pm-4pm (please indicate pick up option in comment section of form). Please contact Coach Alexandra Wagner ( with any questions. 

RHS Cheerleading Easter Egg Fundraiser Sign-Up


Alexandra Wagner 


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  Initial registration will be for Rochester School District students first before opening registration to the general public.    


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:

Pre-School Screenings

  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!

Transportation Changes

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 or Mrs. Lovett at  Any request for transportation changes past 2:00 pm cannot be accepted.  Thank you for your cooperation!

Parent Pick-up:

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!

Lunch Balances

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.