School Beat — October 14, 2010

Quality Schools, Quality Community… Together Building a Tradition of Excellence  by MICHAEL S. SHIBLER, Ph.D. Superintendent of Schools Rockford Public Schools  The above statement has been an important part of the Rockford Public Schools (RPS) logo for over 20 years. Not only is the declaration true, it is ongoing with no ending point—we live it […]

Education Blackboard — School Beat — October 7, 2010

When students give back… It’s a wonderful thing! by Tom Hosford Assistant Principal, Rockford High School Our school system is blessed to have incredibly talented students roaming the hallways from the time they are in kindergarten to the time they graduate from high school! Their achievements stretch from the rigors of the classroom and athletic […]

This weekend the Rockfrd Area Historical Society is still offering the Make It Take It Scarecrow Event. Pictured are Brian and Amber with children Macy, 7, Andrew, 5, and Caleb, 4. They are all from Rockford.

Pictured in the photo are:  Abigail Blanchard, Anna Bos, Dylan Bronkema, Evan Bruin, Cyril Casapao, Andrew Christensen, Luke Counterman, Julie Daukss, Nicole Feinauer, Zachary Forrester, Lauren Girard, Michael Greko, Molly Grettenberger, Eric Henderson, Bethany Hicks, Bethany Joseph, Stephen Knape, Joseph Kropiewnicki, Rebecca Manshaem, Devon McAvoy, Chloe McColgan, Colin McWatters, Zackary Nelson, Timothy Newberger, Cody Normington, Caitlin Orzechowski, Jonathan Panzer, Haley Pilgrim, Shannon Pinner, Caleb Post, Alexander Quinn, Gabriel Reitemeier, Christine Scales, Alexander Stembaugh, Sarah Strozeski, Sarah Verbrugge, Peyton Wells, Jessica Winkels

 Thirty-seven seniors at Rockford High School scored 30 or better on the college entrance exam. Congratulations to all students as they now decide which college is the right fit for them! Rockford consistently has many students score 30 or higher on their ACT test – last year, over 30 students also scored 30 or higher. […]

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 […]