Monday, February 20, 2023

Good Morning Students, Parents and Staff!


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Looking Ahead:

3/6 - 3/8 IL Assessment Testing

3/10 End of 3rd Quarter

3/15 IL Science Assessment Testing ( 8th Grade Only)

3/20 - 3/24 Spring Break

Rochester Band Booster - Lasagna Dinner *Tonight*

The Rochester Band Boosters are sponsoring a Lasagna Supper on Monday, Feb 20th in the Main Campus Cafeteria from 5 to 7 PM.  Featured entertainment for the evening is the 6th Grade Jazz Band, JH Vocal Jazz, JH Jazz Band, RHS Vocal Jazz, and the RHS Jazz Band. Here are the approximate performance times:

5:30- 6th Jazz

6:00- JH Jazz

6:45 RHS Jazz

All Meals were pre-ordered, so there will be no meals available at the door.  Jazz Students, please wear nice clothes for the performance. (dress slacks/collared shirt, skirt or dress)  Contact Mr. Jones or Mr. Spear with any questions.

2023-2024 Poms Tryouts RJHS & RHS

Pack those dance bags. Auditions for both the Rochester High School and Rochester Junior High School Rocket Poms teams will be held next week! Tryouts for the 2023-2024 Rocket Poms will be held at the Rochester Elementary 2-3 building February 20th - 23rd. Current 6th through 11th graders are encouraged to audition. RJH applicants will attend clinics from 3:30-5:00 while RHS applicants will attend clinics from 4:00-5:30. All clinics will be closed to spectators. Tryouts will be judged on Thursday, February 23rd. More specific details will be discussed with team candidates on Monday, February 20th. Dancers should contact Coach Kramer at dkramer@rochester3a.net to discuss scheduling conflicts. 

Rocket Football Freshmen Sign Up 2023

To the Parent(s)/Guardian(s) of any 8th Grade student that wants to play Freshman Football this Fall of 2023 please fill out this form. This will help the HS Coaching Staff with expected numbers coming out as well as communication with players and parents in the upcoming months. 

Rocket Football Freshmen Sign Up Sheet 2023

Thank you, Coach Nelson 

NO Double Bus Routes 2-20-23

*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 - Chicken Flatbread

Corner Crust Pizza - BBQ Bacon Chicken

Custom Bros Grill - Wings

Salad Bar 


Rocket Line - Chicken & Noodles

Corner Crust Pizza - Meat Lover’s 

Custom Bros Grill - Curly Fries

Salad Bar