U.S.M.C. Graduation

Dan Zang, RHS Principal   One of the many exciting things I get to do each year is to organize the high school graduation ceremony. The ceremony is the culmination of our students’ journey through their K-12 learning experience. I always enjoy the excitement just before the ceremony begins. There is so much energy in […]

School Beat July 25, 2013

Jamie Hosford Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources   Rockford Public Schools has perhaps one of the strongest parent volunteer networks of any school district in the county. The amount of volunteering in our schools by parents, grandparents, friends, students, Board members and community members is one of the reasons why our district is so successful […]

Helping our students become global citizens

Lissa Weidenfeller, NRMS Principal The world is shrinking everyday due to increases in technology and transportation and becoming worldly citizens is becoming increasingly important. Traveling with school groups is an invaluable experience and something that teaches skills and builds on classroom knowledge. Not only does student travel add another dimension to their traditional classroom experiences […]

It’s summer! Go on a picnic!

It’s summer! Go on a picnic.   By John Henry Food Service Director, Rockford Public Schools   Michigan has so many fun places to go for a family picnic. What a great way to spend time with the family. One of my favorite things to do is find a remote place on a lake or […]

Preventing Summer Slide or Brain Drain

Preventing Summer Slide or Brain Drain   Larry Watters, Principal Parkside Elementary   “Summer Slide”, or “Brain Drain” as some call it, is the loss of learning due a decline in educational activities over the summer months. Studies over the past one hundred years show that students score lower on standardized tests at the end […]