Thursday, May 9, 2024

Good Morning Students, Parents and Staff!

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Looking Ahead

5/6 - 5/10 Teacher Appreciation Week

5/23 - Lock turn in/Locker clean out

5/24 - Field Day @ RJHS

5/27 - No school - Memorial Day

5/28 - Early Dismissal - 11:15 Dismissal - Last Day of School

No Breakfast Service on Friday May 10th

Due to the Senior Breakfast being held the morning of May 10th, there will be no food or beverage purchases in the cafeteria for RJHS/RHS students.

Double Routes 5-9-24

Bus #14

Bus #16

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

Artwork pick up

Please make sure that you stop by Mrs. Bell’s room to pick up your artwork.


You can pick up cheer packets in Mrs. Jones’s office.  

The 24-25 Rochester High School Cheerleading Tryouts will be held on May 7, 8 and 10.  Please check the Orange and Blue flyers posted around the school for more details! Contact Coach Shaina with any questions at sford@rochester3a.net.

 24-25 RHS Cheer Flyer

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Rocket Poms Tryouts

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 2024-2025 Rocket Poms will be held at the Rochester Elementary 2-3 building May 13th - 17th.  All girls trying out need to get on either Bus #26 or Bus #25 to get over to the 2-3 building for tryouts.

 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 Friday, May 17th. More specific details will be discussed with team candidates on Monday, May 13th. Dancers should contact Coach Kramer at dkramer@rochester3a.net to discuss scheduling conflicts.

Coach Kramer (dkramer@rochester3a.net)

RHS Student Council

Any 8th grade  student wanting to be a member of the 2024-2025 high school student council should complete the  application here by Tuesday, May 14.  Questions contact rleonard@rochester3a.net

RHS Madrigals Tryouts

Auditions for the 2024-25 Rochester High School Madrigals will be May 13-15 after school in the choir room. Any student entering grades 9-12 is welcome to audition regardless of singing experience. Interested students should click the link below for full information, audition music, and practice tracks. See Mr. Spear with any questions!

RHS Madrigals Auditions Info & Music 2024-25

30th Annual Rocket Football Golf Outing May 31st~

We will be hosting the 30th annual Rocket Football Golf Outing 

@ Lincoln Greens Golf Course May 31st! For more information on golfing, sponsorships and silent auction action during this event, Head over to rocketgolfouting.com or email rhsrocketfootball@gmail.com

Basketball Open Gyms

Open gyms will be every Wednesday and will run through October.  The open gyms will be held in the RAC from 6:00-7:00 p.m. for anyone in 3rd through 8th grade and 7:00- 8:30 p.m. for high school students and up. 

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 (UU).  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.


May Menu



Rocket Line - Pasta Bar

Corner Crust Pizza - Buffalo Chicken

Custom Bros Grill - Bacon Cheeseburger


Rocket Line - Max Cheese Sticks

Corner Crust Pizza - Taco

Custom Bros Grill - Corn Dog