School Beat

Find quality time in the summer

July 23, 2009 // 0 Comments

by SHARON WELLS Principal, Parkside Elementary School  My college roommates live in several different states and we try our best to see each other at least once a year. As we cram our time together into a short weekend in a central location, we all rush to share the latest events of our lives, from family news to updates on our jobs and interests. We joke with each other [...]

Learning through travel

July 9, 2009 // 0 Comments

by MICHAEL HIBBELN, PrincipalRoguewood Elementary School With the school year behind us, summer break serves as a time to relax and regroup for many of our families and students. With all that our Rockford community has to offer, students have many opportunities to spend their summer days close to home. Perhaps it is a canoe trip down the Rogue, or a visit to one of the [...]

Reach for the world, read!

July 2, 2009 // 0 Comments

by CINDY KITZROW Director of Library and Media Services Each year the Rockford Public Schools’ (RPS) reading specialists and library staff have a tradition of promoting summer reading. The theme for the 2009 Summer Reading Program is “Reach the World… Read.” The primary purpose of the program is to encourage students to read throughout the summer. [...]

School Beat — June 25, 2009

June 25, 2009 // 0 Comments

Addressing teens’ cell phone use by DAN WARREN, Principal East Rockford Middle School We have arrived at a place in our lives where we are instantly connected to each other through technology. It only takes a few seconds for us to connect for a conversation with just about anyone in just about any place in the world. We are communicating through personal technology [...]

School Beat – June 18, 2009

June 18, 2009 // 0 Comments

Laura Featherston Have a safe, enjoyable summer vacation! by LAURA FEATHERSTON Trustee, Board of Education I can’t even believe it. As I write this, there are only five days of school left. It is such a trite thing to say, but it seems like just last week we had our welcome back assembly for the staff, the first day after Labor Day was fast approaching and I was [...]
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