School Beat

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 [...]

Setting High Expectations

January 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

By: Lissa Weidenfeller, Principal North Rockford Middle School A key to student success is the belief that all students can learn. Not only does the staff need to believe that, but the students need to believe that themselves. Regardless if a school is urban, rural, low income, middle-class, culturally diverse, research has discovered one common theme—high expectations [...]

Social Media and Children

September 19, 2013 // 0 Comments

Social Media and Children   Kelly Amshey, Assistant Principal, ERMS   Children and young adults today live in a different world than the one that their parents knew growing up. Technology is central to their education, access to information, and ability to communicate. One aspect of the era of technology that is critical for parents to discuss with their [...]

Schools for profit or principles

September 19, 2013 // 0 Comments

Schools for profit or principles   Randall Sellhorn, Board of Education Treasurer   Being a school board trustee has been a concurrent career for me. By vocation I work for a national insurance company. By choice my career of significance is being an advocate for the students attending our community schools. I read a great deal about business activity around the [...]
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