ROCHESTER HIGH SCHOOL

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Friday, September 22, 2017

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NEW TODAY AT RHS

Attention RHS Students! Next week is SPIRIT WEEK! Make sure to show your school spirit by dressing up every day! If you see anybody that deserves recognition for a costume, let the ROCKET YEARBOOK staff know! We will send you a QUICK Google Form each day to complete in your first block class. You will vote for the top 3 people who are the BEST DRESSED in your class! Take pictures & send them to Ali Jostes ajostes19@rockets.rochester3a.net. GO ROCKETS!

GENERAL INFORMATION

SPIRIT WEEK

Homecoming spirit week is next week! The days are as follows….

Monday - (9/25) American Day

Tuesday - (9/26) Music Genre day

Wednesday - (9/27) Hawaiian Day

Thursday - (9/28) Decade day

Freshman- 1950

Sophomore- 1960

Junior-1970

Senior-1980

Friday - (9/29) Orange and blue

ROCKETWEAR SALE

The Junior High PTO is conducting its annual Rocketwear sale!!  Show your school spirit and get your one-of-a-kind Rocketwear apparel and specialty items. Who doesn’t love online shopping!  Ordering can be done online at the link below.  Orders are due by October 15 and the approximate delivery date is November 1. https://stores.inksoft.com/rochester_jr_high_fundraiser

Please read through the directions on the home page and then click on the “SHOP” tab at the top of the page.  Many items have several color choices, so please click on each items drop down button to see color choices. Rocketwear will be on display at the EC-1, RIS and JH starting Monday.  The displays are a good opportunity to decide which size may work best.  For any questions, please email Sue Tucker at imtuck@aol.com.

LEONARD BOWL APPAREL PICKUP

Leonard Bowl Orders can be picked on Oct 5th from 4:30-6pm in the JH/HS Cafeteria. If you have any questions, please contact Megan Hawkins at mhawkins@rochester3a.net 

CHEM CLUB MEETING 9/26

Anyone wishing to join Chem Club should bring $5 to Mrs. Capps by TODAY (9/22).  Our first meeting will be after school on Tuesday (9/26) in Mrs. Capps room (3157).

LIONS CLUB ESSAY CONTEST

The Rochester Lions Club, in partnership with Rochester High School, is once again offering an essay writing contest in honor of Veterans Day.  This year's theme is "Why We Honor Our Veterans."  Information and entry forms can be picked up with any RHS social studies teacher.  Deadline for essay submission is Friday, October 6th so act soon! See Mr Fitzgerald with any questions.  

VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS AUDIO ESSAY CONTEST

The Veterans of Foreign Wars is sponsoring a patriotic audio essay competition called the "Voice of Democracy."  This year's theme is "American History: Our Hope for the Future." Deadline for submission is Tuesday, October 31st.  The national grand prize is $30,000.  See Mr. Fitzgerald for entry forms and information.

HOMECOMING DANCE

All students at RHS are invited to attend the homecoming dance on Saturday, September 30, 2017. The dance is from 8PM-11PM in the high school cafeteria/junior high gym. Cost is $10 per person and can be paid at the door.  Students with a guest that does not attend Rochester High School should complete a form in student services.  

HOMECOMING GUEST FORMS

Any student bringing a date to homecoming that is not an RHS student, including a graduate of RHS, needs to pick up and fill out a form from Student Services. Students will not be allowed to bring their date if the form is not completed and turned in by 3:15 pm on Wednesday, September 27. No exceptions.

ATTENTION JUNIORS:

The Capital Area Education Fair will be held on Wednesday, October 4th at the Illinois State Fairgrounds.  Over 100 colleges and branches of the military will be in attendance to meet with students.  If you are interested in going, please see Ms. Rosche in Student Services by September 29th to sign up.

PSAT TEST - 10/11

The PSAT test will be given at RHS on Wednesday, October ​11th​ to any interested Junior.  This test is used to qualify students for the National Merit Scholarship Competition and is an excellent way to practice for the SAT that will be given to all Juniors in April.  College bound students should take the PSAT.  This year, the cost to students is $16. You must sign up and be paid by ​October 6​th. Please see Ms. Rosche in the Student Services office to sign up.  There are only 125 testing spots available.

