Shibler receives glowing review in 22nd year

The Rockford Board of Education issues the following summary of Superintendent Dr. Shibler’s performance evaluation, conducted on Monday, March 14, 2011: This year, Dr. Shibler will complete his 22nd year as Superintendent of Rockford Public Schools. As in previous years, Dr. Shibler received an excellent evaluation from the Board of Trustees continuing his professional and […]

Hope College announces fall Dean’s List

To be named to the Dean’s List at Hope College, a student must have a minimum 3.5 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. The following students have recently been named to the Dean’s List for the first semester of the 2010-11 school year. Belmont students include junior Laura McCambridge, senior Nicole Buccella, senior Brett May […]

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Lessons Learned by LARRY WATTERS Principal, Parkside Elementary School There is a poem and poster entitled “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten” by Robert Fulghum that I had hanging in my classroom years ago. Some of the significant instructions Fulghum had listed on the poster include: “Share everything. Play fair. Don’t […]

River Valley Academy Benjamin Andrew Enter, an Example in Excellence

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Friendly nature and helpful attitude evident in motivated student Benjaman Andrew Enter led the River Valley Academy effort in the “Year of the Ram” by participating in painting the school’s Ram. He maintained an excellent attitude of cooperation while under a strict time schedule, helping to incorporate various design schemes into the final project. Ben’s […]

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Dr. Ryan Kelley

Common Core State Standards by DR. RYAN KELLEY Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum Rockford Public Schools We continue to witness the impact of the challenging economic times upon our families, friends and neighbors. Many experts believe that the primary method to improve the economy is to have a higher educated workforce. A workforce that possesses the […]