Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Good Morning Students, Parents and Staff!


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Looking Ahead:

2/17 Winter Wonderland Dance 

3/10 End of 3rd Quarter


RJHS Science Olympiad

On Saturday the Science Olympiad team competed in 21 events during their regionals in Belleville and won 1st place in 7 of them.  Congratulations to the following students who earned first place:

Ben Stalets (4 events)

Elise Preston (4 events)

Owen Robeen (3 events)

Soren Transue 

Cashton Krippel

Jackson Thorton

Amara Kaeding

Winter Wonderland Dance

The dance will be held on Friday, February 17th from 6-8 PM in the RJHS cafeteria/gym.  This event is for RJHS students only and the cost is $5.  Prizes will be given away throughout the night.  Don't miss this fun night!

Double Bus Routes 2-14-23

Bus #4 PM - Ran by Bus #12 PM

Bus #2 & 19 PM - Ran by Bus #3 PM

*Any transportation changes need to be made before 12:00, so we can get students where they need to go. 


RJHS Track

Track & Field season is quickly approaching. Coach Chris Johnson (Girls HC) and Coach Nelson (Boys HC) are both excited for our season to start. We are going to have a “Parent Meeting” Wednesday, February 22nd at 5:15 in the JH Cafeteria/Gym. If your athlete is going to participate in track & field or they are thinking about it, make sure you attend. ALL information regarding the season, schedule, team/school rules, transportation, and uniform/apparel will be presented to you. Please make your best effort to be in attendance. 

Please click on Rschool Activities to complete your registration. ***Please make sure you have a current physical on file or your athlete will not be allowed to practice or participate in meets. $75 athletic fee is due before the first track meet. 

Start of Practice

8th grade Girls ONLY will practice Wednesday -Thursday, March 1st & 2nd. Then 6th-8th grade Girls will all officially start on Monday, March 6th. All Boys 6th-8th grade will officially start practice on Monday, March 6th. 

Preschool Screenings for 23-24 school year

See attached flier for Pre-K screening information

STEM Fair is back!

The Rochester Athletic Complex will be the site of the 2023 Central Illinois STEM Fair on Thursday March 30, from 6 to 8 pm.  The STEM Fair will feature science, technology, engineering, and math clubs and activities from Rochester and throughout Central Illinois.  This event is free and open to all K-12 students and their families from Rochester and other area schools.

To reserve your free ticket for you and your family, go to https://centralillinoisstemfair.eventbrite.com and click on Reserve a spot.  Teachers, if you would like to exhibit your STEM curriculum or after school activity, answer YES to the exhibitor question on the ticket reservation to claim your spot.  Questions?  Contact Sheril Flynn or Stephanie Zeidler, or email rochesterstemfair@gmail.com.

RYAA Softball Registration

RYAA 2023 softball registration is now open!

We are fielding 8u, 10u, 12u, and 14u teams. Early Bird rate until February 28th. Registration closes March 15th. More info at https://www.ryaasports.org/

Mental Health Days and Parent Excused Days

Students are allowed six (6) parental absences (A-E) in one school year.  Five (5) of those can be Mental Health Days (M-E).  After six (6) parental absences, they will be marked as unexcused unless we receive a doctor’s note.  Please make sure your student is bringing in their doctor’s notes so you do not use up your parents' excuses.

Dr. Notes

Make sure that Doctor’s notes are being brought to the Jr High office after the appointment or if your student has been sick.  That note will change that absence in Skyward from a parent excuse - AE or an unexcused absence -AU to a doctor excuse - AD. 

Lunch Menu:

February Menu



Rocket Line - Mac & Cheese

Corner Crust Pizza - BLT

Custom Bros Grill - Curly Fries

Salad Bar 


Rocket Line - Country Fried Steak

Corner Crust Pizza - Chicken Bacon Ranch

Custom Bros Grill - Bosco Sticks

Salad Bar