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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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February 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

National School Boards Association Advocacy Institute 2015 Update By Laura Featherston, Secretary Rockford Public Schools Board of Education Last week, Carol Hillman (School Board Treasurer) and I joined nearly 800 school board and state school board association leaders in our nation’s capital to advocate for strong public schools for all students. We were in [...]

Smart Snacks in Schools

February 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

By John Henry- Food Service Director, Rockford Public Schools. This past July, school districts across the country were required to follow the “Nutritional Standards” that are required by The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, signed into law by President Obama for all foods sold during the school day, not just the School Lunch Program, which has always had strict [...]
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