Social Media and Children

Social Media and Children   Kelly Amshey, Assistant Principal, ERMS   Children and young adults today live in a different world than the one that their parents knew growing up. Technology is central to their education, access to information, and ability to communicate. One aspect of the era of technology that is critical for parents […]

Schools for profit or principles

Schools for profit or principles   Randall Sellhorn, Board of Education Treasurer   Being a school board trustee has been a concurrent career for me. By vocation I work for a national insurance company. By choice my career of significance is being an advocate for the students attending our community schools. I read a great […]

Michigan Department of Education’s Scorecard Changes in Measuring Accountabilit

  As part of the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001, Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) was created as a way to measure educational standards within public schools. In Michigan, AYP measured year-to-year student achievement on the MEAP for elementary and middle schools and the Michigan Merit Examination (MME) for high schools. Other […]

Welcome to the 2013-14 school year!

  Michael S. Shibler, Ph.D. Superintendent of Schools   The 2012-13 school year was a fantastic year for our students, staff and community. Our students excelled in the classroom, on stage and on the athletic field. Their accomplishments could not have happened without the comprehensive involvement of the RPS staff, parents and community. Thank you! […]

“The N.F.L. Comes to Rockford”

by Blake R. Bowman Principal, Meadow Ridge Elementary   Most people have to wait until September for the return of the N.F.L. For a long eight months of the offseason, fans have to wait for the excitement of crisp autumn Sunday afternoons. The players don’t take those months off. They’re busy honing their skills so […]