School Beat — December 23, 2009

Rockford Public Schools’ libraries are places of opportunity by CINDY KITZROW Director of Library and Media Services Rockford libraries are the cornerstone of our school community. We are the learning hub and integral to the teaching and learning for Rockford Public Schools (RPS) students. We provide teachers and students with a full range of print […]

Education Blackboard — December 23, 2009

Mrs. Grifhorst’s class from Crestwood Elementary School poses for a group picture on the steps of the Michigan Supreme Court building in Lansing.

Students see government at work Over 90 fourth-grade students, teachers and parents from Crestwood Elementary School were able to see our government at work first hand as they traveled to Lansing for their annual government field trip. The trip gave the students a chance to see how our three branches of government—the executive, legislative and […]

School Beat — December 17, 2009

The Good, the bad, the ugly by MICHAEL S. SHIBLER, Ph.D. Superintendent of Schools The Good—This fall, Rockford’s marching band took third place in the state in Division I competition. This is the strongest rating our marching band has ever earned in recent history. Congratulations! Several of our athletic teams won district and regional championships. […]

School Beat — December 3, 2009

Student Assistance Team helps struggling students by TOM HOSFORD Assistant Principal, Rockford High School Our Rockford Public Schools take great pride in the success of our students. Our community should be proud of the numerous awards Rockford students receive for their success in the classroom. We should be equally as proud of the success and […]

Rockford High School student awarded scholarship

Ed-Quillan

Crystal Quillan of Rockford has been awarded a scholarship by the Two Ten Footwear Foundation. She was chosen from more than 500 applicants to this year’s program, and has decided to use the award to attend Central Michigan University. The Two Ten Footwear Foundation Scholarship Program was established in 1969 to provide need-based scholarships to […]