School Beat – October 1, 2009

Freshman Center now on Twitter by DOUG VANDERJAGT Principal, Rockford Freshman Center With the information age all around us, keeping our parents and other community members informed about school building news is very important. Students are actively using all the technology they can get their hands on. Texting, blogs, Facebook, MySpace, and now Twitter—people all […]

School Beat – September 24, 2009

Help your child build for success by JULIE DEVEREAUX Principal, Meadow Ridge Elementary A good part of success in life is to be able to set goals and then be able to attain them. During a lifetime, goals will vary from being able to tie your shoes to creating a new medical cure that will […]

Education Blackboard – September 17, 2009

Technology update for summer 2009  by PETER YOUNG Director of Operational Technology  On behalf of the technology department of Rockford Public Schools (RPS), I would like to thank the community for the support of the May 2008 bond issue and the difference this is making for students and staff in the district. Through the use […]

School Beat – September 3, 2009

Three issues demand attention, time by MICHAEL S. SHIBLER, Ph.D.  Superintendent of Schools Rockford Public Schools With the passing of each year, the summer months seem to fly by faster than in previous years even though each day of each year has the same number of minutes and hours! It is hard to believe that I […]

RPS launches new website, Superintendent’s Blog

“Expand use of the website for promotion and communication, including progress of May 2008 bond projects.” This is one of the Rockford Public Schools’ public relations goals outlined in RAMS VII, the district’s strategic planning tool, and district leaders believe this goal has been met with the launch of the district’s new website today. Development […]