Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Good Morning Students, Parents and Staff!


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Looking Ahead

3 /8  11:15 Dismissal - SIP Day ( End of 3rd Quarter)

3/11 No School

4/1 - 4/5 Spring Break

Sports this week

Feb 20-24

Wrestling Concession Sign-up: https://www.timetosignup.com/rockets1/sheet/1350609/wrestling-junior-high-2023-24

Volleyball Concession Sign-up: https://www.timetosignup.com/rockets1/sheet/1352989/jh-girls-volleyball-2023-2024

NO Double Routes 2-21-24

Dress up Days for February

Thursday, Feb. 29 - anything but a backpack day 

Junior High Cheer Tryouts 24-25 Squad

Workshops will be on

Tuesday, March 26th 3:15-5:00pm

Wednesday, March 27th 3:15-5:00pm

Tryouts will be Thursday, March 28th 3:15-5:00pm

All activities will be held in the Jr. High gym. Students, please fill out this interest form. An informational parent night will be held on Tuesday, March 19th at 5:30 in the cafeteria. It is not mandatory, but highly encouraged!

Contact Coach Luttrell at DLuttrell@rochester3a.net or Coach Rains at MRains@rochester3a.net if you have any questions.

RJHS Girls Track

RJHS girls track and field will have an informational parent meeting Tuesday, Feb 27th at 6:30pm in the cafeteria. This meeting is for all 6-8th grade girls and their parents interested in track and field this season. Regular practice will begin March 4th at 3:20 at RJHS. 

Girls track pre-season will begin this week for girls currently not in Volleyball. 

7th graders will meet on Wednesdays 

8th graders on Thursdays through the month of February. 

Workouts are completely optional and will run 3:15-4:15. See Mr. Johnson for more information.

Rochester Band Fundraiser

The Band Boosters principal fundraiser is our annual Antonio’s pizza sale. 50% of all pizza sales revenue benefits the 5th through 12th grade Rochester Band Program by funding new instruments/equipment.  To reach our revenue goal, we need to sell 1500  pizzas! (Customers are also allowed to donate money to the Band Boosters in support of the band program)  

Sales take place from February 15th through March 1st. Order forms are due March 1st to your band director

Students will come home with the forms today February 15 or Friday February 16th .  More information will also be included in an email from their band director. Questions? Contact Rochester Band Booster President- Lydia Hicks @ lhicks101505@gmail.com

RJHS Boys Track 

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

All Boys 6th-8th grade will officially start practice on Monday, March 4th. 

Central Illinois STEM Fair Tickets Available

Ticket registration is open for the 2024 Central Illinois STEM Fair, to be held Wednesday April 10 from 6-8 pm at the RAC. Last year the STEM Fair hosted 77 exhibits and attracted over 500 attendees from 20 different schools in Central Illinois.  The STEM Fair showcases locally-available STEM activities for students covering a wide range of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  Reserve your free ticket today at https://central-illinois-stem-fair.odoo.com/

*Central Illinois STEM Fair Volunteers

The Central Illinois STEM Fair planning committee is looking for parent volunteers to help with running this annual event.  No experience necessary!  The time required can be as little as one hour on the day of the event.  Jobs the day of the event include helping with ticket taking and registration at the door and helping with cleanup at the end of the day.   We also need a volunteer to help with planning the event.  The organizing committee meets once a week and handles a variety of logistics and publicity tasks that help to make this the biggest K-12 STEM event in Central Illinois.  This is a great way to learn about all the great STEM activities for students.  Please email rochesterstemfair@gmail.com if interested.

Attendance Reminder

Dr./Dentist/Ortho.  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 to a doctor excuse - AD. Remember that students get 10 parent excused absences (AE) in a school year.  After 10 they will be considered unexcused (AU).  You can have your student bring in the note to the office or you can email the note to cjones@rochester3a.net .

Mental Health Days: you are allowed 5 mental health days in a school year, but those are also part of your 10 excused absences (AE) that were mentioned above.  If 10 absences have been taken, all absences going forward will be marked as unexcused unless there is a doctor’s note for that day.


If you are interested in ordering a yearbook, they will cost $20.  You will need to go to inter-state.com/order enter code 82183K.  If you need a paper copy of instructions to order, they can be picked up in the office with Mrs. Jones.


Safe2Help is a 24/7 program for students, staff, and families to share school safety issues, find resources to get help, and find encouragement to help others.  Anyone can call to talk to a trained staff member about abuse, bullying, depression, self-injury, or suicidal thoughts for themselves or other students.  You can access Safe2Help by calling 844-4-SAFEIL, texting SAFE2(72332), or emailing help@safe2helpIL.com.


February Menu



Rocket Line - Mini Corn Dog

Corner Crust Pizza - BLT

Custom Bros Grill - Bosco Sticks


Rocket Line - Pancakes & Scrambled Eggs

Corner Crust Pizza - Meatball

Custom Bros Grill - Bacon Cheeseburger