Michigan Department of Education’s Scorecard Changes in Measuring Accountabilit

  As part of the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001, Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) was created as a way to measure educational standards within public schools. In Michigan, AYP measured year-to-year student achievement on the MEAP for elementary and middle schools and the Michigan Merit Examination (MME) for high schools. Other […]

Rockford Education Foundation welcomes new board members

The Rockford Education Foundation (REF) has named Duncan Purvis and Erin Wenger to its Board of Trustees. They replace REF Trustees Theresa Webb and Marianne McWatters, who retired from the board this summer. Erin is honored and excited about being a Trustee for the REF. She is currently works part-time and is the mother of […]

Odyssey of the Mind is gearing up for a new season of creativity

Rockford has long held a tradition of creative, spontaneous hard working Odyssey of the Mind teams, led and supported by our encouraging community and this season Odyssey is ready to make another exciting and creative run to World Finals held at Iowa State University! To hear all the details – how, when, why and more. […]

Middle school students travel to Costa Rica

By: Clare Adamus, NRMS Spanish Immersion Teacher Lissa Weidenfeller, NRMS Principal   For the first time in Rockford’s Spanish Immersion Program, Maestra Clare Adamus, Principal Lissa Weidenfeller, and parent chaperones Christopher Gluth and Dr. John Hoyle accompanied fifteen students ranging in age from 11 to 13, the district’s youngest students to travel abroad, to participate […]

Welcome to the 2013-14 school year!

  Michael S. Shibler, Ph.D. Superintendent of Schools   The 2012-13 school year was a fantastic year for our students, staff and community. Our students excelled in the classroom, on stage and on the athletic field. Their accomplishments could not have happened without the comprehensive involvement of the RPS staff, parents and community. Thank you! […]