Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Good Morning Students, Parents and Staff!


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Looking Ahead:

10/18 - RJHS/RHS Choral Concert * TONIGHT *

10/20 - Leadership Conference 

10/20 - Honor Band at GMS

10/24 - 10/28 Red Ribbon Week

10/28 - Into the Woods school preview

10/29 - Into the Woods - 7:00 p.m.

10/30 - Into the Woods - 2:00 p.m.

Choir Concert *TONIGHT*

Come hear the choirs sing at the Fall Choral Concert Tuesday, October 18, 2022 in the Fine Arts Auditorium.  The Junior High Concert begins at 6 p.m. and features the 7th Grade Chorus, 8th Grade Chorus, Jr. High Jazz Choir, and Combined Choirs.  There will also be a preview from the cast of the Jr. High Musical INTO THE WOODS, JR.  The Senior High Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and features the Concert Choir and Madrigals.  The concert will conclude with the announcement of the Spring musical.  Come out and support the Rochester Choral Music Department.


RJHS Wrestling

For any student that is interested in junior high wrestling, there will be an informational meeting with Coach Stevens on Thursday, October 20 at 2:45 in the North Commons. Please sign out with your elective or study hall teacher and report to the North Commons. If you have any questions, you can reach out to Coach Stevens at jstevens@rochester3a.net.

Red Ribbon Week 

Next week is Red Ribbon Week! We are recognizing the week with some activities and dress up days. Plan for the following: 

Monday-Sports Day. Be a good sport and don't do drugs

Tuesday-Wear Red. Don't do drugs plain and simple. 

Wednesday-Career Day. Don't let drugs ruin your future. (dress for your future dream job)

Thursday-Anything but a backpack day. Don't let drugs weigh you down. Get creative, bring your things in anything BUT a backpack. 

Friday-Orange and Blue day: Don't let drugs steal your rocket fuel. 

Rocket Color Blast 5k Junior Prom Fundraiser 

Late Registration:

If you would like to participate in the Rocket Color Blast 5k but missed the sign up you still can! 

Please bring $20 (exact change or check --made out to RHS Junior Class 2024) to the 5k event this Sunday, October 23rd at the Rochester Community Park on the JFL Football Fields. 

Late Registration will get you into the race and color blasted -- Tshirt's NOT included so please wear your own white shirt! 

Late Registration will open at 12pm with Race starting at 1pm.  

Any questions please contact Alex Wagner (awagner@rochester3a.net) or Sam Gumble (sgumble@rochester3a.net) 

Let's have a Blast Rockets! 


RJHS Rocket Gear - Annual PTO Fundraiser 

The Rochester Junior High is having their annual fundraiser.  They will be selling Rocket apparel click the link below to order. Store is open till Midnight on October 30.



Double Bus Routes 10-18-22

RJHS riders for Bus #4, #7 & #19 need to wait in the HS/JH cafeteria until your bus comes to pick you up and take you home.

Bus #4 PM - Ran by Bus #12 PM

Bus #7 PM - Ran by Bus #15 PM

Bus #19 AM & PM - Ran by Bus #2 PM

*Any transportation changes need to be made before 2:00, so we can get students where they need to go. 



Rocket Football Food Drive 

Rocket Food Drive ~ Team up with the Rockets and 1450 for the annual Stuff the Trailer Food Drive.  Join us in collection items Oct 14-21st



Parent Teacher Conferences 

The portal is open to sign up for the final parent teacher conference in November.

The last Parent/Teacher Conference will be held for RJHS on Wednesday, November 2 from 3:30 - 8:30 p.m. Conferences will be held virtually or in person (if requested) this fall. Parents should use their Skyward Family Access to schedule a 15-minute appointment with their student’s teachers that they would like to visit with about their student.  

After scheduling your conference(s), parents will be sent a link by the teacher for each meeting via their email. Directions on how to schedule a conference can be found here. If you have any questions, please contact Christie Jones at 217-498-9761, Ext. 1002 or cjones@rochester3a.net.  



Lunch Notifications

The low lunch balance alerts have been reactivated for all families.  You will get an alert when your lunch balance is below $5.00.  If you choose to shut off the alert, you will no longer receive messages from Skyward or Thrillshare.



Lunch Menu:

October Menu



Rocket Line - Cheese Ravioli

Corner Crust Pizza - BLT Pizza

Custom Bros Grill - Curly Fries

Salad Bar - Taco



Rocket Line - Meatloaf 

Corner Crust Pizza - Chicken Bacon Ranch

Custom Bros Grill - Bosco Sticks

Salad Bar - Fried Chicken