Good Morning Rochester Intermediate School Students and Staff!

Today is Tuesday, May 28th, 2024

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               

Sunday to Ian Kiel and yesterday to Cali Lowder

Bus Announcements

There are no double routes today.

Band Members are reminded that their personal instruments need to go home for the summer. Do not leave your instrument at school.

Today’s lunch menu includes: 


Remember, “Rockets RISE Together” by demonstrating:





Important Dates

Monday, May 27th -  No School - Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 28th  - Last Day of School - 11:15 Dismissal


Here is the information and the tentative calendar for 5th and 6th grade girls  interested in playing Jr. High softball!!!

Information on Kindergarten Screening

Blastoff Kids Academy

Information and an application for our district-based daycare can be found at

Prekindergarten at Rochester EC-1

Do you have a child that is or will be age 3-5?  They are eligible for our prekindergarten program.  If you are interested in our at-risk and tuition-based programs, please contact Sloane at 217-498-6210 ext 61522 to set up a screening for your child!


Open gyms will be every Wednesday and will run through October.  The open gyms will be held in the RAC from 6:00-7:00 p.m. for anyone in 3rd through 8th grade and 7:00- 8:30 p.m. for high school students and up. 

We are seeking donations for our RISE Store. Here is an Amazon wishlist if you would like to help out!  If you have any questions feel free to contact the office.

Rochester Intermediate School R.I.S.E. Store Wishlist

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:

For parent pick-up at the end of the day, we prefer the line system.  All parents should remain in their vehicles and follow the pick-up line around and to the front of the building.  You may also choose to park in the spots in the parking lot. It is our preference that you use the line system, however if you choose to park, please come to the front of the building and escort your student to the vehicle safely. Under no circumstances should students be walking across the parking lot unescorted.  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.