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 […]

Great Expectations

I am continually impressed by the academic performance of the students at Rockford Public Schools. You won’t read about their accomplishments in the Grand Rapids Press or on MLive, unless it’s a MEAP scorecard. Occasionally, you will see reference and a picture about individual student academic honors in the area weekly papers and they should […]

AdvancEd – A Return to Rockford Public Schools

By Carol Hillman, Rockford School Board Treasurer   There is not a school district anywhere that cannot be looking for continuous improvement. Rockford schools are no exception. However, we were given a true “feather in our caps” when an outside accreditation firm, AdvancEd, visited our district, arriving on January 30 and departing on February 4, […]

The Disappearing Multi-Sport Athlete

Submitted by: Tim Erickson Rockford High School Director of Athletics   Since Ohio State won the national collegiate football championship, there have been multiple reports showing that 42 of the 47 athletes that Coach Urban Meyer recruited were multiple sport athletes in high school.   In recent years there seems to be a trend by athletes […]