Good Morning Rochester Intermediate School Students and Staff!

Today is Tuesday, March 14th, 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                       

Cooper Pearce

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.  

The 4th Grade "Gold Rush" Dance Group will meet this morning at 10:00 in the Music Room.   Students will return to their classroom at 10:30 for recess!

Fifth grade  Constitution Cast Rehearsals continue today for all students from 3:15-5:00 PM.  Monday and Tuesday are the only Constitution rehearsals this week!

Bus Announcements

Bus #4 and Bus # 12 are double routes 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. Macaroni and Cheese

  2. Corn Dog 

  3. Breaded Chicken Caesar Salad

  4. Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza

  5. Chicken Patty

Remember, “Rockets RISE Together” by demonstrating:





Important Dates

March 20th-24th-Spring Break

Fourth Grade Gold Rush Production: 

There'll be a special rehearsal for all featured: Soloists, Dance Group, and Storytellers after school on  Wednesday from 3:15-5:00 PM in the RIS Gym.  Student pick-up will be at the Main Parking Lot - by the Main Office (off Cardinal Hill Road).  

5th grade chorus PARENTS:                                                                                                                                                                    The Constitution Cast Rehearsals continue Tuesday for all students from 3:15-5:00 PM.  Monday and Tuesday are the only Constitution rehearsals this week!

Please check the rehearsal schedule, group listing, and other information on Canvas!  The rehearsal schedule is posted all the way up through production day (April 13th).

Please make sure your parents are aware and your transportation for your pick-up for 5:00 PM.    See Mr. McCafferty if you need to call a parent!


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

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)...

Before Spring Break, Reserve Your Free STEM Fair Tickets

The 2023 STEM Fair is going to fill the RAC on March 30 with 70 exhibits and so much variety that we guarantee there will be something you like.  Check out the full list of exhibits and reserve your free tickets today at


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:

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.