School Beat — October 15, 2009

Keeping our schools safe and secure by CHARLIE BROWN Director of Security Rockford Public Schools As a result of the recent national news stories about school safety, we want to assure you that the security and well-being of our students and staff are of the most importance at Rockford Public Schools (RPS). Staff and students […]

School Beat – October 1, 2009

Freshman Center now on Twitter by DOUG VANDERJAGT Principal, Rockford Freshman Center With the information age all around us, keeping our parents and other community members informed about school building news is very important. Students are actively using all the technology they can get their hands on. Texting, blogs, Facebook, MySpace, and now Twitter—people all […]

School Beat – September 24, 2009

Help your child build for success by JULIE DEVEREAUX Principal, Meadow Ridge Elementary A good part of success in life is to be able to set goals and then be able to attain them. During a lifetime, goals will vary from being able to tie your shoes to creating a new medical cure that will […]

School Beat – September 3, 2009

Three issues demand attention, time by MICHAEL S. SHIBLER, Ph.D.  Superintendent of Schools Rockford Public Schools With the passing of each year, the summer months seem to fly by faster than in previous years even though each day of each year has the same number of minutes and hours! It is hard to believe that I […]

School Beat – August 20, 2009

What makes a good coach by TIM ERICKSON  Director of Athletics Rockford High School As I pass by the students each day, many of them greet me with, “Hey Coach!” or, “What’s up, Coach E?” Although I have not actually called the plays or paced the sidelines for several years, I still do some coaching—but now, […]