Good Morning Rochester Intermediate School Students and Staff!

Today is Tuesday, March 28th, 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                       

No birthdays today

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.  

Fifth Grade Chorus:  there is  Constitution rehearsal for ALL Chorus members after school today and every day this week 3:15-5:30 PM.  If you need to make a call  to a parent, see Mr. McCafferty sometime this morning.  

Jr. High Girls Basketball

There will be a meeting for all 6th grade girls interested in playing jr. high basketball on Friday morning, at 7:30, in Mr. Rose's room.

Bus Announcements

Bus #2, Bus # 4 and Bus # 19 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. Spaghetti & Meat Sauce

  2. BBQ Rib Sandwich

  3. Chicken Tenders

  4. Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza

  5. Chicken Patty

Remember, “Rockets RISE Together” by demonstrating:





Important Dates

No school on Monday, April 3, 2023


Help support the RIS PTO!  Money earned will help with the Spring Carnival taking place on April 21st. 

Razzo’s has agreed to partner with the RIS PTO by donating a portion of the sales for a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser. 

4/17 Pick up from 4:30-6:30 @ Razzo’s 

Hot & Ready Spaghetti Family Meal package for $45. This includes: Spaghetti w/ Meat Sauce, Lg Salad w/ House Italian, 6 Garlic Breadsticks. 


 A full list of upcoming PTO meetings can be found here

Save the date for the RIS Spring Carnival - Friday, April 21 from 6-8 pm!

STEM Fair Thursday March 30

The 2023 Central Illinois STEM Fair is this Thursday, March 30, from 6-8 pm at the RAC.  Over 70 exhibits - every one a STEM activity a student can participate in.  Reserve your free tickets today at https://centralillinoisstemfai...


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 

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.    


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.