Rochester Junior High School

3 Rocket Drive

Rochester, IL  62563


Today is March 22, 2018

Just a reminder that the March PTO meeting is scheduled for tonight, March 21 at 7 PM at the junior high office.

Rochester Education Foundation

Please join us for some TRIVIA to help support the Rochester Education Foundation.  Our annual fundraiser will be held on Friday, April 13th at the Firefighters club in Springfield.

Click on the link above to visit our web page for all the information you need to purchase tickets, donate silent auction items or be a sponsor for the big event!

Thank you for supporting the Rochester School District!

There will be a meeting in the Jr. High gym, at 7:30 Friday morning (3/23), for any girl interested in playing 8th Grade Girls Basketball

Girls who are going to be freshman next year and are interested in playing basketball.  There is a sign up sheet and information in the Junior High Office.

It's that time of year ... yearbook orders!

Order forms have been sent out and additional forms are available from Mr. Firebaugh.  Yearbooks can also be purchased online at with the code 22911T.  The yearbooks are full color and will be handed out during the last days of school in May.  The cost is $18 and orders are due by April 4.


7th & 8th Grade Cheerleading Tryouts

Sign up in the office and then come join us Monday, April 16th  for an informational meeting and open gym after school at the RES 2-3 building. Parents do not attend this meeting on Monday. A parent meeting will be scheduled after tryouts.

All participants will ride the shuttle buses over to the 2-3 building. Official tryouts will be held on Thursday.  

In order to tryout you must have the following completed and turned in:

Current physical on file with the athletic office. If you have a question regarding your student's physical, please contact Angie Butler at

When: Monday, April 16th - Thursday, April 19th

                            Time: after school until 5:00

Where: RES 2-3 building

Please wear a plain white t-shirt and navy black shorts to all week.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me, Mrs. Jenkins at

2018-2019 Poms Tryouts

Tryouts for the 2018-2019 High School and Junior High School Rocket Poms will be held at Rochester Elementary 2-3 building April 9th - April 13th.  Clinics for junior high applicants will begin around 3:30 p.m. and will dismiss at 5:30 p.m. Clinics are closed to spectators. Tryouts will be judged on Friday, April 13th. More specific details will be discussed on April 9th with the team candidates. Application packets are now available on Coach Kramer's website and will soon be in the RJH and RIS offices. 4 teacher recommendations are required. Current 6th and 7th graders are encouraged to audition for the junior high team. Contact Coach Kramer at with questions and scheduling conflicts.

2018-2019 RHS Cheerleading Tryouts

Sign up in the junior high office.

A mandatory parent meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 3rd at 5:30pm in the high school commons. Clinics will be Wednesday, April 4th and Thursday, April 5th after school until 5pm in the MPR. Tryouts will be Friday, April 6th starting at 4pm in the MPR.

Please make sure you have a current physical on file before tryouts. If you have a questions regarding your physical, please contact Angie Butler at

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Coach Wagner ( ( or Coach Greer.

Summer Sports Camp Registration
Sport Camp Registration is now open on the school's website 8to18.  Below is an attachment with a link to the website with camp information/registration.  The deadline to register and pay for the camps is May 18. (The only exception to this is Girls Golf, which has a deadline of May 11)  The link can also be assessed through the district website by selecting "Programs and Activities" and then clicking the link for "Summer Sports Camps".  If you have any questions please contact Angie Butler at    Summer Camps 2018 Info.docx

School Supply Kits

The Rochester Junior High PTO will be offering the Schoolkidz supply kits for next school year.  These kits include most everything your student will need besides a backpack and gym shoes.  Information forms will be coming home soon with your students!  This program is completely optional and the PTO does pass most of the discount it receives onto you.

All ordering will be online for the kits.  Orders must be placed by April 16th.  Kits will be available for pick up at the registration event in August.  Orders received by March 30th with be entered into an early bird drawing for a $50 gift card to Razzo's or Pub House 29.  We will pick 2 winners!  

Please remember to order the kit for the grade your student will be in next year (i.e. they are a current 3rd grader, you will order a 4th grade kit).  Please pay attention to boy/girl for some grade levels.  Also as a way to decrease cost the 6th & 8th grade kits do not include the calculator required (because they should have them from 5th & 7th grades), if your child needs a new one don't forget to add it.   Code: 15879

Please email with any questions!