Encouraging a Safe and Positive Learning Environment

Kelly Amshey, ERMS Assistant Principal Each day, schools around the nation buzz with the activity of children and young adults. Schools are exciting, filled with rigorous academic activities, engaging lessons, and countless social interactions.  Schools are also challenging: academically, organizationally, and socially.   In any given day, no two students have the exact same experience, but […]

Crestwood Kids Connect to the Greater Community ~ Kids’ Helping Kids

The 400 kids at Crestwood Elementary have been working all year on a Service Learning Project studying the theme of Hunger and Homelessness. The essential question for learning has been, “How can we make a difference?”   Crestwood chose Kids’ Food Basket, which has a parallel theme to Crestwood’s “Kids Helping Kids!” Kids’ Food Basket (KFB) […]

April is Autism Awareness Month: ASD Peer to Peer Support at Parkside Elementary

Larry Watters Parkside Elementary Principal In the past year Parkside Elementary has welcomed the elementary regional autistic program and the rewards have been great. Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurological disorder that affects the functioning of the brain. It impacts the normal development of the brain in the areas of social interaction and communication […]

When Kids Don’t Want to Read

Do you have kids who compare having to read to getting shots at the doctor’s office? Sometimes we have to creatively adjust this attitude with new ideas, providing motivation and modeling to encourage our kids to become lifelong readers.   As parents, we are responsible for assisting our kids with tasks they don’t necessarily find […]

School Beat

Dear Rockford Community and RPS Staff:   On May 5, 2015, Michigan voters will have an opportunity to vote on a “Safe Roads” ballot proposal that will amend the State constitution and provide $1.2 billion a year to repair and renovate Michigan roads and highways. The purpose of my article is to provide voters with […]