School Beat

School Beat

April 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

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 the facts regarding this proposal so you can make [...]

Great Expectations

March 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

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 be commended for that [...]

AdvancEd – A Return to Rockford Public Schools

March 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

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, 2015. This was [...]

The Disappearing Multi-Sport Athlete

March 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

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 to focus on one sport. [...]

Are We Safe?

February 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

I vividly remember sitting in my father’s recliner, bored, and flipping through channels to entertain myself. I had undergone shoulder surgery four days prior and was at home recovering while my peers were in school. I was in the final semester of my senior year at Rockford High School. It was April 20th, 1999, and my channel surfing ceased when I came across a local [...]
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