2017-18 YEARBOOKS ON SALE - $10 OFF

The 2017-2018 Rocket Yearbook is on SALE now for $10 off the normal price (sale price ends 10/31/17). If you did not order your yearbook at registration, do so now by picking up an order form at Student Services or the principal's office. Orders can also be made online - www.jostensyearbooks.com It only takes 1 minute to keep your HS memories forever!

HOMECOMING PARADE

This year’s Rochester High School Homecoming Parade will be on Wednesday, September 27 at 5:00 pm. The parade will start at the Rochester Baptist Church, will run down Main Street, to North Walnut and then will end in the back parking lot at the high school. This year’s theme is Emojis. If you are interested in participating in the parade or need additional information, please contact Deena Powell at (217) 498-9761 ext. 3122 during the school day or you can email at dpowell@rochester3a.net. Parade entries should fill out a form at this link https://goo.gl/DakuPw  All parade entries need to have adult supervision and will not include political entries. There will be a monetary prize for the parade entry that best follows the parade theme and displays school spirit.

ATHLETICS

GOLF RESULTS

The Lady Rocket golfers traveled to Greenview Thursday night playing Auburn, PORTA and QND. The girls were 2nd with a 184. Leading the Rockets with a career low 40 was Junior Macey Flynn. Chipping in with a 42 was Freshman KARLIE Schnepp while Sophomore Katie Dorman had 49. Senior Kayleigh Blaney added a 53.

COLLEGE/ MILITARY VISITS

SEPTEMBER

25 - Army

28 - Vanderbilt

OCTOBER
2 - Quincy & Millikin
3 - Lewis University & U of I

5 - Army & Hannibal Lagrange University

6 - Monmouth
10 - St. Ambrose
11 - U Chicago & St. John's School of Nursing
12 - SEMO & UMSL
13 - Bradley
16 - EIU & SIUE
17 - Rockford University
23 - SLU & Truman

PARENT INFORMATION

HOMECOMING CHAPERONES NEEDED

The RHS student council is looking for chaperones for the homecoming dance. The dance is Saturday, September 30  from 8-11. The dance is in the cafeteria/ junior high gym. Please contact Mrs. Leonard at rleonard@rochester3a.net if you’d like to help.

ATTENTION SENIOR PARENTS

Do you remember your son or daughter's first day of school? It may seem like yesterday, but your student will be graduating high school very soon. How do you express just what this time together has meant to you? How about purchasing a Recognition Ad in the yearbook? It is a great way to say "I love you and I'm proud of you" as well as share favorite childhood photos and memories.

Yearbook Recognition “Happy” Ads are on sale now. The deadline to order is Monday, January 15, 2018. This is a unique opportunity to send a message which will bring a smile to your student's face over and over throughout the years. In addition, recognition ads are a fundraiser for the yearbook program at our school. Through your support we can continue to produce a book that students love while keeping the cost affordable. Because you must order your recognition ad through RHS (not Jostens), please see the attached letter and form. If you have any questions, please contact Ms.Starr (astarr@rochester3a.net). ​

MAX DOLLARS FOR EDUCATION

Help our school earn $$ by using your Max Card each time you shop at County Market! It’s easy - just register your card at the link below (you must register even if you registered last year). If you don’t have a Max Card, you can get one at any County Market. THANK YOU for supporting RHS!

Registration Link

LUNCH

Friday’s Menu

Rocket Line:  Meatball Sub

Corner Crust Pizza: Veggie Pizza

Custom Brother’s Grill:  Corn Dog

Monday’s Menu

Rocket Line:  Steak Fingers

Corner Crust Pizza: Taco Pizza

Custom Brother’s Grill:  Spicy Popcorn Chicken/ Boneless Wings

Week at a Glance

Sep. 22                “A” Day

                        Mid-Quarter First Quarter

Football @ Jacksonville:  7:00 pm

Sep. 23                Boys Golf Sangamon Cty Tournament:  Lincoln Greens 9:00 am

                        Cross country @ SHS Invite Lincoln Park:  9:45 am