No separation between school, community

by Adam Burkholder Assistant Principal, North Rockford Middle School  “Rockford!” What is your initial thought when you hear this? Is it schools? Is it community? Is it both? From my perspective, the two entities are synonymous—when you refer to one you are speaking of the other as well. Upon graduation from college and being hired here […]

Rockford High Schools Calie Johnson: an Example in Excellence

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Positive and driven young woman not afraid to stand up for her beliefs Cailie Johnson, 17, is the daughter of Chuck and Sheryl Johnson and sister to Ivy, 15, Madye, 13, and Mavis, 9. Cailie is considered a leader at Rockford High School, where she always has a smile on her face and is ready […]

Parkside P.R.I.D.E. Scholarship awarded

Breanna Bowen

The first Parkside P.R.I.D.E. (Promoting Responsible Ideas and Deeds Everyday) Scholarship has been awarded to Breanna Bowen, a 2010 graduating Rockford High School senior who attended Parkside Elementary School. Founded in 2002-03, this scholarship is provided by the efforts of the Parkside Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). As a long-term goal and in an effort to […]

Education Blackboard — June 17, 2010

Dr. Michael S. Shibler

Closing thoughts…  by MICHAEL S. SHIBLER, Ph.D. Superintendent, Rockford Public Schools  With the end of the 2009-10 school year rapidly approaching, I would like to make a few observations.  Senior Class of 2010 Congratulations to the 625 Rockford High School and River Valley Academy seniors who are receiving a guaranteed diploma from the Rockford Public […]

Lakes Elementary ‘s Drew Harrier an Example in Excellence

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Student has uncanny ability to make others feel good about themselves  Drew Harrier, 11, is the son of Brian and Christy Harrier and brother to Dean and Wade. Teachers describe Drew as honest and trustworthy, and say he defines the role of a model citizen through his leadership abilities. Drew always puts others first. “Drew […]