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 […]

Rockford’s Top 10 Academic Graduates Honored

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In a large school district like Rockford, earning top 10 academic honors is an incredible achievement. Rockford’s top 10 students are an example of excellence for our district. If you see any of these students in the future, congratulate them on their hard work and wish them well in their future endeavors. Rockford will be […]

School Beat, June 10, 2010

This is not my father’s classroom teacher by DAN WARREN Principal, East Rockford Middle School Certainly, many baby boomers can remember the days at school when you could convince that certain teacher to spend nearly an entire class period talking about any topic of interest other than the subject matter. Go ahead and admit it—you […]