Thursday, March 9, 2023

Good Morning Students, Parents and Staff!


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Looking Ahead:

3/10 End of 3rd Quarter

3/13 - 3/15 IL Science Assessment Testing ( 8th Grade Only)

3/20 - 3/24 Spring Break

4/7 - 12:15 Dismissal

4/10 - No School - Easter Break

NO Culture Club Today 3-9-23

Double Bus Routes 3-9-23

Bus #4 - Ran by Bus #12

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


Dress Days during testing

All week: Dress comfy

Monday: “Donut stress, do your best” Pajama Day

Tuesday: Go Team! Put your game face on and get ready for testing week. Wear your favorite team gear. 

Wednesday: Show us how bright you are! Rainbow, tie dye, neon day 

Thursday: Don’t sweat the test - wear your sweats today

Friday: We are stronger together. Wear your orange and blue. 


The 2023-2024 Rochester High School Cheerleading Tryouts will be held on March 28, 29 and 31. Anyone interested in going out for the team should email Coach Wagner at awagner@rochester3a.net by Friday, March 17th. There is also a Mandatory Parent Meeting for anyone interested in trying out for the team on Monday, March 27th at 5:30pm via Google Meet. A link will be sent out closer to the parent meeting date. Please check the Orange and Blue flyers posted around the school for more details! Contact Coach Wagner with any questions at awagner@rochester3a.net.


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 (awagner@rochester3a.net) with any questions. 

RHS Cheerleading Easter Egg Fundraiser Sign-Up

RHS Girls Golf

Any 8th grade girl interested in golf this fall?  RHS Golf

Club Yearbook Pictures

Club pictures will be taken March 31st during 8th and 9th hour.  Clubs that will be photographed are: Scholastic Bowl, Student Council, Yearbook Staff, Literary, Band, Jazz Band, Chorus, Jazz Chorus

Band Pizza Fundraiser

Rochester Band Families:  We need your help to make all the pizzas you sold!  Please join us this Saturday, at 8am at Rochester United Methodist Church (555 S Walnut St) and bring a ball cap to build pizzas!  Band students/families will deliver pizzas, no direct customer pick-up will happen.  If you aren't able to build pizzas, please come about 10:30-11am to pick them up for delivery.  We cannot store pizzas, they must be picked up. Direct questions to Lydia Hicks @LHicks101505@gmail.com

RHS performance of “Anything Goes”

Time to purchase your tickets for the Spring musical, ANYTHING GOES!  All seats are reserved and can only be purchased online at this link TICKETS  Shows are Friday, March 10 and Saturday, March 11 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 12 at 2 p.m.  All shows will be presented in the Rochester Fine Arts auditorium.  

Rochester Summer Camps 2023

It's time to start planning your Summer!  Rochester Summer Camp Dates for this year:

Golf - May 22-25 Grades K-9

Girls Basketball - May 30- June 2 Grades 4-8

Boys Basketball - June 19-22  Grades 3-8

Softball - June 12-15  Grades 3-8

Soccer - June 5-8  Grades K-8

Football - June 5-7  Grades K-8

Track - May 23-26  Grades K-6

Volleyball - July 11-13  Grades 3-8

Registrations open March 15th on GOFAN.  

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.

PAC Summer Camps

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 bbauser@rochester3a.net  Initial registration will be for Rochester School District students first before opening registration to the general public.


Preschool Screenings for 23-24 school year

See attached flier for Pre-K screening information

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:

March Menu



Rocket Line - Donut Holes & Sausage

Corner Crust Pizza - Pepperoni & Sausage

Custom Bros Grill - Bacon Cheeseburger

Salad Bar


Rocket Line - Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup

Corner Crust Pizza - Hawaiian

Custom Bros Grill - Corn Dog

Salad Bar