U.S.M.C. Graduation

Dan Zang, RHS Principal   One of the many exciting things I get to do each year is to organize the high school graduation ceremony. The ceremony is the culmination of our students’ journey through their K-12 learning experience. I always enjoy the excitement just before the ceremony begins. There is so much energy in […]

School Beat July 25, 2013

Jamie Hosford Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources   Rockford Public Schools has perhaps one of the strongest parent volunteer networks of any school district in the county. The amount of volunteering in our schools by parents, grandparents, friends, students, Board members and community members is one of the reasons why our district is so successful […]

Back-to-Back program seeks participants

Plans are underway for the second Rockford French Back-to-Back Program (FB2B), a unique cultural exchange offered to middle school students attending either East or North Rockford Middle School. FB2B is a reciprocal exchange lasting 2-3 weeks in each country, where American students will correspond and exchange with a group of French students of similar age/grade […]

Beyond the Rock takes first and second places PSA contest

The Beyond the Rock team participated again this year in the annual Distracted Driving Public Service Announcement (PSA) contest. This contest, put on each year by the Kent County Sheriff’s Department, seeks to use healthy competition to get across a powerful message. This year, students had the option to choose between two slogans around which […]

Helping our students become global citizens

Lissa Weidenfeller, NRMS Principal The world is shrinking everyday due to increases in technology and transportation and becoming worldly citizens is becoming increasingly important. Traveling with school groups is an invaluable experience and something that teaches skills and builds on classroom knowledge. Not only does student travel add another dimension to their traditional classroom experiences […]