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SCHOOL BEAT RPS provides teachers with digital tools by MAGGIE THELEN Principal, Belmont Elementary School Gifted/Talented Coordinator Quick! In 140 characters or less, what do you think Abraham Lincoln’s advice to President Obama would be? This may seem an odd question for those of us born before 1982, but it’s nothing out of the ordinary […]

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Closing Thoughts by MICHAEL S. SHIBLER, Ph.D. Superintendent of Schools Rockford Public Schools With the end of the 2010-11 school year rapidly approaching, I would like to briefly review this past year. Senior Class of 2011 Congratulations to the 624 Rockford High School and River Valley Academy seniors who will be receiving a guaranteed diploma […]

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Why Chocolate Milk? by JOHN HENRY, Food Service Director Rockford Public Schools As the food service director for Rockford Public Schools, I listen to both students’ and parents’ nutritional questions. A lot of the questions lately have been a result of President Obama signing into law the Health, Hunger-Free Kids Act this past December. Since […]

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Parents’ Final Grade: Straight A’s! by TOM HOSFORD, Assistant Principal Rockford High School In a few short weeks, the Rockford community will complete another wonderful and successful school year! Through hard work, patience and determination, many Rockford students, staff and administrators have received state or local awards and recognition. Our district has again received “straight A’s” […]

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SCHOOL BEAT Transportation changes on horizon by JACQUIE FASE Director of Transportation Rockford Public Schools Winston Churchill once said, “There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction,” and as a transportation department we are keen on good directions. As you’ve read, Governor Synder and the state of Michigan are significantly […]