School Beat — November 25, 2009

Bond monies support RPS fine arts programs by MIKE CUNEO Assistant Superintendent, Finance Rockford Public Schools As the construction season winds down for the fall, I would like to take this opportunity to update the community on the work completed and yet to be completed. Work has been started on five of the largest construction […]

School Beat — November 18, 2009

Look for the silver lining by JACQUIE FASE Director of Transportation “How did it get so late so soon? Its night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?” —Dr. Seuss. Generally speaking, I’m a fairly positive person. I […]

Student play a reminder of how to treat others

What if normal was weird? That was the question asked by Valley View fifth graders during a recent school assembly.  Mr. Derksen’s class put on a fabulous play written by one of the parents and led by student teacher Brad Ingersoll.  The performers showed the entire school what it would feel like to be different, […]

Crestwood premieres Rockin’ Walkin’ Pregame Bash

TARGETS—Dodgeball defenders Mr. Karel, Mr. Hoogerland and Mr. Tucker gear up to compete against students.

  As a new twist to school PTA fundraisers, the students at Crestwood Elementary participated in the school’s first Rockin’ Walkin’ Pregame Bash at North Rockford Middle School on October 2. Over $14,000 was raised by the students through pledges they received and food and activity fees. “The Crestwood PTA wanted to try a different […]

School Beat — November 11, 2009

Prepare your child to deal with life by DOUG HOOGERLAND, Principal Crestwood Elementary School Imagine your mother or father calling your college professor in hopes of learning the reason you earned a B- in Intro to Psychology, or calling your boss demanding to find out why you weren’t promoted, and then calling your dentist to find […]