Thursday, March 7, 2024

Good Morning Students, Parents and Staff!

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Looking Ahead

3 /8  11:15 Dismissal - SIP Day 

3/11 No School

3/13 - 3/15 ISA Testing in Science classes

3/18 - 3/20 IAR Testing

4/1 - 4/5 Spring Break

4/20-4/21 RJHS Play - Shrek Jr.

Double Routes 3-7-24

Bus #14

*All transportation questions need to be directed to the Bus Garage (217)498-9834

Band Pizza Fundraiser THIS SATURDAY:

We need your help, band students and families! Help us assemble pizzas THIS Saturday, March 9th  in the Rochester United Methodist Church gymnasium (555 S Walnut, Rochester) @ 8 am. Pizzas will be ready to bake or freeze.  All volunteers come to the RUMC gymnasium with a baseball cap at 8:00 am.  Customers will NOT come to the church to pick up their pizzas. The band student you ordered from will deliver them. Questions can be directed to Lydia Hicks @ lhicks101505@gmail.com

RJHS Student Council Service Project

The RJHS student council is starting a service project where they will be making blankets to donate to local organizations who could benefit from them.  If anyone would be willing to donate fleece fabric size 6 foot X 6 foot or larger, the student council would greatly appreciate it.  Please contact Mrs. Jett with any questions.

RHS Girls Golf 2024

If you are interested in going out for the 2024 RHS Girls Golf team come out to Back 9 on March 10th.  You will have a chance to get information and see if this is something you would be interested in participating in for next year.  

RHS Girls Golf Fall 2024

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.

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.


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.


March Menu



Rocket Line - Biscuits & Gravy

Corner Crust Pizza - Meatball

Custom Bros Grill - Bacon Cheeseburger


No Lunch Early Dismissal