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 […]

Three times as many RHS students will earn college credit

Lisa Jacobs, Executive Director Community Services   Starting in the fall of 2013, the Rockford Public Schools will partner with Ferris State University to pilot a new option for high school students to earn high school credit as well as college credit. These classes, called concurrent enrollment courses, are actual Ferris State University courses. The […]

Presentation of the Class of 2013

Dan Zang, RHS Principal   RHS recently celebrated our 2013 commencement ceremony. The Class of 2013 is a tremendous group who now move on to spread their wings. Below you will find excerpts from this year’s graduation speech. Mrs. Hillman, board of Education President…. It is, with great honor that I present to you the […]