Wednesday, February 22, 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

Double Bus Routes 2-22-23

Bus #3 - Ran by Bus # PM

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


RJHS Track (Parent Meeting TONIGHT)

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. 

RJHS Track Apparel

Hello 6th-8th grade Track & Field Athletes, Parents, and Family. The apparel store for the JH Team is now open through Sunday, March 5th at 12:59 pm. Please click on the link below if you would like to order.

JH Track & Field Apparel Store 2023

Football Moms Meeting:

Mark your calendars, the first Football Moms meeting of the 2022-23 season will be on Wednesday, March 8th at Public House 29 at 5:30 p.m.  We will have a Happy Hour/Meet and Greet with appetizers before we start the meeting. Parents/Guardians are welcome to attend, not just “moms”.

The agenda will include:

  • Finances

  • Summer Schedule

  • Information for:

    • Orange and Blue Game

    • Homecoming

    • Senior Night

  • We will need to find a Class Rep for the incoming Freshman Class

  • We will explain committees and volunteer opportunities

If you have any questions, please contact Lyn Young or Tara Nelson. Lyn can be reached at lyn@greenegablesinn.com or call/text at 217-415-9700.  Tara can be reached at rochesterfbmoms@gmail.com or call/text at 217-638-6329.


The Girls Basketball team plays Lincoln HS in the Sectional Championship game tomorrow night, Thursday, February 23 at 7:00 p.m. in the RAC.  Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. The admission price is $7.00 on the GoFan app, or $8.00 at the door. The link for tickets is 2/23 Sectional Championship Tickets.  Please come out and cheer on the Lady Rockets!

**Postseason Sporting Events students DO pay to get in

In all IESA and IHSA postseason events students do not get in free when it is being held on Rochester campus.  These are fees per the IESA and IHSA.

Rochester School Band Families

Forms will be coming home with your students for the Band Boosters principal fundraiser, the annual Antonio's pizza sale. 50% of all pizza sales revenue benefits the 5th through 12th grade Rochester School Band Program and will enable us to purchase  new instruments for the Band Department. To reach our revenue goal, we need to sell 1500 pizzas! Customers are also allowed to donate money to the Band Boosters and a receipt will be  provided for their donation. Sales take place from February 20th through March 3rd, with the pizza build and pick-up happening on March 11th.  Forms due March 3rd to your band director!  For questions, email LHicks101505@gmail.com.

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 

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 - Salisbury Steak

Corner Crust Pizza - BBQ Chicken Sriracha

Custom Bros Grill - Bosco Sticks

Salad Bar 


Rocket Line - Biscuit & Gravy

Corner Crust Pizza - Pepperoni, Sausage & Onion

Custom Bros Grill - Bacon Cheeseburger

Salad Bar