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June 30, 2011 // 0 Comments

An Honest Teacher Evaluation by BLAKE R. BOWMAN Dad and Principal, Lakes Elementary School I was given the opportunity to write this article because I am the principal at Lakes Elementary School, but the inspiration to write this article comes because I am a father at Lakes, too. I’m in a unique position to examine education from two very unique perspectives. I can [...]

EDUCATION BLACKBOARD

June 16, 2011 // 0 Comments

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 for today’s Twitter-savvy [...]

EDUCATION BLACKBOARD

June 2, 2011 // 0 Comments

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 from the Rockford Public [...]

SCHOOL BEAT

May 26, 2011 // 0 Comments

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 then, the Department of [...]

School Beat

May 19, 2011 // 0 Comments

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 [...]
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