Preventing Summer Slide or Brain Drain

Preventing Summer Slide or Brain Drain   Larry Watters, Principal Parkside Elementary   “Summer Slide”, or “Brain Drain” as some call it, is the loss of learning due a decline in educational activities over the summer months. Studies over the past one hundred years show that students score lower on standardized tests at the end […]

High school student completes intensive marine science program at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab

Charlie Cilek, a student at Rockford High School, traveled to the Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL) on Dauphin Island, Ala. to participate in DISL’s month-long residential high school marine science course. While there, Cilek lived on campus and participated in over 150 hours of supervised academic activities. During the intensive program, the students were introduced […]

Kids Rock at Krause Memorial Library

A group of kids from Krause Memorial Library’s summer program “KIDS ROCK” happened to be at library on Monday, June 17. “We were able to take advantage of the Egyptian Pyramid Dig presentation!  Here they are sporting their garb made at the library!” said Jane Downs, Director Rockford Preschool and Child Care Services.

Three times as many RHS students will earn college credit

Lisa Jacobs, Executive Director Community Services   Starting in the fall of 2013, the Rockford Public Schools will partner with Ferris State University to pilot a new option for high school students to earn high school credit as well as college credit. These classes, called concurrent enrollment courses, are actual Ferris State University courses. The […]

Presentation of the Class of 2013

Dan Zang, RHS Principal   RHS recently celebrated our 2013 commencement ceremony. The Class of 2013 is a tremendous group who now move on to spread their wings. Below you will find excerpts from this year’s graduation speech. Mrs. Hillman, board of Education President…. It is, with great honor that I present to you the […]